For anyone who grew up as online multiplayer games were becoming more and more easily accessible, this news will sadden just about everyone. The servers of all Xbox 360 Halo games, including Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and more, have been shut down as of today, marking the true end of an era. The silver lining? You can, of course, play them in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Shoutout to everyone who hopped on 360 Halo 3 last night, seeing everyone form truces in matchmaking games and just tbag and mess around together was truly something special, the perfect way to send out such a masterpiece pic.twitter.com/57Ck7EYglY
— Luc // HiddenXperia (@HiddenXperia) January 13, 2022
Its predecessor Halo 2 was one of the biggest blockbusters of modern gaming, but Halo 3 saw more gamers entering the online multiplayer fray than ever before. Whether it was due to video games becoming even more mainstream or developing technology making online gaming more accessible to everyone, Halo 3 would have millions of players on online matchmaking at once.
After partying up with some cool Bros for one last session of classic Halo 3 matchmaking, the servers were shut down before ours very eyes. Cheers to @Bungie, thanks for all the memories. pic.twitter.com/7dHmDhxIxI
— Tyler Axl (@Tyler_Axl) January 13, 2022
If you’re like us and you spent many a sleepless night playing with people across the world you barely knew, feel free to pour one out along with us.