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Halo Reach PC Cross-Play | Can Steam users play against Xbox Game Pass?

At long last, we’re amid the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC, which is releasing on both the Windows Store (through Xbox Game Pass if you want) and Steam. While this is great news, people do have plenty of questions, including is there Halo Reach PC cross-play? In this guide, we’ll take a look at the answer to “can Halo: MCC Steam users play against Xbox Game Pass?” Read on to discover whether or not you can play against other PC players no matter the store you bought Halo Reach from.

Halo Reach PC Cross-Play | Can Steam users play against Xbox Game Pass?

Halo Reach PC cross-play

There are a few ways in which you can purchase Halo Reach on PC. You can buy it (and play it) through either Steam or the Windows Store. Through the Windows Store, you can either buy it outright or play it through the PC version of Xbox Game Pass. What you want to know is “is there Halo Reach PC cross-play between Steam and Xbox Game Pass?” The answer, thankfully, is yes. Halo Reach Steam players will be able to play against Windows Store players.

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It won’t matter what store you bought Halo Reach from on PC, you will be able to play against players from the other when playing online. Don’t fret if you bought the game on Steam, but your friend bought it through Xbox Game Pass on the Windows Store. You will be able to play against each other. PC players, however, will not be able to play against Xbox One players, at least not for the time being.

Along with the ability to take part in Halo Reach PC cross-play, you will be able to access mission completion, playlist completion, leaderboards, career stats, medals chest, achievements, and your account level/rank progression on any and all versions of the game thanks to the Xbox Live profile.