Download codes for the campaign of Halo 3: ODST are currently being sent to to qualifying owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
343 Industries made the news official in an update on Halo Waypoint. "Our latest content update is now available," community manager Andy Dudynsky said. "Additionally, download codes for the Halo 3: ODST Campaign have begun to roll out to qualified players."
On top of that, an update to matchmaking is now live, adding yet another remade Halo 2 multiplayer map to the mix, Remnant, as well as two additional game modes: Team Doubles and Big Team Battle.
Initially, it was believed ODST would be rolling out Xbox One owners on May 29, but 343 Industries was quick to clarify the leaked date was merely a placeholder.
Codes for the remastered port Halo 3: ODST are being sent out specifically to those who purchased 343i's four-game compilation before December 19 of last year. However, if you don't find yourself within that qualifying bracket, the studio has confirmed you'll soon be able to purchase it through the Xbox Store for $5.
UPDATE: The Halo 3: ODST add-on for Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now live on the Xbox Store for those who aren't eligible to snag a free copy of the game.
Halo 3: ODST Experiencing Download Issues on Xbox One
While Halo 3: ODST is now available for those who own Halo: The Master Chief Collection, it appears some are having difficulty downloading and installing the game.
Several Xbox One owners on NeoGAF are reporting that once the download climbs to 99 percent, it locks up, requiring them to start the download process over again.
However, it appears others have been able to successfully download and install ODST, noting that Bungie's hidden Destiny Easter egg has been removed. For comparisons sake, here's a look at the tease from the original release:
Halo 3: ODST is a free download for those who purchased Halo: The Master Chief Collection before December 19 of last year. Those who don't meet those qualifications can still purchase the campaign add-on through the Xbox Store for $5