If you've dived into Halo: Combat Evolved on PC over the past couple of decades, you may have been disappointed by the visuals compared to the superior Xbox console release. Even Halo: The Master Chief Collection sports lesser visuals as a result of Gearbox's port of the game in 2003. However, hope is on the horizon as 343 Industries appears to be testing updates to increase the fidelity and improve many environments.

According to YouTube user Mini Blitz, the developer is currently flighting numerous upgrades to the graphics as part of Season 7 of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This includes improved textures, and even gameplay improvements, as players will now be able to reportedly see Jackals' shields deteriorating with every bullet.

The video shows the comparison between the original release and the insider version that is currently being tested. It's quite a noticeable upgrade, although, as Mini Blitz notes, the colours on some environments could do with being tweaked before the full launch - whenever that may be.

It may have taken roughly 18 years, but it finally appears PC players are getting the same experience console owners received back in 2001. The PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection boasts over 10 million players alone, so undoubtedly, there are going to be some happy fans with these changes.

Are you happy to see these upgrades being made to Halo: Combat Evolved on PC? Let us know below.

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