Halo: Master Chief Collection Master Chief close up

While "Halo Infinite" may be doing its best to persuade players to its side by soon kicking off campaign co-op, players have proven they’re willing to stick around "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" after 343 Industries redeemed (per IGN) the title’s initially disastrous launch. The game still sees regular updates, for better or worse, as recently seen with both in-game "Fall Guys" cosmetics and controversial mechanics respectively. However, something of real substance is on the way: 343 Industries plans to work with modders to bring back the fabled "Earth City" level showcased in E3’s 2003 "Halo 2" gameplay debut.

As if that wasn’t enough to excite die-hard "Halo" fans, the team is also looking to revive another cut stage from the series and even hopes to bring back lost vehicles and enemies too. Considering most of the content is being restored from derelict demos and scraps of information, 343 Industries and its modding partners have an ambitious, time-consuming task ahead – but it seems the developer and its secret modding team are prepared to take on the challenge in the aims of delivering the best possible "Halo" experience out there. Here’s what 343 Industries is doing to restore lost content to the "Halo" series after it sat in limbo for 18 years.