Halo servers for Xbox 360 have shut down

The multiplayer matchmaking servers for the mainline Xbox 360 Halo games, including Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo 4 and Halo Reach have all been shut down.

The Halo series has a storied legacy on the Xbox 360 and many players have fond memories of long hours playing this console seller back in the day. At the height of its popularity around 2007 to 2011, Halo 3 and Halo Reach was considered the premier multiplayer online console shooter experience. Halo ODST on the other hand had one of the best PvE horde modes, Firefight.

Meanwhile Halo 4 was arguably the most impressive shooter, graphic-wise, on the Xbox 360. A full breakdown of which online features have been sunset was made available by 343 Industries, the current custodiuans of the franchise, at Halo Waypoint.

When news broke that the Xbox 360 servers were shutting down soon, old fans of the game flocked the servers for one last hurrah. Some fans went on to take their big group screenshots, while others helped each other get their final missing achievements. Quite a lot of love has been shown for the game and we can’t be more happier knowing its legacy still lives on in more up to date consoles as well as the newly released Halo Infinite.

While the game’s servers for matchmaking and multiplayer won’t be available on the Xbox 360 anymore, fans can still play multiplayer for these games on the Halo: Master Chief Collection, which collects the four mainline Halo games as well as ODST and Reach. It is available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and is part of Game Pass.