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Good Morning Friends,Late last month in the MCC Development Update for June, we touched on the legacy maps and game type file share migration we have planned. This process will kick off on August 12, and we will be doing a one-time copy of both the game types and maps that you have uploaded to your file share so that we can begin preparing them for access in MCC later. This copy will occur for every Xbox Live account with game types and maps on its file share – content saved locally will NOT be transferred.Below is the full blurb from the Dev Blog, updated to account for game types being done first before maps, as well as with dates!

What is Happening?
This is a ONE-TIME service for bringing game types and maps from your profile’s original Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4 Xbox 360 file share to the MCC file share on Xbox One and PC. If you have maps and game type files not on your profile’s file share, they will not be migrated. Only content on your file shares in the original releases for Halo 3, Halo 4, and Halo: Reach from the Xbox 360, will be brought to MCC. These game types and maps will work on both the Xbox One and PC versions of MCC.

When is this happening?
Due to technical limitations, we will only be able to do a single pull for each file type, so we’ve separated this into two separate days – one day for game types and one day for maps. By allowing players to fill up their file share with game types during the first pull and again with maps on the second pull, players can maximize their slots and bring over as many of each file type as they can fit in their file share. The two weeks below are when we will copy the files, so be sure to have your file shares loaded on each game (Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4) well beforehand to ensure they get copied over:

  • Game Types – 10 AM PST on 8/12
  • Maps – 10 AM PST on 8/26

What do I have to do?
Load up Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4 on your Xbox 360 (or on your Xbox One via back-compat) and ensure the local files you want to copy over to MCC are uploaded to your file share before each pull. Ensure your game types are uploaded up before August 12. On the 12, please leave them there for at least 24 hours without altering so we can properly perform the copy. Then on August 13, please take some time to place your maps on your file shares before August 26.If you can’t get to your Xbox 360 or update your file share, don’t worry as the game types and maps already uploaded will still make their way to MCC.

When will I have access to my maps and game types in MCC?
Since transferring game types and maps to Xbox One and PC requires work to the current version of MCC, our intention is that they will become available when Halo: Reach releases on both platforms (with Halo 3 and Halo 4 content on PC becoming available once those titles are released). As we get closer and have a better idea of when it should land, we will share an exact date.

How will I get the maps?
There is no work required beyond uploading your files to your file share on all three games. After that, we will make sure they get to the same gamertag. Simply log into MCC on Xbox when the update drops and the maps and game types will be copied down for you. For PC players who have maps in these legacy titles you will need to load into MCC on Xbox after the update to make these available. All maps and game types that have been copied over will be found in your local files.

What about Screenshots, Films, and Film Clips?
After extensively exploring copying screenshots and videos, we were unable to find a workable solution to copy and migrate them to the new system – so unfortunately Screenshots, Film Clips, and Films will not be transferred to MCC during this process. On the plus side, we are still investigating a way bring screenshots to Halo Waypoint and make them viewable and downloadable.We are excited for this migration to happen and we look forward to bringing all the content you have created over the years into MCC. One additional piece people will be excited to learn, that with this change, we are also increasing your file share size to help you share even more content with your friends online!We will continue to talk about this more as we get closer to the deadline so that you’re up to date with the latest before we finish the process with a game update. Until then, polish up those maps and get ready!Cheers,
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