Halo 3’s Xbox 360 servers gone forever – Fans share tributes

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Affiliate Disclosure
  • As the original Xbox 360 servers go offline forever, fans are sharing their love for the game and its community.
  • This means that all the multiplayer records that you achieved in-game over the last decade will no longer be recognized by the game. 
  • Halo 3 may be gone but it is no reason to sulk as there are other games equally as good that promise you a good time.
Final Halo 3 statement

Everything that has a beginning must come to an end. Well, it is time for Halo 3’s Xbox servers to say goodbye.

January 13 was the last day to play Halo 3 and other classics, much-loved Xbox 360 Halo games online. 343 Industries is turning off their original Xbox 360 servers as they prioritize newer games.

It’s been a good run with Halo 3

It’s not clear what the future holds for the series, but there’s certainly a lot of fond memories gamers will take away from Halo 3.

The game is also currently backward compatible with Xbox One and can be played on that console too.

It might be goodbye for Halo 3 but all the more reason to give a chance to other equally good games. Halo Infinite promises to quench your thirst if only you give it a chance. Find out more about it on our comprehensive Halo Infinite review and get to playing.

Outpour of tributes

Like other games that have had their online servers shut down, Halo 3 players have taken to the game’s message boards to share memories of their time playing.

Tributes have been pouring in as we approach the shutdown of the Xbox 360 servers. Several fans have already taken to sites like Twitter to share their favorite memories from playing the game online. 

Scott Baker from twitter wanted to have one last run before the servers went off officially.

Tristan Todd had a few sound glitches at the eleventh hour but we hope he had an epic last play.

Luc was feeling a bit sad to see Halo 3 go away.

As the curtains close down on the Halo 3 Xbox 360 servers, we hope you have had your own fair share of memories that will remind you of the bliss that was.

In the meantime, it may be a good time to get acquainted with Halo Infinite’s campaign on multiplayer for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC.

What are some of your favorite memories from Halo 3? We’d love to hear about your stories in the comments section below.

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