This page lists all downloadable patches for Halo 2 Vista.

Halo 2 Vista Update Patch #1Edit

(May 25, 2007) (File Size: 1.71MB)

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  • Removes obscure content which includes partial nudity that was included in Microsoft's initial production of Halo 2 for Windows Vista.
  • Updated to support Games for Windows Live v1.1 client.

Halo 2 Vista Update Patch #2Edit

(October 18, 2007) (File Size: 3.33MB)

  • Added support for one new resolution: 1440x900
  • Updated to support Games for Windows Live v1.2 client


  • HiredGun, a group of interns from within Microsoft, had been dissolved, after publishing two updates for Halo 2 Windows Vista.
  • As indicated from the updates, Halo 2 Windows Vista carries some incompatibilities with the Games for Windows Live client, these include Join lag/1 second game freeze. No more updates were ever published, even though it is clearly stated in Microsoft's product lifecycle that the product was still supported until October 9, 2012.