In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's been few things more important than staying inside and away from the rest of society. The need for social distancing has given rise to organizations like Gamers vs. COVID-19, which has been a massive force for good in raising awareness for the need for social distancing and staying clean and healthy during the pandemic.\r\n\r\nGaming companies, developers, and publishers have been doing their party as well. Plenty of companies have been offering different perks, rewards, and other ways to make our hours spent inside a bit more enjoyable. Blizzard, for example, made all of their\u00a0<em>Heroes of the Storm\u00a0<\/em>playable characters free, as well as doubling experience for everyone on the\u00a0<em>Battle for Azeroth<\/em> version of\u00a0<em>World of Warcraft<\/em>.\r\n\r\n[embed]https:\/\/twitter.com\/Halo\/status\/1245697757056286725?s=20[\/embed]\r\n\r\nIt seems that 343 Studios have decided to do something similar with their highly-anticipated releases within <em>Halo: The Master Chief Collection<\/em>. The developers have offered double experience to everyone playing the two active titles within the collection, which includes\u00a0<em>Halo: Reach<\/em> and\u00a0<em>Halo: Combat Evolved<\/em>, the first two games (chronologically by story) and the only ones to have released so far.\r\n\r\n"To help make your time inside a little more enjoyable, we've turned on Double XP globally for MCC," 343 announced on Steam. "We've doubled the amount of XP per match you can receive and doubled the amount of XP per medal earned. Please remember tow ash your hands and keep it clean."\r\n\r\nThe double experience event started about halfway through March, but it's going to be going considerably longer. 343 has made it so that the event will continue all the way through April, ending on Wednesday, April 29th.\r\n\r\nIt's fantastic to see the event going so long given that it seems we'll all still be stuck inside for the foreseeable future. Any hope of this pandemic being over soon seems to have ended, with the United States yet to hit its peak and other nations still suffering heavily, though some have shown some improvements. Making the experience buff last all the way through April is a wonderful gift to people that are trying to whittle away their time indoors.\r\n\r\n<em>Halo: The Master Chief Collection\u00a0<\/em>has received a great deal of positive feedback since its release, with\u00a0<em>Halo: Combat Evolved\u00a0<\/em>having released not too long ago. While some players report a few bugs and issues with the game's stability, it seems that most players are enjoying the titles with no issue and are looking forward to more in the near future.