Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Update Targets Improved Team Balance, Faster Matchmaking

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343 Industries has released another patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, in an effort to further improve the competitive multiplayer portion of the game's matchmaking.

The Master Chief Collection launched last month. Initially it was almost impossible to get into an online match, but since then, efforts have been made to improve the situation. As it stands it's now possible to get into matches, but matchmaking is still slow and often results in uneven and unbalanced teams.

This latest patch is designed to resolve some of these lingering issues, but it's not going to make everything perfect. "Please note that while this update will improve team balance issues, we do not expect it to fully resolve uneven teams," 343 said in an update on Halo Waypoint.

An update designed to improve uneven teams is planned for next week. In the meantime you can get the latest patch notes below. The update is out now.

  • Made a change to allow for matches to start once minimum player counts are met, allowing for faster matching times.
  • Made an update to resolve issues that caused false matches to be created, which resulted in a variety of matchmaking issues, including slow matchmaking and bad session starts.
  • Streamlined the process for maintaining party continuity through the matchmaking process.
  • Made an update to the high-level matchmaking flow that will reset lobbies after each match. Moving forward, players and party leaders need to press "B" after the post-game-carnage report, and select a playlist for their next match. This flow is consistent with previous Halo titles.
  • Improved user experience through removal of non-actionable error messages. This will allow for a more seamless matchmaking flow with less interruption and confusion.
  • Improved the post-game experience to fix an issue that could result in a player getting sent to another player's lobby, rather than returning to the matchmaking screen.


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US November 11, 2014

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