Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets Another Matchmaking Update

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343 Industries is releasing yet another patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, in a bid to sort out the myriad matchmaking issues still plaguing the game. It's what feels like the zillionth patch for the game, but there's still no sign of it being completely fixed, as it's still experiencing problems.

This latest update will focus not only upon multiplayer matchmaking, but also the user interface, campaign, controls and general stability. 343 notes that it's also continuing to work on more content updates with improvements for "matchmaking, parties, and other top community items" in the pipeline.

Other "fan-favourite" playlists like Team Snipers, Team Doubles and an objective-only playlist are on the cards, following 343 introducing Team Hardcore and Halo 4 playlists recently. Here's what you'll find in the latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection update:


  • Improved matchmaking search success rates.
  • Made an update to reduce instances of “Awaiting Privileges” matchmaking errors.
  • Made an update to ensure player counts more reliably match the expected numbers for each playlist.
  • Fixed an issue where player would sometimes appear to be searching in an incorrect “FIND GAME” screen.
  • Added countdown sound effect to the voting timer.

General Multiplayer:

  • Made several improvements to party joining through the in-game Roster.
  • Made an update to ensure that the mute icon is visible while in Matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue in Halo 4 where players could equip the same weapon as their primary and secondary weapons.

General Campaigns:

  • Made several improvements to stat tracking for Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
  • Made changes to Halo 3 and Halo 4 scoring to ensure that players are not penalized for destroying empty vehicles.

General Menu:

  • Lowered the music volume level in multiplayer menus.
  • Fixed an issue where friend emblems in roster would show up as default when exiting a game session.
  • Made updates to UI and menus to improve multiplayer status messaging, such as when a player joins your lobby.

Control Layouts:

  • Made an update to the Halo 2: Anniversary “Legacy” Stick Layout.


  • Made stability improvements across multiple titles for campaign and multiplayer.

[Via HaloWaypoint]


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US November 11, 2014

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