Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s Next Update Will Provide Matchmaking Improvements

on January 19, 2015 10:19 AM

Coming off of a troubled launch last November, 343 Industries’ various patches and updates for Halo: The Master Chief Collection have steadily improved the game into a workable state, with the latest setting its sights on providing more updates to the game’s matchmaking services.

In a new post on 343 Industries’ Halo Waypoint blog, the studio provided a new list of patch notes for the game’s latest update, including significant improvements to the matchmaking search functions and decrease in errors resulted from “awaiting privileges” messages in matchmaking.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is currently available on Xbox One – you can check out the full list of patch notes below for the latest update to The Master Chief Collection:

MATCHMAKING:

  • 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.

STABILITY:

  • Made stability improvements across multiple titles for campaign and multiplayer.
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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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