A new multiplayer option named Match Composer will be coming soon to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.
343 Industries detailed the option alongside some other updates coming to The Master Chief Collection as part of their dedication to the now four year old game. Match Composer will allow players to mix and match what games they would like to search for when playing online. Referred to as a “mix tape” matchmaking option lets you choose the amount of players, what games to include, and what game types to include when searching.
A Custom Game browser is also being implemented in the future that will allow players to simply browse all currently active game lobbies to find their preferred match.
Controller settings have also been added that are unique to each game that allow you to customize to match however you remember the game feeling on the Xbox and Xbox 360.
These features are currently going through internal testing and could become public as soon as next week. Infection will also be returning to the playlist selection with next week’s update due to Halloween being only weeks away.
Previous patches on October 3 and 10 have included some small updates across The Master Chief Collection including:
- Improvements to game stability (notably in Halo: CE campaign)
- Playlist adjustments
- Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur in Halo 4: Spartan Ops, Mission 9, Episode 1
- Updated Snipers playlist
- Update Halo 3 Team Hardcore Doubles
- Updated Team Slayer in HCE Team Arena to be to 50 kills
- Ban Hammer has been unleashed on rampant quitters
- Rank matching adjustments for high levels
- Party matching adjustments so it only forces party restrictions in ranked for teams of 4 vs other teams of 4.
Players who are actively and repeatedly quitting games are being suspended from matchmaking and 343 offers some advice on how to avoid this from happening to you:
If you are worried that this could impact you, we suggest, well, not quitting out of games. Repeatedly quitting out of matches really creates a poor experience for the rest of the players in the game. Don’t do it. If you don’t like the maps or modes being offered, spin up a custom game with the settings you enjoy (check out the “Looking for Group” feature in the Official Halo Club to find like-minded players!).
You can view what the Match Composer and controller customization options will look like when implemented below. Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched in late 2014 and has since seen many, many updates.