Halo: The Master Chief Collection To Receive Yet Another Patch In The Coming Days



343 Industries has revealed new details on the latest patch for its beleaguered Xbox One exclusive, Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

The update is the latest in a long string of post-launch fixes for the compilation, after it launched headfirst into an array of server and matchmaking issues back in November. Now, the studio is set to further refine the multiplayer mode, with party fixes and improved matchmaking searching set to be introduced in the coming days.

Much like previous updates, it’s a hefty patch, and you can delve into the technical minutia via the patch notes below.


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

By this point, we’re struggling to keep track of the sheer amount of post-launch updates for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Nonetheless, tell us, are you still experiencing issues within 343’s troubled Xbox One exclusive?

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