The long-awaited matchmaking update for Xbox One first-person shooter Halo: The Master Chief Collection launches this evening, developer has confirmed. It will be available mid-late afternoon Pacific Time, said on Halo Waypoint. Pacific is eight hours behind UK time so we're looking at a late evening release on these shores. The patch addresses the matchmaking issues that have plagued the game since release, as well as user interface problems. Sometimes we include links to online retail stores.
Halo collection's matchmaking fix due Wednesday
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Update Now Live
The studio is working to fix these issues, but the developer also cautioned that it's currently prioritizing the launch of Halo 3 on PC ahead of fixing these lingering issues. On Xbox, acknowledged that it's aware of "performance issues" for Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo 3, and it's working toward a fix. Additionally, the studio has acknowledged issues with the pistol spread for Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer when playing at higher frame rates on PC. A preliminary fix has already been released, but the developer continues to track down issues that are persisting. You can see the full rundown of known issues below. The studio also identified new features that are in active development, some that are in the design phase, and others that are in a "backlog" and may be addressed at a later date.
Hit Registration: We started an initial investigation into this issue in June and are continuing to dive into the code around this. While this is not one of our top issues coming into our support ticket system, it has been a long-standing complaint from many in the community and we will continue to investigate, share our findings with you, and hopefully be able to flight these changes in the future. Challenges : The team is currently investigating player complaints around challenges and is working on a build update to address the following issues:. Once these issues are resolved internally, we will be preparing a game update to resolve them in the wild.
Made an update to ensure that players do not enter a non-joinable state after searching for a match. Improved matchmaking roster presentation during team creation phase to remove roster flickering. Made an update to ensure that FFA players do not appear as if they are on the red team in the pre-game lobby. Addressed a crash that could occur after searching in the Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble playlist.