Incoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection Update Detailed

343 Industries has today revealed the full list of features to be included in its upcoming content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

According to the developer, the latest patch for its much-maligned remastered Halo compilation is “currently undergoing further testing”, and will be available “within the next few days”.

The update will focus on user interface, online matchmaking, game-specific multiplayer and campaign, controls, and general stability. The full list of additions, as detailed in the developer’s blog, is as follows:


  • 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.

The Master Chief Collection was widely criticised for numerous issues upon its release back in November, with publisher Microsoft being forced to publicly apologise and offer a free month of Xbox Live Gold to affected customers. 343 Industries have also offered significant post-launch support for the title, in a bid to win back players.

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