Halo 4 Title Update Tackles Gameplay and Stability Issues

Yesterday, 343 Industries rolled out a fairly hefty title update for Halo 4 on the Xbox 360.

Independent of the playlist updates that usually deploy each Monday, this patch was primarily focussed on bug fixing and smoothing out other issues and glitches.

343 Industries community manager Jessica Shea has provided the official patch notes via the Halo Waypoint:

  • Implemented general stability improvements
  • Fixed glitch where quickly reloading after firing the Boltshot resulted in an instant reload
  • Fixed glitch where sprinting prior to activating the Hardlight Shield allowed players to move faster
  • Fixed glitch were players could throw a grenade and then immediately sprint afterwards to perform a high velocity grenade
  • Fixed glitch where Mantis could fire more rockets without reloading if the machine gun was fired partway through unleashing the charged missile barrage
  • Fixed issue where DLC was unavailable for other profiles on the same console
  • Fixed issue where DLC disappeared after console reboot
  • Fixed issue where players could not unlock Campaign completion achievements when using a rally point other than Alpha for any mission to finish the Campaign
  • Fixed issue where players were not given credit for completion of a Spartan Ops Episode Difficulty Challenge when completing it through Matchmaking
  • Fixed issue where players with 99 or more Xbox LIVE friends could not get File recommendations
  • Fixed issue where loadout configurations were lost if the game was booted and then powered off before passing the “Press START” screen
  • Fixed issue where attempting to upload large films to the File Share under poor network conditions caused the upload to fail
  • Improved time to load variants with separate profiles
  • Fixed issue where moving a profile from one controller port to another after relaunching the game reset loadout settings
  • Improved consistency of random ordnance navigation marker display
  • Fixed performance issues when launching Halo Waypoint from Halo 4

Shea also writes, “we have another TU in the works and will continue working on the timing and content of the next one.”

Check out what’s in store for in Monday’s playlist update which focuses on Halo 4’s first DLC, the Crimson Map Pack.

  • Dirtknap

    Promising, I didn’t even have that many complaints compared to the significant other title I play. Good news nonetheless.

    • PuddingAuxRais1ns

      I agree. Halo 4 is a true competitive game. I have been enjoying it alot more than bo2 so far. But i still love bo2 though. Its just the lag and the spawns thats killing what is arguably the best cod yet. I’ll take bo2 for simplicity when i need it. But for my competitive fix, halo 4 is where its at.

      • Dirtknap

        For sure, I find I’m only checking in on Black Ops if some friends want to party up or to check patches. For me, Halo has to be king this year.

  • whoo, i knew my loadouts werent reseting for no reason

  • i was hoping high velocity grenades were in for good. those things were deadly.

  • Jasjw

    Oh dear, nothing in their that will please the hardcore fans.

  • Looks like the kind of patch notes you would get back from a BETA.

  • JS

    They still need to fix those damn kill cams.