Gamers barely awake after a night of Covenant-blasting and Brute-punching in the just-released Halo: The Master Chief Collection can rest a little easier knowing that multiplayer matchmaking fixes are a “top priority” at 343 Industries.
In a number of updates, the studio is telling those experiencing issues finding a public multiplayer match in The Master Chief collection, “We’re aware of issues some have been having with matchmaking and we’re working around the clock, alongside the Xbox Live team, to address.”
Some improvements have been made thus far, but it appears that further action is still required.
“We’ve also deployed an update that has shown some improvement, and we work around the clock to optimize,” said 343. “This is our top priority.
“The update deployed to matchmaking was done on the server side and does not require an extra download to your Xbox One.”
Similarly, over on Halo’s official support page, the studio made this statement:
“We are aware of the issues players have been experiencing with matchmaking and we’re working around the clock, alongside the Xbox Live team, to improve the situation. We have deployed an update that has shown some improvement, and we continue to optimize the experience. The update deployed to matchmaking was done on the server side and does not require an extra download to your Xbox One. This is our top priority and will keep everyone updated regularly as we deploy continued improvements.”
We’ll be sure to update you with any news on The Master Chief Collection’s matchmaking improvements.
NOTE: The matchmaking issues may cause a slight delay in our official Halo: The Master Chief Collection review, as we don’t want to entirely base our multiplayer thoughts in private matches. Stay tuned for updates!
UPDATE: Further notices have been issued on studio’s support page as a new list of items being investigated has surfaced. 343 is currently investigating the following issues:
- Players are experiencing unusually long Matchmaking times
- Parties are being split up when entering a matchmaking game
- Games can start with unbalanced teams
- Big Team Battle is currently offering 6v6 matches instead of 8v8
The status of each will be updated accordingly.