Latest Halo: MCC Update Contains Several ‘High-Priority’ Matchmaking Improvements

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A new Halo: The Master Chief Collection game update containing several ‘high-priority improvements’ is now available on Xbox One.

Today’s update is primarily focused on matchmaking, which has yet to improve to a satisfactory level for many users. More updates are still in store that will contain fixes for team balancing and other improvements. “Please note that while this update will improve team balance issues, we do not expect it to fully resolve uneven teams,” wrote 343 Industries in its latest blog update. “Our next content update, targeted for early next week, will address team balance.”

For now, here’s what’s in today’s patch:

Halo: The Master Chief Collection December 3 Update

  • Made a change to allow for matches to start once minimum player counts are met, allowing for faster matching times.
  • Made an update to resolve issues that caused false matches to be created, which resulted in a variety of matchmaking issues, including slow matchmaking and bad session starts.
  • Streamlined the process for maintaining party continuity through the matchmaking process.
  • Made an update to the high-level matchmaking flow that will reset lobbies after each match. Moving forward, players and party leaders need to press “B” after the post-game-carnage report, and select a playlist for their next match. This flow is consistent with previous Halo titles.
  • Improved user experience through removal of non-actionable error messages. This will allow for a more seamless matchmaking flow with less interruption and confusion.
  • Improved the post-game experience to fix an issue that could result in a player getting sent to another player’s lobby, rather than returning to the matchmaking screen.

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