343 Industries is preparing to release a number of updates to Halo: The Master Chief Collection following a troubled launch plagued with matchmaking issues and other bugs.
An update to the game earlier this Tuesday yielded minor results, but as Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor put it, “nobody is going to bed” until improvements are made. Fans can expect a new matchmaking update to go live this Wednesday morning while an unrelated update will roll out this weekend that aims to fix an issue with Achievements not unlocking properly.
Executive Producer wrote a lengthy note to fans apologizing for the rocky launch while outlining the studio’s next moves. You can read it below:
Since the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we’ve received several, well deserved, complaints related to slow matchmaking and other issues. From everyone at 343 Industries, we are truly sorry and feel your frustration. You deserve better and we are working day and night to find solutions as quickly as possible, with our first priority focused on matchmaking improvements.
Tomorrow morning (Wednesday morning Pacific Time) we plan to roll out a number of server updates to help improve matchmaking. Again, these are server-side fixes, so you won’t need to take a content update or reboot your console; you should see the effects right away.
In addition, we are targeting another release for this weekend, which will address a number of other community priorities. An unrelated issue with services is also causing achievements to not unlock correctly, and we realize this just makes it all feel a bit worse.
A game as large as Halo: The Master Chief Collection has a massive surface area, and while we made every effort to have the best launch possible for our fans, issues surfaced with launch and we’re committed to improving this as fast as possible and get you all into matches. We’re committed to improving things as fast as possible so you can have the Halo experience you’ve been waiting for.
Your feedback has been helpful for us in isolating issues, so please keep the input coming. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we work through these challenges. The development team at 343 Industries worked insanely hard to create Halo: The Master Chief Collection for you, and we won’t stop until it’s worthy of your passion for our franchise.
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