Halo: The Master Chief Collection grabs another hefty update

If you're still experiencing some issues in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, there may be some good news today. 343 Industries has just announced a pretty large content patch for the game that should help to cure some lingering woes.

You can find the full list of changes below:


  • Made improvements to the reliability of Matchmaking parties.
  • Local split-screen players will now always be on the same team in Halo 2 Matchmaking.
  • Made an update to allow players to use Voice Chat during loading screens in Matchmaking.
  • Made an update to ensure that players are not forced into an incorrect party after encountering an issue in Matchmaking.
  • Resolved an issue where the "Winning Team Won" text was shown in the Carnage Report.


  • Made fixes to reduce the amount of time it takes to update the Roster:
  • Players will now be discovered sooner after starting the game.
  • Changes to the roster will be more immediate to better reflect friend activity.


  • Made several improvements to party joining and management.
  • Resolved an issue where players that were in a party could not join another party from the Roster.
  • Made changes to ensure that parties cannot exceed the maximum party size of a playlist.
  • Made an update to ensure that Party Leaders can assign a new Party Leader or Kick a player from their party.


  • Made a change to ensure that teams selections are correctly carried over in Custom Games.
  • Made an update to ensure that player settings do not revert to a previous state after completing a Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer match.
  • Made an update to ensure that players do not disconnect after completing a Custom Game.
  • Resolved an issue in Custom Games where parties would disband if some players were playing in Split-Screen.
  • Made a change to ensure that Halo 3 Custom Game variants display correct author information.


  • Made various changes and improvements to Halo: CE multiplayer hit registration.


  • Made an update to ensure that the "Legend Slayer" achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met.
  • The "Pacifist" Achievement will no longer be awarded for resuming "Assault on the Control Room".


  • Made a variety of stability improvements across the following areas:
  • Matchmaking
  • Custom Games
  • Campaign Playlists
  • Main Menu


  • Updated the Halo 2 "Green Fingers" Button Layout.
  • Updated the Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer Recon Button Layout.


  • Made improvements to stat-tracking.
  • Improved language support for Norwegian, Spanish, German and Japanese.

You should receive a prompt for the update upon launching the game. 343 Industries also notes that it is aware that legacy controls are functioning as default in Halo 2: Anniversary and Halo 4 and it is working to address the issue in a future update.

Source: 343 Industries