Halo: The Master Chief Collection scores general improvements in latest update

343 Industries has just released another content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox One. The latest update brings a number of improvements to the matchmaking experience, as well as a plethora of fixes and improvements focused on the UI, controls, and campaigns.

Here's the full breakdown of today's update:


  • Improved matchmaking search success rates.
  • Made an update to reduce instances of "Awaiting Privileges" matchmaking errors.
  • Made an update to ensure player counts more reliably match the expected numbers for each playlist.
  • Fixed an issue where player would sometimes appear to be searching in an incorrect "FIND GAME" screen.
  • Added countdown sound effect to the voting timer.


  • Made an update to improve Halo 2: Anniversary network performance, specifically in regards to bandwidth spikes.
  • Made several improvements to party joining through the in-game Roster.
  • Made an update to ensure that the mute icon is visible while in Matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue in Halo 4 where players could equip the same weapon as their primary and secondary weapons.


  • Made several improvements to stat tracking for Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
  • Made changes to Halo 3 and Halo 4 scoring to ensure that players are not penalized for destroying empty vehicles.


  • Lowered the music volume level in multiplayer menus.
  • Fixed an issue where friend emblems in roster would show up as default when exiting a game session.
  • Made updates to UI and menus to improve multiplayer status messaging, such as when a player joins your lobby.


  • Made an update to the Halo 2: Anniversary "Legacy" Stick Layout.


  • Made stability improvements across multiple titles for campaign and multiplayer.

The update looks to be mostly bug fixes and stability improvements. You should be prompted to install it the next time you fire up The Master Chief Collection. Let us know if you notice any substantial improvements in the comments below!

Source: 343 Industries