Halo 2

Xbox One owners who also have Microsoft's first person shooter Halo: The Master Chief Collection can download the latest update to the game. This patch is meant to improve, among other things, its online matchmaking features.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection players have had to deal with matchmaking issues since Microsoft launched the game in November 2014. Here are the change notes for this new update:


  • Made a variety of updates to improve matchmaking performance and success rates
  • Improved matchmaking search times/time to match
  • Improved stability throughout the matchmaking process across all titles


  • Improved party stability

Halo 2

  • Made improvements to multiplayer shot registration
  • Improved campaign stability across a variety of levels
  • Addressed stability issues for matchmaking and custom games
  • Fixed issues around resuming H2A Campaign from "remastered" mode
  • Improved medal display consistency

Halo: CE

  • Fixed issues regarding aim assist which resulted in the reticle being pushed away from an enemy
  • Improved shot registration consistency between host / client in peer-to-peer custom game matches
  • Resolved a variety of UI inconsistencies, including team color randomization, medals, and in-game scoreboard display

Microsoft has already announced that Xbox One owners who bought Halo: The Master Chief Collection on or before December 19 will be able to get a number of freebies, including the graphically remastered single player campaign from Halo 3: ODST when it is released later in 2015.

Source: Halo Waypoint