Another Halo: The Master Chief Collection test takes place this week

A few months ago, 343 Industries promised to fix Halo: The Master Chief and upgrade it for Xbox One X. In an effort to uncover the problems users were facing and get feedback, the team launched an insider program that gave certain Xbox One owners the chance to try out the latest build of the game.

The first test was a success and demonstrated improved matchmaking times. In light of that, a second public test is taking place this week. For this event, 343 Industries is looking to roughly double the size of the participant pool. This flight will be similar to the first one because it's going to focus on multiplayer. However, this time around Halo 3 will be the highlight because the developer wants to validate dedicated servers. The multiplayer sessions will take place throughout the day starting on June 7, 2018 and ending on June 9. It also seems like the team will limit the number of playlists available to players in order to make sure everyone finds people to play with.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is also getting new HDR settings, and work is progressing well on the 4K Xbox One X upgrades for games like Halo 2: Anniversary. Lastly, the studio discussed how "Intelligent Delivery" would allow gamers to selectively install whatever content they liked.

Hopefully 343 Industries will completely fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection this time around. The whole network code has to be fixed. Accumulating all of the games featuring Master Chief is easier said than done. However, given the release of the Xbox One X and updated development tools, it seems like it's finally possible.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was quite a big deal when it came in 2014. For the first time ever, Master Chief's entire story was available on one console. The game features a remastered Halo 2: Anniversary, along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. You can also purchase a Halo 3: ODST add-on for the title if you like. If you love Halo, or love first-person shooters in general, this is the definitive collection to own.

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Asher Madan

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