New content update for the Master Chief Collection now live on Xbox One

Still frustrated with multiplayer (and other features) in the Halo: Master Chief Collection for Xbox One? Then maybe today's new patch will help alleviate your problems. Microsoft and 343 Industries have just released a content update for the Master Chief Collection that should speed up matchmaking times.

Here's the summary of fixes and improvements in today's update:

  • Made a change to allow for matches to start once minimum player counts are met, allowing for faster matching times.
  • Made an update to resolve issues that caused false matches to be created, which resulted in a variety of matchmaking issues, including slow matchmaking and bad session starts.
  • Streamlined the process for maintaining party continuity through the matchmaking process.
  • Made an update to the high-level matchmaking flow that will reset lobbies after each match. Moving forward, players and party leaders need to press "B" after the post-game-carnage report, and select a playlist for their next match. This flow is consistent with previous Halo titles.
  • Improved user experience through removal of non-actionable error messages. This will allow for a more seamless matchmaking flow with less interruption and confusion.
  • Improved the post-game experience to fix an issue that could result in a player getting sent to another player's lobby, rather than returning to the matchmaking screen

You should receive a prompt to install the content update the next time you launch Halo. Don't see it? Power cycle your Xbox One, and you should see the update. Microsoft and 343i also announced that next week's update will address team balance in the Master Chief Collection.

Source: 343 Industries

Sam Sabri