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Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets major patch, fixes several bugs

Halo 2: Anniversary
Halo 2: Anniversary (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries has released a major patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC and Xbox One.
  • The large patch fixes a myriad of problems, including the infamous projectile teleportation glitch happening in Halo 2 PC multiplayer.
  • In addition, the patch also fixes the instability of Halo 3 multiplayer on Xbox One.

Halo developer 343 Industries has released a new patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) on both PC and Xbox One. The highlight of the patch notes is the elimination of a troublesome Halo 2 multiplayer bug that has caused player rockets, grenades, and bullets to teleport to other players across the map when fired or thrown. Some other fixes have been made to Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary on PC as well, including general stability improvements for both games, some fixes to Halo 2: Anniversary's campaign graphics, and a resolution to a problem that was causing Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer maps made in Forge to have incorrect lighting.

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In addition to the fixes made to Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary, the patch also addresses and resolves the significant performance issues that players were having on the Xbox One version of the game with Halo 3. For a full overview of everything fixed, make sure to check out the full patch notes here.

I'm glad to see some of Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary's bad bugs get fixed fairly quickly after launch, but there are a lot of other bugs afflicting the two games that have yet to be addressed. In particular, hit registration in Halo 2 PC multiplayer is terrible right now, so I hope 343 Industries is able to solve that issue as hastily as possible.

Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary are available now on Steam and the Windows 10 Store as part of a $10 package deal, or you can get access to them by buying the MCC in full for $40.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.