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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets Spartan Ops and More Matchmaking Fixes in Latest Update

by Kyle Hanson

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A few days have passed, and thus we have a new update to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This one looks to be bigger and better than most, offering up the entirety of Halo 4’s Spartan Ops mode for free. Along with this comes the usual Matchmaking fixes, but a few stand out as especially nice for fans of the series. First up, matches will no longer start until the teams are completely even. While the last update seems to have fixed most mismatched teams, it will be great totally get rid of it from the game. Also, hit detection has been updated for Halo: Combat Evolved, which will definitely help with those three shot kills. Take a look at the entire list of changes below:

Spartan Ops:

  • Added the entirety of Halo 4’s Spartan Ops mode

Matchmaking:

  • Made an update to make sure a match only starts when teams are even.
  • Players will now receive a ‘loss’ when disconnecting before a round has ended.
  • Made an update to include all split screen players in vote tally.
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to become stuck “Joining Session.”
  • Resolved an issue where players could be dropped from matchmaking after disconnecting their controller.

General Multiplayer Updates:

  • Made additional improvements to Halo: CE hit registration.
  • Made an update to the “Halo 2: Anniversary Career Progress” page to ensure achievements are correctly tracked.
  • Fixed an issue where it took a long time to join players that are in a Multiplayer lobby.

General UI/Menu Updates:

  • Made additional improvements to Roster update times.
  • Fixed Halo 3 game type text when viewing saved data in “My Files”.

Halo 2: Anniversary Campaign:

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Black Eye Skull’ incorrectly prevented players from reaching checkpoints.

Campaign Playlists:

  • Fixed an issue where cross-game playlists could fail to progress to the next level.
  • Made several fixes to Campaign Playlist Carnage Reports.
  • Fixed an issue where Halo 3 Cooperative Playlist progress would not save correctly when completing a mission.
  • Made changes to ensure that Competitive Scoring and Timing are tracked correctly in Halo CE and Halo 2 Campaign Playlists.

Stats & Medals:

  • Made updates to improve stat tracking.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Steaktacular” medal would not be correctly awarded in Halo 3.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Supercombine” medal would be incorrectly awarded in the Halo 4 Campaign.

Achievements:

  • Made an update to ensure that the “Flaming Ninja Anniversary” achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met.

Control Layouts:

  • Updated the Halo 2 “Boxer” Button Layout.
  • Updated the Halo 4 “Legacy” Thumbstick Layout.

General Stability:

  • Made several updates to improve overall game stability.

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