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Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s Latest Update Coming In Next Few Days

by Dean James


Halo: The Master Chief Collection released over two months ago to a slew of problems that made the game almost impossible to play. They are already working to make up for this by giving a free copy of Halo 3: ODST and a month of Xbox Live, the latter of which is rolling out now as we told you last night. However, 343 Industries is certainly not satisfied with standing pat on Halo: The Master Chief Collection and are releasing an abundance of updates to fix many of the issues, the most recent of which is coming in the next few days.

This latest update will involve UI, matchmaking, game-specific multiplayer and campaign, controls, and stability. Luckily, 343 Industries has released a full rundown of what we can expect in this latest update for the game. Stay tuned for more information on when this next update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection is officially available and check out the full rundown of the details below:

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Update Info


  • Improved matchmaking search success rates.
  • Made an update to reduce instances of “Awaiting Privileges” matchmaking errors.
  • Made an update to ensure player counts more reliably match the expected numbers for each playlist.
  • Fixed an issue where player would sometimes appear to be searching in an incorrect “FIND GAME” screen.
  • Added countdown sound effect to the voting timer.

General Multiplayer:

  • Made several improvements to party joining through the in-game Roster.
  • Made an update to ensure that the mute icon is visible while in Matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue in Halo 4 where players could equip the same weapon as their primary and secondary weapons.

General Campaigns:

  • Made several improvements to stat tracking for Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
  • Made changes to Halo 3 and Halo 4 scoring to ensure that players are not penalized for destroying empty vehicles.

General Menu:

  • Lowered the music volume level in multiplayer menus.
  • Fixed an issue where friend emblems in roster would show up as default when exiting a game session.
  • Made updates to UI and menus to improve multiplayer status messaging, such as when a player joins your lobby.

Control Layouts:

  • Made an update to the Halo 2: Anniversary “Legacy” Stick Layout.


  • Made stability improvements across multiple titles for campaign and multiplayer.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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