Upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection update detailed

Upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection update detailed

Published On January 19, 2015 | By David Wriglesworth | News

343 Industries has revealed the notes for an upcoming update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Posting on Halo Waypoint, the developer said: “Our upcoming content update focuses on UI, matchmaking, game-specific multiplayer and campaign, controls, and stability.

“We continue to work on additional content updates that will include added improvements for matchmaking, parties, and other top community items.”

The full list of patch notes is as follows:


  • 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.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was released on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.

About The Author

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.