The latest patch for 343 Industries’ latest addition to the Halo franchise, Halo: The Master Chief Collection , was released yesterday at the time of writing, and along with it came improvements to the game’s arguably broken matchmaking.
While this patch in particular will sort out team balancing to a degree, it’ll be the next patch to release next week that’ll address this issue and hopefully tackle it proper. 343 Industries have cautioned players that they shouldn’t expect instances of uneven teams to be fully resolved.
“ The next time you log into Halo: The Master Chief Collection , you will be prompted to download the latest content update. This particular content update focuses specifically on matchmaking, ” the studio wrote on Halo Waypoint.
“ Please note that while this update will improve team balance issues, we do not expect it to fully resolve uneven teams. Our next content update, targeted for early next week, will address team balance. While today’s update contains several high-priority improvements, we continue to work on additional content updates that will address further items.
“ We have additional updates on the way in an effort to further improve your experience with Halo: The Master Chief Collection . We thank you for your continued feedback, patience, and support, ” 343 Industries concluded.
The patch’s various fixes have been bullet-pointed below.
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.
The recently released Halo: The Master Chief Collection had bit of a botched launch in regards to its online multiplayer and matchmaking (as well as related issues), along with numerous other bugs and problems .
Whilst the game’s developer, 343 Industries, has delivered a patch to fix these problems, the studio has been honest about the game’s faults, and the Halo franchise development director, Frank O’Connor, has acknowledged these faults and has transparently explained what happened to cause them.
We’ll bring you more news on Halo: The Master Chief Collection should further information reach our ears. The game is now available for Xbox One.
[ Source(s): Halo Waypoint ]
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