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Following on from last week’s matchmaking update, 343 Industries has released another update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that addresses issues with parties, custom games, achievements, and more.

“This particular content update focuses on matchmaking, parties, custom games, achievements, stability, and more,” the developer wrote. “While this update contains a variety of improvements, we continue to work on additional content updates that will be rolled out to address further issues.”

The full patch notes can be found below:

Matchmaking and Parties

  • Made improvements to matchmaking team balance
  • Made an update to improve matchmaking search times and success rates, specifically expediting the ?Players Found? and ?Connecting Session? search phases
  • Made improvements to prevent a player?s rank from resetting unexpectedly
  • Made an update to resolve an issue that allowed players to be placed into an incorrect lobby after a matchmaking game
  • Made improvements to prevent the party from being disbanded upon returning to lobby
  • Made an update to ensure that players are sorted by team in the ?Match Found? screen
  • Resolved an issue where Team Slayer matches in Halo 3 could separate players onto individual teams
  • Resolved an issue where players could be placed into a group of 7 players and unable to find more
  • Made improvements to ensure that the party-leader is prompted to ?Bring Party? when leaving a lobby
  • Made an update to ensure that split-screen players cannot be divided onto different teams
  • Made improvements to ensure that clients are not kicked from parties at the end of matchmaking games with a ?failed to connect? error
  • Made an update to ensure that Halo 2: Anniversary matches do not continue indefinitely after entire opposing team quits
  • Made an update to ensure that parties are not separated when the party leader navigates through multiple titles

Custom Games

  • Made improvements to prevent manual team selection from getting reset after a Custom Game match
  • Made an update to ensure that the ?Make Party Leader? command functions correctly

Achievements

  • Made an update to ensure that the ?Too Close to the Sun? achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met
  • Made an update to ensure that the ?Monopolized? achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met
  • Made an update to ensure that the ?Devastating? achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met
  • Made an update to ensure that the ?You?re Joking? achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met

Game-Specific

  • Made improvements to Halo 2: Anniversary objective pickup, specifically in regards to objective ?juggling?
  • Made an update to Halo 3?s movement input, specifically to resolve a deadzone issue which affected moving in a straight line
  • Made additional improvements to Halo: CE fall damage scenarios
  • Made an update to resolve a Halo 2 Classic campaign issue where a black screen could overlay the gameplay screen

Stability

  • Made a variety of stability improvements across the following areas:
    • Matchmaking
    • Custom Games
    • Halo 4 Campaign

Misc

  • Made an update to ensure that clan tags appear in the post-game carnage report for all players
  • Made an update to ensure that players are sorted by team in the post-game carnage report
  • Made an update to ensure that emblems are displayed correctly in the post-game carnage report

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection update addresses issues with matchmaking, parties, achievements, more

Following on from last week's matchmaking update, 343 Industries has released another update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that addresses issues with parties, custom games, achievements, and more.

By Matthew Bennett | 12/8/2014 08:27 AM PT

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Following on from last week’s matchmaking update, 343 Industries has released another update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that addresses issues with parties, custom games, achievements, and more.

“This particular content update focuses on matchmaking, parties, custom games, achievements, stability, and more,” the developer wrote. “While this update contains a variety of improvements, we continue to work on additional content updates that will be rolled out to address further issues.”

The full patch notes can be found below:

Matchmaking and Parties

  • Made improvements to matchmaking team balance
  • Made an update to improve matchmaking search times and success rates, specifically expediting the ?Players Found? and ?Connecting Session? search phases
  • Made improvements to prevent a player?s rank from resetting unexpectedly
  • Made an update to resolve an issue that allowed players to be placed into an incorrect lobby after a matchmaking game
  • Made improvements to prevent the party from being disbanded upon returning to lobby
  • Made an update to ensure that players are sorted by team in the ?Match Found? screen
  • Resolved an issue where Team Slayer matches in Halo 3 could separate players onto individual teams
  • Resolved an issue where players could be placed into a group of 7 players and unable to find more
  • Made improvements to ensure that the party-leader is prompted to ?Bring Party? when leaving a lobby
  • Made an update to ensure that split-screen players cannot be divided onto different teams
  • Made improvements to ensure that clients are not kicked from parties at the end of matchmaking games with a ?failed to connect? error
  • Made an update to ensure that Halo 2: Anniversary matches do not continue indefinitely after entire opposing team quits
  • Made an update to ensure that parties are not separated when the party leader navigates through multiple titles

Custom Games

  • Made improvements to prevent manual team selection from getting reset after a Custom Game match
  • Made an update to ensure that the ?Make Party Leader? command functions correctly

Achievements

  • Made an update to ensure that the ?Too Close to the Sun? achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met
  • Made an update to ensure that the ?Monopolized? achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met
  • Made an update to ensure that the ?Devastating? achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met
  • Made an update to ensure that the ?You?re Joking? achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met

Game-Specific

  • Made improvements to Halo 2: Anniversary objective pickup, specifically in regards to objective ?juggling?
  • Made an update to Halo 3?s movement input, specifically to resolve a deadzone issue which affected moving in a straight line
  • Made additional improvements to Halo: CE fall damage scenarios
  • Made an update to resolve a Halo 2 Classic campaign issue where a black screen could overlay the gameplay screen

Stability

  • Made a variety of stability improvements across the following areas:
    • Matchmaking
    • Custom Games
    • Halo 4 Campaign

Misc

  • Made an update to ensure that clan tags appear in the post-game carnage report for all players
  • Made an update to ensure that players are sorted by team in the post-game carnage report
  • Made an update to ensure that emblems are displayed correctly in the post-game carnage report
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About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89