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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets Another Update & Halo: Spartan Strike Delayed Until 2015

by on December 8, 2014
 

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection has received another patch, hoping to address matchmaking, party, custom game, achievement and stability issues.

“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,” said 343 Industries. The studio has also announced a delay for Halo: Spartan Strike until early 2015, in order to focus on getting Halo: The Master Chief Collection into full working order.

Halo: Spartan Strike was announced to be available for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Steam on December 12th, but now the fans will have to wait until 2015 to get it.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection latest update notes

MATCHMAKING & 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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