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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Releases Matchmaking patch Today

Posted by TurtleGirl On November - 20 - 2014

343 Industries has announced that the Halo: The Master Chief Collection is going to be undated today with several fixes to address the matchmaking issues. Take a hop, skip and Halo leap to check them out. They should be updated later this afternoon (Pacific Time)
 

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Matchmaking
 


- Addressed a number of issues that resulted in extended matchmaking times and low matchmaking success rates.
- Made a number of updates to how matchmaking progress is communicated to the player. With this update, you’ll see better, more frequent and more informative status updates throughout the matchmaking flow – so “Players Found” for example, will be displayed to let players know where they are in the matchmaking process instead of simply wondering if it’s going to connect.
 

The improved matchmaking flow is as follows:
 

Searching
Searching for more players
Players found
Finalizing matchmaking process
Connecting session

- Made an update to ensure that parties stick together when returning from the post-game carnage report
- Prevented the ability for players “kick” other players from matchmaking games
- Made an update to ensure that the Roster correctly displays the “searching” UI rather than “My Game Session” while searching for players
- Removed the possibility to boost ranking through a custom games exploit
- Made an update to ensure that players cannot get stuck in the matchmaking screen during map voting
- Made an update to ensure that the “Connecting to your game” message no longer incorrectly displays in the lower right of the screen during gameplay
- Made an update to the “team creation” phase that allows players to be grouped by team
- Made an update to prevent players from seeing the “connection failed” dialogue if disconnected during the map voting screen
- Improved roster / matchmaking lobby stability
- Made improvements to the accuracy and stability of the “Game Session Details” UI
- Improved version compatibility

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