The latest content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries’ Xbox One compilation of the first four, numbered Halo games, focuses on improving the matchmaking process for faster, easier multiplayer, as detailed on the developer’s blog.
The update, available for download now, addresses delays and errors in matchmaking that have plagued the game since its launch. Bugs that caused false matches to be created, slowing down the process, have been addressed, and non-actionable error messages that caused confusion and interruptions have been removed.
There have also been a number of changes to streamline the process even when it does not explicitly falter, such as allowing matches to start once the minimum number of players have joined and facilitating party continuity between matches. Check out a full run-down of the changes over on the Halo Waypoint.
While the patch addresses some of the most glaring issues, team balance continues to be an issue. The next update, targeted for the week ending December 12, aims to address that.