Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Notes: May 30th, 2015 | Beyond Entertainment

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The latest content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been released and man, is it a big one. It includes fixes for ranks, quitting and loss penalties, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Classic, Halo 3, Halo 4, Parties & Roster, Forge and more!


New Content added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection

With today’s content update, two pieces of content are being introduced to Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Halo 3: ODST and Remnant, a remake of Halo 2’s Relic.

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Remnant is a free map for everyone and is automatically installed with today’s 2.4GB content update while Halo 3: ODST is only a free download for those who played Halo: The Master Chief Collection before December 19th, 2014. If you played after this date, Halo 3: ODST will be available for download for $4.99 shortly.

In addition to these new pieces of content, one hundred new achievements have been added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection relating to both Halo 3: ODST and Remnant – have fun with those, achievement hunters.

For more information on both Remnant and Halo 3: ODST, jump over to Halo Waypoint for 343 Industries’ question and answer blog on the content.


Player Finder

As a potential solution to file sharing in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, today’s patch introduces the ‘Player Finder’ which allows you to search for any gamertag in Halo: The Master Chief Collection and access both their service record and file share.

Before today’s update, players would have to ask a user to turn their Xbox One console on and access the file share through the roster, or find the user on the Campaign leaderboards which have a history of being a little inconsistent.

Find Player MCC

When you next load up Halo: The Master Chief Collection, head over to the Roster by pressing X and then press A on your own name and you will see a ‘Find Player’ option. Proceed to enter the users gamertag and you will be shown their service record and ultimately, their file share.


 

Rankings

  • Improved skill matchmaking for parties in ranked playlists
  • Made an updated to ensure that parties are no longer separated onto different teams in ranked playlists
  • Improved rank stability to prevent ranks from incorrectly resetting

 

Quit & Loss Penalties

  • Quit and loss penalties are now applied immediately in matchmaking

 

Halo: Combat Evolved

  • Resolved Assault Rifle and Shotgun registration issues
  • Fixed an issue with vehicle audio in split-screen
  • Reduced occurrences of players falling out of map
  • Improved stability while title is in “suspend” mode
  • Improved music playback for Campaign

 

Halo 2 Classic

  • Fixed an issue where playlist scores posted to Leaderboards incorrectly
  • Improved host migration handling in for peer-to-peer custom game matches

 

Halo 3

  • Added UI support for Halo 3 voice chat in matchmaking
  • Improved Campaign stability
  • Fixed an issue where the scoring HUD would not display in Campaign
  • Fixed an issue where some players could experience a delayed spawn into a matchmade game

 

Halo 4

  • Fixed an issue where the scoring HUD would not display in Campaign

 

Parties & Roster

  • Added support for displaying parties as a group in the roster
  • Improved handling of dedicated servers
  • Team colors are preserved after every match in custom games
  • Fixed a host migration issue for Custom Games
  • Improved handling of player joinability and leader promotions through Active Roster
  • Improved stability of 16 player parties

 

Forge

  • Improved Forge Stability with large number of players on high budget maps
  • Added support for Infection within Halo 3 Forge maps
  • Fixed an issue where “Place at Start” did not function correctly in Halo 3
  • Fixed an issue where controller settings were not respected in Halo 2: Anniversary

 

Achievements

  • Improvements to achievement unlocking throughout title
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Blast Can achievements from unlocking in matchmaking

 

UI, Stability & Misc

  • Made improvements to stat tracking for all titles
  • Improved functionality of unlock notifications
  • Improved voice chat functionality throughout all titles
  • Improved PGCR stats/details and stat uploading reliability
  • Fixed issues where local & shared files may not appear under “My Files”
  • Improved Stability of Co-op play in Campaign Playlists
  • UI now sorts achievements, nameplates, and avatars based on what you have unlocked
  • Improved Scoring functionality during Co-Op Campaign sessions
  • Improved Spartan Ops performance
  • Improvements made to mission progression in Campaign Playlists
  • Improved Rival functionality in Campaign Playlists
  • Improved stability for Halo 2: Anniversary map loading in matchmaking
  • Final scoreboard is now displayed during outro loading screen after a match

That’s all for today’s content update in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Be sure to check out the full patch notes over at Halo Waypoint for full details on today’s patch.

Excited about Halo 3: ODST, Remnant and today’s patch? Discuss it on our forums now!

 

Source: Halo Waypoint

 

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