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New Halo: The Master Chief Collection update targets faster matchmaking

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343 Industries has released a new update designed to speed up matchmaking in Xbox One exclusive Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

The game has suffered a number of issues since its release last month, and developer 343 has released a raft of updates in a bid to improve matchmaking times.

Here are the patch notes:

  • Made a change to allow for matches to start once minimum player counts are met, allowing for faster matching times.
  • Made an update to resolve issues that caused false matches to be created, which resulted in a variety of matchmaking issues, including slow matchmaking and bad session starts.
  • Streamlined the process for maintaining party continuity through the matchmaking process.
  • Made an update to the high-level matchmaking flow that will reset lobbies after each match. Moving forward, players and party leaders need to press "B" after the post-game-carnage report, and select a playlist for their next match. This flow is consistent with previous Halo titles.
  • Improved user experience through removal of non-actionable error messages. This will allow for a more seamless matchmaking flow with less interruption and confusion.
  • Improved the post-game experience to fix an issue that could result in a player getting sent to another player's lobby, rather than returning to the matchmaking screen.

"Please note that while this update will improve team balance issues, we do not expect it to fully resolve uneven teams," 343 said in an update on Halo Waypoint.

An update designed to address team balance is due out early next week.

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