There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Halo: The Master Chief Collection owners. Developer 343 Industries has issued another patch and this one addresses several pertinent issues, with multiplayer problems primarily among them.
While specific patch notes are unavailable for this roughly 100MB update, 343 offers the majority of the changes in a nutshell over at Halo Waypoint. Taken verbatim, they include:
- 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.