Halo: The Master Chief Collection Receiving New Patch

Posted on by Ryan

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343 Industries have revealed the details to their upcoming patch launching this week for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The key note of the patch will be new penalties for those who decide to quit the game early and betray their team members.

Those who violate these new penalties will receive a temporary ban during a “set period of time” and a decrease in ranking.

The full patch notes are down below…

  • Players will now receive a quit penalty and rank penalty for quitting any time after matchmaking voting begins in all matchmaking playlists, both ranked and unranked
  • Added matchmaking betrayal booting for Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Matchmaking voting now randomizes winner in the case of a tie, rather than selecting the left-most option
  • Made a variety of improvements to ranking calculation
  • Fixed an issue which could result in ranking down after winning a match
  • Emblems and clan tags, in addition to gamertags, are now hidden while searching for a match
  • Updated Team colors to always appear correctly in Forge mode
  • The level of menu music will now drop when other players join a lobby / are connected to other players
  • Fixed an issue where menu music could cut out after a game or on startup
  • The controller schematic for H1 “Boxer” now correctly matches the in-game control layout
  • Improved Classic/Remastered UI launch settings for Halo: CEand Halo 2 Campaign
  • Improved matchmaking messaging to players
  • Fixed an issue where lobby player positions could shuffle after a promotion to party leader
  • Fixed an issue where players could select and use nameplates that they had not unlocked
  • Fixed an issue where profiles could match into a game after the match started
  • Made a variety of fixes for players who could become stuck at the “Downloading Latest Data” screen
  • Fixed the glitched Who Needs Them? achievement
  • Improved a variety of compatibility issues
  • Made a variety of stability improvements