Apparently a massive patch is headed to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, with the intention of fixing the still-inconsistent matchmaking once and for all.
"Progress on the CU continues, and we’ll work to provide an ETA once the final date is locked. As stated last week, our current focus and priority remains delivering the upcoming improvements to the matchmaking and party systems, but the team is also working on and prioritizing additional items beyond this, and I look forward to discussing these – a lot more – as we get closer to those updates."
343 originally suggested that they were going to hold a beta for this new content update in order to stress test it thoroughly, but apparently they no longer plan to do so.
"After further evaluation, the team has determined that that final testing for the content update will be completed internally, and we will not be conducting a beta test for the next CU. Also, it was determined that the additional time and work devoted to the beta would’ve actually postponed the public availability of the content update. Lastly, there were some added challenges surrounding the CU beta – including an extra series of required updates and rollbacks – that made us take a step back and reexamine the CU beta. Ultimately, this plan will allow us to deliver the smoothest possible experience, and ensure that the next content update becomes available as soon as possible."
Well there was no beta for Halo: The Master Chief Collection and that turned out so well, didn't it?
I'm not being entirely facetious there. I love the MCC's campaigns and multiplayer... but the latter only works some of the time.
With luck the new update will sort things out... but don't make a girl a promise, 343.
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