MCC Feburary (2019) Update

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By Postums

After a mild start to winter here in Western Washington, “Snowpocalypse 2019” decided to show up and really bring that MCC winter-themed background to life! Scoops tweeted out one of our Warthogs stuck in the snow in front of the studio last week, asking people to take a stab at recreating the in-game menu on their own. Wanting to show off his artistic side, community member Vosico took to the challenge and made the following!

The February update for MCC is bringing some fun additions that many of you have been asking us about for quite some time. This update touches on nearly all areas of the Halo community from casual, to just for fun, all the way up to die-hard competitive. Continue reading

Halo 3 Settings Update

This is a repost from HaloWaypoint:

Since Halo 3 has come back into the competitive scene in a big way, we’ve been keeping an eye on the competitive settings from both a player and viewer’s perspective.

For the HCS Invitational at SXSW, we’re planning to make some minor changes but we’re looking for your help in collecting data and providing feedback. With Oddball on Guardian and King of the Hill on Construct, we’ve been noticing many “dead man walkingscenarios where, at the end of the game, one team is so far ahead that it’s mathematically impossible for the other team to come back. This is especially true for Oddball on Guardian. For viewers, this often leaves the match in a weird state where some players are still playing, some have put their controllers down to celebrate, and perhaps some have even taken to Twitter to announce their victory. In matchmaking, we believe these scenarios, where the outcome is decided before the game actually ends, is also causing players in matchmaking to quit rather than finish out the remainder of the match. Continue reading

Halo Community Update: [Behind] Enemy Lines

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It has been a wonderfully busy week, hasn’t it?

Gameplay preview tours from across the world have concluded, and you’ve been on the receiving end of a healthy drop of brand-new Halo 5: Guardians content over the past few days. You’ve seen a look at new cinematics, Campaign gameplay, developer interviews, and just today, a sizeable amount of Arena goodness, with brand-new multiplayer gameplay previews. We hope that you like what you’ve seen so far, and whether the footage makes the wait shorter or longer, that you’re excited to play in just over 30 days. Continue reading

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Remnant & ODST FAQ

Remnant Multiplayer Map FAQ

  • What is the “Remnant” multiplayer map?

First introduced in “Halo 2” as “Relic,” the “Halo 2: Anniversary” multiplayer map “Remnant” is set on a large island on Installation 05 and is renowned for its expansive, asymmetrical level design, making it perfect for intense, sniper combat. Of course, this re-imagined version of the classic map sports its share of innovations.

  • Who is eligible to receive the “Remnant” multiplayer map for Halo: The Master Chief Collection?

The addition of the “Remnant” multiplayer map for Halo 2: Anniversary is available as a free update to all online players of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

  • How do I receive the “Remnant” multiplayer map for Halo: The Master Chief Collection?

The “Remnant” multiplayer map is added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection via a free content update and is playable via the competitive multiplayer modes of Halo 2: Anniversary starting on May 30. Continue reading

HMCC: HALO 3 ODST Campaign Achievements

Name                                               Description                                          Gamerscore
Naughty                                            NaughtyKill 10 Engineers.                          10
Well…Maybe One or Two               Kill 25 Engineers.                                         20
Listener                                            Find the 1st Audio Log.                                 5
An Ear Full                                       Find the 2nd Audio Log.                                 5
Tuned In                                           Find the 3rd Audio Log.                                  5
Do Tell                                              Find the 4th Audio Log.                                  5
Hear Me Out                                    Find the 5th Audio Log.                                  5
Eavesdropping                                Find the 6th Audio Log.                                  5
Auditor                                             Find the 7th Audio Log.                                  5
Overheard                                       Find the 8th Audio Log.                                   5
Wiretapping                                    Find the 9th Audio Log.                                   5
Monitored                                       Find the 10th Audio Log.                                 5
Hand Onto My Words                    Find the 11th Audio Log.                                 5
Give Heed                                      Find the 12th Audio Log.                                  5
Get A Load                                     Find the 13th Audio Log.                                  5
Snoop Troop                                  Find the 14th Audio Log.                                  5
All Ears                                           Find the 15th Audio Log.                                  5

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Master Chief Collection Hotfix in place.

This is a reblog from HaloWaypoint.
As we mentioned last week, the team has been working on a hotfix for party joinability, and this fix is now available via a content update to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Largely, this update will revert to the same party functionality that was available prior to our 4.21 update, and specifically addresses joinability issues that players with large friends lists have been experiencing.

As of this time, this weekend’s ESL online cup #1 remains on schedule, and the HCS staff at 343 and ESL are currently working with teams and players to verify that the joinability issues have been resolved to ensure that things will run smoothly during the tournament.

If you haven’t yet signed up for cup, head here to register, and to see the full season schedule, head here.

Thanks for your patience and best of luck to all competitors.

Che Chou
Franchise Media Director
343 Industries

Halo Community Update 4.3.15

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

By B is for Bravo,

Hello friends,

Checking in once again to provide the latest on Halo: The Master Chief Collection updates, and also talking a bit of #HUNTtheTRUTH. Let’s get to it.

The April content update, which focuses on ranking, title-specific improvements, and more, remains on track for delivery this month, and the team is putting on the finishing touches, and running final test passes. We’ll provide details about the full contents once we have locked a definitive release date. Additionally, we’ll detail some of the new systems that are being put in place regarding quitting, betrayals, reputation, and more. Look for more info soon. Continue reading

Microsoft Announces Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One Bundle

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We’re surprised it’s taken this long. Finally, Microsoft has announced the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One Bundle.

This bundle comes with the 500GB Xbox One, wireless controller, headset, and the entire collection of Master Chief-focused Halo games. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4 are all included in the package. All the games run at 1080p, 60 fps. To top off the Halo bounty, the collection also comes with Halo: Nightfall, the live-action series produced by Ridley Scott.

Look for the bundle, which costs $349, on shelves this month.

Thanks to Halo Podcast Evolved for the intel on this.

HFFL: Well, if you held out this long then you’re in luck. Not only has the game been heavily fixed, it will now come in a bundle. I was really hoping for this when the game launched. With my XBOX One fried (from a power outage) it would be great to get this. Just wish I could afford it. Stupid water main plumbing $10k issue is keeping me from taking advantage of this. sigh…

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1.23.15 MCC Content Update Beta Test FAQ

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

In recent weeks, we have been conducting extensive internal testing of an upcoming content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Given the scale of the update, which includes changes to the matchmaking experience and party system, we are expanding testing to include select members of the Xbox One Preview program to ensure the official release is the best possible experience for all players.

The content update beta test is open to Xbox One owners within North America who have a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and have opted-in for Xbox One beta testing as part of the Xbox One Preview program. This is an opt-in opportunity and the content update will only be made available to selected participants within the Xbox One Preview program, based on the highest levels of engagement with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. On Friday, January 23, participants selected will be prompted to download the content update automatically when the title is started.

To learn more about the content update beta test, please see the FAQ below. Continue reading

HMCC Updates coming SOON

The following is a reblog from Halo Waypoint. These updates will take place within the next few days:


  • Improved matchmaking search success rates.
  • Made an update to reduce instances of “Awaiting Privileges” matchmaking errors.
  • Made an update to ensure player counts more reliably match the expected numbers for each playlist.
  • Fixed an issue where player would sometimes appear to be searching in an incorrect “FIND GAME” screen.
  • Added countdown sound effect to the voting timer.


  • Made several improvements to party joining through the in-game Roster.
  • Made an update to ensure that the mute icon is visible while in Matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue in Halo 4 where players could equip the same weapon as their primary and secondary weapons.


  • Made several improvements to stat tracking for Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
  • Made changes to Halo 3 and Halo 4 scoring to ensure that players are not penalized for destroying empty vehicles.


  • Lowered the music volume level in multiplayer menus.
  • Fixed an issue where friend emblems in roster would show up as default when exiting a game session.
  • Made updates to UI and menus to improve multiplayer status messaging, such as when a player joins your lobby.


  • Made an update to the Halo 2 Anniversary “Legacy” Stick Layout.


  • Made stability improvements across multiple titles for campaign and multiplayer.

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HMCC Update: Halo 4 and Team Hardcore playlists added

Via HaloWaypoint:


The Halo 4 and Team Hardcore playlists are now available in Matchmaking.

Team Hardcore currently includes Halo 2 Classic game types. Halo 3 tournament-approved game types will be integrated in a future update.

Other fan favorite playlists are also in the works, including Team Snipers, Team Doubles, an objective-only playlist, and more – stay tuned for details regarding when these will become available as featured playlists.

As always, playlists data and feedback will determine which playlists become permanent additions to the playlist lineup.

Spartan Ops in the HMCC to get Achievements

In an update posted on Halo Waypoint, 343 states: 

As we had mentioned before the holidays, the team continues to work on upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection updates to improve the existing experience and add new content. We’ve continued this work through the holidays, and have multiple content updates in the works. Our next content update, which will address UI and a variety of other areas, is currently on track for delivery next week. We will provide additional info regarding the exact ETA and final details of the upcoming content update once the certification process is completed.

Additionally, this Thursday, we’ll be updating MCC to include new achievements for Spartan Ops, as well as some additional ones for multiplayer. These will become available this Thursday, 1/8.

Improving your experience with Halo: The Master Chief Collection remains our top priority, and we thank you for your continued feedback and reports on community forums and elsewhere as we prioritize updates for each CU. We will continue to provide the latest information via this thread.

Whew, how many achievements will this game have when it’s all said and done??? LOL