Latest Halo: MCC patch further improves matchmaking, also adds new mode

Spartan Ops co-op mode from Halo 4 has been added to The Master Chief Collection along with a host of new improvements to the online matchmaking.  The game has received a number of patches since it’s intial launch in November.  The online has slowly been improved, but more work is still expected to be done.

343 Industries has posted the notes of the latest patch to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The patch adds Halo 4′s Spartan Ops mode as promised along with the usual set of fixes and improvements.


  • Made an update to make sure a match only starts when teams are even
  • Players will now receive a ‘loss’ when disconnecting before a round has ended
  • Made an update to include all split screen players in vote tally
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to become stuck “Joining Session”
  • Resolved an issue where players could be dropped from matchmaking after disconnecting their controller

General multiplayer updates

  • Made additional improvements to Halo: CE hit registration
  • Made an update to the “Halo 2: Anniversary Career Progress” page to ensure achievements are correctly tracked
  • Fixed an issue where it took a long time to join players that are in a Multiplayer lobby

General UI/menu updates

  • Made additional improvements to Roster update times
  • Fixed Halo 3 game type text when viewing saved data in “My Files”

Halo 2: Anniversary campaign

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Black Eye Skull’ incorrectly prevented players from reaching checkpoints

Campaign playlists

  • Fixed an issue where cross-game playlists could fail to progress to the next level
  • Made several fixes to Campaign Playlist Carnage Reports
  • Fixed an issue where Halo 3 Cooperative Playlist progress would not save correctly when completing a mission
  • Made changes to ensure that Competitive Scoring and Timing are tracked correctly in Halo CE and Halo 2 Campaign Playlists

Stats & medals

  • Made updates to improve stat tracking
  • Fixed an issue where the “Steaktacular” medal would not be correctly awarded in Halo 3
  • Fixed an issue where the “Supercombine” medal would be incorrectly awarded in the Halo 4 Campaign


  • Made an update to ensure that the “Flaming Ninja Anniversary” achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met

Control layouts

  • Updated the Halo 2 “Boxer” Button Layout
  • Updated the Halo 4 “Legacy” Thumbstick Layout

General stability

  • Made several updates to improve overall game stability