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  • Blog Post: 343 Adds Halo: Combat Evolved Playlist Back To Master Chief Collection Multiplayer

    Now that Halo: Combat Evolved has received some improvements, 343 Industries is ready to let it back into the wild. The playlist for this title has been added back to The Master Chief Collection multiplayer. Halo: CE was one of the playlists removed shortly after the collection’s launch. 343 Industries... More
  • Blog Post: Another Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Rolls Out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still under repairs , with the latest patch designed to further improve matchmaking. You’ll be prompted to download another title update next time you log in. The patch also improves roster, parties, custom games, achievements that still weren’t unlocking... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5’s Spectator Mode Will Debut In The Guardians Multiplayer Beta

    We had a chance to go hands on with Halo 5: Guardians last month, and you’ll be able to do the same at the end of December. While you’re taking a break from playing Team Slayer or Breakout, you might want to tune into broadcasts of other players to learn some tips. 343 Industries talked to... More
  • Blog Post: Another Halo: The Master Chief Collection Matchmaking Patch Out Now

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection got another tune up yesterday, as 343 Industries released a new patch for the title. The focus of this update is, again, matchmaking . Included with the lengthy list of improvements to help you find a game (and stick with your party) are fixes to achievements that weren’t... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Problems Prompt 343 Industries To Delay Spartan Strike

    In the wake of still unresolved problems with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft and 343 Industries are delaying the next game in the series. Halo: Spartan Strike , the sequel to Halo: Spartan Assault, will not make its 2014 release. The title was scheduled to arrive on December 12. It will... More
  • Blog Post: Next Halo: The Master Chief Collection Matchmaking Update Due This Week

    In case you were wondering, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still not working entirely as intended. 343 Industries says the next repair to one of Microsoft’s biggest releases of the year is due this week. “The team continues development and testing of upcoming content updates, the next... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets Another Big Patch

    343 Industries continues to conduct repairs on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. A new patch seeks to address a number of problems with matchmaking and stability. Included in the new update are fixes to team balancing and searching with a party. The patch notes reveal some of the causes of matchmaking... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Enthusiasts Are Recreating Halo 3 Custom Maps In The Master Chief Collection Forge

    In addition to four full campaigns and every Halo map that appeared in those original games, Halo: The Master Chief Collection includes a map-maker. The Forge has been used by fans since Halo 3 to create custom maps and game types. With the release of The Master Chief Collection earlier this month, a... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Boss Apologies, Promises To ‘Make This Right With Our Fans’

    It’s been almost two weeks since the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Matchmaking problems and other issues have marred the experience, disrupting Microsoft’s biggest release of the fall. Today, head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross issued an apology to fans. “With the initial... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble Playlist Returning To The Master Chief Collection Online Soon

    343 is preparing to implement a Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble playlist into the Master Chief Collection. It could already be part of the rotation. The return of the playlist is based on players' requesto for its return. On Halo Waypoint , 343 offered this update yesterday: Based on community feedback... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Now Available

    Update: The patch designed to address matchmaking, gameplay, and other issues is now online. You can find full, in-depth details about the update by heading to Halo Waypoint, but here's the short version from 343 . Our latest content update is live, and is now being rolled out to all regions. If... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Matchmaking Patch Delayed

    343 Industries has delayed the Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch intended to further improve matchmaking. The game has been suffering from significant problems with its online component, resulting in 343 scaling back the playlists to funnel players into more populated areas. The patch has been... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Improves Master Chief Matchmaking Delays Pre-season

    Halo fans have been eager to dive into the Halo Championship Series; the first online pre-season cup was originally scheduled for this weekend, but 343 Industries has delayed the cup so it could focus on resolving existing matchmaking issues. 343 Industries has already apologized about the The Master... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Removes Halo Playlists To Speed Matchmaking

    In an effort to fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection's online problems, 343 has removed some playlists from the game. Here's the statement posted on Halo Waypoint: We are aware that while some users are reporting improved Matchmaking experiences, many users have not seen an improvement. As a... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] More Halo Server Updates On The Way Tonight, Matchmaking Improved

    Update: 343 Industries has more updates planned for The Master Chief Collection this evening, and is reporting that matchmaking has improved. We have identified that our 11.12 morning server-side update has improved matchmaking times for many users, while others are still seeing longer than expected... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] 'You Deserve Better,' Says 343 Industries On Halo Problems

    Update: 343 Industries has updated on the status of the problems facing Halo: The Master Chief Collection's multiplayer modes. We have deployed a number of server updates to help improve matchmaking. These updates should expedite wait times and allow you to find matches faster and easier. We are... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] 343 Industries: Fixing Halo Matchmaking Is 'Top Priority'

    Update #5: This is the final update on this story. For continuing coverage of the ongoing Halo: The Master Chief Collection problems, you can read our follow-up . Update #4: Microsoft has cleared the Halo-related items from the ongoing service alert. Update #3: Microsoft has added leaderboard problems... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Confirms Sprinting For Halo 5

    Over the weekend, a short video of Halo 5: Guardians gameplay leaked showing a new feature. Players will be able to sprint in the game, which is slated for 2015. Some of the features in the video were confirmed on Twitter by 343 Industries studio head for Halo 5 Josh Holmes and retweeted by Bonnie Ross... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries To Release Remastered Halo 2 Soundtrack

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection features unexpected surprises, as documented by our own Kyle Hilliard , and it turns out developer 343 Industries has one more up its sleeve. The developer has announced the Halo 2: Anniversary Original Soundtrack, a rerecording of Marty O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori’s... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Day One Title Update Is Available Now

    If you’ve pre-purchased the digital version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the last bit of content you’ll need for next week is available. The update is sizable , so you’ll want to make sure you grab it before November 11. In order to make sure you’re ready to play when... More
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