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  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Abandons Public Content Update Beta To Get Patches Out Faster

    Last month, we reported that 343 Industries was going to be beta testing content updates with a select group of players. The studio has abandoned that course of action in favor of getting updates out faster. “After further evaluation, the team has determined that that final testing for the content... More
  • Blog Post: Improving The Master Chief Collection Remains ‘Top Priority’ For Halo Team

    Another Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is in the works. This time out, 343 Industries is planning to address three key areas that have been problematic since the game’s November 2014 launch. The studio targets matchmaking search time, match search success, and lobby/party functionality... More
  • Blog Post: Free Month Of Xbox Live Headed To Halo: The Master Chief Collection Customers Now

    Microsoft has started applying a free month of Xbox Live to the accounts of some customers. This gesture is related to the problems that Halo: The Master Chief Collection has faced. Users need not do anything, as the month of service has already been applied your account if you received the message.... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Announces Upcoming Changes To Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    343 Industries is getting ready to roll out more updates for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The first of these will arrive tomorrow, January 8. The inaugural update of the new year will see the addition of more achievements to Spartan Ops. Multiplayer will also see a few more. Next week, the developer... More
  • 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: 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: [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 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: TriForce Announces Halo Elite And Brute Plasma Rifle Replicas

    High end collectible maker TriForce has announced two new products to commemorate the launch of the latest Halo title. Whether you prefer to side with the Elites or seize power by Brute force, there's a plasma rifle for you. TriForce has created an Elite Plasma rifle in traditional Covenant blue... 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: New Releases This Week: November 9 - November 15

    Brace for impact. This week brings a flood of new releases, including big changes for World of Warcraft. With Blizzcon wound down, Warlords of Draenor arrives on the scene. This week also includes a double dose of Assassin's Creed titles, two Sonic Boom games, and the third entry in Tt Games'... 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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