Welcome back to another MCC Weekly Flighting and Development Update! This week has been one of investigations, planning, bug fixing, and prep work for our next series of flights set to begin soon-ish. Topics for today’s update are as follows:
- Workaround for “Because You Begged.”
- February is Black History Month.
- HCS Halo 3 Weekly Tournaments back on Feb 14.
- Quit Bans and when you can quit PSA.
- Flighting Update
Let’s get after it!Challenging Challenges
Last month, Season 5 rolled out
and with it a whole slew of new Seasonal Challenges. One has been causing quite a bit of grief unfortunately. After taking some time to investigate it, we have found a bug. However, we also have found a work around with some community help that helped us identify where the bug lives.
If you have been having issues achieving the Mister Chief helmet for Halo: Reach from doing the “Because You Begged” Seasonal Challenge please head over to the Halo Support site and check out the workaround steps for both Xbox and PC HERE
Long story short, anyone who had attempted the old achievement from Halo: Reach and successfully completed it, the logic for the achievement still lives in the game and it was marked as completed and saved in your profile’s data. Clearing that data through the work around, now makes it so when you complete it, the challenge can unlock appropriately.
Please follow the steps in the link above and we will see you all rocking out in the Mister Chief helmets soon enough! Thank you for your patience and we will let players know if there’s anything else we see possibly causing a ruckus with this one.
For some eager beavers however, this workaround won’t impact everyone’s issue. There is another one scenario when the Season was changing over, roughly 300 players unlocked it prior the game update on January 27th. For the select few who encountered this, we have completed a manual grant of the Mister Chief helmet today, so you suit up your Spartan proudly with the Mister Chief.
Black History Month Nameplate
When Season 5 rolled out, we talked about a new nameplate players can acquire in the month of February for Black History Month. The time is now Spartans! Hop into game anytime this month and you will unlock the Black History Nameplate.HCS Events
Later this month, weekly Halo 3 tournaments will be making their way back into MCC. On February 14th, players can jump into the action for a shot at $1,000 if you can keep up. Full details and how to register can be found HERE
.Quit Ban PSA
If you’ve quit out of a game either intentionally or unintentionally, you will receive a quit ban if you are within the first 50% of players to quit from your team.
Current ban ladder for MCC:
- First offence: 1 minute ban
- Second offense: 3 minute ban
- Third offense: 5 minute ban
- Fourth offense: 10 minute ban
- Additional offences: 10 minutes
The “First 50%” means that if you are in a 4v4, that the first 2 players to quit on your team
will receive a quit ban. However, after at least 50% quit, you are free to quit without a ban. There is a caveat where if a player doesn’t connect to the server and does not make it into the game, the automated quit ban service will not see them as ever being a part of the game. In that situation, the first 2 players to manually quit on that team will receive the ban.
Moral of the story:
don’t quit, but if half of your team has
then you won’t be punished for doing so.
Later this month we are currently planning to kick off our next series of flights. We have quite a bit of new content we are looking to get into your hands, but we are deciding what the right amount is and are still waiting to see what progress is made in the coming weeks.
If all goes well, later this month or early next month is when we plan to roll out our next public flight. Some of the items we are hoping (things can change
) to have make it into this flight are as follows:
- FOV slider support for all Xbox One consoles
- FOV slider will no longer be locked when Xbox Series S|X devices are set to 120hz
- Additional ways to customize controls
- Additional Keybindings
- Mouse & Keyboard Support for consoles
- View Model Adjustments
- And maybe a new place and way to play
As we get closer, we will start sharing more details of when and what players can expect for our next flight. For the time being, please make sure all of your Halo Insider information is accurate and current. This includes if you have picked up an Xbox One Series S|X recently or new parts for your PC. Verifying your email address and making sure it's up-to-date is the only way we can contact you when the time comes to send out flighting invites.
Not yet a Halo Insider? No problem! It’s quick and easy to opt-in – just head HERE
and enter your info. Make sure to opt-in for communications and complete your email verification. And, if you want to participate via PC, please make sure to include a DXDIAG hardware snapshot.
With that, I must bid you a farewell and a happy Friday y’all! As always, thank you for stopping by, and we will see you online!