Welcome to MCC Insider Flight #3! (PHASE TWO)
As of 12PM PDT today, the MCC Insider Program is now officially closed to new applications. Please stay tuned for additional information on the future of the program and how the community will be able to continue helping to test and provide feedback for future MCC updates.
Please join us this weekend for official matchmaking play sessions to help us test recent changes! Insiders who play a lot of games could earn a special MCC Insider lobby nameplate! Official play times are Friday 8/10, Saturday 8/11, and Sunday 8/12 from 10AM to 1PM PDT and 6PM to 9PM PDT. Check out THIS POST for more info!
Everyone who has successfully registered for the MCC Insider Program as of 12PM PDT on Monday, 8/6, should now have access to the flight build!
If you haven't registered yet, please note: MCC Insider registration will close permanently at 12PM PDT on Monday, 8/13. Everyone who registers between 12:01PM PDT on Monday, 8/6 and 12:00PM PDT on Monday, 8/13, will receive build access the afternoon of 8/13. Following that, no more players will be added to the MCC Insider Program. Please see THIS POST for more info.
Beginning today, we're moving into PHASE TWO and access to the MCC Insider flight build is rolling out to ALL registered MCC Insiders! Everyone who is a confirmed, registered MCC Insider as of Monday, 7/30 at 12:00PM, will be included in this group.
NOTE: MCC Insiders will NOT receive an initial email to confirm this build. Instead, go to the Xbox Insider App to opt-in and find the MCC Insider build. Once installed, you're up and running!
INSTALLING THE BUILD
In order to get this first build you'll need to access the Insider Hub, which is available from the Store on your Xbox One. Please note that access is linked to the Gamertag you used to sign up for MCC Insider Program.
Follow the steps below to get everything pre-installed for now:
- On your Xbox One, head to the Store.
- Search for and install the Xbox Insider Hub app.
- Launch the Insider Hub app and select Insider Content from the left side menu.
- Select the MCC Insider icon under Available content.
- Within the MCC Insider Hub click Join to officially register for flight builds. The build should The registration process may take some time and you may receive a message asking you to check back a bit later.
- If your build does not download automatically, you may need to select the Show in Store to initiate the install.
- Check out this troubleshooting guide if you're having issues locating/installing the build
Your feedback is extra important this time around - we need our current group of active MCC Insider flight participants to help us dig into the build this week so the team can identify and address any issues that may arise so we can open the program up to everyone.
This weekend one of our goals is to isolate a specific issue. If you experience corruption we need to know the OS version you are on. To obtain this information please navigate to Settings > System > Console Info. After navigating here please select “OS Version” and provide the entire OS version information. Examples of corruption can be found here.
Please use the following official threads to share your MCC Insider Flight #3 Phase Two Feedback:
- MCC Insider - Flight 3 Phase 2 - Campaign Feedback
- MCC Insider - Flight 3 Phase 2 - Multiplayer Feedback
- MCC Insider - Flight 3 Phase 2 - Misc / Other Feedback
Remember to keep an eye on the in-game Message-the-Day ("MELD") as well as the Xbox Insider HUB for the latest flight info and known issues.
WHAT'S IN THE FLIGHT?
This latest build will include ALL of MCC in its current, work-in-progress state. Work continues and there are sure to be issues that arise - both known and unknown - but we're excited to finally get the entire product out into the wild for Insiders to get hands-on.
For this flight, we're asking our participants to please focus on the following:
- Testing Intelligent Installation
- Campaigns & Campaign Co-op
- Custom Games
We do have a few official play times scheduled to help get players into matchmaking. A limited number of playlists will be available and the offerings are subject to change depending on overall player engagement and population levels.
In general, "Official" recommend playtimes are:
- 10AM - 1PM PDT
- 6PM - 9PM PDT
Just like last time, we're easing the restrictions on this flight and participants are free to stream, post screens and videos, and discuss on social and on forums. However, just like last time, please note that all email communications and official surveys are STILL CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL.
This latest MCC build is huge - it's the entire game! - which means there's a lot more for players to dig into and a lot more for the team to monitor. Please see this TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE for help with build installation issues or corrupted installations.
As of today, 8/3, we are aware of the following key known issues:
- Intelligent Delivery - We are aware of some issues where players may receive "corrupted chunks" of games when opting to install pieces via the new Intelligent Delivery feature. If you find that maps/modes are missing in custom game menus, languages change unexpectedly when navigating through menus, or are unable to launch customs or matchmaking period, you may have a corrupted installation. The first thing you should do is try to re-install the respective game component from the Intelligent Delivery menu. If you're unable to do this, or it doesn't solve the issue, you will need to remove/reinstall the entire MCC Insider build. The team is working on this issue now and will push an update as soon as a fix is in place.
- Halo 3 ODST is NOT included in the MCC Insider Build (it will be back in the game by the time the retail update is released)
- LAN - The new LAN functionality is available in this Insider build and we'd love to get your early feedback on this new feature! Please Note: For these flights, players will still NEED TO BE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET IN ORDER TO PLAY LOCAL LAN GAMES. Any internet connection will NOT be required once the update arrives to retail MCC.