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[Locked] MCC Patch Notes: 10/10/2018

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Good Morning,

On the agenda for today, October 10, we have a new patch going live that will be addressing some errors and fan requested changes to gametypes within some playlists. The gametype changes today are based on community feedback for Team Snipers, Halo 3 Team Hardcore Doubles playlist, and HCE: Team Arena. As well, we will be loosening our matchmaking rules for both parties and ranks to help improve the experience for players finding matches.
Some of you may be asking, “Well why did we need an update for playlist changes?” This is required any time gametype settings changes are needed but the specific settings aren’t already created and a part of the game. To make the settings changes we are required to add the new files to the game’s matchmaking file settings selection system and the only way is through a game update.
Playlist Updates
Team Snipers
  • H2A: Removed secondary starting weapon, grenades, and grenades from map.
  • H3: Sniper Hill Only: Removed secondary starting weapon, grenades, and grenades from map.
Halo 3 Team Hardcore Doubles
  • Adjusted all gametypes to have suicide and betrayal penalty off.
  • Removed Active Camo on pickup from Custom Power Up Traits on The Pit.
HCE: Team Arena
  • Team Slayer kill limit reduced from 100 to 50.
Matchmaking Rule Changes
Players at level 40 and above now can match players within the 30-50 range.
Loosening party matchmaking rules in ranked hoppers.
  • Max team sizes will only match max team sizes in Ranked 4vs4 games.
  • Example: Parties of 3 in 4v4 playlists can now match parties of 1, 2, and 3.
  • Team Doubles will now create matches based on any team size.

Ban Hammer Is LIVE
Since the September update, we have been tuning the rules behind the scenes for our auto-ban system to better address players who repeatedly quit out of matchmade games. Even though the automated version isn’t quite ready for prime time, the Ban Hammer definitely is.

The team has recently issued our first wave of matchmaking suspensions to players who are actively and repeatedly quitting games.

If you are worried that this could impact you, we would suggest not quitting out of games. Repeatedly quitting out of matches really creates a poor experience for the rest of the players in the game. Don’t do it. If you don’t like the maps or modes being offered, spin up a custom game with the settings you enjoy (check out the “Looking for Group” feature in the Official Halo Club to find like-minded players!).
Additional Resources
For more information on the state of MCC, past updates, known issues, player feedback, and more - please check out the following resources:

Share your feedback with the team via the MCC forums here on Halo Waypoint:
Again, thank you to everyone for continuing to voice constructive feedback and reporting issues you encounter! We very much appreciate it as we continue to work on improvements for Halo The Master Chief Collection. As always, we will see you online!