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Good Morning Friends,

And welcome back, Spartans, to another weekly Matchmaking update for MCC! This week, our continued Halo 3 Celebration event is ongoing, and we have a couple changes to improve your matchmaking experience. Full details are listed below:

Playlist Changes
  • High Ground and Vindictive (Sandbox) have been removed from Halo 3 Ranked Team Slayer
Challenge Improvements
  • Resolved an issue where kills with the Fuel Rod Gun were not counting towards progress in some instances
  • Resolved an issue where kills with the Scorpion were not counting towards progress in some instances
Halo 3 Celebration Event
To continue celebrating the launch of Halo 3 on PC, we have several ongoing events and a triple XP weekend coming up! All times listed below are in PT (UTC-7):
  • Players can earn the Acrophobia skull by completing the timed “Acrophobia” challenge between 7/13 8pm – 7/29 10am
  • Earn the exclusive “Alliance” nameplate by completing the timed “Three’s Company” challenge between 7/13 8am – 7/29 10am
  • Triple XP weekend from 7/24 10am – 7/27 10am
Make sure to get in on the fun while earning triple XP this weekend Spartans! As always, we will see you online.

Cheers,
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Good Morning Friends,

This week brings with our regular planned Matchmaking update a game update! Full details of this patch can be found HERE. The TL;DR breakdown is that we're bringing you Team Duals, some Challenge adjustments, and bug fixes for challenges! Full details below:

Game Update
  • Fixed an issue where challenge progress was not retained across multiple platforms.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes on relaunch, your challenge progress would display as none.
  • Fixed an issue where challenge progress could display less than the actual progress made.

Playlist Changes
  • Rotated in Duals in Social 4v4 for Halo 2: Classic, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 3
  • Rotated in Duals in Social FFA for Halo 2: Classic, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 3

Challenge improvements
  • Reduced score requirement of weekly campaign score challenge from 50,000 to 20,000
Jump in and enjoy double the fun today!

Cheers,
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Good Morning,

Spartans, it’s time to suit up and sight in your scopes! Shotty Snipers is back again in the featured slot for social 4v4 and 8p FFA. Full details for this week’s changes are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Shotty Snipers rotates into the featured category
  • Duals rotates out of the featured category
Shotty Snipers
  • 4v4 Social
  • 8p Social FFA
Get out there and make us proud Spartans. As always, thank you for playing, and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Good Morning,

Welcome back, Spartans for another weekly Playlist update. Get ready to hit the field to score goals as Grifball returns to MCC!

Playlist Changes
  • Rotated Grifball into the featured category in social games
  • Rotated out Shotty Snipers
Whether you prefer sword or hammer, make sure to keep those matches clean! As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
Postums
Hello Friends,

And welcome back Spartans to another weekly Matchmaking update for MCC! This week grab your rockets, a friend, and get ready for Rocket Race which is available for a limited time! Full details are listed below:

Playlist Changes
  • Rotated Rocket Race into the featured category in social games
  • Rotated out Griball
This classic game type is one for the ages, and we hope you enjoy! As always, thank you for playing, and we will see you online!

Cheers.
Postums
Good Morning,

Gather round Spartans. The time has come for another weekly Matchmaking update for MCC. This week randomness is your friend (or foe) as Fiesta becomes available for a limited time! Full details are listed below:

Playlist Changes
  • Rotated Fiesta into the featured category for social 4v4 and 8p FFA
  • Rotated out 2v2v2v2 Rocket Race
This luck of the draw game type is a fan favorite amongst the community, and we hope you enjoy! As always, thank you for playing, and we will see you online!

Cheers,
Postums
Good Morning,

Another week brings another Matchmaking update. This week, we are bringing you Team Duals! Read on for full details of this week’s changes:

Playlist Changes
  • Rotated in Duals into the featured category for Social 4v4
  • Rotated out Fiesta
Get out there and make us proud Spartans! As always, thank you for playing and we will see you online!

Cheers,
Postums
Good Morning Friends,

Play ball! Tomorrow's sport returns today. Pick up those Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords as you battle it out in Grifball.

Playlist Changes
  • Grifball rotates in
  • Duals leaves the party
Score more points than your opponent to win. See you on the court, Spartans!

Cheers,
Postums
Good Morning Friends,

It is time again to get ready for ranged combat in this week’s playlist update! Shotty Snipers is back again in the featured slot for social 4v4 and 8p FFA. Full details for this week’s changes are below:

Rotational Playlist Changes
  • Shotty Snipers rotates into the featured category
  • Grifball rotates out of the featured category
Halo Insider Reminder
Flighting for Halo 4 is on the horizon and we want you to get in on the action! Please head over to https://aka.ms/HaloInsider to register for our flighting program. Make sure to verify your email, select the platforms you can participate on, and check back each Friday for our weekly updates on development and when the next flights will being at https://aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC.

We will see you online Spartans and don’t forget, next week Halo 3: ODST is joining Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC with ODST Firefight making its way to Xbox One as well. Happy hunting, and we will see you online!

Cheers,
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Salutations, Spartans! We hope you have enjoyed Recon Slayer and today, we're excited to introduce another new game variant: Recon SWAT. That's right. Trade out your M6G pistols for ODST's M6S Automag and work on those headshots.

Playlist Changes:
  • Recon SWAT rotates in and will be played on existing SWAT map variants
  • Recon Slayer rotates out
Challenge Improvements
On Monday, we deployed a service change which allowed us to start processing/registering Halo: CE Server Challenges. Since the change has been working as expected, today (Wednesday) we enabled the Halo: CE UI in the Challenge Hub to reflect which challenges are supported by that title.

Halo Insider
Halo 4 flighting is coming up soon and we want you to join the fun! Register for the Halo Insider program today at aka.ms/HaloInsider. Be sure to verify your email, choose your preferred platforms for participation, and check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC for the latest information.

In the meantime... You know the maps, time to play!
Gravity Hammer vs Energy Sword vs Ball - the choice is yours as Grifball returns to matchmaking! Halo 3: ODST Firefight matchmaking has also received a couple small updates, read on for more information.

Playlist Changes
  • Rotated in Grifball
  • Rotated out Recon SWAT as a featured category
  • Added Recon SWAT at a lower weighting to standard SWAT matchmaking
ODST Firefight Changes
  • Increased medal XP payout
  • Removed ONI Alpha Site from several Firefight Arcade game types
Halo Insider Program

Halo 4 flighting is coming up soon and we want you to join the fun! Register for the Halo Insider program today at aka.ms/HaloInsider. Be sure to verify your email, choose your preferred platforms for participation, and check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC for the latest information.

See you courtside, Spartans!
Stand your ground or get up close and personal – It's time for Shotty Snipers! Featuring ranged and close quarters combat, this fan-favorite returns to matchmaking, replacing Grifball. This week also brings some additional changes with the introduction of the Halloween Challenge Event (did we mention new, exclusive nameplates?) and an adjustment to the ranked playlists. Keep reading for more info!

Playlist Changes
  • Shotty Snipers rotates into 4v4 and FFA
  • Grifball has left the court
Haloween Celebration Event
From now until November 4th, complete challenges in our Haloween Celebration Event to unlock two brand-new nameplates: Shotgun Shell and Spider Web. You can see all the challenges and track your progress through your in-game Challenge Hub. Remember, this event ends at 10am on November 4th so don't delay!

Ranked Playlists
Beginning on October 21, the consolidation and rotation of our ranked playlist offerings will begin. The Halo 2: Classic, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo: Reach Hardcore playlists will be removed as stand-alone playlists and will rotate monthly, starting with Halo: Reach Hardcore. The other playlists will remain with no changes at this time.

Halo Insider Program
Halo 4 flighting is coming up soon and we want you to join the fun! Register for the Halo Insider program today at aka.ms/HaloInsider. Be sure to verify your email, choose your preferred platforms for participation, and check our weekly development updates at aka.ms/FridayDevFlightUpdateMCC for the latest information.

Now it's time to work on those snapshots!
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