The Xbox One S, so I guess it's my own fault for not dropping half a grand on the Xbox One X?
What xbox are you running? I have an xbox one x and I cannot remember the last time this game crashed for me.
Seven crashes in only five months in a video game that came out almost five years ago isn't normal, and it shouldn't be treated as though it is. Absolutely none of these games have issues with crashing on their original hardware, and they've all been out for either over a decade or almost a decade, so 343i should be able to figure out how to get them functioning at least as well as they did back on the Xbox and Xbox 360.
We are now five months into 2019, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection has frozen up and crashed to the Xbox One dashboard on me at least seven times. These crashes happen randomly when trying to load lobbies, missions, etc. despite the fact that I'm loading these things alone. This is the only Xbox One game I have that does this. There's no such thing as luck, so once something happens at least seven times, that's proof that there's something very wrong. I was in the MCC Insider program since the first flight, I didn't experience any crashing in any of the Flight Programs. In the MCC build I've had a couple of crashes like you but I've also played over 200 hours since the August Update, it's not a major issue if you've only had 7 crashes since then. How can you tell if it wasn't your Xbox or your Internet that is the issue?
Why isn't anyone else bringing attention to such a glaring issue? Why haven't 343i acknowledged it when they have play testers for this very purpose? Statistically, this has happened to the person reading this, so can we please make enough noise about this that it actually gets fixed? A game crashing this frequently half a decade after release is inexcusable.
I also know that it isn't my Xbox One that's the issue as, and you can see this clearly stated in my original post, this is the only game I have that does this. I also know that it isn't my internet connection as internet connections don't cause games to crash when loading singleplayer content without any other players.
Whoa man, just trying to help like the rest. Narrowing down details such as used hardware can help. For instance, but buddy running a day one edition xbox cannot select the option to edit he clan tag after recent update 🤷♂️ on the flip side, I had to finish an achievement for Rise of Tomb Raider on his xbox because the xbox one x enhanced patches broke the achievement on my xbox.
I would recommend a power cycle and the profile reinstall, may sound silly but they are known to causes issues.