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5.30.15 - Content Update Notes

By 343 Industries -

The next time you log into Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you will be prompted to download the latest content update, which adds the new multiplayer map “Remnant” to Halo 2: Anniversary, as well as additional game updates.

Below, you’ll find a summary of what is included in today’s update:

New Features and Content

  • Remnant [Remake of the Halo 2 Classic multiplayer map Relic] is now available for all users
  • 100 New Achievements added for ODST and Remnant. To see the list, head here.
  • Players can now search for Gamertags and access file share, by selecting their own Gamertag in the Active Roster. To learn how, head here.
  • Enables DLC addition of Halo 3: ODST campaign (available separately via the Xbox Store). For more information on Halo 3: ODST campaign, go here.

Ranking

  • Improved skill matchmaking for parties in ranked playlists
  • Made an updated to ensure that parties are no longer separated onto different teams in ranked playlists
  • Improved rank stability to prevent ranks from incorrectly resetting

Quit and loss Penalties

  • Quit and loss penalties are now applied immediately in matchmaking

Halo: CE

  • Resolved Assault Rifle and Shotgun registration issues
  • Fixed an issue with vehicle audio in split-screen
  • Reduced occurrences of players falling out of map
  • Improved stability while title is in “suspend” mode
  • Improved music playback for Campaign

Halo 2 Classic

  • Fixed an issue where playlist scores posted to Leaderboards incorrectly
  • Improved host migration handling in for peer-to-peer custom game matches

Halo 3

  • Added UI support for Halo 3 voice chat in matchmaking
  • Improved Campaign stability
  • Fixed an issue where the scoring HUD would not display in Campaign
  • Fixed an issue where some players could experience a delayed spawn into a matchmade game

Halo 4

  • Fixed an issue where the scoring HUD would not display in Campaign

Parties & Roster

  • Added support for displaying parties as a group in the roster
  • Improved handling of dedicated servers
  • Team colors are preserved after every match in custom games
  • Fixed a host migration issue for Custom Games
  • Improved handling of player joinability and leader promotions through Active Roster
  • Improved stability of 16 player parties

Forge

  • Improved Forge Stability with large number of players on high budget maps
  • Added support for Infection within Halo 3 Forge maps
  • Fixed an issue where “Place at Start” did not function correctly in Halo 3
  • Fixed an issue where controller settings were not respected in Halo 2: Anniversary

Achievements

  • Improvements to achievement unlocking throughout title
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Blast Can achievements from unlocking in matchmaking

UI, Stability, & Misc

  • Made improvements to stat tracking for all titles
  • Improved functionality of unlock notifications
  • Improved voice chat functionality throughout all titles
  • Improved PGCR stats/details and stat uploading reliability
  • Fixed issues where local & shared files may not appear under “My Files”
  • Improved Stability of Co-op play in Campaign Playlists
  • UI now sorts achievements, nameplates, and avatars based on what you have unlocked
  • Improved Scoring functionality during Co-Op Campaign sessions
  • Improved Spartan Ops performance
  • Improvements made to mission progression in Campaign Playlists
  • Improved Rival functionality in Campaign Playlists
  • Improved stability for Halo 2: Anniversary map loading in matchmaking
  • Final scoreboard is now displayed during outro loading screen after a match

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the Halo 3: ODST Campaign and Remnant in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

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4.21.15 - Content Update Notes

By B is for Bravo -

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3.13.15 - Update

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3.13.15 - Update

By Dan Ayoub -

Thank you for your support, patience, and engaged feedback since we launched Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Our most recent content update has normalized and improved matchmaking and the in-game experience for the majority of fans. We at 343 are continuing to work to improve that experience with the Master Chief Collection. Your passion for Halo is what has fueled our team these past months and inspired the project in the first place.