Online Cup Update

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As we mentioned last week, the team has been working on a hotfix for party joinability, and this fix is now available via a content update to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Largely, this update will revert to the same party functionality that was available prior to our 4.21 update, and specifically addresses joinability issues that players with large friends lists have been experiencing.

As of this time, this weekend’s ESL online cup #1 remains on schedule, and the HCS staff at 343 and ESL are currently working with teams and players to verify that the joinability issues have been resolved to ensure that things will run smoothly during the tournament.

If you haven’t yet signed up for cup, head here to register, and to see the full season schedule, head here.

Thanks for your patience and best of luck to all competitors.

Che Chou
Franchise Media Director
343 Industries


Halo Championship Series

Season 2 Online Cup Update

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Since our 4.21 update, we’ve discovered a bug that is limited to joining parties with players that have a large number of people on their Xbox Live Friends List. Over the past week, we’ve partnered with the Xbox Live team to identify and create a fix for this issue. We are currently planning to release the fix next week after further testing. All other aspects of online gameplay, including matchmaking, are unaffected.

Halo Championship Series

Iron Games Atlanta Recap

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Season 2 of the Halo Championship Series kicked off in Atlanta, GA, hosted by Iron Gaming. The best teams in North America gathered for the first LAN tournament of the season. Many teams changed their lineups in the offseason, and we were excited to see how they would perform.

Halo Championship Series

Shrine Update, Round 2

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Since the start of Season 2, we’ve been working with pro players to fine tune the map Shrine, specifically in regards to Red vs. Blue balance as it pertains to spawning and line of sight discrepancies. With the help of professional teams and players, we’ve updated the map, and it is now available in the Official HCS File Share, under “HCS Shrine (v2)” and “HCS Shrine Assault (v2)."