Tighten Up Microsoft: Master Chief Collection Multiplayer Is Released Broken
Halo: The Master Chief Collection hit retailers yesterday bringing the most complete Halo Collection ever to the Xbox One. This collection contains all four Halo games, a beta key for Halo 5: Guardians, and the first episode of Halo: Nightfall by executive producer Ridley Scott. The amount of content that is available on this one disc is massive and supports full online multiplayer support. The only problem is that the Master Chief Collection Multiplayer portion of the game is still inaccessible due to server errors and the inability to be able to connect to online matches. Even without multiplayer there is still countless things to accomplish in The Master Chief Collection and the updated campaign in Halo 2 could carry this title alone. However, for such an impressive release to be sullied by network issues is a tragedy for Microsoft and 343 Industries disappointing fans and continuing to fuel the fires of the console wars.
343 Industries quickly responded after launch to these issues through Twitter stating “We’re aware of issues some have been having with matchmaking and we’re working around the clock alongside the Xbox Live team, to address.” There is no doubt that fixing the issues with this launch is the top priority for Microsoft and there top people are working around the clock to make sure these matchmaking services are fixed as quickly as possible. However, it is now been over 24 hours past release and matchmaking, while improved, is hardly functional continuing the frustration of Halo fans worldwide. Personally, I was able to get a few matches in this morning before being booted, but the wait time was almost ten minutes and that was only for Halo 2. I was unable to connect to any Halo 4 multiplayer even after many attempts.
Trending right now under #HaloMCC are countless complaints about connectivity issues and netcode errors still occurring this morning. 343 Industries responded to this continued concern a few hours ago reassuring players that a fix is coming very soon, but still was vague on the details. “We have deployed a number of server updates to help improve matchmaking and expedite search times. The update deployed to matchmaking was done on the server side and does not require an extra download to your Xbox One.” 343 Industries also stated that another major patch to the Master Chief Collection multiplayer will be available by this weekend. Hopefully, this weekend update will be a sufficient patch that will allow Halo: The Master Chief Collection to honor these great titles as it was intended. Until then, the remastered campaign will have to suffice.
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