343 Industries have announced an update to its playlists for the newly released Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The update has removed some playlists in the hopes of improving the incredibly long matchmaking times that the game has suffered with since its launch on the 11th. 343 also announced that an update would be coming on the 14th that will address ‘campaign fixes and scoring issues’. The playlists removed from multiplayer are as follows:
- Halo 4
- Team Hardcore
- Rumble Pit
The length that these playlists will be removed for is unknown, but 343 have stated this is a temporary affair, so if you regularly play in any of those playlists, don’t worry they will be back after the matchmaking issues have been ironed out. 343 have stated that they believe they have found the primary problem with the matchmaking and are working around the clock to fix it.
‘Over the past 48 hours, we believe we have identified the primary matchmaking issue, and are working on a solution right now.’
Halo: The Master Chief Collection has had an incredibly rocky launch, with the previously mentioned matchmaking problems and a plethora of bugs and freezes. It’s good to know that 343 are working hard to fix the issues, but it also raises the question of why are they there in the first place? The incredible amount of bugs and glitches shows that either the game was released before it was ready, or that Q&A testing/stress testing wasn’t up to snuff. Either way, with other botched launches like Assassin’s Creed Unity and Sonic Boom, it’s a growing trend in the gaming industry and it isn’t a good one.
Source: Halo Waypoint
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