Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets Another Update to Improve Multiplayer

How long has it been since Halo: The Master Chief Collection came out? It’s been a couple of months I believe, but 343 is still releasing regular updates to fix the multiplayer aspects of the collection.

The latest update for the game was released yesterday and once again, one of the main agendas is matchmaking. Improvements have been made to search success rates and other matchmaking errors. While the “Awaiting Privileges” error has also been handled to some extent.

Moreover, Halo 2: Anniversary network performance has been improved, “in regards to bandwidth spikes.” Some general changes include the reduction of music volume on multiplayer menus, update to the “Legacy” Stick Layout in Halo 2: Anniversary and more.

You can check out some highlights from the patch notes below:


  • Improved matchmaking search success rates.
  • Made an update to reduce instances of “Awaiting Privileges” matchmaking errors.
  • Made an update to ensure player counts more reliably match the expected numbers for each playlist.
  • Fixed an issue where player would sometimes appear to be searching in an incorrect “FIND GAME” screen.
  • Added countdown sound effect to the voting timer.


  • Made an update to improve Halo 2: Anniversary network performance, specifically in regards to bandwidth spikes.
  • Made several improvements to party joining through the in-game Roster.
  • Made an update to ensure that the mute icon is visible while in Matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue in Halo 4 where players could equip the same weapon as their primary and secondary weapons.

If you wish to know more about the latest update, visit Halowaypoint for details.