Halo Master Chief Collection April Update, Spartan Strike Details Shared

Boatloads of information just poured in from the developers of Halo Master Chief Collection who were discussing what’s hot now and what will be in the near future.

We all know that 343 Industries has been working on the April Update for the game, although they didn’t reveal the full patch notes yet, three things were highlighted by Halo Community Manager Andy Dudynsky:

  • New penalties and monitoring for quitting and betrayals
  • A variety of ranking system improvements and fixes
  • Updated Halo 3 Forge to include editing for all game types

However, that is not where the good stuff ends. Dudynsky also revealed that soon after the Halo Master Chief Collection April update, changes will be made to playlists, some will be reset and new ones will be added later on:

Shortly after the content update drops (we’re aiming for the next day or so), we’ll be resetting ranks for the Halo 2: Anniversary playlist, and also adding ranking to Team Slayer and the Halo Championship Series playlists. Over the following days, we’ll be monitoring results to ensure that everything is working properly before adding ranks to additional playlists.

SWAT will also be reintroduced as featured playlist and it will include Halo 3 game types. He also hinted at future non-default Halo 3 maps.

In parallel news, the Halo Spartan Strike is also live now on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Steam, iPhone, and iPad with 30 new missions, vehicles, weaponry, abilities and more.

You can get the top down shooter from here.

Keep checking back for more on Halo Master Chief Collection and the April update, for which we will be posting the patch notes as soon as they arrive.