Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
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Halo 3: ODST Now Available to Download for Master Chief Collection Owners
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Halo 3: ODST Now Available to Download for Master Chief Collection Owners

Free for some, cheap for others. Fun for all.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection received a large patch today, fixing numerous issues with the game which has seen its shared of bugs since launch last November. You'll also find a new multiplayer map, over 100 new achievements to earn, and several tweaks for co-op players to provide a more stable experience.

Perhaps the biggest "fix" though is the addition of Halo 3: ODST, the entire game, available to download for free for those that purchased the game before December 19th, 2014. If you didn't purchase the game then, the content is just $4.99 to download. 

Sadly ODST's best feature, the co-op Firefight Mode, is not included.

Here's the full list of patch fixes.

NEW FEATURES AND CONTENT

  • Remnant [Remake of the Halo 2 Classic multiplayer map Relic] is now available for all users
  • 100 New Achievements added for ODST and Remnant. To see the list, head here.
  • Players can now search for Gamertags and access file share, by selecting their own Gamertag in the Active Roster. To learn how, head here.
  • Enables DLC addition of Halo 3: ODST campaign (available separately via the Xbox Store). For more information on Halo 3: ODST campaign, go here.

RANKING

  • Improved skill matchmaking for parties in ranked playlists
  • Made an updated to ensure that parties are no longer separated onto different teams in ranked playlists
  • Improved rank stability to prevent ranks from incorrectly resetting

QUIT AND LOSS PENALTIES

  • Quit and loss penalties are now applied immediately in matchmaking

HALO: CE

  • Resolved Assault Rifle and Shotgun registration issues
  • Fixed an issue with vehicle audio in split-screen
  • Reduced occurrences of players falling out of map
  • Improved stability while title is in “suspend” mode
  • Improved music playback for Campaign

HALO 2 CLASSIC

  • Fixed an issue where playlist scores posted to Leaderboards incorrectly
  • Improved host migration handling in for peer-to-peer custom game matches

HALO 3

  • Added UI support for Halo 3 voice chat in matchmaking
  • Improved Campaign stability
  • Fixed an issue where the scoring HUD would not display in Campaign
  • Fixed an issue where some players could experience a delayed spawn into a matchmade game

HALO 4

  • Fixed an issue where the scoring HUD would not display in Campaign

PARTIES & ROSTER

  • Added support for displaying parties as a group in the roster
  • Improved handling of dedicated servers
  • Team colors are preserved after every match in custom games
  • Fixed a host migration issue for Custom Games
  • Improved handling of player joinability and leader promotions through Active Roster
  • Improved stability of 16 player parties

FORGE

  • Improved Forge Stability with large number of players on high budget maps
  • Added support for Infection within Halo 3 Forge maps
  • Fixed an issue where “Place at Start” did not function correctly in Halo 3
  • Fixed an issue where controller settings were not respected in Halo 2: Anniversary

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Improvements to achievement unlocking throughout title
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Blast Can achievements from unlocking in matchmaking

UI, STABILITY, & MISC

  • Made improvements to stat tracking for all titles
  • Improved functionality of unlock notifications
  • Improved voice chat functionality throughout all titles
  • Improved PGCR stats/details and stat uploading reliability
  • Fixed issues where local & shared files may not appear under “My Files”
  • Improved Stability of Co-op play in Campaign Playlists
  • UI now sorts achievements, nameplates, and avatars based on what you have unlocked
  • Improved Scoring functionality during Co-Op Campaign sessions
  • Improved Spartan Ops performance
  • Improvements made to mission progression in Campaign Playlists
  • Improved Rival functionality in Campaign Playlists
  • Improved stability for Halo 2: Anniversary map loading in matchmaking
  • Final scoreboard is now displayed during outro loading screen after a match

 

Source: Halowaypoint.com

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