Major Update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection Requires 73GB of Free Space

New update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will come with 4K UHD and HDR

By Grayshadow, Posted 28 Aug 2018

Halo: The Master Chief Collection remains one of Microsoft's most infamous releases. When it launched the game's online functions were unplayable, requiring Microsoft to run a damage control promotion that required months of updates and free content to those who purchased the game in its launch state. Fast forward to 2018 and the game is now playable and Microsoft is providing a new update just in time for it to launch on Xbox Game Pass that will require 73 GB of free space.

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The update adds 4K and HDR support and matchmaking improvements thanks to dedicated servers. Rank matchmaking will feature a +/- 10 rank system meaning players who reach rank 10 will match will players between 1 and 20 but higher than 10 will match will players 11-20.

Other noteworthy features include:

Offline Lan Support
Improved Matchmaking options
Intelligence Delivery that adds the ability to add language options to:

Halo: Combat Evolved – Campaign + Multiplayer

Halo 2: Campaign + Multiplayer (includes Halo 2: Anniversary MP (w/ Forge) & Halo 2 Classic MP)

Halo 3: Campaign + Multiplayer (includes Forge)

Halo 4: Campaign + Multiplayer (includes Spartan Ops + Forge)

Faster Load Times
Updated Menus and UI Elements


Visual enhancements – up to 4K UHD w/ HDR on an Xbox One X with compatible TV

Intelligent Delivery – Customize game component and language installation

Offline LAN – Play MCC with minimal latency over a local network


All Matchmade games now run on dedicated servers

Updated network transport layer

Round-to-round Matchmaking

Improved party stability & host migration

Updated Ranked Matchmaking logic

“Join in progress” for Custom Games

Dedicated Server optimizations

LAN enabled


Title Screen / update to background video

Main Menu UI refresh / vertical design

Options refresh / layout update

Networking settings

Audio settings / main menu volume slider

Controller settings

Message of the Day (MOTD) update

HDR / SDR settings


Load time & texture streaming optimizations

Campaign playlist / save bug fixes



Fixed crashes when playing various Remix Playlists in Xbox Live co-op

Fixed issues with earning Achievements for completing levels in Playlists in Halo: CE & Halo 2

Fixed incorrect Mission being displayed as Next Mission in cross-game playlists

Competitive Score & Time now correctly reset when Restarting during Playlists

Split screen Co-op Framerate improvements throughout Halo 1 & 2

Fixed Kills appropriately populating on leaderboards in Campaign missions

Fixed time penalty issues when saving and quitting various missions

Fixed issues resuming missions from a suspended state

Fixed global stats not incrementing properly when completing missions in both singlepayer and co-op

Fixed improper scoring calculations and persistence in stat-history

Fixed multiple co-op related crashes across all Campaigns

Fixed issues displaying duplicate PGCRs when completing a Playlist with Scoring/Timing on


Matched lobbies can now continue playing together after their match ends

Players now begin another search instead of being returned to the Main Menu after games

Parties are now maintained after changing the Game Session Leader

Matchmaking Games no longer continue if entire team quits before a match starts

Fixed players being assigned to the wrong teams from roster changes before match starts.

Fixed win/loss conditions when an entire team quits in both Halo 3 & Halo 4

Improved Betrayal Booting messaging

Fixed multiple maps and conditions that caused performance issues for frames rendered

Fixed issues with players being unable to join each other

Fixed multiple soft locks when joining players in various states

Fixed host migration in lobbies and peer-to-peer games

Fixed crashes and instances where a soft lock can occur when accepting invites

Fixed host being placed in solo game after leaving session

Fixed Oddball issues after host quits game

Fixed scoring disparity issues when host migration occurs

Fixed games not ending appropriately if there is no opposing team on launch of match

Fixed PGCR so it now reports correctly for all gametypes

Fixed multiple medals not appearing in PGCR appropriately

Optimized Voice chat networking to have reduced requirements

Fixed various instances where Achievements wouldn’t appropriately unlock

Fixed crashes when game is suspended during various MP game scenarios

Fixed issues where guests and silver accounts were incorrectly named

Fixed soft lock when removing players from parties

Fixed silver accounts being able to/unable to matchmake with/without a gold profile signed in

Fixed issues where players were kicked out of matchmaking while others in roster continued

Fixed issues related to ranks altering after closing the title just after ranking up


Fixed issue where Xbox One X players would be removed from lobby at end of custom game

Revert gametype settings now functions more reliably across all games

Fixed several Custom Game stats to now correctly update for sessions where player was a client

Enabled Host Migration in Forge for all games

Fixed error where Temporary Gametype Files did not always list original author

All: Added Settings to Pause Menu in Films for all supported games

All: Fixed Dynamic Lighting not rendering in Films of Forge Maps

H3: Fixed issue with Forge objects missing when first loading into a Forge Session

H3: Adjusted object list window to better reflect Halo 3 assets

H3: Adjusted Damage Modifier text to match 360 descriptions

H4: Fixed Bumpers & Triggers not swapping correctly

Physics have been corrected for multiple Forge related items


Correct Player Emblem now displays on Scoreboards in-game

Improved Roster refresh & response time

Improved Host Migration support throughout supported games

Fixed issues with 0’s appearing for Time & Score in Leaderboards

Fixed various medals earned not displaying in the PGCR

Fixed issue where Guest Player’s 4 controller settings were not respected

Fixed various crashes when returning to gameplay after the Xbox is suspended

Voice Chat & Team Chat improvements & fixes

Improved Leaderboard response time

Reorganized Controller Settings Order to place most commonly changed at the top

Fixed Error Message telling players they do not have Xbox LIVE Gold during Xbox LIVE service outage conditions

Fixed error when a Gold Profile player with a Guest profile on the same console attempts to Join other players from an Invite.

Parties now merge more gracefully when another Party’s host accepts an Invite

Fixed multiple issues associated with resuming game from suspended state

Fixed many different situations that would result in crashes

Fixed players getting disconnected from squads in many different situations

Fixed various issues caused with multiple controllers connected during and after gameplay

Fixed incorrect and/or missing callout for Rosters

Fixed issues using ‘Save As’ to create new map variants in Forge not working in all scenarios

Fixed sorting of temporary Gametypes

Fixed improper hero image displaying in next mission for Campaign playlists

Fixed load time increases when local files storage is full

Fixed issues where players in parties would lose audio in various loading situations

Fixed multiple instances of debug text being present across the title


Fixed being returned to Main Menu after completing a Halo 1 Level in Cross-Game Playlists

Various Text & HUD fixes

Improved FOV for Split screen

Fixed rare mission progress loss when player selects Save & Quit during Halo 1 Playlists

Fixed various Halo 1 map weapon spawns not matching Xbox Retail

Improved Magnum shot registration issues in networked matches

Fixed bullet magnetism being incorrectly applied to teammates in Matchmaking

Fixed a Host/Client score discrepancy on PGCR for King of the Hill matches

Fixed enemy placement varying when restarting checkpoints

Fixed Score & Time UI disappearing if Captain Keyes dies in Truth & Reconciliation

Fixed double Halos appearing in Halo: CE Pillar of Autumn outro cinematic


Fixed weapon fire rates not matching H2 for original Xbox

Beating the Prophet of Regret to death with your fists now grants Campaign Scoring points

Fixed FOVs to match original Xbox setting for both single player and split screen

Returned original Xbox Connection & Host Migration screens for nostalgia

Fixed rare issue with matches starting before all players have joined

Fixed Steaktacular medal for H2C Matchmaking

Campaign no longer resumes in Legacy graphics if player is set to Remastered graphics

H2: Fixed invalid Team Color options appearing as selectable in various custom game modes


Enabled Host Migration for H2A Custom Games

Fixed Blood Thirsty! Achievement not unlocking when blasted in Matchmaking

Fixed issues with Kill Feed not updating for every kill

Fixed control mapping for Banshee tricks when using Universal Bump & Jump

Fixed Kill camera in Custom Games on large-budget Forge maps

Ninja Redux Achievement can now be earned during FFA games

Blast Resort gametype now respects player’s Rounds to Win settings in Custom Games

Fixed issue with incorrect HUD displaying for clients in Monitor Mode

Fixed object misalignment issue when snapping to coordinates

Fixed Pause Menu navigation controlling Films menus at the same time

Fixed players being taken to the Custom Game menu when exiting Forge sessions

Fixed numerous issues with Halo 2 Anniversary Campaign Co-op


Fixed Halo 3 default Gamma/Contrast settings

Improved lighting bloom to better reflect the Xbox 360 version’s presentation

Re-ordered Custom Gametypes so Slayer appears first

Guerilla Achievement unlock conditions improved

King of Crows Achievement unlock conditions improved

Who Needs Them? Achievement unlock conditions improved

Reduced time for post-credit cinematics to play after completing final mission

Fixed issues with Suicide Penalty not applying in certain gametypes

Fixed several option descriptions to match Xbox 360 text in custom games


Fixed incorrect button prompt on screen during final Didact quick time event

Weapon Skins can now be selected independently per loadout

Fixed bullet refunding issues when playing matches on dedicated servers

Adjusted default Gamma settings to better match original presentation

Fixed Tutorial prompts for Mantis melee button for various control layouts

Fixed grenade button prompt during final Didact encounter

Corrected Score values for various vehicles (Phantoms, Pelicans)

Fixed stereo playback for various language audio

Improved rubber banding during Broadsword sequence for co-op

Fixed rare respawn issue on Ravine

Various Achievement unlock condition improvements

SPOPS: Skulls now have names & descriptions displayed in menu


Theater Improvements


The team is aware of and actively working on/investigating the following issues for future MCC updates: 

Campaign and playlist progress counters may read as 0s across the board on initial launch

Intelligent Delivery prioritization can be lost if console enters Connected Standby during install

Halo 4 Forge objects exposed to the global light source may appear incorrectly

Some career stats do not update until the title is relaunched

Corrupted installation can occur through Intelligent Delivery installation

Aim sensitivity feels faster in update compared to previous MCC retail

Players idling in match are not always automatically removed from the game

Elites are not dual wielding in various Campaign missions

Players with high ping times may be unable to find a game

Objects will pop-in during the Halo 4 Campaign

Players can go out-of-sync when moving from mission to mission in Halo 2 co-op Campaign when there is an original Xbox One hosting and an Xbox One X client

Players may need to reacquire previously collected ODST audio logs before receiving Achievements related to them

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now available for Xbox One.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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General Information

Platform(s): Xbox One, Xbox 360
Publisher(s): Microsoft Studios
Developer(s): 343 Industries
Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: Action, Adventure
Release Date: 2014-11-11

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