Microsoft and 343 Industries are super lucky this week that Assassin’s Creed Unity has been stealing all the controversial headlines, leaving Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s issues to slip by a bit more quietly than they would have otherwise. To the bundle’s credit, the single player portion of every game jam packed into this thing look and play absolutely fabulously, giving you more than enough value for the money you dropped on it.
The enormous multiplayer though, filled with hundreds of different maps and options, has not been performing at its peak with issues in the matchmaking. 343 Industries has been working over the weekend to fix this, and a patch to alleviate the issues should be due this week.
Executive Producer Dan Ayoub posted an open-letter on Halo Waypoint to address the company’ progress on fixing these issues. “Looking at our data logs, server-side adjustments that we have made over the past 24 hours have shown a 20 percent increase in server connectivity,” he says. “However, we are well aware that performance is not where it needs to be.”
“We are currently targeting a release of Wednesday 11/19 for this content update”
Check out our full thoughts in our review on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We suggest you buy it, unless of course, you are strictly getting it for the multiplayer. Then we suggest you wait a bit to see if this patch really does carry out its mission.