‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ Gameplay, News, DLC & Update: Game Gets New Patch, Brings New Penalty Systems


343 Industries is planning to release a new patch update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The popular video game will be launched this week, according to Microsoft. The patch is said to introduce a new penalty systems for quitting, idling and betrayals, Gamespot said on Tuesday.

“Players who quit a match at any period after the start of voting up until the game ends will receive a ranking hit and a penalty to their Xbox One reputation profile. Once the update is applied, players who quit, betray, or too frequently idle during a “set period of time” will be temporarily banned from matchmaking.”

343 Industries said “but should offending players engage in negative behavior once they are reinstated, they can expect to receive longer temporary bans.”

Below are the game’s full patch notes.

  • Players will now receive a quit penalty and rank penalty for quitting any time after matchmaking voting begins in all matchmaking playlists, both ranked and unranked
  • Added matchmaking betrayal booting for Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Matchmaking voting now randomizes winner in the case of a tie, rather than selecting the left-most option
  • Made a variety of improvements to ranking calculation
  • Fixed an issue which could result in ranking down after winning a match
  • Emblems and clan tags, in addition to gamertags, are now hidden while searching for a match
  • Updated Team colors to always appear correctly in Forge mode
  • The level of menu music will now drop when other players join a lobby / are connected to other players
  • Fixed an issue where menu music could cut out after a game or on startup
  • The controller schematic for H1 “Boxer” now correctly matches the in-game control layout
  • Improved Classic/Remastered UI launch settings for Halo: CE and Halo 2 Campaign
  • Improved matchmaking messaging to players
  • Fixed an issue where lobby player positions could shuffle after a promotion to party leader
  • Fixed an issue where players could select and use nameplates that they had not unlocked
  • Fixed an issue where profiles could match into a game after the match started
  • Made a variety of fixes for players who could become stuck at the “Downloading Latest Data” screen
  • Fixed the glitched Who Needs Them? achievement
  • Improved a variety of compatibility issues
  • Made a variety of stability improvements