Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Getting Xbox One X Enhancements and More in 2018

Will Matchmaking Finally Be Fixed?

In a surprise move, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be getting its first update in almost four years since its release, including fixes and enhancements for the Xbox One X.

The announcement appeared on the official Halo Twitter, revealing that work is underway on the patch and that it is coming in 2018.

Exactly what these “updates, fixes, and enhancements” could be is anyone’s guess but we have some ideas. Halo: The Master Chief Collection suffered a number of problems relating to matchmaking upon its release, upsetting many Xbox One owners. 343 Industries spent months apologizing and attempted to fix the networking problems. As a form of good will, Halo 3: ODST was added as a free addition to the game. However, despite best efforts, Halo: The Master Chief Collection — while certainly improved over its launch state — remains a matchmaking mess in multiplayer. We can only assume that the next update will iron out these issues, finally putting an end to bad matchmaking for Halo fans.

The single-player portion is still strong and offers up wonderful value if picked up today. It includes Halo: Anniversary Edition (Halo: Combat Evolved), Halo: Anniversary Collection 2 (Halo 2), Halo 3, Halo 4, and the added Halo 3: ODST. DLC for Halo 4 was also ported over later. Halo 2 was given the Anniversary treatment with a significant visual upgrade over the original Xbox game while the rest were remastered to take advantage of the power of the Xbox One.

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As for Xbox One X enhancements, we’re expecting native 4K support across the board on all games. With no confirmation, we’ll just have to wait and see when the update is released next year.

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