343i is finally fixing Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Yes, you read that title card right! Almost three long years after its broken release, which included glitches, horrible matchmaking issues and numerous crashes, 343i is finally going to fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Let’s get you guys caught up!

  • In a post on Halo Waypoint, franchise development director Frank O’Connor updated the community in regards to the MCC.
  • In this post, Frank states that the changes to the Xbox Architecture and back-end networking improvements were the catalysts for fixing the MCC.
  • He stated multiple reasons for MCC not working: “It may sound simplistic, but MCC was essentially six pretty different game engines strapped together and interlinked with highly complex and highly delicate new systems.” Additionally, Frank states that “we were testing it in an environment that we had set up incorrectly and with some (as we discovered later) faulty assumptions.”
  • Lastly, Frank let us know that this fix will apply to the standard Xbox One version and the recently announced Xbox One X updated version coming in 2018.

So, will you guys give The Master Chief Collection a try once it’s updated? Or is it too little too late?

Halo 5 is receiving an Xbox One X patch, backward compatibility gets some love too

With the announcement of the Xbox One X just over a month ago, there was a slew of already released titles that announced they would be releasing a 4K patch for the upcoming console. Most notably missing from that list of games was Halo 5: Guardians. Well fret not Halo fans, it looks like that will be changing.


In a community update, 343 Industries announced the following:

  • Halo 5: Guardians will be receiving a 4K update for the Xbox One X later this year.
  • Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, and Halo 4 will all be added to the evergrowing list of backwards compatible games for the Xbox One.
  • All the DLC for every backwards compatible Halo game will be made free to download through the Xbox store.
  • Special events are planned, throughout all of the summer, for the multiplayer in Halo 5: Guardians.

What do you guys think about all this new Halo news? Are you still playing Halo 5: Guardians? If not, will the 4K update bring you back to it? Let us know in the comments below!