Halo Community Update Recap & ODST Release

Posted on May 30, 2015 by Ward-47

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Today, 343 industries has released a new content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, along with codes to download Halo 3: ODST free for those who have purchased and played The Master Chief Collection before December 19th of last year.  In the latest Community Update, a detailed summary was laid out the content that will be provided in the next update.

For the new content, it will deliver Remnant (a remake of Halo 2’s Relic), 100 new achievements for Halo 3: ODST and Remnant (shown in the link here https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/community/blog-posts/halo-community-update-5-29-15), enables DLC addition of Halo 3: ODST, which can be found in the Xbox Live Store, and the ability for players to search for Gamertags and access file share, by selecting their own Gamertag in the Active Roster, which you can see in the pic below.

Along with the new features, there will be an improved skill matchmaking for parties in ranked playlists, an update to where parties are no longer placed in separate teams in ranked playlists, a more robust stability preventing ranks from ranks resetting by mistake, and penalties that will apply to those who leave or lose a match made game.  In continuation, there will be an added support for displaying parties as a group in a roster, improve use of the dedicated servers, team colors maintained after every match in custom games, fixed host migration in custom games, improved handling of player, joinability and leader promotion in active roster, and improved stability for 16 players in a party.

For forge, there will be a more robust stability to handle a massive number of players on a high budget map, a support for Infection mode in Halo 3 forge maps, a fixed issue where the “Place at Dart” did not function correctly in Halo 3, and a fixed issue where the control setting did not transition correctly in Halo 2: Anniversary.  In correspondence with these fixes, there will be an improvement to achievement unlocking, where there will be less delays, and having dozens of achievements unlocking while playing the game, including the “Blast Can” achievements that can be earned during matchmaking.

In conclusion with these fixes, there will be an improved functionality for all unlock notifications, improved voice chant functionality for all titles, fixed issues where local and shared files will not appear under “My Files”, improved stability of co-op gameplay in campaign playlists, user interface (UI) sorting achievements, nameplates, and avatars based on what you have unlocked, improved scoring functionality in campaign playlists, improved Spartan OPs, performance, improvements made in mission progression in campaign playlists, improved rival functionality in campaign playlists, improved stability for Halo: 2 Anniversary map loading in matchmaking, and the final scoreboard will be outputted and finishing a match made game.

Also, if players haven’t purchased Halo: The Master Chief Collection before December 19th, you can still claim Halo 3: ODST for $4.99, and……..PREPARE TO DROP!!!!!!!





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