The developer behind Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a bundle of previous Halo games with graphical enhancements and all DLC, has stated that they are working on another patch to fix matchmaking issues that should be released shortly.
Speaking on the official forums for the game on Halo Waypoint, an employee said that “The team continues development and testing of upcoming content updates, the next of which will specifically make improvements to the matchmaking system and flow.” He also pointed out that the update should come out this week and that further updates would be coming out in the near future. “This particular update is on track for delivery this week,” he said. “We will provide more details on the exact ETA, included fixes, and additional upcoming content updates in the near future. Please stay tuned to this thread for more details.”
Halo: The Master Chief Collection has suffered a number of problems since its launch but the vast majority of the complaints have been focused on the fact that online multiplayer and matchmaking continues to be largely broken. Finding games can take incredibly long and then connection problems and other issues can persist throughout matches. This has left the online component of the title unplayable for many.
The developer 343 Industries has acknowledged the issues since release and have already made several updates available as well as modifying the backend that runs the servers to help alleviate the problems. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has already commented that Microsoft are doing everything they can to get the gaming running properly. While 343 Industries studio head has apologized to fans and said that they will be doing something to make this right, implying that they may be willing to give out some free stuff as compensation.