Last week’s patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection helped to fix the matchmaking system a little bit, though issues continue to persist for many players – something that developer 343 Industries is well aware of.
Unfortunately, despite the content patch fixing a number of issues, it also introduced a host of new bugs into the game. Speaking on the Halo Waypoint forum, developer 343 Industries said: “We continue to work on these issues, with our primary focus being on matchmaking performance. Additionally, we also noticed that the CU inadvertently introduced some new UI bugs, which will be fixed shortly. For now, you will continue to see uneven match-ups and larger than normal team sizes in matchmaking.
“This is a temporary situation that is caused by the fact that we are allowing more players than normal into a matchmaking session in order to improve overall matching times,” the update continues. “We realize this is not ideal, and we will reset those parameters to their expected behavior as soon as our matchmaking improves to a level where players are consistently getting into matches in shorter time frames.”
Recently, the Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble playlist was added to the game and is set to 10 players max. The playlist does not have ranking yet either.