343 Industries – developers of Halo The Master Chief Collection – has revealed all on what fans can expect from the service in the month of April in regard to patches and updates.
Players will now be penalized for leaving a game under certain circumstances as well as by betraying their own team members. Expect it to be a bit like FIFA whereby players are deducted points if they quit an online match whilst losing.
There will also be improvements in regard to the game’s online ranking system, meaning that matches should become more even and fair due to similarly ranked players being put up against each other.
Moreover, the April update will “update team sizes and player counts across existing and upcoming playlists, including Team Doubles.” So if you were put off by the online experience in The Master Chief Collection at launch, maybe now is the time to consider re-visiting.
“The team continues to build out additional experiences, and is also working to update team sizes for select playlists,” said 343. “This evening we’ve rolled out an update for the Halo: CE playlist that changes the team size from 2-3 players to strictly 2 players, and will be monitoring the playlist for a day or two to ensure that the settings are acting as intended.
“Based on results and feedback, we’ll be looking to update team sizes and player counts across existing and upcoming playlists, including Team Doubles, as we get closer to the next update. Lastly, SWAT and Team Snipers will both make a return into the rotation in the near future, and we’ll continue to evaluate playlist data to determine which playlists become permanent additions.”