Latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection server update brings back SWAT and more

By Sherif Saed
11 December 2014 10:14 GMT

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has received a few tweaks in the latest server-side update.


Developer 343 Industries posted the update details on Halo Waypoint. The SWAT playlist is now active, with modes from Halo 2, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 4. Halo 3 SWAT will be added in a future patch.

The more detailed change-log is posted below, so give it a read.

  • As we roll out additional content updates, we’ll be bringing other playlists back into the rotation – these include Halo: CE, Halo 4, Team Hardcore, and future featured playlists, such as Team Doubles, Team Snipers, and more. As we mentioned before launch, we’ll be keeping an eye on voting data and player feedback to determine which playlists stay in the rotation
  • Updated the player count to 4v4 (6 minimum, 8 maximum) for the following playlists: Team Slayer, Halo 2 Classic, Halo 3, Halo Championship Series, SWAT
  • Updated voting options across multiple playlists to improve the balance of appearance of BR-start and objective game types
  • Updated the “max party size” for Big Team Battle from 4-6, and the team is working on resolving issues that are affecting parties with 8 players. Once resolved, the max party size will return to 8
  • In a future update, the ranked Halo 2: Anniversary playlist will be moved to 4v4. For now, as the playlist contains a variety of mid-size maps, we’ll be temporarily allowing both 4v4 and 5v5 matches, but have optimized the voting options for this player range. For example, you’ll see less 5v5 Team Slayer BRs on Warlord and more voting options that are catered to the current player counts of 4v4 and 5v5 (8 minimum, 10 maximum). Additionally, you’ll now be able to search as a party of 5. These changes are temporary until we turn ranking online for additional playlists

In addition, a new content update will be released early next week, with details to follow.

Thanks, MP1st.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch