Latest Halo: MCC patch adds Halo 4’s Spartan Ops mode, further improves matchmaking

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 10:30 GMT

Spartan Ops co-op mode from Halo 4 has been added to The Master Chief Collection along with a slew of new fixes and in the latest patch.


343 Industries has posted the notes of the latest patch to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The patch adds Halo 4’s Spartan Ops mode as promised along with the usual set of fixes and improvements. It’s just over 3GB in size.


  • Made an update to make sure a match only starts when teams are even
  • Players will now receive a ‘loss’ when disconnecting before a round has ended
  • Made an update to include all split screen players in vote tally
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to become stuck “Joining Session”
  • Resolved an issue where players could be dropped from matchmaking after disconnecting their controller

General multiplayer updates

  • Made additional improvements to Halo: CE hit registration
  • Made an update to the “Halo 2: Anniversary Career Progress” page to ensure achievements are correctly tracked
  • Fixed an issue where it took a long time to join players that are in a Multiplayer lobby

General UI/menu updates

  • Made additional improvements to Roster update times
  • Fixed Halo 3 game type text when viewing saved data in “My Files”

Halo 2: Anniversary campaign

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Black Eye Skull’ incorrectly prevented players from reaching checkpoints

Campaign playlists

  • Fixed an issue where cross-game playlists could fail to progress to the next level
  • Made several fixes to Campaign Playlist Carnage Reports
  • Fixed an issue where Halo 3 Cooperative Playlist progress would not save correctly when completing a mission
  • Made changes to ensure that Competitive Scoring and Timing are tracked correctly in Halo CE and Halo 2 Campaign Playlists

Stats & medals

  • Made updates to improve stat tracking
  • Fixed an issue where the “Steaktacular” medal would not be correctly awarded in Halo 3
  • Fixed an issue where the “Supercombine” medal would be incorrectly awarded in the Halo 4 Campaign


  • Made an update to ensure that the “Flaming Ninja Anniversary” achievement unlocks when prerequisites are met

Control layouts

  • Updated the Halo 2 “Boxer” Button Layout
  • Updated the Halo 4 “Legacy” Thumbstick Layout

General stability

  • Made several updates to improve overall game stability

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