Halo: The Master Chief Collection won’t be beta testing patches after all.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection still has quite a few problems, and fans weren’t in love with the idea of waiting for additional updates while 343 Industries conducted beta tests on them.
In a new Halo Waypoint post, the developer agreed.
“After further evaluation, the team has determined that that final testing for the content update will be completed internally, and we will not be conducting a beta test for the next CU,” 343’s Andy Dudynsky said.
“Also, it was determined that the additional time and work devoted to the beta would’ve actually postponed the public availability of the content update. Lastly, there were some added challenges surrounding the CU beta – including an extra series of required updates and rollbacks – that made us take a step back and reexamine the CU beta.
“Ultimately, this plan will allow us to deliver the smoothest possible experience, and ensure that the next content update becomes available as soon as possible.”
343 still doesn’t have an ETA on the next patch, which is focused on improvements to matchmaking and party systems.
As part of its apology package to fans burned by The Master Chief Collection’s poor launch, 343 and Certain Affinity are remaking multiplayer map Relic for Halo 2: Anniversary. Hit the link above to see some high resolution concept art which would make lovely wallpapers.