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Halo is making a triumphant, if border-blocked, return to PC with Halo Online, a free multiplayer-only game set to launch in Russia this spring. The Russian launch is a closed beta, as Microsoft figures out the best way "to welcome new fans to the Halo universe," according to a post on Halo Waypoi...

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The latest patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection is live now and focuses on matchmaking, UI, stability and other features, outlined by 343 Industries in summary form after the break. For matchmaking specifically, the patch promises to improve search success rates, reduce instances of the "...

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection has provided a troubled walk down memory lane, but at least fans are being rewarded for their patience and support. Messages detailing a free month of Xbox Live Gold showed up in the inboxes of Spartans yesterday, referring to the gift as "appreciation for your co...

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The Halo 5: Guardians beta is drawing to a close, Spartans. Just one week remains before the doors seal shut on January 18, but developer 343 Industries and publisher Microsoft are going to make sure this shindig goes out with a bang - literally. See, week three of the beta is not only adding a new...

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Thanks to the recent holidays we've gone a whole two weeks since the last patch for the chronically malfunctioning Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but don't worry, developer 343 Games has another update in the works. "As we had mentioned before the holidays, the team continues to work on upco...

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In a brief Halo Waypoint update, developer 343 Industries revealed its plans for the second week of the ongoing Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta test, which should be updated today. The highlight of the second week's additions is a new game type dubbed Breakout, which we wrote about a few mont...

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Halo 5: Guardians launched its multiplayer beta program today, Microsoft announced. The beta phase was originally planned to arrive a few days ago, but is now scheduled to run through January 18. The program was announced during the publisher's E3 2014 press conference in June and is open to those ...

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection received another update this week, improving the game's matchmaking and other functions. The update also added Spartan Ops to Halo 4 in the collection, 343 Industries' cooperative multiplayer mode. Teams of up to four players barrel through missions in the episodic...

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When Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched in November with a largely non-functional online multiplayer component, people were upset. Bonnie Ross, head of developer 343 Industries, personally apologized for the issues, promising to "make this right" with fans of old Tall, Green and Handsome. Y...

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Sure Halo: The Master Chief Collection has already seen its share of stability patches and performance updates, but any fans of the original Halo: Combat Evolved should be pleased by the newest update released by developer 343 Industries, which introduces a playlist dedicated to maps from Halo: CE....

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection received another patch this week aimed at fixing the game collection's matchmaking, parties, roster and other issues. The latest update is expected to improve the "reliability" of matchmaking and also guarantee that split-screen, local multiplayer friends are alway...

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Only four days after its last update, developer 343 Industries has issued another patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection aimed at fixing the matchmaking problems that have plagued the shooter compilation since its November 11 debut. "This particular content update focuses on matchmaking, pa...

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Though Halo: Spartan Strike was originally scheduled for release this month, a notice on Halo Waypoint claims the overhead shooter spin-off has been delayed due to the ongoing technical problems plaguing Halo: The Master Chief Collection. "Earlier this year, we announced Halo: Spartan Strike, ou...

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As promised, developer 343 Industries has issued yet another update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that the studio claims will improve the shooter compilation's ongoing matchmaking problems, but won't fix them entirely. "Please note that while this update will improve team balance issues,...

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The saga of Halo: The Master Chief Collection's post-launch connectivity problems rolls on. Many players remain unable to reliably connect to multiplayer games, while developer 343 Industries notes that its team is working on imminent updates, "the next of which will specifically make improvements ...

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343 Industries head Bonnie Ross sent out her "heartfelt apologies" to Halo: The Master Chief Collection players yesterday, following a fortnight of matchmaking malaise. It's far from the first time the studio's said sorry for the Xbox One compilation's online troubles, but it is the first time we'v...

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The Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble playlist is live in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, after 343 Industries stripped it out on November 14 to help ease matchmaking issues. Still, the playlist isn't finalized – it currently allows up to 10 players and doesn't feature ranking, and 343 says it wi...

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Halo, is it matchmaking you're looking for? Sorry, but the Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking-focused patch originally scheduled for tomorrow, November 19, is now due "later this week." After a week in which the Xbox One compilation's been beset by online troubles, 343 Industries said th...

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