Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Getting a Deeply Customizable New Matchmaking System

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Getting a Deeply Customizable New Matchmaking System

343 Industries continues to plug away at updates for the Xbox One collection.

Sometimes sifting through playlists for multiplayer games is annoying, hopping between modes and whatnot with no way to just matchmake to your convenience. Four years after its release, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is developing just the solution: a "mix tape" feature, wherein players can set specific preferences and matchmake into games with those in place without the multiple playlist surfing.

The news came from 343 Industries community director Brian Jerrard on Twitter late last week, who tweeted an in-progress "match composer" menu screen. "Pick the game size, the game(s), and mode(s) and jump in to play," Jerrard tweeted, in a follow-up to a tease of the idea. "This will be coming soon to a public flight build for community testing and feedback, stay tuned!" While there's no date for the test as of now, the last tweet regarding the "match composer" from the day prior did follow-up the very next day with a screenshot of the build—so soon could very well mean extremely soon.

Despite a rocky launch concerning multiplayer, 343 Industries has continued supporting Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One over the years, in addition to Halo 5. Even with a new Halo now on the horizon, Halo: The Master Chief Collection's steady improvements have made it a far more desirable package over the years. If you haven't given the collection a spin since the poor reception at launch, you can play it for free if you happen to have a subscription for Xbox Game Pass.

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Caty McCarthy

Features Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.

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