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Patch to fix bad multiplayer in Halo: The Master Chief Collection should arrive Wednesday

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will release a title update on Wednesday to fix a number of problems — particularly within multiplayer matchmaking — that have bothered the game since its Nov. 11 release.

"Looking at our data logs, server-side adjustments that we have made over the past 24 hours have shown a 20 percent increase in server connectivity," executive producer Dan Ayoub wrote yesterday. "However, we are well aware that performance is not where it needs to be."

A full fix will depend on the client update planned for Wednesday. It "focuses on Matchmaking performance, non-matchmaking bugs, and a variety of title-specific issues." The update has been completed and currently is in certification.

Thursday, Ayoub said developing studio 343 Industries had identified a solution to the major problem affecting matchmaking. Meantime, the game has trimmed down the number of multiplayer match playlists in order to lead players to ones providing more reliable connections.

For more on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, see Polygon's review, which was updated this week in light of the matchmaking issues.

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