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Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s latest update delivers ‘modern aiming’ to the older games

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The option ‘feels so good’ it’s now on by default

Halo: The Master Chief Collection 343 Industries/Microsoft

Halo: The Master Chief Collection just got an update that will make the aiming controls of the legacy titles in the anthology respond more like they do in modern games.

“Modern aiming” is meant to address player feedback that the aim acceleration in The Master Chief Collection “doesn’t feel right,” according to developer 343 Industries. The change is on by default, 343 says, because “the new setting feels so good.” However, players may switch back to the old control setting if they wish.

Modern aiming is meant to make the aim acceleration zones on the controller respond more like they do in Halo 2 Anniversary and Halo 4. “The big difference you will notice is that the movement of your cursor is much smoother with these settings turned on and the aim acceleration zones in the diagonals are much harder to activate,” 343 wrote.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection - controller settings 343 Industries/Microsoft Studios

The new control, plus eight new skull modifiers for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary’s campaign, went out in a patch for the game on Wednesday. A playlist update also accompanied the patch. More details are available from Halo Waypoint.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched in November 2014, but post-release support for it keeps chugging along. After a huge update at the end of August, the collection was added to the Xbox Game Pass subscription library.