4.21.15 Halo MCC Patch Notes

This is a reblog from HaloWaypoint.com

The next time you log into Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you will be prompted to download the latest content update, which focuses on ranking, matchmaking penalties, stability, as well as game-specific improvements for each title.

Below, you’ll find a summary of what is included in today’s update:


  • Made a variety of improvements to ranking consistency and penalties.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause a player to rank down excessively, such as dropping multiple levels after a loss.
  • Resolved an issue that caused a player’s rank to appear incorrectly.

Based on these improvements and updates, we’ll be resetting ranking for Halo 2: Anniversary, and separately, will begin to roll out ranks to additional playlists soon (we’re aiming for the next day or so), starting with the addition of ranking to the Team Slayer and Halo Championship Series playlists. We’ll be actively monitoring the ranking system across these playlists over the next few days to ensure that everything is working properly before adding ranks to additional playlists.

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Pistola Officially Joins Cloud9

It’s been rumored since Ninja was booted off of Cloud 9 that Pistola was the likely replacement. He has been scrimming online with the team for a few weeks now, however no official announcement was made. It was rumored that it was because of contractual obligations with Evil Geniuses. However today on Cloud9’s site the roster has been updated.

2015-04-10 11_24_17-Halo — Cloud9

Should be an interesting Season 2 of HCS. Currently Cloud9 has been struggling in Scrims with other teams. They usually perform much better at events, but the online events are just as important to earn valuable points.


Lore Thursdays: 032 Mendicant Bias

Starting today every Thursday I will bring you a little piece of Lore up to the launch of Halo 5. Some of it may relate to Halo 5 and some of it may not. Below is the Halo Wiki Article on Mendicant Bias

“And so here at the end of my life, I do once again betray a former master. The path ahead is fraught with peril. But I will do all I can to keep it stable – keep you safe. I’m not so foolish to think this will absolve me of my sins. One life hardly balances billions.”

— Mendicant Bias in the last terminal of Halo 3[1]

05-032 Mendicant Bias was a Metarch-class Ancilla[2]. He was the most advanced Forerunner AI at the time of his creation, and was charged with organizing Forerunner defense against the Flood before his defection to theGravemind, who ultimately caused him to become rampant, and turn against his creators.

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