Halo Master Chief Collection matchmaking is STILL slow (5 December)

So after yet another patch this week, Master Chief Collection’s matchmaking issues have still not been eradicated. It’s been slightly better than it was launch week (nearly a month ago), but not by much. I’ve managed to get into 3 matches today, but the latest patch now forces you to back out and search for a match again after every match. You cannot stay in the same lobby after a match. Not only does this slow down the matchmaking process further, it also harms the multiplayer experience.

If you have a close match or a good team you’re out of luck after the end of the match. You’re forced to press B backing you out to the matchmaking menu where you’ll have to start the search for a match all over again. This is severely disappointing. It can be quite difficult to group up with a good group of players and to be forced to disband the lobby after every match is just ridiculous.

Also waiting two or more minutes for a match only to have it spontaneously end after the loading screen is not cool. You can see my latest attempt to get into a match below.

I guess I should just play more Advanced Warfare…



  1. djkouza · January 7, 2015

    Same issues here 1/7/15 and I’m overly frustrated. Figured I’d get some Halo play in on the XBOne, but I sit in matchmaking for 20-30 minutes before giving up and shutting down. Having to back out after every match is just plain ignorant as well. What is going through the minds of the Dev???

    • jdh5153 · January 8, 2015

      No idea. It’s been pretty functional for me since about the last week of December. The longest I usually wait now is maybe a minute and a half which is still longer than it should be but it’s certainly tolerable. I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit lately playing with my friends at least.

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