The Unofficial Matchmaking Catalogue (MCC) - by omarlotrc and GodfatherCE
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AUTHORSHIPABOUT
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omarlotrc
GodfatherCE
Welcome to the Unofficial Matchmaking Catalogue for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Here you will find a list of every game variant in Matchmaking along with its corresponding settings and maps, as well as every matchmaking update MCC has received since its launch. Please note that this list is not an official list made by 343 Industries; it is the culmination of significant empirical research done by dedicated members of the Halo community, and its purpose is to not only inform, but also to facilitate the feedback process for all of those who play Halo: The Master Chief Collection. You may use the catalogue we have created for reference, but we ask you not to plagiarize our work.

It is recommended that you observe this catalogue on a large screen. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the UMC, feel free to message omarlotrc#7061 or GodfatherCE#6627 on Discord.
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DATEMATCHMAKING UPDATE HISTORY
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02/24/2021 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- Halo 2: Anniversary Team Hardcore rotates in.
- Halo: Reach Team Hardcore rotates out.
Social Games
- Rocket Race rotates in.
- Shotty Snipers rotates out.
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02/17/2021 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Shotty Snipers rotates into 4v4 or FFA.
- Grifball courts are put away until next time.
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02/10/2021 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Grifball is here.
- The Fiesta moves to Action Sack.
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02/03/2021
Xbox & PC
Social Games
- Fiesta time! Party up fro 4v4 or solo party in FFA
- Rocket Race is retired until next time
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01/27/2021 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rocket Race rotates in.
- Recon Slayer rotates out.
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01/20/2021 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- Halo: Reach Team Hardcore returns, including a new variation of The Pit.
- Halo 2 Classic Team Hardcore is rotated out.
Social Games
- Recon Slayer can be found in social 4v4.
- Shotty Snipers is rotated out.
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01/13/2021 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Shotty Snipers rotates in to social 4v4 and FFA.
- Grifball heads back to the locker room.
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01/06/2021 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Grifball debuts in the new year
- Community Forge Test returns to the lab
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12/23/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- H2A Team Hardcore rotates out.
- H2C Team Hardcore rotates in.
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12/16/2020 Xbox & PCPlaylist Updates
- Introducing Community Forge Test! Featuring maps from ForgeHub, this category will be live for three weeks with some map/modes making their way into matchmaking after.
- New maps: Athlon, Mainstage, Mirage, Traumatica, Basilisk, Carnival, Gauntlet, Genesis, and Serpent.
- Grifball is retired until next month.

Additional Updates/Fixes
- Increased respawn time to 10 seconds in H4 Squad Battle objective game types.
- Reworked Dominion objective ordnance in H4 Squad Battle.
- Fixed an issue where Active Camo pick-up respawned instantly on Multicog.
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12/09/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Grifball is back on the court.
- Shotty Snipers returns to the armory.
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12/02/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Shotty Snipers is back in social 4v4 and FFA.
- Turkey Time goes back in the oven until next year.
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11/25/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- Shatter Slayer/Dominion from Halo 4 Squad Battle.
- Adjusted rank restrictions for Halo 4 Squad Battle to help search times at higher ranks.
- Halo 2 Anniversary Hardcore takes the spotlight.
- Halo: Reach Hardcore and Recon Slayer exit, stage left.
Social Games
- Turkey Time waddles into Halo 3 social FFA.
- Reach CE Anniversary rotates out.
- Removed Epicenter from Halo 4 4v4 social.
Turkey Time Breakdown
- Turkey Fiesta - Fiesta variation where the more kills you get in a row, the slower you go
- Turkey Carvers - All swords, all the time
- Wishbone Brawl - Oddball variation where you get points for oddball breakdowns
- Black Friday - Melees only
- Tryptophan - Infection Variant
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11/17/2020 PC
Halo 4 Launch
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11/11/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Grifball rotates in.
- Fiesta moves the party to Action Sack.
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11/04/2020 Xbox & PCPlaylist Changes
- Fiesta joins the fray in 4v4 and FFA.
- Rocket Race retires until next time.
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10/28/2020 Xbox & PCPlaylist Changes
- Rocket Race takes off for H2A and H2 in 2v2v2v2 (Multi Team).
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10/21/2020 Xbox & PCPlaylist Changes
- Halo 3 Ranked Recon Slayer debuts.
- Halo 2 Classic and Halo 2: Anniversary Hardcore rotate out.
- Snotty Snipers rotates out.

Additional Updates
- Fixed an issue where players could match against a wider-than-intended range of player ranks in Invasion.
- Fixed an issue where players could exploit ranked hoppers by blocking other players.
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10/14/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Shotty Snipers rotates into 4v4 and FFA.
- Grifball has left the court.
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10/07/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated in Grifball.
- Rotated out Recon SWAT as a featured category.
- Added Recon SWAT at a lower weighting to standard SWAT matchmaking.

Firefight Matchmaking
- Increased medal XP payout in ODST Firefight.
- Removed ONI Alpha Site from several ODST Firefight Arcade game types.
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09/30/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Recon SWAT rotates in.
- Recon Slayer rotates out.
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09/22/2020 PC
Halo 3: ODST Launch
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09/16/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Shotty Snipers rotates into the featured category.
- Grifball rotates out of the featured category.
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09/09/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Grifball rotates in.
- Duals leaves the party.
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09/02/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated in Duals into the featured category for Social 4v4.
- Rotated out Fiesta.
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08/26/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated Fiesta into the featured category for social 4v4 and 8p FFA.
- Rotated out 2v2v2v2 Rocket Race.
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08/19/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated Rocket Race into the featured category in social games.
- Rotated out Grifball.
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08/12/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated Grifball into the featured category in social games.
- Rotated out Shotty Snipers.
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08/05/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Shotty Snipers rotates into the featured category.
- Duals rotates out of the featured category.
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07/29/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated in Duals in Social 4v4 for Halo 2: Classic, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 3.
- Rotated in Duals in Social FFA for Halo 2: Classic, Halo 2: Anniversary, and Halo 3.
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07/22/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
Removed High Ground and Vindictive from H3 Team Slayer.
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07/14/2020 PC
Halo 3 Launch
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07/08/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated Grifball into the featured category in social games.
- Rotated out Shotty Snipers.
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07/01/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Shotty Snipers rotates into the featured category for social 4v4 and social FFA.
- Fiesta rotates out of the featured category.
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06/24/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Added additional Shotty Snipers game variants for Halo 2.
- Rotated Fiesta in for social 4v4 and social FFA.
- Rotated Race out.
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06/18/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated in Race in social FFA.
- Rotate out Grifball.
- H2A 8p FFA Race: Maps are Extraordinary, Superior Logic, Jurassic, and Island Raceway.
- H3 8p FFA Race: Maps are Backburner, Blackheart, Cherry Kiss, and Glaciate.
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06/10/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Grifball is the featured 4v4 category and is available in Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
- The Yappening playlist is retired.
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06/03/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- H2C 4v4: Adjusted weighting in to make Lockout, Midship, and Sanctuary more common, and make Foundation, Backwash, Desolation, and Tombstone less common.
- H2C 4v4 Auto Slayer: Removed Ascension
- H2C 4v4 Flag & Bomb: Removed Zanzibar
- H2C 8v8: Adjusted weighting in to make map weightings more evenly distributed.
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05/27/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated in the Yappening for Halo 2: Classic in social 4v4.
- Yappening Wargames, Brute Shoot, Methane Moshpit, and YapYap's Ball Grab.
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05/20/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- Adjusted settings for Hardcore Bomb on Shrine and Warlord in H2A Team Hardcore.
Social Games
- Adjusted H2C Big Team Territories.
- Removed H2A Big Team Assault from Bloodline.
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05/12/2020 PC
Halo 2: Anniversary Launch
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05/06/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- Halo: Reach Ranked Team Slayer playlist retired.
Social Games
- Halo: Reach 4v4 Precision Slayer map pool has been updated.
- Rotated Grifball into the featured category in social games.
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04/29/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- Ranked matching widened at higher levels for Halo: Reach Hardcore and Halo: Reach Invasion.
Social Games
- Precision Slayer FFA is now available.
- Auto Slayer FFA is now available.
- Halo: Reach CE Anniversary rotates out.
- Halo: Reach 4v4 map weighting has been updated.
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04/22/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Partial team matching is enabled.
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Reduced skill rank matching restrictions.
Social Games
- Rotated Halo: Reach CE Anniversary into the featured slot for social 4v4.
- Rotated Shotty Snipers out.
- Rotated experimental AR start BTB out.
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04/15/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Shotty Snipers rotates into the featured category.
- Grifball rotates out of the featured category.
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04/08/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Grifball (available in Halo: Reach, H2A, H3, and H4) returns to the featured category.
- Mayhem rotates out of featured but is available in 8v8 Action Sack for Halo: CE.
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04/01/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- CE Mayhem rotates into the featured category.
- SWAT rotates out of the featured category, but is still available.
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03/25/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- SWAT rotates in for all games in MCC as the featured category.
- Fiesta rotates out and has been mixed back into Action Sack.
- The HCE Team SWAT game type is available on Battle Creek, Damnation, Prisoner, Hang ‘Em High, Chill Out, Derelict, and Wizard.
- The HCE FFA SWAT game type is available on Battle Creek, Damnation, Prisoner, Hang ‘Em High, Chill Out, and Derelict.
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03/18/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Fiesta rotates in for all games in MCC.
- Grifball rotates out.
- The new Fiesta game type for Halo: CE is available on Battle Creek, Damnation, Prisoner, Chill Out, Derelict, Wizard, and Longest.
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03/11/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Grifball rotates in for Halo: Reach, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
- Halo: Reach CE Anniversary rotates out.
- Added classic courts Errora and Impact Arena to Halo: Reach’s Grifball.
- Close range weapon set has been added on CE Auto Slayer for Damnation and Prisoner.
- Removed CE Auto Slayer from Rat Race.
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03/03/2020 PC
Halo: CE Anniversary Launch
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02/26/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated in Power Slayer (4v4 and FFA - HR).
- Rotated out Shotty Snipers (4v4 and FFA - HR, H2C, H2A, H3, H4).
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02/19/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated in Shotty Snipers (4v4 and FFA).
- Rotated out Winter Contingency (4v4).
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02/12/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Increased XP gains for Freeze Tag and Freeze Flag.
Firefight Matchmaking
- Added Firefight Doubles as a new playlist.
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02/05/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- Rotated in Winter Contingency (4v4).
- Rotated out Halo: CE: Anniversary (4v4).
- Grifball is no longer a permanent category and will return as a rotational offering.
Competitive Games
- Removed Battle Canyon Slayer from Halo: Reach Team Hardcore and added The Pit Slayer instead.
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01/29/2020 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- All 4v4: Team Slayer option has been replaced with “Precision Slayer” and “Auto Slayer.”
- All 4v4: Precision Slayer includes weapon starts of DMR, BR, or Magnum.
- All 4v4: Auto Slayer includes weapon starts of AR, SMG, and Halo 4 loadout starts.
- HR 4v4: Rotated in featured Halo: CE Anniversary category for Halo: Reach which contains maps and game settings which emulate Halo: CE.
- HR 1v1: Removed Magnum secondary from Halo: Reach Head to Head based on community feedback.
- HR 8v8: Rotated in experimental AR starts category containing AR start versions of all core Halo: Reach 8v8 map and game variants.
- HR 8v8 Zone Control: Reduced hill movement timer from 120s to 90s and reduced score to win from 250 to 200.
- HR 8v8 Zone Control: Replaced Territories with 3-plot Territories on Tempest.
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01/22/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Removed Penance Team Slayer.
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01/15/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Added the all new DMR start Halo: Reach Ranked Team Slayer playlist with partial team matching (squads of 3 and up only match each other).
- HR 4v4 Team Slayer: Highest weighted maps are Powerhouse, Zealot, and Asylum (Forge World).
- HR 4v4 Team Slayer: Mid weighted maps are Countdown, Reflection, Unanchored, Battle Canyon, and Forge World variants Kingdom, Synapse, Imago, Select, and Unconquered.
- HR 4v4 Team Slayer: Lowest weighted maps are Boardwalk, Sword Base, Condemned, Penance, and Ellul (Forge World).
Social Games
- HR 4v4 Slayer: Increased the weighting of AR starts compared to DMR starts (Weighting has changed from 3/1 DMR/AR to 1/3 DMR/AR starts.
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01/08/2020 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Enabled full team matching replacing partial team matching. This change only applies to a full team of four searching in Matchmaking so they only match other teams of four. All other team size combinations are free to match each other.
Social Games
- HR 4v4 Slayer: Increased weighting to make vanilla maps and forge map variants appear more frequently.
- HR 4v4 Zone Control: Added Forge World (Asylum).
- HR 4v4 Action Sack: Replaced Skeeball with Skeeball Extreme and removed Boom Ball from Solitary.
- HR 4v4 SWAT: Added SWAT to Forge World (Pinnacle, Uncaged) and removed SWAT and SWATnums from Solitary and Penance.
- HR 4v4 SWAT: Increased weighting to make vanilla maps and forge maps variants appear more frequently.
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12/18/2019 Xbox & PCCompetitive Games
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Zealot and Sanctuary CTF hold very high weight.
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Countdown and Pit CTF, Zealot and Sanctuary Slayer, and Nexus KotH hold high weight.
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Countdown and Battle Canyon Slayer hold medium weight.
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Battle Canyon KotH holds low weight.
- HR 4v4 Hardcore: Penance Slayer holds very low weight.
Social Games
- HR 2v2 Slayer: Removed Solitary and Added Synapse (Forge World)
- HR 4v4 Slayer: Added Think Twice (Forge World)
- HR 4v4 Asset Denial: Removed Oddball on Solitary
- HR 4v4: Made various weighting adjustments. Players will spend a bit less time on Anniversary maps and a bit more time on vanilla maps and classic forge map variants.
- HR 8v8 Slayer: Removed Paradiso (Forge World) and added Brick, Delta Facility, Hivemind, & Wayont (Forge World).
- HR 8v8 Flag & Bomb: Added Multi Flag CTF on Brick and Hivemind (Forge World) and replaced Neutral Bomb Assault with Multi Bomb Assault on Tempest, Highlands, and Hemorrhage (Forge World).
- HR 8v8 Zone Control: Removed Territories on Breakpoint and High Noon.
- HR 8v8 Action Sack: Fixed an issue where players could spawn out of bounds on Spear Broken (Spire) and reenabled it for Elite Slayer.
- HR 8v8: Retuned weighting to better balance DLC and vanilla maps.
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12/10/2019 Xbox & PCSocial Games
- HR 4v4 Swat: SWATnums on Powerhouse and Penance have been retired.
- HR 4v4 Grifball: The frequency of Vanilla Grifball has been increased.
- HR 8 Player (FFA) Slayer: Armor Lock has been added to the loadout offerings.
- HR 8 Player (FFA) Slayer: Lowered the frequency for the following maps in rotation: Boardwalk, Uplink (Condemned), Solitary, and Penance.
- HR 8 Player (FFA) Slayer: Increased the frequency for the following maps in rotation: Asylum (Forge World), Pinnacle (Forge World), and Uncaged (Forge World).
- HR 12 Player (FFA) Infection: Alpha Zombies on Deadwalk (Boardwalk) and Powerless (Powerhouse) have been retired.
- HR 12 Player (FFA) Infection: Vanilla Infection on Spooky Base (Sword Base), Downlinked (Condemned), and Quarantine (Solitary) have been retired.
Firefight Matchmaking
- Heroic Firefight: Unlimited lives has been enabled in Generator Defense.
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12/03/2019 Xbox & PC
Halo: Reach Launch
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11/27/2019 XboxSocial Games
- Temporarily replaced H3 FFA Action Sack with H3 FFA Turkey Time to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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11/20/2019 XboxSocial Games
- Removed 2v2v2v2 Rocket Race.
- Disabled Partial Team matching in Social 4v4.
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11/13/2019 XboxSocial Games
- HCE 8p FFA Slayer: Reduced score-to-win from 50 to 35. This is to bring the average match length more in line with the other titles.
- H3 8v8 Action Sack: Big Team Splockets has had it weighting returned to normal.
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11/06/2019 XboxSocial Games
- Enabled Partial Team matching in Social 4v4.
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10/30/2019 XboxSocial Games
- Added 2v2v2v2 Rocket Race (H2A and H3) for a limited time.
- H2A maps include Speedzibar (Stonetown), Speedline (Bloodline), and Speednant (Remnant).
- H3 maps include Isolation Speed, Sandtrap Speed, Valhalla Speed, Rat's Nest Speed, Standoff Speed, and Avalance Speed.
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10/23/2019 XboxSocial Games
- H3 8v8 Action Sack: Removed BTB Fiesta.
- H3 8v8 Action Sack: Added Big Splockets on Last Resort, Longshore, Rat's Nest, Sandbox (Multicog, Sandbox, Wastelands), Standoff, and Valhalla.
- H3 8v8 Action Sack: Big Splockets has a high weighting for a limited time.
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10/16/2019 XboxSocial Games
- H3 Infection: Added Save One Bullet (in addition to Braaaaains) to Salivation (Epitaph).
- H3 Infection: Replaced Braaaaains with Save One Bullet on Brain Freeze (Narrows).
- H3 Infection: Added Save One Bullet (in addition to Braaaaains) to Haunted Manor (Foundry).
- H3 Infection: Replaced Braaaaains with Save One Bullet on Spooky House (Sandbox).
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10/09/2019 XboxSocial Games
- H2A 8p FFA: Added Checkmate (Nebula) to Slayer and Action Sack (Fiesta and Duals).
- H2A 8p FFA: Added Stigma (Awash) to Slayer, Snipers, and Action Sack (Fiesta and Duals).
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10/02/2019 XboxSocial Games
- H2A Infection: Temporarily removed Hivemind (Awash) due to some issues with map geometry.
- H4 Infection: Added standard Flood on Skyline and Daybreak.
- All Infection: Made some minor tweaks to map and game variant weighting.
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09/25/2019 XboxCompetitive Games
- Added H3 Team Doubles back to ranked matchmaking with the following modes and maps:
- Team Slayer (75% weight) — Construct, Epilogue, Guardian, Isolation, Narrows, Boundless, Pit Stop, Foundry, Blackout, Cold Storage, Assembly, Tundra (Sandbox), Vessel (Sandbox), Citadel, and Heretic
- Multi Flag CTF (5% weight) — Pit Stop, Assembly, Citadel, and Heretic
- One Flag CTF (5% weight) — Epilogue and Blackout
- King of the Hill (5% weight) — Construct, Epilogue, Boundless, Pit Stop, Blackout, Ghost Town, Cold Storage, and Assembly
- Oddball (5% weight) — Construct, epitaph, Guardian, Boundless, Pit Stop, Blackout, Ghost Town, Cold Storage, Citadel, and Heretic
- Snipers (5% weight) — Construct, Guardian, Isolation, Pit Stop, Foundry, and Blackout
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09/18/2019 XboxCompetitive Games
- Rotated out H2A Fast Slayer and H2A Team Hardcore playlists.
Social Games
- H2A 4v4: Added Erupt (Skyward) Slayer and Multi Flag CTF.
- H2A 4v4: Added Muskrat (Skyward) Slayer, Multi Flag CTF, and Neutral Bomb Assault.
- H2A 4v4: Added Oracle (Skyward) Slayer, Multi Flag CTF, SWAT, and Fiesta.
- H2A 4v4: Added Stigma (Awash) Slayer and Oddball.
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09/11/2019 XboxSocial Games
- The Slayer game category in the 4v4 game size for Halo 4 has been completely revamped:
- Infinity Slayer (57% weight) uses the Refresh map variants with weapons on map and Ordnance for power weapons. Loadouts and personal Ordnance are enabled.
- Infinity Slayer is played on Adrift, Abandon, Haven, Solace, Harvest, Landfall, Monolith, Skyline, Pitfall, and Vertigo.
- Team Slayer (10% weight) also uses the Refresh map variants. Loadouts are enabled but personal Ordnance is disabled.
- Team Slayer is played on Adrift, Abandon, Haven, and Solace.
- Legendary Slayer (33% weight) uses Legendary map variants with all weapons on map. Loadouts and Ordnance are disabled and players spawn with Battle Rifles.
- Legendary Slayer is played on Adrift, Abandon, Solace, Haven, Shutout (Ravine), Ark (Forge Island), Onyx (Forge Island), Landfall, Monolith, Skyline, and Pitfall.
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09/04/2019 XboxSocial Games
- H3 4v4 Action Sack: Run for Cover on Zeus has been added.
- Zeus: A high weighting has been applied to this option in H3 4v4 Action Sack.
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08/28/2019 XboxCompetitive Games
- H2A Fast Slayer has been added to Ranked Matchmaking, which is BR starts, 25 kills to win, and a 5-minute time limit.
- Partial team matching is in place as well as a +/-15 rank matching.
- Maps in playlist are: Lockdown, Zenith, Warlord, Shrine, Erupt (Skyward) by For Chub & purely fat, Oracle (Skyward) by Squally DaBeanz, Muskrat (Skyward) by For Chub & The Psycho Duck, Select (Awash) by SecretSchnitzel and runNOKYARDrun, Stigma (Awash) by Squally DaBeanz.
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08/21/2019 XboxSocial Games
- Added Team Doubles preset to Social Games: Includes all titles and Slayer, Flag & Bomb, Zone Control, and Asset Denial tags.
- Enabled team matching in social 2v2 so solos will match solos and teams will match teams.
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08/14/2019 XboxSocial Games
- Added Race on Jurassic (Awash) and Extraordinary (Remnant) to H2A 8p FFA Action Sack.
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08/07/2019 XboxSocial Games
- HCE 8v8 Action Sack: Removed PC weapons from Hang ‘Em High in Mayhem CTF and Mayhem Crazy King.
- H2A 8v8 Slayer and Flag & Bomb: Added community forge map Unearthed (Skyward) by moo43 to Slayer and Multi Flag CTF.
- H4 8v8 Slayer, Flag & Bomb, and Asset Denial: Added respawning non-random ordnance drops to Ragnarok, Daybreak, and Vertigo.
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07/31/2019 XboxGeneral
- Bug Fix for Ranked matchmaking so you still match against blocked players.
Halo 4
- 4v4 Social: Added Rock 'n' Rail on Abandon, Haven, Solace, Landfall, Monolith, Skyline, Pitfall, and Vertigo.
- 8p FFA Social: Added Rock 'n' Rail on Abandon, Haven, Solace, Landfall, Monolith, Skyline, Pitfall, and Vertigo.
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07/24/2019 XboxHalo: CE
- Ranked HCE Team Doubles: Adjusted weighting to increase the frequency of Chill Out, Hang Em High, and Prisoner.
- Ranked HCE Team Doubles: Decreased frequency of Rat Race and Battle Creek.
Halo 2: Anniversary
- 2v2 Social: Added H2A forge maps Epic (Skyward), Oracle (Skyward), and Checkmate (Nebula) to Slayer and Oddball.
- 4v4 Social: Moved H2A forge map Epic (Skyward) to Fiesta.
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07/17/2019 XboxCompetitive Games
- Added the H3 Team Slayer ranked playlist.
- Partial party matching is in effect for H3 Team Slayer.
- Removed the H3 Team Arena ranked playlist.
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07/10/2019 XboxSocial Games
- H2A – Grifball: Added Field Grifball on Lyrenne Castilla Field (runNOKYARDrun).
- New Preset: Added Grifball game preset containing H2A, H3, and H4 to in Social Matchmaking.
- Grifball: Retuned weight of Grifball across all titles to increase appearance when searching it in addition to other categories.
- H2A – Slayer: The map Stonetown has been retired from this category in 4v4.
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07/03/2019 XboxSocial Games
- The entire Infection offering for H2A has been refreshed.
- Added Breakdown (Lockdown) by omarlotrc – an infected variant of Lockdown.
- Added Gravelord (Warlord) by omarlotrc – an infected variant of Warlord.
- Added Sinkhole (Skyward) by MartianMallCop – a multilayered city collapsing into a sinkhole.
- Added Boarding Pass (Awash) by Sir Zanny – an abandoned train station.
- Added Drillsite (Awash) by PA1NTS – an abandoned oil rig in the middle of the ocean.
- Added Hivemine (Awash) by CommanderColson – a mining facility nested within a canyon.
- Added Scissortail (Awash) by Auxi Klutch – an interior facility overlooking the ocean.
- Added Spillway (Awash) by MartianMallCop – an abandoned skatepark.
- Added Villa De Pena (Awash) by Canadian Echo – a town along the coast.
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06/26/2019 XboxHalo: CE
- 2v2 & 4v4 Social: time limit reduced from 15 to 12 minutes in Slayer, Oddball, CTF, and KotH.
- 4v4 Social: score limit reduced from 5:00 to 3:00 in KotH.
Halo 3
- 8p FFA Race: reduced lap count from 10 to 5, removed Saturn (Foundry), and added 12-minute time limit.
- 8p FFA Social: Beehive and Lava Pit have been moved from 12p FFA Action Sack with adjusted round limits.
Halo 4
- 4v4 & 8p FFA Social: Ninja Assassins score limit has been reduced in Action Sack.
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06/19/2019 XboxGeneral
- We have granted the Cartographer Nameplate to those whose Forged maps have been added into matchmaking since our September 2018 update. This nameplate as well has been granted to those who helped craft the suite of modes for CE's Mayhem and CE Action Sack.
Halo 2: Anniversary
- Added Epic (Skyward) Team Slayer, Multi Flag CTF, Neutral Bomb Assault, Crazy King, Oddball, SWAT, Snipers, and Fiesta.
- Added Heatstroke (Skyward) Team Slayer and Multi Flag CTF.
- Added Select (Awash) Team Slayer, Multi Flag CTF, Ricochet, Crazy King, Oddball, SWAT, Snipers, and Fiesta.
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06/11/2019 XboxUpdates
- Removed auto-aim and red reticule on HCE Rocket Launcher to align with legacy.
- Fixed an issue where a user could auto-kick themselves after being betrayed by a guest profile in HCE.
- Added a toggle to disable betrayal booting in HCE Custom Games.
- Added more granular score to win options for Slayer in HCE Custom Games.
- Added more granular score to win options for King of the Hill in HCE Custom Games.
- Added more granular time limit options for all game types in HCE Custom Games.
- Fixed an issue in HCE which could result in a crash.
- Fixed an issue in H2C which made kill trading significantly more common than in legacy.
- Adjusted H2C gamma values to better align with legacy.
- Added missing Hardcore Construct map variant in H3 Custom Games.
Social Games
- Adjusted the vehicle set in Halo: CE Big Team Battle modes.
- Globally disabled infinite sudden death in Halo 2.
- Adjusted time and score limits for Mayhem modes in Halo: CE 8v8 Action Sack.
- Enabled betrayal booting and adjusted gravity settings in H3 Speed Demons.
- Disabled friendly fire and updated descriptions in Fiesta.
Player Emblems
- Fixed an issue where the Spider secondary color did not appear.
- Fixed an issue where the Planet secondary color was cut off in the roster.
- Centered Face Mask 2, Delta Wing, Four Rows 1, Sprocket, and Cowboy Hat.
- Centered and correctly scaled Champion.
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06/05/2019 XboxCompetitive Games
- Increased rank delta for H2C Hardcore from +/- 10 to +/- 15.
- Increased rank delta for H2A Hardcore from +/- 10 to +/- 15.
- Updated game variant descriptions in H3 Hardcore to show accurate info on loading screens.
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05/29/2019 XboxSocial Games
- Added Braaaains to Narrows, Epitaph, and Haunted Manor (Foundry).
- Removed Braaaains from Isolation and Rat’s Nest.
- Removed Save One Bullet from Epitaph, Narrows, and Infected Manor (Foundry).
- Removed Creeping Death from Epitaph, Guardian, Snowbound, and Blackout.
- Changed Legendary Slayer map variants in Halo 4 Rumble Pit to remove duplicate power weapons.
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05/22/2019 XboxSocial Games
- Removed Derelict and Longest Slayer and Battle Creek Siege from CE 8v8 Mayhem.
- Added Rat Race One Flag CTF to CE 8v8 Mayhem and increased weighting of Battle Creek, Hang ‘em High Slayer, and Rat Race KOTH.
- Enabled 8v8 Snipers in the BTB social matchmaking presets.
- CE maps include Sidewinder, Hang ‘em High, Boarding Action, Blood Gulch, and Timberland.
- H2 maps include Burial Mounds, Colossus, Zanzibar, Coagulation, Headlong, Relic, Terminal, and Tombstone.
- H2A maps include Stonetown, Bloodline, and Remnant.
- H3 maps include Sandtrap, Valhalla, Standoff, Rat’s Nest, Avalanche, and Longshore.
- H4 maps include Longbow, Meltdown, Ragnarok, Harvest, Daybreak, and Perdition.
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05/15/2019 XboxGeneral
- Yesterday we brought online bans for dodging for any player who quits after the match has been locked in. This means even prior to the loading screen during the matching players scenario. Players who dodge will receive quit bans appropriately now. There are two caveats to this update, however. First – if the match you dodge out of hasn’t finished – there are scenarios where you can still search and find a new match and complete it before receiving a ban. This is due to the ban system waiting for the match to end in order to check for missing players and ban accordingly. The second is that the rule which allows a player to quit without a penalty after half your team has quit is based off of the number of users who are present when the game starts rather than when the match is formed. This means that, if a user quits from the loading screen, the next two players who quit from that player’s team will receive bans. The team is investigating ways to resolve this and will update in the future if a fix can be implemented.
Social Games
- Enabled Action Sack category for Halo CE in the 8v8 game size in social matchmaking for Mayhem game types.
- Added Mayhem Slayer with 250 kills to win to Battle Creek, Rat Race, Hang 'Em High, Derelict, and Longest.
- Added One Flag Siege with two-minute offense and five captures to win on Battle Creek.
- Added Two Flag CTF to Hang 'Em High.
- Added static KotH to Battle Creek.
- Added moving hill KotH to Damnation, Rat Race, and Derelict.
- Removed Forge variants Panic Station and Excavation from H4 Slayer and CTF categories in the 8v8 game size.
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05/08/2019 XboxSocial Games
- HCE 4v4 Sniper Slayer: Battle Creek, Damnation, Prisoner, Hang 'Em High, Chill Out, Boarding Action.
- H2 4v4 Sniper Slayer: Lockout, Ascension, Midship, Ivory Tower, Beaver Creek, Colossus, Sanctuary, Turf, Tombstone.
- H2A 4v4 Sniper Slayer: Lockdown, Zenith, Shrine.
- H3 4v4 Sniper Slayer: Construct, Guardian, Isolation, Narrows, Snowbound, The Pit, Blackout, Assembly, Citadel, Heretic.
- H3 4v4 Sniper Hill: Guardian, Citadel, Heretic.
- H4 4v4 Sniper Slayer: Adrift, Abandon, Haven, Solace, Landfall, Monolith, Skyline, Pitfall, Vertigo.
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05/01/2019 XboxCompetitive Games
- Added the DreamHack Dallas H3 FFA ranked playlist.
Social Games
- Increased the weight of racetracks in Action Sack for H3 in social 8p FFA.
- Added Methane Moshpit on Lockout to 4v4 H2C Action Sack.
- Added Ball Grab on Midship to 4v4 H2C Action Sack.
- Added Brute Shoot on Elongation to 4v4 H2C Action Sack.