Halo: The Master Chief Collection is adding cross-play support between Xbox One and PC in a future update, and now developer Industries has shared some details on how it will work and what's being done to ensure a fair experience. Technical designer Dana Jerpback said in a blog post that there will be input-based matchmaking for certain playlists. The Infection and Firefight playlists, for example, will not have input-based matchmaking because those modes are more cooperative than competitive. Competitive playlists, meanwhile, will have more rigid rules about inputs, and in some cases it might be locked to only a single input.
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The episode mostly consists of John logging onto Halo 3 for the first time and meeting up with his longtime friend, Vincent, who invites him over to play some Matchmaking. The rest of the episode consists of Matchmaking's official Theme Song. This episode, Vincent suggests that Sandtrap needs more sand, To be accurate: Two Cubic Tons of Sand in one spot , which in return gets a quick retort from John on how ridiculous the idea is due to how large the quantity of sand on Sandtrap is already. As John tries to convince Vincent how much two cubic tons of sand really is, a random brown Spartan throws down a flare and startles the two. Out of irony, the brown Spartan was a real person and was not supposed to be in this episode. A white Spartan that Vincent was pursuing throws down a Bubble Shield, which Vincent oddly refrains from entering. The white Spartan proceeds to mock Vincent on how he can't get in and how it's so nice in here, only for the Bubble Shield to disperse a few seconds later.
Boosting refers to using illegitimate means in Halo 3 Xbox Live Matchmaking to gain rewards such as achievements, EXP or medals easily. There are two main ways to achievement boost. The first is asking other player in a Matchmaking lobby for help. The other is playing a Matchmaking game with a full party of boosters. In Lone Wolves , partying up is done by changing the language of one's Xbox and then setting their Matchmaking preference to "My Language.
However, Industries has noted that load times will also receive a noticeable boost, which made the collection so fast that it had to be slowed down in order not to disrupt the online matchmaking. One of this was basically slowing down loadings to times that would have allowed matchmaking and online functionalities to work as intended. However, these are not the only news meant to be coming to next-gen Halo: The Master Chief Collection users.