Microsoft yesterday revealed their progress and status updates on Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 5: Guardians. For Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft will be testing the content update internally and will not release beta to the public. They think that the additional time and work devoted to the beta would’ve actually postponed the public availability of the content update.
Progress on the CU continues, and we’ll work to provide an ETA once the final date is locked. As stated last week, our current focus and priority remains delivering the upcoming improvements to the matchmaking and party systems, but the team is also working on and prioritizing additional items beyond this, and I look forward to discussing these – a lot more – as we get closer to those updates.
Also, the playlist team is looking to update the playlist lineup with some new options like Team Snipers and an updated cross-game Rumble Pit playlist.
Team Snipers will temporarily replace SWAT as the featured playlist, and Rumble Pit will replace Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble. The objective-only playlist is receiving finishing touches and spot checks, but will not be part of this update.