Halo: The Master Chief Collection just can’t figure out how to play with others

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Master Chief is not looking so hot these days. He’s gone from smashing the Covenant, saving the galaxy, and overcoming The Flood to not being able to get into a quality multiplayer session. How does this happen? How does a series that basically invented the way we do console multiplayer end up with a title that just can’t get basic matchmaking right? It’s been three weeks since the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and 343 Industries continues to struggle with multiplayer matchmaking and team balance issues.

This particular content update focuses specifically on matchmaking. Please note that while this update will improve team balance issues, we do not expect it to fully resolve uneven teams.

343 says they are working on remaining issues, and they expect to smooth out the uneven teams with the next patch, but aren’t we tired of this yet? Was there really any good excuse for a collection of Halo games to have bad matchmaking at launch?