After years of leveraging matchmaking, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is finally getting a server browser that will make it easier for players to jump into matches that are more customized to their liking. The news was revealed in a new Halo Waypoint update posted by 343 Industries today, which included a custom browser in the list of features scheduled for Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s next public flighting/beta event.
“Next week we are planning to kick off our first flights for MCC in 2021!,” 343 Industries confirmed. “In last week’s MCC Flighting & Development Update, we talked about some of the features players can expect. If all goes well in Rings 1 and 2, we plan to roll out our next public flight as early as next Thursday, February 18.”
343 Industries advises that the contents are subject to change, but here are the features that the developer is hoping to include as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s next flight. In addition to a custom game browser, testers should expect a new map for Halo 3, as well as major inclusions such as mouse and keyboard support for consoles.
- Custom Game Browser: a new way to play with each other in MCC
- Season 6 content
- A new map for Halo 3 from Halo Online
- FOV slider support for all Xbox One consoles
- FOV slider will no longer be locked when Xbox Series X|S devices are set to 120hz
- Double Keybindings
- Mouse & Keyboard support for consoles
- Advanced Audio options
- View Model Customization options
The latest Halo Waypoint update also reminded fans who have been sitting on the sidelines to jump back into the game and check out its fifth season, which launched two weeks ago. Dubbed “Anvil,” Season 5 includes over 80 new pieces of armor, as well as new Seasonal Challenges and over 100 tiers of unlocks.