Halo: MCC Content Update Beta No Longer Happening

By Michelle Balsan, 2 years ago
After the last patch for 343 Industries' Halo: The Master Chief Collection went live, the developer revealed their intention to run a beta to test the content that would arrive with the next title update. Today, they revealed via their blog, that they decided to stick with internal testing and forego a beta. The decision to cancel stemmed largely from the fact that it would have created delays in the production cycle and the developer is intent to deliver it sooner rather than later.

It's not all bad news, however, as 343 did reveal a couple of items that they are currently working on. First up, there are upcoming playlist changes. Team Snipers will take over SWAT as the featured playlist. Also, an update to the cross-game Rumble pit playlist is set to go live and will replace the Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble playlist. Both of these will be updated along with the upcoming Content Update. An objective-only playlist is in the works, but will take longer to finish.

Also, as promised in the wake of continuing multiplayer issues, the team at Certain Affinity is hard at work getting the classic Halo 2 map, Relic, ready for The Master Chief Collection. 343 promises to give us a look behind-the-scenes as development progresses, and has started that process by providing a couple pieces of concept art for the reimagined map.

Relic 2

Relic 1

No details were given as to the release date for the upcoming Content Update or the release of Relic at this time.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.