A new update is being rolled out to owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Released today, July 29, 2020, the new hotfix for update version 1.1716.0.0 contains just a few bug fixes and community issue resolutions. Specifically, the Halo MCC patch notes detail fixes for the new Challenge system. Find all the details featured below.
Halo MCC Patch Notes | July 29, 2020 Update
The new Halo MCC update for July 29, 2020 is a relatively small one. Microsoft Store and Game Pass users can expect a download of just over 1 GB, while Xbox players will have to download just over 3 GB. Steam PC players, on the other hand, only need to pull down 47 megabytes for the new update.
As you may guess, the file size is small because it doesn’t change very much. This hotfix mainly centers around the Challenge system introduced alongside the imminent release of Halo 3. This update resolves an issue that was affecting challenge progress when played across multiple platforms. It also fixes the display bug that made it seem like no challenge progress — or less progress — had been made.
Otherwise, there’s really not much to unfold here. However, players should note that there are only a few hours left to unlock the Acrophobia skull and Alliance nameplate. These are free simply by logging in to MCCC, but only until 5 p.m. Pacific today. After that, the nameplate will no longer be available.
Looking for the official scoop? Here are the full patch notes for today’s Halo MCC update:
Halo Master Chief Collection Hotfix Patch Notes – July 29, 2020
- The latest version of the game is 1.1716.0.0, to find the version number (Full KBA).
- To update your game if you are not on the latest version (Full KBA).
Resolved Community Issues
- Today’s game update consists of targeted fixes for the updated Challenge system that was added with Halo 3’s release and game update earlier this month on July 14. Below is a breakdown of the specific fixes that have come with today’s update:
Global (All Platforms)
- Fixed an issue where challenge progress was not retained across multiple platforms.
- Fixed an issue where sometimes on relaunch, your challenge progress would display as none.
- Fixed an issue where challenge progress could display less than the actual progress made.
Timed Unlocks Feedback Update
- Starting July 29, at 5pm Pacific, until the launch of Halo 3: ODST on PC, you can unlock the Acrophobia skull and Alliance nameplate by logging into Halo: The Master Chief Collection on your choice of platform. After ODST’s launch, the nameplate will no longer be available while the skull will be automatically added to the menus for everyone to enjoy.