New Halo 4 Title Update Coming Soon, Matchmaking Update Schedule Gets Detailed

Matchmaking updates will appear every other week while a big patch is out soon

By on March 15th, 2013 09:41 GMT

Halo 4 developer 343 Industries has just confirmed that a brand new title update is coming to the popular first-person shooter and that the weekly matchmaking updates will now be released every other week, in order to provide more meaningful changes.

Halo 4 came out in November and impressed millions of Xbox 360 owners from around the world by combining a great single-player campaign with a cooperative Spartan Ops one and a competitive Infinity one.

Now, after releasing plenty of patches, developer 343 Industries has just confirmed that yet another title update is going to appear in the next few weeks that will bring back the X Marker mechanic that puts an X on the map of the player to signal a place where one of his teammates died.

"After the release of the last Title Update, we acknowledged there was more balancing to be done and more issues to address, and that we were actively working with the Halo 4 game team to investigate the feasibility of additional fixes. We can now announce that various teams across the studio have indeed been hard at work on an additional title update," 343 said on the Halo Waypoint.

"The 'X Marker' upon death will be returning, so you’ll soon be notified when and where your teammates are killed by an "X" logo that will appear on your HUD for a brief period. We’re pumped to bring this community request back to life."

What’s more, 343 will also implement a change in regards to the Halo 4 matchmaking updates, which will now appear every other week, instead of weekly.

"As you know, we have been updating Halo 4 Matchmaking on a weekly basis since launch, offering new experiences each week, as well as reacting to problems, glitches, exploits, etc. Moving forward, we are now experimenting with updating Matchmaking on a bi-weekly basis.

"Long story short: That means there will not be a Matchmaking update next Monday. Overall, this will allow us to provide you with more substantial updates, bestow attention where it’s most needed and allow newly implemented playlists a longer runway to succeed or fail from both a gameplay nuance perspective as well as supplying more data to mine and learn from."

You can expect to hear much more about Halo 4's next patch and its future matchmaking update soon enough.

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