Halo: The Master Chief Collection update fixes buggy achievement

Sean Carey - September 1st 2022

343 Industries has rolled out a new update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that fixes a buggy achievement, adds some new content, and makes numerous improvements to the collection of games.

The Halo: The Master Chief Collection August update is a whopper, bringing with it a massive list of fixes and changes. One notable fix 343 has introduced is for the buggy Swift and Shallow achievement. Elsewhere, 343 has added five new Spartan armour sets for Halo 2: Anniversary, Golden Moa Campaign collectables in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach, and new Forge options in Halo: Reach, Halo 4, and Halo 2: Anniversary.

The Swift and Shallow achievement, which we have flagged as buggy, is an easy one that simply asks you to hijack a Banshee during the Reach campaign. While many report the achievement unlocking without issue, some say they're struggling to see it pop. As per the August update's patch notes, 343 says a new fix will allow the Swift and Shallow achievement to "unlock more consistently when hijacking Banshees in campaign."

The patch notes for the August update are pretty lengthy, so if you want to view them in full, we recommend checking out Halo Support. Here is a quick rundown of some of the new changes via Halo Waypoint:

Halo: Master Chief Collection August update overview

  • Five new Spartan armour sets for Halo 2: Anniversary
  • Golden Moa campaign collectables in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach
  • Acrophobia and Bandana skulls added to Halo: Reach
  • Main menu background video customization
  • New Forge options in Halo: Reach, Halo 4, and Halo 2: Anniversary (object duplication, delete all, location name markers, “hold to bake lighting,” and more)
  • Career menu UI overhaul
  • Post-match poses
  • Unified subtitle improvements
  • Live playlist hopper data refresh at weekly reset
  • “Season” naming changed to “Series”
  • Bug fixes

The update, which is approximately 34GB on Xbox consoles, is available to download now.

It's great to see 343 continuing to support Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We included the superb collection of games in our 22 best Xbox Game Pass games article. Do you agree with our list? Let us know!

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