The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update will contain the largest matchmaking overhaul seen to date, developer 343 Industries has said.
But there's still no confirmed release date for the patch, despite plans for it to be beta tested last week by members of the Xbox One preview program. That beta test was later called off, and Microsoft is now re-evaluating the need for a beta at all.
"As this update contains the biggest changes to the Matchmaking system yet, we've identified that additional time and testing is required," explained a new Halo Waypoint blog post.
"We are currently evaluating both timing and need for a CU [content update] beta with the Xbox One Preview program, as well as the final public release date in February. We'll continue to provide the latest updates here on Waypoint."
343 is continuing to work on a number of other additions to the game, including featured playlists, more options for existing playlists, and an objective-only playlist.
Team Snipers and Team Doubles modes are also on 343's wishlist, although the latter will need to wait for other team creation issues to be fixed.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched for Xbox One last year with numerous matchmaking issues - and has since received a raft of patches as 343 bid to alleviate the problems.