In a new flighting and development update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries has announced the long-awaited Custom Game Browser is about to be in the hands of players. This feature was originally confirmed in 2018, but 343 decided to hold off in order to polish each game in the collection as well as the overall network code.
It'll start off with a scale test in Halo Reach. This will likely begin as early as next Thursday and will run until the following Monday. After this, the CGB will be taken offline, and the scale test will be evaluated before the feature is switched on permanently. Here's why Halo Reach was selected, along with some screenshots:
"We are starting with Halo: Reach because it is a good test case for new features, we are introducing into the CGB such as our pre-game phase where players can gather until the minimum specified player count is met that allows the full match to start."
343 has no estimate as to when the Custom Game Browser will be supported in other games within the Halo: MCC. And at this point in time, there are no plans to focus on modded maps or custom content support in the CGB.
To learn more about the Custom Game Browser coming to Reach in the MCC, head over to the Halo Waypoint website.