The Connection Host , often shortened to Host , is the console that acts as a server during a Halo 3 online Multiplayer match. The other consoles in the game are clients , and rely on the host for synchronization. Neither Halo 2 nor Halo 3 use dedicated servers—that is, multiplayer matches in those games are not controlled from a server owned by Bungie or Microsoft. Dedicated servers for Halo 3 alone would have been far too expensive; instead, a distributed networking model is used. A host is needed because during a multiplayer match, things like lag and latency can cause the consoles involved in the game to "disagree. Usually, the player with the best connection ends up being the host. However, if a player with a superior connection joins the game after a host has been selected, then they will not become host. If, however, the current host lags out, then the newcomer will become host assuming that their connection is still superior. Let's hypothesize that there are three players involved in an online multiplayer match: Mark, Peter, and Sally.
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Halo's PvP multiplayer always had pretty great network performance on consoles, all things considered. Sure, it could be laggy, and cheaters could use the standby buttons on their modems to rig games. But it worked well most of the time and shooting felt fair and responsive. In an era where console games didn't have dedicated servers, Halo's peer-to-peer code was about as good as it got. Until you played a mode like campaign or Firefight online, and then it could really go to shit. I have vivid memories of trying to play Halo Reach's Firefight mode online, and giving up in frustration when it was so laggy I could barely move. That's why a few sentences in 's latest big Master Chief Collection progress report really caught my attention.
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Troubleshoot Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer issues. If you're having problems with multiplayer gaming or matchmaking in Halo 5: Guardians, check the following error messages for solutions to your specific issue. You may see one of the following messages when you're trying to join or set up a multiplayer session.
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