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.
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WHAT IS HALO COMBAT EVOLVED GAME SERVER HOSTING?
Games Beat. Did you miss GamesBeat Summit ? Watch on-demand here! Microsoft just launched Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One, and the shooter is facing a number of issues that are preventing players from getting the full online experience. Like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the Halo bundle uses a hybrid system that features both dedicated servers and peer-to-peer connections. We asked Microsoft for more information, and the company helped us better understand how it all works.
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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.
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