This year, I believe the snow in the chute has remained. Depending on the time of day, you would need crampons to cross it. I think I'd take them just in case this year.
There has already been some snow/hail falling in the upper elevation, so the Final 400 may have some icy spots too.
SMI guide Kurt Wedberg posted this picture of a client descending the MR chute on 9/5. His pics are here