I just got a challenge that said “Kill Enemy Spartans with the M247 HMG in PvP”. I had no idea what kind of weapon that was and had to Google it. “Machine Gun Turret” is all we need. I know it’s cool for lore or for the gun nerds out there, but accessibility is the most important part of UI and game design. Especially since 343 are pretty good at new and unique names. The dialog clips referring to acronyms are fine, but it’s really bad for anything else.
A new player with no weapons background looking at the various menus wouldn’t know what these acronyms mean. I’ve played Halo for years and often struggle with these terms since prior Halo menus rely on their full names. It’s great when there’s a reference, like when you’re actively in-game, but when setting up a custom game, looking at the menu for the academy, weapon settings while dealing with bots, it’s a bit more of a struggle.