The ban gets more severe, and it’s recorded for more than just the account. When you connect to their servers they have more details on you than just a name to ban. There’s work arounds that exist though…and people will always find a way to cheat. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t still report players, especially ranked because these players are addicted to the vanity logo of their rank, their stats, etc. When they get removed, the whole fruits of their “labor” spoils. It was all for nothing, and that in and of itself at the very least can discourage some of them from repeating those actions. If we just ignore it all though, well nothing will change.
A better in game report function would be nice, but it isn’t practical to believe we would get such a thing. Like imagine a report button that records and save the entire match where all you do is flag 1 player in the roster. A human has to review the game footage and make a decision. It’s a long process that would be multiplied across many instances of people reporting players creating such an overwhelming amount of work for them to sift through and decide what’s going on. My point in saying this is that part of me believes that although it sounds ideal for us to have that, the reality of the time it takes to process everything and even get back to us would be significantly drawn out and we may even end up feeling like our reports were ignored altogether.
Right now there’s a simple link. Fill out a few boxes, submit a small clip, image, or type out a message to investigate a player you suspect of manipulating MM (boosting) and you’re done. You get a email confirm and a follow up. Takes less than 5 mins for sure.
Losing motivation to play Ranked, but not because of cheaters.
Hard to take the Rank games seriously when there’s basic and fundamental problems with the game:
Magic bullets that curve around walls, or shoot through concrete
Winning games give <10 CSR, while losing games take away >10 CSR
Rockets that don’t explode, or explode in the wrong spot
No rewards for playing the objective. You get rewarded for a win overall and your KD.
… just to name a few.
Yeah,that and the many other conectivity, lack of content and progression helped me decide not to play ranked. I only played this mode when you had to do the challenges, haven’t touched it ever since . Why would I when there is literally NO reason to play it?
Honestly its probably not even leavers. Look around the internet, the game is kicking people off left and right. This last “Hotfix” has seemed to just make the connection issues spread from BTB to the rest of the playlists.
And they claim it was thoroughly tested. Its time to master chief to rest it seems.
Definitely the case. I’ve seen fewer and fewer people playing Halo Infinite in my friends list, and I seem to be matching with the same people over and over. I’m D5 as well, and the skill levels across both my teammates and opponents vary so much it’s almost not worth playing ranked anymore. Too unpredictable.
I’m pretty much done with the game now. Constant hackers in ranked, my teammates are 12 ranks lower than me and don’t appear to have hands to play the game with. It’s the worst expereience I’ve had in Halo ranked for a very long time.
I made the mistake of letting my eight year old play some of my rank placing matches (she was very excited for Halo and wouldn’t let up). So I started at gold one. Now that I’m bouncing around mid platinum it’s pretty much made it unbearable to play ranked.
Yeah ive play 4 games of ranked tonight. Every match was against Onyx players. Had a few games of Attrition and the difference is night and day.
If you cant match me against people of my own rank level, just tell me you cant find a match… putting me in as fodder for onyx is just terrible, terrible matchmaking. Ive lost 46 CSR cause matchmaking doesn’t work, not because im a bad player… another feature that is just broken in infinite.
Honestly though, this game is a dumpster fire. It will be dead soon.