This is easily the best update yet, 343i have really listened to us, fixed some major gripes and made the game more fun and rewarding. I had a good look at the patch notes and found a few very good reasons why it’s the best.
Matchmaking Search Preference. A simple, elegant to a solution that has directly impacted on how fun the game is!
Revamped post game carnage report. Yes, this probably could have been at launch, but we do now have it. Rejoice!
Increased value of Gold and Silver packs. This is a big one that might have been lost in the fanfare of Infection! I opened a Silver pack today and got TWO certifications (Sword Banshee and Razors Edge). This is adding value to the game hugely and a responce to anyone that has criticised 343 for using the REQ system to bleed money from it’s loyal community.
Weapon buffs - Suddenly the Caster and Hydra are deadly. Great news! We requested a buff, we got one!
And a tiny, tiny buff that was called for. Raised biped collision damage, it’s easier to run Spartans over.
All in all, 10/10 for this update. Well done 343!