At this point, I’m SR 66 and I’m about 40-50% complete on my req collection. I’ve played about 2 days worth of games, and have over 300 Warzone games. With that being said, I’ve come to the conclusion that the req system works like it does it most FPS: build meter through objectives and killing in order to access high tier weapons.
Problem with the system is that second part, accessing higher tier weapons. It really only takes one of each load out in order to do any kind of work, but the variance and just the overall randomization/luck it takes in order to actually own these weapons is absurd. It feels as if the skill system this game is based on has been through into a funk by the luck of players getting better gear than others earlier and often.
A DMR, Halo 2 BR, and the Extended Magnum can really shift the entire battle, all three weapons considered legendary and they rightfully are. I don’t understand why 343 decided to force the player to grind through 10-20 matches to get a chance at opening a few packs (all the armor and helmet customization in the world will not help my Warzone issues) or having to shell out large sums of cash for an expedited process.
To be honest, the whole system reeks of money lust. It doesn’t feel as competitive any more or balanced when I haven’t touched a DMR in almost three months of playing the game, but other players have because they put in $300 for gold packs.
In close, two suggestions: Allow people to buy RP points NOT REQ PACKS (First you deny me access to all the weapons, then you tell me I have to pay in order to get a chance to obtain them? Oh cause it makes more sense for the developer to offer one sided Req Bundles, like 47 Gold Packs for 100 dollars, then it does to give the player options).
Second option is: Give players the base rifles and weapons from the get. I don’t care for the Kinetic Bolts, Long Barrel, Projection Sight, Armor Piercing (Maybe), Battle Rifle when I’m getting killed across the map by the only guy with a normal DMR. Level 4 should unlock AR, BR, DMR, and SMG.
I’d give 343 all the moneys in the world for all 400 pieces of useless Armor if they just made this slight change. GIVE US THE FRIGGEN DMR.