For those who have played the game

You can agree with me in confirming that instant respawn doesn’t really have much of an overwhelming impact on the game at all, does it? When I played and I accidentally pressed X to instant respawn instead of change my loadout because that’s what pressing X does in Reach, goddamnit 343 y u change that I kept pressing the wrong thing, I usually spawned a long way away from where I was killed, so the guy(s) with whom I was sparring would either be killed by a teammate already or he would be back to full shields by the time I met him again.

Instant respawn just adds to the much faster pace of gameplay in Halo 4, rather than eating into killtimes. Because the maps are larger to accommodate for sprint, the enemy is much further away when you instantly return.