I have proof that 343 messes with people’s games. I was playing with a friend of mine in an Arena Slayer match. We both made a sprint to the overshield with me sliding, jumping, and thrusting to get ahead. She still gets ahead of me just using sprint. Now, I know 343 is lagging me on purpose. Other evidence is: getting killed with 2 or 3 shots, getting killed with one melee when I hit them with 2 and they don’t die. My 2nd melee not registering even though I hit them first with a melee and I’m mashing my melee button. Spartan charges not working for me. In one game, I tried to Spartan charge FOUR TIMES and none of them worked and I get killed with one melee when they turned around and hit me. Overshields are useless for me. I still get outgunned with an assault rifle and I die, yet when the enemy gets overshield, it seems to last forever, even though I’ve shot them numerous times and their overshields is still up. I’ve even died when I was shooting them with an SMG or a SAW. Shooting at an opponent running away and hitting them with a full magazine of Magnum rounds, and they still get away. They turn the corner, toss a grenade and kill me with one grenade even when I have full shields. In the meantime, I’ve seen the enemy sit on 2 grenades of mine and don’t die. Also, my grenades thrown first don’t blow up, but theirs blow up before mine and kills me. Charged plasma shot doesn’t track enemy even at close range, but theirs track and hit me from all the way across the map. Hydra takes forever to lock on, if at all, when I’m zooming in, but theirs locks on right away as soon as they zoom in. Sniper rifle doesn’t respond to trigger pull and they enemy gets away in plenty of time, but their shots register right away, even from across the map. My aim assist doesn’t work. Hell, even my reticle doesn’t turn red. Shots don’t register, and I’m always running behind my teammates and they’re pulling ahead of me, WHILE WE’RE ALL SPRINTING!! I walk forward and then I’m getting shot at, so I try to back away, but somehow I’m stuck on something. I can’t move and then I get killed. Yesterday, in a game on Mercy, I couldn’t move left or right while getting shot at, AND THERE WAS NOTHING AROUND ME - nothing to the left, nothing to the right, and nothing to my rear!!! Rockets shot at me and hits 20 feet away kills me, but my rockets right next to them, or under their feet, does nothing.
The best evidence was last Winter season in January when they started deranking people. All my fireteam members started deranking, but I stayed at Diamond until the next reset 2 weeks later, even though we were playing the same matches and losing together. Now, I can’t even get past Gold. I get to Gold 6, one win away, and then I start losing until I’m back down to Gold 2. I’m too old and tired for this -Yoink-. I’ve got better things to do than stay up too late playing a game that’s already deliberately stacked against me. You win, 343. I’m not renewing my subscription when it expires, nor am I ever going to buy another Xbox or another game from you ever again. I’ll keep my money, and you can have the satisfaction of knowing you just lost another long-time Halo fan forever. I’m sure Microsoft and your bosses love hearing that. Good job.
To those people at 343 who are doing this to your paid subscribers, karma’s gonna catch up to you.