After playing the halo Infinite tech demo preview I have a few thoughts:
Gunplay is pretty good although certain weapons seem a bit useless (plasma pistol and plasma rifle) and they could use a little buff. Aside from the rubber banding the netcode seems pretty solid. Sprinting is tuned pretty well. The bots are not bad either (they do seem to struggle on pillars or odd geometry. Voice chat seems to work perfectly which is a breath of fresh air compared to acti-blizzard games that have large issues. Customization seems really good so far.
The bad or meh:
Multiple bots seem to gang up on players from extreme range (especially on recharge) and the only real escape is to hope the bots attention is hooked on another player. The pistol I feel needs an extremely slight damage buff. Sliding seems kinda useless granting a meager and or nonexistent speed buff and locks player direction just to shift hurtbox down (I feel it could use a tiny speed buff). Weapons on wall seem to not stick out to me during gameplay leading me to aimlessly look for weapons the whole match (maybe I am just bad at finding stuff) I feel they could stick out a bit more. While the grapple is cool the number of uses you have with a fresh pickup is low to the point where its hard to experiment with it and I feel discouraged wasting it trying new things (this will probably be a non issue in the final due to custom games but I feel its important to bring up anyhow). Sound mixing is a little weird and voices can sometimes be really loud compared to everything else. Player movement speed could benefit from a slight increase but that just might be my inner quake leaking.
The Awful: PC performance is god awful. I could understand if optimization is turned off for debugging purposes but I have never seen a game run this bad at 720p minimum settings on a 2080ti and 5900x. The lack of an exclusive fullscreen calls back to early MCC PC and is essential for a good framepacing experience unless Microsoft fixes windowed modes in windows 11 (which is doubtful).
Overall this game is really good so far and with some polish it could be my goty when it comes out. I am exited to see what this will eventually grow into a finished product. Exited for crazy ctf matches. Just don’t forget us pc players.