Recently I’m trying to tweak some of the maps from previous games so that I can use them for a classic playlist in halo 5. To do this you’re going to have to do the following steps…
- Remove all the Spartan abilities. If you want to make a classic playlist then sprint, thruster and ground pound have to go. - The TTK. As most of us know halo 5 has a much quicker TTK then previous games so to tackle this problem I lowered the weapon damage and increased shield strength so that the TTK is slower. - The maps. To find the best maps I found existing forge remakes and edited those remakes for skybox and weapon layout (this is a point I will go deeper into later). So far the maps I’ve tweaked and edited are accurate remakes of Blood gulch, Lockout, Ascension and Avalanche/Sidewinder with the same weapon layout (as close as possible) to the original maps - The Loadout weapons. So the presence of ADS will really affect how a classic playlist would feel as ADS was not present in previous games. Due to this problem the Loadout weapon will be the Halo 2 BR as it plays just like the original battle rifle without being ruined by ADS. I also considered The Tactical magnum to be a good secondary weapon but since the tactical magnum isn’t available as a Loadout weapon the BR will be the only Loadout weapon. - The weapons. As I said in my previous point we now a problem as ALL of the weapons have the smart scope/ADS applied to them. Because of this I have decided to completely remove the assault rifle and the Halo 5 BR from the matchmaking as their range is heavily increased due to ADS and thus the map flow/weapon balance would be ruined. I have tried to include weapons that either :
- Haven’t been affected by ADS as they actually had a zoom function in previous games and still play like the original versions of those weapons (ie; Rocket launcher, Sniper, H2 BR) - Havent been too badly affected by the smart scope so that their range hasn’t been changed too much (ie; SMG, plasma pistol etc).If you follow these instructions then you should be able to make a classic playlist that won’t be ruined by the presence of ADS. Hope these tips helped some people in creating a classic playlist.
EDIT : also forgot to mention to increase movement speed.