DISCLAIMER: This is simply my opinion. Discussion is encouraged.
I’ve seen lots of “Halo doesnt need custom loadouts” and “simple is best” on the forums, but the thing is:
Is it really?
The thing is, in order to survive, things have to evolve. In my experience, the custom loadouts were a very nice addition. They allowed me to have my own set of custom loadouts that felt my own.
We’re out of the age of Quake and those other arena shooters. Halo does need to adapt while keeping its core. Did Halo 4 do that successfully? No, not really. Sprint should have been an Armor Ability, and getting hit while scoped should have descoped you unless you had a certain mod equipped.
I’ve also heard that “Perks are unbalanced”. That is simply not true. They are balanced because everyone can have them. The Boltshot, plasma grenades, and Plasma Pistol should be loadout weapons, but with a small twist:
-Plasma Pistol now has a longer charge time. The “Heavy Plasma Pistol” is an on-map weapon that has the regular charge time.
-An armor mod, “Mechanic”, is available. This mod decreases the time it takes for your vehicle to recover from an EMP and the amount of damage from explosives infilcted on your vehicle.
While Attachments “dont belong in Halo”, it would be interesting to see them. You would have a single attachment slot for each weapon, and you would need to get kills with a weapon to unlock its attachments.
-Full Auto: Allows the Magnum to be fired fully automatically, at a cost of accuracy.
-Dual Wield: Hold a pistol in each hand. DIsables scoping in with this weapon.
-High Caliber Ammunition: Increases damage, but at a cost of reload time and fire rate.(increases damage by 2x)
-Laser Sight: Decreases bloom rate.
-Holo Sight: Adds a 2x Scope to the weapon, increasing its capability for mid-range combat.
-Extended Mag: Increases maximum ammo in each mag, at the cost of reload time.(60 rounds in a mag, like in Halo: CE)
There would be a “Classic” playlist, with the classic Halo experience.
Please vote in the poll. It’ll help me get a better idea of what people want