If you want to bring people back to Halo we NEED a way to stop getting high ping games. I know the argument against a server selection is because there aren’t enough players… I truly believe there aren’t enough players because there is no server selection. I have never played a game that places me in anything over 60 ping games. Most players don’t and will not play with that sort of ping. I still don’t understand why I am getting in 220 pings games. It’s sad that on the rare occasion I get a 160ping I’m happy. The only reason I continue to play and push through the issue is the fact I compete in HCS in ANZ.
I play at a 1700ish onyx level and it’s not fun with 220 pings. P.S not sure why I’m getting 3 low diamond players on my team regularly… but that’s a whole other kettle of fish.
there needs to be server selection its hurting the game outside of the game I get guys who have 140 plus ping I would not play with that really hard to compete I average 10-30 ping usually and cant imagine anything higher
Some people seem to still encounter really odd behavior. I’m mostly playing 30 - 50 ms ping games from central Europe. I get the occasional game on US servers at 120 - 130 ms (especially when playing on off hours). A few weeks back it was quite terrible and then I did encounter two or three 250 ms games.
Anyway, it most likely isn’t the servers themselves but rather how people get placed on them. While it makes sense to connect people to far away servers when there is no population on those nearby (albeit they do that too quickly in my opinion) I really don’t get why they’d place a canadian player on EU servers when they are much closer to US ones which are basically guaranteed to have a bigger population as well.
@mja_calg : do you play during rather typical hours for your timezone (evenings) or during off hours (late at night, early morning)? What playlists do you encounter this on (ranked/controller seems to have less population than the one that isn’t input restricted, etc.) I’m just trying to find out if there might be some commonality that might hint at why this happens to certain people but not others.
Most of my play times varied, but it was mainly between 1 pm to 3 pm MDT and say between 8pm to 11 pm MDT. The 8 to 11 would be peak time for players after supper, so I would not expect low populations. I’m also playing solo, so there should be averaging of team mate ping times either. And I mainly play BTB or 4v4 casual, I think I played competitive once.
It’s simply broken and until it gets fixed, I won’t install Halo Infinite again on my Xbox.
I suspect that bad desync on low ping lobbies may be due to players from other continents joining your games (ie they have high ping whilst you don’t)…just like when you join servers on the other side of the world and have high ping whilst the local players have low ping. Whilst region lock or server selection doesn’t exist, we’ll have desync no matter whether we join low or high ping lobbies.
I also wish they would stop banking so hard on automated path selection. It’s great stuff and all nowadays, but region selection at least lets the matchmaker know where it can and can’t go, more or less preventing the system from throwing its hands in the air and saying “screw it, here’s the fastest match I can make-- sorry about the ping though”
Yeah new emblems, instead of Three stars it’s purple and black with wolf in the middle. Not sure if we will get a bonus like the recon helmet charm yet. Ranks are resetting. Here’s hoping they stealth drop new FFA playlist.