Hey everyone, vVvDARK WOLFvVv here! Ok, So I have seen a lot of speculation around what these “Spartan Abilities” are, and it has been on record that they are NOT Armor abilities and are NOT loadout based. But then there are people arguing that Spartan Abilities (Lets just call them SA’s shall we?) are just a replacement for AA’s. So I figured, I would make my theory known. So without further stalling, here we go.
Ok. So. Spartan Abilities. Where do I begin…? Ok so for starters I do not think that they are a simple AA replacement. And I have been thinking not so much about the fact that they are being implemented, but more HOW they are implemented.
So, as we all know, in the MP trailer for Halo 5: Guardians, they are straight up telling us that this is an Arena style of play. Which means, There is equal starting grounds, or at least equal opportunity before jumping into the game. So if customizable loadouts are out of the question, here is my theory:
We are able to switch between these spartan abilities on the fly. Now, stay with me here. I have noticed that until Halo 4, there has never really been a use for the D-Pad beyond maybe a flash light. So what if, all these abilities are available on the D-pad. So as it stands now, grenades are left and right on the D-pad (with default controls). So. what if, assuming the same default controls are kept in-tact, these new SA’s were able to be scrolled between by way of up and down on the D-Pad?
EDIT and theory from another user (shout out to hal0 m4n):
> Frankie said they’re not AAs, and that they’re mechanics similar to Boarding from Halo 2 (meaning they’re a button you can press to do, and everyone can do them).
> So I’ve been thinking they’re going to work like this:
> So the AA button (Left Bumper [LB] for default, sorry don’t know what it is for the other controls) is now the Spartan Ability button. Now, imagine Sprinting, then pressing LB, so you slide. Imagine, while in the air, you press LB and you do the ground pound.
> That’s how I believe they’ll work.
> I think this would be a good way to not only create an equal playing ground for each player, but also make one feel more like a spartan, considering all of a spartans natural abilities and what not.
So tell me what you guys think? As usual any and all feedback is deeply appreciated.
And this time around I want to hear your guy’s theories. I love seeing how different minds think.
But this is just a theory, a GAME THEORY (Shout out to MatPat!!).
SEE YALL STARSIDE!!!