I wanted to get a list of things for 343 to hear from the competitive matchmaking community.
Fix the aiming mechanics.
343 has released multiple updates designed around fixing reticle lag and other aiming issues in the game. It has never been fully fixed and each game online feels different. Could be server related but could be a mechanical flaw in the aiming mechanics in the game. Either way, get to the bottom of it and fix it for halo 6. Aiming is the most important thing in a FPS game, so give this priority and make it right.
Add more servers or fix current servers.
There are only a handful of servers and it seems like you end up with one right next to you or one all the way on other side of country and certain people have huge advantages in terms of latency. Make criteria to have the max difference between each players latency to the server within 20 ms or whatever the right criteria is, so that each player in the game is on level playing field. Someone living in California should not be playing someone in Florida on a California server.
Fix the ranking system.
Too many times, you’ll see a platinum and a diamonds getting matched against golds one game, and then champions the next game. They are blowouts and not fun. The level 1-50 system in halo 2 worked perfectly. Get back to the simple and successful system.
Take Sprint, sparatan charge, ground pound and thrust out of game.
This one is a little more debatable and not as big of a deal to me. I just enjoy the simplicity of the old halo 2 style where everyone moves at regular pace, and it seems simple my shot vs yours without sprint, thrust ground pound and Spartan charging.
if you have any more ideas, list them here. Let’s make halo great again for halo 6!