Is it me or is the sniper not satisfying to shoot? Even annoying. When I compare it to the cs awp, or cod kar98 there is a huge difference in satisfaction. I think its because 1. the crosshair looks stupid (I know it has always been that way*) and 2. it doesnt unscope when you shoot.
*in general all halo crosshairs look childish, not “clean”.
The problem I see with it is that most players don’t even zoom in with it and instead use it as a support weapon to no-scope body then swap to BR or other weapon. It used to be a Power weapon that you used as a primary at most ranges. Seems it’s more of a support weapon where you run and gun with it rather than hold a position… and that might be why it’s not as satisfying too. (plus, with bloom and all that)
I haven’t really noticed anything particularly bad about the Sniper Rifle. I like the look, sound, and the overall handling seems fine to me when I’m playing on my Series X. I’m no master with it but I’ve been able to get headshots with it alright.
Sniper feels like garbage on KBM, because of anti-aim assist, feels like it has a firing delay, and aims like garbage when scoped in. I just use it as a no scope precision weapon like BR and Mangler, or as a quick melee assist kill up close if necessary. Doesn’t feel like past Halo snipers.
All weapons are sluggish, so I don’t think that’s specific to only the Sniper. But, I agree, it doesn’t feel smooth. Tweaks like faster reload, weapon swapping, and time delay between next shot would likely improve it.
Probably bc it lights up with a glare the size of a sun. You zoom in for more than a moment and everyone knows where you are and so most people try to engage right away. It basically make you a magnet. Stealth is pretty much gone with power weapons now
A lot of this has more to do with the overall weapon design in Halo. You aren’t really meant to rely on the scope during a fight, unless you are shooting them from so far out of their range that it isn’t even a fight.
343 has been halfheartedly trying to change this ever since H4, I guess because they don’t know what to do other than follow the general shooter trend on scope/hipfire, but every time they try something it upsets people and they reset that and try something else. Hopefully we don’t have to wait for infinite to die before they revert this latest edition of imprecise precision weapons.