I don’t know where this huge sentiment that the magnum was overpowered in the CE campaign came from, but it just isn’t true. A weapon being effective does not make it too powerful, it makes it useful. Maybe it’s because all the weapons in Halo games these days take a thousand shots to kill an enemy (pathetic shotguns, useless ARs, weak pistols and bloom on the DMR), but I challenge anyone to use the Magnum in CE on legendary and say it’s easy.
In multi, sure, the pistol was silly, but without it the campaign wouldn’t be fun. That’s what gaming is supposed to be. Fun. Not; “OMG THIS IS TOO EASY MAKE IT HARDER I WANT TO BE SO CHALLENGED I CRY TEARS OF BLOOD.”
Seriously, why do people enjoy Elites being the bullet sponges they are in Reach? The pistol gave players an effective way of taking down shielded enemies, just like the shotgun was a good way of taking on the flood. Think it’s OP? Don’t use it.
Also, inb4 loln00bgetbetterthegameistoodifficult4ucrymaorbaby