1 for me is the aim system. More than anything, the lack of a reticle slowdown bubble around the enemy player makes aiming just feel super jank to me. Sure you can snap to an enemy faster than ever, but micro-adjusting your aim is super punishing, because any amount of time your reticle is not red your look speed is jacked back up, and reticles are both smaller than ever, and aren’t always properly synced to their red reticle radius, often needing to be even closer than they look to actually grant reticle slowdown. Previous games allowed you to go off-reticle but maintain your lowered sensitivity to make fine aim, and adjust in front of the enemy player’s movements.
2 is network stability. It’s just plain unacceptable in the modern gaming environment. Halo Reach back in 2010 delivered an online gaming experience that managed to feel lag free consistently. How hasn’t 343 managed to do something about desync this far into the game’s lifecycle?
3 and finally is the purely cosmetic focus of the live team. 343 seems to have this idea in their heads that providing us with an endlessly expanding array of character customization options is the same as content. It’s not even close. Character customization is one of the smallest parts of what people actually play the game for. I’ve NEVER felt the need to unlock everything cosmetically in any game, much less Halo. I’m far more interested in maps, game modes, forge, coop, firefight, new campaign add-ons, new weapons and vehicles to play with etc. But the gross majority of content being shoveled out to us is cosmetics and those cosmetics are only going to keep getting sillier with time.
As a non-american player?
- Interest in playing the game
Not sure what more to add, this series could use a miracle right now.
- Lack of focus
- I am worse at longer ranges
- Teammates running away in the middle of a fight
Especially teammates running away.
scuffed controller aiming
quality of maps
2 screwed ranking AND non existing progression system. Tgeres no reason to sweat for the win
3 US servers. As long as theres no geo filtering I can’t take the game serious…
oh and let me add a fourth:
4 no ranked slayer and no specific ranked playlists like btb, objective, hardcore/normal team slayer.
Frag grenades are like ping pong balls, and inconsistent
- Overly strict SBMM in non-ranked playlists
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The same thing that kept me from getting halo 4, and halo 5,
1.Sprint, Clamber, hit indicators, all the things that don’t belong in a decent halo game.
Take these away and make the maps smaller and I would give it a shot. Until then it’s not a real halo game.
lack of (good) Maps
nade spam/lack of FF
weekly dreadful chores (challenges)
slow drip feed gradual release of cosmetics