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API for getting player positions?

OP Blindopoly

Hello,

I just started looking at the documentation for the Halo 5 developer API (https://developer.haloapi.com) and I noticed there is no way to get a player's positions other than from the "Halo 5 - Match Events" when a player is killed. I would like to write a 2D application showing a top down view of a match-making game where you can see the position of all players moving around the map and who's killing who. All the information in the "Halo 5 - Match Events" is very useful but just lacks player position (Ideally it would be nice to know the player's orientation too).

My question is: are there any plans to add more support for getting player position and orientation?

Thanks!
That sounds like a lot of information to log, though I do think your idea is interesting.
Yeah it could be a lot of information but I don't need the player positions to update at 30FPS or anything, even 1FPS would be okay. I feel like it's totally doable. I Hope someone from 343 reads this!
Hi there! At this time, we don't have plans to add additional position information to the endpoint, but we'll keep your request in mind. Thanks for your interest in the Halo API!
Thanks for your reply. And Okay :D
Sorry to post on a necro thread, but I just have been trying to do this same thing. I agree it would be really useful to have the match events report more frequent player location info, like every one second, or half second, etc. Maybe Match Events isn't the right place, maybe another query on Match Player Locations would be optimal, in addition to the match events query.

There's just so much cool stuff we developers could do with that info...
  1. We could create a kind of light-weight theater mode off-console, allowing rapid convenient review of gameplay without having to load all of theater up.
  2. We could do bulk analysis of common player routes, busy areas on the map where players spend more time, etc. Ideally each playerLocation event would contain the XYZ location as well as the XYZ direction of motion, and perhaps the orientation the player is looking. This would be AWESOME for both pros and amateurs alike.
Thanks for the additional info. Those are definitely some interesting use cases, and I'm sure other developers in our community have a million other ideas as well. Unfortunately, I don't have much else to share than the official stance from earlier that we still don't have any plans to add this information to the API. Thanks for the feedback, and this is something we'll keep in mind.
Thanks for the additional info. Those are definitely some interesting use cases, and I'm sure other developers in our community have a million other ideas as well. Unfortunately, I don't have much else to share than the official stance from earlier that we still don't have any plans to add this information to the API. Thanks for the feedback, and this is something we'll keep in mind.
Understood, I wasn't really expecting anything major in the near future. But hoping you guys keep it in mind, either for H5 or Infinite.

Thanks for the response.