Snipers, especially when upgraded just Do so much nore than elite rangers. They literally one or two shot infantry and when upgraded they can stun AND they dnt miss... Rangers hit way weaker and don't have any upgrades to increase their damage or utility. Big HW fan but getting annoyed to obvious imbalances. HW1 wasn't THIS bad as I can remember. But damn 343 please get some help from high level players maybe ensemble from the first game something lol tired of the game I love being so bad. It's gotten a lot bettert tho but still bad lol
You must have pretty bad memory. As bad as you think the Ranger vs Sniper match up is, the flamethrowers in HW1 had no chance against beam rifle jackals.
I've been a banished player since the beginning and I can tell you that rangers with a proper army comp will obliterate snipers because of one thing the banished have that the UNSC don't: THE SHROUD. They zap sniper rounds out of the air, so building 1-3 can render enemy snipers defenseless. You should never build an army of pure rangers without support units, if you're banished building infantry you should always have a few shrouds and engineers up and plenty of grunts to act as canon fodder. An army of grunts supported by hunters and rangers, covered by a few shrouds and healed by engineers would wreck the combo you described. It is easy to counter snipers mid to late game with shrouded rangers or locusts/wraiths, and countering them early game is as easy as building a few scouts. Rangers, like snipers, are a specialized support unit and need to be part of a varied army. They aren't an effective spam unit.