I'm so, so disappointed. I've tried it and it just isn't Breakout at all. It's Slayer with shotguns and 1 life per round.
I've read all the feedback and the majority of it is negative, which I agree with. You have asked for our feedback, so please take it into consideration. Players who loved Breakout the way it was are going to feel betrayed and angry at these changes. We have paid good money for the game, and you are now potentially ruining it for them.
I can't get over how drastically you have changed it. Full shields, Motion Tracker, Shotgun start... Break was so unique with it's game play, and is the reason why the people who love it, loved it. I can't understand why it needs to feel more like the reason of Halo, you already have playlists for that.
People keep saying that Breakout was 'the least popular' playlist. I'm not sure how true that is, but when it was ranked a couple months ago, I never struggled to get a match.
I so desperately want Breakout back to how it was in June and July, Ranked. It was great, couldn't wait to play it after work each day. Recently, I've still been looking forward to playing it, but it's not been the same since it's been unranked. It was the perfect gametype. Starting with a 12 round magnum, no motion trackers, half a shield, on a symmetrical map is what made Breakout so great! The only thing left from that list is the symmetrical maps.
I've played 5 games so far. The first game, we won, my teammates just grabbed the flag on Trench and ran back. It was boring. The second 2 games started as 3 vs 4. Impossible to win for the team of 3, which wasn't the case with the old Breakout.
New maps are cool, except I preferred the darker look compared to the new lighter look.
It's ranked again.
It's featured at the top.
Completely different gametype, not fast paced, skilled game play. Not Breakout.
Terrible starting weapons
Encourages camping waiting with a shotgun
Full shields make it too similar to normal Slayer
No way of playing the old Breakout, not even unranked.
Motion trackers ruin Breakout
To sum up, I really hate it, as a Breakout only player, it's made me not want to play Halo anymore. I hope the developers can see how upset a lot of us original Breakout players are, and at a minimum let us play the old version.