Lets face it guys, the BR is an overpowered powerhouse when it really shouldn't, a 4 shot kill weapon is to OP for a default weapon you get at spawn, it takes little to no skill to use and people can just camp at their spawn and pick people off, if I wanted something like that, why not start people off with a Sniper Rifle instead, its pretty much what the BR is at this point.
Its only fair to post something like this since so many people here complain how OP the AR is and how it requires no skill what so ever to use, so what do you say guys, Nerf the BR?
Edit: The BR should receive a nerf where its damage really depends on the distance, you get closer and it becomes weaker, forcing players to keep their distance with a Marksman Rifle like the DMR and BR
Edit#2: Apparently K/D factors into ones opinion, here's the thing, the K/D system has been ruined by one simple thing, the farmed kills for Achilles, anyone on the bad end of the farming will have -Yoink- K/D by the end of all that like I do, but when you go out and say a weapon needs a good nerfing, people look into your service record and judge you based on that K/D when in reality, its a flawed system to begin with, a ton of reasons could explain how someone has a high or low K/D, either someone exploited a glitch and destroyed someone, or someone was utterly destroyed by the person using said glitch or whatever and their K/D falling because of it.
Honestly I see so many people that say thing like this, and I dont want to sound mean, but at the end of the day you just are not a good Halo player if you believe this. Now I'm not just going to sit here and be all mean, I will actually try and help you out. What you need to try and learn and adjust too is how to actually play Halo, most of the time when people are moaning about stuff in this game its because they are losing, not because the balance of the game is bad. The BR is a good mid to long range rifle, it kills fast and faster than ever before due to how well the connection is on Halo 5, is this a problem? No. The reason is because up close the pistol or AR can easily take down a BR player, its all about when and where you use a weapon. If you are fighting someone with a BR at a longer range with a pistol you are most likely going to lose, back down and get a closer or better angle. In BTB this isnt a problem as everyone spawns with a BR. If you are having trouble in BTB with the BR you simply are not shooting people enough, now this may sound silly as you might be saying to yourself 'I shoot everyone I see' but I can almost bet that this is not the case. I see so many Halo players not actually shooting people half the time and this is easily shown by the damage you deal in a game, this stat is a huge factor into how much you are helping your team by actually shooting players in a game. If your damage is low compared to your team, something is going wrong with your play and you are not shooting people.
The BR is used in BTB due to the size of the maps, if players spawn with AR/Pistol in BTB you will find a lot of the time you are running around not able to shoot anyone due to the distance that you are apart from them and the pistol is not able to hit consistantly at this range, it was never designed to be used at long ranges.
The short story is get better at the game and using the BR.