Looks like the BTB Refresh was just dropped. Curious to see everyone’s first impressions.
BTB Refresh Just Dropped - Thoughts?
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Yea this is exactly why I haven't played BTB much since every time I did it was a frustrating experience. The only time it was okay was if I could get a Carbine/Light Rifle or DMR. If you are playing against decent players more than likely you won't have access to these better primary rifles. Soo basically the starting weapon is useless at midrange where it's intended range is supposed to be. The Stabilization Jets BR is not over powered like they claim it just shoots straight but it doesn't have much range. It still gets outclassed by the Carbine/Light Rifle and DMR. If the starting weapon can't shoot straight it is nearly impossible to take down people in vehicles if they are half way decenttuhin94 wrote:The refresh has given me no compelling reason to come back to Halo 5 at all considering they continue to make poor decisions with regards to the weapons players start with. I lost all interest after reading that players start with the broken and useless regular BR. Their justifications for this choice are not very strong either. Happily continuing to stay away from Halo 5.
Don't think that means double exp, I believe that just means the xp is just slightly higher than normal because I've had double exp payouts when 343i actually announce them, they were a lot higher than what I generally get from just 'featured playlists'. Plus end up playing WZ or Infection more since they generally seem to give better payouts.qlimm wrote:It is featured for the time being so it should be double XP.
I believe featured playlists are double XP. In WZ Turbo I would get around 10K unboosted and with boosts it can be as high as 20K. The arena payouts (for time required) are pretty piss poor so double XP might seem pretty low.
While BTB I'd be lucky to get around 2-5k on a normal day while featured I doubt it go much higher.
It's nice that they offered more pickups to be used, but it still doesn't address the issue with the BR. If the other team has the better pick up rifles there is little you can do off spawn since the BR isn't a reliable gun. I haven't really enjoyed BTB for quite some time due to the BR being frustrating to use. They could have at least made it BR/Magnum startsNofunnyideas wrote:There’s a truck load of magnums carbines dmrs on most maps. If you don’t like the br they threw a lot of options out there for you to use. Especially magnums. I seem to have a pistol for most of the game.
Ive been messing around in btb looking for all the changes and what not today. Boulevard is the only map That seems unchanged that I’ve loaded into. Sandbox is a little different though.