I noticed that the damage that weapons deal seems to be a bit erratic. I have seen all these videos about how many shots it takes to take someone down with this or that weapon. But I sometimes find myself grounded before I even hear five magnum shots. Is that a lag issue? And does the smart link add to damage? I know it's the case for the light rifle. I also noticed that the amount of damage dealt by a Spartan charge or the regular melee attack seems to differ. Just today I jumped up to where the grenades are on the Truth map (in Quick Play), there was a guy sitting there facing the other way, almost with his back to me. I punched him, assassination would work, he turned around, punched me back, and I was dead. These moments happen often and it is absolutely unclear to me, how much damage is dealt with certain attacks or weapons.
Damage and lag