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OP TheJedio

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Hi - what's up?
Nicely done.
Josh, is Infection gonna be in the social playlist?

Infection as its own playlist would make my day. I've wished for infection on dedicated servers for so long, after playing reach infection at 3AM
I joined this forum because this thread is so awesome. Also, Joshington State is one of the coolest handles ever.
Hi - what's up?
Hey Josh, where do baby Grunts come from? :>)
Hi - what's up?
Ha ha ha! Owned. Seriously can't wait for Halo 5, although I do agree to an extent about launch playlists being a little thin. My one critique would be having CTF have it's own playlist rather then being lumped into Team Arena. Otherwise it's fine for launch.
Something tells me Joshy boy doesn't have time to watch this thread for a full FOUR HOURS, but just in case, I've been wondering two things, one important, one important to me.

1: All those fancy vehicle and weapon variants like the ONI Warthog and Longshot AR, can we use them in Custom Games and Forge?

2: Will the CQB and EOD armor return? I must know, it's eating me alive.
C-Q-effing-B please!!!!!!
Haha, OP looks stupid now.
Guys, I think Josh left a while ago.
Hey guys - pooping back in to address some questions that have accumulated over the day. I've extracted a bunch out of the thread to make it easier to read rather than quoting a dozen different posts:

1. Will Ricochet come back down the line even say as a weekend social mode?
It's possible, though you are likely to see game types like Grifball and Oddball before Ricochet makes an appearance.

2. Have all the vehicles shown in Warzone / REQ Cards been all there is, or is there more vehicles planned to be in but you've only shown off a few in certain builds?
We've shown all of the base vehicles that are in the game for launch, but I don't think we've shown all of the variants available through the REQ system.

3. The reason I ask of the vehicles is because if so, it's weird that the UNSC doesn't have an aerial vehicle counterpart to either the Phaeton or Banshee.
There won't be a UNSC counterpart to the Phaeton or Banshee at launch.

4. I know that no previous Halo has launched with Team Doubles so why not use this opportunity to right that wrong with Halo 5? What was the thought process behind it's exclusion?
Quinn has spoken to our desire to have a focused set of activities in matchmaking at launch. We'll be continuing to update and expand those activities once live as part of the ongoing programming for the game, including some of the more niche experiences like Team Doubles. These will likely be featured in rotation at first and if they gain enough population, considered as persistent additions.

5. What will the Slayer playlist contain? Slayer with assault rifles and pistols, slayer with Br and pistols or both?
Starting weapons in the Slayer playlist will be AR and Magnum/Pistol.

6. Regarding the Weekend Social playlist addition, will there be more than just one playlist made available under this social banner every weekend?
Each week there will be a community vote between three different playlists, and the playlist with the most votes will be featured as the Weekend Social activity for that week.

7. Why is there no dedicated Capture the Flag playlist under the "Arena" (not the playlist Team Arena) given that CTF has always shown to be a very well supported and desired playlist?
We don't have a dedicated CTF or Team Objective playlist at launch, choosing instead to include objective modes as part of the core Team Arena playlist that features the best modes from across Arena. Currently team objective modes make up 54% of the play in Team Arena (not including Breakout, which features a neutral flag as a secondary objective). CTF and/or Team Objective are things we will likely offer as a rotational playlist and if we see strong interest from the community (consistently high population), we may graduate to a persistent playlist.

8. Can we expect to see the return of Ricochet, (Team) Regicide, Extraction, and Dominion in some form within Halo 5? Basically, is 343i interested in bringing these game-types to Halo 5?
It's unlikely that you'll see Dominion because we already have Warzone as a large-scale base capture/defend experience. The others will be considered based on community interest.

9. How long do you anticipate it being before we see an additional mode or two added to Warzone beyond the basic variant and the Base Assault variant?
We don't have plans for additional modes in Warzone at this point. There is a ton of depth and replay in these two experiences, each of which plays very differently to the other.

10. All those fancy vehicle and weapon variants like the ONI Warthog and Longshot AR, can we use them in Custom Games and Forge?
These are not currently usable in Custom Games or Forge, but we may rotate them into matchmaking for Arena as part of the core weapon set for maps in that experience.

1. Will Ricochet come back down the line even say as a weekend social mode?
It's possible, though you are likely to see game types like Grifball and Oddball before Ricochet makes an appearance.
It's about time someone actually said this. :) 💜

1. Will Ricochet come back down the line even say as a weekend social mode?
It's possible, though you are likely to see game types like Grifball and Oddball before Ricochet makes an appearance.
It's about time someone actually said this. :) 💜
I wasn't even sure Oddball would be a thing in Halo 5.
"Hey guys - pooping back in"
So it's heavily implied that entirely new vehicles, not just REQ variants, could be added post-launch. Very happy face :)
Hey guys - pooping back in to address some questions that have accumulated over the day.
I'm just quoting this typo for posterity because it's amazing. :)
How do you know that was a typo? ;)
How do you know that was a typo? ;)
I've got a question: I'm kind of worried about the AR having a long range scope, as I feel it kind of takes away from the point of an assault rifle. Is it not as bad as im picturing?
How do you know that was a typo? ;)
Okay fine. Quoting it regardless because I laughed. :D
How do you know that was a typo? ;)
Lol! You guys are doing an amazing job, the beta ruined games for me (simply due to nothing else being good). Can't wait to get my hands on H5 at my 8:00 pm "Midnight" launch (gotta live living in Alaska...).
How do you know that was a typo? ;)
The plot thickens.

Anyway, will any AI in Warzone have a Gravity Hammer? That would be awesome and hilarious at the same time.
So Josh, will you guys be doing playlist updates every week then? If so that would be great! I recall that Halo 4's post-launch support was pretty chaotic the first few months and having a lot more support will definitely make this game last a while.

Also would it be possible for you guys to add the different REQ variants into Forge and custom games if you guys see a lot of community support for the idea? Having a Halo CE type of gametype with the CE Magnum and SPnKr in use on map remakes from that game would be incredibly fun for a throwback game type.
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