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Halo 5 assault riffle

OP Merjan1

It's rather boring to be forced to use Magnum instead of the assault rifle in order to be competitive. Halo 5 Arena is a game of pistols and grenades. In my opinion it's high time to buff the assault rifle or at least to bring back the old aiming reticle because currently I find difficult to compete against pistols even in short distances.
Aim for the head. The Assault Rifle doesn't melt shields like it used to, but when it does, aim for the head. It's very nearly instant death. That's where the buff is on the Assault Rifle now. Its Headshot multiplier. So it can still beat a pistol if you use it right.
Merjan1 wrote:
It's rather boring to be forced to use Magnum instead of the assault rifle in order to be competitive. Halo 5 Arena is a game of pistols and grenades. In my opinion it's high time to buff the assault rifle or at least to bring back the old aiming reticle because currently I find difficult to compete with pistols even in short distances.
Fortunately, and I have seen this firsthand in testing, In a fight with one using an assault rifle and the other a pistol, The one who lands the first shot before the other often ends up winning the exchange (Thanks to the recent weapon update about 7 months ago)
Merjan1 wrote:
It's rather boring to be forced to use Magnum instead of the assault rifle in order to be competitive. Halo 5 Arena is a game of pistols and grenades. In my opinion it's high time to buff the assault rifle or at least to bring back the old aiming reticle because currently I find difficult to compete with pistols even in short distances.
Fortunately, and I have seen this firsthand in testing, In a fight with one using an assault rifle and the other a pistol, The one who lands the first shot before the other often ends up winning the exchange (Thanks to the recent weapon update about 7 months ago)
Not counting in movement and cover disruption, yeah.
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Yes, the Halo 5 Assault Riffle is useless. In Halo 4 it was a decent weapon in short-medium distances.
Everyone use the pistol and it's very tiresome.
Yes, the Halo 5 Assault Riffle is useless. In Halo 4 it was a decent weapon in short-medium distances.
Everyone use the pistol and it's very tiresome.
I really like the h5 pistol, since most movement mechanics are very similar nowdays it is a point of difference that sets it apart from all the other shooters on the market,
The AR can be effective in H5, probably the most effective AR in Halo IMO. The trick is to burst fire it, aim for the head, and definitely zoom in if you can. Keep in mind the AR is for close quarters combat and is really good for ambush or clean up encounters.
The AR is op as hell in infection, but in other modes it's a total nerf gun. I'd rather have a sentinel beam or base Brute plasma rifle then an AR.
The gun is basically the stampede, lets be honest.
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LethalQ wrote:
The AR can be effective in H5, probably the most effective AR in Halo IMO. The trick is to burst fire it, aim for the head, and definitely zoom in if you can. Keep in mind the AR is for close quarters combat and is really good for ambush or clean up encounters.
I think a lot of people just expect to spray the AR and get a kill. Players need to be accurate in Halo 5, as you've said.
Aim for the head. The Assault Rifle doesn't melt shields like it used to, but when it does, aim for the head. It's very nearly instant death. That's where the buff is on the Assault Rifle now. Its Headshot multiplier. So it can still beat a pistol if you use it right.
This about sums it up. Once you learn to use it right I'm sure you'll use it more. I know I sure haven't lol.
omarlotrc wrote:
LethalQ wrote:
The AR can be effective in H5, probably the most effective AR in Halo IMO. The trick is to burst fire it, aim for the head, and definitely zoom in if you can. Keep in mind the AR is for close quarters combat and is really good for ambush or clean up encounters.
I think a lot of people just expect to spray the AR and get a kill. Players need to be accurate in Halo 5, as you've said.
^ This. Halo is all about precision with the utility weapons. Last thing we need is people running around with ARs instantly stomping everyone. It's just barely viable at the minute and that's right where it belongs.
I think Halo 5 AR is fine as it is. Wipe the shields and go for an AR headshot, and you're right as rain....until grenade spam comes in and ruins your day.
Conn5000 wrote:
omarlotrc wrote:
LethalQ wrote:
The AR can be effective in H5, probably the most effective AR in Halo IMO. The trick is to burst fire it, aim for the head, and definitely zoom in if you can. Keep in mind the AR is for close quarters combat and is really good for ambush or clean up encounters.
I think a lot of people just expect to spray the AR and get a kill. Players need to be accurate in Halo 5, as you've said.
^ This. Halo is all about precision with the utility weapons. Last thing we need is people running around with ARs instantly stomping everyone. It's just barely viable at the minute and that's right where it belongs.
Yeah, Assault Rifles were always used sparingly in Arena modes. Precision weapons are supposed to be used more frequently.
Aim for the head. The Assault Rifle doesn't melt shields like it used to, but when it does, aim for the head. It's very nearly instant death. That's where the buff is on the Assault Rifle now. Its Headshot multiplier. So it can still beat a pistol if you use it right.
What he said, "headshots" will work in your favor.
Look here guys, most people usually hate on the AR, but in my opinion I think it could compete with any other loadout weapon. Yes, it does seem to be a little bit "nooby" but if handled correctly I believe it be a top tier weapon. - Marc the AR God
Aim for the head. The Assault Rifle doesn't melt shields like it used to, but when it does, aim for the head. It's very nearly instant death. That's where the buff is on the Assault Rifle now. Its Headshot multiplier. So it can still beat a pistol if you use it right.
And the person doesn't get a perfect kill on you.
omarlotrc wrote:
Conn5000 wrote:
omarlotrc wrote:
LethalQ wrote:
The AR can be effective in H5, probably the most effective AR in Halo IMO. The trick is to burst fire it, aim for the head, and definitely zoom in if you can. Keep in mind the AR is for close quarters combat and is really good for ambush or clean up encounters.
I think a lot of people just expect to spray the AR and get a kill. Players need to be accurate in Halo 5, as you've said.
^ This. Halo is all about precision with the utility weapons. Last thing we need is people running around with ARs instantly stomping everyone. It's just barely viable at the minute and that's right where it belongs.
Yeah, Assault Rifles were always used sparingly in Arena modes. Precision weapons are supposed to be used more frequently.
Preach. The AR smack in Halo 3 was super situational and could be used to beat a BR player if you pulled it off right. Halo 5s AR nearly dominates close range if the precision user doesn't get a perfect kill.