H3's AR was perfectly useful and H4's was pretty good too, so your point of all the others being trash doesn't hold true
Ok well I assumed you were just curious about opinions I didnt realise we’d have an amateur college class about weapon balancing and what is and isnt a good decision to add to the franchise. Frankly I welcome more experimentation to the series. I find it hard to believe anyone would want to play Halo 3/Reach clones their entire lives.
Not really as you just aim roughly over the target and bullet hose, you break shields and 3 shot headshot, automatics aren't meant to be for easy kills with low effort, they are meant for close quarters, suppression or last resort, anything else and the balance goes to -Yoink-. This is also one of the reasons ADS is such a bad mechanic in Halo as it means weapons no longer have defining ranges in which they can be properly tuned
Well it’s definitely meant to be tighter and more precise than the SAW/SMG. Which it is.
Its the only AR I’ve ever enjoyed using and getting kills with.It's not meant to be tight and accurate to the ranges ADS allows, plus the SMG is -Yoink- since the weapon tuning. H5's AR drains shields too fast and the headshot multiplier was never meant to apply to automatics as it splashes into the role the precision weapons are supposed to have.
it feels much tighter and accurate especially with Smart Scope.
Its also a beast in Infection despite the occasional map weapons being around.
I think honestly for a weapon that’s stuck between the SMG and SAW, its surprisingly well balanced.
I don’t really care about the Headshot multiplier thing much, if you can kill me with an AR you deserved the kill. Its not like Tartarus’ Gavel where it’s basically 15 free kills with no effort, there’s still some aim and tracking involved in scoring kills here
All that aside I dont see what the fuss is, the AR is finally useful for once, whats the big deal? Most base multiplayer weapons are actually good now besides the SMG which is consistently inconsistent.
Halo 3s was useful to an extent, Halo 4s was better but still pretty limited in my opinion.
Then again you’re acting like this is all objective. These are my opinions. There are many like these but these ones are mine.
And my opinion
is that the AR outside of Halo 5 is an underpowered weapon that is overshadowed by just about everything else in practicality. Your opinion differs, obviously.
So anything else you need to add before we forget about this conversation because Im just not interested.