JakeisCake04UnityWhile I certainly agree with your opinion, I still use the BR even against someone with the Magnum, and win. Here's why: the Magnum may be a scopless DMR (Although the DMR has a 4 shot kill, Magnum a 5 shot kill) but the Magnum is INSANELY hard to use for new players, and even experienced players who haven't played for a week or two. The Magnum requires HIGH level of skill in aiming, otherwise you just miss all your shots. The BR has a larger reticle, and a more slightly aggressive aim assist. That being said, it's easier to use, and if you're fighting someone with a BR and they aren't the best shot with a Magnum, then they're gonna get out played, mate.
Now I get that some people are excellent with the Magnum. I have a decent shot and out play BR users all the time, but they usually aren't all that good. Now the BR has a 4 shot kill, or perfect kill, and the Magnum, like I said, is a 5 shot kill. So if the Magnum user misses just ONE shot, and you land all 4 on the head (which is rather easy), then you'll take out the Magnum player before he can say Locke. Sorry this is so long but there's plenty of info stating how the Magnum requires skill to be overpowered, and even then, it won't stop a perfect BR player or perfect DMR player.
while you are correct on ther being a skill gap, halo 5 excluding the magnum and SMG have all in my opinon perfectly carved ranges and niches, the DMR long range precicion weapon, BR mid range percicion weapon, AR close~mid range automatic, the Magnum should be a close range precicion and the SMG a close range powerhouse, but the magnum simply just preforms not only good in its intenden role, but also performs very good on ALL OTHER RANGES with the exeption of the DMR at very long ranges couse of the longer range scope, while yes it needs skill, the "medium" skill ceiling is not that high, and magnum competence is indeed quite easy, but thats subjective, and the main problame which makes the magnum a mistake is the fact that it robs the nieche of all other UNSC base guns, not of whait it admitedly is and should be limeted to being, the close range precicion weapons is a good thing but the way it stands as of now makes it a mistake by overhadowing the other weapons in their own fields which if the magnum out of the picture, play eachother in a very fun way.