If you play ranked due to the low population of players, apart from only those who are about to compete and are very attached to the game, because Halo 5 has many years since it came out. It will be very difficult to get a good game with players of your levelYup. But the thing is halo 5 has preferences for matchmaking. I'm confused why they don't work at all. I once switched from balanced matchmaking to focused, and it literally made me face the most high level players in the game.
I wish there was a system in the matchmaking, that matched be with other player in my level, but instead its sometimes a team of 4 pro's vs a team of noobs.
It's all random, and that's bad.
I hope infinite will have an easier and fun multiplayer than Halo 5.
The preferences only work when the population permits it to. Searching focused for me is only done to find players that aren't way far away from me so that the connection isn't bad.
If you play alone though...you're guaranteed tons and tons of problems...you're the player the match maker is plugging in. It's a random lottery. You can get team mates significantly better than you and the match just does nothing for you...or players that aren't as good that don't know what to really do in the game. It's never the players fault...we all just want to play some halo, and the game can be overwhelmingly frustrating at times.
My suggestions to have a better experience....make friends...learn call outs...use your mic...press up on the D pad when you need help if you aren't in game chat...and reach out to people to learn stuff.
To say you want an easier and fun experience in say...a match of slayer...what does this mean for you? Does an easier and fun experience mean you going 25 kills with 3 deaths while facing 4 thumbless warriors on the other team? Cause then all you've accomplished there is switching places with those guys. They're now in your shoes. (I'm exaggerating of course and its just meant as an example. Not trying to say you're a thumbless warrior yourself, just trying to illustrate a point.)
Lastly...take this at face value. The " average " halo 5 player of 2021 is miles and miles ahead of the player of the earlier years. They've all gotten better as time went by.
There's so much more to the game than having a good strafe and shot. The most rewarding experience as a multiplayer focused player is gradually learning all this stuff. I'm still in the process of this right now and most likely will never get that good, but im having fun with friends trying to.