It's easily a match making issue, it's called broken ranks and a low population with the lack of party based matchmaking. I'd easily blame that on 343 and still do, kind of why I no longer play the game.
If these are new players, it's most likely less of a match-up issue. You guys just need to get good at the game. I know that's gonna be hard to hear, but I'll be the first to admit I sucked when I first started playing Halo 5. Halo is not Call of Duty. You can't just jump into it and do well right away. It takes time to get the skills down and especially takes time to learn how to effectively use things like the thruster, ADS, etc.
Friend, It's not a unique experience to me but to all new players. Six friends joined me on halo a week ago. We are all new players and we all experience the same issue. The only people that probably don't get this problem are the elite because the elite population is much larger.
Sorry you experienced that, but don't pass it off as everybody's experience and tell people that because it happens to you, it'll happen to them when it's unique to you.
Nope. Doesn't happen. I keep on getting matched against people that wipe the floor with whatever is left of me. I've made a topic about it. https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/forums/6e35355aecdf4fd0acdaee3cc4156fd4/topics/new-halo-player-and-focused-matchmaking/635d3331-b285-4fde-ab4f-63dd5ccdb581/posts?page=1#post8
The game pass is a good idea.
Been a halo fan since the beginning, played the h5 beta and loved it, pre ordered h5 but never went through with the final purchase. Seen one of my favorite streamers playing halo online and ever since ive had this urge to play halo again, but im wondering if its worth buying at this point, is the community still strong? Is it stronger now than it was?Get a trial of Xbox Game Pass. You'll have halo 5 for free for 14 days. Test it out and then if you like it you can keep the game pass for like $8 a month.
I just got into halo a few days ago and I'm loving it. Warzone is amazing. As for the arena, get ready to play against super pros at all times. I'm in silver division and I'm getting matched against players that kill me with grenades before my screen loads after last death.
Warzone is new an exciting at first, but gets incredibly repetitive. Just wait a little while, you'll see.
As for Arena, I wouldn't be that scared. After playing the 10 games that rank you, you'll be put with players of your skill level, so it's a pretty even match up.
FOCUSED search doesn't really do anything. Bad design.
When I first played Halo 5, I remember getting so frustrated because I was terrible. Then, my friend suggested I played FFA for practice on my own skills and I got much better. These new players need to take time to hone their skills. Not blame 343 and the match-ups.
its hard to expect noobies to even care to try the game if the game won't take care of its players.
I would say your both right to a degree (Sealki
It's true, that a lot of people come into halo that play games like COD, TF, BF1 etc. and don't do good at all. As many people don't understand that though Halo is an FPS, Halo isn't like those games. The amount of times I've heard things like "I shot him so many times!!! Why isn't he dead??? Or something along these lines from new players... Well, let's just say it's a lot! LoL Very rarely does someone pick up halo and is instead good. It just doesn't happen. It has to be worked at. Heck, even COD pro players have even said that going from COD to halo is much harder then going from Halo to COD. There is most certainly a much higher learning curve in Halo.
This said, there are matchmaking issues I would agree. They recently just changed a few things too, which IMO hasn't helped overall I feel. Things do definly get better the more games you play. It won't be perfect, but trust me it does get better. I believe even ZaedynFel
has stated that it takes 30 or so games in any playlist for things to really "settle in" per say.
Then you have people who used to be good at past Halos and that aren't very good on Halo 5 and just think the game sucks because of it and that just isn't the case. I started with halo CE (got it the first month it was out) and have been playing Halo even since. Halo 5 has it's flaws, trust me... And I've been very vocal on here about what I like and don't like. I don't like everything at all about the new direction Halo is going, but personally I like Halo 5 a crap ton more OVERALL then Halo 4 or Halo Reach.
@OP I would definitely recommend buying it right now, and checking it out, especially how it's pretty cheap.