That's because they were balanced around having one in each hand, and you'd have to press switch twice to equip your secondary headshot weapon.
but they were still rarely used if at all. the only time people would grab them was for dual wield. that's it.
please don't change the storm rifle or the brute. ive been playing halo since it first came out and out of all the games with matchmaking, halo 5 has been the only one when i actually see players grabbing the projectile based weapons. everyone ignored them in past halos because they were useless and weak. this is because the storm rifle is now actually useful in halo 5! but the caveat is that it is still projectile based. the storm rifle is fine the way it is.They weren't useless per se. They strip shields a lot better than UNSC weapons could. The only reason they're so well used here is because:
the same goes with the needlers! they are now useful!
fix the dmr to be used again, adjust the BR and nerf the spartan charge and fix the fuel rod cannon. but leave the storm rifle alone.
or better yet, revert all weapons back to normal before any of the updates took place.
bring back the original breakout settings. you had something going there until you changed them!
- The Storm Rifle is insanely powerful, and if you have an AR, you have no excuse to not drop it for a Storm
- The Magnum has the fastest switch speed in the game. Easy to strip shields with a BPR and then line up an easy headshot with the Magnum. This was not the case with Halo 1-4, as the Magnum had about the same switch speed as other weapons.
the storm rifle is not insanely powerful. they appear to be now that they are more reliable (even more so than before the updates) because now the AR and the smg are weak. before the update, the storm wasnt used as much as people claim to be and what about the magnum? i didnt even mention the magnum. the magnum is perfect the way it is.
The Storm Rifle does more damage to health than the AR does in the same short burst. It's an absolute monster. There's no other automatic weapon that does as much damage as the Storm Rifle, much less an energy weapon.
Keep in mind that the energy weapons, in canon, were meant to knock opponents about by being hideously painful (hence their uselessness against the Flood, who do not feel pain), not to outright kill like the Storm does.
As for the Magnum? When you don't have a Plasma Pistol, a Brute Plasma Rifle is excellent for knocking out shields and then swapping to the pistol for an easy headshot. If you're gonna use an energy weapon, that's how you do it.
The magnum is also overpowered to the extreme. It has more range than the BR, and it does DMR level damage way faster than the DMR can. It's all anyone uses in Comp Arena, and it needs a nerf.
canon is not important when it comes to balancing gameplay.
duel wielding is the worst offender when it comes to weapon balancing because they would literally make them completely useless on their own by cutting their effectiveness in half. so you would have to search around for other weapons to make them useful. that is why they were abandoned in halo reach.
but what about the games that excluding dual wielding? was the plasma rifle/storm used then. no. no one would touch em unless out of boredom to experiment them with like i have.
and people still don't use the brute. dude, you don't like halo 5. you only played about 24 hours worth. i've given 5 29 days worth of play (pathetic i know lol :P). i am speaking as someone who has plenty of experience with this game. the storm is not overpowered. it is useful now and people are beginning to figure that out. that includes other previously useless weapons such as the suppressor and bolt. they are now useful because they are all balanced.
the storm was as effective as the the smg before the update because there was a wide plasma spread along side being projectile based and yet the majority preferred the smg.
i still rarely see it used in arena because there are more useful weapons in arena.
if you think the magnum is overpowered, you clearly have no idea how the game works since it was the baseline for all other weapons. 5 was built around the magnum.
the reason why i am having such issues with all of these suggestions is because this is the exact same thing we are going through again with the first update. all the complaints were answered and look what happened! the game is now unbalanced, so i am going to say stop asking for changes that people have no idea about.
that includes the storm and especially the magnum.