From the news/community update:
Quote:There’s a good amount of feedback from players at the highest levels of skill that the Sniper Rifle is currently a bit too effective and “easy to use.” Overall, the Sniper Rifle is currently performing as intended for the vast majority of players but the team will continue to monitor performance and feedback from players across all skill tiers.
Exactly, so here's my only suggestion for sniper: reduce the hitbox on LAN.
I know that some people get these "I wasn't even aiming at his head" shots online, but most of us aren't playing with less than 50ms ping.
Maybe a tune would have made sense earlier on, but now the population is so low that the sniper's "easiness" (outside of aim assist, which I could understand nerfing) is the bare minimum required just to have it actually register on most servers.
Also, it's just plain fun to use and the majority of players enjoy it.
I wouldn't personally care too much if the aim assist was nerfed, but I know others will, and the community is just to small to "pull another BR" -- you guys have
to realise that if 343 actually changes the sniper, it would be 100x worse instead of 10% worse, right?? :p
As for the pistol
, it's honestly perfect how it is.
The problem isn't the pistol, it's that the weapon tuning is bad
and didn't address the issues with common sense approach.
All the DMR needed was a 3-shot beatdown and slightly
lower the aim assist to match
the pistol -- exactly what people have been saying since day 1
This one was so
easy, I have no idea how we got to the current version.
And BR having less range than pistol?
..Trying to bring back spread
?? -- The single most hated
thing about H3's BR????......
SMH, I honestly have no idea
how 343 came up with this when the obvious solutions
have been repeated ad nauseam
since beta testing
It's like you guys just ignored every single bit of feedback and instead decided to randomly generate some changes to the variables of the weapon...
But instead of just admitting that and going with the tuning that fans have been saying all along..
now we're blaming the pistol?? S. M. H
The prioritization of hcs will ruin halo. Especially when you have a completely customizable game where you can make special settings for them. If they handled their pro gaming scene like gears. None of this would be like it is now. It's a mess. Something tells me they do this so we can stay tuned in hahaha.
I very much disagree that the Magnum warrants changes following the HaloWC2018 event. You should NOT be messing with the game's baseline weapon that currently functions exceptionally well within the game. Adjust the other weapons around it.
- Magnum – Following the tuning changes to all the other precision weapons in Halo 5, the Mangum ended up as a bit of an outlier in the sandbox. Currently we know this weapon outclasses nearly everything else with a similar intended role and it’s something the team is going to be taking a closer look at. However, given the Magnum’s implications in competitive play and the fact that we’re already underway with the Halo World Championship season, we’re holding off from making any public changes until sometime after the world finals have concluded. We’ll have more to say on the Magnum in the coming months.
Snakebite (captain of the #1 team) has gone on record saying that not 1 single pro
was ever asked for any input
on weapon tuning and 343 didn't even let them know anything
of what would happen to the weapons while it was being worked on.
Also, he has stated that not 1 single suggestion
the pros have made has been accepted by 343, the only time the pros have gotten anything is when the casual, semi-casual, competitive, middle & pro communities were all in agreement about something.
The pros have no
. They don't even get told their schedules for the season until the very last minute, they don't get paid
their tournament winnings until nearly a year afterwards and they don't even have a say in the settings of their own playlist
, let alone the game in general.
Let's not forget that it took over a year
just to get autos removed form their own
playlist -- a playlist that used to be named "MLG," and Bungie let MLG choose all
the settings for themselves, based on feedback from the community.
The whole "competitive focus" that 343 advertised was only that: advertising
They wanted to capitalise on the e-sports trend to get people playing but at no point did they actually listen to what the competitive community said, it's all a marketing facade to try and sell more games, just like the whole "Chief is the bad guy" commercials.
It's amazing to me that people still blame 343 so much for lying about the advertising of the game, yet still don't realise
that they never stopped duping you
Just because 343 chooses to blame HCS for holding out on changes doesn't mean it's what's really going on, it's just a convenient scapegoat right now.
The real truth behind why they're holding off on changes is because these updates are just to "keep it fresh" and milk the community for a little bit longer since the content updates are over with.
They have no intention of doing it quickly, they want to draw it out as long as possible.