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What’s new with Halo 5?

OP Bennyjojo31

Has anything changed or been updated in Halo 5 in the past year or two?
Well there was a weapon tuning that nerfed some weapons. Dont pick up a br or smg they're useless now.
And some new playlists came out.some will rotate every once in a while.offering something new.
BTB was refreshed. New maps(All Forge made) were added to it. It became much better, and more fun. But we can't find matches in it ever since it was moved to Ranked.
Well there was a weapon tuning that nerfed some weapons. Dont pick up a br or smg they're useless now.
And some new playlists came out.some will rotate every once in a while.offering something new.
I wouldn’t say they’re useless, you can still get kills with them, they just don’t perform like the used to
Here are some of the bigger changes.

Weapon Tuning Update, Quickplay playlist was added, H3 playlist added (made into ranked rotational), TrueSkill2 is implemented (replaces TrueSkill), Breakout and Elimination are combined, Team Arena and HCS changes, Rotational Playlists are implemented, Targetmaster magnum skins are added as a commendation, Recap of the final HCS H5 event, BTB refresh is added, Action Sack refresh, and Playlist reductions starting next year.

To add some details to the BTB situation, BTB Super Fiesta was added and it did well so it was kept as a permanent playlist. It took a good chunk of BTB's population with it so a couple solutions to try and keep regular BTB's population up was to do a refresh and then if that didn't work they would make it ranked. Both of those failed and now regular BTB will most likely be turned into a rotational playlist.

TrueSkill 2 also went through some changes. Here are a few links to read about them and general info about the system.
Link, Link, Link.
Well there was a weapon tuning that nerfed some weapons. Dont pick up a br or smg they're useless now.
And some new playlists came out.some will rotate every once in a while.offering something new.
I wouldn’t say they’re useless, you can still get kills with them, they just don’t perform like the used to
I used to play arena 4 years ago and everybody fight for the SMG, you could kill a lot of people with it. Now I returned to arena a week ago and nobody want it.
I get very frustrated bcs I could kill like 10 dudes in a row with it and now I hardly can kill 1 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Well there was a weapon tuning that nerfed some weapons. Dont pick up a br or smg they're useless now.
And some new playlists came out.some will rotate every once in a while.offering something new.
I wouldn’t say they’re useless, you can still get kills with them, they just don’t perform like the used to
I used to play arena 4 years ago and everybody fight for the SMG, you could kill a lot of people with it. Now I returned to arena a week ago and nobody want it.
I get very frustrated bcs I could kill like 10 dudes in a row with it and now I hardly can kill 1 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Yeah I find the range falloff that makes it used less, I still pick it up, just prefer it over the AR
Well there was a weapon tuning that nerfed some weapons. Dont pick up a br or smg they're useless now.
And some new playlists came out.some will rotate every once in a while.offering something new.
I wouldn’t say they’re useless, you can still get kills with them, they just don’t perform like the used to
While that's true a magnum and a AR are a much better choice nowadays. If you played for a while getting a victory means using the best possible weapons. Which is either a magnum carbine or dmr.