MCC HALO GAME: Halo 2 Anniversary
ISSUE/FEEDBACK: When you Wield the Fuel Rod Cannon in H2A Master Chief's hand is floating just above the handle.
REPRO STEPS: Pick up a Fuel Rod in Halo 2 with the graphics set to anniversary.
The problem with this is that they basically stuck the Halo 4 fuel rod cannon in Halo 2. It doesn't fit. They would either somehow have to change Chief's hand to hold it in new graphics but also fit the old one in old graphics, or create a new asset of the classic fuel rod cannon for anniversary mode. Which is the obvious answer and what they should have done ... clearly the H2A and H4 model aren't 100% identical, so they reskinned it. So why didn't they just take the extra step and reskin the OG fuel rod cannon or create a new one resembling it? Especially when *most
* of the other weapons were designed to resemble their OG counterparts? What's with this one
Halo 4 looking weapon in there?
Well, I think the answer is that the fuel rod cannon was never in Halo 2's multiplayer to begin with. And it's not there now. And, like the Assault Rifle, they wanted to add it for H2A. And since Halo 2 Anniversary's multiplayer is built off of Halo 4's--which has a fuel rod cannon--what do you think they're going to do? Create a separate Anniversary model of the OG version for campaign and then have the Halo 4 looking one for multiplayer so everyone can hold it properly? Leave it out of multiplayer like it was originally so there wouldn't be this issue and go with an OG model for campaign? Redesign every character model in multiplayer to hold the new OG looking one so the new & correct OG model can be consistent in both campaign & matchmaking? They should have done the latter, but the game was so rushed that ... well, that we're currently doing all this to fix it. So the quickest way to get an HD fuel rod cannon in both campaign & matchmaking was to take the Halo 4 version already available in the matchmaking and slap it in campaign, regardless of how dumb it looks.
But that's just what I suspect happened. Makes the most sense based on what I can deduce.