Having spoken to a lot of my friends from the U.K and EU, mainly Holland, Germany, Italy and Norway. We all seem to still have awful connectivity, even worse then before the update and so called return of dedicated servers. The same bugs of being shot around walls, double throwing nades/all nades in inventory, players teleporting, bad hit reg, shot delay. It's game breaking. It's barely playable. It's not connection dependent as there is too many people suffering the same issues and all other new gen games run super smoothly with no issues.
We all only play H3 on MCC. So i'm not sure if this is strictly an issue with this variant, but it seems to get worse with each variant. Issues seem to be a lot less frequent if we are in a party of 4 U.K/EU players searching for games.
With the new updates, the idling players bug is still an issue. If we experience a long search time, usually a few player will get kicked or the search will refuse to find a game, so we restart the search to be told players are idling.
The default settings for the controls are no longer the same. What was default on OG H3 and H3 on MCC is not the same as the default on the new system. It's taken a lot of games and fiddling to get it to feel remotely similar to what we were all used to. There is also a glitch where if you drop you dead zoning to zero, you can marginally increase movement speed, allowing you to walk and especially strafe faster. At first I thought I was just being not used to the settings, but after playing around I realised you do in fact move faster - too many years of MLG and TS timing rotations to know I shouldn't be able to get to certain places off spawn that faster or to new hills. Don't judge me, I had too much free time before University.
I'm just looking for some feedback as to whether the connectivity issues is something that has been noted by 343i and potentially something they'd be looking to address or not. I ended up re-purchasing this game just before the big patch in the hope it would run smoothly, but it's still been a huge disappointment. I just wanna play H3 TS with good connection D:
Edit: I forgot to mention the melees. Dear god the melees... unless you press the button 30 seconds before you need to melee someone, it won't work. It will make the animation and hit sound but does no damage. This is in every game, without fail. It's ridiculous.
Out of curiosity to anyone having similar problems, which xbox do you have? I just want to play H3 and if it's due to the older consoles, i'm tempted to upgrade. Although I shouldn't have to pay even more money to play a game that's been broken for 4.5 years :/