Halo 5: Guardians Community Response Bringing Many Changes


In a new blog post, 343 Industries has listed out many of the changes Halo 5: Guardians beta players input through their participation in the beta and the Halo Community Feedback Program (HCFP). In addition to what will amount to rather routine bug fixes of the mode, the beta has prompted 343 to provide changes to multiple areas of the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer.

These changes will be largely present in five major areas: Spartan Abilities, Weapons, Presentation, Competitive Skill Rating (CSR), and Matchmaking. The above linked blog post goes into much deeper detail but it seems as if 343 has been granted a gift with this opportunity for an early beta and community feedback to really re-map some aspects of the game.

Listening to many fans of Halo 5: Guardians, many of them had issues with many of the areas 343 has said they are looking to improve. Spartans will getting upgrades in speed and acceleration among other things. Weapons will get better balancing to help with the new zoom mechanics in this game. Presentation will gt updates to the options available to players and some changes to the introduction and victory sequences. CSR will be getting a bit of a revamp to include more single player rewards alongside team rewards. Matchmaking will be addressed to make sure matches happen quicker and the players are balanced well in each game.

All of these things and more will be looked at before the game launches towards the end of this year. 343 Industries is really looking to get this game right as can be attested in this quote:

"With the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta being held so early in development, there is a laundry list of other bug fixes and improvements that we are tracking as a team. Far too many to document here. Everything from weapon placements on maps, to lighting improvements, to rule tweaks in game modes and modifications to the motion tracker to encourage more movement at higher levels of play. Our team constantly looks for ways to improve the game and we’ll continue to do so until launch later this year and beyond."

For Halo fans, I hope this will help them end up making a game that continues to bring in new players while making sure to keep steady fans in the fold.

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