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Expect A Lot Of Warzone Changes in Halo 5’s Latest Update


343 Industries Will Bring Major Updates To Xbox One Exclusive Game

Though the 2015 First Person Shooter has lived its time, its developer (343 Industries) still continues to support it as the latest announcement on its blog showed that they are planning a major update to the warzone mode in the game. The lead multiplayer designer of 343 Industies, Lawrence Metten, mentioned that there have been one too many lopsided matches in warzone mode, making the update called for in order to give the players a more balanced experience.

“Over time, the Warzone battlefield has changed as players have become more and more skilled at the game mode. However, not all of these changes have benefited all parties– since launch, we’ve slowly seen the Warzone ‘blowout rate’ (how often matches end in lopsided or blowout scores) continue to rise,” Metten said.

“The Warzone team is experimenting with some significant changes to the way Req Leveling works to facilitate more balanced Warzone matches. The changes will include an adjustment to the Req Level that gets awarded in matches, while there will also be what 343 is calling a Req Level “drip.” This will “slowly increase everyone’s Req Level over the course of each match,” he added.

Internal tests conducted at 343 shows that warzone matches are tightly congested and the changes have resulted in a lot of back-and-forth warzone matches with lesser players stuck at the lower requirement levels over the course of each game. However, it should be noted that the warzone assault modes and warzone firefight modes are not changing in the update and will go live in the later part of the next week.

Aside from this, they are also planning on a weapon-tuning update that intends to make changes to 14 weapons in the game along with a power up. It’s targeted to reelase this fall, and 343 explains the reason behind the update here.

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