The Halo 5: Guardians Beta is around the corner and I’m proud to get you guys in the mood for it with a little gameplay I recorded in L.A. We had the chance to play the brand new game type Breakout and some classic Slayer on the maps Truth and Empire.
It was around 10 pm after a long day at the MCC Invitational tournament when we hooked up our Elgatos and started to play. At first I was very confused and I didn’t really perform well. There are just so many new things to learn and try out. I won’t go into detail with all the abilities seeing that most of you have already heard all this. I’ll just tell you what I found most interesting.
As you can see in my gameplay I favor the clamber ability. I like to be agile and outsmart my enemy. That leads to me being killed a lot. Hahaha. Mainly because I’m not patient enough. The clamber ability is really great since it allows you to get to certain places fast and gives you the advantage when for example being on higher ground than the enemy. And if you train hard enough, you’ll be able to perform the Ground Pound attack after clambering to a higher point. I failed miserably trying to do so. Let me tell you, it’s not easy. You have to hit the crouch button in mid air and find your target. Its pretty massive once you get it right. I was always the victim of such victorious glory, but hey I will figure it out once the Beta is playable.
One thing I liked is that the gameplay is narrated by your teammates. Not constantly but lets say you earned an assist, there’s this voice saying „Thanks“ and that kind of stuff. You’ll also be notified when the power weapons are about to spawn. The weapons are the biggest issue for me I have to say. I can’t say that I liked the new DMR or BR. The scope felt weird and out of place. I know a lot of people said it just looks like CoD weapons because of the Iron Sights, but I say it just looks like every other shooter weapon nowadays. I am usually a big fan of the DMR and BR and I use them a lot in Halo 4. The scope they have is totally alright with me. The SMG is back. I never really liked it, so I don’t care. But all in all I know for sure that I will get used to the new feel of the DMR and BR. As you can see in my gameplay I always go for the mid range weapons since I just know how to play them best. My biggest issue would be close quarters I guess. I get so nervous when someone is close to me. Haha, I spray and pray with the SMG in most scenes of the gameplay.
And yeah don’t hate on me for my poor performance. It was late, I was nervous, fuck it I was freaking out and the enemy team was just so much better.
I hope you enjoy it!