Halo 5: Locke to be primary character, ADS to be the norm and e-Sports focus

We just found out through a leaked 6 second footage that guns in Halo 5: Guardians will be able to aim down sights. Now the very trusted insider shinobi602 has come out with some information that looks to be game changing for the Halo franchise

He suggest that “pretty much” all the guns in the gun will have the ability to ADS. Developers 343 Industries also seem to be going to a very e-Sports centric approach to the game.

Asked around, things can change but, assault rifle got dat ADS too, “pretty much” all the weapons. They’re going for that e-sports scene very hard.


He also suggested that even though Master Chief will be playable in Halo 5, the game’s main character will be Locke:

I think the only way it might work is if they make hip-fire viable as in Destiny. Otherwise…eh..

What made more more sad is that, while MC is still playable, Locke really is the primary character. Goddamnit.

He then concluded:

Lol, please for the last time I never said you play as Chief for 10% of the game, I don’t know how long you play as him. It was just described to me similarly to the ratio you’d find in MGS2 for example.

I won’t stoke anything more, I love Halo like many others here. To re-clarify and just finish what I said, this person told me they want to get into the e-sports scene a lot with H5, or that it’s a big goal. Small style arenas are a focal point. I asked if ADS was on all guns, replied “pretty much”.

I don’t know if it’s purely cosmetic or what, but I asked just now to further clarify if it’s even on things like the plasma rifle/pistol, etc. Said that ADS (again don’t know if it’s just cosmetic or something) was a big focus in development, now says it may just be limited to a few weapons, but that it’d be a strange thing to focus heavily on if it’s limited. Assault rifle does have it though. He also reiterated that all the negative reaction might change things, Microsoft’s playing it very safe and there’s still ‘plenty of time’.

Anyway, I don’t like being vague so I hope that helps a little? Probably would have been better to wait until seeing it in action before saying anything.

Still this is just a rumour for now, so don’t get too angry. What do you think of the changes? Will 343 Industries be able to pull it off? Let us know in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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