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Halo and the free to multiplay Halo Infinite has more of a “battle royale” mechanic to weapons where you find them from fixed spawn points on the map, hailing back to the more Unreal Tournament style maps. You don’t have a fixed loadout when you spawn outside of the possible worst gun you could have and the other weapons spawn throughout the map for you to pickup. When you respawn, you drop all of your weapons. Got a good one? Well, it could be the enemy’s now. So it’s important to know what weapons are better than others to prioritize and to know when it’s better to use up the ammo and waste it than to respawn and have it used against your team. A Tier – Get Them and Use Them S7 Sniper: This is your go to for long ranged damage and the best in the game. Bar…

No doubt about it: “elitist” is an ugly world. Its connotation brings to mind concepts such as exclusion, snobbery, gatekeeping, and general nastiness… … okay, so maybe there’s a lot wrong with being elitist. It might be worth taking a look beyond the obvious negatives and examine what makes someone elitist in the first place, though. It can clearly be an ugly behavior, but there are two sides to every coin, so what could possibly make elitism sympathetic, and what can cause it in gaming? Across any form of media, but often games, there are people who will shut out others if they don’t feel like they are “true fans” of a franchise in question. We have probably all been guilty of this, to some level, but when it’s taken to an outspoken measure that aims to block a sizable audience from enjoying the product, that’s when the elitism issue…

In the beginning, if you wanted to play video games with someone, you had to do so sitting next to each other. As technology has evolved, so has multiplayer — not only can you now play with others online rather than in-person, playing online is now the multiplayer standard. PC games were the early adopters of online play due to the convenience of being on a system that inherently connects to the Internet by design. Consoles, however, had online play come at a slower pace. Many people were still playing splitscreen multiplayer on consoles when PC users were playing online. The turning point for online play on game consoles was Xbox Live on the original Xbox, most notably with Halo 2 becoming an online phenomenon. As times progressed, game consoles have caught up and are now fully online-enabled with streamlined services (including streaming), eliminating the need for in-person multiplayer. You don’t…