In an interview done by Resoro, Executive Producer of Halo 5: Guardians, Josh Holmes talked a bit about how the multiplayer part of Halo 5 would work. The full interview can be viewed here.
The two main modes are the Arena and the Warzone. Arena being the mode most people might be familiar with being the 4v4 matches, mostly geared towards the E-Sports and pro-players community. This shouldn’t however discourage you if you’re not one of them. The game will feature a ranking system, CSR, that will steer your matches towards people of your own skill level. So even if you’re not a pro, you can still start it up and have fun.
Warzone is where all hell breaks loose, and you will find loads of fun with huge maps filled with both players and AI controlled creatures.
“[With] Arena, there’s a lot of focus that gets paid to the eSports and pro player aspects, but it’s really designed as an experience that appeals to players of all skill levels. We use a skill ranking system called CSR or Competitive Skill Ranking and that actually allows us to track the skill of different players and make sure players are playing with the appropriate skill level of competition.
If you’re new to Halo multiplayer or aren’t a super elite player, you can still go into Arena and have a great time. But if you’re someone who aspires to be one of those elite players, we have a lot of things that are built into the mode through CSR that will track your skill and give you that motivation to continue climbing the ranks and getting better,”
This is nice of them. I might not be the most proficient PvP:er out there, at least not in the hardcore matchmaking games, so getting the ranking system is a nice touch. I am however in the making of putting a small team together to try to aim on becoming somewhat pro at this, so we will just have to see how that works out. Overall this will most likely prove to be quite beneficial to new players that want to try it out and also to players (like me) that want to try and climb that ladder and see how far up they can get.
Master Chief and Spartan Locke will duke it out on October 27th, which side will you choose? Also, what’s your thoughts on this ranking system? Leave a comment down below with your thoughts. In the mean time, click here to take another look at the nice cinematic for the game.