'Halo 5' Campaign Balance Patch Incoming To Smooth Out Difficulty Curve

Posted Sun Apr 17, 2016 at 09:45 AM PDT by
Halo 5: Guardians news

Single-player is becoming a touch harder, but co-op players earn a bit of a break.

Amid all of the changes and additions coming to the multiplayer aspects of 'Halo 5: Guardians,' a balance patch will be making its way to the game's campaign mode, developer 343 Industries announced.

Broadly speaking, these changes—which, according to Gamespot, are coming with the Memories of Reach update in May—even out the difficulty curve of the game's campaign, making single-player runs a bit tougher and two-player runs a bit easier.

The changes will also try to buff players' ability in the triple-Warden fight toward the end of the campaign that players had been calling unfair. Warden attacks will feature less pinpoint accuracy, giving players a better chance at evasion, and the Wardens will also be more vulnerable to damage from the front.

Beyond that, certain AI weapons like the Plasma Pistol, Needler, and Beam Rifle will be buffed, and other AI weapons like the Storm Rifle, Suppressor, and Light Rifle will be nerfed. In all, the patch looks to make AI companions ultimately more helpful to players.

You can find a full list of the upcoming campaign tweaks at Halo Waypoint.

Source: Halo Waypoint (via Gamespot)

Tags: games, Halo 5, Xbox One, Microsoft, 343 Industries, campaign (all tags)