Halo: Reach MCC |OT| Reaching back into the MCC without an MC

Moose

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Oct 25, 2017
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We wouldn't be having this DMR start debate if Reach had a BR or if the pistol was reliable like 5's. Bungie sucked at weapon balance.
 

Cheesy

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Oct 30, 2017
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Kinda wishing I could just refund the game at this point tbh. I've tried everything to fix these connection issues and none of it has worked.
 

DorkLord54

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Oct 27, 2017
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Michigan
Also a fair acknowledgement.

I can see a case for AR starts in Reach but I cannot fathom the people who preferred SMG/AR starts in Halo 2/3.
Even tho the AR is a better weapon than the SMG/AR in 2 and 3, its primary purpose is still to just sap shields at a close-range. It's a decent weapon, but DMR starts are still much better due to the inability for one team to control all the DMRs and needle rifles and have a stranglehold early on.
 

XR.

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Nov 22, 2018
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That Longsword mission on Legendary is really, really painful. WTF do I need to do? I get shredded in an instant on the 3rd wave.
Do you mean Long Night of Solace?

It's pretty frustrating, yeah. I don't think there's a sure way of doing it, but try to take cover and hide behind some of the stations/debris on either side. You'll have to use your cannon, go back and forth from cover and then use your missiles to finish off the Seraphs.
 

JDSpades

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Oct 25, 2017
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So I can’t connect to a Reach multiplayer game on Xbox. I’ll find players, the map will start to load, and then everyone’s names will grey out and I’ll be kicked back to the menu.

Can anyone help?
 

Akira86

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Oct 25, 2017
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So I can’t connect to a Reach multiplayer game on Xbox. I’ll find players, the map will start to load, and then everyone’s names will grey out and I’ll be kicked back to the menu.

Can anyone help?
i got stuck in a loop like this for 5 minutes, but once i backed out of menu reselected multiplayer it went back to normal.
now if i see it again i don't give it even 20 seconds, just back out and go back in
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Hi, I'm trying to play Reach two player on PC and the framerate is really bad for me (20 FPS) in performance mode and this seems really weird to me.

Specs:

8 GB RAM
Windows 10
i5-7300 2.5 GHz
GTX 1050 Ti

Is my laptop too weak?
 

ShimmyShakes

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Nov 1, 2017
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Sorry if this has been asked already, but this thread is 67 pages already so...

I've got MCC on PC via GamePass. I've never played a Halo game. Should I start with Reach, or wait until Halo 1 comes out and play them in release order?
 

Pasha

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Jan 27, 2018
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Sorry if this has been asked already, but this thread is 67 pages already so...

I've got MCC on PC via GamePass. I've never played a Halo game. Should I start with Reach, or wait until Halo 1 comes out and play them in release order?
Reach is a prequel to Halo 1, so if you're talking about the campaign then you can safely play Reach first.
 

ShimmyShakes

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Nov 1, 2017
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Reach is a prequel to Halo 1, so if you're talking about the campaign then you can safely play Reach first.
Thanks. I'm thinking in terms of gameplay and story - Maybe Reach has built upon gameplay mechanics from the previous games, and it's better to play them in release order?

Also, sometimes prequels don't explain fundamental story concepts as it's assumed the audience has seen/played the earlier installments. Is that the case here?
 

Pasha

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Thanks. I'm thinking in terms of gameplay and story - Maybe Reach has built upon gameplay mechanics from the previous games, and it's better to play them in release order?

Also, sometimes prequels don't explain fundamental story concepts as it's assumed the audience has seen/played the earlier installments. Is that the case here?
The mechanics are definitely more advanced, but the mechanics in Halo don't really progress in a linear way, they are somewhat different in each iteration, like for example, dual wielding weapons was introduced in Halo 2 but taken out in Reach. That said Halo 1 is the simplest of them all.
As for the story, the story of Reach does not rely on knowledge of previous games and it ends exactly when Halo 1 begins, so it's all good.
 

Gundam

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sorry if this has been asked already, but this thread is 67 pages already so...

I've got MCC on PC via GamePass. I've never played a Halo game. Should I start with Reach, or wait until Halo 1 comes out and play them in release order?
Reach is a prequel, but honestly I don't feel it's a good intro to the series. YMMV, but Halo CE is both the series' bread and butter, and the most refined sandbox.

If you're asking story-wise, you're probably okay. Halo: Reach to Halo CE is nearly 1:1 what Rogue One is to Star Wars, so I guess you could use that as a barometer, but then again Halo CE is pretty light on story to begin with.
 

Barrow Roll

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Thanks. I'm thinking in terms of gameplay and story - Maybe Reach has built upon gameplay mechanics from the previous games, and it's better to play them in release order?

Also, sometimes prequels don't explain fundamental story concepts as it's assumed the audience has seen/played the earlier installments. Is that the case here?
I'd advocate for playing them in release order. Each subsequent Halo game adds (and removes) weapons, tweaks weapon balance, adds new vehicles, and adds new mechanics. No Halo game plays quite like the previous, and it's not too difficult to transition from one to the next. However, by going from Reach to Halo CE, you're jumping from the end of Bungie's Halo evolutionary line right to the beginning, and I think that it would be a little jarring. Especially since I recommend first time players play Halo CE in the original graphics mode, not the remastered Anniversary edition graphics.

On a narrative level, I also don't think the events of Reach would mean a whole lot to someone that wasn't already invested in the Halo universe. I don't wanna say too much since you haven't played any of the games yet, but Reach and Halo CE are very analogous to Star Wars and Rogue One, if you've seen those. Just like Star Wars, Halo CE drops you in the thick of it without dwelling on explanations, but you learn about the universe as you go through that game, and the games that follow it. Rogue One is very much like Halo Reach in a lot ways, and I'll just leave it at that.

imagine being so tilted about getting tbagged you wont leave a 4v1 game lmao
Hope you weren't the one doing the bagging.
 

ShimmyShakes

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Nov 1, 2017
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Thanks for the replies everyone. The "Rogue One is to Star Wars, as Reach is to Halo" analogy makes a lot of sense to me. I don't think I would've enjoyed Rogue One as much if it was the first Star Wars movie I'd ever seen, so I think I'll wait until Halo 1 gets re-released to start my Halo journey.

It's not like I don't have a backlog to keep me busy in the meantime lol
 

Pasha

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Jan 27, 2018
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imagine being so tilted about getting tbagged you wont leave a 4v1 game lmao
Maybe they enjoyed it?
 

BeaconofTruth

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Dec 30, 2017
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My game keeps freezing up whenever I'm searching for a match. Doesn't matter if I'm using a pad or my keyboard, it will just lock up and stay there. Can't get into a match, constant freezing, and it was working better, tho sort of did this shit the first few days. It's mad frustrating, and if you try to search for a fix on google you get nothing I can work with. Anyone else have that issue here and had a solution?
 

Tambini

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hi, I'm trying to play Reach two player on PC and the framerate is really bad for me (20 FPS) in performance mode and this seems really weird to me.

Specs:

8 GB RAM
Windows 10
i5-7300 2.5 GHz
GTX 1050 Ti

Is my laptop too weak?
I have basically the same laptop and easily hit 60fps, maybe the game is trying to use the integrated graphics card? In nvidia control panel you can choose to force it to use your main graphics card
 

scabobbs

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Oct 28, 2017
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I thought this game had really weird audio mixing, and that was my only negative from the campaign so far... now i'm realizing its a bug. This game is so good