Orion Map Removed From Halo 5 Due to Exploits

After the multiplayer update that was released yesterday, 343 Industries has pulled Orion from the game’s rotation in order to fix all of the...
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    Since its release a little over a week ago, Halo 5: Guardians has been doing fairly well among the gaming community in terms of gameplay and overall satisfaction from people who have bought it. However, there has been some recurring issues throughout the Orion map that allow players to take full advantage of multiple exploits. After the multiplayer update that was released yesterday, 343 Industries has pulled Orion from the game’s rotation in order to fix all of these issues so that they could bring back Orion in the future.

    One of the main exploits on the Orion map had given players the ability to ground pound off the map without dying. Therefore, any players using a long-range weapon could utilize this exploit to their full advantage and rack up kills. This, along with many other exploits on the map have caused 343 to remove it completely from the rotation. They are also making multiple improvements to Orion for it to make a comeback, although when it may return is not yet known.

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    Besides the map removal, 343 Industries has also made changes to the multiplayer spawn points, and plans to fix any exploits that may arise from this adjustment. Furthermore, they have added fifteen more map/game type combinations to the current rotation that can be seen in the spoiler below. Lastly, 343 has announced that this weekend’s playlist will be Shotty Snipers. Being the playlist that was voted for the most by the community, it has started yesterday, and will run through to early Monday morning pacific time. This playlist will offer bigger XP rewards which can be accessed through all Arena maps, excluding the Breakout variants.

    What are your thoughts on this map removal and additional patch fixes that have been brought to Halo 5: Guardians? Do you feel that they have made an overall improvement in terms of gameplay? Let us know in the comments below!
    TEAM ARENA
    In Team Arena, we’re adding Strongholds on Plaza, Capture the Flag on Empire, Slayer on Regret, and Breakout on Altitude. Here’s a look at the new playlist layout:

    BREAKOUT
    • Altitude
    • Trident
    SLAYER
    • Coliseum
    • The Rig
    • Plaza
    • Eden
    • Empire
    • Regret
    CAPTURE THE FLAG
    • Coliseum
    • Truth
    • Fathom
    • Empire
    STRONGHOLDS
    • The Rig
    • Eden
    • Empire
    • Plaza
    SLAYER
    In the Slayer playlist, we’re adding Truth, Empire, , and Pegasus. Here is the updated map layout dropping tomorrow morning:

    • Coliseum
    • The Rig
    • Plaza
    • Regret
    • Fathom
    • Truth
    • Empire
    • Pegasus
    SWAT
    In the SWAT playlist, you’ll see Empire, Fathom, Coliseum, and Truth added to the current lineup:

    • Eden
    • Pegasus
    • The Rig
    • Plaza
    • Regret
    • Empire
    • Fathom
    • Coliseum
    • Truth
    FREE FOR ALL
    In FFA, you’ll see Empire, Fathom, Coliseum, and Truth added:

    • Eden
    • Pegasus
    • The Rig
    • Plaza
    • Regret
    • Empire
    • Fathom
    • Coliseum
    • Truth

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  1. Glendrix
    call of duty could learn something from this. i enjoyed Advance Warfare until i got shot by a guys hiding inside the walls on nearly every map. and it took them months before an update came out. it was the best remastered cod4 because they finally made a change since the original cod4.
  2. Alesana
    There's a problem and there fixing it, yet some of you are still b****ing. If they left it alone, you'd be b****ing they aren't listening or fixing it. Rather than leaving maps where spawn kill glitches and **** go on endlessly, they took it off to fix it. Sounds pretty reasonable to me.

    As for them "rushing it".. Seriously? This is probably the best Halo game I'v played since Halo 2. Not only is the combat fair, fun and well balanced, but even the whole REQ system is fun. It's probably the loot system I'v ever seen. It takes literally seconds to get into games, rooms stay full and I'v experienced absolutely no lag.

    Not to mention the launch of the game was a complete success as well.
  3. iBrutalization
    Overall, im just glad 343 is paying attention to the game. Wether it was rushed, or not, at least they are paying attention and trying to take care of their game.
  4. 3xTiNcT
    Yay, less maps than there already is!
    1. Dead
      Open the spoiler.
    2. 3xTiNcT
      I know but still, there's hardly any maps. Then there's 2 different versions of some of the maps... It's already time for some DLC in my opinion.
  5. Dead
    I didn't know about any exploits, just thought the map sucked.
      Sketch likes this.
  6. televisedfool
    This is what happens when you..

    1. Rush a game. (you can't tell me the game was not rushed. It's missing quite a bit of content that has been with the series for a long time)

    2. Trust 343i
      BattleBuddy likes this.
  7. (-_-)
    So there is gonna be like 2 maps to play now? Literally feels like I play the same map each time... I thought no voting was gonna promote multiple different maps to play but it seems I play each one 5 times before I play a different one.
      Chazay, Feyfolken and Incorporated like this.
    1. Dead
      Actually they added around 4 or so maps in it's place.
    2. (-_-)
      Well hopefully the rotation is actually a rotation.
    3. Dead
      Agreed. It is out of whack. Hopefully it adds a lot more variety to swat.