Gamers everywhere rejoiced when the matchmaking update went live for Halo: Reach this past week; many changes were made, some significant and others unnoticed. With the update in place for a large number of Reach’s record breaking player population, Bungie thought they would take a look at the ranking system and give players a few stats to help them gain a little perspective.
As it stands now, with Halo: Reach’s incredibly daunting rank system, most of the Reach online community sits at the rank of Warrant Officer. Currently, with the level cap at Lieutenant Colonel Grade 3, there is only about 10% of the online population that have achieved a rank of Captain or above. So for those of you that have burst through the ranks of Warrant Officer, congratulations -- you are in the top 10% of Reach's multiplayer members.
Also on the site is a list of the achievements that have been completed by the fewest number of players. The rarest of the achievements? The “Make it Rain” achievement which, considering very few members of the online has achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel, seems obvious. Following in second is the “If They Came to Hear Me Beg” achievement that requires a player to survive an otherwise fatal fall by committing an assassination.
For those wondering when the next update will be rolled out, fear not because Bungie has one in the oven as we speak. Set for an October 19, 2012 release date, this update will improve performance, add the promised Campaign matchmaking, and include some new playlists.
If Bungie wanted to simply walk away from their swan song and move onto their next project no one would be surprised. But the fact that they have committed to keeping Reach’s multiplayer growing says a lot about them as game developers. While there has been no confirmation, expect future updates to roll out an MLG playlist, a Grifball playlist, and community created Forge World maps. Keep ‘em coming, Bungie.
So Ranters, how many of you have completed either of the lowest attained achievements? What would you like to see in the next Reach update?
Halo: Reach is available now for the Xbox 360.