I know, because it has happened many times to me. It always splits the smaller party!
Yet another reason to play in a party of 5. Splitscreeners can easily mess your game up with those advantages, especially if they lag...
Indeed, without a party of five this game is hard to enjoy. It has always been that way, but it's even worse now.
In a full party, you will often get the host advantage. You usually have five players who all know what they're doing or have to do and so on.
In a party of 3-4 players, you will usually be on the side that gets all the low levels that matchmaking found and it's hard even for the best players to make up for that, especially if the game chooses a laggy player on the other team as the host.
Yesterday I played TO with RandomZach and AliMakiaveli. We got two green badges (F2P) and the other team was full of decent players. We did our best but in the end we had no real chance.
I really liked to play as a lone wolf sometimes, but this is just too frustrating these days...
Why so much hate? It's the only way I can play with my 11 y/o son.
I think he means those split screens who got the gamefor the first time and play it with thier 4 year old nephew. The kind that will just stand there and lick the windows.