Halo revolutionized multiplayer gaming, creating a competitive landscape that everyone wants to dominate. However, if you’re just getting into the series with Halo Infinite, you may feel like you’re behind the curve. And if you’re still debating on whether to get the game or not, make sure to load up on some Xbox Live Gift Card from OffGamers right here!
Anyways, don’t fret. You’re far from being the only one, and there are surefire ways of getting the hang of this fast-paced online battleground.
Before you get too frustrated with your lack of progress on the scoreboard, you’ll want to read through this beginner’s guide to Halo Infinite’s multiplayer experience.
To help you settle in as a deadly SPARTAN warrior, we’ve compiled some vital tips and tricks specific to Halo Infinite’s multiplayer. Follow them closely, and you’ll go from cannon fodder to a bona fide demon in no time.
Practice On The AI
Few multiplayer games let you square up against AI bots, but Halo offers you the opportunity to jump into the arena with computer-controlled SPARTANs. The Academy is a great tutorial for those brushing up after a long hiatus or for those jumping into the Halo universe for the first time.
If you want to practice coordinating with a team, you can even jump into an online match with friends to take on bots. Though you’re not playing against human characters, you still earn XP and can get comfortable with the weapons and gear.
Use A Headset
Not only do you not want to miss the beautiful sound design of Halo Infinite, but enemy footsteps are also a good indicator of just how close to death you may be. Even under the chaos of gunfire, you can hear the pitter-patter of an enemy SPARTAN if they’re close enough.
Try to follow the direction of the steps to determine how to get the jump on them. You can minimize the sound of your steps by crouching, but it also puts you in a precarious position should someone run up on you.
Familiarize Yourself With The Bountiful Arsenal
There is no shortage of firearms in Halo Infinite. From the standard rifle and pistol to the Power Weapons scattered around the map, you’ll be changing your loadout quite often during the course of a match. Familiarize yourself with the quirks and perks of every weapon, so you’re never left without an option.
Some weapons are designed for long-range, while others do their best damage up close. Some have to be charged while others let you lay on the trigger for a spread of rapid-fire. Some can score a one-shot kill, while others are meant to incapacitate shields quickly.
Know what’s in your hand before running into the fray so you’re not embarrassed by essentially bringing a knife to a gunfight.
Don’t Be Afraid To Melee
In so many multiplayer titles, the melee attack is merely a formality. It serves no real purpose and will only get you killed. In Halo, it can be a lifesaver. If you’re in close-quarter combat with an enemy, a quick bash to the skull can bring them down. Try to master rushing your opponent, weakening their shield with your firearms, and landing a well-timed bash. It’s a guaranteed way to rack up those kills and clear any obstacles to the enemy’s flag.
The best time to bash someone is when they don’t see you. Sneaking up on someone and bashing them is an instant kill.
There are items all over Halo Infinite’s battlefield. There are also plenty of walls for them to hide against and behind. Hit your scanner often to reveal objects of note, including Power Weapons, vehicles, grenade pickups, and fusion coils (which can be lobbed like grenades).
Keep in mind, though, that enemies are not revealed by scanning. Those you’ll have to find the old-fashioned way.
The Radar Is Your Friend
Speaking of finding enemies, sometimes they’re pretty crafty and find cover by nearby rocks or walls. If they’re moving, they’ll show up on your radar as a red dot. Even if they’re just out of range, a red bar indicates their general direction.
This is crucial not just for getting the jump on them but also for avoiding them if you’re sneaking into their base. Don’t forget that if you’re detecting them, then they’re also detecting you. So, you sometimes have to hope that they’re not paying attention.
It’s a common tactic for players to plant a Warthog right by an objective and defend it with the mounted machine gun or launcher. While it can create a bottleneck and prevent your team from grabbing a flag or overtaking a zone, there’s a neat workaround.
Whether stationary or mobile, vehicles can be hijacked. Just get close enough and press your action button near the side you want to hijack. You can jump into the gunner or driver’s seat and remove any barriers to your team’s victory.
If the enemy is travelling in a group, their teammates will remain in the vehicle even after you hijack it. The best tactic is to gun it towards a cliff and jump out at the last moment. If you’re lucky, they’ll be too confused to react.
Grenades Are the Finishing Blow
If you find yourself emptying a clip into your foe and they’re not dropping, you can rely on your grenade as a final hit. In the middle of the firefight, try to chart your enemy’s path without letting up your offensive assault. Quickly launch a grenade and watch as the resulting explosion finishes the job.
Grenades are essential in Halo’s multiplayer, and it may be tempting to lob them in the enemy’s general direction. Try to be more strategic and wait until you’re either about to engage or have already engaged. It’s especially helpful if you can land a Plasma Grenade on your foe.
Finally, Work as a Team
Very rarely does a lone SPARTAN survive on the battlefield alone. Try to coordinate with your teammates as you rush the enemy flag, secure “A,” or pick up power cells. Don’t run off in a Warthog if there are other players nearby to jump into the crucial gunner position. Stick together, but not in a huddled group. One explosive or a skilled driver could take everyone out with ease.
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