If you are new to Halo you may find that the weapon and loadout system is different from the ones in Call of Duty or Battlefield. In Halo Infinite multiplayer there are a bunch of weapons to fight with, but do you change your loadout and equip them?
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How to Change Weapons
In every match from the standard playlists (Quick Play, Big Team Battle, and Ranked Ranked Arena) every player starts off with an MA40 assault rifle. It is an okay weapon that is effective in close to medium range fights. But you will find that it’s not as effective as it could be so it’s time for an upgrade.
On every map, there are weapon racks fit to the walls. Each rack offers a certain weapon for grabs. Pick it up and get to shooting. After picking the weapon the rack goes on cooldown that will be displayed via the bar above. Only after waiting a new weapon will become available.
That is the only way to change the loadout in Halo Infinite. Do know that the locations of the racks and the weapons they offer are unvarying. That means every game that rack in that corner will always have the Commando for you.
Some powerful weapons like the Skewer and S7 Sniper are obtainable as power drops in the middle of the map. Each match will feature a certain power weapon for the duration of the whole game. Those weapons are hard to contest but boy they do pack a punch.
Best Weapons to Look For
There are a bunch of weapons that you can find so let’s break down which ones are the best. Some weapons are more common to find on the battlefield than others, we will discuss the common ones that you will most definitely find in each game.
Weapon Rack weapons:
BR75. This is a great burst fire rifle with optic zoom. It feels like a good upgrade of MA40. It’s easy to use and optics are more comforable than redular zoom-in.
VK78 Commando. Powerful AR with only 20 rounds in the magazine but with good aim its a great weapon.
Plasma PIstol. A weapon made to get rid of shileds. It’s a burst fire but it’s only a matter of practice before it becomes deadly.
Disruptor. Just like plasma pistol, the disruptor is great against shields and just as a pistol on mid range.
CQS48 Bulldog. Looks like Judje from Valorant and it pretty much is just a bit slower.
Sentinel Beam. Good tracking skills are required for this one. With those, opponents melt in a second.
Skewer. A one-shot weapon that shoots ballistic spikes. But on mid range those are fast enough to kill immedieatly and no scoping is super accurate.
S7 Sniper. If you love snipers there is one for you. Requires two shots in the body or one in the head to kill an enemy. No sciping is good but more inaccurate than the Skewer’s.
M41 SPNKR. An RPG. That’s all there is to say about it. You shoot, it blows everything to hell.
How to Change Equipment
Equipment like grenades, deployable shields, and grappling hooks are obtainable in a similar way as the weapons. Instead of the racks on the walls, you will find spawn points on the floor in a triangle shape.
Same as with weapons every point will provide only one type of equipment and restock over time. Do use this equipment, especially grenades. You will notice how the games become way easier when using the equipment.
Practice in the Academy
Be sure to take some time and jump into the Academy to get to know all the weapons before jumping into actual multiplayer. Many players skip this and end up being confused when playing.
Weapon Drills are great to practice with every single gun in the game including all the power weapons. Some weapons have different fire modes or additional features that you may never knew existed. Quick tips in every weapon drill will tell you everything you need to know about the weapon in front of you.
In Bot Training you can learn the maps and the weapon rack locations. For some reason, weapons in racks in training can be different from the ones in multiplayer so at least learn the locations. It’s also a good place to learn the locations of power items as those will become crucial in every match you play.
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