If you want to get better at Halo Infinite, you should learn as many tips and tricks as you can. While it’s unreasonable to expect to become a professional overnight, amassing knowledge and applying it steadily is the key to success. After all, recklessly running into fights will only damage your reputation and the chances of victory. Don’t forget this is a multiplayer online game that favors teamwork, marksmanship skills, and competitiveness, so you should invest as much time and effort. With that said, let’s delve into the Halo Infinite tips and tricks that will help you maximize your in-game performance.
1. Practice mechanics in Spartan Academy
This is an important bit of advice, especially for first-timers. Most players skip the tutorial to jump into the action right away and figure things out on the fly. That’s the wrong approach in our opinion. The developers have devised training grounds, Spartan Academy, for a reason. It will guide you on handling and shooting a variety of weapons, shielding, and adjusting your screen brightness and contrast. Afterward, you may want to try matches in bots to hone your craft.
2. Manage your Halo Infinite Overshield wisely
Having a recharging shield is something that can make a difference between life and death. Therefore, Overshield management is one of the best tricks or tips we can give you in Halo Infinite. In other words, try to limit your fights to one on one. Two or more players can knock your shield down and prevent you from seeking cover and waiting for it to recharge. Thus, you should avoid breaking off from your team unless it’s part of a tactic you communicated beforehand.
3. Think ahead about the equipment you will use
Unsurprisingly, you can’t account for everything. Yes, you always start with an MA40 AR (in the primary slot) and MK50 Sidekick (in the secondary slot), but that doesn’t mean the matter is closed. After all, combat in Halo Infinite is unpredictable because weapons spawn randomly across the map. Thus, you can communicate with teammates, spread wide and far, and exchange weapons you find.
That way, everyone roughly gets the one they prefer and are good at. Furthermore, every weapon has use restrictions, so be ready to look for a replacement before the limit runs out. A final point is to be mindful that if you die, you drop the equipment. Hence, try to ensure a teammate can pick it up rather than the enemy.
4. Use your pistol at short and medium ranges
Speaking of MK50 Sidekick, we ought to remind you that it is a semi-automatic gun. Therefore, it has a great firing rate and maintains accuracy well, especially when you’re close to the enemy or retreating. Plus, since it’s the default weapon, its animations were ironed out, so it’s responsive to controller triggers or mouse clicks.
5. Don’t forget to use your Plasma arsenal
While the topic of recharging shields is fresh in your mind, we should remind you of two weapons, Plasma Pistol and Pulse Carbine. Both are often overlooked, and we feel that’s a mistake. They are effective at medium to long ranges, but they don’t deal as much damage to players, hence the aforementioned blunder. However, both are highly efficient at breaking down the Overshield. With defenses gone, you can switch to your primary weapon and finish the enemy off.
6. Disable screen shaking and motion blur (Situational)
This is one of the tricks or tips that won’t benefit all Halo Infinite players. However, many users feel jittery or even dizzy thanks to in-game motion blur and screen shaking. Those that don’t may still try this method to see if it improves the gameplay. After all, many agree these settings distracted them from the action without realizing it. To do so, you can go to Settings, then switch to the Video tab. Afterward, reduce Blur and Screen Shake to a certain number or turn it off by setting it to 0%.
7. Throw grenades in Halo Infinite frequently
As you’ll quickly discover, friendly fire is no longer a thing in Halo Infinite. This was met with a lot of praise since the mechanic was abused by trolls in previous games. Thus, you can neither kill teammates nor have them kill you. Likewise, you can’t damage or assassinate them with a poorly planned melee attack. However, one problem remains—players are still vulnerable to a grenade they throw. In summary, you can stay behind teammates and spam grenades, especially around a corner, without fretting you’ll blow up a friendly target.
8. Don’t disregard the powers of melee, sliding, and Grappleshot
With a focus on weapons, it’s easy to forget how mighty melee attacks are. Attacking an enemy from the front can shatter their regenerating shield and bring their health points to zero in a mere two hits. Furthermore, if you find a way to approach them from the back, you can kill them in a single hit. We understand it may be hard to get close while taking heavy fire. That’s why we propose practicing these two movement mechanics:
- Sliding — Halo Infinite introduced an action that lets you quickly slide off in the desired direction while running. You merely have to press the “Crouch” button while running. There are no recharge timers or other limits except that you must have sufficient speed, i.e., get a running start.
- Grappleshot — Another newly added weapon, Grappleshot, lets you propel a grappling hook. You can attach yourself to a moving vehicle, a distant wall or object, and even a player. It even permits you to grasp the weapon in the enemy’s hands. Unfortunately, it has a limited number of uses.
9. Switch firing modes for Halo Infinite weapons
Like in most first-person shooter games, your arsenal of weapons supports different firing modes. Some examples include switching between vertical and horizontal firing positions. Moreover, you can adjust the zoom level, which is key for snipers and guns with a laser sight. To do so, press the LT button on your Xbox controller or whichever button you configured on PC, commonly the right-click.
10. Use your map and radar
After getting acquainted with available maps and game modes, pay attention to friendly targets (blue dots) and enemies (red dots) on a radar. Important to note that crouching or immobile targets won’t appear until they move. Further, don’t forget to mark (“ping”) any information your teammates will find useful, such as the number of enemies. You can do so by navigating your cursor to a point on the map and selecting the Mark option.