Halo Infinite’s technical preview for the multiplayer featured some of the franchise’s most popular weapons. The MA40 AR, Sidekick, and Needler are all back in Halo Infinite, but they are only a few of the rumored 60+ weapons that 343 Industries should reveal on release. Here are all 14 weapons Spartans can choose from in the Halo Infinite preview ranked on their effectiveness to kill.
This burst-firing weapon fires globs of punishing plasma but is arguably one of the worst plasma weapons in the technical preview. The Ravager feels clunky in-game and isn’t an effective killing machine.
13. Plasma Pistol
The semi-automatic plasma energy weapon can produce a scaling-durst effect that strips shielded targets. If players are looking to break down shields, the Plasma Pistol is the best pick. But, its long charge time and lack of damage output brings it just barely above the Ravager.
12. Shock Rifle
The Shock Rifle is a semi-automatic rifle intended to support from a long distance. When shot near two enemies, it will chain the damage in a form of a “shock” which is helpful for battle-field-like situations. However, the shock value of the rifle is lost in regular multiplayer modes or in 1v1s.
11. CQS48 Bulldog
Shotguns are useful in up-close situations, but the Bulldog lacks the punch of shotguns from other titles. Unless the enemy is low on health, players will have to fire this a few times (preferably at the head) to get the desired damage wanted.
10. MA40 AR
This one gun is painfully low because it’s the rifle that is available to everyone at the start of the game and the most common rifle. Compared to the other weapons demonstrated in the technical preview, it lacks punch and appears to take forever to get a kill with.
9. Sidekick Pistol
Yes, the Sidekick Pistol is higher on the list than the main AR in Halo. This is because it feels more like a heavy pistol from other titles and is great for finishing off enemies when they are low on health. That or it is a great resource for when the MA40 runs out of ammunition.
8. M41 SPNKR
Simply put, this shoulder-mounted rocket launcher deals hefty damage. It is best used in larger maps where there are more than four Spartans on the enemy team, but it can still be annoying to deal with on these smaller maps.
The three-round burst rifle is an upgraded version of the MA40 but still lacks the punch even in mid-range fights compared to other weapons. However, the scope on the weapon is a welcomed visibility assistant.
6. Pulse Carbine
This is essentially the BR75 in a plasma weapon with the addition of projectiles that can track targets. Where the Pulse Carbine lacks the scope that the BR75 has, it makes up for with the tracking abilities. Overall, a go-to weapon for any mid-range battle.
5. S7 Sniper
For a generic sniper, the S7 is great for long-range and has an added feature of two zoom distances. However, the caveat here is that headshots kill most targets instantly, but not all. Regardless, the S7 is a great sniper for any long-ranged fight.
A hardlight weapon that fires six projectiles in a set pattern, the semi-automatic weapon does great damage in two different forms. When not scoped in the pattern is linear, while scoped the pattern gathers in the middle and becomes the perfect Spartan shape.
3. VK78 Commando
The Commando is everything that the MA40 wishes it could be. It has a great scope for mid or long-range fights and a higher damage rate for faster killing. The one downside to this rifle is its heavy recoil, which is harder to control.
This kinetic weapon is everything that the S7 isn’t. While still a sniper, the Skewer does high levels of damage by shooting a single spike that will kill anything in its path. The only downside here is that it must be reloaded after every shot which may require the user to take cover from the enemy.
A Halo classic, the Needler is the perfect side weapon for any Spartan in battle. They can be found across multiple maps and are easy to control. With crystalline shards that track, impale, and detonate what’s not to love about this small hand-canon?