A lot of fan-favorite weapons have made their way back in Halo Infinite. This includes the Gravity Hammer. This weapon has been a staple in the Halo series since it was introduced in Halo 3. Technically it made its first appearance in Halo 2, but you couldn’t use it. However, the Gravity Hammer is back in Halo Infinite and it is better than it has ever been!
With its amazing damage, strong force, and decent area of effect, you will demolish anything in your way. The Gravity Hammer does have some small drawbacks, but it kind of has to or it would be overpowered.
Let’s go into detail on what the Gravity Hammer offers in Halo Infinite’s Multiplayer arena.
Gravity Hammer General Information
- Manufacturer: Brutes
- Ammunition Type: Electromagnetic Energy
- Magazine Size: 100% (10% energy usage each swing)
- Time To Kill (Multiplayer): Varies by range.
The Gravity Hammer is a Power Weapon, and rightfully so. This weapon can cause huge amounts of damage in an area. This weapon was first seen in Halo 2 but wasn’t a usable weapon. However, in Halo 3, this weapon was able to be wielded and it quickly became a fan favorite.
The Gravity Hammer unleashes a huge energy wave on each swing. Damaging and knocking back anything that is in its radius. Due to the long swing animation, it can feel a bit sluggish and take some time to get used to.
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Best Maps To Use the Gravity Hammer in Halo Infinite
The Gravity Hammer doesn’t appear in Ranked, so players mainly playing this game mode won’t have to worry about this weapon. But it will appear a lot in certain limited-time game modes or Quickplay. This weapon is also available to use in Big Team Battle. While useful on those maps, it truly shines on smaller maps with closed spaces. But it can still do work contesting a zone or stopping a vehicle in Big Team Battle.
This weapon sometimes spawns on this map while playing Quickplay. This is a good map to acquire the hammer on. The best spots to contest and catch players are in the hallway leading to the battery spawn, the elevator spawn, and the tower near where you pick up the Gravity Hammer. All of these areas are small and require other players to come to you.
The only way to get the Gravity Hammer on this map is by playing one of the party game modes. However, this map is heaven for the Gravity Hammer. Aquarius is one of the smallest maps making it very dangerous if there is a hammer on this map. Stay on the outside edges of the map to have the most cover.
This map is also great for the Gravity Hammer. It provides plenty of small areas with cover and little nooks and crannies to hide in. The arcade area, red room, and the outlook area are great locations to get easy kills. Don’t get caught in the open side areas, stay in structures if possible.
Big Team Battle Maps
The Gravity Hammer can work on all Big Team Battle maps in Halo Infinite as well, but it will require a little more finesse due to how big the maps are. You will want to pick a small area and contest it. Being out in the open with a hammer in hand is sure to get you picked off easily. If you see a vehicle coming to a zone or your base, you should be able to stop it easily enough.
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Gravity Hammer Tips and Tricks
There are a few tips to learn in Halo Infinite that will help you learn how to use the Gravity Hammer more effectively. While it certainly isn’t a hard weapon to use, knowing the properties and when to use it can give you the upper hand.
The Gravity Hammer Has a Long Windup in Halo Infinite
The Gravity Hammer has quite a lengthy windup time. It takes around two seconds for it to wind up and slam the area. So it is best to try and perform the windup and read your opponent so they don’t have time to get away. Also, it isn’t the best idea to try and fight a player using a sword. The Energy Sword is much faster in Halo Infinite, so you will likely lose the fight.
Stop Vehicles In Their Tracks
Using this weapon is a very effective strategy. It will stop any vehicle in its tracks, other than the Scorpion and Wraith. Smaller vehicles like the Ghost or Mongoose can be destroyed in 1 or 2 hits. Medium-sized vehicles like the Warthog will need about 3. However you want to use it, you can catch drivers off guard. Even a brief momentary stop allows your team to focus fire on them easily.
Like past games, the Gravity Hammer still has a massive area of effect damage as well. This allows you to take out multiple enemies in one swing if they are in range. It has an approximately 180-degree angle in front of you. Enemies that didn’t die from the initial impact will be knocked back as well. This can lead to your death or hopefully, you knocked them off the map.
Use Grappleshot or Thruster For Gap Closers to Really Smash Your Enemies with the Gravity Hammer in Halo Infinite
The Grappleshot allows you to close the distance between yourself and your opponent. Use this to your advantage. However, if you grapple an enemy directly, it won’t use its full damage. So try to grapple another surface next to the enemy. Thrusters are good as well. You can use Thrusters while the Gravity Hammer is in the windup animation to quickly close a small distance before it finishes.
How to Use the Gravity Hammer in Halo Infinite – Final Thoughts
In short, the Gravity Hammer makes its return in Halo Infinite and it is the best it has ever been. It has an insane amount of splash range and it does devastating damage to almost anything. While it does take a few seconds for the Gravity Hammer to windup before initiating the attack, it is well worth the payoff.
You will be destroying mostly anything in your way. It also has plenty of “energy”. You will be able to use it a total of 10 times before it is depleted. Hopefully, you use it all before you die, unless the other team might pick it up.
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For more information on how to make the most out of all multiplayer weapons in Halo Infinite, check out our companion guide!