With each passing month, the Halo Infinite community continues exploring and finding new ways to improve gameplay through minor or significant changes. Today we will go through five tips to enhance your gameplay In Halo Infinite to compete with your fellow Spartans.
1. Slide Canceling
A tip for Halo Infinite that we have previously covered is the importance of slide canceling. Yet, it is one of the best tips to help you move around faster. Crouch sliding is a new tactic to increase mobility with short, controlled bursts while sacrificing little in return. While sprinting, you can hit the crouch button to perform a slide. Generally, your momentum will slow down without any other inputs until you remain crouched.
The importance of slide canceling is to use this burst of momentum to get the most out of the speed boost and then jump to keep yourself from slowing down. You can repeatedly chain slide with each jump propelling you forward just a little bit.
Utilizing this easy tip in Halo Infinite multiplayer allows you to cover ground a little bit quicker than running. Furthermore, it can catch your opponents by surprise. But if you find yourself sliding into a bad position, reversing your momentum by hitting back on the analog stick or S on PC allows you to back out of your slide. Professionals use this method of slide canceling to best retreat from positions where they are outnumbered. Slide canceling can also be combed with the Energy Sword to increase the Energy Sword lunge range even further.
2. No Need to Run
It’s come as no surprise that running often or in the wrong situations results in many deaths in Halo Infinite. While sprinting has been a controversial topic in the Halo community for many years, 343 has found a balance between the two in Halo Infinite. While you are sprinting, you lower your weapon while running, resulting in a lost duel or firefight because the enemies got the first few shots off on you. Aside from slide canceling, which we previously mentioned, sprinting accelerates you only by a small margin instead of walking. Compared to previous Halo games where sprinting made a massive difference, like in Halo 5, it only shaves off a few seconds for travel time.
Unless you know it’s safe to sprint, you are safer to walk. With only a minor difference in speed between walking and sprinting, you are better off walking around corners than sprinting into the enemy team. It might save you your life, plus you make less noise when walking than sprinting.
3. Lowering Your Weapon
Another simple yet useful Halo Infinite tip we have previously covered is lowering your weapon for more visibility. Lowering your gun in Halo Infinite allows for more visibility. In fact, it can significantly reduce the screen space of the Skewer and Rocket Launcher. This time around, we can change the height and angle of your weapon. In Halo Infinite, there are several options available to customize your HUD and the way you receive feedback. You can find these settings in the UI setting section.
4. Drop Instead of Swap
A common reaction in gunfights is the need to quickly swap to your secondary weapon instead of reloading your primary. Yet, our next Halo Infinite tip provides a faster method that can be used in emergencies. One of the newer features is the ability to drop the weapon you are currently holding. The time between weapons swaps is about half a second while dropping your gun is only a quarter of a second. In a rough estimate, you can fire off two Sidekick shots by dropping your primary weapon rather than swapping.
Of course, this tactic can result in your first gun getting lost or grabbed by your opponent, so use this trick with caution. It’s worth noting that your dropped gun can block shots for you in extremely rare cases. If the weapon is large enough, it’s possible even to block a sniper round or even a Skewer shot, but it’s complex to pull off with consistency.
5. Time Your Frag Grenades
The most common grenade is, of course, the Frag Grenade. Each Spartan spawns with them. They can change the course of a battle. Veteran Halo players will recognize that a Frag Grenade will always explode shortly after one bounces off a surface. If you know an enemy is approaching you from around a corner, you can time your grenade to drop their shields with their guard down.
This will require a bit of practice. Yet, timing the explosion after one bounce can result in some of the fastest kills you can ever achieve. Best of all, this tip is useful in every single Halo Game, including Halo Infinite. This trick has been passed down for years and applies to any game in the series. This tip is common but still one of the most utilized and essential gameplay tricks to date.
Wrapping Up Our Top 5 Halo Infinite Tips List
That was our guide on a few tricks for Halo Infinite to help improve your gameplay. Many of our picks mainly focus on survival or quick ways to get one up on your enemies. We recommend trying any of these tactics in the new Last Spartan Standing mode. This was just released in Lone Wolves (Season 2 of Halo Infinite). If you want to see all the new game modes that were just added with Halo Infinite’s second season, check out our linked guides. Good Hunting, Spartans!