Halo Infinite’s campaign is fantastic at storytelling, foreshadowing many events that would transpire later in the story without spoiling too much of it. One such enemy that has been foretold that Master Chief would eventually encounter is Jega. This Elite from the Silent Shadow is one of the deadliest lore characters Master Chief has come to face. Today, we will show you how to beat Jega in Halo Infinite with ease.
You will Find Jega in the House of Reckoning
The second to last mission in the story is the House of Reckoning. This level involves having Master Chief running through gauntlet after gauntlet made of junkyards of captured or broken UNSC equipment and soldiers. There will be dozens of different weapons to choose from throughout your fights leading up to your Jega encounter Jega.
The arena you fight Jega in is congested and doesn’t give you much wiggle room. Stalker Rifles and Battle Rifles are highly recommended. If you didn’t come prepared, there is a shotgun rack at his arena entrance.
Jega in Halo Infinite
Jega is remarkably like Chak Lok, with both bosses opting to stay invisible for most of the fight. Unlike when you have to defeat Chak Lok and can acquire the Threat Sensor right before his fight arena, the player has a lot of time to upgrade their equipment in Halo Infinite prior to encountering Jega.
We recommend fully upgrading the threat sensor since it can assist you in revealing Jega’s position easier. The arena where you fight Jega is a two-floor box that features stairs and a trapdoor in the center of the top floor.
Jega only uses his Red Energy Swords, also known as Blood Blades, along with his Plasma Grenades. Jega’s limited arsenal makes him more predictable when compared to other bosses. Unlike Chak Lok, who fires at you with his Pulse Carbine, throws Plasma Grenades, and lunges at you from stealth, Jega will endlessly run you down like Bassus. The way to beat Jega is to stay mobile and use your threat sensor.
The Importance of the Threat Sensor
The Threat Sensor plays an even more significant role in this fight. Whenever possible, fire the Threat Sensor at the base of the lower floor. If you have your Threat Sensor fully upgraded, this will cover a large radius on both floors.
The Threat Sensor also sticks to any surface or enemy. If you can directly hit Jaga with the sensor, it will continue to track him for a while. Still, we recommend sticking the sensor on the terrain for this fight since Jega has an ability that removes him from the fight for a small amount of time.
Tips on How to Beat Jega in Halo Infinite
Jega has one primary ability that must be considered while fighting him. He does remain cloaked for the entire fight, and it is crucial to use the Threat Sensor, as we mentioned.
However, he will fade out of combat and completely vanish from the arena every so often. After a few seconds, he will return to the top floor of the arena to chase you again. Due to his vanishing ability, you cannot keep continuous pressure on him like Chak Lok.
Whenever Jega reappears at the end of his vanishing ability, the Threat Sensor will continue to track him as expected, so you can always keep an eye on him if the sensor is down. Quickly interchanging between the Threat Sensor to the Grappleshot or the Dash equipment will also help you maintain a reasonable distance.
Best Weapons to Use when Fighting Jega
Much like all boss fights in Halo Infinite, you must drain Jega’s shields down first before you can beat him. Plasma-based weapons always deal additional damage to shields. We recommend finding a Stalker Rifle or Sentinel Beam Power Weapon since you will primarily be in close quarters for the entire fight. As for kinetic weapons, we recommend the Bulldog, Battle Rifle, VK78 Commando Rifle, or Mangler once Jega’s shields are down.
Keep your distance and always have the Threat Sensor, especially whenever Jega vanishes. It’s also worth noting that fighting him on the lower floor of the arena is a bit easier because he always resets on the top floor.
Our Final Thoughts
That’s our short guide on how to beat Jega, of the Silent Shadow’s finest, in Halo Infinite. Hopefully, these tips have helped you defeat this Elite, allowing you to wield one of the best-looking Energy Swords in Halo’s lore. Jega is a great character with a terrifying boss fight. 343 has really nailed their newer villains this time around. As always, good hunting, Spartans!