A lot of weapons come and go from game to game. But one weapon has been a staple in the Halo series since its first appearance in Halo 2. The Battle Rifle is the ultimate Spartan weapon. The Battle Rifle works great in Halo Infinite at any range. While it may require more shots to kill someone compared to other weapons, its versatility and accuracy make it the standard weapon to use for any occasion. It truly excels at medium range, where you will have the most accuracy.
If you enjoy playing Ranked or competitive matches then the Battle Rifle will be your starting weapon. So it is best to get used to learning all of the ins and outs of the weapon. It will be your main damage dealer and your most reliable headshot weapon.
BR75 Battle Rifle General Information
- Weapon Type: Rifle/Primary
- Manufacturer: Misriah Armory/UNSC
- Ammunition Type: Kinetic
- Magazine Size: 36 Rounds
- Rate of Fire: 3-Round Burst
- Time To Kill (Multiplayer): 4 Bursts (3 bursts to deplete shield then 1 burst to the head)
The Battle Rifle is primarily used by UNSC (United Nations Space Command) and Spartans. This weapon holds 36 rounds in a clip and fires in a 3-round burst. It is a kinetic weapon, meaning it does good damage to unshielded opponents. The time to kill in multiplayer is a respectable 4 bursts. Hit all 3 of your bursts to do a good chunk of damage to the shield. The final burst will pop the shield and kill the target if it is a headshot.
However, like other weapons in Halo, it has no special properties or secondary firing modes. This makes the Battle Rifle basic, making it fairly easy to use, but no way to catch your opponent off guard.
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Best Halo Infinite Multiplayer Maps to Use the Battle Rifle On
The best thing about the BR75 (Battle Rifle) is that it excels on any map. It is the perfect all-around weapon for trading fire at any distance. While it does everything right, it can be beaten out by the sniper and shock rifle at long ranges due to both of those having one-hit kills when shot in the head. On Big Team Battle maps it is best to stay aware of players that have these weapons. When fighting players on Big Team Battles maps, try to battle on one side of the map. Any further distance and you will be missing your shots.
The same goes for weapons that destroy enemies at close range, like the Bulldog shotgun and Gravity Hammer. 4vs4 maps are great for the Battle Rifle but don’t run into a small corridor with it or you might find yourself in a losing firefight. On your 4v4 maps, you want to watch down narrow corridors and open areas. Streets have two narrow sections that are popular and catch players out in the open. Live Fire is a good map that has large open areas while also having a small narrow corridor in the middle.
The Battle Rifle is a weapon that fits perfectly into every Halo Infinite multiplayer map. It is up to you how to find the best location and situation on when to use the Battle Rifle.
Battle Rifle Tips and Tricks
The Battle Rifle is a good weapon that can take some time to master if you are new. Consistent Halo players might be used to the mechanics of it, but new or old returning players might need some tips. Knowing things like strafing and not going for headshots while an enemy shield is up are useful tips to know. So let’s dive into a few tips that will help make you better with this all-rounder weapon.
Use The Scope of the Battle Rifle in Halo Infinite
The Battle Rifle has a scope to increase your accuracy. Using the scope allows you to battle other players at increased distances. Beware, using the scope will make you very visible as it will give off a lens flare or glint to other players.
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Aim For The Body
Most shooters you usually want to aim for the head. While this is true for some weapons in Halo Infinite, it is not entirely useful to aim for the head with the Battle Rifle. Headshots don’t do any extra damage while a shield is active. When fighting fully shielded enemies, you want to aim for the body with the first 3 bursts. Body shots are much easier to hit than headshots. Once the shield is popped, then feel free to aim for the head.
Try Strafing with the Battle Rifle in Halo Infinite
Sometimes it is better to aim by strafing. Strafing is when you side-step from left to right or any other direction. However, if you and your opponent are on equal ground, you may find that strafing with the Battle Rifle in Halo Infinite is great for aiming as well. Instead of using aiming with the right stick (or mouse on PC) you may leave your crosshair static and use your movement to aim by moving with your opponent. Halo Infinite also has limited aim assist to support your tracking while moving.
In short, the Battle Rifle has no downsides, while it isn’t as strong as a power weapon, it is reliable in all situations. When playing Big Team Battle, you should pick up these whenever you can to have an advantage during the match. Playing at a distance is best in Big Team Battle.
However, Arena matches are where the Battle Rifle truly shines in Halo Infinite. This is where the test of skill is shown. If you are used to the Battle Rifle in previous Halo games, then you should feel right at home here. The Battle Rifle mostly remains unchanged.
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