Halo Infinite has added a good amount of new weapons to the series. One weapon, in particular, is powerful and looks to take the place of the Spartan Laser while being more balanced. If that sounds good to you, you will love the newest weapon added to the game. The Skewer in Halo Infinite is an anti-tank weapon that fires large spike projectiles to wreck most things that it hits. It’s perfect for taking down enemies from medium to long-range in one shot. But more importantly, it will shred through any vehicles causing you problems.
Let’s jump into the general guide to using the Skewer. You will learn some tips and what maps the Skewer works exceptionally on.
Skewer General Information
- Manufacturer: Banished
- Ammunition Type: Power, Spike
- Magazine Size: 1-round
- Rate of fire: Single Fire
- Time To Kill (Multiplayer): One hit kill (players, light ground vehicles, air vehicles). Two shots (Warthog, Rocket Hog).
The Skewer is a weapon developed and manufactured by the Banished in Halo Infinite, also known as Brutes. This is obvious by the primitive design and how large the weapon is. Most Brute weapons are much larger compared to Covenant and Human weapons. The Skewer is an anti-vehicle weapon designed to destroy even the toughest vehicles.
The chamber houses a huge spike. This spike can penetrate even the most formidable armor and shields. Players looking to score quick kills should be this weapon up whenever possible. This weapon can make enemies think twice before running out in the open. This applies to vehicles as well. If you see an enemy vehicle is causing your team some grief, equip the Skewer, and you will make quick work of it.
The Skewer also has a large bayonet attached to it as well. While it isn’t recommended, you can melee opponents with it. This will do more damage compared to other melee attacks. So if you ever find yourself in a close-quarter situation with no ammo, try using this. It has some good range on it as well.
Best Maps to Use the Skewer Weapon on in Halo Infinite
The Skewer only appears in one 4v4 map, Behemoth. For example, this can change depending on the game mode, like Fiesta. Then everyone has a random chance to spawn with this weapon on every death. However, the Skewers appear in all Big Team Battle maps, either as a weapon pickup or a weapon pod drop. So far, the Skewer does not appear on any map while playing Ranked matches.
So with that out of the way, there are a few maps that the Skewer dominates on. Let’s be clear. The Skewer is excellent on all maps that it can be used on, but the following maps allow for good verticality and open spaces to hit your target.
Fragmentation is one of the best multiplayer maps in Halo Infinite for the Skewer. This is a large symmetrical map that has a lot of open spaces. While there are a lot of trees and foliage that can block some of your shots, it also features lots of open areas. The map mainly consists of two main “lanes” that players love to drive down. In Capture the Flag, a few members will jump into the Warthog to try and grab your flag. Two well-placed Skewer shots will net you an easy double or triple kill.
The Skewer spawns on the high archway leading to the top of the hill near the big loot cave. With the start of Halo Infinite’s Season 2, this weapon should now generate for both teams, instead of one side getting an S7 Sniper Rifle instead.
Highpower is another good map for the Skewer, primarily because of how open the map is. The Skewer can spawn on top of an isolated overlook. This spot is excellent for seeing large parts of the map. You will be able to see about 75% of the map, other than the cliffside that spawns the Overshield. Just be careful because many players will be trying to get to this spot because this is a power spawn shared by each team.
Tips and Tricks to Using the Skewer in Halo Infinite
Lead For Travel Time
While the Skewer has a fast projectile, it is not a hitscan weapon. Meaning it will take some travel time to reach your target. Luckily it is much quicker than the Rocket Launcher’s rockets. But, because it takes time to reach your target, depending on the range of your target, you may need to lead your target just a bit. Once you get used to the projectile speed, you will be hitting long-range targets in no time.
Aim Higher For Projectile Drop
The Skewer has to have some drawbacks in Halo Infinite, considering how powerful it is. It has projectile travel, but it also has a projectile that drops over time. So you have to lead your target and make sure the projectile reaches them. It is best to aim for the player’s head, so the projectile drops into their midsection. However, as the distance increases, you will have to aim significantly higher.
Vehicles are much easier to hit because of how much larger they are, so leading your target and considering for projectile drop is almost unnecessary.
Hide While Reloading the Skewer during Multiplayer Halo Infinite Matches
The Skewer has only one spike in the chamber before it has to be reloaded. And because the weapon and spike are so big, the reload time is quite long. The Skewer and the Rocket Launcher have the slowest reload times. It is best to hide and reload before peeking out and firing or switch to another weapon if you find yourself in a firefight. Trying to reload the Skewer during a firefight will leave you vulnerable.
Save For Emergencies
The Skewer mostly appears on Big Team Battle maps during Halo Infinite multiplayer. These maps have vehicles spawning throughout the match. Sometimes it is best to save the Skewer for these pesky vehicles. The Wraith and Scorpion Tank can change the tide of battles, but a few Skewer shots will quickly have these blown to bits. The Wasp is a good aircraft vehicle that can easily take out enemies, but it has low armor. One shot of the Skewer will knock that player and vehicle out of the sky.
Beware of Repulsors
This is very rare, but it can happen. But beware of users using Repulsors. Repulsors can reflect any projectile at you as long as they aren’t hitscan. Grenades, Scorpion Tank rounds, and even Skewer spikes. Now honestly, an enemy will need the speed and reaction time of The Flash actually to pull this off, but they might preemptively use the Repulsor when they see you with a Skewer in hand.
Wrapping Up Our Skewer Halo Infinite Weapon Guide
In short, The Skewer is one of the best weapons in Halo Infinite in terms of how much damage it does. Because it does so much damage, players will need to compensate for the projectile travel time, projectile drop, and slow reload speed. However, Big Team Battle maps will give you breathing room to line up your shots and reload. It is a reason this weapon is a power weapon, if you want to have the advantage in battle, then having the Skewer will do just that. What are your thoughts on the new Skewer? Do you want the Spartan Laser back? Let us know in the comments below.