Rumble Pit returns to Halo Infinite and is officially here to stay! While Rumble Pit doesn’t have as comprehensive a listing of game modes as previous Halo games, it’s still great fun to play. If you are new to Halo Infinite or want to get better at Free-for-All game modes, we have a few tips to help you dominate in the Rumble Pit playlist.
Taking a Slower Approach Will Keep You Alive Longer
It’s common in Free-for-All and Battle Royal games to come under fire from a third party during a duel with another team or player. Third-partying sucks when it happens to you but makes for easy kills if the opportunity is in your favor.
Taking a slower approach to traversing the Rumble Pit map has advantages and disadvantages. Often it can produce favorable results in Halo Infinite. In Rumble Pit, taking the slower path to fights allows you to snipe kills from other duels.
With no backup and no way to retreat unscathed, most players will target lower HP players over shielded ones. This makes you or whoever is about to die a priority target. Taking the slower approach to the Rumble Pit in Halo Infinite allows you to avoid these unfortunate situations. You will be able to find and capitalize on easier targets more often.
The main downside to having a slower approach is that many fights can happen on the other side of the map without you being there. So, while a slow process of entering rooms or engaging in established battles is good, you should still make a reasonable effort to stay mobile between combat.
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Oddball Game Mode in Halo Infinite’s Rumble Pit
Currently, two variants of the Oddball game mode are in the Halo Infinite Rumble Pit playlist. These are regular Oddball and Vampire Ball. Both variants require you to hold the ball, and the first Spartan to gain the most points wins. Yet, sometimes players don’t know when they should drop the Oddball.
With no backup or team to guard you while you rack up points, we encourage you to temporarily drop the ball to make an offense. It’s usually better to fight back and possibly hold the Oddball after the duel rather than get a few extra points before dying.
Another tactic many players use in normal 4v4 Oddball is holding the objective near a ledge. Doing so allows them to drop it off and reset it before dying. Resetting the Oddball allows downtime for respawning players to scramble back over to the ball’s starting point.
Vampire Ball Game Mode
In Vampire Ball, the Oddball returns to its classic rendition of power. It allows you to not only one-hit players but also steal their shields. It’s worth noting that while playing Vampire Ball, those holding the ball can completely steal Overshields away from an opponent if they get into melee range.
Don’t Over Rely on Grenades
Another trick to master in Halo Infinite’s Rumble Pit is the proper use of throwing grenades. Each grenade in Halo Infinite behaves differently and must be appropriately used to get the most of its effects. However, often players will throw whatever type of grenade they have in a panic if a fight goes wrong.
Don’t over depend on your grenades to win fights. Frag grenades are great for catching your opponent off guard with their ability to explode after one bounce. Timing your explosions after one bounce can catch your opponent off guard. The best times to do this are when they round a corner or start a fight.
Spike and Plasma grenades immediately stop once they hit a surface. They are best used for area denial if you don’t intend to stick them to your enemy. Dynamo grenades bounce and slow your target while applying constant damage, making them difficult when retreating.
Use your grenade’s strengths to their advantage, rather than attempting to bombard the enemy at first contact. The time it takes to throw one grenade allows you to be hit with a few bursts from a Battle Rifle, effectively losing you the duel.
The only counterargument to this playstyle is throwing a grenade at your opponent if you are guaranteed to lose the fight no matter what you do. Sometimes dropping a martyrdom will give you a kill from the grave, but it’s not always consistent.
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Seek out 1v1’s when Playing Rumble Pit in Halo Infinite
Whether it’s a regular Free-for-All slayer or Fiesta, you should always seek out one on one fights. As we previously mentioned, when taking it slow, you will always encounter battles as a third party or have someone join the fray during your duels.
The more often you can seek out one on one fights in the Rumble Pit in Halo Infinite, the more often you will have a place to retreat to if the fight goes wrong. There will also be fewer chances of having a third-party steal your kill or kill you instead.
Proper Positioning is Key to Winning in Rumble Pit in Halo Infinite
When the Rumble Pit game mode is every Spartan for themselves, it’s evident that wandering out in the open is a bad idea. If you have the position to engage in a fight that your situation favors you over your opponent, always take it. Use your map knowledge and learn the best ways to avoid being shot from multiple angles.
If you have cover, utilize it, but don’t stay in one area for too long. Camping in any video game will cause players to begin to check your spot repeatedly, and you will draw more attention than you wish for. Stick to save areas to avoid outside opposition, or take our earlier advice and play it slow.
Seek high ground, know your entrances and exits, and know what angles you can shoot and be shot from. If one of your weapons in Halo Infinite utilizes a longer range, take positions and pathing that plays to the weapon’s strength.
That’s our short guide on some tips and tricks to help you survive Rumble Pit. All these tips can be utilized in any game mode in Halo Infinite, with a team or playing solo. Hopefully, 343 will continue to add even more modes to Rumble Pit in Halo Infinite. It’s unfortunate that many classic modes didn’t make it into the game modes launched in season two of Halo Infinite.
We also hope that 343 will allow us to take our friends into Rumble Pit instead of forcing us to purely play solo since Rumble Pit could be queued up with your friends in past Halo games. As always, good hunting, Spartans!