When I think of Halo, I think of awesome multiplayer and co-op campaigns. The open-world format is quite a new thing for old-school fans and going at it from a single-player perspective isn’t exactly how many die-hards envisioned the franchise.
Halo Infinite’s Co-op campaign won’t be around for a while, and not everyone can wait for it especially with all the hype surrounding this latest release.
Gather yourself and get your bearings straight, here’s a quick guide to get you started as we dive right into Halo Infinite!
Halo Infinite Campaign Guide – Surviving Zeta Halo
Always pack a plasma weapon
Be it a Ravager or a Pulse Carbine, make sure you have a face melting weapon to take on the many shielded enemies in Halo Infinite. For the most part, you’ll be taking on quite a bit of Jackals with their annoying shields and Elites who can make quick work of you if you don’t take them out fast. At least pack a Pulse Pistol as it would do more damage to an Elite rather than any other conventional weapon.
Capture that FOB
Forward Operative Bases or FOB are neat little waypoints all across the maps that allow you fast-travel, call for a vehicle, or request for requisitions in your available weapons or ground support depending on your valor. While I rarely use the other perks, they are excellent for fast travel. Taking out enemy outposts also gives you more fast travel options, but FOBs are quicker to capture, making them perfect waypoints should you wish to jump around the world of Halo Infinite.
Upgrade your Grappleshot to Tier 2
The grappleshot is a handy tool to have whether as an offensive, defensive, or exploration device. It enhances mobility, allows you to escape danger quickly, and when upgraded enough can be another addition to your arsenal.
Upgrading your grappleshot to Tier 2 reduces cooldown, allowing you to use it more often. Scaling mountains and escaping danger is your priority starting out, so make sure you can easily do that because that grappleshot really makes the difference during dire situations.
Get the Threat Sensor early
It is easy to get lost in the vast world of Halo Infinite. Will you go out and explore everything right away? I’d say leave that for later, making sure finishing the first mission is your number 1 priority because you’ll get your third armor upgrade, the threat sensor. While it may not seem much of an addition, if you’re planning a completionist run, you’ll be facing off against an Elite Zealot right away and they have the annoying ability to cloak. Track ’em and bag ’em using the threat sensor.
Max out your shields
If there’s one skill you should start investing in right away with your Spartan Cores, it’s your shields. You may be THE Master Chief, but your legend dies really quick when you start getting swarmed. More shields = more chances to stay alive.
Max that upgrade stat, and while there are several things that can still one-shot you, a really thick shield will buy you some time to grappleshot out of the way before it’s too late.
With these starter tips, it’ll give you all the necessary survival tools to reclaim being the biggest badass in this side of the universe. Dismissed, soldier… and godspeed.
Halo Infinite is out for the Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.