Halo 3: Tips And Tricks
Halo 3: Tips And Tricks
VideoJug gives you cheats, tips and tricks for playing Halo 3. With advice from the Official Xbox Magazine staff, you'll soon be succeeding properly at Halo 3.
Step 1: Legendary Co-Op
Step 2: Know your Weapons
Weapons that spew Plasma, like the Covenant plasma pistol and the rifle are pretty top-notch against shielding, but will bum out something rotten against actual people. Conversely, pithy human bullet-spewing weapons will chew up flesh pretty good, but will result in a somewhat lacklustre ‘ping' when it whacks against shields. Learn which to use, and dual-wield if necessary using one gun to deplete shields and finishing the fight with bullets.
Step 3: Sniper
Make sure one of your team of ultimate badasses is a sniper. Have them hang back and find a nice vantage point while the others act as bait and draw out the baddies, who'll be lined up for an easy frag.
Step 4: Form Up
As much as possible, stick to a triangle formation, using short-range weapons like the Shotgun or Needler up top and mid-range weapons like the Carbine or Battle-rifle at the rear.
Step 5: Bunch of Flankers
Flanking's a classic military manoeuvre, and it works just fine in Halo 3: one man charges in guns-a-blazin' like John McClane while the others tippy-toe around the sides for a nice big surprise attack.
Step 6: Play Nice
Bubble shields and regenerators are insanely useful, but they can be used by the whole team – so don't hog them all to yourself like you're the only Master Chief out there. Deploy them where everyone can reap the benefit.
Step 7: GRENADE!
Accidentally blowing up a teammate into little bloody chunks is all-too-risky with a grenade or rocket launcher. In tight areas, they're simply not worth the risk. In open areas, announce where you're throwing to, it's only polite.
Step 8: It's good to talk!
Halo 3 comes to life when you're using a headset: you need to work as a team, and what better way to do that than by all pretending you're hard enough to be in the SAS or something and shout GO GO GO! and RECON!
Step 9: Deathmatch
Step 10: Move it!
Don't stop moving. Nothing's easier to shoot at than some noob gawking about the place like a sitting duck. So run. Move. Jump almost incessantly. The harder you are to hit, the less likely you are to die a horrible, horrible death.
What's more, Teabag with care. It might be hilarious to hump your meat into someone's face, but it's a nigh-on guaranteed way of getting shot.
Step 11: Whack 'em about the noggin'
Whacking an enemy about the back of the head is a one-shot kill, so do that if you can. Not only is it a quick clean kill, it's a little bit humiliating to die like that an' all.
Step 12: Shoot the floor
If you're anything like us, you'll spend your opening few hours in Halo 3 shooting the floor, or throwing grenades at particularly menacing-looking trees. Generally speaking, it's a bum tactic, but it's sometimes useful. If you've got a rocket launcher, shooting it at an enemy will probably see it a-whizzing past their astonished face and smacking into a wall fifty foot behind them, so shoot at the ground and off them with the splash damage.
Step 13: Keep an eye on your radar
Especially in tight maps. They show you where you should be shooting, which is pretty much invaluable if you think about it.
Step 14: Rules for Snipers
If you absolutely must be a camping sniper, don't forget to reposition yourself from time to time. Your bullet leaves a trail, so it's insanely easy for the rest of us to see where you're shooting from, hotshot.
Step 15: Crouch
Crouching gets you off the radar, and lets you recharge your health. You'll also find it much easier to sneak into your opponents' base.
Step 16: Take a little 'you' time
It's not all about fragging and death and BLAMMO and ‘aaargh', you need to k