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Halo Infinite


Scott Peers

This page details how to use the Disruptor in Halo Infinite Multiplayer. Includes a basic stats overview and strengths & weaknesses of the weapon.

Disruptor, Halo Infinite.

How to Use the Disruptor

Basic Stats Overview

Type Magazine Ammunition Scope Alt Fire
Energy - Plasma 10 Plasma 1x N/A

The Disruptor is an energy pistol which shares some similarities with the Shock Rifle in that it has the ability to disable vehicles, and it can also disperse damage between enemies if they’re close enough together. Although the Disruptor is much weaker than the Shock Rifle, taking 6-7 hits to kill most enemies, it compensates for this with the addition of damage over time. This means that if you hit an opponent enough to pop their energy shield, they will almost always die from the remaining damage over time which is inflicted by the Disruptor. Another effect of the DoT is that it prevents energy shields from regenerating for around 10 seconds, or for as long as the DoT lasts. The weapon has 10 rounds of ammunition per magazine, which isn’t much when you consider that it takes 6-7 hits to kill most enemies.

Strengths of the Disruptor

The Disruptor is arguably most useful as a support weapon against multiple opponents. This is mostly due to the fact that the damage can arc and be dispersed between enemies who are positioned closely together. If you manage to pop the shields of multiple enemies, the damage over time inflicted by the Disruptor will prevent their shields from regenerating for about 10 seconds. This makes any opponent extremely vulnerable to being finished off by pretty much any additional attack, or just by the damage over time from the Disruptor itself. If you’re on your own and in a tight spot, you can try to quickly hit an enemy 3-6 times (depending on where you hit them) with the Disruptor, then run off to take cover. The DoT will almost always finishing them off as you find cover. In addition to its fairly powerful abilities against ground troops, the Disruptor is also capable of disabling vehicles, however this usually takes at least 6 - 7 shots on most vehicles, which is most of the magazine.

Weaknesses of the Disruptor

The main weakness of the Disruptor is the fact that it takes so many shots to kill an enemy. This means that it’s not ideal if you’re on your own against an opponent with a more powerful weapon such as the VK78 Commando - Precision Rifle or CQS48 Bulldog - Shotgun. All else being equal, facing off against these two with a Disruptor will almost always result in your death. While the Disruptor can be extremely effective as a support weapon alongside allies who have more powerful weapons, you’ll find it difficult to come out on top in 1 vs 1 fights unless your general skill level is much higher than the opponent, allowing you to rely on them missing a lot. Even when it comes to vehicle disabling, the Shock Rifle is far more effective since it takes only two hits to disable a vehicle, while it takes 6-7 with the Disruptor.

It takes 7 hits on any vehicle to disable it for 3 seconds:

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  • Publisher
    Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms,
    PC, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    17 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    23 February 2022
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