This page details how to use the Heatwave in Halo Infinite Multiplayer. Includes a basic stats overview and strengths & weaknesses of the weapon.
How to Use the Heatwave
Basic Stats Overview
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The Heatwave is a semi-automatic Shotgun which is a new weapon added into Halo Infinite and replaces the Scattershot from Halo 4 and Halo 5. It’s significantly weaker to the CQS48 Bulldog - Shotgun but it comes with certain advantages such as bullets which will ricochet of the nearby walls. Additionally, the Heatwave can shoot in either Vertical or Horizontal Mode by pressing LT. This weapon has a chance to spawn on majority of the Maps such as Streets and Live Fire. Like a good amount of the weapons in Halo Infinite you’ll be thinking why would I use this over something like the CQS48 Bulldog - Shotgun or
Strengths of the Heatwave
The Heatwave Strengths comes from its different fire modes, as you’ll be able to take on opponents in up close-quarters combat with the Vertical Mode and you’ll find that the horizontal mode is better for multiple enemies in tight areas due to the bullets being able to ricochet of the walls. This Weapon Shines when you use something like Grappleshot or Thrusters to close gaps and then fire in Vertical Mode.
Weaknesses of the Heatwave
The Heatwaves weakness lies with it’s low damage output, so it’s best when its combined with something like the BR75 - Precision Rifle as you’ll be able to use the BR75 to weaken them and then switch over to the Heatwave to finish them off depending on your distance. You’ll notice that this weapon is better in close quarters combat, as if you try to fire from a distance you’ll notice a majority of the bullets will bounce around and avoid the enemy. Unfortunately, you’ll only get 16 bullets so it’s better to use a secondary, but that is to be expected with a Shotgun.