This page details how to use the Cindershot in Halo Infinite Multiplayer. Includes a basic stats overview and strengths & weaknesses of the weapon.
How to Use the Cindershot
Basic Stats Overview
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The Cindershot is an extremely powerful energy grenade launcher which can kill most enemies in just two hits. This is true even if you miss the enemy and hit either the ground or a wall close to them, since the explosive damage of the blast will inflict just as much damage. There are 6 rounds of ammunition per magazine, which gives you plenty of opportunity to inflict massive damage on enemy teams. Aside from the default fire mode which allows you to fire at wherever you’re aiming as with any other weapon, the Cindershot has an alternative fire mode which is activated when you fire while scoped. This allows you to guide the grenade and direct it towards a particular object or opponent. In addition, the grenades can bounce off surfaces once when they’re fired, which gives you the unique ability to send the grenades flying around corners, ready to explode on unsuspecting opponents.
Strengths of the Cindershot
The main strength of the Cindershot is the massive damage output that it offers, in conjunction with the relatively fast responsiveness of the weapon. This allows you to quickly kill multiple enemies, especially since it only takes two grenades to tear through their shield defences and kill them, even if the grenade explodes next to them rather than on top of them. The fast responsiveness of the weapon allows you to churn out the energy grenades rather quickly, which is useful if you’re facing multiple enemies. You can easily overcome the odds with the Cindershot if you aim well, and especially if your opponents are bunched together. In a scenario where you’re facing enemies who are hiding around a corner or in a particular room, you can switch to the alternative fire mode for the Cindershot by scoping, which allows you to direct where the energy grenade goes for a brief period as you guide it through the air. This can be extremely useful on maps such as Streets, where enemies will sometimes congregate in specific rooms, especially if they’re defending an objective during Strongholds or the ball during Oddball.
Weaknesses of the Cindershot
There are few weaknesses of note for the Cindershot. It’s extremely effective in most situations, but it’s probably least effective at long range combat. In this scenario you can easily struggle to guide the projectile towards the desired target, while you’ll find it much easier at short to mid range. The guiding of the energy grenades can take some time to get used to, but once you’ve got the hang of it you should be able to guide the grenades to desired targets fairly consistently. This makes the Cindershot somewhat difficult to master, but once you do it can be one of the most fun and most effective guns in the game.
You’ll kill most enemies in just two hits with the Cindershot, and you can guide projectiles around corners or towards moving players: