This page details how to use the Sentinel Beam in Halo Infinite Multiplayer. Includes a basic stats overview and strengths & weaknesses of the weapon.
How to Use the Sentinel Beam
Basic Stats Overview
The Sentinel Beam is fairly unique in Halo Infinite. A classic Forerunner weapon, it emits a beam of energy which can swiftly strip energy shields and kill enemies quickly. There is no overheat mechanic for the Sentinel Beam. Instead, it operates with a “magazine” capacity of 250, which quickly depletes as you fire the beam. The beam also creates significant recoil, but it’s not too difficult to control once you get used to it. The weapon has a 1x scope which improves its ranged capabilities, but it’s most effective at short to mid range.
Strengths of the Sentinel Beam
The Sentinel Beam is one of the most powerful weapons in Halo Infinite. It can eat through enemy shields incredibly quickly, and you can kill up to three enemies with one “magazine” round of the beam, so long as you’re accurate the entire time that you fire it. The beam is powerful at any range, but you’ll find it much easier to handle the recoil at short to mid ranges. You can also effectively trace the movements of enemies with the beam, as it acts as a useful indicator. The beam is so powerful that it can actually penetrate multiple targets, so if you happen to line up a shot on one person who has others standing behind them, the beam will damage all those in its path.
Weaknesses of the Sentinel Beam
The Sentinel Beam performs least well at long ranges, since you need to be far more accurate to keep the recoil stable. This is arguably one of its few downsides, but if you’re able to handle the recoil well it can also be useful at range. One thing you’ll need to avoid is objects in front of the beam getting in the way of your target, especially if the target is in the distance. You’ll find it more difficult to jump around other people and objects as you’re firing the beam than you would with something like the BR75 - Precision Rifle. Any object which gets in the way of your target will result in beam “ammo” being wasted, and since the max capacity of 250 depletes fairly quickly, this is something that you’ll want to avoid at all times. Other than managing recoil and obstacles, the Sentinel Beam is incredibly effective at melting away enemy forces, and has few downsides. However, the reload time is something to be aware of, which takes a good 3 seconds to reach max ammo.
One load of 250 Sentinel Beam ammo is enough to quickly take out three opponents: