This page details how to use the VK78 Commando in Halo Infinite Multiplayer. Includes a basic stats overview and strengths & weaknesses of the weapon.
How to Use the VK78 Commando - Precision Rifle
Basic Stats Overview
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The VK78 Commando - Precision Rifle is an entirely new gun for the Halo series, and is significantly different in the way it feels compared with the MA40 AR - Assault Rifle and the BR75 - Precision Rifle. It offers something of a hybrid alternative between the two, with a rate of fire similar to the MA40 AR (although noticeably slower) but accuracy more comparable with the BR75. The VK78 Commando is considerably more difficult to handle, with far more recoil than both. It also has only 20 bullets per magazine, so you’ll need to make each one count with accurate aim.
Strengths of the VK78 Commando
As an accurate precision rifle with a decent scope, the VK78 Commando is most effective at medium to long range. If you can control the high recoil effectively, it’s possible to take out multiple opponents with one magazine, especially if they’re weakened by grenades or other damage. The combination of a relatively slow rate of fire and high recoil make this a gun that you’ll need to regularly practice with to bring out the best in it. Once you’ve got the hang of it and a feel for the weapon it’s extremely satisfying to shoot opponents from mid to long ranges as you scope in and out with the rifle, making the most of its versatility. The lower magazine count forces you to make the most of every bullet, since opponents who wield weapons with larger magazines will have the advantage if you fail to aim accurately. Although the VK78 Commando is intended to be used at mid to long ranges in the best case scenario, it can be used at short range with just as much effectiveness.
Weaknesses of the VK78 Commando
The main drawback of the VK78 Commando is the smaller magazine size compared with other rifles, but if you hit your targets the superior damage and reasonably fast rate of fire for the VK78 can give you the edge. That being said, there will be numerous times when your aim is off or the movement of your opponent will make it difficult for you to hit them. In this situation a rifle with a larger magazine will always be more forgiving, giving you those precious extra bullets to spray before a reload is required. For this reason effective use of the VK78 Commando requires a relatively high level of skill in most situations.