Halo 4 Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Microsoft Game Studios
  • Platforms
    Xbox 360
  • Genre
    First Person Shooter
  • Guide Release
    13 December 2012
  • Last Updated
    22 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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Walkthrough

Walkthrough

Weapons - Rifles (Covenant)

Storm Rifle

The storm rifle is the covenant equivalent of the assault rifle, dishing out a similar amount of damage, but its rate of fire will increase the longer you hold the fire button down. On the negative side, you will be unable to pick up ammo for the storm rifle and will have to find another weapon to replace it. Additionally, if you hold the fire button down for too long, it will overheat and remain unusable for a few seconds. Most useful at short to medium range.

Covenant Carbine

Similar to both the battle rifle and the DMR. The covenant carbine has a scope and therefore the accuracy of the aforementioned weapons. The big difference is that it does less damage per shot, but has a larger ammo reserve and faster rate of fire than either of them. Best used at medium to long range.

Beam Rifle

Essentially the same as the sniper rifle, but without the ammo clip. Instead it uses plasma energy, meaning you'll never have to reload. The negatives though, similar to the other covenant weapons is that there is no way to pick up ammo for them and firing too much, too soon will result in the weapon overheating and being unusable for a short period of time.