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Halo 4
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Paul Williams
First Published: 13-12-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 26-11-2018 / 06:36 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 22-01-2019 / 09:24 GMT

Halo 4 Guide Guide info


Weapons - Rifles (UNSC)

Assault Rifle

The assault rifle is the stock standard weapon in Halo 4 as it has been for most of the series. It features a impressive rate of fire (not as impressive as the SAW mind you) and is fairly accurate. The downside is it does take quite a bit of ammo to kill someone with it! It is best at short-medium range encounters and followed up with a melee slap.

Battle Rifle

The battle rifle makes a return after a short hiatus from the series during the events of Halo: Reach and it is just as good as we remember! it features a scope and fires a highly accurate three round burst, brilliant for popping the heads of unshielded covenant forces! For the most efficiency, use it at mid-long range.


The DMR replaced the Battle Rifle in Halo: Reach, but returns alongside its predecessor in Halo 4. Both weapons are extremely effective at mid range, but the DMR edges the battle rifle at long range. The DMR fires a single shell each time and has a slower rate of fire than the battle rifle. It is a head shot machine best used at mid-long range.

Sniper Rifle

The sniper rifle has remained unchanged throughout the entire series and Halo 4 wasn't ready to change it up. It features a scope with two levels of zoom and can fire up to four shots in quick succession before reloading. The only downside? The shots will fire will leave a tracer so anybody who sees it will know where you are. It will be a one-shot kill if you can cap somebody in the head, or two in the body.

Guide Information

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

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