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.
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.
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.
Microsoft Game Studios
Guide Release 13 December 2012
Last Updated 7 December 2020
Guide Author Paul Williams
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Halo 4 is the next blockbuster installment in the iconic franchise that’s shaped entertainment history and defined a decade of gaming. Set almost five years after the events of Halo 3, Halo 4 takes the series in a bold new direction and sets the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga, in which the Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.
Inside our guide to Halo 4 you will find:
Full weapons guide.
Every single campaign mission.
How to find all of the Secret Terminals.
How to fight your way through the Spartan Ops Co-Op mode.
Massive, in-depth multiplayer strategies for every single map.
Key multiplayer weapon load-outs and battle tactics.