Halo 4 Guns Update goes live today

A game-changing update has now gone live for Halo 4. It’s aim? To completely rebalance all major guns in the game.

From the Battle Rifle to the SAW, all major guns have had some sort of change, whether it’s a damage buff, nerf or change in the rate of fire.

Controversial at this late stage, and sure to irk some people.

What are your thoughts on the changes? Expect some detailed hands-on from us soon.

Battle Rifle

  • The Battle Rifle damage has been increased
  • The Battle Rifle is now capable of killing in four bursts
  • The Battle Rifle rate of fire has been slightly decreased
  • The Battle Rifle red reticle range (range at which auto-aim benefits kick in) has been decreased
  • Two bursts from a Battle Rifle followed by a melee will now kill an opponent (2-shot melee)

Carbine

  • The Carbine damage has been increased. The Carbine is now capable of killing in seven rounds
  • The Carbine accuracy has been increased (projectile spread decrease)
  • The Carbine red reticle range has been decreased

LightRifle

  • The LightRifle zoomed rate of fire has been increased
  • The LightRifle un-zoomed rate of fire has been slightly decreased
  • The LightRifle red reticle range has been increased to match the updated DMR range

DMR

  • The DMR red reticle range has been slightly decreased

Assault Rifle

  • The Assault Rifle damage has been slightly increased. The Assault Rifle now kills in three less rounds
  • The Assault Rifle auto-aim angle has been reduced
  • The Assault Rifle projectile spread has been decreased

Storm Rifle

  • The Storm Rifle damage has been increased. The Storm Rifle now kills in three less rounds
  • The Storm Rifle auto-aim angle has been reduced
  • The Storm Rifle projectile spread has been decreased

Suppressor

  • The Suppressor damage has been increased. The Suppressor now kills in three less rounds
  • The Suppressor auto-aim angle has been reduced
  • The Suppressor projectile spread has been decreased

SAW

  • The SAW’s damage has been increased to maintain double the damage-per-second of the Assault Rifle

Magnum

  • The damage has been slightly increased. The Magnum is still capable of killing in six rounds

Vehicles

  • The damage has been increased on both the Mantis and Warthog Chain Gun
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