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Halo Infinite still has Battle Rifle, but adds new weapons to the pool

Published: 16:27, 31 July 2020
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Nope, this one's not about graphics fidelity so breathe easy, as 343 Industries shed some light on Halo Infinite's weapons pool, which consists of old favourites and some hopefully new ones.

Halo Infinite's development team fully intended to draw on the core experiences that made Halo what it is, so no worries - the Battle Rifle is there in the trailer. That said, they'll share more details soon. 

As for the new additions, Halo Infinite's trailer featured two of them. "The MK50 'Sidekick' and CQS48 'Bulldog' are brand new weapons that bring something different for players to sink their teeth into. The “Sidekick” is a true sidearm pistol that is lightning fast to draw and fire – truly exceling as a reliable backup when your primary weapon is depleted and a Brute is bearing down on you",  they wrote. 

The Bulldog trades off some damage for a higher rate of fire, which should help clear the room pretty quickly. Shotty lovers will apparently feel right at home as there are additional variants of the weapon too, but you should know that Tactical Shotguns didn't make the cut.  

Same goes for the classic Magnum, but the spot will hopefully be filled by the Sidekick, which is meant to be the spiritual successor to Halo 2's Magnum.

"As we look beyond launch, we have robust plans to continue evolving the game which will include further additions to Halo Infinite’s sandbox. We understand some players won’t be thrilled over the prospects of different pistols and shotguns but we encourage you to keep an open mind and we look forward to everyone getting hands-on perspective with these new weapons when the time comes", they wrote. 

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343 Industries also commented on the new grappling hook, clarifying that it works differently in multiplayer, where it's a pickup item on the map. 

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