Bungie has been accused of not listening to Halo fans for quite some time, but they were listening; they were just waiting to release Halo: Reach to show you that they were. Following are five weapons remade in Halo: Reach that’ll outperform the originals.
Designated Marksman Rifle
The Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) is a new spin on an all-time Halo weapon favorite; the Battle Rifle. The Battle Rifle (from Halo 2 and 3) was a favorite amongst skilled slayers for its versatility in close and long range situations and was considered one of the most skilled weapons in Halo 2 and 3. The Designated Marksman Rifle is both a mid and long ranged weapon like the traditional Battle Rifle, but the DMR has shorter bursts and is a more controlled weapon that’ll really separate the more accurate shooter from the average slayer.
The new Type-31 Rifle (Needler Rifle) in Halo: Reach is a mix between the Covenant Carbine and the Needler and is the first mid to long range Needler to hit the Halo scene. The Needler has been getting better and better with each new Halo game and went from an annoying extra Halo weapon to being a major favorite in Halo 3. With the added precision of the new Needler Rifle in Halo: Reach, players will be able to have the benefits of a BR like weapon that spits out deadly needles.
The Halo CE Pistol has been missed since it was downgraded and ruined in pretty much every Halo game afterwards. Seeing how Halo: Reach takes place before HaloCE, Bungie was given the perfect excuse to bring back the powerful and accurate Halo CE-like Pistol. The new Pistol in Halo: Reach is ten times better and way more powerful and accurate than the Pistols used in Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST.
Covenant Focus Rifle
If you remember the laughably weak Sentinel Beam used in Halo2 and Halo3, you’d think that there’d be no way to improve such a weak weapon, but the Covenant Focus Rifle in Halo: Reach is an advanced upgrade indeed. Like the Sentinel Beam, the Covenant Focus Rifle shoots out a laser beam and when focused on an enemy for a long time, more and more energy will be drained from the opponent. Unlike the Sentinel Beam, the Covenant Focus Rifle is powerful enough to be a one shot kill weapon and hurts enemies a lot more than the weak Sentinel Beam.
The Plasma Repeater is a remake of the old school Plasma Rifle that has been featured in several Halo games. The Plasma Rifle was great at draining an enemy’s energy shields, but was only good at killing an enemy when dual wielded with an additional weapon. Unlike the Plasma Rifle, the Plasma Repeater can’t be dual wielded and shoots more damaging plasma bullets at longer ranged distances. The Plasma Repeater is to the Plasma Rifle, what the Assault Rifle is to the Battle Rifle.
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