Halo: Reach is the first Halo game to feature armor abilities and so far, armor abilities have caused lots of confusion and, well…hatred. Following I’ll give a rundown of the five new Halo: Reach armor abilities and how they work.
The active camouflage armor ability makes your player invisible and can be used to sneak up on opponents, hide while your shield recharges, or lets you hide from opponents if you’re outnumbered. Active camo has been in every Halo game, but this active camo works differently than the active camouflage found in previous games of Halo. Unlike with previous versions of the active camouflage found in previous Halo games, the active camouflage armor ability wears of quickly if your player moves quickly.
The armor lock armor ability is made for those last resort situations and gives your player a short time of invincibility. The armor lock ability will prevent you from moving, but will repel weapons, bolt vehicles, and can remove plasma grenades.
Evade allows your player to do a leaping jump roll in any direction and is very similar to the evade moves done by Elites in Halo 2 and 3‘s campaign. Using evade will allow your player to dodge weapons, get away quickly, and trick your opponent.
The jetpack armor ability is probably the most famous and most controversial armor ability of them all. This armor ability gives your player the ability to fly, give your player an added boost to a jump, hover, or reach higher levels on in any map. The jetpack does have one very serious limitation, though; Halo: Reach has added drop damage so if you’re flying high, be careful with that landing of yours.
Sprint is the Spartan answer for the evade armor ability that’s only for Elites. Sprint is exactly how it sounds; sprint will give you a short period of quick speed for fleeing from cover, running from an opponent, or hunting down scared opponents. Sprinting seems awesome, but there is a catch; while sprinting, you won’t be able to use any weapons.
For more, read 5 Halo 3 Features Bungie Got Rid of in Halo: Reach, The Five Best Changes Made to Matchmaking in Halo: Reach, and The Top 7 Halo: Reach Features Not Found in Any Other Halo Games.
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