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Hunters are one of the toughest enemies you’ll face in Halo Infinite. This quick guide includes suggestions on how to approach hunters in addition to important information about their behavior.
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Tips and Strategies for Beating Hunters
Before engaging fighters, assess your weapon loadout and consider the space in which you will have to fight them. Without surprise, the best weapons you can use against hunters are power weapons. Bring an Sniper, skewer or even a pest to a hunter fight will make the challenge much faster. When you can’t get one, your next best bet is shock weapons like the Disruptor and Shock Rifle. Shock weapons do damage over time, and if the charge is built up enough, the shock can stun your target.
Also keep in mind that once you kill a hunter the remaining hunter will enter a state of rage. You can tell they are going crazy when you see their eyes glow and they start charging. There are a few reasons for this (they’re linked pairs and you just killed their buddy!), but most importantly to you, it means being ready for a charging hunter after a fall. The remaining hunter will also change from dodging plasma blasts to a rapid-fire barrage of plasma blasts.
They sometimes become enraged before one of them is downed if they have taken enough damage or sometimes when they have received consecutive headshots.
- The weak point of the hunters is on their back and their sides. Shoot for the tube-shaped orange clusters on their body.
- You can use the grappling hook to quickly get behind hunters and take that back damage.
- Hunters are also weak in the knees! Shoot the unprotected right knee with a scoped weapon to deal heavy damage to your big enemy.
- If you’re fighting fighters in the open world, consider loading up a Razorback with Marines and leading them into battle. Throw a Drop Wall at them if you can then use the Clawshot to get away from them. Use them as a distraction to shoot the backs of hunters.
- Hunters can jump, but they can’t climb. Use ledges and other tall structures in the environment to your advantage. You can often shoot over a ledge and then back up to let the wall, cliff or ledge take the plasma damage for you!
- Use a Drop Wall for cover when there isn’t much cover in the combat area.
- Plasma cannon shot from hunters can do splash damage
- Hunters can throw non-sticky grenades with their shield
- There’s usually some sort of heavy weapon around Hunter fights. Scan and look around to see what’s available for you
- Use fusion coils! Use the scanning feature to see what’s around you. Don’t let an enemy shoot the reel while you’re holding it.
- If you can find a high point that hunters can’t reach, you can also place a drop wall and get a good number of shots before it gets destroyed.
Halo Infinite Hunters
As with previous Halo games, hunters still travel in pairs. Their specialized Plasma Cannon attached to them cannot be recovered after they are defeated. Hunters have no shields but are generally tough creatures.
In Halo Infinite, you will encounter two different types of hunters. One type is the standard blue and orange coloring:
The other is a special banished variant where they appear in a white and red color scheme. These hunters are particularly aggressive and fight better at a distance: