Halo Infinite Hydra Weapon: When Halo 5: Guardians first debuted, many players weren’t fond of it due to a weak plot and distaste for its addition of jetpacks and thrusters that took away from its “Halo” aesthetic. With Halo Infinite however, players are once again given access to thrusters as an accessory; one notable weapon from this installment: Hydra has also made an appearance!
Halo Infinite brings back Hydra as one of the strongest weapons ever! Perfect for newcomers as well as veterans due to its excellent lock-on ability, respectable damage output, and versatility – making the Hydra an invaluable addition.
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Halo Infinite Hydra Weapon Strengths
Hydra greatest strength lies in its capacity to deal out massive damage quickly. Three shots from direct aim fire should suffice in eliminating most foes while four strikes from guided missile alternate firing mode often suffices in eliminating all targets. Therefore, when setting the Hydra’s settings you will have to make the decision between reduced damage and accuracy potential, depending on which setting is selected. When handled with care by someone with steady hands the Hydra can be an extremely powerful weapon, ideal for killing off large groups of enemies at medium range while its projectiles explode upon impact, dealing damage. Alternate fire mode lets users consistently deal heavy damage while distracting their adversary while they find cover.
Infinite Hydra Weapon General Information
|Manufacturer:||Chalybs Defense Solutions|
|Perfect Time To Kill (Multiplayer):||3 Shots (Unguided), 4 Shots (Guided)|
|Rate of Fire:||Semi-Automatic|
The Hydra’s primary flaw lies in its difficulty of use; striking specific targets from distance may prove especially challenging using only basic firestyle. Due to the nature of projectile shooting, even when your aim is perfect from the outset, relying on enemy soldiers remaining still for an extended amount of time as your projectile flies toward its desired target can be tricky business. Use its standard firing mode with care and skill and most shots from a Hydra can be avoided through practice and skill alone. Alternative firing mode partially mitigates this issue, by letting you target opponents roughly before sitting back to watch for them to come home to you with projectiles. Unfortunately, your enemy could still evade these projectiles by quickly jumping behind boulders; additionally, its long reload time prevents it from being effectively utilized; which could prove deadly when every second counts!
Unless you opt for its alternate shooting mode that follows foes around, controlling a Hydra can be challenging. Even then, tracking isn’t 100% reliable as projectiles may still be deflected off other players or environmental obstacles.
How To Use The UNSC Hydra?
You can lock on to enemy vehicles and Spartans with the Hydra’s maximum of six missiles. One button toggles between fast rocket and homing options.
Tracking down opposing Spartans, especially at a distance, can be a bit of a challenge. When engaging in close quarters battle, the Hydra is most effective when used in reckless-fire mode.
Since the launcher requires firing 3/4 missiles to eliminate a target, it is weaker than the SNPKr. We advise using the Hydra to attack vehicles rather than enemies, especially in Big Team Battles, because to its low damage output.
Even though it isn’t the best launcher, the Hydra is effective against both vehicles and large groups of people. Check out our recommended controller and mouse/keyboard settings if you’re having trouble with the Halo Infinite’s gameplay.
Hydra Using Tips & Tricks
- Though its shot does less damage, the lock-on function’s shot can still prove useful when your enemy is far away. Instead of spending too much time trying to predict their movements, your rocket will keep an eye on them automatically and remain focused. On the downside, however, your munition might miss its target if it hits a wall instead.
- With regard to walls, Spartans may be injured by targeting ground or nearby walls with shots fired from M41 SPNKRs aimed at them; however, do not underestimate their strength as Hydra has significantly smaller blast radius and should always be shot directly towards an opponent for maximum impact.
- The grappleshot is an effective weapon and also great fun to play around with! Surprise your foe by suddenly appearing out of nowhere to shoot from above them; while this makes aiming more challenging, its added field-of-view does provide advantages.
- Crosshairs provide an easy way to determine what kind of shot is being taken; a circle indicates an opposite path of shooting.