hello....

hi, im a noob in Reach. Gamertag: Nin10do Guy.
Anyone got some helpful hints/tips for MM? be helpful plz.

Watch some MLG gameplays on Youtube and see how the players move around the map and work with their teammates.

Get a friend or multiple friends and play some Slayer Pro or MLG Custom Games.

Upload your gameplays to your File Share and ask somebody who’s good at Halo to watch and critque them. Ask them to tell you what you did right and what you can improve on.

Go play some Team Slayer, Team Objective or Team Classic. Try to run games with friends and practice your callouts and general communication skills. Control the map and power weapons. Stay out of MLG until you feel you can hold your own, because you don’t want to frustrate your teammates if you’re dragging them down.

It all sounds kinda nerdy, but it’s what you gotta do if you want to improve.

The easiest way to probably learn how to play Halo would be to jump feet first. Pick a playlist you think you might like and try it out. Try some different control schemes also if you feel like it. If you want to just learn how to get the kills, go hop into Rumble Pit or Big Team Battle. Want to learn team communication or listen to how communication works in Halo, go into Objective playlists.

what do you need tips on? Vehicles? DMR battles? map control?

  1. Learn to aim well and pace your shots, and use weapons such as the DMR, needle rifle, or magnum. But also learn how to spam your shots and when it’s better to spam than pace.

  2. Learn where the power weapons are on the maps, and the quickest ways to get to them. Learning their respawn cycles (i.e. how long it takes for a weapon to respawn after it’s been picked up) also helps but isn’t necessary.

  3. Learn where the high-traffic areas are on the maps (i.e. where lots of people will be running around) like, for example, the top floor of Countdown near the medpack and the outside area. Then employ that knowledge either by staying away from there but having a line of sight and a medium to long range weapon like the DMR, or jump into the fray with sword, shotgun, concussion rifle.

  4. Learn where people like to camp and the tell-tale signs that indicate whether or not someone actually is camping there. Next learn how to smoke them out, and how to successfully camp there yourself.

  5. Train your situational awareness. That’s probably the hardest thing to do, but it can be done. For example, if you’re playing Team Slayer and hear someone panting behind you, yet you see at least two of your team mates (or their service tags) in front of you, spin around immediately. Chances are good that the panting guy isn’t your fourth team mate but an opponent sprinting towards you to assassinate you.

When people say pace your shots it’s a lie. Spammers win more often than pacers. Then also learn to lead properly at certain distances. Finally make sure your internet connection is god so latency doesn’t screw you over.

> When people say pace your shots it’s a lie. Spammers win more often than pacers.

Spammers win more often than they ought to, but it’s really a matter of range. From one teleporter exit on Hemorrhage to the other, the pacer wins. In a close-range fight anywhere else, the spammer is likely to win.

> When people say pace your shots it’s a lie. Spammers win more often than pacers. Then also learn to lead properly at certain distances. Finally make sure your internet connection is god so latency doesn’t screw you over.

sorry to call you out, but this simply isnt right at all.

spamming is more optimal than pacing AT CLOSE RANGE. if your reticule covers 50% of your target, OR MORE, you should be spamming your trigger till you hit them FOUR times (shields pop) then stop spamming, wait till your reticule resets, then headshot them.

if your reticule only covers 50% of your target, you should pace your shots with the following cadence

1, 2 (full spam speed), pause for 100% reset, 1, 2 (full spam speed), pause for 100% reset, 1, 2 (full spam speed), pause for 100% reset. etc. etc.

with this cadence you will have 100% accuracy at every range, and beat people that use the 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 cadence (which most people use) at mid range.

whatever you do, DO NOT LEAD YOUR SHOTS. hells assailent is 100% wrong, and im 100% sure of this. halo reach is a HIT SCAN FPS. what this means is, if you aim on target and fire, your shots will hit, and if you aim off target (like leading your shots) they will miss. this is true 100% of the time, regardless of connection speed / how laggy the host is.

if someone is spamming their DMR (listen and look at your shields to tell) dont engage them because the result is uncontrollable.

if you see someone armor lock, just walk away and pick another battle that hopefully they wont have armor lock. if you stick around their friend will just come and kill you before it expires (unless the AL’er is separated, or his teammates are horrible).

when you can use evade, use it 100% of the time. its the best armor ability hands down, bar none, not close when you learn to use it. try making a ‘V’ pattern, with the enemy in the direct center of the V. this will make them spin around and you’ll end up behind them with them having absolutely no idea what just happened.