Please bring back the Halo 3 Magnum in Halo 4. Now, you are probably thinking something along the lines of “He can’t be serious” or “He’s gotta be trolling” or even “The hell is wrong with this man-lady?! That thing was terrible!”
But I gotta ask you a question? Did you ever take the time to use it? If you did, how? Mindlessly charge at a guy with it or try taking out a sniper from a BR distance? Or did you think? Look around the map and think about it? “What can I dual wield this with? Plasma Pistol noob combo? Well, the Plasma Rifle does bonus shield damage and this thing can get headshots… SMG has a big mag and does regular damage to health if I miss… Hmm… The Spiker is closest and does bonus melee damage.”
The Magnum can even be used by itself when you need to (or are getting close to needing to) reload, or when you are just outside of an AR’s range. You can even use it in case you need something slightly longer range. Say you need something to make that sniper up there unscope so he might miss. Maybe you wanna rush him with the Magnum. If you do it right, it can work. Multiple enemies coming through that door and are gonna kill you? Grenade and Magnum.
This thing is great by itself, and even more amazing if dual wielded. It takes skill and you need to think about how and when to use it, or when to pick up your AR/SMGs or BR.
Now, most people can’t just pick this up and use it. Like I said earlier, you can’t just charge or try to snipe with it. You need to think what (or if) you’re going to use it with anything, how (grenades, dual wield, what weapon to dual wield with), and when (Where the enemies are, what weapons they have, distance, surroundings, etc.). You also pretty much need to hit the head for the kill. I don’t mean every time, I just mean for when you have to get the final shot for the kill. This thing can also take very quickly to get kills in the right situation, in the hands of the right user.
The Magnum can:
1 Shot (Plasma Pistol + Magnum noob combo, Melee + Magnum)
2 Shot (Probably not going to happen unless standing right in front of them Plasma Rifle + Magnum)
3 Shot (SMG + Magnum, Spiker + Magnum)
4 Shot (Magnum + Magnum)
5 Shot (Magnum)
I also wrote this in response to somebody asking if the Magnum was underrated (underestimated) in Halo 3
> Underrated? Yes. Underpowered? Not at all. The Halo 3 Magnum was very good. People are just mad because you can’t run around and skillesly 3 shot people from across the map. The Magnum can be useful by itself to take out enemies who have low/no shield or to get guys who are just out of your AR’s range. You can also use it as a decent support weapon.
> If you are really good, you can actually kill an AR user faster than he can kill you.
> Now, most of you forget about dual wielding. If you are accurate, in close quarters the Magnum can be dual wielded with many weapons (SMG, Plasma Rifle, maybe the Spiker) to get a 3 shot kill if you hit the head. A Magnum with a Plasma Pistol is also a noob combo, and a Magnum can be dual wielded with another Magnum to kill a BR user in 4 shots faster than he can kill you. And strafing (like you’re supposed to with all weapons) reduces his chances of hitting you, especially with that 3 shot burst he has.
> I’ve killed many people with those tecneques and the Magnum by itself. It’s because I though about how it can be used, and was good with it. I’ve taken out snipers, BR users, AR users, Shotgun users, I think a guy with the rockets once.
> People rely on weapons that you don’t have to think with. I don’t understand. If you put a little thought into the other weapons, they can be devastating, while still having their weaknesses.