Rail Gun Thoughts

What do you guys think of the rail gun?

Not much, I don’t know anything about how it works or what it is useful for. I can’t find any details from a quick Google search, but I’m guessing it will be similar to the Gauss Turret but with a cool down time and a limited charge.

We’ll really have to wait to hear more about it before we make an opinion. We don’t know how it shoots, what it shoots, how powerful it is, or pretty much anything other than a picture and the name.

I heard about the rail gun recently from a friend (a day ago). Were there any pictures released, or was it just mentioned in some sort of interview?

Seems interesting… looks kind of like a UNSC ship, right?
Anyway I heard it shoots explosive rounds at incredible speeds… While we don’t know much about it yet, I hope they do something to balance it out… we don’t want a rocket launcher-like explosion at such a high speed.

> I heard about the rail gun recently from a friend (a day ago). Were there any pictures released, or was it just mentioned in some sort of interview?

Clicky Linky

> I heard about the rail gun recently from a friend (a day ago). Were there any pictures released, or was it just mentioned in some sort of interview?

Here’s some links to pictures of the rail gun! :slight_smile:

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=685&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=YB6BChy2Bv36XM:&imgrefurl=http://softxp2010.blogspot.com/2012/05/that-videogame-blog_05.html&docid=ifPt8yMgGGheSM&imgurl=http://assets.thatblognetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/halo-4-rail-gun.jpg&w=600&h=222&ei=ZieoT4voHs_f8QPz7pT3BA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=577&vpy=197&dur=486&hovh=74&hovw=199&tx=174&ty=91&sig=102827182833793617458&page=1&tbnh=74&tbnw=199&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:77

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1280&bih=685&tbm=isch&tbnid=iI_AiJVCbH-wOM:&imgrefurl=http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/6278/article/halo-4-master-chief-wields-new-mystery-weapon/&docid=0YCajjYStwzLEM&imgurl=http://www.gameranx.com/img/12-Apr/halo-4-oxm.jpg&w=314&h=320&ei=xCeoT5WADNLV8QO_q9neBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=832&vpy=140&dur=1234&hovh=227&hovw=222&tx=114&ty=126&sig=102827182833793617458&page=1&tbnh=149&tbnw=150&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0,i:76

It’s pretty dope.

Can’t wait to see gameplay of it and get my hands on that thing.

> I heard about the rail gun recently from a friend (a day ago). Were there any pictures released, or was it just mentioned in some sort of interview?

Here it is.

There are only two pictures and neither of them are in game.

Here’s the other one.

I think it will fit the H4 sandbox quite well and be super awesome to use. Rail guns shoot through walls. Sometimes completely through all walls on the map or sometimes a limited distance.
This is the question I want answered about the gun. How far will it go through walls?
But it does seem like it will have limited ammo to not be super OP and be sort of a power weapon. I can imagine players pulling off clutch kills with it without using the forerunner vision and shooting through a wall pulling off the overkill with a lucky guess. A weapon of this caliber seems like it will fit Halo well and will definitely have its uses. I am actually surprised it wasn’t in previous Halo titles.

Sounds like the Railgun from Quake 4. That gun had a 3 shot magazine and was an instant kill weapon with a scope. It’s projectiles would go through enemies. In game bodies would explode if shot by it. Red faction also had a railgun which was also instant kill. It didn’t require a headshot either, just had to hit you, hopefully it won’t be like a portable Gauss…

Covie sniper I’m guessing. 1 shot headshot 2 in the body.