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Halo 4 weapon balance patch dated and detailed

New tweaks for multiplayer

Washington studio 343 Industries is to release a patch carrying a comprehensive series of gameplay tweaks that will improve weapon balancing in Halo 4.

The patch will begin to roll out from June 3.

Here's the complete list of upcoming Halo 4 changes:

Battle Rifle

  • The Battle Rifle damage has been increased
  • The Battle Rifle is now capable of killing in four bursts
  • The Battle Rifle rate of fire has been slightly decreased
  • The Battle Rifle red reticle range (range at which auto-aim benefits kick in) has been decreased.
  • Two bursts from a Battle Rifle followed by a melee will now kill an opponent (2-shot melee).

Carbine

  • The Carbine damage has been increased. The Carbine is now capable of killing in seven rounds
  • The Carbine accuracy has been increased (projectile spread decrease).
  • The Carbine red reticle range has been decreased.

LightRifle

  • The LightRifle zoomed rate of fire has been increased.
  • The LightRifle un-zoomed rate of fire has been slightly decreased.
  • The LightRifle red reticle range has been increased to match the updated DMR range.

DMR

  • The DMR red reticle range has been slightly decreased.

Assault Rifle

  • The Assault Rifle damage has been slightly increased. The Assault Rifle now kills in three less rounds.
  • The Assault Rifle auto-aim angle has been reduced.
  • The Assault Rifle projectile spread has been decreased.

Storm Rifle

  • The Storm Rifle damage has been increased. The Storm Rifle now kills in three less rounds.
  • The Storm Rifle auto-aim angle has been reduced.
  • The Storm Rifle projectile spread has been decreased.

Suppressor

  • The Suppressor damage has been increased. The Suppressor now kills in three less rounds.
  • The Suppressor auto-aim angle has been reduced.
  • The Suppressor projectile spread has been decreased.

SAW

  • The SAW's damage has been increased to maintain double the damage-per-second of the Assault Rifle

Magnum

  • The damage has been slightly increased. The Magnum is still capable of killing in six rounds.

Vehicles

  • The damage has been increased on both the Mantis and Warthog Chain Gun.

Microsoft has confirmed the existence of a Halo-related project titled 'Bootcamp', which surfaced recently via Korean Ratings. According to a representative, Bootcamp is not related any Xbox One projects, or 343i's Reclaimer Saga.

It is "a project we're very enthusiastic about and will have more to say about in the near future"

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