By combining the Grappleshot, a Gravity Hammer, and a Warthog that has just been propelled into the air, a Halo Infinite player invents a new way to fly.
The multiplayer in Halo Infinite has been free to everyone since November 15, when developer 343 Industries released it to commemorate the Halo franchise’s 20th anniversary. Halo Infinite smashed the record for the most concurrent players on an Xbox Games Studio title less than a day after its debut. Despite some reservations about the game’s microtransaction system, the response to Halo Infinite’s gameplay has been overwhelmingly favourable. By employing the game’s new Grappleshot tool on an airborne Warthog.
Players in Halo Infinite have invented ways to use the Grappleshot, a new weapon in the Master Chief’s inventory that allows him to swing across a map like Spider-Man. The animation team at 343 Industries created an entire set of animations for the Grappleshot to ensure that players always look cool while using it – whether it’s to slide along the ground or soar through the air – and it’s also quite handy for lining up sniper shots during rounds of Halo Infinite multiplayer.
Mint Blitz, a Halo Infinite streamer, released a small gameplay clip of himself using the Grappleshot, a Gravity Hammer, and a Warthog to fly during a game’s match on Twitter. With his Gravity Hammer, he strikes the ground beside the Warthog, flipping the battle-hardened rover into the air. Mint Blitz fires the Grappleshot at it when it reaches the height of its mid-air tumble, sending him soaring a great distance across the battlefield – 3 kilometres to be exact. He finally settles on top of a tower after a long and amazing glide through the air, victorious in his latest gaming achievement.
This Changes EVERYTHING pic.twitter.com/j3fIGw4oxA
— Mint Blitz (@MintBlitz) December 6, 2021
The Grappleshot isn’t the only new weapon in Halo Infinite that players have experimented with, with impressive gameplay clips of Spartans using well-aimed power cores to take down enemy Wasps, reflecting grenades to their source with the Repulsor gauntlet, and combining the new Skewer gun with a man cannon to score a ricochet shot on an opponent perched on a faraway roof. Within Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer, players can be found unearthing hidden Easter Eggs and reproducing amusing memes from programmes like Family Guy when they aren’t figuring out new methods to land that once-in-a-lifetime kill shot.
It’s unclear whether Mint Blitz’s breathtaking flight is the product of a glitch or simply Halo Infinite’s sci-fi-based physics, but it’s impressive to see the player launch himself into the air and push himself halfway across the map. In Halo Infinite, there are various methods to fly, including jetpacks and combat-ready planes. Still, sometimes all you need is a grappling hook, a gigantic Gravity Hammer, and an airborne Warthog to slingshot off of.
Halo Infinite is out now on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, with a full release date of December 8, 2021.
Source: Mint Blitz/Twitter