Halo 4 Multiplayer Loadouts Guide

Halo 4 shakes the online aspect of the franchise quite considerably, under the supervision of new developers. Loadouts have also seen a major change in terms of specializations and more as we will explain in this Halo 4 Multiplayer Loadouts guide.

Halo 4 Multiplayer Loadouts

Specializations are earned once players reach their level cap of 50 ranks. They are an endgame feature of the multiplayer and adds more flavor to the already bubbling online experience.

After reaching the level cap of 50 a player can choose a desired Specialization from a list of 8 possible options. Once selected the player must rank through 10 levels of that specific Specialization after which they can move on to the others.

Leveling up a Specialization grants you cosmetic bonuses and the very important, a unique ability.

  • Armor Mod
  • Armor Set: Helmet, Chest, Left Shoulder, Right Shoulder
  • Armor Set Skin: Texture skin for Helmet, Chest, Left Shoulder, Right Shoulder
  • Weapon Skin: Texture skin of one of the loadout weapons
  • 4 Foreground Emblems
  • 1 Background Emblem
  • 1 Visor Color

Ranged

  • Primary Weapon: DMR
  • Secondary Weapon: Boltshot
  • Grenade: Frag Grenade
  • Armor Ability: Active Camouflage
  • Tactical Package: AA Efficiency
  • Support Package: Awareness

Close Quarter
In close quarter combat, you tend to sustain a lot of damage very quickly so you need a suitable shielding to survive a little longer than you opponents. In addition, Dexterity will give you a benefit in one on one combat so that’s a must have.

  • Primary Weapon: Assault Rifle / Suppressor
  • Secondary Weapon: Magnum
  • Grenade: Plasma Grenade
  • Armor Ability: Hardlight Shield
  • Tactical Package: Shielding
  • Support Package: Dexterity

Offensive
For this style, you need to be able to move around quickly to approach and exit the combat site very fast. For that reason, Jetpack goes well with Offensive.

  • Primary Weapon: Battle Rifle / Assault Rifle
  • Secondary Weapon: Magnum
  • Grenade: Pulse Grenade
  • Armor Ability: Jetpack / Hologram
  • Tactical Package: Mobility / Shielding
  • Support Package: Sensor

Defensive
For this role, you must be able to hold a position where opponents come to you and you are able to defend yourself while eliminating them.

  • Primary Weapon: Assault Rifle / Suppressor
  • Secondary Weapon: Magnum
  • Grenade: Pulse Grenade
  • Armor Ability: Promethean Vision / Auto Sentry
  • Tactical Package: Shielding / Resupply
  • Support Package: Sensor

Loner
Since you’re on your own, you must have ample ammunition that can let you last i.e. Ordinance Support. Plus, Mobility can be a value addition to that.

Primary Weapon: Assault Rifle / Suppressor

Secondary Weapon: Magnum

Grenade: Frag Grenade

Armor Ability: Active Camouflage

Tactical Package: Mobility

Support Package: Ordinance Priority

Here is our overview and recommended loadouts for each specialization. Only two of these will be available to you at launch unless you have the limited edition.

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