Halo Reach Best Weapons Guide

In this guide, we’re going to go over all the best guns available to you in Halo Reach MCC. There’s a large assortment of guns to sift through so let’s get right to it – this is our guide to Halo Reach Best Weapons.

Halo Reach Best Weapons

The list does not go in any discernible order, it merely lists down all the best guns in the game; take it however you want, if you prefer one gun over another, then don’t hesitate to pick that one when engaging in combat. Without further ado:

DMR
A powerful weapon that may not seem like the best choice right off the bat. It fires one bullet at a time, meaning the fire rate isn’t exactly top-notch.

However, the hair-trigger is short enough that a competent player can get multiple shots off if they’re quick enough with the trigger.

However, along with the low fire rate comes greater accuracy. Your shots are more likely to hit, and if you take the time to go for a headshot, you’re likely to score it and kill your enemies instantly.

It packs enough of a punch to do considerable damage even if you don’t get a headshot. Accuracy and high damage, what more could you want from your gun?

Needle Rifle
One of the newest guns introduced in Halo Reach, the Needle Rifle has a large magazine, a high fire rate, and is, for all intents and purposes, a Needler.

Firing 3 shots into an enemy will cause them to burst and absolutely annihilate your enemies.

Because of this, there’s no need for you to go for headshots, the Needle Rifle has enough power to kill enemies even if you hit them in the torso.

The one downside, however, is the number of shots needed to rid your enemies of their shields; 6 shots in total to get the job done, but once it’s gone, you’ll have no trouble disposing of them.

M90 CAWS Shotgun
This may seem like an odd choice as it has little range and even less accuracy. However, what makes this weapon so desirable is the fact that it is absolutely devastating in close range.

If you were to augment yourself with cloaking or sprint abilities, with this weapon in tow you’d be a force to reckon with.

Getting near an enemy can prove to be a hassle, but in a firefight between this and any other weapon, the Shotgun is likely to win.

M319 Grenade Launcher
Another weapon that was introduced in Reach, this one packs quite the wallop. Sadly, this one can’t be recommended for the campaign, but it’s the perfect choice for multiplayer matches. This weapon fires standard frag grenades but with certain catches.

If you fire regularly, then the frag will bounce around before detonating, however by holding down the fire button, you essentially create a mine; the frag will not detonate until you release the trigger, and this can be quite useful if you plant the frag at spawn points.

Tactical use of this weapon can make it the most useful in the game.

M41 Rocket Launcher
A returning Halo MCC favorite weapon, and for good reason. This vastly improved version has tracking rockets, faster and more powerful in every regard.

It doesn’t stop there, the splash damage has been significantly increased, so you’re likely to kill more enemies per shot than ever before!

There are problems, for one you can only carry 4 rockets and the laborious reload time can be quite the hassle, especially during combat. Despite that, it’s powerful enough to ameliorate any flaws the weapon may have.

Spartan Laser
The awesome power of the Spartan Laser is balanced by its three-second charge time. Sitting on the trigger and keeping on a bead on your target is tough when you are tracing fast vehicles — and the Spartan Laser is the best weapon to wield against a vehicle.

Many players keep a charge by constantly manning the trigger.

Best if you have a good hiding spot or a large gap between you and your prey, the Spartan Laser’s pinpoint pulse of death can be widened a bit by turning away just as you fire.

Energy Sword
One of the signature Halo MCC weapons, if you ever find yourself engaging in close-quarters combat and need to kill an enemy stealthily, there’s no weapon more reliable than the classic Energy Sword.

As stated, it’s best for stealth kills only, it may not prove to be the best weapon if your enemy is aware of your presence. Its swiftness in dispatching enemies is what makes this such a desirable weapon; you’ll want those insta-kills in the campaign, especially on harder difficulties.

M437 ICWS Assault Rifle
The newly introduced Assault Rifle is the kind of gun you’ll always want around.

If treated properly, this weapon can be your best friend on the battlefield. It can be altered to have a burst mode or to have an automatic mode that lets you fire continuously.

Either way, you need to be privy to the fact that the weapon isn’t exactly the most powerful, however its true strength lies in its high accuracy – something that is of utmost importance in the battlefield.

Burst or fire mode, you will likely hit your target every time, and that can mean a lot more than doing greater damage per shot.

Focus Rifle
Another gun that was introduced in Halo Reach. This weapon features high accuracy (similar to that of a sniper rifle), the absolute power of a laser beam, and has the added bonus of doing stun damage to any enemy in the vicinity of its shot.

The more you focus on an enemy with this rifle, the more damage you’ll ultimately do.

It may not prove itself to be the best weapon on harder difficulties, but proper use of the Focus Rifle can result in victory after victory.

Plasma Launcher
Our final entry on the list is the Plasma Launcher.

Another weapon introduced in this game, this weapon can be used to fire 4 plasma sticky grenades in quick succession; or hold down the trigger and release it after all four grenade icons light up on the weapon’s HUD to nail some poor enemy or vehicle with your entire payload at once. This Halo MCC weapon can be a bit slow to use but definitely packs a strong enough punch to be a viable choice when moving forward.

There you have it, our picks for the best weapons/guns in Halo: Reach. Make sure to test them all out