Halo: The Master Chief Collection recently added Floodfight, a new battle mode for Halo 3: ODST that plays like traditional Firefight but with a hint of Call of Duty Zombies. At first glance, the mode might seem a bit intimidating, but this guide will teach you everything you need to know to play Floodfight in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Here are some essential tips to help you stay alive during Floodfight.
How to play Floodfight
There are two different ways to play this mode. You can either play with friends in a custom lobby. Or you can join others in Matchmaking. To play a private match with friends, you will need to select Firefight from the main menu, then Halo 3: ODST Custom Firefight. After that, head to the second tab closest to the map and select Floodfight.
If you want to play with others in Matchmaking. You will need to select Firefight from the main menu, click on Matchmaking, select Halo 3: ODST, and choose Spore Attack from the game categories.
Essential tips for surviving the flood
You have to keep in mind that if it’s the deluge, don’t shoot it. In this mode, you will have some AI allies with you, and depending on the map, it could be either USMC Marines or Elites. It’s also worth mentioning that you won’t have any AI help in specific maps. You shouldn’t worry too much about protecting them because it’s only a matter of time before they’re overrun by the flood. Think of them as a meat shield. They are there to help you save time.
Then you will have to learn where all the medical kits are. Since in ODST the only way to fill up your health bar is to use one, knowing where they all are is key to surviving late into the game. Like any round-based mode, the longer you play, the more difficult it becomes. That being said, be mindful whenever you use one, because you don’t want to quickly skim through them.
You will need learn where all weapons spawn. Luckily, you won’t need to look too far as most weapons will spawn next to you. Usually they are near health packs or clustered in the main hub of the map.
Don’t get attached to a weapon, Is. It could cost you your life or, worse, the game. The deluge likes to run towards you in numbers. So it’s only natural that you’ll run out of ammo quickly. It doesn’t matter if it’s your favorite weapon. If you run out of bullets, don’t hold out hope that the deluge will drop ammo for your weapon. Take another weapon and continue to fight. To piggyback on the last tip. Make your shots count as you will go through ammo at a fast phase. Don’t be afraid of mixed in the deluge if the situation requires it. Don’t do this when you’re near a large crowd. Try to aim for the head as it will do the most damage.
Always be on the lookout for vehicles. If you’re playing on a map with drivable vehicles such as Warthogs or Ghosts, enter them quickly. Vehicles are a great way to navigate the map safely, as you can also run into the deluge or fire them safely from a distance. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the AI will walk into a Warthog or Ghost and help you kill the Flood. It is also important to mention that the Flood can drive vehicles. They are known to appear in Wraiths, Warthogs, and Ghosts. They can quickly become a problem if not treated immediately.
At the start of each round, the Flood will always appear on the edges of the map. So you never have to worry about them appearing in front of you if you’re somewhere in the middle. Unless you’re in a vehicle, do your best to avoid the corners of the map because when the round starts you’ll be overrun right away.
When Sentinels appear, lure them into the Flood. When you see Sentinels spawn, they usually spawn in small groups, so don’t engage them head-on as they’ll all lock onto you and kill you in seconds with their beam. Instead, lure the deluge towards them, have them fight, and kill whoever survived the fight.
The deluge can take control of any corpse in the game. They can even control your corpse or a friend’s body if they wish. So if you’re holding your own around a dead friend, keep an eye out for the flood that can control the bodies because if you’re not careful they’ll take over the corpse and start attacking you.
As for the last tip, don’t stay too long in one place. It might seem like a good idea at first to hold your ground in one place, but it could quickly backfire. As mentioned, the deluge travels in hordes, so the chances of killing them all before they reach you are slim to none. Try to find a path you can easily navigate to lure them into a good kill zone. And try not to back into a corner while moving. For more Halo tips, check out our Halo Infinite gear guide and our Halo Infinite Season 2 primer.
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