Section 2: Basic Tips
This section is all about basic tips to make you an overall better Halo 3 player. If you follow and practice these tips, I'm sure you will be up there with the best of them, one day anyway. So here we go!
One great tip to make you a better player is always look in the direction you think your opponents may appear. What I mean by this is if you're running forward in an open space, and you feel as if enemies are to your right or left, than turn your character that way and watch while you run. Nothing is worse than getting shot out of nowhere, and by the time you can react you're already dead.Keep this tip in mind, especially on more open levels. This also goes for running up hills, stairs, and such. Always aim where you think someone may be. Don't run looking at your feet, or with your aimer point at the ground, play smart and always be alert. This also brings me to having good awareness of the maps you're playing. Don't let the enemies sneak up on you, know where you are, and you will be fine. Be Alert!
Make sure you always remember this next tip! Try and memorize where every single weapon is in every single map. It will most likely come naturally over time. This is key in getting the jump in a game. Also! Don't forget to be prepared. If you have a long ranged weapon, don't go and grab another long ranged weapon, key instinct should tell you to grab something powerful in short range combat.
If you're one of those people that think you need to play on sensitivity 10 to be good, you're more than wrong. Play on what controller sensitivity you feel good with. But remember, the lower the sensitivity, the more accurate you will be, but the slower you can look around.
Here's one that should help all of you pride junkies. If you're being shot at and dying, don't be afraid to run around a corner and toss a few grenades. Most likely they will run into then trying to get to you. That's an easy kill. Also, if they don't fall for it, at least your shields will have regenerated.
Strafing, a key element in being good at Halo 3. If you can effectively strafe, they will miss 3/5 shots most of the time. Well, an average player that is. If you have good strafing capabilities, and good aim, you should be able to keep up with he big dogs.
All that talk about strafing, brings me to one of the most versatile and powerful weapons in the game. The battle rifle. A HUGE part in being good at Halo, consists of mastering the Battle rifle. This weapon can kill in 4 shots if aimed right. In order to 4 shot, you need to hit them 3 times any where on their body, and the last shot must be in the head. If the opponent is running to the left or the right, set your aimer slightly in front of them, causing them to follow your shots. If you don't lead your shot, they likely will hide somewhere before you can kill them. REMEMBER to strafe your butt off with his weapon too, it can be your hero. Also, remember to realod after each kill, not just with the BR, but with any weapon you may let out a bunch of bullets with.
This is another tip that you must follow in able to succeed in TEAM slayer. COMMUNICATE! I cannot stress the importance of communication in a team match. Please, if someone has a sniper, tell your team where they are, if the other team has an OP weapon let them know, or even a vehicle. Any thing that could possible put your team in an advantage, tell them.