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During the Halo Infinite multiplayer overview reveal, which lasted 15 minutes, keen-eyed veterans of the franchise spotted what appears to be a Smart Scope mechanic. A player in the footage zooms in with the AR, despite the weapon itself not having a scope. This is a controversial addition to the game, though it will hopefully be balanced.
Halo Infinite Smart Scope spotted in multiplayer overview
The Halo Infinite Smart Scope is first spotted at 3:22 in the gameplay trailer embedded at the bottom of the page. The player is using an assault rifle and zooms in for a more accurate shot.
Also known as “Smart-linking,” the Smart Scope mechanic was in Halo 5: Guardians. It allows players to zoom in with a weapon, even if it doesn’t have a scope. This makes aiming easier, though the weapon’s accuracy is unaffected.
There’s a similar mechanic being showcased in the Halo Infinite multiplayer overview. Though the developers don’t acknowledge it in their commentary, a player clearly zooms in a little with the assault rifle.
This has sparked some controversy in the video’s thread on Reddit. Seeing a Halo 5 mechanic has made some players unhappy, while others are stating that it’s fine as long as there is “de-scope.” De-scope is where the player is forced out of zooming in when they take damage. This makes it difficult to consistently remain on target, making for a more balanced mechanic.
In other Halo Infinite news, information about the game’s microtransactions and Battle Pass has been revealed. The good news is: there will be no loot boxes or random drops.
Infinite’s “Personal A.I.” will give each player a personalized voice in their head. Expect to see some celebrity voices added to the in-game store.
The devs at 343 Industries are apparently keen to take a more community-focused approach with Halo Infinite.