Halo Infinite: How To Use The Sentinel Beam

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Halo Infinite brings back a host of classic weapons, from the M41 SPNKR to the Gravity Hammer and now the Sentinel Beam makes a worthy return.

Ever since its introduction in Halo 2, the laser ray has been a strong and powerful device to use against your worst enemies. But this time around, you need to keep a few things in mind before heading straight into gunfights.

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Halo Infinite: How To Use The Sentinel Beam

Rather than running on infinite ammo, each Sentinel Beam magazine can hold a maximum capacity of 250 units. The ray is impactful enough to remove the shields of Spartans. Simply hold down the fire button where one continuous shot on an enemy is able to kill them in 2 seconds.

The Sentinel Beam is perfect for firing at large groups of foes at medium and close-range targets, especially in Big Team Battle games. Shift the ray around multiple enemies to weaken their shields at the same time. With its extended range, be sure to aim the ray at crowds in the distance and in enemy zones.

A Spartan is wearing Samurai-style armour.
Credit: Xbox Games Studios

While the weapon is super damaging, the Sentinel Beam is really unsteady. The recoil associated with the ray gun is quite unstable where one shift in movement can unsettle the motion of the beam. So treat the weapon with a lot of sensitivity when manoeuvring.

The Sentinel Beam is shaky but packs a hell of a punch. Complement the piece with a more long-range weapon like the S7 Sniper or the Shock Rifle.