The Co-Op Survival Guide - Page 4

Halo 3 ODST: Firefight

Halo 3 ODST's Firefight mode when announced, immediately drew comparisons to Horde.  Players quickly learned that's not the case.

How is it played?  Four ODSTs are squared off against 5 random waves of enemies either dropped in or spawned.   Each 5 waves is a round, and every round adds a new skull to mix things up.  There are 3 rounds in a set, and every set adds a permanent skull to the match.  There are 4 sets total.  Two players can play split screen with online teammates as well.

How many maps are there?  The game ships with 10 maps, though 2 of them are night versions of the same map.  Maps are unlocked by playing the game's single player game.

Tips for Survival:   

  • Headshots are key to score big points.  Team up the pistol with grunts (and birthday party) for massive medal multipliers.

  • Grunt Birthday Party causes splash damage, eliminating several Grunts at once.

  • Stick together and find choke points.  Enemies funnel really well into doorways and staircases

  • Make sure to regroup between waves and replenish your ammo and health, remember ammo and health are restocked between rounds.

  • During boss waves don't group up too tightly because the gravity hammer will decimate your team in one swipe

  • Don't waste the sniper rifle on Jackals and Grunts - it's more valuable against Brutes.

  • If you can get close enough, wait for Brutes to take a swipe at you, then reach around for the Assassination one-hit melee kill.

  • Use vehicles if they are available, as they have unlimited ammo.


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