Fans of Halo Infinite are eagerly awaiting the game’s second season, which will feature two new multiplayer maps as well as new modes, playlists, and a brand new Battle Pass. Unfortunately, while the developers giveth, they also taketh away; 343 Industries’ Senior Community Manager John “Unyshek” Junyszek has announced that when Season 2 goes live on May 3, a fix for Halo Infinite’s beloved Scorpion Gun glitch in the game’s campaign will be deployed.
For the uninitiated, the Halo Infinite Scorpion Gun is a glitched handheld version of the cannon found on Scorpion tanks. Players can acquire it in Halo Infinite’s Outpost Tremonius mission by activating a datapad found on top of a crashed ship and then standing on the barrel of a nearby gun battery. Like regular Scorpion cannons, the Scorpion Gun has infinite ammo — but the catch is that if you ever drop or swap it out for a different weapon, the Scorpion Gun can’t be picked up again.
The Halo community quickly fell in love with the Scorpion Gun glitch shortly after Halo Infinite released, and as a result, many are confused about why 343 Industries has chosen to remove it with the arrival of Halo Infinite Season 2. It’s true that the Scorpion Gun makes completing a Legendary run of Halo Infinite with all skulls on (LASO) easier, but LASO is still difficult even with the weapon.
The developers haven’t explained why the glitch is being patched, but so far, the Halo community’s reaction to the fix has been overwhelmingly negative. Ultimately, I don’t really see how the Scorpion Gun glitch was harming the game, and it’s a shame to see something so fun and enjoyable get placed on the chopping block. Perhaps the developers will share more details about why the Scorpion Gun is being axed soon.
The Halo Infinite campaign is available now for $60 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and Windows PCs. It’s one of the best Xbox shooters ever made, so you should definitely pick it up and give it a shot.
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