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The Weapon Tuning Update or Turbo Update for Halo 4 was a multiplayer matchmaking update on June 3, 2013, that rebalanced the weapon sandbox and increased the overall pace of the game.[1]

ChangesEdit

Battle RifleEdit

Main article: BR85 Heavy Barrel Service Rifle
  • The Battle Rifle damage has been increased. The Battle Rifle is now capable of killing in 11 bullets[2] (four bursts instead of five).
  • The Battle Rifle rate-of-fire has been slightly decreased.
  • The Battle Rifle red reticle range (range at which auto-aim benefits kick in) has been decreased.
  • Two bursts from a Battle Rifle followed by a melee will now kill an opponent (2-shot melee).

Covenant CarbineEdit

Main article: Type-51 Carbine
  • The Carbine damage has been increased. The Carbine is now capable of killing in seven rounds.
  • The Carbine accuracy has been increased (projectile spread decrease).
  • The Carbine red reticle range has been decreased.

LightRifleEdit

Main article: Z-250 Directed Energy Engagement Weapon
  • The LightRifle zoomed rate-of-fire has been increased.
  • The LightRifle un-zoomed rate-of-fire has been slightly decreased.
  • The LightRifle red reticle range has been increased to match the updated DMR range.

DMREdit

Main article: M395 Designated Marksman Rifle
  • The DMR red reticle range has been slightly decreased.

Assault RifleEdit

Main article: MA5D Individual Combat Weapon System
  • The Assault Rifle damage has been slightly increased. The Assault Rifle now kills in three less rounds.
  • The Assault Rifle auto-aim angle has been reduced.
  • The Assault Rifle projectile spread has been decreased.

Storm RifleEdit

Main article: Type-55 Directed Energy Rifle/Advanced
  • The Storm Rifle damage has been increased. The Storm Rifle now kills in three less rounds.
  • The Storm Rifle auto-aim angle has been reduced.
  • The Storm Rifle projectile spread has been decreased.

SuppressorEdit

Main article: Z-130 Directed Energy Automatic Weapon
  • The Suppressor damage has been increased. The Suppressor now kills in three less rounds.
  • The Suppressor auto-aim angle has been reduced.
  • The Suppressor projectile spread has been decreased.

SAWEdit

Main article: M739 Light Machine Gun
  • The SAW's damage has been increased to maintain double the damage-per-second of the Assault Rifle.

MagnumEdit

Main article: M6H Personal Defense Weapon System
  • The damage has been slightly increased, but still kills in six rounds.

MiscellaneousEdit

  • The damage has been increased on both the Mantis and Warthog Chain Gun.
  • Base player movement speed has been increased from 100% to 110% across all playlists and modes.

TriviaEdit

  • The Weapon Tuning Update takes place at the gametype level, which means it does not affect Campaign or Spartan Ops.
  • The Weapon Tuning Update was made possible with the release of Title Update v1.04.

SourcesEdit

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