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Halo 4 update buffs multiple weapons

343 Industries has issued a balancing update to Halo 4, with the result that multiplayer just got significantly more lethal.

Of the nine weapons and one vehicle affected by the rebalancing, eight - the Battle Rifle, Carbine, Assault Rifle, Storm Rifle, Suppressor, SAW, Magnum and Warthog - have had their damage upped, alongside changes to aiming reticules and spread.

If that weren't deadly enough, player movement speed has been upped by 10%, too, in all play modes.

The team has also made changes to match types, and moved weapon drop locations on various maps.

In a post on Halo Waypoint, 343 outlines these changes in detail. The developer is now running testing sessions in which the community play alongside staff to try out the altered weapon set.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.