How to Get the Flood on Halo 3 for XBox 360
August 26th, 2009 Filed Under XBOX Tips
- Step 1
Don’t rush into open spaces. After your first encounter with the Flood in Halo 3, always anticipate more Flood around every turn. GamePro lists the Flood as 31 on their list of “The 47 Most Diabolical Video Game Villains of All Time” because the swarm of enemies represented an “unforeseen turning point” in storytelling, as well as a change of pace for gameplay as the Flood perform “brutal, unforgiving assault[s].” The surprising nature of the Flood carries through all Halo series games; the Flood can jump out and surprise you when you least expect it.
- Step 2
Use shotguns and rapid-fire weaponry to get the Flood quickly. Machine guns work well against flood in Halo 3, as does the quick-firing Plasma Rifle. Shotguns work well when the Flood get close to you, as it can kill many Flood forms in one shot.
- Step 3
Conserve ammunition, since the Flood do not always carry weapons and therefore do not always drop ammo. Don’t fire blindly into a massive group of Flood; choose one enemy from the pack and focus your fire. After killing the first Flood, move to the second and so on. Precision firing will stretch your ammo supply.
- Step 4
Don’t bash the Flood because it has very little effect. Additionally, bashing is a death sentence since the Flood are most dangerous when they are close, performing brutal melee attacks and trapping you in corners. The only exception to this rule is when it comes to the small “Infected Form” of Flood. The Infected Form are very little Flood that crawl around and infect dead bodies; Infected Forms die with one hit and should be bashed whenever possible to conserve ammo.
- Step 5
Keep moving. Generally speaking, the best strategy is to fire a few shots to get the Flood to notice you, then begin running backwards while continuing to shoot. The Flood will almost always charge you, so it’s best to keep moving away from them. Resort to jumping to safety if you get cornered.
- Step 6
Be wary of “Ranged Forms” of Flood, making sure you always look up when you enter a room. As the name implies, this new type of Flood can shoot you from great distances. Whereas other Flood Forms can carry weapons, their range and accuracy is limited. Ranged Forms cling to the ceiling and can be very hard to spot if you’re not actively looking for them. Whenever you start getting hit from above, you likely have a Ranged Form somewhere in the room. Duck for cover, wait for your shield to recharge, then slowly emerge, scanning the ceiling for the Flood. Once spotted, this form is easy to kill since it does not move unless you get really close and it mutates.
- Step 7
Avoid plasma grenade, flame grenade and flamethrower usage. Since most Flood Forms in Halo 3 charge you, plasma grenades can be dangerous because of their delayed fuse, exploding when the Flood are really close to you. Additionally, flame-based weaponry is dangerous because if a flaming Flood touches you, then you too will catch on fire.