Loadouts may be commonplace among online shooters today, but when it comes to the Halo franchise, the idea is relatively new. Preset loadouts, which received a lukewarm reception when first appearing in 2010’s Halo: Reach, have been dramatically improved upon for Halo 4. Now, rather than all players starting on an even keel, every Spartan is unique.
Unfamiliar with customization, many Halo players may feel overwhelmed. How should I set up my loadouts? Should I base them on map size, weaponry, Armor Abilities, or game type? The answer, of course, is all of the above. So, after extensive playtesting, we’ve created the following guide to sooth your jangled nerves and give you an edge online.