Using the Machine Gun Turret in a Scorpion Tank in Halo 4

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This is probably obvious to anyone that has played a Halo game after Halo: Combat Evolved, but if you haven’t played since then, or it’s just been a long time since you’ve played the others, then you may not be aware that the Scorpion tank controls were changed.

As the driver of a Scorpion in Halo 4 you can move the tank and shoot the main cannon but you cannot operate the machine gun turret. Only another player (or NPC) can shoot the machine gun.

Banshee Bombs (a.k.a. Fuel Rod Cannon) in Halo 4

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This is probably obvious to many who played Halo: Reach more extensively than I did but I actually had some trouble figuring out how to use the fuel rod cannon on the Banshee in Halo 4.

The solution is ridiculously simple: Hit the ‘Y’ button to switch from the the Plasma Cannons to the Fuel Rod Cannon, similar to how one switches weapons when not in a vehicle.

That’s it. The reticle will change to indicate the current firing mode.

Halo 4

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Sometime early this past summer I pre-ordered Halo 4 from Amazon.com. I’ve enjoyed the Halo series since the first game. As was common for many original Xbox owners, Halo was one of the first games I purchased for the Xbox. It was also the game that I played the most.

All four games have been, in my opinion, excellent games. Granted, the graphics were not always cutting edge but the games in general were very enjoyable to play. I never subscribed to Xbox Live with the original Xbox so all of the multiplayer games I joined in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 occurred locally on the same Xbox or via System Link (local network play). Later in the life of the Xbox I even played some rounds via the Internet using a Windows program that could tunnel Xbox System Link connections.

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