Halo Infinite Grappling Hook: How To Use The Grapple Shot

Halo Infinite Grappling Hook: How To Use The Grapple Shot
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Tarran Stockton


23rd Nov 2021 13:58

The Halo Infinite grappling hook has become one of the standout features in the game, both in multiplayer and campaign. Named the Grapple Shot and introduced as part of the new equipment that players can find around maps, it adds a lot of dynamism to Halo. There are a litany of ways it can be used, and it even has a challenge associated with it for ranking up in the battle pass. So, read on for our breakdown of the Halo Infinite grappling hook, including how it's used, where it's found, and some simple tips for maximising its potential. 

Halo Infinite Grappling Hook: What Is It And Where Can It Be Found?

Halo Infinite Grappling Hook traversal
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As part of the new equipment system, the Halo Infinite grappling hook is equipped to a specific slot when picked up. On the lower-left of the HUD, next to the equipped grenades, you can see which equipment you have, with the Grapple Shot being indicated by a picture of the hook section. The default button to use it is the Q button on keyboard, and RB/R1 on controller (though we recommend changing this in our best Halo Infinite controller settings). All you need to do is simply aim the Grapple Shot and activate it, and as long as you are in range it will pull you toward where you're aiming. 

The Halo Infinite grappling hook can be found on most of the maps in-game, at the equipment spawn points. These aren't indicated on the HUD, like the power weapons or powerups, but after enough playtime you should start to familiarise yourself with where they are located. They're also relatively easy to spot, and even have a coloured circle that indicates when another will spawn in. An easy one to pick up, for example, is on the map Bazaar, where it can be located in the middle, just below the ledge where the power weapon spawns.

Halo Infinite Grappling Hook: How To Grapple Shot An Enemy Spartan

Halo Infinite Grapple Hook fusion coil
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A big part of the Halo Infinite multiplayer is the challenge system, which lets you rank up in the battle pass by completing challenges. Like many of the weapons, vehicles, and game modes, the Halo Infinite grappling hook also has a challenge associated. It's a Tier 2 challenge and rewards 250 XP upon completion. Completing it is quite simple, as all it asks is for the player to 'Grapple Shot an enemy Spartan in PVP.'

To do this, just equip the Grapple Shot and aim it toward an enemy Spartan in range, once you activate it, it should launch you toward them giving you a chance to take them out. It also locks you on them, so if they try to run away, you'll still end up next to them.

Halo Infinite Grappling Hook: Tips And Tricks

Halo Infinite Grappling Hook on enemy player
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We also have some tips and tricks for you to utilise with the Halo Infinite grappling hook, which should give you the edge over the other players. It has some varied uses in multiplayer, which makes it much more than just another traversal option.

  • Though there is more to the Grapple Shot than traversal, it's still the primary use and can turn the tide of a fight. For instance, you can use your momentum from grappling to launch yourself across the map with some well-timed jumps and slides, similar to Titanfall 2 but without Source physics. There isn't much room for strafing here, so it's only effective in keeping your momentum in a straight line, but there are some open maps that have the room needed.
  • Even accidentally fall off the map in Halo, or in the middle of a hijack an enemy begins driving off a cliff? Luckily, the Halo Infinite grappling hook gives you a second chance to manoeuvre back into the map, thanks to the generous boundaries. Just simply grapple back up and get back into the fight.

  • Speaking of vehicle hijacks, the Grapple Shot allows you to quickly enter driverless vehicles and hijack enemies vehicles with ease. Just aim at the vehicle and activate the grappling hook, and it will automatically let you occupy it. Alternatively, to hijack an enemy vehicle, during the grapple animation hold the X key on keyboard, or the X/Square button on controller. This can be done to both land and airborne vehicles too.
  • Another great function of the Halo Infinite grappling hook is bringing things to you. For instance, aiming at weapons or equipment, whether on the floor or at their spawn points, will bring it toward you and automatically equip it. This works for fusion coils too, and even the enemy flag in CTF, allowing you to yoink it before an opponent returns the flag to their base. 

  • You don't just need to grapple toward stationary objects and vehicles to be launched forward with the Grapple Shot. Enemies provide a sturdy enough surface, as you can launch toward them too. This lets you catch enemies off guard with a quick melee and follow-up headshot before they can even retaliate. Just make sure you're not doing it directly in their line of sight, or you'll be a sitting duck as you're flung through the air.

  • Lastly, the Halo Infinite grappling hook allows you to be a little naughty, by grappling to out-of-bounds areas. You can't stay in these places for long, as a countdown will begin from ten that kills you once it reaches zero, but it's a good chance to reset or get an overlook of the map. This doesn't work on every map, either, as some out-of-bounds places have invisible walls that prohibit you. Regardless, it's worth experimenting with which areas you can reach and how they can give you an advantage. 

That's our rundown of the Halo Infinite grappling hook, and you should be ready to take it to the other Spartans in multiplayer. For information on the other equipment, take a loot at our Halo Infinite equipment guide, and our Halo Infinite grenades list.


Tarran Stockton
About the author
Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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