In case you’re looking forward to some extra Halo content material however wish to wait till Infinite figures itself out first, among the best campaigns of the collection simply obtained a powerful mod that widens the sandbox, throws new enemies at you, and guarantees extra updates across the nook.
Halo 3: ODST Reimagining, a solo effort from modder Harbinger (backed up by a staff of testers), has one clear and direct purpose: to make the basic marketing campaign’s romp by way of the rain-drenched metropolis streets of New Mombasa “extra enjoyable.” It accomplishes this by bringing in new enemy sorts, AI habits, and weapons from among the different video games to make up for the unique’s in any other case smaller choice of firearms and lore-bound enemy forces.
Speaking with Harbinger on Discord, he defined that the method was about “remixing” the encounters to make the 2009 expertise really feel a bit newer, with modified Brute habits altering up the firefights alongside the addition of Elites, who have been absent from the marketing campaign as a result of in-world Covenant civil conflict. Their addition properly augments the enemy palette to revive the basic “shielded however headshottable enemies’’ so typically related to Halo marketing campaign play. The further weapons additionally assist fill out the journey with extra ammo, because the later Bungie-era Halo titles at all times felt slightly stingy within the bullet division.
Playing by way of this mod a bit, it’s putting how delicate the adjustments are at first. Unlike many different Halo mods, such because the basic SPV3, this one doesn’t instantly hit you with overhauled visuals or blatantly apparent adjustments to gun design. It’s a bit extra delicate, and in consequence, it feels a bit extra natural and in tune with the unique ODST.
I discovered myself discovering new weapons slightly naturally within the setting—and by the rings are they a welcome addition. Having an precise DMR on the sphere makes up for the slightly weaker silenced magnum and SMG the unique launched to the collection, and whereas Halo: Reach’s plasma repeater makes an look, it feels a contact simpler this time round. It’s featured alongside a group of different Covenant weaponry, like an automated plasma pistol that spits out a three-pronged stack of pink plasma. Overall, the expanded weapons actually are wanted with the newly expanded enemy ranks making the sport really feel a bit extra deadly and interesting.
If you have been on the lookout for motive to leap into Halo 3: ODST once more, the ODST Reimagining mod is properly value your time. Harbinger suggested maintaining a tally of this one, as he’s hoping to enhance the open-world hub expertise, probably with some Halo: Infinite-inspired high-value targets to take down. Installing is simple: simply overwrite the unique’s map information in your native listing and set the sport to run with out anti-cheat enabled. Drop again in, Rookie.