Halo Infinite features of some maps that players will encounter whether they are playing casual mode with friends or crushing the ranked list. Each map has a unique layout that each player must master if they want to help their team dominate the opponent.
One map that players will see in multiple modes is Aquarius, an indoor minimap in a botanical lab. Remembering where weapons appear and the most important points on the map will help you stay one step ahead of your enemies and easily win matches.
- Yellow Base: BR75 / VK78 Commando (ranked)
- Yellow Cooling: Pulse Carbine
- Grower: CQS48 Bulldog / Heatwave (ranked)
- Pump: Plasma Grenades
- Green refrigeration: Carbine Plasma
- Blue Base: BR75 / VK78 Commando (ranked)
- Blue Utility: Mangler / MK50 Sidekick (ranked)
- Hydro: Dynamo Grenade and Stalker Rifle / Needler (ranked)
- Yellow Gadget: Mangler / MK50 Sidekick (ranked)
- Yellow field: Thruster
- Top Center: Active Camo / Overshied (ranked matches with Active Camo feature only)
- Blue Courtyard: Thruster
Teams appear on opposites of Aquarius in the Yellow or Blue Base. Before we break down the yellow Base area, here are some key annotations in the surrounding area.
Once spawned, the player will almost immediately see the opposing team all over the map. Teams can guarantee an early kill if they coordinate their fire on specific opponents, which can help thin the herd before pushing into other areas. Make sure to grab the BR75 or VK78 Commando rifle before leaving the area for extra firepower.
The yellow base has two exits on either side, leading to the yellow Gadget and the yellow Refrigerator. Both directions lead to the center of the map and provide access to the Top Mid. Yellow Refrigeration has a Pulse Carbine on the wall, while Yellow Utility has a Mangler or MK50 Sidekick, depending on the playlist. Both zones provide a direct line of sight into opposite areas of the map, meaning skirmishes are common when traveling through these parts of the map.
Directly in front of the Yellow Base is the Yellow Courtyard, which is a large open area overlooking the base and the Top Mid. Crossing this area is dangerous, especially if the opposing team controls the Top Mid or pushes through the Yellow Utility or Refrigeration. The Thruster’s ability to spawn here, however, makes it worth the trip. There are also ledges for players to climb to the Top Mid from the Yellow Courtyard, which are ideal for a quick escape or assisting a teammate in a gunfight.
Going Top Mid should be your priority, although each base also offers a great view of the map. Use this to your advantage if an enemy is holding a Top Mid, and don’t be afraid to damage enemies from a distance when your teammates engage in gunfights.
The top line is arguably the most important area of Aquarius. This elevated location overlooks both bases, meaning players can take out enemies almost anywhere on the map. This is also the breeding ground for Active Camo and Overshield, so controlling this area should be a top priority. If a team takes control of Top Mid before pulling the opponent’s flag, they can cover their teammates across the map.
The Blue Base is almost identical to the Yellow Base. The player has two exits that lead to the Refrigeration or the Green Gadget, and the same weapons spawn inside the base. The Blue Courtyard is also where Thrusters spawn on this side of the map.
Outside lanes: Planters and Hydro
Aquarius also has two outer lanes connecting the two sides of the map: Planters and Hydro. Planters connect the Yellow and Blue Refrigeration area and run directly below the Pump. Hydro connects the Utility locations on the opposite side of the map. Both of these areas also have spawn weapons that are always worth grabbing.
Control Top Mid, power weapons and equipment
Victory for Aquarius is simple: Take control of the Top Mid and continuously pick up weapons and gear to defeat your enemies. It is nearly impossible to move around the map if the enemy is holding Top Mid, especially in Capture the Flag. If the enemy holds the position, work with your team to regain it before they take the lead.
Power weapons also give a significant advantage against enemies, so grab every weapon you can, even if it’s just to get away from your opponent. Active Camo and Overshield can also change the pace of the match, so keep an eye on their spawn times and fight for them right away.
Remember to keep an eye on enemy spawns and how many are alive at any given time to avoid accidentally flipping them and making the game more difficult.
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