Halo 3 AutoUpdate Changes Melee Situations

halo3gravityhammermelee1-1.jpgThere’s a new update out for Halo 3 that should automatically download once you log on. Mostly, the update changes the whole melee system and how a winner is decided in the event of a simultaneous clash. I’m not going to call it a “fix,” because they didn’t really correct a problem so much as just altered how the game works (plus I wasn’t exactly up in arms about the old system anyway). Now, if you and an opponent try to melee each other at the same time, you’ll only win if you have a “sizeable health advantage” over the other person. Otherwise, you both die. I guess this does even things up a bit, considering it gives the host less of an advantage. Bungie has posted all the nitty gritty details about how the change works, including specific hit point numbers and why a system of “who hits first, wins” just doesn’t work on their forums, which you can check out through the link below.

Via Bungie.net

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Iku Tri

On February 20, 2008 at 3:36 pm

I use melee in most of my kills in halo, so I like this change.

Captain Anonymous

On February 20, 2008 at 4:20 pm

:shock: What? I’ve never had a problem with Melee’s other than they seemed to be slightly off when it came to the sword when compared to previous halo games. Oh well, I suppose I could log into Halo 3 just to get the update but that will be difficult considering Call of Duty 4 has taken up most of my time. Well that and Commanders: Attack of the Genos on XBLA lol…


On February 21, 2008 at 12:20 am

I don’t even use melee, cause no one ever gets close enough to me alive. MUAHAHAHAHA!!!! ok, but yes, thank god they changed it, cause it was getting a little annoying.


On February 21, 2008 at 10:57 am

dude, you’re just jealous cause you suck ass in real life, and you don’t have enough motor skills to be good at anything requiring precision.


On February 25, 2008 at 3:06 am

I’m glad they are at last trying something. The melee system in Halo 3 has been so wacked out. I was getting tired of having full health, doing a melee on an enemy whose shield was already down and somehow we both die.