Bungie keeps talking about the top secret ability the X-Button has that not even the journalists know about.... what could it be? My thoughts: Possibly a Rate of Fire changer? For example, the BR could have the triple shot at close range, but you could switch to single shots for longer range (I've noticed that at sniper rifle ranges only one of three bullets ever hit)... as in the books the AR could switch from full auto to triple shot.... perhaps with the Rocket Launcher you could switch to fire both shots at once at a tank, but you had just better be accurate... Any other thoughts?
That sounds like a superb Idea to me. Hope it works out that way.
Another possibility: When EGM and Bungie faced off with Halo 3, one staffer yelled out about how many times he hit the X-Button forgetting it was disabled. This led EGM to think it could have been a sprint function or a temporary shield boost which was in development for Halo 2 but was dropped unfortunately....
That would be wicked man. It would be very very useful when carrying the flag. Also, what about a shield gun? Like in unreal championship.
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16th March 2004
naw I don't see Halo ripping off Unreal with a shield gun
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i think its pretty obvious from the new commercial/trailor that the new X button feature is gonna be the shield/grenade thing
i think the sprint, or ROF changer is a more likely function. that shield grenade is something that will probably be a rare find due to the fact it is very powerful. maybe only in legendary mode or in boss fights so they wouldn't put it on a separate button but we will just have to wait to find out.
Well, an interview with Frankie proved that everything in the commercial was put there for a reason, nothing was just put there by descretion.
im not saying that the shield grenade is not what the X button is for im saying it would be something like a weapon so it seems unlikely that it would be placed on a separate button. plus if everything was put in there for a reason dont you think that him sprinting across the ground is a clue that it could be a sprint function?
18th November 2004
I doubt the shield generator will be the X-button function. If anything, it will probably be another grenade that you use with the left trigger (or B, for you Boxer-control types like me). If I had to guess, judging from the evidence that whatever it is can be disabled, it's probably something that gives you a noticeable advantage over other players. Speed boost/sprinting, maybe.