Halo 3 Sniper Madness

Halo 3 Sniper Madness

I enjoy the sound of a Halo 3 sniper bullet piercing Spartan flesh.  I appreciate the fact that sniper bullets travel through foes.  This leads to awesome double kills.  But how often do head strikes have no effect in Halo 3?  I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve had it happen to me on numerous occasions.  You’re standing on a hill.  You see, hear and feel a sniper plant one on you and yet you lose no health.

In Halo 2, if you recall, there would be times when you’d hit someone in the head with your sniper rifle four times and they’d just stand there unaffected.  But this was almost always due to connection issues or someone quitting the game - unless you were playing against someone with a modded Xbox.  In Halo 3 there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to the occurrence.

Does anyone know if this has something to do with the new host system?  Is this just a coding error?  Does this happen with all weapons and only appears more noticeable with the sniper rifle?

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