The Type-33 Guided Munitions Launcher (or T33 GML) is more commonly identified as the Needler. It fires unconventional projectiles that are very long and very sharp—hence Needler. The projectiles are guided by some unknown mechanism and detonate several seconds after coming to rest in soft tissue.
- The needler is a very useful close-midrange weapon, because it will kill fairly fast, and has good accuracy even at medium range because the needles track. --AlbinoDodoBird
- However, since supercombines only happen when their shields are down, it burns through ammo EXTREMELY quickly. Don't expect to take out more than 1-2 targets with a full Needler, and if you find one on the ground chances are you won't be able to use it. It takes a bit more than a clip to kill from full HP as some needles miss, but the fast firing rate and quick reload counteracts the weaknesses. All in all, a weaker weapon than in Halo 3.