Occasionally I will run into "phantom guns" when I play chapter 4 in ep. 3 of spartan ops. When they show up, there's no one holding these guns. They're not cloaked enemies, because when i point my rifle towards them, only the gun itself shows up in red. Nothing picks up in the area surrounding the phantom guns, and they're somewhat difficult to kill because the hit box is so small.
Any idea what this is? Is this a glitch, or is this a mod of some sort? Or is this perhaps a subtle troll on 343's part?
I think it's a grunt on the gun. There were some moments in campaign where a grunt would be on one of the little turrets and I couldn't shoot them from a distance. The grunt was barely bigger than the turret so all of my bullets would hit the turret itself and not the grunt. I don't remember that happening in any other halo.
360 games completed 100% retail: Armored Core 4, FF13, FF13-2, Force Unleashed 2, Halo 3, Halo Reach, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, The Last Remnant, SSX.