Unlike in Halo 3, the power weapons do not respawn at certain specific times of the game, they have countdown timers to their respawn. If a weapon remains on the map, even if it's on someone's back with zero ammunition, it will NOT respawn. If a player holds on to a weapon with no ammunition for longer than 3 minutes and then swaps it for another weapon, it will then respawn instantly at it's designated respawn point.
3 minute respawns: Sniper Rockets Shotgun
2 minute 30 seconds: Grenade Launcher
30 seconds All other weapons*
15 seconds: Health packs
Weapons that are dropped on the ground will disappear after 30 seconds, this will not trigger them to respawn, they will only respawn after their countdown timer has reached it's designated time.
*All other weapons seem to be 30 seconds, I haven't confirmed this for all weapons though.
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2010 14:26:37 GMT -5 by skitrel
Great work! It's good to know I can camp the health packs ...Any future info on vehicle spawn times will reward you with access to a Grunt's food nipple!
Why thank you, I'll gladly accept that nipple, I'll have to have a think about how I might test for vehicle respawn times, I suspect that they don't work like the weapons, they probably have a count down timer from after they've been destroyed, much like in H3.
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2010 20:16:15 GMT -5 by skitrel