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Armor customization (Halo: Combat Evolved)

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This article is about the armor customization in Halo: Combat Evolved. For other games, see armor customizations.
A Spartan with customised blue armour, and green visor, in Halo: CE's MCC port.

Armor customization in Halo: Combat Evolved allows a player to change the colour of their armour, and in MCC only, customise the colour of their helmet visor too. Unlike later armour customisation systems, the player cannot change their physical armour model in Halo: CE, or assign a secondary or tertiary armour colour.

Colours[edit]

Armour colour customisation has existed in CE since its initial release on the Xbox in 2001, and has remained unchanged since. It allows players to pick the colour of their entire armour set, with the exception of the undersuit and certain sections of the bracers and greaves, which will remain black regardless of colour choice. Unlike later games, no secondary or tertiary armour colours are available; the entire armour will be coated in a single colour. The set of colours available has not changed between any of the ports, remasters and rereleases of the game.

A total of 18 colours are available for use in CE:

Armour colours
vde
Icon Image Name Unlock Requirements
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000004-QINU`"'s files. Black Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000008-QINU`"'s files. Red Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-0000000F-QINU`"'s files. Blue Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000012-QINU`"'s files. Gray
(Grey MCC)
Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000014-QINU`"'s files. Yellow Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s files. Green Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000026-QINU`"'s files. Pink Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-0000001C-QINU`"'s files. Purple Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000002-QINU`"'s files. Cyan Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s files. Cobalt
(Light Blue MCC)
Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s files. Orange Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000024-QINU`"'s files. Teal
(Lapis Lazuli MCC)
Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-0000001F-QINU`"'s files. Sage
(Forest Green MCC)
Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000000-QINU`"'s files. Brown Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000018-QINU`"'s files. Tan Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000021-QINU`"'s files. Maroon
(Cherry MCC)
Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-00000006-QINU`"'s files. Salmon Unlocked by default
Halo: CE colour icon taken from MCC files. Colour customisation render ripped from Halo: Combat Evolved'"`UNIQ--nowiki-0000002E-QINU`"'s files. White Unlocked by default
MCC Colour names that were used by MCC at launch, before later being updated to match the original CE names.


Visors[edit]

On the 13th of June 2020, alongside the launch of Series 2: Spark for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries retroactively added the ability to customise the player's helmet visor colour, first introduced in Halo: Reach, into the MCC port of Halo: CE. This was alongside a larger update to MCC CE's cosmetic customisation options, which also added weapon and vehicle skins. To allow players to experience the game as it originally released, a toggle was implemented that allows players to hide all new skins and visors and show only those customisation options that were available at the launch of the original game.[1] These options are specific to MCC CE, and do not exist in CE on Xbox, its original PC and Mac ports, or the Xbox 360 remaster, Halo: CE Anniversary.

A total of 30 visors were added, making for a total of 31 including the default visor (which remains unchanged from the original game):

Visor colours
vde
Icon Image Name Description Unlock requirements
- Default - Unlocked by default
HCE Blue Visor Icon.png
Blue Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 1 (Season point 1)
HCE DarkBlue Visor Icon.png
Dark Blue Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 5 (Season point 1)
HCE Green Visor Icon.png
Green Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 7 (Season point 1)
HCE DarkGreen Visor Icon.png
Dark Green Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 12 (Season point 1)
HCE Purple Visor Icon.png
Purple Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 15 (Season point 1)
HCE Bronze Visor Icon.png
Bronze Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 19 (Season point 1)
HCE DarkPurple Visor Icon.png
Dark Purple Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 22 (Season point 1)
HCE Red Visor Icon.png
Red Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 24 (Season point 1)
HCE Yellow Visor Icon.png
Yellow Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 28 (Season point 1)
HCE Orange Visor Icon.png
Orange Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 33 (Season point 1)
HCE DarkYellow Visor Icon.png
Dark Yellow Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 38 (Season point 1)
HCE PastelBlue Visor Icon.png
Pastel Blue Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 40 (Season point 1)
HCE Silver Visor Icon.png
Silver Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 44 (Season point 1)
HCE DarkRed Visor Icon.png
Dark Red Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 47 (Season point 1)
HCE PastelGreen Visor Icon.png
Pastel Green Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 50 (Season point 1)
HCE DarkOrange Visor Icon.png
Dark Orange Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 53 (Season point 1)
HCE PearlescentYellow Visor Icon.png
Pearlescent Yellow Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 57 (Season point 1)
HCE Platinum Visor Icon.png
Platinum Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 60 (Season point 1)
HCE PastelOrange Visor Icon.png
Pastel Orange Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 63 (Season point 1)
HCE PearlescentRed Visor Icon.png
Pearlescent Red Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 66 (Season point 1)
HCE Spectrum Visor Icon.png
Spectrum Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 70 (Season point 1)
HCE PearlescentPurple Visor Icon.png
Pearlescent Purple Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 72 (Season point 1)
HCE PastelPurple Visor Icon.png
Pastel Purple Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 75 (Season point 1)
HCE PearlescentOrange Visor Icon.png
Pearlescent Orange Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 78 (Season point 1)
HCE Groovy Visor Icon.png
Groovy Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 81 (Season point 1)
HCE PearlescentGreen Visor Icon.png
Pearlescent Green Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 85 (Season point 1)
HCE PastelRed Visor Icon.png
Pastel Red Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 89 (Season point 1)
HCE PastelYellow Visor Icon.png
Pastel Yellow Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 93 (Season point 1)
HCE PearlescantBlue Visor Icon.png
Pearlescent Blue Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 96 (Season point 1)
HCE Onyx Visor Icon.png
Onyx Part of a suite of experimental VISR enhancements. Series 2, Tier 100 (Season point 1)

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