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Armor customization (Halo: Reach)

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This article is about the armor customization in Halo: Reach. For other games, see armor customizations.
The Armory in Halo: Reach

Armor customization returns in Halo: Reach, but with far deeper customization options than Halo 3. In Halo 3, unlocking armor permutations involved getting a certain achievement, or a group of achievements. In Halo: Reach, armor is mostly acquired by purchasing it with "credits" (cR) in The Armory, although some armor permutations may have to be unlocked first by reaching a certain rank. Credits are earned by winning or finishing games in the Campaign, Matchmaking, Custom game, Firefight, or Forge modes; by completing achievements; by getting commendations; or by completing daily and weekly challenges. As with Halo 3, every armor permutation in Halo: Reach is purely for aesthetic purposes and does not impact gameplay whatsoever.

With Halo: Reach being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries overhauled the game's unlock system. Credits are dropped in favor of a "battle pass"-esque manner of progression, with XP being earned contributing to levels that, when passed, grants the player a Season point Season Point, which can be used to unlock the next tier in the progression system. Halo: Reach unlocks in Halo: the Master Chief Collection are contained within Season 1: Noble, and Season 5: Anvil. Noble contains Reach's base unlocks present in the original title, while Anvil contains multiple planned, but cut armor permutations, including AKIS.

Overview[edit]

In Halo: Reach, there are ten available slots for SPARTAN armor customization. The ten available slots customizable to Spartans feature the Helmet (can be "upgraded" with various gadgets, known as Helmet Variants), Left and Right Shoulder, and the Chest piece, which returned from Halo 3. The new slots for customization include Wrist, Utility, Visor Color, Knee Guards, Armor Effect, and Firefight Voice. In addition to armor customization, players can also choose Noble Six's gender. Any customization done to Noble Six will be reflected in the campaign's cutscenes.[1]

The game no longer allows players to use Elites as their default player model in matchmaking. Instead, Elites are limited to Elite Slayer, Invasion and Invasion Slayer gametypes. Elites are also usable in custom games (through a "Preferred Species" setting) and in Firefight. Armor customization for Elites has been largely simplified from Halo 3: players can only choose a complete armor set rather than making individual armor changes to their Elite player model. Unlocking each armor set requires the player to reach a certain rank for certain armor; for example, to obtain the armor of an Ultra Elite, the player must reach the rank of Warrant Officer[2]

Armor Effect choices with Legendary (Flaming helmet) selected.

Additionally, the Limited and Legendary Editions of Reach include exclusive armor permutations and effects for the player's character. The Limited Edition comes with the "Sangheili Officer" Elite permutation, while the Legendary Edition includes the aforementioned permutation, along with a Spartan "Flaming Head" effect. However, if the player is equipped with the exclusive flaming helmet effect, the flames will be visible during gameplay but will not be shown in cinematics.[3] A redeemable token that gives the player access to an exclusive variant of the Recon helmet, featuring its own attachments, which was also bundled with the game to all sales made on the release date, and with all pre-orders outside of North America.

The last two sets of helmets for Halo: Reach are available through Halo Waypoint only. Using Waypoint will show the player how to unlock said armor pieces, which each have a base and two additional styles. The unlocks are linked to overall Halo Career Milestones (linked to universal Halo Gamerscore) and specialist achievements; for example, the Military Police helmet requires the user to have completed Halo: Reach on Normal difficulty, the second variant of the helmet requires the user to have the A Spoonful of Blamite achievement and Halo 3's Fear the Pink Mist achievement (accompanied by the right Career Milestone award and the base helmet variant).

Much like Halo 3's "Bungie" armor permutation that granted the player an exclusive flaming head, Halo: Reach featured a then Bungie-exclusive armor effect known as "Eternal", with flames that glowed a bright blue over the normal red-orange. This armor permutation was unobtainable originally, but was made available in 2011 through Bungie's iOS app.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection[edit]

Halo: Reach's port on Halo: The Master Chief Collection forgoes the prior information, instead opting to have all in-game permutations be unlockable through its revised season amd rank system. All items from the original Halo: Reach game can be obtained in Season 1: Noble's progression system, including all previously-limited edition and exclusive content. Additionally, the UA/Multi-Threat and UA/Base Security chest pieces have been added into the game separate from their [W] counterparts already in Halo: Reach, featuring the same chest armor plates without the grenades.

In Season 5: Anvil of The Master Chief Collection's post-launch support, Reach will see the addition of several new helmets and chest armour pieces, never-previously useable in any edition of Halo: Reach. The two new helmets; AKIS and Mariner; are content cut from the original Halo: Reach game and intended for inclusion in the Anniversary Map Pack in 2011. These helmets both have three attachments. Additionally, six new chest armour pieces are to be added to Reach. Five of these are "[R]" (robot arm) variants of already available chest pieces, while the sixth - EXO/TSCS - is a completely new armor piece brought back from the cutting room floor similarly to the AKIS and Mariner helmets.

A second cut chest piece, named in game files as "Preserve", is known to exist with 343 Industries having mentioned bringing "multiple" chest pieces back from the cutting room floor, though its present status and if/when it will be brought into The Master Chief Collection is unknown.

List of permutations[edit]

Spartan[edit]

Helmets
Helmets
Helmet Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection) Helmet attachments Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR Default Visor Icon.png
Mark V [B]
0 cR - Default Unlocked by default HR MarkVB UA Helmet Icon.png
UA
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 750 cR Season 1 Tier 4, Season point 1
HR MarkVB UAHUL Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL
Halo: Reach rank icon Corporal, 1,500 cR Season 1 Tier 15, Season point 1
HR CQC Helmet Icon.png
CQC
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 0 cR Season 1 Tier 1, Season point 1 HR CQC CBRN Helmet Icon.png
CBRN
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 750 cR Season 1 Tier 5, Season point 1
HR CQC UAHUL Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 1,500 cR Season 1 Tier 16, Season point 1
HR ODST Helmet Icon.png
ODST
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 2,000 cR Season 1 Tier 19, Season point 1 HR ODST UACNM Helmet Icon.png
UA/CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Corporal, 1,000 cR Season 1 Tier 19, Season point 1
HR ODST CBRNHUL Helmet Icon.png
CBRN/HUL
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 500 cR Season 1 Tier 38, Season point 1
HR HAZOP Helmet Icon.png
HAZOP
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 7,000 cR Season 1 Tier 1, Season point 1 HR HAZOP CBRNHUL Helmet Icon.png
CBRN/HUL
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 2,000 cR Season 1 Tier 27, Season point 1
HR HAZOP CNMI Helmet Icon.png
CNM-I
Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 1,000 cR Season 1 Tier 45, Season point 1
HR EOD Helmet Icon.png
EOD
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 15,000 cR Season 1 Tier 29, Season point 1 HR EOD CNM Helmet Icon.png
CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 5,000 cR Season 1 Tier 29, Season point 1
HR EOD UAHUL Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 3,000 cR Season 1 Tier 29, Season point 1
HR Operator Helmet Icon.png
Operator
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 7,000 cR Season 1 Tier 30, Season point 1 HR Operator UAHUL Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 2,000 cR Season 1 Tier 30, Season point 1
HR Operator CNM Helmet Icon.png
CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 1,000 cR Season 1 Tier 30, Season point 1
HR Grenadier Helmet Icon.png
Grenadier
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 25,000 cR Season 1 Tier 39, Season point 1 HR Grenadier UA Helmet Icon.png
UA
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 5,000 cR Season 1 Tier 39, Season point 1
HR Grenadier UAFC Helmet Icon.png
UA/FC
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 2,000 cR Season 1 Tier 41, Season point 1
HR AirAssault Helmet Icon.png
Air Assault
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 15,000 cR Season 1 Tier 37, Season point 1 HR AirAssault UACNM Helmet Icon.png
UA/CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 7,500 cR Season 1 Tier 37, Season point 1
HR AirAssault FCI Helmet Icon.png
FC-I
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 5,000 cR Season 1 Tier 38, Season point 1
HR Scout Helmet Icon.png
Scout
Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 40,000 cR Season 1 Tier 40, Season point 1 HR Scout HURS Helmet Icon.png
HU/RS
Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 5,000 cR Season 1 Tier 40, Season point 1
HR Scout CBRNCNM Helmet Icon.png
CBRN/CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 5,000 cR Season 1 Tier 40, Season point 1
HR EVA Helmet Icon.png
EVA
Halo: Reach rank icon Major, 30,000 cR Season 1 Tier 51, Season point 1 HR EVA CNM Helmet Icon.png
CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Major, 7,000 cR Season 1 Tier 52, Season point 1
HR EVA UAHUL3 Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL[3]
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 15,000 cR Season 1 Tier 58, Season point 1
HR JFO Helmet Icon.png
JFO
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 60,000 cR Season 1 Tier 59, Season point 1 HR JFO HULI Helmet Icon.png
HUL-I
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 20,000 cR Season 1 Tier 59, Season point 1
HR JFO UA Helmet Icon.png
UA
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 10,000 cR Season 1 Tier 61, Season point 1
HR Commando Helmet Icon.png
Commando
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 85,000 cR Season 1 Tier 68, Season point 1 HR Commando CBRNCNM Helmet Icon.png
CBRN/CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 40,000 cR Season 1 Tier 69, Season point 1
HR Commando UAFCI2 Helmet Icon.png
UA/FC-I[2]
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 40,000 cR Season 1 Tier 71, Season point 1
HR EVAC Helmet Icon.png
EVA [C]
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, purchase EVA helmet, 120,000 cR Season 1 Tier 70, Season point 1 HR EVAC CNM Helmet Icon.png
CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 25,000 cR Season 1 Tier 70, Season point 1
HR EVAC UAHUL3 Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL[3]
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 140,000 cR Season 1 Tier 70, Season point 1
HR MarkV Helmet Icon.png
Mark V
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 130,000 cR Season 1 Tier 60, Season point 1 HR MarkV CNM Helmet Icon.png
CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 10,000 cR Season 1 Tier 60, Season point 1
HR MarkV UA Helmet Icon.png
UA
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 15,000 cR Season 1 Tier 60, Season point 1
HR Pilot Helmet Icon.png
Pilot
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 90,000 cR Season 1 Tier 80, Season point 1 HR Pilot HUL3 Helmet Icon.png
HUL[3]
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 25,000 cR Season 1 Tier 80, Season point 1
HR Pilot UAHUL3 Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL[3]
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 55,000 cR Season 1 Tier 80, Season point 1
HR Pilot Haunted Helmet Icon.png
Haunted
Halo: Reach rank icon Inheritor, all prior helmets and attachments must be purchased, 1 cR Season 1 Tier 100, Season point 1
HR Recon Helmet Icon.png
Recon
Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 100,000 cR Season 1 Tier 3, Season point 1 HR Recon HUL Helmet Icon.png
HUL-I
Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 75,000 cR Season 1 Tier 74, Season point 1
HR Recon UAHUL Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL[3]
Pre-order/ day one purchase of Halo: Reach. Season 1 Tier 10, Season point 1
HR MarkVI Helmet Icon.png
Mark VI
Halo: Reach rank icon Brigadier, 300,000 cR Season 1 Tier 86, Season point 1 HR MarkVI FCI2 Helmet Icon.png
FC-I[2]
Halo: Reach rank icon Brigadier, 75,000 cR Season 1 Tier 90, Season point 1
HR MarkVI UAHULI Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL-I
Halo: Reach rank icon Brigadier, 75,000 cR Season 1 Tier 91, Season point 1
HR Gungnir Helmet Icon.png
GUNGNIR
Halo: Reach rank icon Brigadier, 250,000 cR Season 1 Tier 85, Season point 1 HR Gungnir HURS Helmet Icon.png
HU/RS
Halo: Reach rank icon Brigadier, 125,000 cR Season 1 Tier 89, Season point 1
HR Gungnir CBRN Helmet Icon.png
CBRN
Halo: Reach rank icon Mythic, 400,000 cR Season 1 Tier 94, Season point 1
HR Security Helmet Icon.png
Security
Halo: Reach rank icon General, 250,000 cR Season 1 Tier 90, Season point 1 HR Security UAHUL Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL
Halo: Reach rank icon General, 200,000 cR Season 1 Tier 99, Season point 1
HR Security CBRNCNM Helmet Icon.png
CBRN/CNM
Halo: Reach rank icon Legend, 200,000 cR Season 1 Tier 96, Season point 1
HR MilitaryPolice Helmet Icon.png
Military Police
Halo Waypoint exclusive: reach Waypoint Career Milestone 15 and unlock The Soldier We Need You To Be achievement. Season 1 Tier 2, Season point 1 HR MilitaryPolice CBRNHURS Helmet Icon.png
CBRN/HU/RS
Halo Waypoint exclusive: reach Waypoint Career Milestone 20 and unlock Pink and Deadly achievement in Halo 3: ODST, alongside having the base Military Police helmet unlocked. Season 1 Tier 9, Season point 1
HR MilitaryPolice HURSCNM Helmet Icon.png
HU/RS/CNM
Halo Waypoint exclusive: reach Waypoint Career Milestone 25 and unlock Fear the Pink Mist achievement in Halo 3, alongside having the base Military Police helmet and CBRN/HU/RS attachment unlocked. Season 1 Tier 9, Season point 1
HR CQB Helmet Icon.png
CQB
Halo Waypoint exclusive: reach Waypoint Career Milestone 20 and unlock the Folks Need Heroes... achievement. Season 1 Tier 1, Season point 1 HR CQB HURS Helmet Icon.png
HU/RS/CNM
Halo Waypoint exclusive: reach Waypoint Career Milestone 25 and unlock the Campaign Complete: Heroic achievement in Halo 3: ODST, alongside having the base CQB helmet unlocked. Season 1 Tier 6, Season point 1
HR CQB UAHUL Helmet Icon.png
UA/HUL
Halo Waypoint exclusive: reach Waypoint Career Milestone 30 and unlock the Campaign Complete: Legendary achievement in Halo 3, alongside having the base CQB helmet and HU/RS/CNM attachment unlocked. Season 1 Tier 10, Season point 1
HR AKIS Helmet Icon.png
AKIS
N/A (Cut) Season 5 Tier 1, Season point 1 HR AKIS GRD Helmet Icon.png
GRD
N/A (Cut) Season 5 Tier 60, Season point 1
HR AKIS CBRN Helmet Icon.png
CBRN
N/A (Cut) Season 5 Tier 30, Season point 1
HR AKIS GRDCBRN Helmet Icon.png
GRD/CBRN
N/A (Cut) Season 5 Tier 100, Season point 1
HR Mariner Helmet Icon.png
Mariner
N/A (Cut) Season 5 Tier 10, Season point 1 HR Mariner Defiant Helmet Icon.png
Defiant
N/A Season 5 Tier 45, Season point 1
HR Mariner MisterChief Helmet Icon.png
Mister Chief
Season 5 Challenge: Because You Begged
HR Mariner OPTREX Helmet Icon.png
OPTREX
Season 5 Tier 80, Season point 1
Chests
Chest armor
Chest armor Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR Default Chest Icon.png
Default
0 cR - Default Unlocked by default
HR DefaultR Chest Icon.png
Default [R]
N/A Season 5 Tier 25, Season point 1
HR HPHALO Chest Icon.png
HP/HALO
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 600 cR Season 1 Tier 14, Season point 1
HR Counterassault Chest Icon.png
UA/Counterassault
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 600 cR Season 1 Tier 26, Season point 1
HR CounterassaultR Chest Icon.png
UA/Counterassault [R]
N/A Season 5 Tier 90, Season point 1
HR LRP Chest Icon.png
Tactical/LRP
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 1,000 cR Season 1 Tier 31, Season point 1
HR ODST Chest Icon.png
UA/ODST
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 750 cR Season 1 Tier 41, Season point 1
HR Recon Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Recon
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 1,500 cR Season 1 Tier 44, Season point 1
HR ReconR Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Recon [R]
N/A Season 5 Tier 70, Season point 1
HR Grenadier Chest Icon.png
Collar/Grenadier
Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 4,000 cR Season 1 Tier 47, Season point 1
HR Patrol Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Patrol
Halo: Reach rank icon Major, 4,000 cR Season 1 Tier 54, Season point 1
HR PatrolR Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Patrol [R]
N/A Season 5 Tier 76, Season point 1
HR Breacher Chest Icon.png
Collar/Breacher
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 8,000 cR Season 1 Tier 62, Season point 1
HR Breacher Chest Icon.png
Collar/Breacher [R]
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 75,000 cR (Must have Collar/Breacher already purchased) Season 1 Tier 62, Season point 1
HR Sapper Chest Icon.png
Assault/Sapper
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 14,000 cR Season 1 Tier 73, Season point 1
HR Sapper Chest Icon.png
Assault/Sapper [R]
Halo: Reach rank icon General, 250,000 cR (Must have Assault/Sapper already purchased) Season 1 Tier 62, Season point 1
HR Commando Chest Icon.png
Assault/Commando
Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 12,000 cR Season 1 Tier 75, Season point 1
HR Parafoil Chest Icon.png
HP/Parafoil
Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 8,000 cR Season 1 Tier 78, Season point 1
HR Parafoil Chest Icon.png
HP/Parafoil [R]
Halo: Reach rank icon Brigadier, 175,000 cR (Must have HP/Parafoil already purchased) Season 1 Tier 62, Season point 1
HR Grenadier Chest Icon.png
Collar/Grenadier [UA]
Halo: Reach rank icon General, 40,000 cR Season 1 Tier 49, Season point 1
HR GrenadierUAR Chest Icon.png
Collar/Grenadier [UA] [R]
N/A Season 5 Tier 55, Season point 1
HR BaseSecurity Chest Icon.png
Base Security
N/A (Unused) Season 1 Tier 17, Season point 1
HR BaseSecurityW Chest Icon.png
Base Security [W]
Halo Waypoint exclusive: reach Waypoint Career Milestone 30 and unlock the Yes, Sensei achievement. Season 1 Tier 31, Season point 1
HR MultiThreat Chest Icon.png
Multi-Threat
N/A (Unused) Season 1 Tier 18, Season point 1
HR MultiThreatW Chest Icon.png
Multi-Threat [W]
Halo: Reach pre-order exclusive. Season 1 Tier 32, Season point 1
HR EXO-TSCS Chest Icon.png
EXO/TSCS
N/A (Cut) Season 5 Tier 20, Season point 1
HR PRESERVE Chest Icon.png
Unknown
N/A (Cut) Unspecified upcoming season
Shoulders
Shoulder
Shoulder Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR Default LShoulder Icon.pngHR Default RShoulder Icon.png
Default
0 cR - Default Unlocked by default
HR FJPara LShoulder Icon.pngHR FJPara RShoulder Icon.png
FJ/PARA
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 250 cR Season 1 Tier 11, Season point 1
HR HAZOP LShoulder Icon.pngHR HAZOP RShoulder Icon.png
HAZOP
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 500 cR Season 1 Tier 12, Season point 1
HR JFO LShoulder Icon.pngHR JFO RShoulder Icon.png
JFO
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 1,000 cR Season 1 Tier 13, Season point 1
HR Recon LShoulder Icon.pngHR Recon RShoulder Icon.png
Recon
Halo: Reach rank icon Corporal, 1,500 cR Season 1 Tier 22, Season point 1
HR MultiThreat LShoulder Icon.pngHR MultiThreat RShoulder Icon.png
UA/Multi-Threat
Halo: Reach rank icon Corporal, 2,000 cR Season 1 Tier 23, Season point 1
HR JumpJet LShoulder Icon.pngHR JumpJet RShoulder Icon.png
Jump Jet
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 5,000 cR Season 1 Tier 24, Season point 1
HR EVA LShoulder Icon.pngHR EVA RShoulder Icon.png
EVA
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 3,000 cR Season 1 Tier 28, Season point 1
HR Gungnir LShoulder Icon.pngHR Gungnir RShoulder Icon.png
GUNGNIR
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 5,000 cR Season 1 Tier 36, Season point 1
HR ODST LShoulder Icon.pngHR ODST RShoulder Icon.png
ODST
Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 25,000 cR Season 1 Tier 46, Season point 1
HR BaseSecurity LShoulder Icon.pngHR BaseSecurity RShoulder Icon.png
UA/Base Security
Halo: Reach rank icon Major, 12,000 cR Season 1 Tier 53, Season point 1
HR CQC LShoulder Icon.pngHR CQC RShoulder Icon.png
CQC
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 20,000 cR Season 1 Tier 61, Season point 1
HR Operator LShoulder Icon.pngHR Operator RShoulder Icon.png
Operator
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 28,000 cR Season 1 Tier 72, Season point 1
HR Commando LShoulder Icon.pngHR Commando RShoulder Icon.png
Commando
Halo: Reach rank icon Commander, 40,000 cR Season 1 Tier 71, Season point 1
HR Grenadier LShoulder Icon.pngHR Grenadier RShoulder Icon.png
Grenadier
Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 65,000 cR Season 1 Tier 76, Season point 1
HR Sniper LShoulder Icon.pngHR Sniper RShoulder Icon.png
Sniper
Halo: Reach rank icon Brigadier, 80,000 cR (left), 75,000 cR (right) Season 1 Tier 88, Season point 1
HR MarkV LShoulder Icon.pngHR MarkV RShoulder Icon.png
MJOLNIR Mark V
Halo: Reach rank icon Brigadier, 100,000 cR (left), 80,000 cR (right) Season 1 Tier 87, Season point 1
HR Security LShoulder Icon.pngHR Security RShoulder Icon.png
Security
Halo: Reach rank icon General, 70,000 cR (left), 275,000 cR (right) Season 1 Tier 83, Season point 1
Knee guards
Knee guards
Knee guard Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR Default Knee Icon.png
Default
0 cR - Default Unlocked by default
HR FJPara Knee Icon.png
FJ/PARA
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 10,000 cR Season 1 Tier 33, Season point 1
HR Gungnir Knee Icon.png
GUNGNIR
Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 25,000 cR Season 1 Tier 48, Season point 1
HR Grenadier Knee Icon.png
Grenadier
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 45,000 cR Season 1 Tier 64, Season point 1
Wrists
Wrist attachment
Wrist attachment Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR Default Wrist Icon.png
Default
0 cR - Default Unlocked by default
HR Buckler Wrist Icon.png
UA/Buckler
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 5,000 cR Season 1 Tier 32, Season point 1
HR Bracer Wrist Icon.png
UA/Bracer
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 10,000 cR Season 1 Tier 42, Season point 1
HR TACPAD Wrist Icon.png
Tactical/TACPAD
Halo: Reach rank icon Major, 50,000 cR Season 1 Tier 55, Season point 1
HR UGPS Wrist Icon.png
Tactical/UGPS
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 80,000 cR Season 1 Tier 63, Season point 1
HR Breacher Wrist Icon.png
Assault/Breacher
Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 200,000 cR Season 1 Tier 81, Season point 1
Utility
Utility
Utility Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR Default Utility Icon.png
Default
0 cR - Default Unlocked by default
HR HardCase Utility Icon.png
Tactical/Hard Case
Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 40,000 cR Season 1 Tier 36, Season point 1
HR Chobham Utility Icon.png
UA/CHOBHAM
Purchase Tactical/Hard Case, 30,000 cR Season 1 Tier 51, Season point 1
HR NxRA Utility Icon.png
UA/NxRA
Halo: Reach rank icon Major, purchase Tactical/Hard Case 40,000 cR Season 1 Tier 57, Season point 1
HR TraumaKit Utility Icon.png
Tactical/Trauma Kit
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, purchase Tactical/Hard Case 80,000 cR Season 1 Tier 66, Season point 1
HR SoftCase Utility Icon.png
Tactical/Soft Case
Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 100,000 cR Season 1 Tier 82, Season point 1
Visor colors
Visor Color
Visor Color Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR Default Visor Icon.png
Default
0 cR - Default Unlocked by default
HR Silver Visor Icon.png
Silver
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 35,000 cR Season 1 Tier 34, Season point 1
HR Blue Visor Icon.png
Blue
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 50,000 cR Season 1 Tier 43, Season point 1
HR Black Visor Icon.png
Black
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 100,000 cR Season 1 Tier 69, Season point 1
HR Gold Visor Icon.png
Gold
Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 250,000 cR Season 1 Tier 84, Season point 1
Armor effects
Armor Effects
Effect Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR Default Armor Effect.png
Default
Unlocked by default
HR BirthdayParty Effect Icon.png
Birthday Party
200,000 cR Season 1 Tier 25, Season point 1
HR Eternal Armor Effect.pngHR Eternal Effect Icon.png
Eternal (Blue Flaming Helmet)
0 cR- Formerly only available to Bungie employees, required e-mail verification through Bungie.net. Available until 7/7/11. Season 1 Tier 100, Season point 1
HR Legendary Armor Effect.pngHR Legendary Effect Icon.png
Legendary (Red Flaming Helmet)
0 cR - Included with the Legendary Edition of Halo: Reach. Season 1 Tier 83, Season point 1
HR HeartAttack Effect Icon.png
Heart Attack
300,000 cR Season 1 Tier 65, Season point 1
HR Pestilence Armor Effect.pngHR Pestilence Effect Icon.png
Pestilence
1,000,000 cR Season 1 Tier 52, Season point 1
HR Inclement Weather Armor Effect.pngHR InclementWeather Effect Icon.png
Inclement Weather
2,000,000 cR Season 1 Tier 79, Season point 1
Firefight voices
Firefight Voices
Firefight voice Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR NobleSix Firefight Icon.png
Noble Six
Unlocked by default Unlocked by default
HR Jorge052 Firefight Icon.png
Jorge S-052
10,000 cR Season 1 Tier 77, Season point 1
HR JunA266 Firefight Icon.png
Jun S-266
10,000 cR Season 1 Tier 20, Season point 1
HR EmileA239 Firefight Icon.png
Emile S-239
10,000 cR Season 1 Tier 35, Season point 1
HR KatB320 Firefight Icon.png
Kat S-320
10,000 cR Season 1 Tier 49, Season point 1
HR AuntieDot Firefight Icon.png
Auntie Dot [A.I.]
15,000 cR Season 1 Tier 56, Season point 1
HR CarterA259 Firefight Icon.png
Carter S-259
100,000 cR Season 1 Tier 67, Season point 1
HR Stacker Firefight Icon.png
GYSGT Stacker
5,000 cR Season 1 Tier 7, Season point 1
HR Buck Firefight Icon.png
GYSGT Buck
15,000 cR Season 1 Tier 81, Season point 1
HR Johnson Firefight Icon.png
SGTMAJ Johnson
100,000 cR Season 1 Tier 97, Season point 1
HR Cortana Firefight Icon.png
Cortana [A.I.]
100,000 cR Season 1 Tier 95, Season point 1
HR John117 Firefight Icon.png
John S-117
150,000 cR Season 1 Tier 100, Season point 1

Elite[edit]

Elite armor
Armor Unlock (Halo: Reach) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
HR Elite Minor Icon.png
Minor
Unlocked by default Unlocked by default
HR Elite Officer Icon.png
Officer
Halo: Reach Xbox 360, Limited and Legendary editions only Season 1 Tier 98, Season point 1
HR Elite SpecOps Icon.png
Spec Ops
Halo: Reach rank icon Corporal Season 1 Tier 8, Season point 1
HR Elite Ranger Icon.png
Ranger
Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant Season 1 Tier 21, Season point 1
HR Elite Ultra Icon.png
Ultra
Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer Season 1 Tier 45, Season point 1
HR Elite Zealot Icon.png
Zealot
Halo: Reach rank icon Captain Season 1 Tier 50, Season point 1
HR Elite General Icon.png
General
Halo: Reach rank icon Major Season 1 Tier 65, Season point 1
HR Elite FieldMarshal Icon.png
Field Marshal
Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel Season 1 Tier 79, Season point 1

Trivia[edit]

  • With the addition of Firefight Voices (color schemes, armor effects and gender included,) there are 8,132,665,405,440,000 possible configurations; approximately 242 times the current population of the Earth. [verification needed]
  • The current cost of all the armor pieces in the Halo: Reach armory combined is 9,634,201 cR. [verification needed]
  • In Halo: Reach, the mandibles of an Elite will protrude out after its death. This is most noticeable with the Ultra, Spec Ops and Ranger permutations as the mandibles will stick out of the helmet.
  • The player's combat knife, along with any armor abilities or armor effects, will not be displayed during cutscenes in Halo: Reach.
  • Halo: Reach armor permutations return in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, mostly identical to their original form. Notably, the soft case the mounts on the lower back of the Assault/Commando chest piece is missing in the armor customization menu, though it still appears in gameplay. Conversely, the smaller cases which appear in the same location on the Tactical/Recon chest piece can be seen in the armor customization menu, but do not appear in gameplay.
  • Female Spartans have noticeably different gauntlet armor compared to their male counterparts, although they only display in third person. This is because both male and female spartans share the same first person viewmodels.

Gallery[edit]

Spartan[edit]

Elite[edit]

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