Armor permutations (Halo 3)
For other uses, see armor permutations.
Armor permutations, as a feature in Halo 3, refers to the variety of armor pieces available for players' multiplayer character model. The feature is an improvement of Halo 2's player customisation feature.
There are a total of 17 armor sets included in Halo 3, 12 of which for the SPARTAN-II character model and 5 for the Elite character model. These armor permutations are organized into three categories: Helmet, Chest and Shoulder. Certain armor permutations can only be unlocked by completing the game on certain difficulties, accumulate certain Gamerscore, or by obtaining certain multiplayer-specific achievements.
For the Halo 3 multiplayer component of Halo: The Master Chief Collection between the game's launch in 2014 and the upcoming launch of Halo 3 on PC in 2020, armor customisation has been limited to full sets with no mix-and-match customisation, due to the difficulties of running multiple engines in the menu component. Following the launch of Halo 3 on PC, this system will be updated to display Halo 3 character models in Unreal Engine 4, with full customisation in-game as it was at the launch of Halo 3.
Unlocking armor permutations