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Armor customization (Halo 4)

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This article is about the armor customization in Halo 4. For other games, see armor customizations.
Some of the armor variants in Halo 4.

Armor customization in Halo 4 allows players to customize their SPARTAN-IV player model. New armor sets can only be unlocked by reaching certain ranks and completing specific in-game commendations, Challenges, or Halo Waypoint goals.[1]

Overview[edit]

Halo 4 provides armor customization akin to previous Halo titles, featuring the ability to swap specific armor pieces on the player's Spartan-IV. The armor is based upon the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor [GEN2] model, with some variants being upgrades of previous generational incarnations. Customization slots remain mostly the same as the game's predecessor, Halo: Reach, however, wrist and leg utilities are replaced with full wrist and leg armor customization, and armor effects don't make a return. The player can also customize their armor with specific skins, including camouflage patterns and other, more ostentatious designs.

As stated above, common armor sets can be unlocked by reaching certain a Spartan Rank (SR), while rarer and more elaborate designs require the specific completion of commendations, Challenges, or Halo Waypoint goals.[1] The release of the Champions Bundle brought an additional four armor sets and one skin to use for players who purchased the DLC, though said armor will display as default Recruit armor in the game's Spartan Ops mode due to technical reasons.

In a first since Halo 2 in 2004, Halo 4 removes the player's option to use Elites in multiplayer, as an emphasis was placed on "Infinity mode" which focuses on SPARTAN-IVs.[2]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection[edit]

On launch, Halo 4's port on Halo: The Master Chief Collection only allowed for limited armor customization, and the player was limited to choosing a full set of armor and colors, with no ability to swap specific armor pieces, armor skins, or visor colors, while the player was also locked to a red visor. Likewise, the Champions Bundle armor did not return, and wasn't available to use. This system was employed at launch due to the difficulty of having to run several game engines for customization in the menus.

Starting with the release of Halo: Reach in the collection, it and the games leading into Halo 4 began to receive, or were updated to have full armor customization with the implementation of the menu's Unreal Engine 4 component, with Halo 4 receiving its own customization update upon the game's launch on PC in November, 2020. This update was first alluded to with Halo 3: ODST's release, as a placeholder Unreal Engine 4 render was added to the game's menu. With Halo 4's flight and update, full customization was restored to the player, including armor skins, and visor colors. Champions Bundle armor wasn't included on Halo 4's launch, but was later included alongside Armor effects with the release of Season 7: Elite in 2021.[3] Season 7 will also include the introduction of the Keystone helmet, inspired by the design of the Mark VII design included in Halo Infinite.[4]

List of customizations[edit]

Armor variants[edit]

List of unlock prerequisites[edit]

Helmets
Helmets
Helmet Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection) Skins Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
Aviator SR-11 Unlocked by default VERG Complete Vehicle Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
VISN Classified Flying Colors archive Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Aviator SR-17 Unlocked by default BOND Complete Wheelman Commendation Unlocked by default
CIO Complete Spartan Slayer Commendation Unlocked by default WEB Pre-order Halo 4 from Amazon.com Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RUIN Buy the Spartan CIO figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RUSH Classified Flying Colors archive Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Commando Complete Dominion Victory Commendation Unlocked by default FRCT Complete Flood Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Deadeye Pre-order Halo 4 from Best Buy or Play.com Unlocked by default N/A
Defender SR-24 Unlocked by default CTRL Complete Bullet in the Brain Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
CLMN Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Enforcer SR-50 Unlocked by default TRBL Complete Mounted Turret Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
TRCR Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Engineer EN-4 Unlocked by default EDGE EN-9 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
EOD SR-45 Unlocked by default SHWD Complete Regicide Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
EVA SR-27 Unlocked by default BRCH Complete Hail of Death Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
FOTUS Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Console Unlocked by default N/A
GUNGNIR Complete Slayer Victory Commendation Unlocked by default PULS Pre-order Halo 4 from Microsoft Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
HAZOP SR-43 Unlocked by default FRST Pre-order Halo 4 from GameStop Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Infiltrator SR-42 Unlocked by default TRAC Complete Multikill Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
PYTN Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
HTMCC H4 Keystone Helmet Icon.png
Keystone
N/A Season 7: Elite, Purchase in The Exchange (Season point 0) N/A
Locus Pre-order Halo 4 from MightyApe.co.nz or HMV.com Unlocked by default N/A
HTMCC H4 MarkV Helmet Icon.png
Mark V
Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 2 (Season point 1) N/A
Mark VI Complete Legend Commendation Unlocked by default N/A
Oceanic SR-47 Unlocked by default CRCT Pre-order Halo 4 from Walmart Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
SLID Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
HTMCC H4 ODST Helmet Icon.png
ODST
Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 68 (Season point 1) N/A
Operator OP-4 Unlocked by default SRFC OP-9 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Orbital SR-41 Unlocked by default AEON Complete Covenant Destroyer Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
SWFT Enter Section 3 code YANUMAS Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Pathfinder PT-4 Unlocked by default CORE PT-9 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Pioneer PR-4 Unlocked by default ADPT PR-9 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
HTMCC H4 Prefect Helmet Icon.png
Prefect
Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 36 (Season point 1) N/A
Protector Complete UNSC Loadout Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default DRFT Complete Weapon Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Raider Classified Requiem Archive I archive Unlocked by default DSST Classified Requiem Archive II archive Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Ranger Complete Combat Opportunity Commendation Unlocked by default STRK Complete Protector Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Recon SR-26 Unlocked by default SURG Complete Covenant Loadout Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Recruit Unlocked by default Unlocked by default PRME Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
HTMCC H4 Ricochet Helmet Icon.png
Ricochet
Buying the Bullseye Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 18 (Season point 1) HTMCC H4 Ricochet HMTM Helmet Icon.png
HMTM
Buying the Bullseye Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 18 (Season point 1)
Rogue RG-4 Unlocked by default FCUS RG-9 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Scanner Buying the War Games Map Pass Unlocked by default N/A
Scout SR-38 Unlocked by default APEX Complete Oddball Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
TOXC Buy the Spartan Scout figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Soldier SR-15 Unlocked by default ZNTH Complete Killing Spree Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Stalker SK-4 Unlocked by default CRSH SK-9 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Strider Buying the War Games Map Pass Unlocked by default N/A
Tracker TK-4 Unlocked by default ADRT TK-9 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Vanguard Complete Forerunner Destroyer Commendation Unlocked by default CNVG Complete Flag Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Venator Complete Assassin Commendation Unlocked by default RPTR Pre-order Halo 4 from Best Buy Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
BYNT Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RFCT Buying the Didact figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
War Master SR-37 Unlocked by default PRML Complete King of the Hill Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Warrior SR-8 Unlocked by default MTRX Complete Forerunner Loadout Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Wetwork WK-4 Unlocked by default PRML WK-9 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Chests
Chest
Chest Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection) Skins Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
Aviator SR-11 Unlocked by default VERG Complete Vehicle Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
VISN Classified Flying Colors archive Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Aviator SR-17 Unlocked by default BOND Complete Wheelman Commendation Unlocked by default
CIO Complete Spartan Slayer Commendation Unlocked by default WEB Pre-order Halo 4 from Amazon.com Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RUIN Buy the Spartan CIO figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RUSH Classified Flying Colors archive Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Commando Complete Dominion Victory Commendation Unlocked by default FRCT Complete Flood Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Defender SR-24 Unlocked by default CTRL Complete Bullet in the Brain Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
CLMN Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Enforcer SR-50 Unlocked by default TRBL Complete Mounted Turret Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
TRCR Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Engineer EN-2 Unlocked by default EDGE EN-7 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
EOD SR-45 Unlocked by default SHWD Complete Regicide Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
EVA-class Mjolnir SR-27 Unlocked by default BRCH Complete Hail of Death Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
FOTUS Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Console Unlocked by default N/A
GUNGNIR Complete Slayer Victory Commendation Unlocked by default PULS Pre-order Halo 4 from Microsoft Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
HAZOP SR-43 Unlocked by default FRST Pre-order Halo 4 from GameStop Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Infiltrator SR-42 Unlocked by default TRAC Complete Multikill Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
PYTN Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Mark V Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 16 (Season point 1) N/A
Mark VI Complete Legend Commendation Unlocked by default N/A
Oceanic SR-47 Unlocked by default CRCT Pre-order Halo 4 from Walmart Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
SLID Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
ODST Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 80 (Season point 1) N/A
Operator OP-2 Unlocked by default SRFC OP-7 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Orbital SR-41 Unlocked by default AEON Complete Covenant Destroyer Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
SWFT Enter Section 3 code YANUMAS Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Pathfinder PT-2 Unlocked by default CORE PT-7 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Pioneer PR-2 Unlocked by default ADPT PR-7 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Prefect Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 47 (Season point 1) N/A
Protector Complete UNSC Loadout Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default DRFT Complete Weapon Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Raider Classified Requiem Archive I archive Unlocked by default DSST Classified Requiem Archive II archive Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Ranger Complete Combat Opportunity Commendation Unlocked by default STRK Complete Protector Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Recon SR-26 Unlocked by default SURG Complete Covenant Loadout Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Recruit Unlocked by default Unlocked by default PRME Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Ricochet Buying the Bullseye Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 30 (Season point 1) N/A
Rogue RG-2 Unlocked by default FCUS RG-7 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Scout SR-38 Unlocked by default APEX Complete Oddball Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
TOXC Buy the Spartan Scout figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Soldier SR-15 Unlocked by default ZNTH Complete Killing Spree Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Stalker SK-2 Unlocked by default CRSH SK-7 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Tracker TK-2 Unlocked by default ADRT TK-7 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Vanguard Complete Forerunner Destroyer Commendation Unlocked by default CNVG Complete Flag Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Venator Complete Assassin Commendation Unlocked by default RPTR Pre-order Halo 4 from Best Buy Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
BYNT Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RFCT Buying the Didact figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
War Master SR-37 Unlocked by default PRML Complete King of the Hill Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Warrior SR-8 Unlocked by default MTRX Complete Forerunner Loadout Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Wetwork WK-2 Unlocked by default PRML WK-7 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Shoulders
Shoulders
Shoulders Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection) Skins Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
Aviator SR-11 Unlocked by default VERG Complete Vehicle Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
VISN Classified Flying Colors archive Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Aviator SR-17 Unlocked by default BOND Complete Wheelman Commendation Unlocked by default
CIO Complete Spartan Slayer Commendation Unlocked by default WEB Pre-order Halo 4 from Amazon.com Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RUIN Buy the Spartan CIO figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RUSH Classified Flying Colors archive Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Commando Complete Dominion Victory Commendation Unlocked by default FRCT Complete Flood Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Defender SR-24 Unlocked by default CTRL Complete Bullet in the Brain Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
CLMN Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Enforcer SR-50 Unlocked by default TRBL Complete Mounted Turret Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
TRCR Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Engineer EN-3 Unlocked by default EDGE EN-8 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
EOD SR-45 Unlocked by default SHWD Complete Regicide Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
EVA-class Mjolnir SR-27 Unlocked by default BRCH Complete Hail of Death Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
FOTUS Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Console Unlocked by default N/A
GUNGNIR Complete Slayer Victory Commendation Unlocked by default PULS Pre-order Halo 4 from Microsoft Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
HAZOP SR-43 Unlocked by default FRST Pre-order Halo 4 from GameStop Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Infiltrator SR-42 Unlocked by default TRAC Complete Multikill Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
PYTN Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Mark V Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 55 (Season point 1) N/A
Mark VI Complete Legend Commendation Unlocked by default N/A
Oceanic SR-47 Unlocked by default CRCT Pre-order Halo 4 from Walmart Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
SLID Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
ODST Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 97 (Season point 1) N/A
Operator OP-3 Unlocked by default SRFC OP-8 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Orbital SR-41 Unlocked by default AEON Complete Covenant Destroyer Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
SWFT Enter Section 3 code YANUMAS Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Pathfinder PT-3 Unlocked by default CORE PT-8 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Pioneer PR-3 Unlocked by default ADPT PR-8 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Prefect Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 77 (Season point 1) N/A
Protector Complete UNSC Loadout Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default DRFT Complete Weapon Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Raider Classified Requiem Archive I archive Unlocked by default DSST Classified Requiem Archive II archive Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Ranger Complete Combat Opportunity Commendation Unlocked by default STRK Complete Protector Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Recon SR-26 Unlocked by default SURG Complete Covenant Loadout Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Recruit Unlocked by default Unlocked by default PRME Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Ricochet Buying the Bullseye Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 61 (Season point 1) N/A
Rogue RG-3 Unlocked by default FCUS RG-8 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Scout SR-38 Unlocked by default APEX Complete Oddball Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
TOXC Buy the Spartan Scout figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Soldier SR-15 Unlocked by default ZNTH Complete Killing Spree Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Stalker SK-3 Unlocked by default CRSH SK-8 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Tracker TK-3 Unlocked by default ADRT TK-8 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Vanguard Complete Forerunner Destroyer Commendation Unlocked by default CNVG Complete Flag Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Venator Complete Assassin Commendation Unlocked by default RPTR Pre-order Halo 4 from Best Buy Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
BYNT Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RFCT Buying the Didact figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
War Master SR-37 Unlocked by default PRML Complete King of the Hill Victory Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Warrior SR-8 Unlocked by default MTRX Complete Forerunner Loadout Mastery Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Wetwork WK-3 Unlocked by default PRML WK-8 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Forearms
Forearms
Forearms Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection) Skins Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
Contoured SR-39 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update SHRD Complete Perfection Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
FOTUS Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Console Unlocked by default N/A
GV-09 Locking SR-22 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update FRST Pre-orderHalo 4 from GameStop Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Inner-plated SR-30 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update WEB Pre-order Halo 4 from Amazon.com Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
TOXC Buy the Spartan Scout figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Mark V Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier ?? N/A
Mark VI Complete Legend Commendation Unlocked by default N/A
ODST Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier ?? N/A
Outer-plated SR-34 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update RPTR Pre-order Halo 4 from Best Buy Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
BYNT Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RFCT Buying the Didact figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Prefect Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier ?? N/A
Recruit Unlocked by default Unlocked by default PRME Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Ricochet Buying the Bullseye Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier ?? N/A
Twin-plated SR-9 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update AEON Complete Close Quarters Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
SWFT N/A Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
XV-27 Shifting SR-48 Pre-order Halo 4 from Best Buy PULS Pre-order Halo 4 from Microsoft Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
CRCT Pre-order Halo 4 from Walmart Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
SLID Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Legs
Legs
Legs Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection) Skins Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
Contoured SR-40 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update SHRD Complete Payback Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
FOTUS Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Console Unlocked by default N/A
LG-50 Bulk SR-23 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update PULS Pre-order Halo 4 from Microsoft Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
CLMN Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Mark V Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 45 (Season point 1) N/A
Mark VI Complete Legend Commendation Unlocked by default N/A
ODST Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 94 (Season point 1) N/A
Outer-plated SR-31 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update CRCT Pre-order Halo 4 from Walmart Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
TOXC Buying the Spartan Scout figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Over-locking SR-49 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update WEB Pre-order Halo 4 from Amazon.com Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Prefect Buying the Infinity Armor Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 64 (Season point 1) N/A
Recruit Unlocked by default Unlocked by default TIGR Complete Exterminator Commendation Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RG-63 Counter SR-10 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update PRME Buying Halo 4 Limited Edition Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
FRST Pre-order Halo 4 from Gamestop Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Ricochet Buying the Bullseye Pack or the Champions Bundle Season 7, Tier 57 (Season point 1) N/A
XG-89 Narrow SR-35 Pre-order Halo 4 from Best Buy RPTR Pre-order Halo 4 from Walmart Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
BYNT Buying the Champions Bundle Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
RFCT Buying the Didact figure from McFarlane Toys' Halo 4 Series 2 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update
Visors
Visor color
Visor Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection) Description
H4 - Visor color - Recruit.png
Recruit
Default Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Standard VISR 4.0 for all newly deployed SPARTAN-IV assets.
H4 - Visor color - Solar.png
Solar
Reaching SR-20 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Improved VISR 4.02 for flare mitigation and control operations.
H4 - Visor color - Frost.png
Frost
Reaching SR-29 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Upgraded VISR 4.05 for range visibility in subzero conditions.
H4 - Visor color - Midnight.png
Midnight
Reaching SR-46 Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Enhanced VISR 4.08 for spatial blackout during slipspace maneuvers.
H4 - Visor color - Cyan.png
Cyan
Complete Commendation: From the Brink - Master Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Improved VISR 4.03 for protracted survival methodology.
H4 - Visor color - Blindside.png
Blindside
Complete Commendation: Avenger - Master Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Upgraded VISR 4.04 for combat vindication reliance factor.
H4 - Visor color - Sunspot.png
Sunspot
Complete Commendation: Assistant - Master Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Enhanced VISR 4.06 for fixed support and auxiliary efforts.
H4 - Visor color - Verdant.png
Verdant
Complete Commendation: Splatter - Master Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Improved VISR 4.07 for heavy machine operation in the field.
H4 - Visor color - Legendary.png
Legendary
Finish Halo 4 campaign on Legendary Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Maximized VISR 4.09 for next-gen asymmetric warfare operability.
H4 - Visor color - Wetwork.png
Wetwork
Complete the Wetwork Specialization Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for WETWORK-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Operator.png
Operator
Complete the Operator Specialization Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for OPERATOR-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Pioneer.png
Pioneer
Complete the Pioneer Specialization Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for PIONEER-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Pathfinder.png
Pathfinder
Complete the Pathfinder Specialization Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for PATHFINDER-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Engineer.png
Engineer
Complete the Engineer Specialization Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for ENGINEER-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Stalker.png
Stalker
Complete the Stalker Specialization Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for STALKER-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Rogue.png
Rogue
Complete the Rogue Specialization Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for ROGUE-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Tracker.png
Tracker
Complete the Tracker Specialization Unlocked by default on Season 4 update Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for TRACKER-class armor.
Armor Effects
Armor Effects
Effect Unlock (Halo 4) Unlock (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)
Default Unlocked by default Unlocked by default
HR BirthdayParty Effect Icon.png
Birthday Party
N/A Season 7, Tier 71 (Season point 1)
H4 Legendary Effect Icon.png
Legendary
Season 7, Tier 84 (Season point 1)
HR HeartAttack Effect Icon.png
Heart Attack
Season 7, Tier 62 (Season point 1)
H4 Pestilence Effect Icon.png
Pestilence
Season 7, Tier 25 (Season point 1)
H4 InclementWeather Effect Icon.png
Inclement Weather
Season 7, Tier 43 (Season point 1)
H4 Eternal Effect Icon.png
Eternal
Season 7, Tier 100 (Season point 1)

Trivia[edit]

Production notes[edit]

  • Pre-release builds of Halo 4 featured some slight differences in armor texturing, with the neutral white lights present on armor being red. In addition, base armor texturing was also altered for the game's final build.
  • As seen in Awakening: The Art of Halo 4, and some concept renders done by Liquid Development, the Mark IV and Hayabusa armor were planned for, but ultimately cut from Halo 4.
    • Additionally, unique leg armor for the Soldier armor wound up being cut, along with a set of wrist armor seen on renders for the Gungnir armor.
    • While not an armor set specifically, promotional images for the CIO armor's "Ruin" skin also included the pattern on the Inner-plated wrist armor and Over-locking leg armor. The final release version of the "Ruin" skin only added the skin on the CIO's helmet, chest, and shoulder armor, leaving out the wrists and legs. Likewise, pre-release images of Solace show a Locus armored Spartan with a helmet skin not seen in the final game.

General trivia[edit]

  • Xbox Live Guest accounts are able to customize their appearance with any and all armor pieces unlocked by their host. This differs from previous titles, in which guests could change their emblem, colors, service tag and gender, but could not customize their armor.

Gallery[edit]

Menu images[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo Waypoint: Customize
  2. ^ IGN.com: Spartan Ops and Infinity Change Halo 4 Multiplayer
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Halo: The Master Chief Collection Development Update October 2020 (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  4. ^ Twitter, Halo (@Halo): "Make sure it fits just right. Next week in MCC with the arrival of Season 7, don't miss your chance to grab the #HaloInfinite Inspired Mk. VII Helmet for Halo 4." (Retrieved on Jun 17, 2021) [archive]

External links[edit]