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Armor permutations (Halo 4)

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Some of the armor variants in Halo 4.

Armor permutations in Halo 4 allow 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 set to receive 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 it has been stated in a development update that it will be looked into for a future update.[3]

List of permutations[edit]

Armor variants[edit]

List of unlock prerequisites[edit]

Armor[edit]

Armor Set Helmet Chest Shoulders Forearms Legs
Air Assault Rank SR-11 Rank SR-11 Rank SR-11 N/A N/A
Air Assault VERG Complete Vehicle Mastery Commendation  Complete Vehicle Mastery Commendation  Complete Vehicle Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Air Assault VISN Classified Flying Colors archive Classified Flying Colors archive Classified Flying Colors archive N/A N/A
Aviator Rank SR-17 Rank SR-17 Rank SR-17 N/A N/A
Aviator BOND Complete Wheelman Commendation  Complete Wheelman Commendation  Complete Wheelman Commendation N/A N/A
CIO Complete Spartan Slayer Commendation  Complete Spartan Slayer Commendation  Complete Spartan Slayer Commendation  N/A N/A
CIO WEB Pre-order from Amazon.com Pre-order from Amazon.com Pre-order from Amazon.com N/A N/A
CIO RUIN McFarlane Toys Purple CIO code McFarlane Toys Purple CIO code McFarlane Toys Purple CIO code N/A N/A
CIO RUSH Classified Flying Colors archive Classified Flying Colors archive Classified Flying Colors archive N/A N/A
Commando Complete Dominion Victory Commendation Complete Dominion Victory Commendation Complete Dominion Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Commando FRCT Complete Flood Victory Commendation Complete Flood Victory Commendation Complete Flood Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Contoured N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-39 Rank SR-40
Contoured SHRD N/A N/A N/A Complete Perfection Commendation Complete Payback Commendation
Deadeye Pre-order from Best Buy or Play.com N/A N/A N/A N/A
Defender Rank SR-24 Rank SR-24 Rank SR-24 N/A N/A
Defender CTRL Complete Bullet in the Brain Commendation Complete Bullet in the Brain Commendation Complete Bullet in the Brain Commendation N/A N/A
Defender CLMN Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
Enforcer Rank SR-50 Rank SR-50 Rank SR-50 N/A N/A
Enforcer TRBL Complete Mounted Turret Commendation Complete Mounted Turret Commendation Complete Mounted Turret Commendation N/A N/A
Enforcer TRCR Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
Engineer Rank EN-4 Rank EN-2 Rank EN-3 N/A N/A
Engineer EDGE

Rank EN-9

Rank EN-7 Rank EN-8 N/A N/A
EOD Rank SR-45 Rank SR-45 Rank SR-45 N/A N/A
EOD SHDW Complete Regicide Victory Commendation Complete Regicide Victory Commendation Complete Regicide Victory Commendation N/A N/A
EVA Rank SR-27 Rank SR-27 Rank SR-27 N/A N/A
EVA BRCH Complete Hail of Death Commendation Complete Hail of Death Commendation Complete Hail of Death Commendation N/A N/A
FOTUS Limited Edition Console Limited Edition Console Limited Edition Console Limited Edition Console Limited Edition Console
GUNGNIR Complete Slayer Victory Commendation Complete Slayer Victory Commendation Complete Slayer Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Gungnir PULS Pre-order from Microsoft Pre-order from Microsoft Pre-order from Microsoft N/A N/A
GV-09 Locking N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-22 N/A
GV-09 Locking FRST N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from GameStop N/A
HAZOP Rank SR-43 Rank SR-43 Rank SR-43 N/A N/A
Hazop FRST Pre-order from GameStop Pre-order from GameStop Pre-order from GameStop N/A N/A
Infiltrator Rank SR-42 Rank SR-42 Rank SR-42 N/A N/A
Infiltrator TRAC Complete Multikill Commendation Complete Multikill Commendation Complete Multikill Commendation N/A N/A
Infiltrator PYTN Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
Inner-plated N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-30 N/A
Inner-plated WEB N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Amazon.com N/A
Inner-plated TOXC N/A N/A N/A McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code N/A
LG-50 Bulk N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-23
LG-50 Bulk PULS N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Microsoft
LG-50 Bulk CLMN N/A N/A N/A N/A Champions Bundle
Locus Pre-order from MightyApe.co.nz or HMV.com N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mark V Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack
Mark VI Complete Legend Commendation Complete Legend Commendation Complete Legend Commendation Complete Legend Commendation Complete Legend Commendation
Oceanic Rank SR-47 Rank SR-47 Rank SR-47 N/A N/A
Oceanic CRCT Pre-order from Walmart Pre-order from Walmart Pre-order from Walmart N/A N/A
Oceanic SLID Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
ODST Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack
Operator Rank OP-4 Rank OP-2 Rank OP-3 N/A N/A
Operator SRFC Rank OP-9 Rank OP-7 Rank OP-8 N/A N/A
Orbital Rank SR-41 Rank SR-41 Rank SR-41 N/A N/A
Orbital AEON Complete Covenant Destroyer Commendation Complete Covenant Destroyer Commendation Complete Covenant Destroyer Commendation N/A N/A
Orbital SWFT Enter Section 3 code YANUMAS Enter Section 3 code YANUMAS Enter Section 3 code YANUMAS N/A N/A
Outer-plated N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-34 Rank SR-31
Outer-plated RPTR N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Best Buy N/A
Outer-plated BYNT N/A N/A N/A Champions Bundle N/A
Outer-plated CRCT N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Walmart
Outer-plated TOXC N/A N/A N/A N/A McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code
Over-locking N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-49
Over-locking WEB N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Amazon.com
Pathfinder Rank PT-4 Rank PT-2 Rank PT-3 N/A N/A
Pathfinder CORE Rank PT-9 Rank PT-7 Rank PT-8 N/A N/A
Pioneer Rank PR-4 Rank PR-2 Rank PR-3 N/A N/A
Pioneer ADPT Rank PR-9 Rank PR-7 Rank PR-8 N/A N/A
Prefect Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack Infinity Armor Pack
Protector Complete UNSC Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete UNSC Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete UNSC Loadout Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Protector DRFT Complete Weapon Mastery Commendation Complete Weapon Mastery Commendation Complete Weapon Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Raider Classified Requiem Archive I archive Classified Requiem Archive I archive Classified Requiem Archive I archive N/A N/A
Raider DSTT Classified Requiem Archive II archive Classified Requiem Archive II archive Classified Requiem Archive II archive N/A N/A
Ranger Complete Combat Opportunity Commendation Complete Combat Opportunity Commendation Complete Combat Opportunity Commendation N/A N/A
Ranger STRK Complete Protector Commendation Complete Protector Commendation Complete Protector Commendation N/A N/A
Recon Rank SR-26 Rank SR-26 Rank SR-26 N/A N/A
Recon SURG Complete Covenant Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete Covenant Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete Covenant Loadout Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Recruit Default Default Default Default Default
Recruit PRME Limited Edition Limited Edition Limited Edition Limited Edition N/A
Recruit TIGR N/A N/A N/A N/A Complete Exterminator Commendation
RG-63 Counter N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-10
RG-63 Counter PRME N/A N/A N/A N/A Limited Edition
RG-63 Counter FRST N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from GameStop
Ricochet Bullseye Pack Bullseye Pack Bullseye Pack Bullseye Pack Bullseye Pack
Ricochet HMTM Bullseye Pack N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rogue Rank RG-4 Rank RG-2 Rank RG-3 N/A N/A
Rogue FCUS Rank RG-9 Rank RG-7 Rank RG-8 N/A N/A
Scanner War Games Map Pass N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scout Rank SR-38 Rank SR-38 Rank SR-38 N/A N/A
Scout APEX Complete Oddball Victory Commendation Complete Oddball Victory Commendation Complete Oddball Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Scout TOXC McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code McFarlane Toys Spartan Scout (Rust) code N/A N/A
Soldier Rank SR-15 Rank SR-15 Rank SR-15 N/A N/A
Soldier ZNTH Complete Killing Spree Commendation Complete Killing Spree Commendation Complete Killing Spree Commendation N/A N/A
Stalker Rank SK-4 Rank SK-2 Rank SK-3 N/A N/A
Stalker CRSH Rank SK-9 Rank SK-7 Rank SK-8 N/A N/A
Strider War Games Map Pass N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tracker Rank TK-4 Rank TK-2 Rank TK-3 N/A N/A
Tracker ADRT Rank TK-9 Rank TK-7 Rank TK-8 N/A N/A
Twin-plated N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-9 N/A
Twin-plated AEON N/A N/A N/A Complete Close Quarters Commendation N/A
Twin-plated SWFT N/A N/A N/A Unknown N/A
Vanguard Complete Forerunner Destroyer Commendation Complete Forerunner Destroyer Commendation Complete Forerunner Destroyer Commendation N/A N/A
Vanguard CNVG Complete Flag Victory Commendation Complete Flag Victory Commendation Complete Flag Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Venator Complete Assassin Commendation Complete Assassin Commendation Complete Assassin Commendation N/A N/A
Venator RPTR Pre-order from Best Buy Pre-order from Best Buy Pre-order from Best Buy N/A N/A
Venator BYNT Champions Bundle Champions Bundle Champions Bundle N/A N/A
Venator RFCT McFarlane Toys Didact code McFarlane Toys Didact code McFarlane Toys Didact code N/A N/A
War Master Rank SR-37 Rank SR-37 Rank SR-37 N/A N/A
War Master PRML Complete King of the Hill Victory Commendation Complete King of the Hill Victory Commendation Complete King of the Hill Victory Commendation N/A N/A
Warrior Rank SR-8 Rank SR-8 Rank SR-8 N/A N/A
Warrior MTRX Complete Forerunner Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete Forerunner Loadout Mastery Commendation Complete Forerunner Loadout Mastery Commendation N/A N/A
Wetwork Rank WK-4 Rank WK-2 Rank WK-3 N/A N/A
Wetwork SHRD Rank WK-9 Rank WK-7 Rank WK-8 N/A N/A
XG-89 Narrow N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-35
XG-89 Narrow RPTR N/A N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Best Buy
XG-89 Narrow BYNT N/A N/A N/A N/A Champions Bundle
XV-27 Shifting N/A N/A N/A Rank SR-48 N/A
XV-27 Shifting PULS N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Microsoft N/A
XV-27 Shifting CRCT N/A N/A N/A Pre-order from Walmart N/A
XV-27 Shifting SLID N/A N/A N/A Champions Bundle N/A

Visors[edit]

Visor color
Visor Name Unlock Description
H4 - Visor color - Recruit.png Recruit Default Standard VISR 4.0 for all newly deployed SPARTAN-IV assets.
H4 - Visor color - Solar.png Solar Unlocked by reaching Spartan Rank 20 Improved VISR 4.02 for flare mitigation and control operations.
H4 - Visor color - Frost.png Frost Unlocked by reaching Spartan Rank 29 Upgraded VISR 4.05 for range visibility in subzero conditions.
H4 - Visor color - Midnight.png Midnight Unlocked by reaching Spartan Rank 46 Enhanced VISR 4.08 for spatial blackout during slipspace maneuvers.
H4 - Visor color - Cyan.png Cyan Unlocked by completing the commendation: From the Brink - Master Improved VISR 4.03 for protracted survival methodology.
H4 - Visor color - Blindside.png Blindside Unlocked by completing the commendation: Avenger - Master Upgraded VISR 4.04 for combat vindication reliance factor.
H4 - Visor color - Sunspot.png Sunspot Unlocked by completing the commendation: Assistant - Master Enhanced VISR 4.06 for fixed support and auxiliary efforts.
H4 - Visor color - Verdant.png Verdant Unlocked by completing the commendation: Splatter - Master Improved VISR 4.07 for heavy machine operation in the field.
H4 - Visor color - Legendary.png Legendary Complete campaign on Legendary Maximized VISR 4.09 for next-gen asymmetric warfare operability.
H4 - Visor color - Wetwork.png Wetwork Complete the Wetwork Specialization. Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for WETWORK-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Operator.png Operator Complete the Operator Specialization. Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for OPERATOR-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Pioneer.png Pioneer Complete the Pioneer Specialization. Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for PIONEER-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Pathfinder.png Pathfinder Complete the Pathfinder Specialization. Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for PATHFINDER-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Engineer.png Engineer Complete the Engineer Specialization. Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for ENGINEER-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Stalker.png Stalker Complete the Stalker Specialization. Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for STALKER-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Rogue.png Rogue Complete the Rogue Specialization. Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for ROGUE-class armor.
H4 - Visor color - Tracker.png Tracker Complete the Tracker Specialization. Customized VISR 4.0 optimized for TRACKER-class armor.

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.
  • 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.

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