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Avatars are visual representations of users of the Xbox LIVE service on Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows Phone.[1] Avatars debuted on the Xbox 360 as part of the "New Xbox Experience" systems update released on November 19, 2008. Numerous Halo-themed items are available for avatars on Xbox Live. There are seven different types of items: tops, headwear, accessories, props, bottoms, shoes, and "dress up" (full set outfits). As of November 2011, avatar items can be purchased through Halo Waypoint.

Avatar Awards[edit]

Avatar Awards are accessories which are unlocked for completing a specific task in one of the Halo games or on Xbox LIVE.

Halo Waypoint Awards
Item Unlocked Notes
Halo Waypoint Monitor Log In to Halo Waypoint for the first time. An Avatar prop which adds an idle animation to the player's Avatar in which their character summons a Forerunner Monitor who bobs and hovers around them playfully.
ODST Helmet Unlock Halo 3: ODST's Campaign Complete Achievement (Any difficulty). Headwear made in the image of the helmet worn by the Rookie.
ODST Hoodie Unlock Halo 3: ODST's Dark Times Achievement.
ODST Armor Unlock Halo 3: ODST's Good Samaritan Achievement. A recreation of the combat armour worn by Orbital Drop Shock Troopers in Halo 3: ODST.
ODST Shirt Unlock Halo 3: ODST's Tourist Achievement.
Recon Helmet/ODST Dare Helmet Unlock Halo 3: ODST's Vidmaster: Endure Achievement. Referred to as "ODST Dare helmet" and blue when worn by female Avatars and as "Recon Helmet" and red for male Avatars.
Halo Spartan EVA Helmet Achieve Milestone level 50 in Halo Waypoint.
Halo: Reach Beta Shirt Participated in the Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta (Time-sensitive). A green hooded sweatshirt for Avatars with "Reach Beta Tester" written on the front and the Noble Team emblem on one shoulder.
Halo 4 - RAIDER Helmet Unlock all technical specs for the RAIDER Spartan-IV armor variant.
Halo 4 - Raider DSTT Helmet Unlock all technical specs for the Raider DSTT Spartan-IV armor variant.


Halo: Reach Awards
Item Unlocked
Noble Six's Helmet Comic-Con 2010, GamesCom 2010 and Pax 2010 exclusive.
Carter's Helmet Unlock by completing one campaign mission on Legendary without dying in Halo: Reach.[2]
Emile's Helmet Unlock by earning a Bulltrue Medal in Firefight or Matchmaking in Halo: Reach.
Jorge's Helmet Unlock by earning a Killtacular Medal in multiplayer Matchmaking for Halo: Reach.
Jun's Helmet Unlock by obtaining 100 kills without dying in Firefight or Campaign in Halo: Reach.
Kat's Helmet Unlock by earning an Avenger Medal in matchmaking in Halo: Reach.


Halo 4 Awards
Item Unlocked
Knight Helmet Unlock by earning the "Knight in White Assassination" achievement.
Platinum Mark VI Helmet Unlock by earning the "Wake Up, John" achievement.
UNSC Infinity Hoodie Unlock by earning the "Not Some Recruit Anymore" achievement.

Bonuses[edit]

Certain items are only available via pre-order, launch day purchase, or limited editions.

Item Unlocked
Halo: Reach - Banshee Prop A prop available via a token included with Limited Edition Halo: Reach Wireless Controllers.[3]
UNSC Falcon with Halo: Reach Controller A prop available via a token included with Halo: Reach Limited and Legendary Editions.
Halo Master Chief Spartan Armor A suit of MJOLNIR Mark V armor made in the image of the suit worn by the Master Chief in Halo: Combat Evolved, available via a token obtained through pre-ordering Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Made available for purchase December 29, 2011.
Warrior Armor - Gold A suit of gold Warrior armor. Awarded to US-resident Xbox LIVE Rewards members who watched 3 out of 4 2012 presidential and vice presidential debates on Xbox LIVE for 30 minutes or more. Later made available for purchase.
Recruit Armor Costume available via a token included with the Halo 4 Limited Edition. Later made available for purchase.
Cryotube Prop available via a token included with the Halo 4 Limited Edition. Later made available for purchase.
FOTUS Armor Costume available via a token included with the Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 console. Later made available for purchase.
Promethean Crawler Prop available via a token included with the Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 console. Later made available for purchase.
UNSC Eagle T-Shirt Top available via a token included with the standalone Halo 4 UNSC Limited Edition wireless controller. Later made available for purchase.
Spartan Ops T-Shirt Top awarded for completing the "Spartan Ops Challenge", which required players to complete five different chapters of Halo 4 Spartan Ops between April 11 2013, 2AM PST and April 12 2013, 2 AM PST.[4] Later made available for purchase.
Halo 4 Skills T-Shirt Top first awarded for completing the "CSR Challenge" which required players to reach Competitive Skill Rank level 35 in the Castle Team DLC playlist between April 8 2013, 2AM PST and April 22 2013, 2 AM PST.[5] Later awarded to everyone who registered for the "Halo 4 Global Championship". Eventually made available for purchase.

Purchasable Items[edit]

Numerous items are also available for purchase with Microsoft Points prior to August 23, 2013, and with local currency thereafter. All tops, save for the Firefight hoodie, cost USD $1 (80MS points.png). In headwear, hats cost $1, helmets $1.99, and masks $2.99. Props cost $2.99 or $3.99 (save for the RvB Grifball which is only $1). Most full "dressup" outfits cost $3.99, though several cost only $2.99, and a few cost $4.99. The other three items are Corbulo Academy Pants & Boots and the Halo Cargo Shorts, both costing $1, and the Laser Kill Ring for $0.50. For the full catalogue with exact prices and additional currencies, see the Xbox Live Avatar Store.

Trivia[edit]

McFarlane Toys has produced several action figures based off of Halo-theme Xbox 360 avatars.[6]

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Source: 'Avatars' to be Microsoft's answer to Miis and Home - Joystiq
  2. ^ Bungie.net: Bungie Weekly Update: 07.16.10
  3. ^ Microsoft: Limited Edition Halo: Reach Controller with Avatar Banshee
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint: Spartan Ops Challenge
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint: CSR Challenge
  6. ^ Halo Waypoint: McFarlane Toys to Create Halo Avatar Figures