BR85 battle rifle
The BR85 entered service late in the Covenant War, but manufacturing concerns and logistical issues involved with its ammunition meant the BR85 was not widely adopted until after the Human-Covenant War ended. It was in service by the ODSTs assigned to the Carter Guard Armory in 2550, with Sergeant B. Wright employing one. Prior to March 2557 several BR85Ns were delivered to Argent Moon. By October 2558 the UNSC Infinity carried a large supply of BR85Ns. At the same time Liang-Dortmund Corporation security forces stationed on Meridian carried a large supply of BR85Ns. Numerous BR85Ns were transported unintentionally to Genesis when Cortana began to recall the Guardians there.
The BR85 Service Rifle is a gas-operated, magazine-fed battle rifle. A select-fire weapon, the BR85 is capable of firing three-round bursts and fully automatic fire. The BR85 is effective against most Covenant battle armor and the energy shielding of Sangheili harnesses and the plating of Promethean Soldiers; it also proves effective against the shields and plating of GEN2 MJOLNIR armor during War Games exercises. The BR85 can be fitted with a variety of scopes and receives a 36-round detachable box magazine.
BR85N Service Rifle
BR85 Heavy Barrel Service Rifle
A heavy-barreled version of the BR85 featuring a telescopic scope.
Changes from BR85HB in Halo 4
Halo 5: Guardians skins
Halo 5: Guardians variants
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