Backdraft Cindershot

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Backdraft Cindershot
A cropped screenshot of the Backdraft Cindershot
Production overview


Ferrarius Assembler Vats[1][2]


Grenade launcher-like hardlight projector[3][1]



107 centimeters (42.1 in)[1]

Ammunition type:

Hardlight ionized particles[1]


6 explosive bolts[1]




No magnification[1]

Service history

In service:

Modified firing core with a three-phase sequential detonation.[5]

The Backdraft Cindershot is a modified variant of the Cindershot, a hardlight grenade launcher designed and created for use by the Forerunners.[3][6]


Design details[edit]

Main article: Cindershot

The Backdraft Cindershot is variant of the standard Cindershot. In addition to having a white chassis, its employs a modified firing core with three-phase sequential detonation.[1][5][6] Subsequently, the Backdraft Cindershot fires projectiles that splinter into multiple projectile which then detonate at their next point of impact.[4]


As the Forerunner Ecumene Council prepared to declare war on ancient humanity, Bitterness-of-the-Vanquished requisitioned a Backdraft Cindershot from the Ferrarius Assembler Vats for Ur-Didact's personal use, correctly predicting Ur-Didact would be interested in testing out the weapon when he first hears about the Cindershot.[2] Millennia later, one such weapon was in the possession of Myriad, a pair of Mgalekgolo in the Banished during the campaign on Installation 07 in 2559-2560.[7] During the campaign, they kept the weapon in their possession until their deaths at the hands of John-117.[8]

In-game information[edit]

The Backdraft Cindershot is a legendary weapon awarded to the player after defeating the High Value Targets, Myriad. The weapon can be acquired at any Forward Operating Base within the campaign. It fires projectiles that splinter into multiple projectile which then detonate at their next point of impact.[4] The Backdraft Cindershot can also be acquired in the open world; one can be found in a Forerunner armory near a Mjolnir Armory locker (which contains the Olympic Stance), west of Ransom Keep, with the armory entrance facing the edge of the ring fragment.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 392
  2. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Didact's Delight (Retrieved on May 18, 2023) [local archive] [external archive]
  3. ^ a b Twitter, Halo (@Halo): "Effectively a hard light grenade launcher, the Cindershot’s hyper-charged packets of splinter cores and their subsequent detonation is deadly in close and long-range engagements. When zoomed in, splinter cores can manually track targets too. #FictionFriday" (Retrieved on Sep 2, 2022) [archive]
  4. ^ a b c Halo Infinite, gameplay
  5. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Forge - Backdraft Cindershot description: "Modified firing core with a three-phase sequential detonation."
  6. ^ a b Halo Support, Halo Infinite Weapon, Equipment, and Vehicle Inventory (Retrieved on May 5, 2023) [archive]
  7. ^ Halo Infinite, High Value Target dossier, Myriad
  8. ^ Halo Infinite, campaign mission Reformation: Myriad