Brute landmine

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Brute Landmine
Production overview



Service history

In service:

Human-Covenant War
Great Schism


The Brute landmine is a Covenant explosive weapon that is used to defend chokepoints and key areas.


The Jiralhanae employ these land mines as a defensive security measure. When an individual trespass this border up to a certain length, these mines will automatically eject themselves from their buried position, rising vertically about two to three meters above the ground, and detonate similarly to a UNSC fragmentation grenade.

Since the mines are designed to explode above a target, they can shower the crews of vehicles like the Mongoose or Prowler, or infantry who venture into the minefield, with explosive debris. The mines are less effective against aerial targets (due to the fact that the mines can only reach and explode on a relatively short height above the ground) unless the player is flying relatively low to the ground. The mines can injure players even with invincibility turned on, when shielding inside a Bubble Shield or behind a Deployable Cover, similar to the automated plasma turret in Snowbound.

In truth, it is unknown who placed the explosives around the level, and who built them. Because the visual design of the landmine is very similar to a larger version of the Brute spike grenade, it is assumed that they were put there by Brutes, hence the name of this page.


  • The landmine bears similarities to the WWII-era S-mine, more commonly known as the "Bouncing Betty".
  • Overloading the map will remove the landmines from the match and prevent them from spawning by the player.
  • If a player is killed by one of these, the kill will be credited to the guardians.

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