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Cindershot

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Cindershot
Cutout of the Cindershot.
Production overview

Type:

Grenade launcher-like hardlight projector[1]

Specifications

Ammunition type:

Hardlight

Operation:

Semi-automatic

In service:

Forerunner era
Post-Covenant War conflicts

 

The Cindershot is a Forerunner hardlight grenade launcher.[2][1]

Overview[edit]

The Cindershot was manufactured and developed by Ferrarius Assembler Vats.[3] The Cindershot fires ionized particle grenades consisting of "hyper-charged splinter cores"[1], which explode seconds after launching, damaging anything caught in its explosion.

When reloading, the front of the Cindershot is pulled back, allowing more hard-light grenades to move to the front of the barrel, before it snaps back to its original position.

Gameplay[edit]

Halo Infinite[edit]

The Cindershot is a hardlight grenade launcher that serves a similar role to that of the Tufasumo-pattern plasma caster, but its explosion pulls in targets in close proximity. The Cindershot has alt-fire mode that allows the projectile to follow the wielder's direction. The Cindershot is capable of killing a Spartan in 2 direct explosions.

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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]
  2. ^ Halo Infinite, Cindershot in-game weapon
  3. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 392