Covenant burst artillery

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For the Covenant artillery weapon encountered in Halo 2, see Type-48 Weevil.
Covenant burst artillery
Production overview


Directed energy weapon emplacement

Ammunition type:

Superheated plasma

Rate of fire:

3 rounds/volley

Effective range:

Long range

Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts


The burst artillery[1] is a weapon emplacement used by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant.[2]


The artillery gun fires three rounds per volley, which detonate a couple of seconds after impact. Each artillery emplacement relies on two conduits to keep the gun from overloading. If the conduits are destroyed, the artillery would explode upon its next firing. The power sources used for the guns on Requiem were seemingly of Forerunner design and construction, consisting of multiple concentric, spinning spheres with intricate patterning which disintegrated in a manner similar to most Promethean technology upon taking critical damage.[2]

Operational history[edit]

During the Second Battle of Requiem in 2558, the Covenant used three of these artillery guns to fire on Fireteam Majestic. Fireteams Crimson and Kodiak were sent in to destroy the artillery. Upon discovering they were shielded, Crimson destroyed the two conduits near each of them. Once the conduits were destroyed, the weapons overloaded and detonated.[2]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo 4, 3D model data (levels/dlc/shared/vehicles/covenant/turrets/storm_burst_artillery)
  2. ^ a b c Spartan Ops, Episode 8, Chapter 2: "Majestic Rescue"