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Gameplay role


Human (UNSC)

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Max occupants:

  • 1 driver, 1 passenger



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Halo 5 REQ variants:


The Gungoose is a light human ground vehicle first introduced in Halo 2: Anniversary.

Universe and lore[edit]

The following is a list of all vehicles known by the "Gungoose" moniker in Halo lore that have appeared in the games:


The Gungoose embodies the archetypal All-terrain vehicle; it's small, fast, and used to traverse all types of terrain. However, unlike a regular ATV, the Gungoose is armed.

Unlock and acquisition requirements[edit]

In most Halo games, the Gungoose can simply be found either on certain Multiplayer maps or in certain Campaign missions and doesn't need to be unlocked.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

In Halo 5: Guardians, the Gungoose can be found on some Arena multiplayer maps.[1]

However, it can be acquired through the Requisition (REQ) system for the gamemode Warzone. To begin receiving the Gungoose regularly in REQ packs, one must unlock the certification. Something that can be acquired randomly from any type of pack.[2][3]

Halo Infinite[edit]

In Halo Infinite, the Gungoose is unlocked as a reward upon gaining 1,400 Valor, after which it can be requested at any UNSC-controlled Forward Operating Base.[4]


Halo 5: Guardians REQ variants[edit]

Main article: List of REQ cards

There are 5 REQ variants of the Mongoose in Halo 5: Guardians.

Image Name Rarity Sale Price Energy Description
H5 Corp GUNGOOSE.png Corp Gungoose Uncommon
H5 Tundra GUNGOOSE.png Tundra Gungoose
Battle of Shadow and Light
H5 Urban GUNGOOSE.png Urban Gungoose Rare
H5 Woodland GUNGOOSE.png Woodland Gungoose
Battle of Shadow and Light
H5 ONI GUNGOOSE.png ONI Gungoose Rare


For the Covenant, the Ghost is a near direct counterpart to the Gungoose. The biggest differences are that the Ghost is single seat and has a booster.

The UNSC also has other vehicles that fill similar roles. The Jackrabbit of Halo Wars 2 with the weapon upgrade, performs similarly to the Gungoose.


First-person shooters[edit]

Main article: First-person shooter

The Gungoose is small and agile, and it can be used to get places fast and move one or two people. The Gungoose, like other vehicles, can be hijacked. The passenger of the Gungoose can fire most types of weapons from their position, save for detached turrets or dual-wielded weapons.


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  • Smaller frame makes it harder to hit.
    • This smaller frame allows one to traverse through smaller areas and under some types of vehicles.
  • Quite fast.


  • Weapon aim is mostly based on front-end positioning.
  • Smaller frame means the driver and passenger are exposed to small arms fire.


Changes from Halo 2: Anniversary to Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

  • The design has changed completely, with most differences in the rear bumper area.
  • The Gungoose was made slightly longer.
  • The sitting position of the passenger has been changed, though this doesn't remove the passenger's ability to fire forward.
  • The driver's weapons are different, with the Halo 5: Guardians version firing grenades.


The Gungoose also shares several other medals with other vehicles, such as the Splatter medal and Wheelman medal.

Production notes[edit]

The M274M "Gungoose" variant was originally to be featured in Halo 2, but was cut;[5] the vehicle was included years later in the remastered multiplayer component of Halo 2: Anniversary.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, multiplayer
  2. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, requisition system
  3. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, REQ card: Mongoose
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, Foward Operating Base
  5. ^ RTX 2014