Impact Commando

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Impact Commando
A transparent crop of the Impact Commando in-game model. Courtesy of User:BaconShelf.
Production overview


Vakara GesmbH[1]



111 centimeters (43.7 in)[1]

Ammunition type:

M259 6.5x48mm[1]

Feed system:

40-round detachable box magazine[1][2]




1.4× smart-link[2]

Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts

High-capacity magazine with reduced accuracy but increased damage.[3][4]

The Impact Commando is a modified variant of the VK78 Commando used by the UNSC Marine Corps.[2][4]


Design details[edit]

Main article: VK78 Commando

The Impact variant of the VK78 Commando has increased damage and expanded magazine capacity from 20 to 40 rounds, though with reduced accuracy.[3] It has additional yellow coloration on certain components, including a yellow stripe across the heatshield and the forearm as well as the magazine.[5]


The Impact Commando was employed by UNSC forces during the campaign on Installation 07 in 2559-2560.[2]

In-game information[edit]

Halo Infinite[edit]

In campaign, the Impact Commando is a legendary weapon awarded to the player in the Forward Operating Base progression system upon reaching 2,700 Valor. The weapon can be acquired at any Forward Operating Base. It has an increased magazine size from 20 to 40, with each round dealing more damage (killing a fully-shielded Spartan with 10 rounds instead of 15 rounds), though it has reduced accuracy via greater bloom. The optic magnification is also reduced from 2× to 1.4×.[2]

In multiplayer, when players pick up or spawn with the Impact Commando, their customization options are automatically applied to the weapon model, and the unique appearance of the Impact Commando is lost.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 169
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Infinite, gameplay
  3. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Forge - Impact Commando description: "High-capacity magazine with reduced accuracy but increased damage."
  4. ^ a b Halo Support, Halo Infinite Weapon, Equipment, and Vehicle Inventory (Retrieved on May 5, 2023) [archive]
  5. ^ Halo Infinite, Impact Commando in-game model