Loathsome Thing

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Loathsome Thing
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Production overview



Model series:



Close Combat Rifle
Asymmetric Engagement Mitigator



115.5 centimeters (45.5 in)[1]


10.7 centimeters (4.2 in)[1]


34.1 centimeters (13.4 in)[1]

Ammunition type:

Ionized particles[1][2]

Feed system:

10 rounds[3][4]

Rate of fire:

140 rpm[3]

Effective range:

Short to medium

Service history

In service:

Forerunner-Flood War
Post-Covenant War conflicts


"Stained in the ichor of uncountable foul parasites slain in a hundred thousand wretched hives. Improved Scattershot with increased damage, faster rate of fire, and extended magazine."
— In-game description[5]

The Loathsome Thing is a special Z-180 Close Combat Rifle/Asymmetric Engagement Mitigator.[1][6]


Design details[edit]

The Loathsome Thing is a named variant of the Z-180 CCR/AEM, with upgrades including a 10-round magazine, a faster rate of fire, faster reloading speed between projectiles, and a slightly higher damage output. Reusing the standard Scattershot's model, the Loathsome Thing is decorated with additional orange stripes covering the weapon, particularly around the front barrel area and the rest of the weapon's main body.[6]

Service history[edit]

First introduced in the Forerunner-Flood war, the Loathsome Thing is known to have been drenched in the ichor of an uncountable number of Flood across a hundred thousand different hives.[5]

In October 2558, two copies of the weapon were left in an area on Kamchatka that Fireteam Osiris passed through on their mission to recover Catherine Halsey from Jul 'Mdama and his Covenant forces.[7] The weapon was later integrated into War Games simulations for use by Spartan-IVs aboard the UNSC Infinity.[6]


Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

The Loathsome Thing is a special weapon that can be found in the campaign mission Osiris.

The Loathsome Thing appears as an Ultra Rare Level 4 REQ that grants 150 REQ Points when sold. It has a faster rate of fire and slightly higher damage output compared to the normal Scattershot, as well as a 10-round magazine. These improvements make the Loathsome Thing a powerful weapon against multiple enemies up close, as it gives the enemies less time to react, although it retains its overall range from the Scattershot: 13.73 m (45.05 ft) in hipfire, 18.13 m (59.48 ft) with Smart-Link, and a maximum projectile range of 39.43 m (129.36 ft).

In Warzone Firefight, Knight Excavators, Legendary Knight Battlewagon bosses that appear on the map Temple, use the Loathsome Thing when confronted in close quarters.

Changes from the Z-180 Scattershot[edit]

  • Faster rate of fire.
  • Faster reloading speed between projectiles.
  • Deals slightly more damage.
  • Carries 10 rounds instead of 5.
  • Holds a maximum of 40 rounds (10 ready + 30 reserve).



Halo 5: Guardians REQ cards[edit]

List of appearances[edit]