MA40 Longshot

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MA40 Longshot
A transparent crop of the MA40 Longshot in-game model. Courtesy of User:BaconShelf.
Production overview


Misriah Armory[1]

Model series:

MA series[1]


Assault rifle[1]



96.5 centimeters (38 in)[1]

Ammunition type:

M118 7.62x51mm FMJ-AP[1]

Feed system:

25-round detachable box magazine[1]



Rate of fire:



No magnification[1]

Effective range:

Mid-to-long range[2][4]

Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts

Precision MA40 with improved long-range performance.[4][5]

The MA40 Longshot is a modified variant of the MA40 assault rifle used by the UNSC Marine Corps.[2][5]


Design details[edit]

Main article: MA40 assault rifle

The Longshot variant of the MA40 assault rifle has increased precision capabilities, raising its performance at long-range.[4] It has additional yellow coloration on certain components, including the ammunition counter, the charging handle, and the magazine. Despite the name and increased ranged performance, the rifle does not appear to employ a Longshot sight.[6]


The MA40 Longshot was employed by UNSC forces during the campaign on Installation 07 in 2559-2560.[2]

In-game information[edit]

In campaign, the MA40 Longshot is a legendary weapon awarded to the player in the Forward Operating Base progression system upon reaching 2,300 Valor. The weapon can then be acquired at any Forward Operating Base. It has a reduced magazine size from 36 to 25, though it has increased accuracy, much greater damage (killing a fully-shielded Spartan with 15 rounds instead of 20 rounds), and is capable of dealing headshot damage.[2]

In multiplayer, when players pick up or spawn with the MA40 Longshot, their customization options are automatically applied to the weapon model, and the unique appearance of the MA40 Longshot is lost.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 162
  2. ^ a b c d e f Halo Infinite, gameplay
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, Forge - MA40 Assault Rifle description: "Built on the proven Misriah ICWS platform, the MA40 is the standard-issue heavy rifle of the UNSC assault troops. It is an ideal weapon for stripping enemy shields because of its high rate of fire and heavy round, though the rifle is not renowned for accuracy or low ammunition consumption."
  4. ^ a b c Halo Infinite, Forge - MA40 Longshot description: "Precision MA40 with improved long-range performance."
  5. ^ a b Halo Support, Halo Infinite Weapon, Equipment, and Vehicle Inventory (Retrieved on May 5, 2023) [archive]
  6. ^ Halo Infinite, MA40 Longshot in-game model