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MA40 assault rifle

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MA40 assault rifle
Render of the MA40.
Production overview


Misriah Armory[1]

Model series:

MA series[2]


Assault rifle[2]

Ammunition type:


Feed system:

36-round detachable box magazine[2]

Rate of fire:


Effective range:


"Lethally efficient at close-quarters combat, this weapon commands respect with a bold design."
— Official description[4]

The MA40 assault rifle is a weapon in service with the United Nations Space Command.[5] Its designation indicates it to be a part of Misriah Armory's MA series.[1]



Produced by Misriah Armory,[1] the MA40 is a part of the same lineage as the MA37.[6] The rifle feeds from 36-round detachable box magazines. Present above the trigger guard on both sides of the weapon's body are fire selectors, with three dots for positions. One is black, and the others are red, indicating safe and two firing modes,[2] one of which is fully-automatic.[7] The MA40's charging handle is positioned on the left side of its body, and its ejection port is situated on the right. Beneath the end of its barrel is located a multifunction receiver into which devices that grant supplemental functionality, such as infrared laser designators, can be mounted.[8] The MA40 is also capable of being fitted with a sound-suppressor on the fly, to reduce its firing signature.[9] The MA40 used by John-117 in 2560 features a dark grey and black finish, with a bright yellow stripe running across the cowling.[2]


The MA40 is highly effective in close-quarters combat.[4]


The MA40 was used extensively by Blue Team during the mission to Reach in 2559.[6] An MA40 was kept in the cockpit of The Pilot's Pelican dropship in 2560,[10] and the rifle later used by John-117 on Installation 07.[2]

Production notes[edit]

The MA40 was first seen during the Discover Hope trailer for Halo Infinite, which was shown at E3 2019.[10] Its name was first revealed when the NERF toy based on the weapon was announced in February 18, 2020. Purchases of the NERF MA40 come with a code that unlocks a skin for the weapon in Halo Infinite.[5]

The MA40 received a visual upgrade to its textures first seen in the January edition of Inside Infinite. The color scheme appears much darker with a yellow strip along the barrel, paying homage to the MA37. The ammo counter visual is brighter and the munition counter itself is highlighted by a bright blue box.


The MA40 holds 36 rounds ready, with at least 108 rounds in reserve. The reticle is very similar to the MA5D's reticle in Halo 5: Guardians.[2]


Normal gallery[edit]

Halo Infinite coatings[edit]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Misriah logo can be seen in this image
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Infinite, trailer, Campaign Gameplay Premiere
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Inside Infinite - January 2021: The phrase "CAL 7.62mm" is identifiable in the markings on the side of the MA40 in the render of the weapon in the stated article. The render can be seen in the gallery of this page. (Retrieved on Jan 28, 2021) [archive]
  4. ^ a b c Xbox Wire; Bank Now, Play Later: Halo Infinite Meets Monster Energy Global Partnership
  5. ^ a b GameSpot: Halo Is Getting New Nerf Blasters, Including The Needler
  6. ^ a b Halo: Shadows of Reach, Chapter 2
  7. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, Chapter 12
  8. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, Chapter 19
  9. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, Chapter 11
  10. ^ a b Halo Infinite Discover Hope Trailer