Pattern-2 composite sword
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|Pattern-2 composite sword|
Two machetes on the Heroic difficulty shield in Halo: Reach.
The Pattern-2 composite sword, otherwise known as a machete, is a bladed melee weapon manufactured by Misriah Armory, and employed by the UNSC.
The Pattern-2 composite sword is a standard UNSC field issue tool for use in jungle environments. The machete's grip has a thin gel layer similar to that found on MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor, a quad-tier design to absorb shock from impacts and a unique layer design that enables the machete to self-sharpen with use.
The Pattern-2 composite sword is master-crafted at Misriah Armory.
- Main article: Wolf Fang
Wolf Fang is the personal Pattern-2 composite sword owned by Spartan-IV Hieu Dinh.
The Pattern-2 composite sword is used by Spartans in the business of assassinations and close-range melee.
The machete is available for use as a backpack accessory in Halo 3, added into the game in Series 6 of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The machete is a part of the "Sword and Board" permutation, featuring the machete with a shield and a Sangheili skull - intended to emulate the Legendary difficulty sigil. During the Season 6 flight, the Sword and Board permutation featured two crossed machetes, though later in the flight and final release the model was updated to only show one, with the shield now inheriting the player's primary color. This marks the first time the machete has been seen in a Halo game outside the difficulty shield insignia.
|Chest||Description||Unlock requirements (Halo 3)||Unlock requirements (Halo: MCC)|
Sword and Board
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The machete is featured as the sword found on the difficulty emblems for Normal, Heroic and Legendary difficulty in all currently-released Halo games aside from Halo 3: ODST and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which replaces the machete with M7S SMGs and energy swords respectively. It is given some in-universe flavor text in the menus for Halo 2's PC port alongside the UNSC shield.
During the development of Halo: Combat Evolved, a weapon bearing a visual resemblance to the machete was intended for inclusion in the game. Known as the Pattern-2 Composite Sword, the weapon was present in early third-person builds of the game before ultimately being cut. This name was later canonised in Halo Infinite with the introduction of the "Wolf Fang" chest piece.
An image showcasing the Pattern-2 Composite Sword.
The old Sword and Board model, featuring two machetes, for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection version of Halo 3.
A stylized representation of the machete as depicted in Halo 4.
A stylized representation of the machete as depicted in Halo 5: Guardians.
A stylized representation of the machete as depicted in Halo Wars 2.
The machete being employed in Halo: Lone Wolf.
Concept art of Spartan-IV Hieu Dinh with a machete for Halo Infinite.
List of appearances
- Halo: Combat Evolved (First appearance)
- Halo 2
- Halo 3
- Halo Wars
- Halo: Reach
- Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
- Halo 4
- Halo 2: Anniversary
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars 2
- Halo: Lone Wolf
- Halo Infinite
- ^ a b c d e Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: Rakshasa - Chest - Wolf Fang "The Wolf Fang is a tool of death, sharpened on Covenant armor and wetted with Banished lifeblood. Similar master-crafted Pattern-2 composite swords serve Spartans well in the grim business of assassination and close-range melee."
- ^ a b c Halo 2 for Windows Vista, Normal and Heroic difficulty shields
- ^ Halo Infinite, Halo Infinite Season 2 Lone Wolves Intro Cinematic
- ^ Twitter, Marcus Lehto (@game_fabricator): "Here's a simple gif of the early Halo build" (Retrieved on Jul 17, 2021) [archive]