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Skins (Halo 3)

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This article is about the player skins introduced in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. For the armor customization found in Halo 3, see here.
A Spartan utilizing a unique Battle Rifle skin.

Skins are an element of player customization found in Halo 3 for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Skins allow players to customize their Spartan visor color as well as the appearance of weapons and vehicles in-game. Skins are an element of customization separate to armor permutations, which allow the player to customize their armor components. The launch of Season 3: Recon in 2020 saw the introduction of weapon skins and visor colors for Halo 3, with more weapon skins and newly introduced vehicle skins being included with Season 4: Reclaimer in November 2020.[1] Another batch of skins was included in Season 5: Anvil. Season 6: Raven saw the addition of animated visors and more weapon and vehicle skins. Season 7: Elite included skins for the Energy Sword. Season 8: Mythic added more weapon and vehicle skins, and more animated visors.

Known skins[edit]

Weapon skins[edit]

Pistol[edit]

Skins for the Magnum pistol.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Pistol Golden Skin.png
Golden Season 3, Tier 44 (Season point 1) Bling on the ring.
H3 Pistol Sharpshooter Skin.png
Sharpshooter Season 3, Tier 31 (Season point 1) The bite stuff.
H3 Pistol HuntersBlood Skin.png
Hunter’s Blood Season 3, Tier 1 (Season point 1) Well armed. Well armored.
H3 Pistol BlueHeaven Skin.png
Blue Heaven Season 3, Tier 22 (Season point 1) Reach for the sky.
H3 Pistol HazardPay Skin.png
Hazard Pay Season 5, Tier 57 (Season point 1) Safety first!
H3 Pistol TechCamoBravo Skin.png
Tech Camo Bravo Season 5, Tier 40 (Season point 1) Gunner's seat, please.

Assault Rifle[edit]

Skins for the Assault Rifle.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 AssaultRifle Golden Skin.png
Golden Season 3, Tier 37 (Season point 1) Bling on the ring.
H3 AssaultRifle Corrosion Skin.png
Corrosion Season 3, Tier 33 (Season point 1) The Oxidation Sensation.
H3 AssaultRifle Woodland Skin.png
Woodland Season 3, Tier 8 (Season point 1) Camping is a legitimate strategy.
H3 AssaultRifle Squirt Skin.png
Squirt Season 3, Tier 24 (Season point 1) It's good under pressure.
H3 AssaultRifle Desert Skin.png
Desert Season 5, Tier 86 (Season point 1) Looks very stylish with a poncho.
H3 AssaultRifle HazardPay Skin.png
Hazard Pay Season 5, Tier 43 (Season point 1) Safety first!
H3 AssaultRifle BlackRhino Skin.png
Black Rhine Season 6, The Exchange (Season point 3) The king of the battlefield.
H3 AssaultRifle SaphireRaven Skin.png
Sapphire Raven Season 6, Tier 91 (Season point 1) On land and stormy seas.
Season 8 skin icon.
Scorned Fate The Exchange, (Season point 4) Neither tide nor time shifts before a conquering hero.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Vexing Tomorrow Season 8, Tier 8 (Season point 1) Grim beauty.

Battle Rifle[edit]

Skins for the Battle Rifle.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 BattleRifle TropicalThunder Skin.png
Tropical Thunder Season 3, Tier 27 (Season point 1) The palm in your hand.
H3 BattleRifle ArtOfWar Skin.png
Art Of War Season 3, Tier 35 (Season point 1) Tag. You’re it.
H3 BattleRifle TechCamoBravo Skin.png
Tech Camo Bravo Season 3, Tier 19 (Season point 1) Gunner’s seat, please.
H3 BattleRifle RedAlert Skin.png
Red Alert Season 3, Tier 50 (Season point 1) The source of cautionary tales.
H3 BattleRifle GreatJourney Skin.png
Great Journey Season 5, Tier 83 (Season point 1) Don't worry... I know what the aliens like.
H3 BattleRifle Desert Skin.png
Desert Season 5, Tier 18 (Season point 1) Looks very stylish with a poncho.
H3 BattleRifle Golden Skin.png
Golden Season 5, Tier 53 (Season point 1) Bling on the ring.
H3 BattleRifle LuckyShot Skin.png
Lucky Shot Season 5 Challenge: Combo Maker But you had something they didn't...
H3 BattleRifle GreyScales Skin.png
Grey Scales Season 5, Tier 65 (Season point 1) There are many sides to every argument.
H3 BattleRifle HazardPay Skin.png
Hazard Pay Season 5, Tier 48 (Season point 1) Safety first!
H3 BattleRifle ScarletThorn Skin.png
Scarlet Thorn Season 5, Tier 21 (Season point 1) Points well made.
H3 BattleRifle HuntersBlood Skin.png
Hunter's Blood Season 5, Tier 33 (Season point 1) Well armed. Well armored.
H3 BattleRifle BlackRhino Skin.png
Black Rhine Season 6, The Exchange (Season point 4) Take out targets in style.
H3 BattleRifle AmberRaven Skin.png
Amber Raven Season 6, Tier 88 (Season point 1) Waiting in the sleeping forest.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Scorned Fate Season 8 Challenge: Veteran Veneer
Complete the Montage Starter Kit and Infamous challenges.
The ravages of time can touch even the mightiest of weapons.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Vexing Tomorrow Season 8, Tier 98 (Season point 1) War is art.

Sniper Rifle[edit]

Skins for the Sniper Rifle.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 SniperRifle Golden Skin.png
Golden Season 4, Tier 50 (Season point 1) Bling on the ring.
H3 SniperRifle Avalanche Skin.png
Avalanche Season 4 Challenge: Recon Renegade
(Reach Rank MCC - Rank 20.png in the Recon Slayer competitive playlist)
Like Sidewinder, but with more polygons.
H3 SniperRifle Woodland Skin.png
Woodland Season 4, Tier 22 (Season point 1) Camping is a legitimate strategy.
H3 SniperRifle Desert Skin.png
Desert Season 4, Tier 35 (Season point 1) Looks very stylish with a poncho.
H3 SniperRifle RedAlert Skin.png
Red Alert Season 5, Tier 61 (Season point 1) The source of cautionary tales.
H3 SniperRifle HazardPay Skin.png
Hazard Pay Season 5, Tier 68 (Season point 1) Safety first!
H3 SniperRifle BlackRhino Skin.png
Black Rhine Season 6, The Exchange (Season point 3) An artist appreciates their tools.
H3 SniperRifle AmethystRaven Skin.png
Amethyst Raven Season 6, Tier 17 (Season point 1) Searching for foes under alien skies.
Season 8 skin icon.
Scorned Fate The Exchange, (Season point 4) The hand of Atropos weighs heavily on executioners.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Vexing Tomorrow Season 8, Tier 47 (Season point 1) True are is rarely appreciated by its target audience.

Shotgun[edit]

Skins for the Shotgun.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Shotgun Golden Skin.png
Golden Season 4, Tier 24 (Season point 1) Bling on the ring.
H3 Shotgun Woodland Skin.png
Woodland Season 4, Tier 8 (Season point 1) Camping is a legitimate strategy.
H3 Shotgun HuntersBlood Skin.png
Hunter's Blood Season 4, Tier 38 (Season point 1) Well armed. Well armored.
H3 Shotgun BlackRhino Skin.png
Black Rhine Season 6, The Exchange (Season point 3) Invest in close-range success.
H3 Shotgun JadeRaven Skin.png
Jade Raven Season 6, Tier 85 (Season point 1) Deep in trackless green.
Season 8 skin icon.
Scorned Fate Season 8 Worn down by blood, time, and hate.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Vexing Tomorrow Season 8, Tier 17 (Season point 1) Inscribed by the finest artists for the ugliest jobs.

Rocket Launcher[edit]

Skins for the Rocket Launcher.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 RocketLauncher HuntersBlood Skin.png
Hunter's Blood Season 4, Tier 10 (Season point 1) Well armed. Well armored.
H3 RocketLauncher Corrosion Skin.png
Corrosion Season 4, Tier 19 (Season point 1) The Oxidation Sensation.
H3 RocketLauncher HazardPay Skin.png
Hazard Pay Season 5, Tier 22 (Season point 1) Safety first!
H3 RocketLauncher BlackRhino Skin.png
Black Rhine Season 6, The Exchange (Season point 3) Dream big.
Season 8 skin icon.
Scorned Fate The Exchange, (Season point 4) Ancient weapons brought to light for a new age of war.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Vexing Tomorrow Season 8, Tier 44 (Season point 1) Each battle is a canvas, each rocket a brush.

SMG[edit]

Skins for the SMG.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 SMG TechCamoAlpha Skin.png
Tech Camo Alpha Season 4, Tier 5 (Season point 1) Don't wait up for me.
H3 SMG Bengal Skin.png
Bengal Season 4, Tier 15 (Season point 1) The Real King of the Jungle.
H3 SMG ArtOfWar Skin.png
Art of War Season 5, Tier 77 (Season point 1) Tag. You're it.
H3 SMG Golden Skin.png
Golden Season 5, Tier 93 (Season point 1) Bling on the ring.
H3 SMG HuntersBlood Skin.png
Hunter's Blood Season 4, Tier 25 (Season point 1) Well armed. Well armored.
H3 SMG Scorpio Skin.png
Scorpio Season 5, Tier 4 (Season point 1) On target, and on brand.

Flamethrower[edit]

Skins for the Flamethrower.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Flamethrower DearJohn Skin.png
Dear John Season 4, Tier 43 (Season point 1) Halo: Grasslands
H3 Flamethrower Hotpepper Skin.png
Hot Pepper Season 4, Tier 15 (Season point 1) It's sure to leave scar tissue.

Fuel Rod Gun[edit]

Skins for the Fuel Rod Gun.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 FuelRod Brutal Skin.png
Brutal Season 4, Tier 30 (Season point 1) A Jiralhanae's best friend.
H3 FuelRod Schism Skin.png
Schism Season 5, Tier 95 (Season point 1) For those seeking redemption.

Needler[edit]

Skins for the Needler.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Needler Zealot Skin.png
Zealot Season 4, Tier 13 (Season point 1) Glory in an honorable death.
H3 Needler Schism Skin.png
Schism Season 5, Tier 28 (Season point 1) For those seeking redemption.

Plasma Pistol[edit]

Skins for the Plasma Pistol.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 PlasmaPistol Zealot Skin.png
Zealot Season 4, Tier 31 (Season point 1) Glory in an honorable death.
H3 PlasmaPistol Schism Skin.png
Schism Season 5, Tier 31 (Season point 1) For those seeking redemption.

Plasma Rifle[edit]

Skins for the Plasma Rifle.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 PlasmaRifle Schism Skin.png
Schism Season 4, Tier 40 (Season point 1) For those seeking redemption.
H3 PlasmaRifle Keeper Skin.png
Keeper Season 5, Tier 91 (Season point 1) Still searching for true freedom.

Covenant Carbine[edit]

Skins for the Carbine.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
H3 Carbine Schism Skin.png
Schism Season 5, Tier 79 (Season point 1) For those seeking redemption.
H3 Carbine Splendor Skin.png
Splendor Season 5, Tier 58 (Season point 1) Maintaining the Writ of Union.
H3 Carbine Zealot Skin.png
Zealot Season 5, Tier 36 (Season point 1) Glory in an honorable death.

Energy Sword[edit]

Skins for the Energy Sword.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 EnergySword EvocatisEdge Skin.png
Evocati's Edge Season 7 Challenge: Elite Swordplay Only the most adept blademasters were chosen to wield the Ultra's holy fire.
H3 EnergySword Necrophage Skin.png
Necroplasma Season 7, Tier 46 (Season point 1) The glow of fury for those who refuse to become pawns of the creeping death.
H3 EnergySword LightOfJooriSkin.png
Light of Joori Season 7, The Exchange (Season point 3) Joori's warm light helps give Sanghelios life. This blade is for all who defend her.
H3 EnergySword KaidonsGuard Skin.png
Kaidon's Guard Season 7, The Exchange (Season point 3) The Swords of Sanghelios brandish blades bound by honor—to defend a keep not bound by borders.
H3 EnergySword Darkstar Skin.png
Darkstar Season 7, The Exchange (Season point 3) Will Fied call out your name in the Hall of Eternity when your last breath has been spent?
H3 EnergySword Bloodblade Skin.png
Bloodblade Season 7, Tier 1 (Season point 1) Hidden. Active. Deadly. The Silent Shadow have been. The Silent Shadow remain.
H3 EnergySword LanceOfSuban Skin.png
Lance of Suban Season 7, The Exchange (Season point 3) Only Subanese natives may possess blades infused with a shard of the moon's own bounty.

Vehicle skins[edit]

Warthog[edit]

Skins for the Warthog.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Warthog HazardPay Skin.png
Hazard Pay Season 4, Tier 42 (Season point 1) Safety first!
H3 Warthog RallyHog Skin.png
Rally Hog Season 4, Tier 29 (Season point 1) One deadly homologation special.
H3 Warthog Arctic Skin.png
Arctic Season 4, Tier 3 (Season point 1) Over snow by winter sown.
H3 Warthog ONI Skin.png
ONI N/A Keeping secrets safe since 2178.
H3 Warthog BlackRhine Skin.png
Black Rhine Season 6, The Exchange (Season point 3) Moa-skin hubcaps optional.
H3 Warthog AmberRaven Skin.png
Amber Raven Season 6, Tier 94 (Season point 1) Because orange is obviously the best color.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Gilden Lion Season 8 Challenge: The Hogfather
Complete the Beast Mode and Chrononaut challenges.
A chariot fit for heroes.

Warthog Gauss Cannon[edit]

Skins for the Warthog Gauss Cannon.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 GaussWarthog Corrosion Skin.png
Corrosion Season 4, Tier 21 (Season point 1) The Oxidation Sensation.
H3 GaussWarthog Shark Skin.png
Shark Season 4, Tier 37 (Season point 1) A different kind of mouthing off.
H3 GaussWarthog FireTruck Skin.png
Fire Truck Season 6, Tier 86 (Season point 1) For rapid-reaction firefighting fireteams.

Ghost[edit]

Skins for the Ghost.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Ghost Schism Skin.png
Schism Season 4, Tier 47 (Season point 1) For those seeking redemption.
H3 Ghost Zealot Skin.png
Zealot Season 4, Tier 7 (Season point 1) Glory in an honorable death.
H3 Ghost Ultra Skin.png
Ultra Season 4, Tier 44 (Season point 1) The Evocati don't mess around.

Banshee[edit]

Skins for the Banshee.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Banshee Brutal Skin.png
Brutal Season 4, Tier 12 (Season point 1) A Jiralhanae's best friend.
H3 Banshee Schism Skin.png
Schism Season 4, Tier 23 (Season point 1) For those seeking redemption.
H3 Banshee Zealot Skin.png
Zealot Season 4, Tier 34 (Season point 1) Glory in an honorable death.

Scorpion[edit]

Skins for the Scorpion tank.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Scorpion Bengal Skin.png
Bengal Season 4, Tier 12 (Season point 1) The Real King of the Jungle.
H3 Scorpion GrimReaper Skin.png
Grim Reaper Season 4, Tier 27 (Season point 1) Why so jolly, Roger?
H3 Scorpion Arctic Skin.png
Arctic Season 4, Tier 39 (Season point 1) Over snow by winter sown.
H3 Scorpion HazardPay Skin.png
Hazard Pay Season 4, Tier 47 (Season point 1) Safety first!
H3 Scorpion BlackRhine Skin.png
Black Rhine Season 6, The Exchange (Season point 3) Worth its weight in gold.
H3 Scorpion JadeRaven Skin.png
Jade Raven Season 6, Tier 96 (Season point 1) Not all Scorpions hide in the sand.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Gilded Lion Season 8, Tier 80 (Season point 1) Have I ever told you the story of the Lion and the Scorpion?

Mongoose[edit]

Skins for the Mongoose.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Mongoose HazardPay Skin.png
Hazard Pay Season 5 Challenge: Release The Geese Safety first!
H3 Mongoose Racer Skin.png
Blue Lightning Season 6, Tier 61 (Season point 1) Put the pedal to the metal.
H3 Mongoose Turbo Skin.png
Turbo Season 6, Tier 79 (Season point 1) The color of finality.
H3 Mongoose BlackRhine Skin.png
Black Rhine Season 6, The Exchange (Season point 3) Being stylish means never having to apologize for excess.
H3 Mongoose AmethystRaven Skin.png
Amethyst Raven Season 6, Tier 45 (Season point 1) Purple makes you go faster, scientifically.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Gilded Lion Season 8, Tier 11 (Season point 1) Suitable for parades and full-frontal assaults.

Hornet[edit]

Skins for the Hornet.

In-game Appearance Name Unlock Requirements Description
N/A Default Unlocked by default Default skin.
H3 Hornet BlackRhine Skin.png
Black Rhine Season 6, The Exchange (Season point 3) Golden parachute included as standard.
H3 Hornet SapphireRaven Skin.png
Sapphire Raven Season 6, Tier 100 (Season point 1) The "whisper mode" option is not included.
HTMCC Season 8 battlepass icon.
Gilded Lion Season 8, Tier 27 (Season point 1) Strange dreams of other realms often inspire UNSC pilots.

Trivia[edit]

  • The "Scorpio" skin for the SMG, along with its black and green color palette, is a reference to the Xbox One X and its production codename "Project Scorpio".
  • The "Keeper" skin for the Plasma Rifle is a reference to the Keepers of the One Freedom and their official colors of blue and gold.
  • The colors and name of the "Dear John" skin for the Flamethrower are a reference to the John Deere manufacturing company. The skin's description is a play on Halo: Glasslands, with "Grasslands" likely referencing the law mowers for which John Deere is most famous for. The skin is also available for the flamethrower in the Halo: Combat Evolved portion of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
  • The name of the "Hot Pepper" skin for the Flamethrower is likely a reference to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This is further evidenced by the skin's description which mentions "scar tissue," the name of one of the band's most popular songs.
  • The description of the "Splendor" Carbine skin mentions the Writ of Union, the founding charter of, and an oath of service to, the Covenant.
  • The description of the "Amethyst Raven" Mongoose skin is a reference to the "Red Ones Go Faster" trope which, in fiction, states that anything painted red (mainly vehicles) goes faster.
  • The "Grim Reaper" Scorpion skin features the text "ONE-38" and a skeletal face motif in reference to horror-punk band Misfits, notable for their "Fiend Skull" mascot and song titled "We Are 138".

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