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Stalker Rifle Ultra

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Stalker Rifle Ultra
A crop of the Stalker Rifle Ultra.
Production overview

Manufacturer:

Merchants of Qikost[1]

Type:

Directed-energy sniper rifle[1]

Specifications

Length:

134 centimeters (52.8 in)[1]

Ammunition type:

Superheated plasma[1]

Feed system:

64 bolts[2]

Rate of fire:

Semi-automatic[1]

Optics:

Approximately 1.5× smart-link[2]

Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts[2]

 
Covenant-sourced Stalker Rifle with increased rate of fire but reduced heat and damage output.[3][4]

The Stalker Rifle Ultra is a variant of the Elutuzem-pattern stalker rifle used by the Banished.[4][2]

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Design details[edit]

Main article: Elutuzem-pattern stalker rifle

The Ultra variant of the Stalker Rifle bears the white nanolaminate plating consistent with the Evocati (or, eponymously, "Ultra") orders of the Covenant and Banished. Unlike the standard stalker rifle, it has a higher rate-of-fire and a lower buildup of heat within the weapon, though at the cost of lower damage dealt by the plasma bolt.[3][2]

Usage[edit]

One such weapon was used by Arch Khordat Barroth, a Kig-Yar sniper in the Banished during the campaign on Installation 07 in 2559-2560.[5] During the campaign, he used the weapon in a combat encounter with John-117, though was defeated by the Spartan.[6]

In-game information[edit]

In campaign, the Stalker Rifle Ultra is a special weapon awarded to the player after defeating the High Value Target, Barroth. The weapon can be acquired at any Forward Operating Base. It exhibits lower damage (killing a fully-shielded Spartan with 7 bolts instead of 5 bolts) and a higher-rate of fire than the standard weapon.[3][4] It also has a lower heat buildup, allowing the weapon to fire 12 or 13 bolts in quick succession (instead of 7 bolts) before overheating. Subsequently, the Ultra variant can fire an approximate total of 64 bolts (instead of 32 bolts) at maximum capacity. However, the Ultra variant’s scope only has one level of magnification at approximately 1.5×, instead of being adjustable between 3× and 6×.[2]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 479
  2. ^ a b c d e f Halo Infinite, gameplay
  3. ^ a b c Halo Infinite, Forge - Stalker Rifle Ultra description: "Covenant-sourced Stalker Rifle with increased rate of fire but reduced heat and damage output."
  4. ^ a b c Halo Support, Halo Infinite Weapon, Equipment, and Vehicle Inventory (Retrieved on May 5, 2023) [archive]
  5. ^ Halo Infinite, High Value Target dossier, Barroth
  6. ^ Halo Infinite, campaign mission Connections: Barroth