Gameplay

Stance

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Spartans in various stances in Halo Infinite.

Stances are features in Halo 4, Halo 5: Guardians, and Halo Infinite that allow the player to change the their Spartan-IV's pose. In Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, the pose appears on the player card. In Halo Infinite, the pose appears in the fireteam menu and in the multiplayer victory screen.

List of stances[edit]

Halo 4[edit]

Stances Name Unlock Requirements
H4-StanceRecruit.png Recruit Unlocked by default
H4-StanceHeroic.png Heroic Reach H4 Rank SR Icon.pngH4 Rank 1 Icon.pngH4 Rank 3 Icon.png
H4-StanceAssassin.png Assassin Reach H4 Rank SR Icon.pngH4 Rank 3 Icon.pngH4 Rank 2 Icon.png
H4-StanceLastStand.png Last Stand Reach H4 Rank SR Icon.pngH4 Rank 5 Icon.pngH4 Rank 0 Icon.png.
H4-StanceBreach.png Breach Complete the UNSC Ordnance Mastery Commendation.
H4-StanceStandoff.png Standoff Complete the Covenant Ordnance Mastery Commendation.
H4-StanceBelieve.png Believe Complete the Forerunner Ordnance Mastery Commendation.
H4-StanceAssault.png Assault Complete the First Strike Commendation.
H4-StanceSeasoned.png Seasoned Purchase the Champions Bundle.
H4-StanceMenace.png Menace Purchase the Champions Bundle.
H4-StanceLoyalty.png Loyalty Purchase the Champions Bundle.
H4-StanceLookout.png Lookout Purchase the Champions Bundle.
H4-StanceConfident.png Confident Purchase the Champions Bundle.
H4-StanceDrawn.png Drawn Purchase the Champions Bundle.
H4-StanceFlank.png Flank Purchase the Champions Bundle.
H4-StanceGrandstand.png Grandstand Purchase the Champions Bundle.
H4-StanceDetermined.png Determined Purchase the Champions Bundle and play Halo: Spartan Assault.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Image Name Rarity Description
REQ Card - At the Ready.png At the Ready Common Freedom isn't free.
REQ Card - World's End.png World's End Common There at the close.
REQ Card - Breach.png Breach Uncommon Ready to rock.
REQ Card - Grim Resolve.png Grim Resolve Uncommon There are worse places to die.
REQ Card - Last Stand.png Last Stand Uncommon The breakwater.
REQ Card - Believe.png Believe Rare Points of light in an infinite darkness.
REQ Card - Engage.png Engage Rare Make it so.
REQ Card - Into the Fire.png Into the Fire Rare The flames of war climb higher.
H5G REQ Card - Pink Mist.jpeg Pink Mist Rare Messy.
REQ Card - Urban Recon.png Urban Recon Rare Keep It Clean.
REQ Card - Assassin.png Assassin Ultra Rare Blindsided and bushwhacked.
H5G-Stance-CenterMass.png Center Mass Ultra Rare Practice your Mozambique Drill.
REQ Card - Fire Support.png Fire Support Ultra Rare Beware of backblast.
H5G REQ Card - Hammer Time.jpeg Hammer Time Ultra Rare Everyone is a nail.
REQ Card - Look Skyward.png Look Skyward Ultra Rare Heroes arrive fashionably late.
REQ Card - Weapons free.png Weapons Free Ultra Rare You are free to engage.
REQ Card - Flanker.png Flanker Legendary They'll never see you coming.
H5G REQ Card - Old School.jpeg Old School Legendary Back with a vengeance.
H5G-Stance-Patrol.png Patrol Legendary Be prepared.
REQ Card - Peacemaker.png Peacemaker Legendary In death, peace.
REQ Card - Tactical Carry.png Tactical Carry Legendary Stay alert.


Halo Infinite[edit]

Stance Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements Notes
Customization Icon
Act of Genesis
UNSC Fates entwined. Legendary Unlocked in Halo Infinite campaign Based on a render of John-117 from Halo 5: Guardians.
Icon of the Agent 117 Stance.
Agent 117
FOTUS From Reach with Love. Epic Purchase "Tacticlamp 117" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR Reference to James Bond
Icon of the Battle Stance Stance.
Battle Stance
FOTUS Demonstration of aggressive body language. Rare Purchase "Imperial Stance" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR -
Season Pass Icon
Calm Blossom
UNSC Empty the mind of all earthly attachments. Only duty should remain. Rare Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 16 (Free) Possibly references Noble Six from Halo: Reach, as he prepared for his final stand during Lone Wolf
Icon image of the Claw Patrol Stance.
Claw Patrol
UNSC Mighty Spartans are ready to go. Epic -
Icon of the Clean Cut Stance
Clean Cut
UNSC Take the head and the body will fail. Epic Purchase "Heart Piercer" Bundle from the Shop for 800 cR -
Halo Infinite - Menu Icon - Stance - Combat Reload
Combat Reload
UNSC Safety off, magazine inserted, round in chamber. Ready to engage. Rare Purchase "Neon Superfly" Bundle from the Shop for 1,200 cR -
Halo Infinite - Menu Icon - Stance - Expecting Trouble
Expecting Trouble
UNSC Spartans don't make trouble, but it has a habit of finding them. Rare Cyber Showdown Event Pass Level 1 -
Icon of the Far Horizon Stance.
Far Horizon
UNSC Be advised, hostiles inbound. Rare Purchase "Vakara Bred" Bundle from the Shop for 500 cR -
Icon image of the Fossil Tree Stance.
Fossil Tree
Fractures Samurai There are no flowers to gather here. Epic Purchase "Vigilant Sniper" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR -
Icon of the Funeral Bell Stance.
Funeral Bell
Fractures Samurai Twice it sounded. Then, silence. Epic Fractures: Tenrai Event Pass level 27 -
HCS Celebration Stance - Menu Icon
HCS Celebration
343 Industries Check the after-action report. Green across the board. Rare Twitch Drop for watching HCS Anaheim 2022[2] -
Icon of the Into The Breach Stance.
Into the Breach
UNSC The best defense. Rare Purchase "Special Delivery" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR -
Icon of the Mirror Tale Stance.
Mirror Tale
Fractures Samurai Denial of the Covenant synchrony through individual action. Rare Purchase "Meditative State" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR -
Icon of the Mission Success Stance.
Mission Success
FOTUS Self-confidence and victory go hand-in-hand. Rare Purchase "Sweet Success" Bundle from the Shop for 500 cR -
Season Pass Icon
Noble Command
UNSC Mission complete. Epic Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 19 (Premium) References Carter-A259's pose in promotional art for Halo: Reach
Season Pass Icon
Noble Confidence
UNSC A consummate professional. Epic Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 59 (Premium) References Catherine-B320 from Halo: Reach
Season Pass Icon
Noble Fury
UNSC Not going down without a fight. Epic Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 94 (Premium) References Emile-A239 from Halo: Reach
Season Pass Icon
Noble Justice
UNSC Have heavy machine gun, will travel. Legendary Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 79 (Premium) References Jorge-052's pose in promotional art for Halo: Reach
Season Pass Icon
Noble Strike
UNSC Never be where the enemy expects. Epic Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 39 (Premium) References Jun-A266 from Halo: Reach
Customization Icon
Olympic
UNSC Observe. Orient. Decide. Act. Legendary Unlocked in Halo Infinite campaign by accessing the Mjolnir Armory locker south of FOB Foxtrot Based on placeholder cover art for Halo Infinite.
Customization Icon
Parade Rest
UNSC Don't lock your knees. Common Unlocked by default -
Icon of the Patrol Formation Stance.
Patrol Formation
UNSC There is nothing more dangerous than a Spartan who appears relaxed. Rare Purchase "Stormfall Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 1,200 cR -
Customization Icon
Requiem Revengeance
UNSC Pride came before the fall. Legendary Unlocked in Halo Infinite campaign -
Icon of the Rocket Rescue Stance.
Rocket Rescue
UNSC Going for the clutch move. Epic Purchase "Soldier Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR -
Icon of the Room Sweeper Stance.
Room Sweeper
UNSC It's simple math: area of target volume divided by number of subprojectiles. Rare Purchase "Neptune's Depths" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR -
Customization Icon
Salute
UNSC It's been an honor. Common Unlocked by default -
Season Pass Icon
Search and Assess
UNSC Muzzle down, eyes up. Rare Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 44 (Premium) -
Season Pass Icon
Special Delivery
UNSC Never a dull moment. Legendary Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 91 (Free) References John-117's pose on the cover of Halo Infinite
Menu Icon of the Hydrated Stance.
Stay Hydrated
UNSC A missile barrage a day keeps the Brutes away. Rare Purchase "Zvezda Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR (or 1,500 cR during a sale) -
Icon of the Thorn Diver Stance.
Thorn Diver
Fractures Samurai The path of duty is one of suffering and beauty. Legendary Purchase "Chonmage Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR -
Icon of the To The Front Stance.
To The Front
UNSC Move to the threatened zone. Neutralize hostiles. Repeat. Rare Purchase "HAZOP Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,00 cR (or 1,000 cR during a sale) -
Icon of the Trash Removal Stance.
Trash Removal
UNSC It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Rare Purchase "Fire and Frost" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR (or 1,200 cR during a sale) -
Customization Icon
Victory Shout
343 Industries Unleash a primal roar. Legendary HCS Raleigh 2021 Twitch drop -
Icon of the Vigilant Watch Stance.
Vigilant Watch
UNSC Never let your guard down. Rare Purchase "Anubis Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR (or 1,200 cR during a sale) -

Production notes[edit]

Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3 were flighted to feature victory poses in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but were cut from the final release of Season 8: Mythic.

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Twitter, Halo Support (@HaloSupport): "An issue was discovered in the final few hours of the #HaloInfinite Tactical Ops event last Tuesday, 3/22, that prevented all event challenges from progressing. Thank you to everyone who filed a ticket at http://aka.ms/HaloSupport to report this issue."
  2. ^ Twitter, Halo Esports #HCS (@HCS): "Drops!? Yes, drops. Tune into the NA Regional Finals at #HCSAnaheim2022 this weekend and unlock exclusive #HaloInfinite @Twitch drops! The action starts Friday Feb 11 at 12pm PST!"