Type-25 Brute Shot
The Brute Shot has a rather peculiar design, as the user carries it low, rather than using the hilt or handle of a weapon. It has a fast firing rate for a grenade launcher; capable of firing four grenades in about three seconds. Like the other Brute weapons, it has a blade slung onto its bottom to use for devastating melee attacks. The Brute Shot can hold up to 6 rounds, with 12 rounds in reserve.
In Halo 2, the grenades from the Brute Shot can bounce around corners. In Halo 3, Brute Shots can't bounce off walls and they explode on impact. The melee attack on the Brute Shot is very deadly, depleting shields with one hit. The Brute Shot is very hard to aim, as it sometimes drifts. In Halo 3, it has a 3-second fuse that causes it to detonate after a certain range.
It seems to be compatible with two clips: a four-grenade belt that fires projectiles that bounce and arc downwards, and a six-grenade belt that fires propelled grenades in a straight line that detonate after three seconds. The four-grenade clip type fires a type of grenade similar to the frag grenade, that bounces off of and around most surfaces. It was first encountered during the Battle of the Etran Harborage, where it was used to a deadly effect against the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire. The grenades seem to be belt fed through the top of the weapon. The splash damage from this weapon is rather high. It features a sharp curved bayonet on its underside, which is used as a powerful melee weapon. This blade delivers a higher-than-normal amount of melee damage.
There are two recorded variants of the Type-25 Brute Shot. Both models share many components and it is unclear if the Jiralhanae make any distinction between the two variants or if they simply used whichever model is at hand.
Changes from Halo 2 to Halo 3
List of appearances