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UNSC shield

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The shield as depicted in Halo 2 for Windows Vista.

The shield is a piece of UNSC equipment. At some point, an early prototype model was created based off research into the arm-mounted shields wielded by the Mgalekgolo.[1]

Production notes[edit]

The shield is featured as the background shield found on the difficulty emblems for Easy, Normal, Heroic and Legendary difficulties in all currently-released Halo games. It is given some in-universe flavour text in the menus for Halo 2's PC port alongside the Machete. In the Bungie-era Halo games, the shield was emblazoned with the Marathon symbol, though following the transition to Halo 4 and 343 Industries, the shield now features the Reclaimer symbol.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo 2 for Windows Vista, Easy difficulty shield