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Video Showcasing The UNSC Weapons of Halo 4

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Posted on August 10, 2012 AT 11:08am

As part of today’s Halo Bulletin, the folks over at Halo Waypoint show off the selection of UNSC weaponry that’ll be featured in Halo 4 in this new gameplay video.

“Much like past Halo games, the UNSC weapons in Halo 4 are meant to be grounded in modern day tech,” the Halo Waypoint posting kicks off. “They tend to be purpose built with function superseding aesthetics. There are a couple reasons for this – one reason is to make the player feel like an underdog in comparison to the highly futuristic and sophisticated weaponry used by the Covenant and Forerunner enemies. The other purpose is that it provides a good starting point for new players because they already have some familiarity and understanding of the core weapon roles, making them easily relatable.”

Right below the video, you’ll find a rundown with the basic details on each of the UNSC weapons that’ll be available in Halo 4.

ASSAULT RIFLE

  • DESIGNATION: MA5D Individual Combat Weapon System
  • MANUFACTURER: Misriah Armory
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 32 rounds
  • Standard fully automatic firearm of all UNSC branches, effective at both close-range and mid-range combat.

BATTLE RIFLE

  • DESIGNATION: BR85 Heavy-Barrel Service Rifle
  • MANUFACTURER: Misriah Armory
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 36 rounds
  • Utilizes precise, three-round burst functionality, making it a formidable mid-range, semi-automatic weapon.

DMR

  • DESIGNATION: M395 Designated Marksman Rifle
  • MANUFACTURER: Misriah Armory
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 14 rounds
  • Premiere marksman rifle of the UNSC, offering impressive single-fire accuracy at reasonably long distances.

MAGNUM

  • DESIGNATION: M6H Personal Defense Weapon System
  • MANUFACTURER: Misriah Armory
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 8 rounds
  • UNSC’s personal sidearm of choice due to its excellence at close-range to mid-range engagements.

SHOTGUN

  • DESIGNATION: M45D Tactical Shotgun
  • MANUFACTURER: Misriah Armory
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 6 rounds
  • Dominant close-quarters weapon specializing in boarding actions, breach maneuvers, and urban operations.

SAW

  • DESIGNATION: M739 Light Machine Gun
  • MANUFACTURER: Misriah Armory
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 72 rounds
  • Squad automatic weapon used in protracted engagements where sustained or suppressive fire is required.

STICKY DETONATOR

  • DESIGNATION: M363 Remote Projectile Detonator
  • MANUFACTURER: Acheron Security
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 1 round
  • Single-hand, short-range explosives launcher which can detonate remotely and at the operator’s discretion.

RAILGUN

  • DESIGNATION: Asymmetric Recoilless Carbine-920
  • MANUFACTURER: Acheron Security
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 1 round
  • Powerful linear accelerator that fires explosive rounds at tremendous speed to efficiently eliminate targets.

SPARTAN LASER

  • DESIGNATION: Weapon/Anti-Vehicle M6 Grindell/Galileian Nonlinear Rifle
  • MANUFACTURER: Misriah Armory
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 4 shots
  • Formidable nonlinear coherent light rifle that is highly proficient at destroying vehicles over impressively long distances.

ROCKET LAUNCHER

  • DESIGNATION: M41 SSR Medium Anti-Vehicle/Assault Weapon
  • MANUFACTURER: Misriah Armory
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 2 rockets
  • Devastating from close-range to mid-range, capable of tracking airborne vehicles after locking onto them.

SNIPER RIFLE

  • DESIGNATION: Sniper Rifle System 99-Series 5 Anti-Materiel
  • MANUFACTURER: Misriah Armory
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 4 rounds
  • Considered the UNSC’s best long-range rifle, boasting formidable stopping power and unparalleled accuracy.
Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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