Halo InfiniteSource: 343 Industries

One of the Halo series' greatest strengths is its player customization features, and based on what 343 Industries has shown off so far, this will continue to be the case in Halo Infinite. One of the primary ways that players will be able to personalize their Spartan is through the armor coating system, which can be used to change how your armor looks in multiplayer gameplay.

Despite the fact that Halo Infinite is still several months away from its expected release in Holiday 2021, several of the armor coatings that players will be able to use in the game have been shown off by 343 Industries already during Halo Infinite beta tests. Additionally, a handful of armor coatings can be earned and unlocked by players ahead of the game's launch by participating in promotions, as well as through other means. Here's a complete overview of every Halo Infinite armor coating we know of so far, as well as a breakdown on how you can obtain each one.

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Halo Infinite: What are coatings?

Halo Infinite Dec 2020 Armor Coating Noble DefenderSource: 343 Industries The Noble Defender armor coating.

Halo Infinite's armor coatings are a special shader-like makeover that you can apply to pieces of armor to change both its color and its material/texture appearance. For instance, one coating may give armor a shiny black metallic appearance, while another might make pieces of armor look crimson with a matte texture. Based on how 343 Industries has described the coating system before, some coatings will even apply dirt and mud or battle damage to your gear. Also, since the developer has stated that Halo Infinite's customization options will be similar to Halo: Reach's, it's possible that you'll be able to apply coatings to individual armor pieces so that you can mix and match when the game launches.

Notably, there are also coatings for other types of objects as well; Halo Infinite's weapon coatings are a good example of this, as they will allow you to completely change the appearance of your guns. Coatings for vehicles are coming as well, although the developers have only shown off one of them so far.

Right now, some armor coatings can be obtained by redeeming codes that you'll get when you participate in promotions. If you have a code to redeem, you can do so on the Halo Waypoint redemption page. There will also surely be plenty of armor coatings (and other types of coatings) that you can earn by playing the game and working your way through each new Halo Infinite battle pass that will be added to the game alongside each of the game's seasons.

Halo Infinite: All armor coatings

Here's a list of all known Halo Infinite armor coatings, as well as information on how you can get them. Note that the requirements to unlock these coatings may change over time as 343 Industries makes adjustments to Halo Infinite before it launches later this year. Also keep in mind that some coatings that were previously available through promotions may not be available now, although a way to obtain them could return at a later date.

Name Information Unlock requirements
Cadet Grey

Cadet Gray
Description: A light gray armor coating with slight orange accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Cadet Blue

Cadet Blue
Description: A vibrant blue armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Cadet Red

Cadet Red
Description: A vibrant red armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Cadet Orange

Cadet Orange
Description: A vibrant orange armor coating with gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Unknown rarity
Unknown: It's currently unknown how to obtain this coating
Recruit Brown

Recruit Brown
Description: A simple light brown armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Recruit Cyan

Recruit Cyan
Description: A bright cyan armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Recruit Forest

Recruit Forest
Description: A vibrant green armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Recruit Orange

Recruit Orange
Description: A bright orange armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Recruit Red

Recruit Red
Description: A dark red armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Recruit Sage

Recruit Sage
Description: A bright green armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Recruit Violet

Recruit Violet
Description: A deep purple armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Recruit Yellow

Recruit Yellow
Description: A bright yellow armor coating with slight gray accents and sleek, clean textures.

○ Common rarity
Default: Available to all players when starting the game
Cloven Seafoam

Cloven Seafoam
Description: A sky blue armor coating with white accents and some small orange trims. The texture of the coating is smooth and clean.

○ Rare rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 6 on the Season 0 Battle Pass
Hexen Slate

Hexen Slate
Description: A sleek tan armor coating with dark brown and gray accents.

○ Rare rarity
Unknown: It's currently unknown how to obtain this coating
Karaba Sirocco

Karaba Sirocco
Description: A clean blue and light blue coating with red and yellow accents.

○ Rare rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 2 on the Season 0 Battle Pass
Stone Green

Stone Green
Description: A very light green armor coating with a white helmet and sleek textures.

○ Rare rarity
Challenge: Unlockable in Season 0 by completing all weekly challenges
Arctic Void

Arctic Void
Description: A bright blue armor coating with several green and orange trims. The textures are clean and smooth.

○ Epic rarity
Unknown: It's currently unknown how to obtain this coating
Blue Rampage

Blue Rampage
Description: A bright red armor coating with a dark blue undersuit, helmet, arm, and leg armor.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 14 on the Season 0 Battle Pass
Cosmic Corruption

Cosmic Corruption
Description: A dark pink armor coating with light gray trims and sleek textures.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 16 on the Season 0 Battle Pass
Ghost Grey

Ghost Grey
Description: A white, gray, and black camo armor coating with yellow and orange trims.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 17 on the Season 0 Battle Pass
Scorpion Punch

Scorpion Punch
Description: A dark gray metallic coating with a bright red right arm and a large red accent on the top of the helmet.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 8 on the Season 0 Battle Pass
Tahuna Sands

Tahuna Sands
Description: A bright sand-colored coating with dark gray and orange accents.

○ Epic rarity
Store: Available to purchase from the Halo Infinite store page
Bleached Bone

Bleached Bone
Description: A bright armor coating that gives armor plates a clean white appearance while making Spartan undersuits appear very light blue.

○ Legendary rarity
Unknown: It's currently unknown how to obtain this coating
Estate Gold

Estate Gold
Description: A metallic and sleek blue armor coating with gold accents on the torso, helmet, arm, and leg armor.

○ Legendary rarity
Unknown: It's currently unknown how to obtain this coating
Monarch

Halo Infinite Monarch
Description: A purple matte skin with some dark gold trims and accents.

○ Unknown rarity
Promotion: Was obtainable from specially marked Oreo and Chips Ahoy! packages. May be available in the future.
Granular

Granular
Description: A light blue coating with green trims and an orange and tan undersuit.

○ Unknown rarity
Promotion: Was obtainable from specially marked Oreo and Chips Ahoy! packages. May be available in the future.
Red Shift

Red Shift
Description: A vibrant red skin with noticeable battle damage, light gray accents, and a dark black undersuit.

○ Unknown rarity
Promotion: Was obtainable by purchasing Halo Infinite from a select few GameStop locations. May return in the future.
Watchdog

Halo Infinite Watchdog
Description: A silver and black metallic skin that features small red trims and a deep black undersuit.

○ Unknown rarity
Challenge: Available to players that reach SR 152 in Halo 5: Guardians before the launch of Halo Infinite in Holiday 2021
Splinter Desert

Splinter Desert
Description: A forest camo-style skin with muted light and dark green armor plating and a dark black undersuit.

○ Unknown rarity
Unknown: It's currently unknown how to obtain this coating
Noble Defender

Noble Defender
Description: A green, gray, and red skin that's based on Jorge-052 from Halo: Reach's Noble Team.

○ Unknown rarity
Unknown: It's currently unknown how to obtain this coating
Wild Kovan

Wild Kovan
Description: A tan and green camo skin with several gray accents.

○ Unknown rarity
Unknown: It's currently unknown how to obtain this coating
Moa Assault

Moa Assault
Description: A simple light brown armor coating with a gray helmet. Noticeably, there are decorative light brown trims on the helmet.

○ Unknown rarity
Unknown: It's currently unknown how to obtain this coating
Funko Description: It's unclear what this coating looks like, but it's likely that it has the same blue armor with yellow gauntlets, greaves, and helmet trims seen on the Blue & Yellow Spartan Mark VII Funko Pop! figure.

○ Unknown rarity
Promotion: This coating can be unlocked with the code that comes with the Blue & Yellow Spartan Mark VII Funko Pop! figure ($10).
Deathly Poison Description: While this design has only been mentioned by name, it implies a black and green color palette, taking cues from Razer branding.

○ Unknown rarity
Promotion: This skin is unlocked via a code included with the Kaira Pro wireless headset ($180) designed for Xbox consoles.

Your thoughts

What do you think of the armor coatings that have been revealed for Halo Infinite so far? Do you have a favorite? Let me know. Personally, I really like the look of the Splinter Desert coating. For more on Halo Infinite's customization systems, don't miss our Halo Infinite full armor list as well as our list of Halo Infinite's weapon coating skins and charms.

Halo Infinite is expected to launch in Holiday 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 PCs. The game's price is $60 according to an active Amazon and Best Buy preorder, although it's important to note that the multiplayer will be free-to-play and will run at 120 FPS on Xbox Series X and Series S.

We highly recommend checking out the Master Chief Collection while you wait for Halo Infinite, as it bundles all of the pre-Xbox One era Halo shooters together for an incredible $40 price. Additionally, 343 Industries has also enhanced the games in the MCC with features such as support for 4K and 120 FPS, viewmodel adjustments, FOV sliders, crossplay between Xbox and PC, and more. This makes it one of the best Xbox One shooters available, and a game that you should absolutely get if you haven't already.

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