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List of Halo Infinite armor coating skins

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

One of the Halo series' greatest strengths is its player customization features, and this tradition is continuing in Halo Infinite. One of the primary ways that players are able to personalize their Spartan is through the armor coating system, which can be used to change how your armor looks in multiplayer gameplay.

Now that Halo Infinite's multiplayer is available to all players, most of Halo Infinite's armor coatings are now available to use. 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.

Halo Infinite: What are coatings?

Source: 343 Industries The Noble Defender armor coating. (Image credit: Source: 343 Industries)

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.

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 available also.

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. 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.

NameInformationUnlock requirements
Cadet Grey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

○ Rare rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 66 on the Season 1 Battle Pass
Stone Green

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

○ Rare rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 11 on the Season 1 Battle Pass
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

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

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 5 on the Season 1 Battle Pass
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

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

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 56 on the Season 1 Battle Pass
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

Description: An olive green and gray skin with slight red accents.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 74 on the Season 1 Battle Pass
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

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.
Platinum Anniversary

Description: A green metallic coating that looks similar to Master Chief's armor.

○ Legendary rarity
20th Anniversary: This skin is unlocked by logging into Halo Infinite before Nov. 23.
Noble Portal

Description: A dark green coating with red and yellow accents, similar to Halo: Reach's Jorge.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 76 on the Season 1 Battle Pass
Noble Principle

Description: A dark blue matte coating with slight gray accents.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 14 on the Season 1 Battle Pass
Noble Observer

Description: An olive drab coating with dark blue accents.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 34 on the Season 1 Battle Pass
Noble Intercessor

Description: A sky blue matte coating.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 54 on the Season 1 Battle Pass.
Noble Executioner

Description: A dark gray and black coating with slight red accents.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 89 on the Season 1 Battle Pass.
Tempest Lilac

Description: A lilac coating with orange accents.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 41 on the Season 1 Battle Pass.
Redacted Records

Description: A completely dark gray matte coating.

○ Epic rarity
Battle Pass: Tier 99 on the Season 1 Battle Pass.
HCS Winter

Description: A bright white, blue, and red coating that looks similar to the Halo Championship Series branding.

○ Epic rarity
Store: This coating is available to purchase in the HCS portion of the Halo Infinite Store. It's free at launch, but may cost Credits later on.
Willow Tea

Description: A light gray coating with orange and dark gray accents.

○ Epic rarity
Challenge: This coating was available from the Week 2 Ultimate Challenge.
Peppermint Laughter

Description: A festive coating with white, red, and green colors.

○ Epic rarity
Event: Tier 2 of the Winter Contingency Event Pass
Sunset Contessa

Description: An orange coating with yellow accents.

○ Epic rarity
Event: Tier 10 of the Winter Contingency Event Pass
Vermillion Fire

Description: A vibrant and shiny red coating with many gold accents.

○ Legendary rarity
Store: Available in the Fire and Frost bundle
FunkoDescription: 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 PoisonDescription: 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? 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's free-to-play multiplayer has launched on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows PCs. So far, the reception to the game has been overwhelmingly positive, and there's serious potential for it to become one of the best Xbox shooters ever.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

1 Comment
  • My thoughts? Low effort post, half of this info is out of date and the article was just (re) posted 22 DEC 2021? Cadet orange is unlocked by default, recruit coatings are all called cadet now on both main armor cores. Missing most campaign unlockable coatings used in multiplayer. Confusion between armor coatings and armor kits. Missing all the Yoroi ones. Spending 5 minutes in the game's customization menu or on halo waypoint would have given you most of the info you need. You're the top google result for Halo Infinite armor colours so it's worth getting this right.