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List of Halo Infinite weapon coating skins and charms

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

Player customization is going to be a huge part of Halo Infinite, and one of the main ways that players will be able to change their appearance is by changing the coating of their weapons as well as by adding special charms to them.

Even though Halo Infinite is still several months away from its expected Fall 2021 release date, several weapon coatings and charms have been revealed by 343 Industries, and some of them are even available to players who participate in special promotions. Here's a breakdown of every weapon coating and decorative charm that we know about so far, as well as how to obtain them.

Halo Infinite: What are coatings and charms?

Source: 343 Industries The Watchdog weapon coating on Halo Infinite's MA40 Assault Rifle. (Image credit: Source: 343 Industries)

Halo Infinite's weapon coatings are a type of special shader that allows you to change how a weapon looks by applying new colors and textures to them. For example, while the standard Battle Rifle is a deep black color and features a polished metallic sheen, unlocked coatings might give the weapon an olive green color and make it look weathered and battered instead of shiny and new. Some coatings may even make parts of the weapon look like they're made from an entirely different material, like wood.

Compared to weapon coatings, much less is currently known about weapon charms. However, if Halo Infinite's weapon charms are anything like those seen in other games such as Borderlands 3, they'll be small decorations that will hang off part of your weapon like a keychain.

Right now, both weapon coatings and weapon charms can be obtained by redeeming codes that you can get by participating in various promotions. If you have a code to redeem, you can do so on the Halo Waypoint redemption page. When Halo Infinite releases, we expect that there will also be plenty of coatings and charms that you can earn through gameplay.

Halo Infinite: All weapon coatings

Here's a list of all known Halo Infinite weapon coatings, as well as information on how you can get them.

MA40 Assault Rifle

NameDescriptionPreview
AdrenalA black metallic skin with Monster-green accents. This coating was obtainable from Monster Energy promotions in 2020, but is no longer available. However, it may be obtainable again in the future.
WatchdogA deep black skin with striking red and silver details. Available to players who reach SR 152 in Halo 5: Guardians before the launch of Halo Infinite in Fall 2021.
NERFReward included with NERF Halo MA40 Motorized Dart Blaster ($50). Will likely look like the NERF MA40 Assault Rifle itself, with a pearly white chassis and green and orange accents.Image unknown

BR75 Battle Rifle

NameDescriptionPreview
AdrenalA black metallic skin with Monster-green accents. This coating was obtainable from Monster Energy promotions in 2020, but is no longer available. However, it may be obtainable again in the future.
WatchdogA deep black skin with striking red and silver details. Available to players who reach SR 152 in Halo 5: Guardians before the launch of Halo Infinite in Fall 2021.

VK78 Commando

NameDescriptionPreview
AdrenalA black metallic skin with Monster-green accents. This coating was obtainable from Monster Energy promotions in 2020, but is no longer available. However, it may be obtainable again in the future.

CQS48 Bulldog

NameDescriptionPreview
NERFReward included with NERF Halo Bulldog SG Motorized Dart Blaster ($36). Will likely look like the NERF CQS48 Bulldog itself, with a pearly white chassis and green and orange accents.Image unknown

MK50 Sidekick

NameDescriptionGameplay Image
AdrenalA black metallic skin with Monster-green accents. This coating was obtainable from Monster Energy promotions in 2020, but is no longer available. However, it may be obtainable again in the future.

Miscellaneous

NameDescriptionGameplay Image
MEGA ConstruxHalo fans report unlocking a "MEGA Construx Coating" with a code obtained from the MEGA Construx Halo Warthog Rally set ($18). This coating will likely be applicable to all items (including weapons) due to the non-specific nature of its title. It may make weapons look like their MEGA Construx equivalents.Image unknown

Halo Infinite: All weapon charms

Here's a list of all known Halo Infinite weapon charms, as well as information on how you can get them.

NameDescriptionGameplay Image
MEGA ConstruxRedeeming the code found in the MEGA Construx Energy Sword set ($37) unlocks a "MEGA Construx Weapon Charm." It's unclear what this weapon charm looks like, but it might be a miniature version of the MEGA Construx Energy Sword since it's obtainable from an Energy Sword set.Image unknown
NERF BulldogEntering the code from the NERF Halo Bulldog SG Motorized Dart Blaster ($36) will unlock a NERF Bulldog weapon charm. It will likely look like a smaller version of the NERF CQS48 Bulldog, complete with a white, green, and orange color scheme.Image unknown
NERF MA40Entering the code from the NERF Halo MA40 Motorized Dart Blaster ($50) will unlock a NERF MA40 Assault Rifle weapon charm. It will likely look like a smaller version of the NERF MA40 Assault Rifle, complete with a white, green, and orange color scheme.Image unknown
NERF Weapon CharmThe code from the NERF Halo Mangler Dart Blaster ($19) unlocks a "NERF Weapon Charm." It's unknown if the charm looks like a generic NERF gun or if it looks like the NERF Mangler, as the title of the weapon charm itself is vague. If it does look like the NERF Mangler, it will sport a crimson appearance with orange accents.Image unknown

Your thoughts

What do you think of the weapon coatings and charms that have been revealed in Halo Infinite so far? What are some other types of coatings and charms that you'd like to see make it into the game? Let me know.

Halo Infinite is expected to launch in Fall 2021 (potentially in late November according to a voice actor's account) 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 Best Buy preorder, although 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 Halo shooters together for an excellent price. This makes it one of the best Xbox One shooters available, and a game that you definitely shouldn't miss if you're looking to play some Halo while waiting for Infinite.

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.

2 Comments
  • I guess it's to try to pump up sales on toys that people otherwise wouldn't care to touch. Maybe some folks will want the codes and gives the toys to Toys for Tots or something, that'd be nice. Personally, I wouldn't care to spend $200+ on these toys I don't want for some in-game skins. I really do hope they make it possible to obtain the code without opening the box (like printing it on the receipt) so people who DO want the skin and not the toys don't just end up chucking them in the trash for no reason.
  • I think that weapon skins should be able to be unlocked, like the highly coveted Hayabusa armor set, along with the Katana, and not bought like as if it comes with a little dinky tag-along that might just sit around.