Halo: Reach Unlockable Armor

Unlockable armor is something of a Halo tradition, having been introduced in Halo 3. Halo: Reach ups the ante a little bit, introducing a wider range of customization, including some additions that actually have an effect on gameplay.

Whether it’s helmets, kneepads, or Firefight Voices you’re looking for, we’ve got them listed here.


Name Credits Rank
to See
to Buy
Prerequisites Notes
Mark V Base Private Private Default
UA 1500 Private Private Mark V Base
UA/HUL 5000 Private Corporal Mark V Base
CQC Base Private Private Default Alternative
CBRN 1500 Private Private CQC Base
UA/HUL 5000 Private Corporal CQC Base
ODST Base 2500 Private Private 1st purchase option
UA/CNM 2000 Private Corporal ODST Base
CBRN/HUL 1800 Private Sergeant ODST Base
HAZOP Base 14000 Private Private Alternative
1st purchase option
CBRN/HUL 10000 Private Sergeant HAZOP Base
CNM-I 7000 Private Captain HAZOP Base
EOD Base 25000 Private Sergeant
Operator Base 15000 Private Sergeant
Grenadier Base 30000 Private Warrant Officer
Air Assault
20000 Private Warrant Officer
Scout Base 40000 Private Captain
EVA Base 30000 Private Major
Military PoliceBase Private Private Complete achievement: “The Soldier We Needed You to Be” in Halo: Reach
CBRN/HU/RS Private Private Military Police Base Complete Achievement: “Pink and Deadly” in Halo: ODST
HU/RS/CNM 75000 Private Private Military Police Base Complete Achievements: “A Spoonful of Blamite” in Halo: Reach and “Fear the Pink Mist” in Halo 3
CQB Base Private Private Complete Achievement: “Folks Need Heroes…” in Halo: Reach
HCNM Private Private CQB Base Complete Halo: ODST campaign on Heroic or harder
UA/HUL Private Private CQB Base Complete achievement “Gods Must Be Strong” in Halo: Reach, and complete Halo 3 on Legendary

Chest Pieces

Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
Mark V [B] Private Private
UA/Base Security 400 Private Private
HP/HALo 600 Private Corporal
UA/Counter Assault 600 Private Corporal

Shoulder Armor

Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
Mark V [B] Private Private
FJ/PARA 1000 Private Private
Recon 4000 Private Corporal
UA/Multi-Threat 6000 Private Corporal
HAZOP 500 Private Private
JFO 1000 Private Private


Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
UA/Buckler Wrist 5000 Private Sergeant
UA/Bracer Wrist 10000 Sergeant Warrant Officer
Tactical/TACPAD Wrist 50000 Captain Major
Silver Visor 35000 Private Sergeant
Blue Visor 50000 Colonel Sergeant
Black Visor 100000 Lt. Colonel Sergeant
Gold Visor 250000 Colonel Sergeant
Tactical/Hard Case Utility Piece 40000 Private Warrant Officer
UA/NxRA Utility Piece 40000 Captain Major
FJ/PARA Knee Armor 40000 Colonel Sergeant
GUNGNIR Knee Armor 50000 Warrant Officer Captain
Grenadier Knee Armor 75000 Major Lt. Colonel

Armor Effects

A neat way to show off how many credits you’ve earned. These have very noticeable cosmetic effects on the battlefield. Buying the Legendary version of the game will enable you to unlock a “Flaming Helmet” effect.

Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
Heart Attack 300000 Private Private
Inclement Weather 2000000 Private Private
Pestilence 1000000 Private Private
Halo Birthday Party 200000 Private Private

Firefight Voices

Won’t change anything about Multiplayer, but in Firefight mode, purchasing these options allows you to change your voice.

Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
Noble Six Private Private
Auntie Dot [A.I.] 15000 Private Private
Cortana [A.I.] 100000 Private Private
John S-117 150000 Private Private
GYGST Buck 15000 Private Private
SGTMAJ Johnson 100000 Private Private
GYGST Stacker 5000 Private Private
Carter S-259 10000 Private Private
Kat S-320 10000 Private Private
Jun S-266 10000 Private Private
Emile S-239 10000 Private Private
Jorge S-052 10000 Private Private

Elite Armor

When you suit up as an Elite in Multiplayer or Firefight, your armor will look different, depending on your rank. Buying the Limited edition of the game will also enable you to unlock an alternate “Sangheili” version of the Elite armor.

Name Rank Unlocked
Spec-Ops Corporal
Ranger Sergeant
Ultra Warrant Officer
Zealot Captain
General Major
Field Master Lt. Colonel

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27 Comments on Halo: Reach Unlockable Armor


On September 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm

i see people with higher elite armour than me and im higher rank


On September 21, 2010 at 5:24 am

what a guide, your pretty wrong on most cases in here, especially about the elites, ther unlocked through story progress. and youve missed a few sets unlockable by solo legendary completion

teh 1337 n00b

On September 21, 2010 at 11:10 pm

the blue visor is only 50,000 not 100,000 and there is a black visor for 100,000


On September 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Thanks for the corrections, guys. I’ve updated the page to reflect the changes you suggested.

Got 45 of 48?

On September 25, 2010 at 12:46 am

Some of you guys are ridiculous you dont unlock elite armor by playing through campaign you get it just as it says in his graph and there are a lot more pieces of armor that arent listed such as The Haunted Helmet

White Man

On September 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

There is no such thing as the haunted helmet. It is merely an addon to the Pilot helmet ()which isnt listed) that you unlock for 1 credit after buying all of the other armor

White Man

On September 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Correction: after buying all of the other *helmets*


On September 28, 2010 at 10:49 pm

i was just hopen that you do get the haunted helmet and carters


On September 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm

or sorry additon helmet and how are you sure?


On October 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm

alot of this is wrong like some of them you say you cant see until your a colonel and buy at warrant officer and you dont have the jfo helmet or anything really

Connor Blah Blah

On October 6, 2010 at 7:51 am

He has missed out alot of the body armour and you do not unlcok Elite armour through the campaign, you do get it thorugh ranking up


On October 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm

zinou kouchare

Jonathan Pake

On October 17, 2010 at 6:28 am

i have seen some peopple on xbox live who has already obtained the highest rank possible in halo reach and im only captain grade 2. HOW THE HELL DO THEY GET SO MUCH CREDITS


On November 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm

alright. first of all this is a really great guide. thats good news. second i agree with Jonathan Pake. how can i boost the speed of the ranking system????? i mean i’m only a warrent officer grade 3. i feel like an idoit. i also have an answer to Jonathan’s question. the people on xbox live complete daily and weekly challenges. they also do multiplayer and all that other crap. thats probably how they earn so much credits. i don’t have xbox live so i know how you feel. i wish i had it though.


On December 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm

yo jonathan!!! are you goin to respond or what? because i have a suggestion for earning more credits. leave another comment to show me that you still exist dude.

El Bandito

On December 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I think the guy did a great job thx mate 4 helping me


On January 31, 2011 at 4:51 pm

this guide makes no sense………
so many things are wrong or missing.


On March 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm

You guys all need lives


On June 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm

im on warrant officer grade 3 and i thought the highest you could get was lt.colonel grade 3 but then i looked up ranks and i saw inheritor and all this so its gonna take like ten years to be a inheritor


On June 26, 2011 at 12:29 am

the credits


On July 22, 2011 at 1:36 am

This is bad missing alot of things and are wrong


On August 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

can u get creadits for free tho


On September 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

Im only Warrant Officer Grade 2, how do u level up so mush

Kay Ron st

On December 3, 2011 at 6:10 am

I understand your frustration man. and I play almost everynight. sucks cuz the higher you go the longer it takes. Oh ya and at one point I was almost a major and then I lost all my damn credits took me a month to get em all back. but you all are right this chart is missing alot.


On February 26, 2012 at 3:56 am

Ok I’m only warrent officer grde 3 and I gt a lot of credis and I dnt got xbox live


On February 26, 2012 at 5:25 am

fro the elite armor here is the real way to get them
minor – free
spec ops – corporal
ranger – sergeant
ultra – warrant officer
zealot – captian
general – major
field marshall – lt. colonel
and yes each rank is a new elite armor and 1 elite armor you only get when you pre-order or get the legendary edition or the game


On February 26, 2012 at 5:28 am

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