Plasma Rifle

The preferred weapon of Elites in Halo 1; in fact, no other Covenant species in the first game would use it, although Flood combat forms created from Elites and Human marines would also use them.

This weapon will fire continuously if you hold down the trigger at the expense of accuracy, as with most weapons that can be fired this way in Halo. Like the plasma pistol, it has a non-rechargeable battery. It has no other firing modes and its projectiles do not seek.

Some screenshots have shown Jackals holding plasma rifles in Halo 2.

The plasma rifle can be dual wielded, contrary to what it said earlier in this space; as noted below in several comments, there are screenshots that show it being dual wielded, and Bungie's own Dual Wielding Guide, published today, also confirms that the Plasma Rifle is dual wieldable.

As with other plasma weapons, it has a battery that drains as it is fired. When fired too quickly or too often, the weapon overheats and must cool. A temperature gauge indicates when this is about to happen.

The plasma rifle can be fired in semiautomatic and automatic modes.

There is no further information regarding any possible changes to this weapon for Halo 2; it is assumed to be principally the same.


Rampant for over se7en years.



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the plasma rifle CAN be dual wielded

In the original Halo the Elites were not the only species to use a plasma rifle. Human marines also picked them.

Also a good point. I've amended the text to reflect this.


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Rampant for over five years.


Rampant for over se7en years.



Yes, you are correct-- and today's Dual Wielding guide at Bungie.net confirms it. I have corrected the text.


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Rampant for over five years.


Rampant for over se7en years.



the plasma rifle has been known to be dual wieled. it is seen in the screen of two hunters charging the MC. Chief is holding the plasma rifle and the SMG

New Halo2 30 second commercial shows the plasma rifle being duel-wielded