The basic infantry unit of the Covenant, Grunts are dangerous in groups but present little threat individually. Tough, physically strong and capable with a wide range of Covenant hardware, they are a significant military force. However, their discipline is hierarchy reliant and based on the security that comes with strict leadership and strength of numbers. Leaderless, they present significantly less resistance.

NOTE: Again, not much new here. Grunts tend to retreat when their Elite commander is offed, but tend to regroup. Like the Jackal, the Grunt here is shown with a plasma pistol, but they've also been known to wield fuel rod guns and needlers.