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The credit, abbreviated as "cR," is the standard currency of the UNSC. It is the only currency used by the UNSC that has yet been mentioned, and it is unclear if it is based off any older money systems. As of 2552, cR is still in use. Credits can be spent in the form of "credit chips," which seem to be the equivalent of the modern credit card.[1] An alternative currency used on Venezia is called a Flex card.[2]

Credit FarmingEdit

In Halo: Reach, there are many strategies to earning many credits to increase in rank and so on. A very popular technique is shown below.

  • A common trick is to go to the 3rd mission, and sprint past all of the enemies until you get to the room with the target locator. Fire at the large group of covenant that has probably amassed in chasing you, and move to the back of the blast doors, where you will get a checkpoint. if you have done this correctly, you should get a Killionare medal each time. Keep reloading the last checkpoint as many times as you want, then finish the rest of the level. With the introduction of custom challenges on Halo Waypoint, it is possible to get 20,000 credits every few seconds with this tactic. This tactic has since been patched.

Known CostsEdit

Item Cost per unit
W/AV Model 6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle cR 218,000[3]
Hog - Limited Edition Wood-Trimmed Classic Edition cR 91,000
Hog - Standard model cR 86,000
Hog - Manual-Transmission Version cR 81,000

Asymmetric Recoilless Carbine-920

cR 63,405

M12 Warthog

cR 52,000[4]

Sniper Rifle System 99-S5 Anti-Matériel

cR 8,141

M363 Remote Projectile Detonator

cR 6,950

M739 Light Machine Gun

cR 3,182

M90A Close Assault Weapon System

cR 2,200

BR85HB SR Battle Rifle

cR 1,906

M395 Designated Marksman Rifle

cR 1,833

MA5D Individual Combat Weapon System

cR 1,693

MA5C ICWS Assault Rifle

cR 1,686[5]

M6G Personal Defense Weapon System

cR 1,615[6]
M7057/Defoliant Projector cR 1,520[7]
M7/Caseless Submachine Gun cR 1,484[6]
M9 High-Explosive Dual-Purpose Grenade cR 30[6]
World Cuisine Moa Burgers cR 7.77[8]


  • UNSC personnel sometimes casually refer to credits as "credaroos," analogous to the way Americans refer to dollars as "buckaroos."[9]
  • Another slang word for credits would be the term "creds", a shortened version of the root word.
  • The Covenant equivilant to the Credit is known as Gekz. [10]
  • In the trailer of Halo 3: ODST, there are monitors that are intended to announce information to citizens. One of the messages says "Your tax dollars at work." As dollar is no longer functioning currency, the sign should really read "tax credits," but it is likely that the old phrase has not changed since the 21st century.
  • According to Halo: The Fall of Reach, there are no coins or papers used in the credit system,[11] but in the Audio Logs in Halo 3: ODST, an old woman is heard breaking an ATM with money in the form of coins and presumably paper coming out. Another ATM, found in gameplay, which also houses an Audio Log, is also constantly spitting out money until the Audio Log is collected. It is unknown whether this is an oversight or if the currency is different than credits.
  • Credits are used by the player in Halo: Reach to buy Armor Permutations and Armor Effects for their Spartan character in the game. These credits also determine Rank.[12]
  • If a Marine is killed with friendly fire in Halo 3, another one may say "Okay, now you owe me twenty credits!"
  • The headhunters Jonah and Roland would constantly bet twenty credits while on missions.
  • They aren't used in Forge. Instead, the Dollar ($) is used.
  • It could be presumed the trade for credits is $1=4cR. This is reinforced by the fact the a person gets four credits per normal kill, and how soldiers bet 20 credits instead of the stereotypical 5 dollars.
  • Credits are the same money system that is used in Star Wars and many other games and shows.
  • In Halo Reach Moa burgers cost 7.77 cR, this is a reference to Bungie's love of the number 7.


  1. Halo: Contact Harvest, Page 43
  2. Halo: Mortal Dictata, Page 94
  3. Top Story: 1-31-2007
  4. Top Story: 3-26-2007
  5. Top Story: 1-17-2007
  6. <includeonly>[[Category:Pages with broken references]]</includeonly><span class="citeerror">Cite error: Invalid <code><ref></code> tag; no text was provided for refs named <code>bungie8.2F15</code></span>
  7. Top Story: 8-13-2007
  8. Halo: Reach, campaign level Exodus
  9. Frank O'Connor/Robt McLees Interview - August 2008
  10. Halo: Mortal Dictata, Page 140
  11. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 23
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