Gravball is a popular game played by humans since the mid-25th century.[1] The game consists of a floating gravity ball, and it is played on repulsor courts. The gravball is "skimmed" across the court, although the mechanics of the game have never been described.

It is a popular activity available on playgrounds. As a child on Eridanus II, John-117 was not allowed by the other kids to play it, because he always won.[2]

A table game named "Gravity Ball," played in bars such as Eddie's In The Rock in The Rubble, may be a smaller-scale variant of the game.[3]

Gravball lends itself easily to military training exercise and many UNSC drill instructors have worked combat elements into the game and use it in training regimes. In 2558, a variant of the game was incorporated into War Games simulation aboard the UNSC Infinity.[4]

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  1. Worthplaying, Halo 4, Bullseye Pack, Ricochet
  2. Halo: The Fall of Reach
  3. Halo: The Cole Protocol - page 63
  4. Worthplaying, Halo 4, Bullseye Pack, Ricochet: For nearly a century, gravball competitions have held sway over most competitive sports across the breadth of human-occupied space. Historically, UNSC drill instructors have utilized a variant called Ricochet, where fast-paced combat simulations occur in synch with the classic, frenetic scoring competition. Spartan-IVs aboard Infinity have adopted this format recently in the ship’s impressive combat decks, incorporating a number of adjustments within the War Games simulations in order to effectively hone their skills.