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Medals are preset rewards in multiplayer that showcase special achievements that a player makes through the game, usually by killing opponents in a special way, a certain number of opponents at a time or in one life, or by achieving some objective. Medals have appeared in some form or other in all Halo games, but in Halo: Combat Evolved they have no visual representation and in Halo Wars they simply denote the quality of the player's victory.

Halo: Combat EvolvedEdit

Medals do not appear in their physical form in Halo: Combat Evolved, but some of their accomplishments are occasionally listed despite this. The Announcer will announce Double Kills, Triple Kills, Killtaculars, as well as Killing Sprees and Running Riots. However, none of these medals have physical representations, and Xbox Live has no way of recording them as the game does not utilize Xbox Live.

Halo 2Edit

Medals make their first real appearance in Halo 2. There are 23 medals available to win, which fit into four general categories; "Consecutive kills" are the streak of medals which acknowledge a number of kills within four second of each other. Double Kills for two, Triple Kills for three, Killtaculars for four, Kill Frenzies for five, Killtrocities for six, and Killmanjaros for seven kills. "Spree" medals are awarded for a number of kills a player achieves without dying. Killing Sprees are given for five kills in one life, Running Riots for ten, Rampages for fifteen, Berserkers for twenty, and Overkills for twenty five. The third Category is "special kills" and these are awarded on the basis of special ways a player kills another player. There is an award for killing players with Sniper Rifles, Plasma Grenades, vehicles, and melee attacks from the front and back. There is also a medal for making Carjackings.

Also, there are objective medals available in special gametypes. The CTF gametype has a medal for taking a flag, killing a person who has a flag, and returning a flag to your base. The Assault gametype has a medal for when a player plants a bomb and when they kill someone holding the bomb.

Most of these medals can be viewed in-game when they are earned, and also after the game in the post-game carnage report. Though Bungie keeps a profile of many recent games, there has been no official record for players to keep track of how many medals they have earned throughout their careers. Because of this, sites such as Halo2junk which keep extensive records of player profiles and medals earned have grown in popularity.

Double Kill Medal Halo 2 medals
Consecutive Kills Double KillTriple KillKilltacularKill FrenzyKilltrocityKillimanjaro
Sprees Killing SpreeRunning RiotRampageBerserkerOverkill
Special Kills Sniper KillStick ItSplatterCarjackingAssassinBone Cracker
Objectives Bomb Carrier KillBomb PlantedFlag Carrier KillFlag CapturedFlag TakenFlag Returned

Halo 3Edit

Main article: Halo 3 medals

With the release and announcement of Halo 3, medals have been given a significant overhaul, more so than Halo 2. Most of those featured in Halo 2 have reappeared in their original form, while many others have undergone a complete overhaul, and still more have been created. 42 Medals were introduced in the Halo 3 Beta and 56 were included in the final game. Medals were created for new gametypes such as VIP and to acknowledge special forms of kills, such as the kill with an Oddball or a Flag. Others are for scoring a point in an objective based game. Specialized spree kill medals were made to acknowledge kills with certain weapons, such as sniper rifles, shotguns and energy swords. In addition, special medals were created to be displayed only on showcasing certain achievements. This video shows the Halo 3 medals with descriptions of each.

A Medal Chest was created on for Xbox Live accounts. The chest avidly keeps track of all medals a player has won throughout their matchmaking and campaign career.

Double Kill Medal Halo 3 Medals
Special PerfectionExtermination
Sprees Killing SpreeKilling FrenzyRunning RiotRampageUntouchableInvincible
Weapon Sprees Shotgun SpreeSword SpreeSniper SpreeSplatter SpreeOpen SeasonSlice 'N DiceSharpshooterVehicular Manslaughter
Consecutive Kills Double KillTriple KillOverkillKilltacularKilltrocityKillimanjaroKilltastropheKillpocalypseKillionaire
Special Kills/Vehicular Medals Beat DownAssassinSniper KillGrenade StickLaser KillOddball KillFlag KillIncinerationKilljoyDeath from the GraveSplatterHighjackerBulltrueWheelmanSkyjackerKilled Vehicle (Unobtainable)
Objectives Last Man StandingKilled Flag CarrierFlag ScoreKilled JuggernautKilled VIPKilled Bomb CarrierBomb Planted
Objective Sprees Hail to the KingInfection SpreeZombie Killing SpreeJuggernaut SpreeMmmm... BrainsHell's JanitorUnstoppable Only SteaktacularLinktacular
Campaign Only HeadshotMulti KillSuper DetonationEMP

Halo WarsEdit

In Halo Wars, medals do not appear in their usual form, but rather as accomplishments in campaign. When a player completes a level, he or she will be given a gold, silver, bronze or tin medal depending on their performance. This medal will have on it the symbol of the difficulty upon which they have completed the mission. The player's best medal in the respective level will appear on the level select screen.

Halo 3: ODSTEdit

Main article: Halo 3 medals#Halo 3: ODST

With Halo 3 having multiplayer and campaign medals, medals were put into Halo 3: ODST in both the campaign and Firefight Modes. All medals that were in Halo 3, except the wheelman medal have been carried over into ODST, and a few Firefight specific medals added. Receiving medals gives a boost in points that one would not receive if they were to just kill the enemy normally.

The Medal Chest available on also has a section for Halo 3: ODST medals. The chest shows all medals the player has won throughout their Firefight and campaign career.

Double Kill Medal Halo 3: ODST Medals
Sprees Killing SpreeKilling FrenzyRunning RiotRampageUntouchableInvincible
Weapon Sprees Shotgun SpreeSniper SpreeSplatter SpreeHammer SpreeStick SpreeOpen SeasonSharpshooterVehicular ManslaughterDream CrusherSticky Fingers
Consecutive Kills Double KillTriple KillOverkillKilltacularKilltrocityKillimanjaroKilltastropheKillpocalypseKillionaire
Style Medals Beat DownAssassinHeadshotGrenade StickLaser KillIncinerationDeath from the GraveSplatterHighjackerNeedler KillEMP KillHeroAssistVehicle Jack

Halo: ReachEdit

Main article: Halo: Reach Medals

Halo: Reach saw the return of the majority of medals from Halo 3, but with many more added. There are a total of 120 medals, however some are exclusive to Some of the new medals include "Headcase," "Close Call," "Opportunist," and "First Strike."

Weapon spree medals have been given a significant overhaul in Halo: Reach. While in previous games they were only awarded for consecutive kills with the same weapon, in Halo: Reach, the player needs only to accumulate the number of kills without dying.

Halo Reach Double Kill Render Halo: Reach Medals
Sprees Killing SpreeKilling FrenzyRunning RiotRampageUntouchableInvincibleInconceivableUnfrigginbelievableHammer SpreeDream CrusherWrecking CrewShotgun SpreeOpen SeasonBuck WildSniper SpreeSharpshooterBe the BulletStick SpreeSticky FingersCorrectedSword SpreeSlice 'N DiceCutting CrewSplatter SpreeVehicular ManslaughterSunday DriverWheelman SpreeRoad HogRoad RageLaser SpreeRed MenaceSunburstAssist SpreeSidekickSecond GunmanJuggernaut SpreeImmovable ObjectUnstoppable ForceInfection SpreeMmmm... BrainsThrillerZombie Killing SpreeHell's JanitorHell's JeromeSpawn SpreeWingmanBroseidon
Consecutive Kills Double KillTriple KillOverkillKilltacularKilltrocityKillimanjaroKilltastropheKillpocalypseKillionaire
Style Medals AvengerClose CallEMP BlastExterminationFirebirdFirst StrikeHeadcaseHeadshotHeroNeedle KillPerfectionProtectorRejectionReload This!RevengeShowstopperYoinkOpportunist (Beta Only)
Miscellaneous Medals AssassinAssistBeat DownPummelBulltrueFlag KillHail to the KingHijackerKill from the GraveKilled JuggernautKilljoyLaser KillPullOddball KillSkyjackSniper KillSplatterGrenade StickWheelmanFlag ScoreKilled Oddball CarrierLast Man StandingSkullamanjaro Medals SteaktacularLinktacularAvenge MeThank the MakerBros to the EndTriple DoubleFunkadelicParty AnimalLove MachineBig Game HunterWildcat DestabilizerSeek and DestroyH. Ryan MemorialEnnobled

Halo 4Edit

Main article: Halo 4 Medals

Halo 4 both added and removed many medals. Most of the weapon spree medals are not present in Halo 4, however dozens of gametype-specific medals were added, for completing objectives in gametypes such as Regicide, Dominion and Flood. Other medals have been added such as Comeback Kill and Distraction have been added across all gametypes.

Spree-double-kill Halo 4 Medals
Kill AirsassinationAssassinationBeam Rifle KillBeat DownBinary Rifle KillFuel Rod Cannon KillGrenade KillHammer KillHeadshotKillMeleePlasma KillRailgun KillRocket KillSniper Rifle KillSplatterSplaser KillSupercombineSword KillVehicle Kill
Spree Double KillTriple KillOverkillKilltacularKilltrocityKillimanjaroKilltastropheKillpocalypseKillionaireKilling SpreeKilling FrenzyRunning RiotRampageUntouchableInvincibleInconceivableUnfrigginbelievableComeback KillExtermination
Assist/Support AssistBodyguardDistractionEMP AssistFlyin' HighGuardian AngelRoad TripVehicle Destroy AssistWheelmanWingman
Bonus/Style AvengerBulltrueBustedClose CallFirst StrikeHail MaryHeadcaseHijackKill from the GraveKilljoyLast StrikeOrdnance EarnedProtectorReload ThisRetributionRevengeShowstopperSkyjackSnapshotVehicle DestroyedVengeance
Capture the Flag Flag AssistFlag CaptureFlag Carrier KillFlag ChampionFlag DefenseFlag DriverFlag JoustFlag KillFlag RunnerFlagsassination
Flood Alpha ConversionAncient OneCarrierCleverFinal ConversionFlood ConversionFlood ExterminatorFlood HunterFlood Kill AssistFlood KillFlood SurvivorFlood VictoryGravemindInfectorJuggernautLast Man Standing
Dominion Base Capture InitiatedBase CapturedBase ConquerorBase DefenseBase OffenseBase SavedBreachCapture AssistCapture Initiation AssistChief EngineerDemolition ExpertFortification AssistGotchaHeroKill ShotResupply AssistSapperSecurity ChiefShield Door DestroyedSurvivorTurret BuiltTurret Destroyed
Regicide ExecutionKing AssistKing JoustKing KillKing SlayerKing SpreeKingtacularRegicideReign of TerrorSavior
Extraction Arm AssistArm StoppedBeacon ArmedBeacon ConvertedConvert AssistConvert StoppedExpert ExtractionExtraction AssistSite DefenseSite ExtractedSite OffenseSite SaviourStay Back
Oddball Ball HogBall HolderBall KeeperBall KillBall MasterBallsassinationCarrier Kill AssistCarrier KillCatchFirst TouchInterceptionLong BombMagic HandsNice CatchSmooth Moves
King of the Hill First PointHail to the KingHill +5Hill +10Hill +15Hill AssistHill DefenseHill DominanceHill OffenseRegime ChangeVehicle DominanceVehicle Hill +5Vehicle Hill +10Vehicle Hill +15
Grifball Score
Ricochet Goal DefenseBall ClearGoal KeeperRejectionFast Break

Halo: Spartan AssaultEdit

Halo: Spartan Assault brings back many weapon spree medals, albeit with different names. The achievements Distinguished Service and Overachiever are awarded for earning all the medals in campaign and co-op respectively.

HSA Star Gold

A medal ranking system also returns, similar to Halo Wars in the form of stars. The player must beat certain score thresholds to earn either a gold, silver or bronze star. These thresholds vary per level. Beating the gold threshold with the skulls Black Eye and Thunderstorm on unlocks a star dubbed the 'GASO' (Gold All Skulls On) star, which is only visible on Halo Waypoint. In the game, the GASO star will simply appear as gold.

HSA Demolition Halo: Spartan Assault Medals
Stars Bronze StarSilver StarGold StarGASO Star
Kill AssassinSentryAnticipationDemolitionWrecking BallKillamanjaroKilltastropheKillpocalypseKillionaire
Multikill Double KillTriple KillOverkillKilltacularKilltrocityKillamanjaroKilltastropheKillpocalypseKillionaireKillpowerKillociraptorKilldiculousKillowhat?!
Spree Killing SpreeKilling FrenzyRunning RiotRampageUntouchableInvincibleInconceivableUnfrigginbelievableRifle SpreeTarget PracticeContactPistol SpreePistol PerfectGunslingerGrenade SpreeCluster BombLet It RainSplatter SpreeRoad RageSunday DriverKill it with Fire
Co-op RepellantMedicBrick WallLong DistanceBug OffPerimeter

Start a Discussion Discussions about Medals

  • Has anyone gotten a carbine killionaire in Halo 4?

    3 messages
    • The most I've gotten is killtrocity, I've not seen a killionaire yet.  With covenant swat being a gametype now I wouldn't be surprised if i...
    • I got one a loooong time ago. It was on Exile - Dominion. I kinda camped out for it in the Tank Garage (which gives you a 180* view of the map).

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