Weapon Skins are a feature in Halo 4 that gives players a choice to customize their loadout weapons aesthetically. New weapon skins can be unlocked by the player by leveling up certain Specializations.
Exclusive Weapon Skins can also be acquired through DLC, such as the codes shipping with the upcoming McFarlane Toys Halo 4 Series 2 Action Figures that will unlock new exclusive weapon skins. The upcoming Steel Skin Pack will include one new steampunk-inspired skin for each Loadout weapon, and can be purchased individually for 240 Microsoft Points or as a part of the Champions Bundle, which includes 5 bonus weapon skins. The Champions Bundle was released on August 20, 2013 for 800 Microsoft Points, and also includes the Infinity Armor Pack and Bullseye Pack.
Weapon Skins GalleryEdit
- 343 Industries confirmed that players will unlock exclusive weapon skins for one weapon each by obtaining Specializations, or by purchasing select action figures from McFarlane Toys.
- Halo 4 is the first Halo game to introduce this feature.
- From September 24 to November 4, 2012, 343 Industries and GameStop offered the Arctic Battle Rifle skin, with the most votes, to customers who pre-ordered Halo 4 at GameStop. On October 8, 2012, the Arctic Battle Rifle skin was chosen as the winner of the first round, and became one of the three exclusive pre-order bonus items from GameStop.
- The name of the DMR skin "Noble" is a reference to Noble Team, who made their first appearance in Halo: Reach, along with the DMR.
- When Halo 4 was released, the Storm Rifle was the only weapon not to have a skin, but as of right now, a new skin, "CHILL", is included with the new Elite Ranger figure from the McFarlane Toys Halo 4 Series 2 action figures line. They also announced that a second weapon skin, "STEEL", will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace starting this August.
- The Assault Rifle will feature the most weapon skins, with 6 (Prime, Predator, Riptide, Turbine, Trauma, and Teeth).
- Halo 4 (First appearance)