|Z-750 Special Application Sniper Rifle|
Special Application Sniper rifle
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The Z-750 Special Application Sniper Rifle, known more commonly as the Binary Rifle, is a long-range Forerunner weapon appearing in Halo 4. It includes two core-mounted particle accelerators with unparalleled stopping power to bring down distant foes with one shot. The shot, when inflicted on an enemy, causes them to disintegrate, similar to when a Promethean Knight is killed. It also has two zoom modes to fulfill its purpose as a long range precision rifle.
- The term binary means something that consists of, indicates, or involves two pieces or parts. This is most likely a reference to the two (binary) particle accelerators, each one similar in operation and power to the Covenant Beam Rifle, thus forming an extremely deadly sniper weapon. It could also refer to the fact that it can only fire twice in succession before it needs to be reloaded.
- Positioned near the scope of a Binary Rifle are two lights, one on each side. These indicate how many rounds are currently in the weapon.
- An image of the Binary Rifle, along with the Suppressor, was leaked to the public.
- The sheer damage of the Binary Rifle is counteracted by its inaccuracy when fired from the hip and a noticeable red laser sight that activates when the scope of the weapon is toggled.
- In the Making Halo 4: Return of the Forerunners video from Halo Waypoint, an Elite is shown surviving a shot to the shoulder from a Binary Rifle. This suggests that the weapon cannot kill stronger enemies instantly on higher difficulty levels.
- The Binary Rifle is one of the few weapons in Halo 4 that causes targets to disintegrate from the killing shot's point of entry. The other weapons that yield this effect are the Scattershot and the Incineration Cannon.
- When a Promethean in Halo 4 is preparing to fire a Binary Rifle, what seems to be a holographic circle appears in the front their heads (most likely meant for improved targeting). This gives players a warning for when they about to be shot by the weapon.
- Similar to the other Forerunner weapons in Halo 4, some parts of the Binary Rifle light up whenever a round is fired from the weapon.
List of AppearancesEdit
- Halo 4 (First appearance)