Halo Infinite is here, and with it comes a huge slew of new armor types and customization options. One of the most noticeable of these customization options is the helmets. These helmets can range from more lore-friendly variants (such as one used by Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) to east-Asian-inspired designs that turn your Spartan into a samurai from space!
But with over thirty different helmets in the game, which ones are the best? What ones belong to which armor cores? And how can you unlock these cosmetics so you can apply them to your Spartan? We’ll be answering all of these questions and more in this article on all Halo Infinite helmets, ranked!
All Halo Infinite Helmets, Ranked
Without any further delays, let’s get started.
Starting off our list at #15, we have the Commando helmet! I’ve been using this one for a long time, as it takes little effort to unlock compared to many others on this list. It may not be the best-looking, but it isn’t half-bad, either. I recommend it if you want to look unique but have not yet unlocked some of the harder-to-get helmets in the game.
The Commando can be acquired once you reach Level 15 in the Season 1 Battle Pass for Halo Infinite. You can only use this for the Mark V Armor Core.
Next up, let’s take a peek at the Grenadier helmet! This is a good-looking piece of armor with some interesting details, such as the vents on the side. If you love using explosive weapons in Halo Infinite, I’d say you found your helmet!
To unlock this interesting-looking armor piece, you need to reach Level 75 in the Season 1 Battle Pass. Once unlocked, you can use it on the Mark V Armor Core only.
Up next, we have a helmet that I rarely see in public matches. The Air Assault helmet is an interesting one, and although I like it, I had a hard time placing it on this list. It may look a little odd to some, but I think that the simple yet functional design is good. The name is definitely fitting, as I do get an aviator vibe when looking at this armor piece.
Air Assault can only be obtained from the Season 1 Battle Pass. You’ll have to reach Level 55 after purchasing the battle pass to unlock it. You can use it only on the Mark V Armor Core.
Now let’s hear it for the Anubis helmet! One of my personal favorites made by 343, this sleek and stylish helmet looks both intimidating and functional. Its frame has a sort of V-shape that oddly works for a Halo game. If you are interested in the lore, you’ll be fascinated to hear that this helmet is partially made by the Sanghellis (Elites)!
You’ll need to fork out 2,000 cR to buy this armor piece. You can grab it with the “Anubis Bundle Set” from Halo Infinite’s digital store. The armor core it uses is Mark VII.
Next on our list of all helmets in Halo Infinite ranked, we have the classic Recon helmet! This has been a fan-favorite ever since its debut back in the days of Halo 3. Now, I know this is going to be a very unpopular opinion, but personally…I think it’s a bit overrated. It’s a decent-looking armor piece, sure, but the visor and overall shape of the helmet just look weird to me. Sorry.
I know this is probably a controversial choice to put it at #11, if you disagree with this helmet’s ranking let us know in the comments! You can purchase the Season 1 Battle Pass to unlock it. You’ll need to get to at least Level 45, first. After that, you can apply it to the Mark V Armor Core.
Kicking off our top ten, let’s take a minute to talk about one of 343’s best-looking helmets, the Mark VII! This is a simple yet great-looking helmet with what appears to be two vents on both sides. The vents add a nice touch that makes it feel more believable. Given 343’s questionable history with designing helmets, I’d say they struck gold with this one!
Gamers can purchase the Season 1 Battle Pass to unlock this helmet. Get it to Level 96 and the Mark VII helmet will be all yours! It’s available only for the Mark VII Armor Core.
Now for our first pick for the Yoroi Armor Core, the Hikeshi helmet! This armor piece is obviously east-Asian influenced, and it looks incredible on a Spartan. The top and sides of the helmet look very well-designed, although I think the chin/lower parts of the armor piece look a little odd. Still, it’s a must-grab if you love these types of designs in Halo Infinite.
You can only unlock this piece during the Fractures: Tenrai Event. You’ll have to get up to Level 5 in the event pass, which is very easy to do. As previously mentioned, this armor piece is available for the Yoroi Armor Core.
Next, we have arguably the most iconic piece of armor in the entire game. This is the Mark VI helmet, and it is the same one worn by everyone’s favorite Spartan, Master Chief! The helmet itself is a little simplistic in my opinion, but simplistic doesn’t necessarily mean bad. Its big visor is great if you want a certain color on your Spartan to stand out a bit.
You must reach Battle Pass Level 84 in Season 1 before you can unlock it. Additionally, this helmet only works on the Mark V Armor Core.
Next, we have a fan-favorite returning from Halo: Reach. This is the Scout helmet, the same one worn by Jun-A266 of Noble Team. This is a handsome-looking armor piece, with a horizontal visor that perfectly fits the role of a sniper. 343 did an excellent job remaking it in Halo: Infinite’s engine, and anyone fortunate enough to unlock it is sure to turn some heads in public lobbies.
If you want to add this piece to your collection, you’ll first need to purchase the Season 1 Battle Pass and make it to Level 35. You can only apply it to the Mark V Armor Core.
Next is a classic helmet many long-time fans of the series will remember. The Mark V helmet is returning from the very first game in the series, Halo: Combat Evolved. And boy, does it look great! I wish 343 would bring back more old designs from past games and update them to match the modern graphics. The Mark V looks just as great as it did all those years ago.
This Mark V helmet is currently not accessible to players for Halo Infinite. We can assume it will be available for the Mark V Armor Core when it’s finally released sometime in the future.
Kicking off our top five, let’s start with a controversial pick. The CQB helmet is one of my personal favorite helmets from Halo 3 and Halo: Reach! Despite this, I’ve seen a lot of hate get thrown at the CQB, and I’m honestly not sure why. It’s a unique design that stands out among the rest of the options available. I find this helmet to be very underrated, and I happily used it for most of my years playing Halo.
The CQB helmet is currently not available for Halo Infinite players as of February 2022. If it becomes available, it will be usable on only the Mark V Armor Core, just like the other helmets from its generation.
In fourth place is none other than the Yokai helmet! This was a tough decision to make, but I think many fans will agree with me that this is one of the better helmets not just for this armor core, but in the whole game. The model resembles an Oni demon (from Japanese mythology), with two horns and a scary set of teeth.
Players can only use it for the Yoroi Armor Core. You can unlock it through the Fractures: Tenrai Event battle pass once you reach Level 25.
Here we have one of the most nostalgic helmets on this list. The EVA [C] is a unique-looking variant of the normal EVA helmet. It is the same helmet that Emile-A239 wears from Halo: Reach. It’s an intimidating and stylistic take on an otherwise boring helmet, and long-time Halo fans should consider this armor piece a must-grab!
EVA [C] is only usable for the Mark V armor core. Players will have to reach Level 90 in the Season 1 Battle Pass in order to unlock it for use.
Now for my personal favorite helmet in the game, we have the ODST helmet! This is an armor piece used by the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from past entries. Out of all the models 343 has made for the ODST helmet, this one is their best attempt yet. The helmet matches the style of Bungie’s original version very well, and it feels like a real piece of armor that would be worn by soldiers.
You can only use this helmet for the Mark V Armor Core. If you are interested in using it, you’ll have to level up your Season 1 Battle Pass all the way up to Level 65!
Taking the number one spot for the best helmet in Halo Infinite ranked, we have the Kabuto helmet! This is a samurai-inspired armor piece that was first shown off during the multiplayer trailer for Halo Infinite before its launch. Ever since its reveal, it’s been highly anticipated by fans for its gorgeous design! If you’ve ever wanted to play as a cyborg samurai in space, this is the helmet for you.
It is only available for Yoroi Armor Core. You can unlock it through the Fractures: Tenrai Event battle pass once you hit Level 15.
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