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Woodland Camouflage, which first originated in the U.S. in the early 20th Century.
The UNSC Marine Corps standard-issue battledress comes with camouflage to blend into the surrounding environment.

Camouflage, also known as cryptic coloration or concealing coloration, is a form of deception that allows a person or object to remain indiscernible, or "blend into ", from the surrounding environment. Examples include the battledress of UNSC Marines, ODSTs, and some coatings on weapons.

Camouflage dates back to World War II, where camouflage was beginning to be used by both factions of the war. They have changed throughout the years and are still used in combat by UNSC Marines. One of the best forms of camouflage from World War II and beyond is the ghillie suit, made of an artificial worn layer, with an overlay of materials common to the operational area.

There are many forms of camouflage, each used for a specific environment. The UNSC Marine Corps seem to utilize a variant of Woodland Tri-Color Camouflage after the events of Alpha Halo. The Orbital Drop Shock Troopers utilize urban camouflage during the discovery of the second Halo installation.

  • Woodland- Jungle or forest fighting
  • Desert- Outdoor desert fighting
  • Urban- For urban or (occasionally) tundra fighting
  • Space- for EVA fighting Eg. on the hull of a ship


Covenant forces use armor coloration to differentiate rank, with no effort to employ passive camouflage methods. As a result, Covenant armor is useless in that aspect. Instead, Special Operations Sangheili and Unggoy use Active Camouflage systems for stealth operations, which is far superior to passive camouflage.




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