The Type-52 Special Applications Rifle, more commonly known as the Focus Rifle, is a Directed Energy Weapon used by the Covenant Empire. It is commonly used by Jackal Sniper Majors, and rarely by Skirmisher Majors, Elite Majors and Brute Leaders.

Overview & Background

Gameplay Information


  • The Focus Rifle can drain energy shields in less than a second of sustained fire, and can kill weak and/or unshielded enemies just as easily.


  • When fired, the Focus Rifle will scatter in random deviations around the reticule for before focusing in on a single target.
  • Noise from the weapon is very unpleasant.

Developer Information


  • The Focus Rifle has only ever appeared in Halo: Reach.


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