Initially fielded late in the Covenant War, manufacturing concerns and logistical issues involved with its ammunition meant that the BR85 service rifle was not widely adopted until after the conflict ended.
The BR85N Service Rifle (BR85N SR), more commonly known as the Battle Rifle, is a UNSC infantry selective-fire service rifle used primarily in the post-war years. It is a gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle that was only widely adopted after the Human-Covenant War mainly due to manufacturing concerns and logistical issues with its ammunition.
Changes from the BR85HB SR
- Scope is now a reflex sight.
- Color of ammunition counter changed from blue to yellow.
- Accuracy and rate of fire have been increased.
- Halo 5: Guardians (First appearance)