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Scattered throughout multiplayer and campaign levels of Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo: Reach, Halo 4, and Halo 5: Guardians are UNSC containers. These include crates, or large boxes, that contain supplies for ground based Marine forces. The contents of crates can be identified by their labels, and range from portable generators to armored boots. Although their only actual use in the game is cover from enemy fire, they do reveal a bit about the UNSC military, and play a key role in the environment of maps and campaign levels. They can also serve as cover or platform.

Halo 2[edit | edit source]

Crates[edit | edit source]

There is a range of different types of crates. This section contains information on all of them, ranging from smallest to largest. Kits are small crates that appear to be carried by Marine ground forces. Barrels contain liquid supplies. Small crates carry equipment used by ground troops, and large crates contain large pieces of equipment for use at fixed positions.

Kits[edit | edit source]

Picture Name Description Location(s)
Rescue.jpg Rescue The first crate can be found only once or twice in the game; it appears to be a small medical kit Marine medics would use to treat the wounded. It has the word "Rescue" along with the international medical symbol. It is likely able to be found in various campaign levels at Marine positions, but it can only be found once in multiplayer on the map Foundation.
Nerve Gas1.jpg Nerve Gas It might be inspired by the notorious VX nerve agent that was in modern times before it was banned.

Type: VX 7, possibly one of Bungie's 7 references.

This container can be found in a Brute encampment inside the armory. It is placed under another crate so it is pretty difficult to find. There's another one on Metropolis on top of the building where Sergeant Banks and a turret are next to a medical crate. The crate has been spotted on the multiplayer map Foundation as well. Perhaps it is with a bit of dry humor that Bungie placed this small crate right next to a medical kit within the same room.

Barrels[edit | edit source]

Picture Name Description Location(s)
100 3359.JPG Blitz Can This crate or barrel is for emergencies. You can also find blitz cans with Hydrogen fuel.

Item: Water - Pure


A barrel of pure water.

Water It appears to be a barrel of water for hygiene, cleansing, drinking, etc.

Type: Pure

This crate (or barrel) can be found all over on multiplayer maps and Marine encampments in campaign.
Hydrogen.jpg Hydrogen It's likely this is used by Marine ground forces to fuel various equipment, including generators and Warthogs.

Type: Fuel


Small Crates[edit | edit source]

Picture Name Description Location(s)
Gas Mask Label.jpg Gas Mask Gas masks are used by ground forces for protection against chemical or biological weapons, possibly for protection against the nerve gas seen above.

Serial Number: 7880-53-413-1999
Type: S90
Item: Gas Mask/KR3/INF/BLK
Quantity: 64
Weight: 112 LBS
Lot: LYSE7Q409-53

Helmet Label.jpg Helmet The standard Marine armor in the Halo series.

Serial Number: 9325-80-548-4127
Type: CH252
Item: Helmet/C-M/INF/W-OD
Quantity: 26
Weight: 82.8 LBS
Lot: TASA2G708-80

Armor Label.jpg Body Armor This is for use by Marine ground forces for protection from energy and ballistic projectiles.

Serial Number: 2580-55-270-4193
Type: M52B
Item: Body Armor/C-M/INF/W-OD
Quantity: 12
Weight: 173 LBS
Lot: PILT4G312-55

Boot Label.jpg Armored Boot Serial Number: 5893-22-418-2524

Type: VZG7
Item: Armored Boot/INF/V-OD
Quantity: 18 Pairs
Weight: 81 LBS
Lot: ROSW4C219-22

Pistol Label.jpg M6D Pistol Perhaps the strangest box on Halo 2, it contains the Halo: Combat Evolved pistol.

REQ: Unknown
Type: M6D
Item: Pistol/M6D 12.7MM Rec. Op.
Quantity: 50
Weight: 204.5
Lot: PLTDN45145-81


Large Crates[edit | edit source]

Picture Name Description Location(s)

The box containing a turret.

Used for base defense.

REQ: Unknown
Type/Item: M247 7.62MM Gas Op. Auto Linkless
Quantity: 1
Weight: 893 LBS
Lot: VOYN3P425-71

This machine gun turret crate is found only on Headlong and Cairo Station.
Food Label.jpg Emergency Food Prep Station REQ: Unknown

Type: MK71
Item: Emergency Food Prep. Station
Quantity: 2
Volts: 220
Weight: 716
Lot: ROSW4C240-92

Replacement Label.jpg Replacement Transfer Case A transfer case is a part of the four wheel drive system found in the Warthog. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of driveshafts. The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles.

REQ: Unknown
Type: D90Z
Item: Rplcmnt Transfer Case/M12LRV IDPG FT-DR
Quantity: 16
Weight: 203 LBS
Lot: LYSE7Q409-31

System Lavel.jpg Security System REQ: Unknown

Type: SL23
Item: Auto/Sec/Mon/System
Quantity: 32
Optical: 8
Digital: 4
Weight: 305 LBS
Lot: TASA26700-92

Cell Label.jpg Portable Generator This portable electric generator/hydrogen fuel cell is likely used at fixed positions for power.

REQ: Unknown
Type: PG000E
Item: Port EL Gen/HY F Cell 18 KV
Quantity: 16
Gallons: 9
Hours: 24
Weight: 273 LBS
Lot: PILT4G312-70

N/A Weapon Rack These are the racks that you receive weapons from at points in the game.


N/A Supply Drop Pod Drop Pods are dropped by Pelicans to quickly deliver ammunition and weapons to soldiers.

Type: C Capsule Lot: 0722657


Halo 3[edit | edit source]

Halo 3 features most of the same crates as seen in Halo 2. Interestingly, the crates in Halo 3 have exactly the same labels as in Halo 2, even though the pieces of equipment they represent have been changed. Of course it's possible that the crates contain older equipment.

Halo: Reach[edit | edit source]

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Halo 4[edit | edit source]

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Halo 5: Guardians[edit | edit source]

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