Misriah Armory 1
Arms Race is the first in three short live-action films made to promote the release of Halo 3.

It is based around a UNSC Factory rearming itself. It is shown making Warthogs, Sniper Rifles, Battle Rifles, ODST Helmets and other essential material.

Halo: Arms Race


Neill Blomkamp


Bungie Studios WETA Digital Origami Digital LLC

Date Released:

July 10, 2007




Human-Covenant War


The video contains no dialog, instead narrating with text from a computer. It begins with the request from a UNSC Battle Group, Sol Defense Group 3/A-5 requesting repair and resupply. Once the request has been granted the video then goes on to show production of SRS99D-S2 AM Sniper Rifles, Marine and ODST helmets and suits, M12 Warthog LRVs, Dropship 77-Troop Carrier Pelicans, BR55HB SR Battle Rifles, and M6G Magnums on the assembly line and ready for action in a UNSC factory. It also shows several shots of what is assumed to be the conscription of UNSC Marines into a unit called S4/BAG/2/5 (including the addition of a barcode to the back of a marine's neck, as well as being injected with an augmentation drug or electronic ID such as an IFF transponder), and then the arming of the marines. A marine holding a BR55HB SR Battle Rifle stands on war stricken ground when an explosive detonates next to him, before ending with "Halo 3, Finish the Fight."


  • It is assumed that the entire scene took place on Mars, at Misriah Armories.


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