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Halo 4 Promethean Enemies and Weapons Revealed

by William Schwartz on September 9, 2012


Halo 4 Promethean enemies and weapons have surfaced this weekend, giving a glimpse at the new alien race featured in the upcoming shooter. Discovered on NeoGaf the new images show what looks like all of the Promethean characters found in Halo 4.

The Prometheans are the new ancient enemy found in Halo 4, and are quite different from the traditional Covenant army.  The new images of the enemy and weapon types can be found below, along with descriptions of what to expect from these new characters when Halo 4 releases this November on the Xbox 360.

Halo 4 Promethean Enemies

Alpha Crawler – More dangerous than the standard variety, the Alpha leads packs of Crawlers into battle. Luckily, Alphas can be identified by the series of Hardlight spikes along their head and back. this unit uses Supressors as a ranged weapon.

Crawler - The most common Prometheans on Requiem are the Crawlers. Crawlers are extremely agile and move in packs. The can swarm an enemy and tear them to peices, or utilize a Boltshot from a distance.

Crawler Sniper - A long range variety of the Crawler.

Knight - The captains of the Promethean force, the autonomous and intelligent Knights are ancient warriros tasked with defending the artificial world called Requiem. An encounter with a single Knight can turn deadly, as they systematically bring more enemies into the fight. Knights wield weapons like the Supressor and LightRifle.

Knight Lancer - Utilized primarily as scouts and marksmen, Lancers are extremely accurate even at a great distance. Among their many skills, Lancers utilize Promethean Vision to track targets even when they’re behind solid objects.

Knight Battle Wagon - Rare but incredibly dangerous, Knight Battlewagons are deployed when other Promethean forces have failed. Their huge metal frames are draped in heavy armor and hard light shielding, and these deadly combatants are capable of deploying their own Autosentries. Even getting close to a Battlewagon is a challenge. That’s especially true as the robotic Promethean uses its Scattershot against approaching threats.

Knight Commander - As the name suggests, Knight Commanders lead groups of Knights. Commanders have the formidable combat skills of a normal Knight, and can also wield Incineration Cannons, don stronger armor, and deploy floating Autosentry turrets.

Watcher - These flying robotic creatures emerge from the armored shell of Knights. Once active, they can resurrect Knights, summon Crawlers from the bowels of Requiem, create shields to protect other Prometheans, or attack using their most common armament, a Boltshot.

Halo 4 Promethean Weapons

Promethean Binary Rifle - The Z-750 Special Application Sniper Rifle includes two core-mounted particle accelerators with unparalleled stopping power to bring down distant foes with one shot.

Promethean Bolt Shot - The Z-110 Directed Enemy Pistol is designed as a close-range precision weapon that devastates organic matter.  Historically, the Boltshot came into use at the end of the first century of conflict between the Forerunners and the Flood, and remained in use until the war ended two centuries later.

Promethean Incineration Cannon - The Anti-Material Z-390 High-Explosive Munitions Rifle fires several streams of explosive particles along multiple paths that detonate and spread on impact.  Mixing traits of a rocket launcher, shotgun, and flame-thrower, it’s a highly destructive weapon.

Promethean Light Rifle - The Z-250 is comparable to both the human DMR and Battle Rifle, allowing for burst fire when shot from the hip and precision targeting when scoped.

Promethean Pulse Grenade – It’s hard to overstate the strategic potential of the Z-040 Attenuation Field Generator.  The grenade creates an area effect that slows vehicles and damages both shields and health.  The pulse grenade is ideal for clearing enemies from cover and can reshape the layout of a battle.

Promethean Scattershot - A shotgun with ricocheting shot has terrifying killing potential, and that’s why the Z-180 Close Combat Rifle gained popularity in the latter part of the Forerunner war against the Flood.

Promethean Supressor - The automatic fire of the Z-130 Suppressor made the weapon a favorite for Forerunner troops fighting against the Flood.  The weapon fires bolts of charged Hardlight that pierce and destroy organic material of any type.

Halo 4 Promethean Weapons and Enemies


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  • Mike Hunt

    GOTY

  • IHATEHIPSTERS

    I thought Prometheans were from mass effect and these guys were called the forerunners?

    • Arczoe

      Actually, these are remnants of the Forerunners. Defensive AI, like 343 guilty spark. I can’t say much more due to the fact that I’m oblivious to most of the story that needs telling. Forerunners were a living, breathing race that sacrificed themselves to save the Galaxy via the Halo rings.

      • DIDA-I mean, uh, ANONYMOUS

        Promethean is an interesting disambiguation, because it states in the novels Cryptum and Primordium that Promethean is the highest honored rank of the Warrior Servant caste of the Forerunner hierarchy, yet they appear to be mechanized and designed for implantation of artificial intelligence, so I wonder as to whether or not they underwent augmentation like the spartans, just on a more drastic scale?

      • Gaara jr,

        agreed, although as it said in the mission statement for Halo: Combat Evolved
        he is just an index, specifically made just for running the systems and calling drones if necessary

    • renegade87

      Promethean Definition from wikipedia. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Promethean
      Etymology
      From Prometheus a Greek demigod and the son of the Titan Iapetus. Prometheus created man from clay and gifted him with fire, for which he was punished by Zeus who chained Prometheus to a rock in the Caucasus where a vulture came and daily fed on his liver. Prometheus means “forethought” in Greek, from pro- “before” + mathein “to learn.”
      [edit]Adjective
      Promethean (comparative more Promethean, superlative most Promethean)
      of or pertaining to Prometheus
      daringly original; boldly inventive or creative
      of a Romantic literary hero: one who is a rebel against a larger order, one who defies traditional moral categories, persecuted but dauntless

  • Master Chief’s Cousin

    Everything looks good. I want to see that Incinerator Cannon in action.

  • james braselton

    hi there can not wait too play halo 4 on 4 gb ssd flash drive xbox 360

  • chica chica

    looks amazing, always loved halo.

    now release it for the PC damnit, and you’ll double your sales. I still play Halo 1 for PC every once in a while, to beat the story..love it. Absolute classic imho. And the story, oh gosh the story is very … pulling.

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