Now Playing Tracks


The Covenant tank sized walker commonly called the Locust, was a rare sight as the Human-Covenant War dragged on. A repurposed mining platform, the Locust proved effective at causing damage to UNSC fire bases; but remained rather less so when it came to combating large numbers of infantry.

Around the size of a UNSC Scorpion tank, the Locust was generally used to dismantle UNSC structures if an orbital glassing was not possible. Utilizing a beam weapon similar, albeit far less power than the one wielded by its larger relative the Scarab, the Locust was adept at carving through terrain to unearth Forerunner artifacts. To bolster their number of ground vehicles, the Covenant military leadership authorized the repurposing of the Locust from an excavator to a combat vehicle. Equipping the Locust with energy shields not only boosted the walker’s defensive capabilities, but allowed for more power to the energy cannon at the cost of the shielding.

Despite these upgrades, use of the Locust in a combat role eventually diminished. In part due to the already limited number of the craft, and their relative inability to inflict large numbers of casualties when compared to the Ghost or Wraith.

116 notes

  1. pastel-bdsm reblogged this from haloarchives
  2. gladeplug-in reblogged this from haloarchives
  3. somespartan02 reblogged this from you-have-startled-the-witch
  4. you-have-startled-the-witch reblogged this from haloxconfessions
  5. haloxconfessions reblogged this from haloarchives
  6. davidcabral reblogged this from haloarchives
  7. alitalove reblogged this from haloarchives
  8. emeraldxskye reblogged this from haloarchives
  9. secondsunstation reblogged this from haloarchives
  10. brunfulen reblogged this from haloarchives
  11. damianmty reblogged this from haloarchives and added:
  12. chyler-silva reblogged this from cobalt-templar
  13. cobalt-templar reblogged this from haloarchives and added:
    WAY TO CROP OUT CREDIT FOR THE CREATOR not Like he put in hours of volunteer work for this thing while balancing time...
  14. hasinuka reblogged this from halo-universe
  15. whosyourteddy reblogged this from fuckyeahalo
  16. coldmrblue reblogged this from fuckyeahalo and added:
    they need to bring out the locust in another game other than halo wars
  17. gusaneishon reblogged this from fuckyeahalo
  18. jumptostart reblogged this from fuckyeahalo
  19. effyeah-toast reblogged this from fuckyeahalo
  20. the-piranha reblogged this from fuckyeahalo
  21. dovahkiin reblogged this from fuckyeahalo
  22. mixxd-singularity reblogged this from fuckyeahalo
We make Tumblr themes