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Medals - Technical Preview July 2021

Updated: Feb 9, 2022

Ever since Halo 2, medals have been a significant feature in Halo multiplayer. These virtual accolades signify cool accomplishments performed by the player, such as killing two opponents within a few seconds of one another. Each game has a unique list of medals, and Halo Infinite is no different.

In the Technical Preview, medals were shown slightly to the left of the player's reticle whenever they were earned, and they could also be seen in the Post-Game Carnage Report. Each medal has a unique design and one of four colors indicating rarity:

The rarity of the medal affects a few in-game behaviors. Uncommon medals pop-up when they are earned, but are not announced by Jeff Steitzer. Rare and above medals are announced by Jeff Steitzer, with more enthusiastic announcements for Epic and Legendary medals. In addition to being announced by Jeff Steitzer, Legendary medals have unique messages that appear in the killfeed whenever a players earns them. For example, earning the Ninja medal causes the message "[Player 1] NINJA'd [Player 2] - hate to see it." to appear in yellow font.

This video shows how the Ninja killfeed message appears after earning the medal. Unfortunately, it is difficult to read the message in this video unless the resolution is set to 1080p. The text can be seen in the killfeed to the left.

Most of these medals were screenshotted from my own matches, but a few are using images sourced from Halopedia. If I missed a medal that can be shown with video or image proof, please let me know!

Note that the below medals are listed in alphabetical order. This unfortunately causes some oddities with the ordering of spree and multikill medals in the Legendary section.


Back Smack

Kill an enemy by hitting them from behind with melee


Save 5 allies by killing their attacker


Kill 5 enemies with launchers


Kill 5 enemies with melee


Kill 5 enemies with SMG weapons

Cluster Luck

Kill 2+ enemies with a single grenade

From the Grave

Kill an enemy after you die


Kill 5 enemies with grenades

Guardian Angel

Save an ally's life from far away


Kill 5 enemies with pistols


Grapple a distant enemy


End an enemy's killing spree

Last Shot

Kill an enemy with your magazine's last round


Kill 5 enemies with tactical rifles

Odin's Raven

Detect 3+ enemies with a single Threat Sensor

Quick Draw

Kill an enemy with a pistol immediately after switching to it


Kill an enemy who attacked you first


Kill 5 enemies with assault rifles


Kill 5 enemies with shotguns


Kill 5 enemies with sniper rifles


Headshot an enemy with a Power sniper rifle


Mark 5 enemies that are then killed


Kill an enemy by sticking them with a Plasma or Spike Grenade


Kill 5 enemies with melee weapons


Earn 10 kill assists


Achilles Spine

Kill an Overshielded enemy by hitting them from behind with melee

Bank Shot

Kill an enemy with a ricochet

Double Kill

Kill 2 enemies in quick succession

Fire & Forget

(Assumed) Kill an enemy with a rocket from far away

Hail Mary

Kill an enemy with a grenade from far away

Hold This

Kill an enemy immediately after dropping a weapon using your remaining gun

Killing Spree

Kill 5 enemies without dying

Nade Shot

Headshot an enemy immediately after damaging them with a grenade

No Scope

Kill an enemy with a Power sniper rifle without zooming

Off the Rack

Kill an enemy with a weapon immediately upon retrieving it from its spawn location


Kill an enemy with a precision weapon with peak efficiency

Shot Caller

Headshot an enemy moments after Marking them

Tag & Bag

Kill 2+ enemies while revealing them with the Threat Sensor


Kill a grappling enemy

Yard Sale

Kill an enemy who had a Power weapon and a full inventory



Kill an enemy by shooting them immediately after spinning around

Boom Block

Block an incoming projectile by deploying a Drop Wall

Combat Evolved

Catch a power weapon that was blasted off of a Weapon Pad with a Plasma Grenade

Deadly Catch

Grapple a weapon or object to you and immediately kill an enemy with it

Grand Slam