The term Active Camouflage (often shortened to Active Camo) refers to various light-bending technologies, both UNSC and Covenant.

Gameplay Information

In Halo Combat Evolved and Halo SPV3, it is stored in a small, glass-like pyramid. A person can use the light-bending energy by merely coming into physical contact with the container, which will cause it to break and release its contents. Upon release, the energy envelops the wearer and bends light around their skin, armor, or shielding, conforming to their form and rendering them almost invisible. However, there will be a very faint outline of the player along with a distortion of the image. At that point, the energy will gradually dissipate and wear off, slowly revealing its user.

Active Camo is most commonly used by Special Operations Sangheili and Stealth Sangheili. However, all varieties of MJOLNIR armor that are Mark V can use it.


  • Good enough to bypass most enemies and helped greatly in assassinations


  • Unlike the original Halo: CE, some higher-tier enemies, namely Elites and Brutes, are able to see through your Active Camo

Developer Informations



  • It has been reported by some players that they are still seen by enemies regardless of how stealthy they are. While others say it works just fine for them.