343 Industries has shown us some of the new vehicles coming to Halo Infinite. But this is not the first time we have seen them. In Halo Wars 2 you fight the same enemy that you will in Halo Infinite, The Banished. Getting a good look at some of the vehicles is a little hard since you cannot get that up close look, today we will compile and examine concept art and the available info about many of the exciting Banished vehicles and ships coming to Halo Infinite.
Compared to the original design of the Covenant vehicles, the Banished opt for more fire power and stronger armor. No wonder the banished wiped the floor with the Covenant. No more purple for everything either, instead the Banished employ a nice red and black paint job to match the vehicles destructive look. They will be better in every and will prove a challenge to the UNSC’s forces.
BANSHEE – Kaelum Workshop Attack Flyer
The Banshees that dominate the local Banished occupation fleet have been thoroughly optimized to increase armor and combat durability, but also to maintain the base chassis’ core performance aptitude by modifying the standard Banshee with thick metal plates across the front of the cockpit and on its wings.
Much like the two other Banished Banshee variants (pictured above) the Kaelum Workshop Banshee is equipped much like the standard variation, with twin plasma cannons and a fuel rod cannon.
CHOPPER – Bolroci Workshop Attack Bike
The shared knowledge of six disparate clans contributed to the refined and imposing Chopper design that now permeates the Banished ranks. Its raw firepower and visceral locomotion provide their forces with the perfect tool for both breaching and demoralizing any enemy presence.
This variant of Banished Chopper is equipped much like the standard variation, with twin cannons.
GHOST – Riuctda Workshop Scout Bike
The Ghost has proven to be as versatile a mainstay in the Banished garages as it was within the Covenant. This particular iteration focuses on forward armor while also providing enhanced firepower.
This variant of Banished Ghost is equipped much like the standard variation, with twin plasma cannons. The Riuctda Workshop Ghost is used by the Banished occupation fleet led by Escharum.
These Phantoms are heavily modified Type-44 and Type-52 Phantom dropships, designed to serve as gunships and firing platforms for the Banished. They are fitted with a twin impulse drive system; this makes the Phantom capable of long-range subluminal travel. The Banished Phantoms are fitted with one heavy plasma cannon.
In Halo Wars 2, Banished Phantoms are exclusive units for Arbiter Ripa ‘Moramee and can be made at Banished outposts once the leader power has unlocked them. Similar to the M650 Mastodon, the Phantom can be used as a mobile garrison. Phantoms perform okay against aircraft, but poorly against infantry, vehicles, and structures. Due to their low offensive power Phantoms benefit greatly from a complement of infantry. If the Phantom is destroyed the passengers will survive, but will take damage.
BANISHED WRAITH – variants
The Foundry’s garage and its kit assembly line allows the requisition of a Banished Wraith. Banished Wraiths are armed with a plasma mortar and twin plasma cannons for use against ground and air targets. The plasma cannons are hidden underneath the armor.
While the Banished Wraith variants make most of their appearances in Halo Wars 2, one Banished Wraith can be seen in the Halo Infinite reveal video (below).
It is not currently clear if we will see any additional Banished vehicles make their way to Halo Infinite at least in multiplayer, we imagine many of the Banished vehicles below will be part of the campaign.