A Life-Sized Gravity Hammer Was 3D Printed By Halo Infinite Fan Over Several Months


Prithhis Bose


Jun, 10.2024

A life-sized, 3D-printed copy of the Gravity Hammer from Halo Infinite was constructed by a player over several months. Halo Infinite, the sixth core installment in Xbox's popular shooter series, was released in late 2021. 

Nobody should be surprised that the Halo franchise has some of the most recognizable weaponry in video game history given its illustrious heritage. The Covenant, a formidable group of extraterrestrial enemies featured in the games, have weapons that are equally memorable as the Assault Rifle, which is linked with the series' main character, Master Chief. A devoted player invested months to building a full-scale replica of a well-liked Covenant melee weapon.

User Admiral_Forever presented their life-sized, 3D-printed recreation of Halo: Infinite's Gravity Hammer in a post on the Halo subreddit. The post's description stated that the project took two months to model, primarily using Blender, and another month to print. Admiral_Forever also disclosed that their 3D-printed Gravity Hammer replica weighs 23.8 pounds (10.8 kilograms) and is approximately 6'4" (1.93 meters) tall, with the mass of the handle and head being almost equal. The 3D files for the model are publicly available online, however Admiral_Forever cautioned that printing it would be a challenging task.

The now-disbanded alliance's ape-like Jiralhanae species, often known as the Brutes, employed a huge, two-handed melee weapon called the Covenant Gravity Hammer. It debuted as a unique boss weapon that players couldn't use in the 2004 video game Halo 2. Since then, the Gravity Hammer has established itself as a mainstay close-combat tool in the franchise, and even if it moves slowly in Halo Infinite, it is still regarded as a very potent weapon. It was also heavily included in the Griffball game mode, which was developed by the community and plays like rugby in the United States today.

A lot of individuals have made amazing Halo creations with 3D printing technology. For instance, Reddit user GalacticArmory, a sci-fi series enthusiast, spent two years creating life-size statues of Master Chief and the Arbiter. One of the most adored characters in the series is the Elite Arbiter, Thel 'Vadam, who debuted in the mainstream games. This Arbiter, voiced by Keith David, can be played in both Halo 2 and Halo 3, and 343 Industries' Halo Infinite has an Easter egg dedicated to the character.

On 4th June, a fresh Halo Infinite campaign launched and will go till 2nd July. Operation: Tenrai 4 is a campaign that offers a 20-tier combat pass with a new set of armor. Another feature of the most recent Halo Infinite release is a time-limited game playlist with a Japanese theme.