The Sniper Rifle has been a staple of the Halo experience ever since its inception in the first game, Halo: Combat Evolved.
This powerful weapon has been implemented into each Halo title in different iterations, ranging from the Sniper Rifle System 99 Anti-Matériel in Halo: Reach to the new, state of the art Sniper Rifle System 99-S5 Anti-Matériel in the upcoming Halo 4.
Outfitted with a telescopic sight and chambered with rounds powerful enough to take out a vehicle, this slow-loading, but highly devastating weapon has seen heavy use in every battleground in the Halo universe.
The Sniper Rifle in each of its iterations has been the weapon of choice for Spartans who prefer long range combat over close quarters battles due to its high accuracy and stopping power.
In this article, we take a look at the evolution of the Sniper Rifle (from the 99 and 99C-S2 to the 99-S5) in each of its iterations over the course of the Halo series.
We'll be taking a look at other weapons in the Halo series in future articles.