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Weapons Respawn Times in Halo 2 Multiplayer Maps

In 2003, a bunch of fans got together and put together a weapons respawn chart for Halo - you can find it here. In early 2005, MurderDog did the same thing for Halo 2. We've poured his data into our existing table format - the work is all his. (Times have not been confirmed by secondary sources.) Below are his notes.

Odd addition in early 2019: JessHawk36 pointed out that Desolation respawn times were posted on Reddit by /u/xalpha23 a couple of years ago... so we've added them here. He also calculated the times for Tombstone, Uplift, and District; those have been added, as well.

  • All time measurements have a 2 second margin of error in either direction.
  • All times listed have been tested under standard slayer rules.
  • All weapons disappear after 30 seconds on the ground.
  • Disappear timer does not start until the moment a weapon stops moving entirely (I.E. The weapon stops bouncing).
  • The 30 second disappear time is reset if you walk over the weapon bringing up the "Hold X to pick up" message.
  • All vehicle times are measured from moment of destruction.
  • Ammo taken from a weapon (while still leaving that weapon in its spawn location) will remain missing from that weapon forever, or until the weapon is taken and a new one appears. There is no respawn simply for the missing ammo within a weapon spawn.

Produced by - MurderDog
Special Thanks to:
RegimeKilla 707
Tmacisthebest
Mr Koz
Krazy343
Shortprostopper

Map Weapon Respawn Time
Lockout    
  Shotgun** 0:15
  Sword** 0:25
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  Pistol 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Grenades 0:30
  SMG 0:30
  Plasma Pistol 0:30
  Sniper Rifle** 0:38
  Battle Rifle 0:45
 
Ascension    
  Plasma Pistol 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Grenades 0:30
  Pistol 1:00
  SMG 1:00
  Battle Rifle 1:00
  Rocket Launcher 1:15
  Sniper Rifle (small tower) 1:20
  Sniper Rifle (main tower)** 15 seconds after drop
  Shotgun 1:25
  Overshield 2:20
  Banshee 2:35
 
Midship    
  Sword** 0:15
  Shotgun** 0:15
  Grenades 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 1:00
  Needler 1:00
  Carbine 1:00
  Plasma Pistol 1:30
  Battle Rifle 1:30
 
Ivory Tower    
  Sword** 0:15
  Rocket Launcher** 0:15
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  SMG 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Shotgun** 0:45
  Pistols 0:45
  Carbines 0:45
  Plasma Pistol 0:45
  Grenades (All types) 1:00
  Sniper Rifle 1:00
  Rocket ammo 1:10
  Overshield 1:23
  Battle Rifle 1:30
 
Beaver Creek    
  Rocket Launcher** 0:15
  Sniper** 0:15
  Pistol 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  SMG 0:30
  Plasma Pistol 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  Grenades 0:30
  Battle Rifle 0:45
  Shotgun 0:45
  Overshields 1:00
 
Burial Mounds    
  Battle Rifle** 0:15
  Rocket** 0:15
  Plasma Carbine 0:30
  Plasma Pistol 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  Grenades 0:30
  Sniper Rifle** 0:30
  Beam Rifle** 0:45
  Sword** 0:45
  Turrets(2) 1:15
  Ghost 1:15
  Warthog 1:15
 
Colossus    
  Shotgun** 0:15
  Beam Rifle** 0:25
  Plasma Pistol 1:00
  Pistol 1:30
  Battle Rifle 0:30
  Grenades 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Overshields 0:53
 
Zanzibar    
  SMG 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Grenades 0:30
  Rocket Ammo 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 0:45
  Battle Rifle 0:45
  Invisiblity 1:16
  Rocket** 0:34
  Sniper Rifles(2)** 0:40
  Shotguns(2)** 0:35
  Sword** 0:25
  Turrets(2) 4:10
  Warthog 0:30
  Ghost 0:30
 
Coagulation    
  Sniper Rifle(2)** 0:15
  Shotguns(2)** 0:15
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  Plasma Pistol 0:30
  Pistol 0:30
  Grenades 0:30
  Sniper Ammo 0:40
  Rocket Ammo 0:45
  Rocket** 0:47
  Battle Rifle 0:50
  Brute Shot** 1:15
  Powerups 1:35
  Ghost 0:50
  Warthog 1:15
  Banshee 1:50
 
Headlong    
  Brute Shot** 0:15
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  Shotgun 0:30
  Grenades 0:30
  Beam Rifle** 0:30
  Sniper Rifle** 0:30
  Rocket Launcher** 0:45
  Plasma Carbine** 0:45
  Plasma Pistol 0:45
  SMG 0:45
  Pistol 0:45
  Battle Rifle 0:45
  Needler 0:45
  Sniper Ammo 0:59
  Sword** 1:00
  Overshields 1:05
  Invisibility 1:25
  Turrets(2) 5:50
  Ghosts(2) 1:00
  Banshee 1:00
  Warthogs(2) 1:00
 
Waterworks    
  Shotgun** 0:25
  Sniper Rifle 1:00
  SMG 0:30
  Plasma Pistol 0:30
  Rockets (2)** 0:37
  Sword** 0:40
  Pistol 0:45
  Battle Rifle 0:45
  Brute Shot** 0:45
  Plasma Carbine** 0:50
  Needler 1:00
  Turret 3:40
  Ghost 0:30
  Banshee 0:30
  Warthog 0:45
  Wraith 2:33
 
Foundation    
  Battle Rifle** 0:15
  Grenades 0:30
  SMG 0:30
  Pistol 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Rocket Launcher** 0:30
  Sword** 0:30
  Rocket Ammo 1:00
  Turrets(2) 1:30
 
Warlock (Added by Typher, 16 May 2005)
  Shotgun** 1:00
  Battle Rifle 0:45
  Magnum 0:50
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  Active Camo 1:10
  All Grenades 0:45
 
Containment (Added by Typher, 16 May 2005)
  Sniper Rifle** 4:00
  Rocket Launcher** 0:45
  Rocket Ammo 1:40
  Battle Rifle 0:30
  Brute Shot 1:00
  Gate is open 1:30
  Overshield 1:00
  Active Camo 1:00
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  Brute Shot 1:00
  Plasma Pistol 1:00
  Shotgun 1:00
  SMG 0:30
  All Grenades 0:30
  Banshee 0:50
  Warthog 0:50
 
Sanctuary (Added by Typher, 16 May 2005)
  Shotgun** 0:45
  Plasma Pistol** 0:45
  Carbine** 1:15
  Sniper Rifle** 1:30
  Energy Sword** 1:30
  Magnum 0:45
  Battle Rifle 0:45
  Needler 0:30
  Plama Rifle 0:30
  All Grenades 0:30
  Turret 1:30
 
Turf (Added by Typher, 16 May 2005)
  Plama Pistol** 1:15
  Shotgun** 1:00
  Sniper Rifle** 1:00
  Brute Plama Rifle 0:45
  Plama Rifle 0:30
  Battle Rifle 0:30
  SMG 0:30
  Magnum 0:30
  Brute Shot** 1:00
  Warthog 0:45
  All Grenades 0:45
  Battle Rifle Ammo 1:00
  SMG Ammo 1:00
  Magnum Ammo 1:00
  Sniper Rifle Ammo 1:00
  Shotgun Ammo 1:00
 
Backwash (Added by Typher, 13 July 2005)
  Shotgun** 1:30
  Plasma Pistol** 1:30
  Energy Sword** 1:30
  Brute Shot** 1:30
  Active Camo 3:00
  SMG 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  All Grenades 0:30
  Sentinel Beam 0:30
  Magnum 1:30
  Battle Rifle 0:30
 
Elongation (Added by Typher, 13 July 2005)
  Magnum** 0:45
  Plasma Pistol** 1:00
  Shotgun** 0:45
  Brute Shot** 0:45
  Battle Rifle 0:30
  All Grenades 0:45
  SMG 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
 
Gemini (Added by Typher, 13 July 2005)
  Shotgun** 0:45
  Beam Rifle** 0:45
  Plasma Pistol** 0:45
  Energy Sword** 0:45
  Overshield 1:00
  Covenant Carbine 0:30
  Brute Shot 0:30
  Plasma RIfle 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Plasma Grenades 0:45
 
Relic (Added by Typher, 13 July 2005)
  Rocket Launcher** 2:00
  Beam Rifle** 0:30
  Sniper Rifle** 0:30
  Shotgun** 0:30
  Sword** 0:30
  Plasma Pistol** 0:30
  Battle Rifle 0:30
  SMG 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  Covenant Carbine 0:30
  All Grenades 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Magnum 0:30
  Warthog 0:30
  Ghost 0:30
 
Terminal (Added by Typher, 13 July 2005)
  Rocket Launcher** 0:30
  Energy Sword** 0:45
  Shotgun** 0:30
  Plasma Pistol** 0:45
  Sniper Rifle 2:30
  SMG 0:45
  Battle Rifle 0:45
  Plasma Rifle 0:45
  All Grenades 0:45
  Covenant Carbine 1:10
  Magnum 1:10
  Rocket Ammo 2:30
  Overshield 0:45
  Ghost 0:45
  Warthog 0:30
  Turret 0:45
  Wraith 2:30
 
Desolation (Added by xalpha23, 4 Feb 2019, via JessHawk36)
  Rocket Launcher** 1:34
  Energy Sword** 1:12
  Brute Shot** 0:40
  Battle Rifle 1:08
  Shotgun 0:51
  SMG 0:30
  Sentinel Beam 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  All Grenades 0:30
  Needler 0:34
  Magnum 0:30
  Overshield 2:11
 
Tombstone (Added by JessHawk36)
  Rocket Launcher** 1:35
  Energy Sword** 2:10
  Sniper Rifle** 1:32
  Red/Blue Bunker and Window Room Shotgun** 0:52
  Old Camo/Spiral Ramp Shotgun** 0:41
  Battle Rifle 0:30
  SMG 0:30
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
  All Grenades 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  Brute Shot 0:30
  Magnum 0:30
  Window/Long Hall Overshield 2:11
  Bottom Middle Overshield 2:02
 
Uplift (Added by JessHawk36)
  Overshield NO RESPAWN
  Battle Rifle** 0:30
  Sniper Rifle** 1:00
  Carbine** 0:30
  Plasma Pistol** 0:30
  Energy Sword** 0:30
  Plasma Rifle** 0:30
  Rocket Launcher** 0:30
  Needler** 0:30
  SMG** 0:30
  Magnum** 0:30
  Brute Shot** 0:30
  Rocket Ammo 0:30
  Active Camo 1:00
  Magnum Ammo 0:35
  Turrets 0:30
  All Grenades 0:30
  Ghost 0:30
  Warthog 0:30
 
District (Added by JessHawk36)
All Weapons Respawn from Pickup
  SMG 0:30
  Battle Rifle 0:30
  Rocket Launcher 0:45
  Shotgun 0:30
  Carbine 0:30
  Needler 0:30
  All Grenades 0:30
  Brute Shot 0:30
  Active Camo 1:30
  Ghost 0:50
  Warthog 1:15
  Overshield 1:30
  Sniper Rifle 0:45
  Sniper/Rocket/SMG Ammo 1:00
  Plasma Pistol 0:30
  Turrets 1:00
  Magnum 0:30
  Energy Sword 0:30
  Beam Rifle 0:45
  Plasma Rifle 0:30
**These noted weapons are 'Super-Weapons' for this level, and will only respawn in the noted time after they have disappeared. If someone carries these weapons they will NOT respawn. There can be more than one that spawns per level of the same Super-Weapon type (Example: Coagulation- It has two snipers that are both Super-Weapons). When there are two Super-Weapons of the same type, they disappear and respawn independently of one another. Weapons denoted Super-Weapons will disappear instantly upon being dropped without any ammo in them (Not the sword).
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