A brute is an enemy in Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo Wars, and Halo Reach. It looks something like a gorilla, that uses weapons such as the spiker, the plasma repeater, gravity hammer fuel rod cannon and the plasma launcher. once enough damage has been inflicted they will occasionally throw their weapon aside and rush you on all fours. Beware, the Brute Chieftains as they have power weapons and overshields. Although chieftains have overshields, most have only a metal plate covering their skulls from headshots and one shot can take it off. Brutes are a unique enemy that add a new enemy to kill in the halo and are only in Two levels of the Reach campaign.