New Options for Weapon Progression Featured in Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare

Infinite Warfare provides multiple ways to get some of the best weapons in the game. Which route will you take? Get a sneak preview in the Multiplayer Beta.

by Kevin Kelly on October 13, 2016

A core staple of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer experience is the sheer amount of weaponry you have access to, while customizing and upgrading your loadout to your playstyle. Infinity Ward knows all about giving players strong weapon choices, which is why Infinite Warfare provides more weapon options than ever before.

This means you’ll come across ballistic weapons like the iconic NV4, as well as future-tech directed-energy weapons such as the EBR-800, which can change from a single shot sniper rifle to a fully automatic assault rifle with the push of a button. Each weapon type has their own unique attachments that provide new and different functionality, while maintaining the hallmark Call of Duty® look and feel.

Weapon progression remains a core part of multiplayer in Infinite Warfare, but with some unique changes. Players will still be able to level up their weapons based on experience, but Infinite Warfare takes that progression much deeper.

For the first time in a Call of Duty game, Infinite Warfare introduces the concept of “Crafting.” In addition to weapon progression, this brand-new feature gives players the freedom to gain unique Prototype weapons for their playstyle by using “Salvage,” the in-game crafting currency.

There are a few ways to acquire Salvage in the game, so the more you play, the more Prototypes you can craft. You can earn Salvage by ranking up in the Mission Team you are enlisted in, through Supply Drops or by “burning” any duplicate items you may receive in a Drop, and you will also be rewarded with Salvage through daily login bonuses.

Prototype weapons come in four levels of rarity: COMMON, RARE, LEGENDARY, and EPIC, and each includes its own combination of perks. The LEGENDARY and EPIC versions have the most sought-after perks, providing players with new ways to compete. For example, equipping a weapon with the ATOMIZER STRIKE perk will award you with a tactical nuke following a 25-player killstreak.

Multiplayer loot, including Prototype Weapons, can be obtained through Supply Drops by exchanging Keys with the quick-witted, cybernetic arms dealer who always has the latest in combat technology in stock, the Quartermaster. Players earn Keys while playing multiplayer matches and completing in-game challenges.

With more opportunities than ever before to allow you to customize your loadout, Infinite Warfare provides players with a diverse arsenal ready to be discovered. Get your hands on the all-new weapon progression system, Crafting and Prototypes in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta starting tomorrow.

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