Supply drops are back! Yes, those wonderful loot crates loaded with customization goodies that we first saw in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare have made a return in Black Ops 3. There are a few small changes, though. The way you earn them and what they contain is a bit different. Below we provide a full guide to BO3 supply drops.

Supply Drops in Black Ops 3

Supply drops, for those that have been living under a rock for the past year, are essentially care packages that you can earn in-game that contain various items for your character. In AW these includes weapon variants, unique pieces of gear, and even XP boosts.

Black Ops 3 Supply Drops

In Black Ops 3, however, the items are mostly cosmetics. Sadly, at this time, there are no weapon variants. But you will still get new and unique camos for each weapon and some nifty outfits to equip on the specialists that you use.

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How to Get Supply Drops

Obtaining supply drops is also a little different in BO3 than it was in Advanced Warfare. In AW you got drops every time you hit certain level milestones, by completing daily and weekly challenges, or by simply purchasing them.

Black Ops 3 How to Get Supply Drops

In Black Ops 3, on the other hand, you have to first get Cryptokeys in order to get a supply drop. This is a new in-game currency that can be exchanged for drops in the Black Market. There are a very limited number of ways to get the currency right now – mainly from playing multiplayer matches and doing some of the Dark Ops challenges.

We suspect that you’ll soon be able to purchase the keys using your hard-earned real cash, though. As far as we know right now, though, you do NOT earn drops from leveling up.

Supply Drop Contents

As we mentioned above, the contents of supply drops have also changed a bit. There are just a few different things you can obtain from drops right now.

Items you’ll see frequently are:

  • Weapon Camos
  • Specialist Outfits
  • Decals
  • Calling Cards
  • Attachment Variants

UPDATE: With the latest update to Black Ops 3, a few changes have been made to supply drops. In addition to the above items you’ll now find new Specialist heads / bodies, new weapon camos, and, in rare supply drops, there’s a chance to receive bonus cryptokeys!

Loot rarities include common, rare, epic, and legendary.

Here’s a video showing a supply drop being opened in Black Ops 3:

As of right now all items earned through supply drops are purely cosmetic unlike in AW where players could obtain different versions of weapons that had differing stats. This MAY be a feature that’s added in at a later date or not at all. We’re not sure.