Infinite Warfare Combat Rigs: In-Depth Guide to IW’s Battle Suits

Infinity Ward has introduced an interesting new game mechanic in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Somewhat similar to Black Ops 3’s specialists, Combat Rigs are designed to give gamers access to unique abilities, gear, and more through the use of six different battle suits. Players are able to swap between rigs throughout multiplayer matches.

Infinite Warfare Combat Rigs

Combat Rigs are loadouts that give players the ability to utilize unique weaponry, abilities, and more. There are six different rigs available. Each one has its own set of payloads and traits. A payload consists of three different items players can use with their selected rig every once in a while. A trait is simply a passive ability that is active at all times.

Infinite Warfare Combat Rigs

Here are the rigs available in the game:

  • FTL
  • Merc
  • Phantom
  • Stryker
  • Synaptic
  • Warfighter

Below we will cover each rig in detail, explaining what each one is capable of, their payload options, recommended usage, and more.

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FTL

FTL is sort of an assault-support hybrid rig. It’s weapon is a rage-inducing sidearm that vaporizes enemies on contact. His other two payload options allow him to execute burst jumps and become temporarily invulnerable to damage by crossing dimensional planes.

Infinite Warfare FTL

Payloads:

  • Eraser – An experimental pistol that charges up and fires a projectile that turns enemies into a cloud of mist. This gun is best utilized by players with good aim. The fire rate is a bit slow, but the impact, like most other rig weapons, is a one-shot kill.
  • FTL Jump – A quick burst jump that moves the player forward at a rapid pace.
  • Phase Shift – Essentially a phantom form in which the player becomes temporarily invincible. The only enemies that can damage you while in this state are other FTL rigs that are also in the phase mode.

Traits:

  • Perception – With this trait active the player will see enemies that are currently targeting them outlined in a yellowish glow.
  • Power Slide – As the name suggests, this trait amplifies your character’s basic slide movement by increasing the overall slide distance. It also gives you the ability to ADS while sliding and reduces the amount of boost the move uses.
  • Supercharge – Every kill you get will produce a small package which, when picked up by teammates, will slightly reduce the cooldown time of their selected payload.

Merc

Merc is a heavy-duty rig with both defensive and supportive capabilities. His special weapon is a bulky laser gun that decimates opponents at close to mid range. His other payloads include a quick charge move that can kill enemies upon impact and a unique set of armor that protects him from energy, ballistic, projectile, and all other damage types.

Infinite Warfare Merc

Payloads:

  • Steel Dragon – A powerful heavy laser that causes high damage to enemies at close range. Damage drops off at mid to long range, but this is a very potent weapon in close quarters combat.
  • Bull Charge – Gives the player the ability to pull out a shield and charge forward. Hitting enemies can cause great damage or even a one-hit kill. You can direct yourself while charging, but it’s very limited.
  • Reactive Armor – Your character will don a special armor set that protects you from all forms of damage for a short time. Basically, it makes you a bit of a tank, but only for a very limited time. The armor depletes relatively quickly.

Traits:

  • Infusion – Increases your health regeneration rate slightly.
  • Man at Arms – You will have max ammo in your weapons at the start of each life plus weapons no longer effect your movement speed. This means you can maneuver around the map at default speed even when you have a bulky LMG equipped.
  • Shock Wave – Allows you to execute a powerful ground pound while airborne. The move is similar to the Advanced Warfare maneuver. A direct hit can result in a kill, but most times you’ll only take down your opponents health a bit.

Phantom

Phantom is designed to accommodate players that appreciate a more stealthy approach to the game. His special weapon is a high-powered sniper that obliterates opponents. The remainder of his payload, as well as the traits the class possesses, are primarily for finding targets and laying low.

Infinite Warfare Phantom

Payloads:

  • Ballista EM3 – A projectile launcher that is very accurate and can penetrate flimsier surfaces (walls and such) easier than most weapons. It’s basically a large sniper rifle. When scoped-in you’ll see blue dots. When an enemy comes into view, it automatically targets them. A focused hit will result in a one-shot kill. If the projectiles spread, though, it will just inflict heavy damage.
  • Pulsar – Basically a large radar that you can put down that will allow you to see nearby enemies better.
  • Active Camo – Exactly what you would expect – allows you to become temporarily invisible. It’s not perfect, though. It’s unlikely, but you can be spotted.

Traits:

  • Heightened Senses – Enemies that are moving quickly or through the air will produce louder movement noises. This effect has better range whenever you are close to the ground.
  • Marked Target – Each time you hit an opponent with gunfire they’ll be marked for 5 seconds which blocks them from regenerating health during that time.
  • Rearguard – Outfits your character with a shield that goes on your back that is capable of blocking enemy gunfire and even deadly melee attacks.

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Stryker

Stryker is perhaps one of the most interesting combat rigs available in Infinite Warfare. Primarily designed for support he has access to a gravity defying gun that draws in and damages opponents, a deployable turret, and a nifty gadget that disrupts electronic equipment while simultaneously acting as a projectile deterrent.

Infinite Warfare Stryker

Payloads:

  • Centurion – Allows the player to place a defense system that blocks incoming projectiles and also produces an EMP that disrupts electronic-based equipment.
  • Gravity Vortex Gun – A large weapon that blasts out large projectiles that draw in nearby enemies and damage them. The projectiles move very slowly so you’ll have to be very strategic with your shots to make this weapon effective.
  • Micro Turret – An autonomous turret the player can deploy that will attack enemies that come into its field of view.

Traits:

  • Hardened – Any equipment or drones that deploy will have slightly increased health. They will continue to exist even after you’ve died. This makes it possible to have an extra equipment item active (2 current, 1 that stayed from death).
  • Relay – Stationary equipment items that are deployed on the field will now show enemies near the equipment on your minimap. Equipment that is thrown (i.e. C4) will highlight enemies within the detonation zone.
  • Trophy Drone – This is basically the same as a Trophy System, but it will only block one projectile at a time. After each block it needs to recharge. This is easily destroyed.

Synaptic

Synaptic is essentially Infinite Warfare’s take on Reaper from Black Ops 3. Yes, it’s a robot. One of it’s unique payload options is the Equalizer where the robot’s arms pop out dual silenced machine guns to rip through enemies with. Another payload is Reaper in which your character will actually physically morph into a canine-like configuration that has a devastating melee attack.

Infinite Warfare Synaptic

Payloads:

  • Equalizer – The robot produces dual machine guns that are suppressed. These have a relatively high rate of fire and are great at close range. In mid to long range engagements accuracy is poor due to the spread of bullets from the guns. In CQC situations, though, these guns are borderline OP.
  • Reaper – This is the configuration where the robot converts itself into a dog. While in this form you can perform flips and high jumps for evasions and, of course, utilize the Reaper attack for deadly melees.
  • Rewind – Teleports you back to a previous position a short distance away while simultaneously restoring both your health and your ammo.

Traits:

  • Combat Burst – Immediately after every kill you get your character will get a boost to movement speed. This boost lasts a short while, but if you can chain kills together you can easily speed around the map regularly.
  • Propulsion – This gives a boost to your suit’s thrusters. Boost energy restores at a quick rate and your thrusters also inflict a bit of damage to enemies below you when active.
  • Rushdown – This allows the robot to perform a very fast burst move in any desired direction.

Warfighter

Warfighter is the very first rig you have access to. He is built for, well, war. With payloads such as powerful SMG, an option that allows you to earn more score per kill / assist, and a temporary boost to your character’s overall movement speed he’s a deadly asset to have on the battlefield.

Infinite Warfare Warfighter

Payloads:

  • Claw – A powerful SMG that fires at a blistering rate and deals intense damage. It’s a fantastic weapon at close to mid range. At longer distances it suffers from dropoff and accuracy issues. Nevertheless, it’s perfect for ripping through enemies.
  • Combat Focus – For the player that wants to utilize scorestreaks more often or unleash the most powerful streaks. While this payload is active you’ll earn 2x as much score for each kill, assist, capture, or anything that generates points. It’s only active for a short time so make sure you pop it when you have the opportunity to score big.
  • Overdrive – This can be utilized to get to a capture point in a hurry, get out of a bad situation fast, or just to hunt down your enemies at a quicker pace. It gives you a temporary speed boost.

Traits:

  • Persistence – This allows you to keep your progress toward killstreaks even after death. It does, however, increase the point cost of each streak at an increasing rate after each death. The trait also explicitly states that with it equipped you’ll only be able to earn each of your selected streaks once per match.
  • Ping – Anytime you kill an enemy or assist on a kill a radar ping will activate at the spot where your opponent died.
  • Resupply – After every non-explosive kill enemies will drop ammo boxes that will replenish your supply of lethal and tactical equipment items.

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Best Combat Rigs

So, which of these Infinite Warfare rigs is the absolute best in the game? Well, to be honest, that’s generally a matter of preference, but below we’ve outlined the combat rigs that we believe are top-notch for the specified play types. After all, the rig that will best suit you will be the one that best compliments your personal playing style.

Assault

Just want to rack up kills so you can tally up higher scores and unleash the most powerful killstreaks in the game? Then you’ll definitely want to equip the assault-focused rigs that are available in Infinite Warfare.

Warfighter

You really can’t go wrong with Warfighter here. Both Claw and Combat Focus work in your favor if your only goal is to get a high kill count. The Claw can tear through enemy soldiers in a heartbeat for quick and easy kills while Combat Focus will help you rack up points toward your streaks.

Synaptic

Synpatic’s Equalizer and Reaper payloads are great for wiping out entire teams. The Equalizer is especially strong. Use it in tight corridors, small rooms, and around corners for best results. It really loses its effectiveness beyond close quarters. In tight spaces, though, it’s a dominant weapon that can lead to doubles, triples, quad feeds, and fury kills like you wouldn’t believe.

The Reaper payload is good, too, but really only when you’re matched against inexperienced players or individuals with horrific aim. It moves a bit slow and is a rather large target. This makes it relatively easy for a well-trained sniper to wipe out. And you’ll want to make your movements erratic if you’re chasing down enemies with space between you. Otherwise you’ll get ripped to shreds with assault rifles and SMGs long before you reach your target.

Support

Like to play objective game modes more and want to help your team secure more capture points and wins? To assist your squad and have more control over the battlefield you’ll want to try out the most support-oriented rigs.

Stryker

Stryker is most definitely the best option if you’re looking to pursue a support role in Infinite Warfare. His Centurion and Micro Turret payloads provide great assistance to your team while active. The Centurion can block deadly projectiles and throw the opposing team off by disrupting their gear. The Micro Turret, on the other hand, can be used to help protect objectives and provide suppressive fire to distract enemies.

Infinite Warfare Beta Dates, Game Modes, Available Rigs, and More

The official beta for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare kicks off soon and we now have even more information about it including start times, featured game modes, playable maps, and even which combat rigs will be available for player use throughout the course of the beta.

Infinite Warfare Beta

For those of you that haven’t realized this yet – yes, there will be a beta available for Infinite Warfare. As of right now it’s not available to the entire public, though. In order to get in you have to pre-order the game to snag a code for your preferred platform.

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Due to the exclusivity deal with Sony, PS4 players will actually get two opportunities to participate in the beta. Xbox One gamers, on the other hand, are limited to just one event.

Infinite Warfare Beta

The first weekend (only open to PlayStation 4 gamers) will begin on Friday, October 14th at 1pm EST and will conclude the following Monday, October 17th at the same time.

The second beta event kicks off on Friday, October 21st at 1pm EST and will wrap up at the same time on Monday, October 24th. This beta session is available for gamers on both the PS4 and the Xbox One platforms.

NOTE: In the past, we have seen developers extend the duration of a beta to keep fans happy. Considering how much negativity has been surrounding the upcoming launch of Infinite Warfare it wouldn’t be too surprising if Infinity Ward gave gamers extra time with the beta to potentially sway negative opinions of the the game.

It’s best to keep an eye on the official Call of Duty and Infinity Ward social media pages if you want to get up-to-the-minute updates on what’s going with the beta.

Maps

Infinity Ward has confirmed that there will only be 3 maps available during the Infinite Warfare beta. This is a relatively small sampling of the full game, but fairly common practice when it comes to betas.

The 3 maps that will be playable are:

  • Frontier
  • Frost
  • Throwback

Infinite Warfare Multiplayer

Game Modes

While some of you are no doubt looking forward to seeing a lot of new modes to try, we will be limited in selection. There are four different game modes that will be available for this beta.

These include:

  • Defender
  • Domination
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Team Deathmatch

Call of Duty fans will no doubt notice immediately that 3 of the 4 modes are traditional gametypes that we’ve seen in practically every CoD game to date. The only notable exception is a new mode called Defender.

Team Deathmatch

Team Deathmatch (TDM) is a classic mode where players are assigned to one of two teams. The only objective is to seek out and kill players on the opposing team. In most cases the game is complete once a team reaches a total of 50 to 75 kills.

Kill Confirmed

Kill Confirmed is the exact same as TDM, but with a slight twist. Once you kill an opponent you or your teammates must then retrieve dogtags dropped by the downed enemy. This is relatively easy if the engagement happens in close-quarters, but if you pop off a foe from mid to long range you may have to compromise your safety to grab the tags. Kills do little to help your team if the tags aren’t collected as well.

Domination

Domination is another fan-favorite for the Call of Duty series. In this mode players are assigned to one of two teams then tasked with capturing objective points around the map. The mode is score-based. Having more flags capped leads to your team score rising at a faster rate.

Defender

Defender is a brand new mode that is exclusive to Infinite Warfare. In this mode players are put on teams and a drone is placed toward the middle of the map. The drone sits there charging for a bit. Once it’s fully charged players from either team can run up and grab it. The point of the game is to hold on to the drone for as long as possible. Your team’s score will rack up as you or your allies keep control of the drone.

Combat Rigs

Finally, while there are around six different combat rigs that will be available in the full release of Infinite Warfare, gamers will only get the chance to try out three in the beta.

The 3 rigs that will be available for play are:

  • MERC
  • Synaptic
  • Warfighter

Combat rigs are similar to the specialist classes in Black Ops 3. Each one has a unique configuration with different weapons and/or abilities to utilize in combat.

We’re not entirely sure how limited the selection of Infinite Warfare weapons will be in the beta or if players will get a chance to try out the new weapon crafting system. It’s also worth noting that progress in the beta will likely not transfer over to the retail release.

Official Trailer for Infinite Warfare Zombies Released

Activision has unveiled an official trailer for the zombies mode in the upcoming game, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Titled ‘Zombies in Spaceland’, Infinity Ward’s take on zombies is quite different from Treyarch’s. The trailer reveals an 80’s style theme-park and some very interesting characters.

Here is the official trailer:

No story line has officially been established for Zombies in Spaceland, but we do know that the four characters involved are Andre, PoinDexter, Sally, and A.J.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Zombies

Andre is an African-American character decked out in a stylish tracksuit commonly donned by rappers in the early to mid 1980s.

PoinDexter is a nerdy kid with a large rimmed glasses and an interesting outfit including a yellow helmet and goofy t-shirt.

Sally is your typical 80s chick with blonde hair, bead necklaces, and cliche catchphrases.

Finally, A.J. seems to represent the common 1980s jock sporting a letterman jacket and jerk-ward haircut.

Gamers that pre-order Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will get access to the remade Terminal multiplayer map plus the Zombies in Spaceland pack which comes with a zombie-theme weapon camo, an animated zombies calling card & gun reticle, plus the Fate & Fortune card pack

Infinite Warfare Weapons: Full List of All Guns in IW

Weapons play a major role in all Call of Duty games. Why? Well, because the series focuses so much on multiplayer. Like most FPS titles, weapon variety and balance is a key aspect in keeping online multiplayer matches fun and fair. Today we’re going to talk about the weapons that are found in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Infinite Warfare Weapons

  • NV-4
  • R3K
  • KBAR-32
  • Type-2
  • Volk
  • ERADInfinite Warfare Weapons
  • FHR40
  • Karma-45
  • RPR Evo
  • HVR
  • EBR-800
  • KBS Longbow
  • DMR-1
  • Widowmaker
  • Banshee
  • DCM-8
  • Reaver
  • Rack-9
  • RAW
  • Mauler
  • Titan
  • EMC
  • Oni
  • Kendall 44
  • Hailstorm
  • OSA (assault rifle)
  • MacTav-45 (SMG)
  • TF-141 (sniper)
  • S-Ravage (shotgun)
  • M1 (sniper)
  • Hornet (pistol)
  • Spartan SA3
  • P-LAW
  • Howitzer

Like other titles in the CoD franchise, Infinite Warfare’s array of weaponry is centered mostly around the traditional assault rifles, submachine guns, light-machine guns, shotguns, snipers, and pistols, plus a few extras that don’t quite fit in these categories.


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Each weapon category features several different weapons that players will get a chance to use in multiplayer. Further down the page we will also discuss the guns that appear only in campaign or zombies modes.

Below we reveal all Infinite Warfare weapons and break them down by type.

Assault Rifles

Assault rifles are, technically speaking, supposed to be some of the most versatile guns around. They typically deal moderate amounts of damage, are effective in close to medium range encounters, and are usually one of the most heavily favored weapon types in Call of Duty games.

Here are the assault rifles available in Infinite Warfare:

  • NV-4
  • R3K
  • KBAR-32
  • Type-2
  • Volk

Infinite Warfare Guns

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SMGs

Submachine guns, often abbreviated as SMGs, are smaller, more mobile weapons than assault rifles. They are typically designed almost exclusively for close quarters combat. Some SMGs, however, are also viable in mid-range engagements.

In general, SMGs are best suited for smaller maps or maps where a lot of the action takes place in tight corridors and spaces. SMGs do low to moderate damage, usually have a decent firing rate, and are the preferred weapons of rushers.

These are the SMGs you’ll find in IW:

  • ERAD
  • FHR40
  • Karma-45
  • RPR Evo
  • HVR

SMGs are pretty strong in this game. Players with decent aim can rack up tons of kills using SMGs in Infinite Warfare, partly thanks to the fact that a lot of the maps have smaller designs.

Sniper Rifles

Snipers are technically designed to be used exclusively for longer distances. As we all know, though, that doesn’t usually deter people from using them in short to medium ranges in Call of Duty due to the ever popular tactic of quickscoping.

Sniper rifles deal a ton of damage, have high accuracy (in most cases), and are ideal for picking enemies off from afar. If you’re good at quickscoping, however, a sniper can also be extremely lethal in practically any engagement.

These are the snipers we know exist in Infinite Warfare:

  • EBR-800
  • KBS Longbow
  • DMR-1
  • Widowmaker

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Shotguns

Shotguns are best for very close-range combat. They tend to blast out buckshot or slugs, deal moderate to high damage, and are insanely good for smaller maps or taking down enemies by surprise from around corners, in doorways, and other related areas.

Many gamers look down upon those that utilize shotguns due to the perceived notion that using this type of weapon generally requires little to no skill. Most can be fired from the hip (basically without aiming) and still be accurate and powerful enough to take down a player fast.

  • Banshee
  • DCM-8
  • Reaver
  • Rack-9

Infinite Warfare Combat

LMGs

Light-machine guns, often abbreviate to LMGs, are heavy-duty weapons that have limited mobility, higher damage output, and varying accuracy. While these guns usually pack quite a punch, they also make the player move more sluggishly, have slower ADS (aiming down sights) times, and require more time to reload.

Use of these weapons varies from player to player. Some gamers have managed to use LMGs such as the QBB from Black Ops 2 effectively while running around the map in close to mid-range firefights. Oftentimes, though, players that use LMGs are found camping in buildings, corners, or other areas – waiting for enemies to come around to cut down.

  • RAW
  • Mauler
  • Titan

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Pistols

Pistols are primarily designed to be used as a secondary weapon. They are often a last-resort whenever your primary gun runs out of ammunition. Nevertheless, some pistols in past Call of Duty games have proven to be strong enough to utilize on their own such as the Desert Eagle in CoD 4, the TAC-45 and B23R from Black Ops 2, or the RK5 in Black Ops 3.

In most cases, though, most players very rarely utilize these sidearms. Snipers are probably the most likely type of player to use pistols as they need something to swap to when their ammo runs low or when enemies approach them too closely.

  • EMC
  • Oni
  • Kendall 44
  • Hailstorm

Infinite Warfare Weaponry

Classic Weapons

It was recently discovered that Infinite Warfare is to include a multitude of weapons fashioned after fan-favorites from previous Call of Duty games. Below are the classic weapons available in IW.

  • OSA (assault rifle)
  • MacTav-45 (SMG)
  • TF-141 (sniper)
  • S-Ravage (shotgun)
  • M1 (sniper)
  • Hornet (pistol)

Launchers

Launchers are mostly designed for taking out aerial scorestreaks, but some are also more than capable of being used against enemy infantry.

  • Spartan SA3
  • P-LAW
  • Howitzer

Other

In many Call of Duty games there are other weapons that don’t fall into the traditional categories listed above. Examples include the Crossbow or Ballistic Knife found in Black Ops 2, the numerous melee weapons in BO3, and so on.

Infinite Warfare will likely feature some of these miscellaneous weapons. They will be listed here once they are revealed.

TBD

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Concluding Thoughts

As you can see, the list is rather empty at the moment. This is due to the fact that there is little information available for Infinite Warfare at this time.

As soon as a leak happens or we’re given an official list of weapons from Infinity Ward, we will update this page. For now, the guns mentioned above are the only ones known to exist. We will also be doing full overviews and reviews for every weapon in IW when the information is available to us.

Hold tight – new info is likely to come sooner rather than later. We’re less than 3 months away from the release of the game, so expect more updates in the very near future!

The above is irrelevant now! We have updated the weapons list to include ALL guns in the game and are currently reviewing each one individually.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: What We Know So Far

While to some it may feel like an eternity away, the truth is that the next installment of Call of Duty, the mega-franchise of the FPS genre, isn’t too far off. Infinite Warfare, Infinity Ward’s upcoming CoD title is due out in early November of this year. Today, we’re going to take a look at what we know about the game at this point.

Infinite Warfare: What We Know

Below we unveil the details that we currently know about IW. This information was collected from various sources including other online sites, interviews with members of the Infinity Ward development team, and more. The point is – they’re facts.

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Setting

Despite constant outcry from the Call of Duty community, Infinity Ward, like Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games, is dropping players off in the distant future. While it’s certainly not on the lines of being an entirely fictional universe like you’d find in fantasy shooters such as Halo or Destiny, Infinite Warfare still seems… unrealistic to an extent.

The developers would have you believe the game takes place in the “near future” but, in all reality, we’re still many years away from blasting off into space with jet-like aircraft to participate in Star Wars-esque laser-blasting dogfights.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what year the game is set in, but it’s probably safe to assume that it’s at least 20-30 years out from present-day. The action of IW happens both on Earth and, yes, in space.

Plot

Infinite Warfare’s campaign tells a story of how the Earth has been completely wiped clean of all natural resources necessary for civilization to survive. As a result, practically all of the countries of the world have come together and created an organization, the UNSA (United Nations Space Alliance), to govern the usage of resources and creating new habits in space for humans to call home.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Campaign

Scattered throughout the universe there are many different colonies, stationed on various planets that exist almost exclusively to collect resources from other planets to send back to Earth. In other words, humankind now lives off food, water, and other essentials gathered from other planets and asteroids.

Due to their high value these colonies are targets of hostile forces that wish to claim the resources for themselves. In order to help protect the colonies and Earth the Solar Associated Treaty Organization (SATO) was created.

SATO is a militant organization tasked with protecting Earth and the planets, asteroids, and other outposts in space owned and operated by the UNSA.

The antagonistic group of Infinite Warfare is the Settlement Defense Front (SDF), an unfriendly bunch that consists of insurgents that broke away from the UNSA. This faction is led by Rear Admiral Salen Kotch. The SDF declares war against the UNSA and attacks a major base of operations on Earth that weakens SATO.

This is where you, the player, come in.

You take on the persona of Captain Nick Reyes, commander of a UNSA warship called Retribution, and a pilot for the Special Combat Air Recon (SCAR). Reyes is appointed the leader of a group designated to stop Kotch and the SDF both on Earth and in the vast regions of outer space.

Main Characters

Below we’ve given a brief summary of each of the game’s main characters that are integral to the story line of Infinite Warfare. They are categorized by the factions they represent.

SCAR Characters

Captain Nick Reyes – The main protagonist of Infinite Warfare and the character that players take control over. As mentioned earlier, he is the commander of the Retribution and works with SCAR to help defeat the Settlement Defense Front.

Lieutenant Nora Salter – Essentially Reyes’ second hand “man”. Salter is the best pilot in all of SATO, has been working with Reyes for more than 10 years, and is also a member of SCAR.

Infinite Warfare Characters

Corporal Brooks – Another SCAR operative that accompanies Reyes and Salter.

ETH.3n – You didn’t think you’d actually get to play another futuristic Call of Duty game that DIDN’T feature a robot, did you? That’s right, ETH.3n, which is just an abbreviation for Enhanced Tactical Humanoid 3rd Revision, is a robotic soldier with human-like emotions that helps Reyes and SCAR in battle.

SATO Characters

Raines – Admiral Raines is the leader of entire SATO fleet. He is also a mentor to Lt. Reyes.

Kashima – Little is known about Private Kashima as of now. We will update this description once more information is available.

Omar – A staff sergeant that works with SATO.

SDF Characters

Salen Kotch – The ruthless leader of the Settlement Defense Front. He commands the Olympus Mons starship and is the primary villain in Infinite Warfare.

Factions

There are a few different factions in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that you’ll need to familiarize yourself with to fully understand what’s going on in the timeline and why everyone is at war. Below we provide a summary of each one.

Infinite Warfare Factions

United Nations Space Alliance (UNSA)

The UNSA was founded once all of Earth’s natural resources were depleted. It represents many nations across the globe that are united as one to expand human life to the stars and keep people alive and well on Earth.

Solar Associated Treaty Organization (SATO)

SATO was created to protect Earth and its colonies within the solar system. It is a military outfit and a core group that assists players in battle against the SDF.

Space Combat Air Recon (SCAR)

A special operations group associated with SATO. They were specifically trained for combat in space. Your character, Nick Reyes, is a part of SCAR.

Settlement Defense Front (SDF)

Militant radicals and other insurgents that wish to control all resources within the solar system. They intend to weaken both the UNSA and SATO to hold power over Earth. This is the primary enemy faction within Infinite Warfare and the group that you are tasked with defeating.

Weaponry

We’ve had a very, very brief look at some of the weapons in Infinite Warfare so far. Most of them seem to be rather traditional assault rifles, SMGs, and other familiar types.

Infinite Warfare Weaponry

Vehicles

Activision has already pushed out a few different trailers for Infinite Warfare. Some of these feature large spacecraft, autonomous bots, and various other vehicles. As of right now, we know the names and purposes of a few, but not all.

Be sure to check out our in-depth guide to Infinite Warfare vehicles to learn about the ships you’ll get the chance to pilot, which ones you’ll just catch a glimpse of, and so on.

Movement System

This is something that literally every Call of Duty player has been curious about since the creation of Advanced Warfare. With both AW and Black Ops 3 featuring “enhanced movement” powered by the likes of exo-suits and thrust systems, it’s hard not to wonder what Infinite Warfare has in store for us.

That being said… it has now been officially stated that the game will feature a mix of classic gameplay and a Black Ops 3 style movement system. Both double-jumps and wall runs have been confirmed as being in the game.

Infinite Warfare Movements

We’re not entirely sure if we’ll see a thrust or slide, but it’s probably safe to assume that one or both will be in Infinite Warfare since they’re apparently utilizing a lot of the same movement features as Black Ops 3. Plus, in certain parts of the game there will be a ‘zero-G’ aspect which means movement will have to adapt to the lack of gravity.

The question is, however, will there be zero-G areas featured in multiplayer maps? That’s something that remains to be answered. As of right now, we know the no-gravity approach will occur in the campaign, but there’s no telling if it’ll make an appearance in online multiplayer matches.

Infinite Warfare CANCELLED?!? The Truth Behind the Story

An article has been circulating on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms lately claiming that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the upcoming title from Infinity Ward, has been cancelled due to major backlash from the gaming community. Is there any truth in this? We discuss it below.

Infinite Warfare Cancelled?

The idea of any game, especially a Call of Duty title, being cancelled after being in development for 3 years is quite absurd. This isn’t just a troll – it’s a bad one. Why so many are sharing this story on Facebook and actually believing it is beyond comprehension.

Infinite Warfare Cancelled

Infinity Ward has already sank 3 years of development into it. Do you really believe they’re going to out of the blue say – “Okay, you guys disliked our trailer – we’re pulling the plug!”. No, it doesn’t work like that. Even if they believed the game was going to tank, they’d still release it.

Second, do you honestly think Activision, a game publishing company known for shady tactics and its love of money, is going to suddenly back out of putting Infinite Warfare out just because millions of people smashed the dislike button on the game’s official YouTube video? Keep dreaming.

Activision and Infinity Ward are most definitely releasing this game. It is NOT cancelled.

Where’d This Story Come From Then?

The site and/or sites that published this information are mostly satirical or have just done very, very poor research into the matter. In fact, several sites that make this claim specifically state that all articles are written as satire. In other words, it’s completely fabricated.

If you fell for this prank, well, you may want to brush up on your common sense. This kind of story would be somewhat believable if we were talking about a game coming from an indie developer or a company with no history behind it, but we’re not – we’re talking about Call of Duty.

Call of Duty

Call of Duty has been around for more than a decade. It is the single biggest shooter franchise and one of largest gaming brands in history. Not to mention these developers and publisher have never really backed down from anything. Seriously, millions of people boycotted the supply drops system in Black Ops 3, and – it’s STILL in the game.

Sure, they’ve made some improvements to it, but in the grand scheme of things they didn’t back off forcing microtransactions down your throat no matter how much you detested it.

So, the chances of a Call of Duty game ever being “cancelled” due to pre-release consumer backlash is practically slim to none at all.

To conclude – no, Infinite Warfare has not been cancelled. It will be released on November 4th, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC – whether you like it or not.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Trailer Unveiled

After weeks of unsubstantiated leaks, odd discoveries, and a whole lot of speculation, Infinity Ward finally unleashed an official reveal trailer for their upcoming game, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Prior to its release there was an elaborate teaser involving a spaceship flying into Nuk3town on Black Ops 3, an audio clip played on the same map, images on Instagram / Snapchat, and even a scripted chat-bot on Facebook messenger.

It was quite the spectacle, but today topped it all with the unveiling of the official reveal trailer. As is tradition, the developers held back any details about multiplayer, but gave us a short, intriguing look into the game’s campaign mode.

Here’s the full trailer:

The trailer featured lots of action, explosions, and some brief dialogue that hinted at the game’s storyline focus – a group known as the Settlement Defense Front (SDF) has staged a full-on attack on the world and we are in an all-out war with them.

This short video also officially confirmed that a remastered version of the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (CoD 4) will be bundled with the Legacy edition of Infinite Warfare. This edition of the game is priced at $79.99 and includes the base Infinite Warfare game and MW remastered.

The remastered CoD 4 features the full, original campaign as well as 10 multiplayer maps. Details about which maps actually made the cut have not been revealed just yet.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released on November 4th, 2016 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. DLC for the game will be available first on the PS4, then on the Xbone and PC 30 days later.