Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare introduces a new Combat Rigs system, which is 6 special characters that feature different abilities for players to use. Combat Rigs offer Payloads and Traits.

Payloads are similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Specialist Weapons and abilities, in which the character gets a certain weapon or ability to use for a limited period of time. It’s exactly the same as Black Ops 3 to activate — press L1 + R1 once the meter in the bottom right has filled.

Here’s the six Combat Rigs:




  • Erasers
  • FTL Jump (traverse a space)
  • Phase Shift


  • Supercharge
  • Perception (gives the player more awareness than ever before in Call of Duty…if theres an enemy looking at you, edges of HUD will light and let you know someone is looking at you)
  • Power-slide




  • Steel Dragon (weapon which helps suppress a closed combat area)
  • Bull Charge
  • Reactive Armor


  • Infusion (health will come back faster)
  • Man-At-Arms
  • Shock Wave




  • The Claw (powerful weapon, its a rapid spread shot weapon that takes out many enemies with ADS. Shots recocheit around)
  • Overdrive
  • Combat Focus


  • Ping
  • Persistance (changes the way you interact with score streaks….instead of resetting on death, they will persist. Come at increased cost. Cannot wrap score streaks)
  • Resupply




  • Gravity Vortex
  • Micro Turret
  • Centurion


  • Relay
  • Trophy Drone (supports team…drone that flies and self detonates and take out any grenades. Players can get only one per life.)
  • Hardened




  • Ballista EM3 (3 shot rail gun, sticks people to a wall)
  • Active Camo
  • Pulsar


  • Marked Target
  • Rearguard (every time you spawn, you have an armored shield on your back)
  • Heightened Senses




  • Qualizer
  • Reaper (lethal melee, crouches down, and charges at you)
  • Rewind


  • Rushdown
  • Propulsion
  • Combat Burst (get short burst in speed after every kill)

A big feature that separates Combat Rigs from Specialists is that you can actually change your Combat Rig mid-match. So if you want to adjust your style during the match, you can easily do so.

  • BradyAlucard

    Awesome. I love Specialists and I’m glad that IW is doing their own take on them (I don’t think of it as a lazy BO3 rehash).

    • Filthy Prank’d

      I was hoping there wouldn’t be any Specialists, but I am interested in the way IW did it. I just hope there aren’t bullshit specialist weapons like Gravity Spikes or Purifier-esque types (I love Purifier though), because a noob can go 3-15 to 15-15 with specialist weapons. I’m digging this game so far, and the game looks less goofy than BO3 with its futuristic military feel.

  • imBATMAN


  • Call of Duty Waifu

    Oh great it’s Specialist with even more less identity and personality.

    • potato

      there abilities are way different and you have both trait and payload at the same time ..some of them are more like perks

      • Call of Duty Waifu

        basically BO3 specialists?

    • You have 3 different traits and payload in bo3 they had 1 each and you could equip only 1. Stop being ignorant we need positive vibes only like kanye said

      • XboxWon

        Kanye honestly is one of the smartest people alive today.

        I’m surprised he hasn’t been up for a Nobel Peace Prize yet.

        • Like he said name one genius that ain’t crazy. His tour right now is straight fire i’m going to the one near me forgotten the date though

    • Jay Evan

      The thing with COD is that everyone likes playing as their own badass as the silent elite soldier. This was a thing throughout Modern Warfare and multiplayer throughout all CODs till specialists existed.

  • Batman

    Atleast they dont look gay and shitty this time.

    They look like fucking soldiers and are badass

    Hopefully its more balanced than shit ops 3

  • Name

    no ladies this time around it seems

    • Jack Ruotolo

      none of their faces are shown. I think Rigs are more like suits you put on, unlike specialist where they were actual people

  • DeadZombieGaming 12

    These look like actual soldiers

    • Jay Evan

      The specialist in BO3 act like the great value version of more than they do soldiers

    • bre

      Being sarcastic?

      • DeadZombieGaming 12

        No, i imagine the futuristic soldiers to look like these…
        Not like BO3

        • Alienade

          Not for long. Eventually clown suits and gingerbread suits will be out and every 13 y/o will be using it.

          • DeadZombieGaming 12

            We see how IW is gonna do it.
            I tell ya next month pal

  • Suroz

    so where them perks

    • I think there will be no perks, but i’m sure they will be perks

      • Suroz

        there are just saw pic with ghost and scavenger

  • Like how you can change them mid game like in overwatch where you can chnage heros mid game. Already loving it

  • I hope you can’t change Rigs mid-game in Competitive. In Public it’s cool though

  • Diego Diniz

    Thins that i dont like till now:
    – Hitmarker Sound
    – Facilities Maps
    – Laser Guns

    Can you guys hear the HIT sound??? Cause I CAN’T!

  • Nathan

    If you run Warfighter with persistence, you’re a weak person. Earn your killstreaks legitly.

    • Muddafaka

      That’s what the Vietnamese guerrillas told the American soldiers during the Vietnam War.

      The Americans lost.

      • CyberWolf

        Nice one.

    • Henrik Christoffersen

      Hopefully when you use persistence, it mutiples the scorestreaks with something around 2.5X

      • RdJokr

        Still don’t mean a lot if you can stack and earn the highest streak eventually.

  • Rich Piana

    So more gay specialists


      great! just what i asked for! and supply drops too wow my favourite

      • darren

        CoD has now reached the level of Santa Claus, apparently.
        “I asked CoD for xyz, and got me zyx. My world has been shattered!”
        How old are we again?
        Life ain’t fair, neither is CoD.
        Deal, or stfu.
        Nothing personal.

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  • Alienade

    Cool! When are these specialist coming to BO3?

  • Saif Khalaileh

    They actually look like real soldiers unlike the gay specialists from BO3.
    I hope they don’t fuck them up and add clown masks and gingerbread masks like the gay shit from BO3 and AW.