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Proteus Model IW
Damage 30x4 (Sniper mode)

30x8 (Shotgun mode)

Weapon Class Sniper Rifle
Magazine Size 8 rounds
Unlocked · Complete 20 matches where you got kills with the Trek-50 and the M.2187 (MP)
· Free via Season Pass
· Unlocked via Supply Drops
· Obtained via Magic Wheel (ZM)
Fire Mode Pump-action

The Proteus is a sniper rifle that was added to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in the June 27th, 2017 update. The Proteus is very unique in that it is a pump-action sniper rifle/shotgun hybrid, and behaves as a buckshot while hipfiring and as a slug while aiming down the sniper scope. In sniper mode it fires four projectiles per shot, while in shotgun modes it fires around eight pellets.





Name Rarity Gun Perks Cost (Salvage) Notes
Symbiosis Common Readiness N/A Unlocked via supply drops.
Duet Rare Scrambler, Focus N/A Unlocked via supply drops.
Chimaera Legendary Dynamic, Stockpile N/A Unlocked via supply drops.
Ice Legendary Glacial, Creeper N/A Unlocked via Days of Summer Week #5 supply drops.
Polarity Epic Reckless, Presence of Mind N/A Unlocked via supply drops.


The Proteus can obtained from the Magic Wheel in all maps for 950 points. In The Beast from Beyond, it appears on the floor in a doorway for 1250 Points.


For variants images, see Proteus/Variants.


Proteus Model Old IW

The old model of the Proteus, without a magazine

  • Prior to an update, the Proteus' model had no magazine.
  • The Proteus was subject to a glitch upon its release. If the player hipfired in Sniper mode, one of the four pellets fired would always land a hit on an opponent if facing towards one. This glitch was patched by Infinity Ward the next day.