Specialist Weapons are special weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops III that are specific to each Specialist. They grant players powerful, short-use devices to take out enemies aggressively or tactically; players can choose between using their Specialist Weapon or Specialist Ability. They are acquired by filling the power meter around the weapon icon by scoring points or granted after a short amount of time. The meter turns yellow when completely filled, and will deplete over time. Specialist Weapons last until the meter runs out, the user is killed, or the player runs out of ammo; the meter depletes faster when using the weapon.