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Supply Drops are a feature in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.[1]

Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

In Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Supply Drops are given to the player in different ways, including time played.

It can give out character gear, reinforcements, and weapon loots. Weapon loots are customized weapons that modify the base stats of that weapon. Most weapons have about ten variants (some exceptions are the CEL-3 Cauterizer, the MP40 and STG-44), which change the aesthetics as well as the stats. Character gear modifies the player's character and Exoskeleton, similar to Create-A-Soldier. Last, Reinforcements are items, including Perks and Scorestreaks, that are dropped into a multiplayer match at predetermined times by an Orbital Care Package. They are helpful to players who don't receive scorestreaks often.

Supply Drops are acquired every 45 minutes of in-game gameplay or purchasing it in the in game store. They will be received upon either getting a kill or a death. Some ways are from earning XP, time spent playing, or earning medals. They can be earned not just in multiplayer, but also Exo Survival and the campaign. However, they are all items for multiplayer.

Supply Drop weapons can appear differently from the base gun, ranging from simple color changes to completely new barrels, iron sights, or other exterior changes to the weapon. However, the only difference in function is reflected by the stat changes. Selecting a camouflage on a Supply Drop weapon may not entirely overwrite the unique colors. Some parts will still be visible in the base color.

While some Supply Drops change magazine capacities, total ammunition remains the same (unless there's a change in the number of magazines available), as well as the maximum reserve ammunition remaining the same.

Supply Drop weapons can be used in Private Match. However, the base weapon must be unlocked before the loot variants can be used. The same goes for weapon variants: they cannot be selected until the variant has been acquired through a Supply Drop. Both weapon variants and Supply Drop weapons cannot be selected in Create-A-Class or when customizing default loadouts in Local multiplayer, but sometimes can be picked up from bots.

Some Supply Drop weapons also appear in the campaign, where they are used by the juggernauts of Atlas. The Bal-27 is the Carbon variant, the Ameli is the Swift variant, the Tac-19 is the Runner variant, the Atlas 45 is the A1 variant, and the KF5 is a slightly altered version of the Single Stack variant.

Supply Drop RewardsEdit

  • Legendary - With a purple name, Legendary items are more elite than elite and are very rare. The first Legendary gear released was the Sentinel CI (Counter-Intelligence) Gear Set. There is currently at least one full set, awarded to the very first Grand Master Prestige player in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Players can now also get this set of eight pieces can be unlocked via Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops and each item is highlighted purple in the Armory with the highest redemption value in the game. On July 21st, the SVO, the STG44, and the Blunderbuss was introduced on Xbox One, then later on PlayStation 4 and PC, with each one having its own Legendary variant.
  • Retired - With a red name, Retired loots are specific weapon variants and gear that were completely removed from Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on June 9th, 2015. If the player has any of the certain gear or weapon variants in their Armory prior to June 9th, 2015, they will still be able to use it in-game, but for those that don’t, they will no longer be able to earn them anymore. Unlike Legendary, however, if the player redeems these after June 9th, 2015 they never have access to them ever again. Regardless of the previous rarity of a Retired item, the player is awarded 3000 XP for removing a Retired item from their Armory.
  • Elite - With an amber name, the rare Supply Drop items are Elite items. Elite weapons are characterized by engravings and golden camouflages, as well as wooden features, and have six stat changes, with three being increased and three decreased (unless it also gets an attachment), making them handle very differently from the base weapon.
  • Professional - With a blue name, Professional items are uncommon but not rare items. Professional weapons have four stat changes, with two being increased and two decreased (unless it also gets an attachment), and often have modified models, such as longer barrels or different sights, though these changes are purely cosmetic.
  • Enlisted - With a green name, Enlisted items are the most common items. Enlisted weapons have two stat changes, with one being increased and one decreased, and usually have white camouflages applied.
  • Reinforcements - Reinforcements are temporary bonus items such as time-limited Double XP, Rapid Supply or Orbital Care Packages. If the player earns Rapid Supply or Double XP when it is already activated, it will be added to the player's current time. The time depends on the rarity of the reinforcement: Elite reinforcements are 45 minutes, Professional reinforcements are 25 minutes, and Enlisted are 10 minutes.

Advanced Supply DropsEdit

Main article: Advanced Supply Drop

As of an update, players are now able to buy Advanced Supply Drops in a bundle of one, three, five, ten and twenty. There are also bonus drops for purchasing in larger amounts There are always three items per Advanced Supply Drop, with one item being a weapon variant, and one of professional or greater grade. The player cannot receive reinforcements (except for XP), and are able to receive exclusive character gears. Advanced Supply Drops could also be earned by reaching level 20, 30, 40, and after prestiging in multiplayer.


Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIEdit

Supply Drops return in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. They can be acquired through the Black Market feature in Multiplayer.

There are two types of supply drops: Common Supply Drops (costing 10 Cryptokeys), and Rare Supply Drops (costing 30 Cryptokeys or 200 COD Points). The description for Common Supply Drops is "No guarantees. Slight chance of dropping Rare, Legendary or Epic items." The description for Rare Supply Drops is "Guaranteed Rare item with increased chance of Legendary and Epic. Guaranteed Weapon or Specialist item. Includes bonus Cryptokeys." Supply drops can give out specific camouflages for weapons, Calling Cards, taunts and gestures for specialists, variants of attachments and exclusive weapons (including Wrench, Brass Knuckles, Butterfly Knife, HG 40, MX Garand, Iron Jim, NX ShadowClaw, Marshal 16, FFAR, L4 Siege, and Fury's Song). Most items are cosmetic, though the exclusive weapons have statistical differences to those available through ranking up.

Weapons obtained from Supply Drops, just like in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, can only be used in online Custom Matches if the player has obtained the weapon from a Supply Drop, and cannot be used in Local multiplayer either until acquiring them in online multiplayer.

As of update 1.04, the player can burn duplicates of items that they already had for a partial refund on cryptokeys.

As of another update, players who own the Season Pass on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One received a ten-pack bundle of Supply Drops, as well as a special Supply Drop which is guaranteed to give the player a Supply Drop-exclusive weapon.

Supply Drop RewardsEdit

  • Epic - With an amber background, Epic items are the rarest in the game.
  • Legendary - With a purple background, Legendary items are rarer than Rare.
  • Rare - With a blue background, Rare items are more rare than Common.
  • Common - With a gray background, Common items are the most common items.

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Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareEdit

Supply Drops return once again in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Just like in previous titles, Supply Drops contain multiplayer loot such as; customization options, and weapon variants. Weapon variants obtainable from Supply Drops are from the Prototype Lab and QR-M5TR collections.

Common Supply Drops cost ten keys, and Rare Supply Drops cost 30 keys or 200 CoD Points, just like Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Supply Drops also exist in Zombies, where they are called Zombie Crates. Zombie Crates and Supply Drops use the same pool of keys and CoD points.


Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

  • Starting around Christmas in 2014 and ending in January 2015, the regular icon for earning a Supply Drop during a match was replaced with an icon that looked like a traditional wrapped Christmas present.
    • Starting around the beginning of, and ending near the end of, February 2015, the icon was changed for Valentine's Day, with the icon being a red gift with a pink heart on it.
    • Starting around St. Patrick's Day in 2015 and ending around the end of March, the icon was changed to resemble a green top hat with a shamrock on the bottom.
  • Most of the Supply Drop variants of weapons have the name of the regular weapon written on the side of the weapon.


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