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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

For other uses, see Defender.
"Capture the drone and hold it to upload data and earn points for your team."
— In-game description.
Defender Icon IW

Defender is a gametype for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The objective is to capture and retain control of the satellite drone for the longest time to accumulate points. Killing the player currently holding the drone will allow it to be captured for either team.

The Synaptic Combat Rig can really shine in this mode as it is built for speed and mobility, using the Rushdown trait to reach the drone first during the first minute of the match, and dash through corridors and around corners to avoid enemy fire once the drone is obtained. The Momentum perk is also useful as sprinting on foot allows a slightly faster movement speed to reach the drone first.

Knowledge of the map, keeping an eye on the minimap, as well as constant team radar support is essential in avoiding enemies, prolonging the carrier's life as they earn points for holding the drone for as long as possible. Putting yourself between players can help protect yourself from enemies when you cannot fire back.


Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare[]

  • 5 minute time limit
  • Score limit 250 points
  • 1 second held is 1 point earned for the team
  • Drone resets after 10 seconds