Field Upgrades are special equipment in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Vanguard. They are powerful devices that can aid the user and their team offensively or defensively, and are acquired by filling up the meter which it will do on its own and can be accelerated by earning score, similar to Specialist Weapons and Payloads from previous games.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, players can only use one Field Upgrade at a time, but can use a second one through the Field Upgrade Pro feature unlocked at level 45. In Field Upgrade Pro mode, both of the selected Field Upgrades charge at the rate of the slower of the two. For example, if Dead Silence and Stopping Power Rounds were to be selected in Field Upgrade Pro, both would charge at the rate of Stopping Power Rounds.
There are 8 Field Upgrades:
- Munitions Box
- Recon Drone
- Dead Silence
- Stopping Power Rounds
- Trophy System
- Deployable Cover
- Tactical Insertion
- EMP Drone
- Weapon Drop
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Field Upgrades return in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with the same functions. Different as in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, players may have only one Field Upgrade equipped, not allowing to expand and have more than one Field Upgrade.
There are 7 Field Upgrades:
Within the Zombies mode, a unique selection of Field Upgrades can be utilized. Deployed by the Weaponized Aetherium Neutralizer Device or the W.A.N.D alongside the Field Upgrade canister that manipulates the local residual Aetherium into various forms. There are 7 conventional Field Upgrades:
- Aether Shroud
- Energy Mine
- Frost Blast
- Healing Aura
- Ring of Fire
- Frenzied Guard
- Toxic Growth
- Tesla Storm
There are also two temporary Field Upgrades that can be obtained within the Outbreak mode, the Aether Canister Field Upgrade that can be utilised while holding a canister of raw Aetherium during "Retrieve" objectives and a section of Ravenov Implications alongside the Aether Bunny Surprise which is gained while carrying the Aether Bunny plush during a section of Entrapment.
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Field Upgrades return in Call of Duty: Vanguard with the same functions.
There are at least 5 Field Upgrades:
They are also present in Zombies, where they are known as Artifacts.
There are five Artifacts, each associated with and linked to a god of the Dark Aether.
- Aether Shroud - Mask of Bellekar the Warlock
- Energy Mine - Dragon of Saraxis the Shadow
- Frost Blast - Horn of Norticus the Conqueror
- Ring of Fire - Sword of Inviktor the Destroyer