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KN-44 model BO3

The KN-44, the most popular KN-platform weapon

The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile


"We have already selected our assault rifles. It was chosen due to its effectiveness and its low cost. We find the quality is also acceptable."
CDP commander Yuriy Anenih speaking of KN Weapons Platform

The KN Weapon Platform is a popular open-source series of weapon designs that appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops III and mentioned within the Data Vault. It is incredibly popular worldwide due to its cheap cost, customization, and reliability. An example of an assault rifle made from the KN Weapon Platform is the KN-44. KN-42A3 and KN-43A3 versions are also mentioned within the Data Vault. In Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the new another weapon from the KN series named KN-57 can be used with the game. The weapon KN-44 from the KN Weapons Platform also appears in Call of Duty: Mobile.

Overview[]

The KN Weapon Platform was introduced in 2042, when schematics for the design were leaked to file-sharing websites by disgruntled employees of an unspecified company. The open-source design quickly became extremely popular because it could be easily manufactured using most 3D printers; by the 2050s, KN-platform weapons were appearing on battlefields all over the world.

The most successful KN-platform weapon is the 7th generation of the KN rifles, the KN-44: A multi-caliber assault rifle that was formally adopted by the Common Defense Pact in 2062. It was also a favorite of civilian gun-owners and Western military forces, and was used by the Winslow Accord's special forces.

Other examples of KN-platform weapons include the KN-42A3 and the KN-43A3, both of which were used by the CDP before being replaced by the more accurate KN-44.

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