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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
For other uses, see Payload (disambiguation).
"Change your rig's Payload, a powerful weapon or ability that can be activated once fully charged."
— In-game description

Payloads are a feature in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. They are a set of abilities for Combat Rigs, appearing either as lethal weapons, special abillites or technological equipments used for kill assists. Their counterparts are Traits.

They grant players powerful, mostly short-use weapons, abillites, or equipment to take out enemies aggressively or tactically; 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. Payloads last until the meter runs out, or when the user is killed. When using a certain Payload weapon a lot in a short amount of time or using ability in a certain circumstance (Active Camo drains faster after when capturing an objective), the meter depletes faster.

List of Payloads[]


Payload Icon Description
Claw Claw menu icon IW A rapid-fire firearm with a wide spread and ricocheting ballistic ammunition. Especially effective on groups.
Combat Focus Combat Focus Model IW A limited-time perk that doubles scorestreak points.
Overdrive Overdrive Model IW Give your character a temporary burst of speed. Effective in Uplink and Capture the Flag.


Payload Icon Description
Steel Dragon Steel Dragon menu icon IW Heavy energy beam weapon with multi-target tracking, locking onto targets in its line of fire.
Bull Charge Bull Charge menu icon IW Level your opponents with a ballistic shield. Best used in close quarters.
Reactive Armor Reactive Armor Model IW An electromagnetic armor shell that absorbs all types of damage.


Payload Icon Description
Equalizer Equalizer menu icon IW Integrated dual-wield SMGs with built-in suppressors. 
Reaper Reaper Menu Icon IW Transform your droid into a lethal, four-legged melee combatant. High-speed sprinting and jumping. Changes view to third person.
Rewind Rewind Model IW Teleport a few seconds back in time to your previous position while replenishing health and ammunition.


Payload Icon Description
Eraser Eraser menu icon IW Vaporize your enemies in a cloud of mist with an experimental, energy-based handgun. Requires accuracy at close range.
FTL Jump FTL Jump Model IW Short-range forward teleportation burst. Confuses enemies while making you difficult to hit.
Phase Shift Phase Shift Model IW Completely disappear and re-emerge to avoid damage. Countered by other FTL players with Phase Shift charged.


Payload Icon Description
Gravity Vortex Gun Gravity Vortex Gun menu icon IW Prototype launcher that shoots gravity-distorting projectiles to suck in and damage nearby enemies. Especially useful in hallways, small rooms, and capture points.
Micro Turret Micro Turret Model IW Deploy cover fire or provide crossfire with this compact, autonomous turret.
Centurion Centurion Model IW Destroys Lethals and Tacticals while emitting an EMP, distorting enemy minimaps.


Payload Icon Description
Ballista EM3 Ballista EM3 Menu Icon IW Electromagnetic rail gun specializing in precision and penetration. Automatically locks onto targets. Requires charge time.
Pulsar Pulsar Model IW Deployable sensor reveals enemy locations and directions.
Active Camo Active Camo Model IW Renders you almost completely invisible. Does not protect you from Tracker or other locational perks or scorestreaks.


  • In earlier versions of the game, Payloads were known as "Supers".