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


The Proteus is a sniper rifle that was added to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in the June 27th, 2017 update. The Proteus is very unique in that it is a pump-action sniper rifle/shotgun hybrid, and behaves as a buckshot while hipfiring and as a slug while aiming down the sniper scope. In sniper mode it fires four projectiles per shot, while in shotgun modes it fires around eight pellets. There is also a difference in magazine size between modes, the sniper mode with a slightly increased size compared to the shotgun mode. The difference gap is increased with Extended Magazines and by upgrading in Zombies. Loaded shots are not lost by alternating modes so the shotgun mode can be prepared with more rounds by reloading in the sniper mode.

Attachments

Optics

Other

  • Shotgun Mode - Integral.
  • Quickdraw - Unlocked at weapon level 3.
  • Foregrip - Unlocked at weapon level 5.
  • Ballistic CPU - Unlocked at weapon level 6.
  • Extended Mag - Unlocked at weapon level 8.
  • Stock - Unlocked at weapon level 9.
  • FMJ - Unlocked at weapon level 11.
  • Suppressor - Unlocked at weapon level 12.

Variants

For variants images, see Proteus/Variants.
Name Image(s) Gun Perks Cost Notes
Symbiosis Proteus Symbiosis Supply Drop Card IW.png75px Readiness Gun Perk Icon IW.png 200Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
Duet 75px75px Scrambler Gun Perk Icon IW.pngFocus Gun Perk Icon IW.png 500Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
Scalper 75pxProteus Scalper MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png Head Rush Gun Perk Icon IW.pngKickback Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Quartermaster Collection
Chimaera 75px75px Dynamic Gun Perk Icon IW.pngStockpile Gun Perk Icon IW.png 2000Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
Frosty 75px75px Glacial Gun Perk Icon IW.pngCreeper Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Quartermaster Collection
Ice Proteus Ice Supply Drop Card IW.png Glacial Gun Perk Icon IW.pngCreeper Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Days of Summer Week #5
Woe 75px75px Nuclear Gun Perk Icon IW.pngHaste Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Quartermaster Collection
Praecisio 75px75px Visor Detonation Gun Perk Icon IW.pngFocus Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Quartermaster Collection
Polarity 75px75px Reckless Gun Perk Icon IW.pngPresence of Mind Gun Perk Icon IW.png 4000Salvage Currency Icon IW.png
Jaeger 75px75px 50pxSharpshooter Gun Perk Icon IW.png N/A Quartermaster Collection

Zombies

The Proteus can obtained from the Magic Wheel in all maps for 950 points. In The Beast from Beyond, it appears on the floor in a doorway for 1250 Points.

Gallery

Trivia

The old model of the Proteus, without a magazine

  • Prior to an update, the Proteus' model had no magazine.
  • The Proteus was subject to a glitch upon its release. If the player hipfired in Sniper mode, one of the four pellets fired would always land a hit on an opponent if facing towards one. This glitch was patched by Infinity Ward the next day.
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