- "Full-auto energy rifle. Advanced recoil compensator provides focus hip fire. Aiming down sights increases fire rate. Integrated optics provide enhanced detection capabilities."
- — In-game description
The X-Eon (known as VR-AR46 in pre-release) is a fully-automatic energy assault rifle featured in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that was added in the March 28th, 2017 update. It appears to be a highly futuristic weapon, offering abilities such as tight hip spread, increased fire rate when aiming down sights, along with a tracker like sight that comes by default.
Although it is not obtainable in the campaign, the weapon could already be seen before the March 28th update. A soldier is seen training with one in a virtual shooting range by the News Room and the door that leads to the bridge aboard the Retribution. It also can be seen in other various locations, such as Griff's armory.
The X-Eon bears a unique pop-up optic that can highlight enemies like the Thermal Scope. However, players with Cold Blooded and Hardwired can counter the optic's abilities. However, the optic on the Warsight variant of the X-Eon counters this, allowing the player to see other players that have Cold Blooded, Hardwired and even Active Camo on.
The weapon features an advanced recoil compensator that allows the weapon to have a tighter hipfire spread, meaning players are more likely to hit an enemy if hipfiring towards them. Another unique feature is that the fire rate increases when the player aims down the sight.
A downside to the X-Eon is its low starting ammo, where it gives the player a total of 90 shots. Because of its fire rate, it can easily run out of ammo if the player doesn't have Scavenger or collect ammo from an X-Eon on the ground. Because it is an energy weapon, it cannot have Extended Mags.
Letter from the QRT-M5TR
The letter reads as follows;
The X-Eon was added to the Magic Wheel in Zombies in Spaceland and Rave in the Redwoods and is present in the Magic Wheel by default in Shaolin Shuffle. Like the previous DLC weapons added to the game, it can be unlocked for customization by obtaining it from the Magic Wheel or owning the Season Pass.
|MCP||File:X-Eon MCP MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png||500|
|VecTR||File:X-Eon VecTR MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png||N/A||Quartermaster Collection|
|H.T.R.||File:X-Eon H.T.R. Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:X-Eon H.T.R. MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png||N/A||Quartermaster Collection|
|Farseer||File:X-Eon Farseer MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png||2000|
|Neutron||File:X-Eon Neutron Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:X-Eon Neutron MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png||N/A||Quartermaster Collection|
|Warsight||File:X-Eon Warsight Supply Drop Card IW.pngFile:X-Eon Warsight MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png||File:Threat Designator Gun Perk Icon IW.png||4000|
|Horizon||File:X-Eon Horizon MKII Supply Drop Card IW.png||File:Specialist Stack Gun Perk Icon IW.png||N/A||Quartermaster Collection|
- The model for the X-Eon could be found in several different maps before the weapon being actually added to the game.
- The X-Eon's double Pack-a-Punched name, the StuPandous, is a play on the word "stupendous".
- According to letter from the QR-M5TR, the X-Eon's serial number is #48348-375111-00385222.