Jumping into a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer match is easy. Choosing your Pick 13 is the hard part. There are a wealth of weapons, attachments and Exo Abilities in Activision’s latest first person shooter, and you’ll need to create different loadouts and make tweaks depending on the mode. Thankfully, the developers at Sledgehammer Games offered their own personal setups in Newsweek’s Advanced Warfare collector’s edition guide. That said, experiment with these loadouts from the talented men and women who designed the game, then let us know which one worked best for you.

Sean Marino (Weapons and Vehicle Artist)

  • Primary Weapon: MP11
  • Attachments: Red Dot Sight, Rapid Fire, Quickdraw
  • Secondary Weapon: Combat Knife
  • Perks: Lightweight, Overcharged, Fast Hands, Blast Suppressor, Scavenger
  • Exo Ability: Exo Stim
  • Exo Launcher: None
  • Wildcards: Primary Gunfighter, Perk 1 Greed, Perk 3 Greed
  • Scorestreaks: None 

Guy Beahm (Multiplayer Level Designer) 

  • Primary Weapon: IMR Assault Rifle
  • Attachments: Red Dot Sight, Stock, Quickdraw Grip, Advanced Rifling
  • Secondary Weapon: HMR Submachine Gun
  • Perks: Lightweight, Toughness, Scavenger
  • Exo Ability: None
  • Exo Launcher: None
  • Wildcards: Overkill, Primary Gunfighter
  • Scorestreaks: Paladin, Aerial Assault Drone 

Mike Mejia (Producer)

  • Primary Weapon: ASM1 Submachine Gun
  • Attachments: Red Dot Sight, Quickdraw Grip, Laser Sight
  • Secondary Weapon: None
  • Perks: Lightweight, Fast Hands, Blast Suppressor
  • Exo Ability: Exo Overclock
  • Exo Launcher: Variable Grenade x2
  • Wildcards: Primary Gunfighter
  • Scorestreaks: Orbital Care Package (Modules: Better Odds), XS1 Goliath

Michael Condrey (Sledgehammer Games Co-Founder)

  • Primary Weapon: IMR
  • Attachments: Red Dot Sight, Quickdraw Suppressor
  • Secondary Weapon: Combat Knife
  • Perks: Lightweight, Fast Hands, Blast Suppressor
  • Exo Ability: Overclock
  • Exo Launcher: Frag Grenades x2
  • Wildcards: Primary Gunfighter
  • Scorestreaks: UAV (Orbital VSAT), Orbital Care Package 

Travis Naas (Senior Sound Designer)

  • Primary Weapon: S-12 Shotgun
  • Attachments: Laser Sight, Advanced Rifling
  • Secondary Weapon: RW1 Pistol
  • Perks: Lightweight, Gung-Ho, Toughness, Blast Suppressor
  • Exo Ability: Exo Overclock
  • Exo Launcher: Frag Grenade
  • Wildcards: Perk 3 Grenade
  • Scorestreaks: UAV

Craig Louie (Multiplayer Designer)

  • Primary Weapon: MP11
  • Attachments: Rapid Fire, Foregrip, Laser Sight
  • Secondary Weapon: Combat Knife
  • Perks: Lightweight, Overcharged, Gung-Ho, Blast Suppressor
  • Exo Ability: Exo Shield, Exo Overclock
  • Exo Launcher: None
  • Wildcards: Primary Gunfighter, Perk 1 Greed, Tactician
  • Scorestreaks: None 

Greg Reisdorf (Lead Multiplayer Designer) 

  • Primary Weapon: KF5 Spanner
  • Attachments: Quickdraw Grip
  • Secondary Weapon: XMG Bacon and Eggs
  • Perks: Lightweight, Blind Eye, Toughness
  • Exo Ability: Overclock
  • Exo Launcher: Tracking Drone
  • Wildcards: Overkill
  • Scorestreaks: Missile Strike, Aerial Assault Drone

Kelly Mermelstein (Lighting Artist)

  • Primary Weapon: KF5
  • Attachments: Rapid Fire, Quickdraw Grip
  • Secondary Weapon: ASM1
  • Perks: Lightweight, Fast Hands, Toughness
  • Exo Ability: Exo Overclock
  • Exo Launcher: Semtex x2
  • Wildcards: Overkill
  • Scorestreaks: UAV (Module - Enemy Direction)

Alejandro Gil (Multiplayer Art Director)

  • Primary Weapon: Multiple Detonation Launcher
  • Attachments: Quickdraw Grip
  • Secondary Weapon: Bulldog Shotgun
  • Perks: Lightweight, Flak Jacket, Gung-Ho, Fast Hands, Scavenger
  • Exo Ability: Exo Overclock
  • Exo Launcher: None
  • Wildcards: Overkill, Perk 1 Greed, Perk 2 Greed
  • Scorestreaks: UAV 

Rosie Katz (Senior Level Designer) 

  • Primary Weapon: AK12
  • Attachments: Extended Mags, Foregrip, Quickdraw Grip
  • Secondary Weapon: Combat Knife
  • Perks: Lightweight, Cold-Blooded, Toughness
  • Exo Ability: Exo Shield
  • Exo Launcher: EMP Grenade
  • Wildcards: None
  • Scorestreaks: UAV, Orbital Care Package

Aaron Halon (Director of Product Development)

  • Primary Weapon: MORS The Doctor (Elite)
  • Attachments: Stock
  • Secondary Weapon: RW1 Guardian
  • Perks: Lightweight, Fast Hands, Hardline, Blast Suppressor
  • Exo Ability: Cloak
  • Exo Launcher: Semtex
  • Wildcards: Perk 3 Greed
  • Scorestreaks: Orbital Care Package, Remote Turret, Warbird 

Josh Katz (Senior Level Designer)

  • Primary Weapon: HBRa3
  • Attachments: Red Dot Sight, Quickdraw Grip
  • Secondary Weapon: Atlas 45
  • Perks: Lightweight, Cold-Blooded, Blast Suppressor, Scavenger
  • Exo Ability: Exo Shield
  • Exo Launcher: Frag Grenade x2
  • Wildcards: Perk 3 Greed
  • Scorestreaks: UAV

Colin O’Connor (Senior Multiplayer Animator)

  • Primary Weapon: HBRa3
  • Attachments: Extended Mags, Red Dot Sight, Suppressor
  • Secondary Weapon: None
  • Perks: Lightweight, Low Profile, Gung-Ho, Blast Suppressor
  • Exo Ability: Overclock
  • Exo Launcher: Semtex
  • Wildcards: Perk 1 Greed
  • Scorestreaks: UAV

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