Call of Duty Advanced Warfare have reduced the number of perks from 35, which were in Ghosts, down to 15 perks to choose from and have used the 3 tier system again. Similarly to Black Ops 2 you can choose one perk from each tier and then use a Wildcard with a greed perk to get an extra perk in that tier. Also as in Black Ops 2 you have a the pick 13 system (BO2 was pick 10), each perk takes up one slot in the 13 slots available and they are optional, you don’t have to have perks if you don’t want. There’s some old boys returning such as lightweight, toughness, cold-blooded, hardline… but then there are a few new ones.
In Advanced Warfare perks are just one of the ways to improve your soldier’s abilities, as now you have the Exo suit, these also come with different abilities to choose from.
Here’s a list of all the perks and what they do.
Advanced Warfare – Tier 1 Perks
Lightweight Perk – Increase movement speed.
Low Profile Perk – Invisible to UAVs and Tracking Rounds.
Danger Close Perk – Increased explosive and scorestreak damage.
Overcharged Perk – Extends your Exo Ability battery life and shocks enemies on impact of a boost slam.
Flak Jacket Perk – Reduce damage taken from explosives.
No slowdown from explosive damage. Reset grenade times on throwback.
Advanced Warfare – Tier 2 Perks
Peripherals Perk – Increases mini-map coverage. Take out enemies without displaying death icons.
Blind Eye Perk – Undetectable by tracking drones, explosive drones and all Scorestreaks except the UAV.
Cold-Blooded Perk – Immune to thermal, target enhancer, threat grenade, and enemy call outs.
No name displayed or reticle color change when enemies aim at you.
Fast Hands Perk – Reload while sprinting. Swap weapons, use Exo Abilities and use Exo Launcher faster.
Gung-Ho Perk – Fire while sprinting and sliding.
Advanced Warfare – Tier 3 Perks
Toughness Perk – Rreduce flinch when shot.
Scavenger Perk – Start with extra magazines and resupply bullet ammo from dead enemies.
Blast Suppressor Perk – Don’t show on mini-map when using exo movements.
Hard Wired Perk – Immune to System Hack, EMP, Nano Swarms, Stun Grenades and Scramblers.
Hardline Perk – Decrease Scorestreak coast by 100.