MAG Tier System Leaked

As far as we know the MAG beta is up and running rather smoothly, but those curious to know what the in-game upgrade system is will be happy to know that at least one beta trial member couldn’t help but publish the tier tree onto the web.  So, second hand or not, here it is:

Firstly, note that new characters start off with a limited number of weapons, attachments, and gear items available to them. With each new level, you are awarded a skill point which enables you to unlock various items and skills in the Barracks area of the Main Menu.  Skills take 1 point to unlock, weapon attachments and gear items take 2, and weapons take 3 points.

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Assault

This skill category unlocks items and skills related to assault rifles, improved assault rifles, and battle rifles (collectively called assault rifles).

Tier 1

  • Assault Rifle: Reload Speed – cuts down the time it takes to reload assault rifles
  • Assault Rifle: Foregrip – unlocks foregrips for assault rifles
  • Assault Rifle: Reflex Sight – unlocks the red dot sight attachment for assault rifles

Tier 2

  • Improved Assault Rifle – unlocks improved assault rifles
  • Assault Rifle: Improved Stability – reduces recoil when firing assault rifles
  • Assault Rifle: Bipod – unlocks bipod attachments for assault rifles

Tier 3

  • Assault Rifle: Steady Aim – reduces the amount of barrel wander while using a sight mounted on assault rifles
  • Assault Rifle: ACOG Sight – unlocks the ACOG scope attachment for assault rifles

Tier 4

  • Battle Rifle – unlocks battle rifles
  • Assault Rifle: Suppressor – unlocks the suppressor attachment for assault rifles

Tier 5

  • Grenade Launcher – unlocks the grenade launcher attachment for assault rifles
  • Grenade Launcher Reload Speed – makes if quicker to reload grenade launchers

Personal Defense

The Personal Defense category unlocks items and skills related to backup weapons and knives.

Tier 1

  • Side-arm: Reload Speed – cuts down the time it takes to reload side-arms
  • Side-arm: Swap Speed – reduces the time it takes to swap to your backup weapon

Tier 2

  • PDW – unlocks the Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) for use as a backup weapon
  • Side-arm: Refire Time – increases the fire rate for side-arms

Tier 3

  • Side-arm: Suppressor – unlocks the suppressor attachment for side-arms
  • Knives: Improved Swipe Speed – reduces the time between knife attacks

Tier 4

  • Knives: Expanded Reach – increases the range that knife attacks hit a target

Athleticism

This category affects base damage resistance and other physical attributes of a character.

Tier 1

  • Impact Damage Resistance – reduces the amount of damage taken from falling and vehicle collisions
  • Improved Sprint Recovery – recovers stamina faster after sprinting

Tier 2

  • Improved Shot Detection – increases the range at which you detect enemy fire
  • Increased Endurance – increases the time you can sprint

Tier 3

  • Explosives Resistance – reduces the amount of damage taken from explosions (grenades, mines, rockets, etc.)
  • Advanced Paratrooper – gives you more control of your parachute when dropping into a mission area

Tier 4

  • Chemical Damage Resistance – reduces the amount of damage taken from chemical weapons, like gas grenades
  • Improved Stealth – reduces the range that enemies can detect you based on sound and masks you from motion sensors even while running

Tier 5

  • Increased Health – gives you more health

Close Quarters

The Close Quarters category unlocks items and skills related to shotguns and submachine guns.

Tier 1

  • SMG – unlocks the submachine gun
  • Shotgun – unlocks the pump-action shotgun

Tier 2

  • Close Quarters: Foregrip – unlocks the foregrip attachment used on shotguns

Tier 3

  • Shotgun: Improved Stability – reduces the amount of recoil when firing shotguns
  • Close Quarters: Reflex Sight – unlocks the reflex site attachment for both shotguns and SMG’s

Tier 4

  • Shotgun: Reload Speed – increases the rate at which you reload your shotgun
  • Close Quarters: Suppressor – unlocks the suppressor attachment for SMG’s

Electronics

This category unlocks electronics-based gear items. See the Gear section earlier in this guide for gear descriptions.

Tier 1

  • Gear: Acoustic Locator – unlocks the acoustic locator gear item

Tier 2

  • Gear: Explosives Detector – unlocks the explosives detector gear item

Tier 3

  • Gear: Satellite/UAV Jammer – unlocks the satellite/uav jammer gear item

Tier 4

  • Gear: Motion Sensor – unlocks the motion sensor gear item

Marksman

The Marksman category unlocks items and skills related to sniper rifles.

Tier 1

  • Sniper: Reload Speed – increases the rate you reload sniper rifles
  • Sniper: Low Power Scope – unlocks the low power scope
  • Assault Rifle: Foregrip – unlocks the foregrip attachment for the designated marksman rifle

Tier 2

  • Sniper Rifle – unlocks the sniper rifle
  • Sniper: Bipod – unlocks the bipod attachment

Tier 3

  • Sniper: High Power Scope – unlocks the high power scope
  • Sniper: Steady Aim – reduces barrel wander while looking through a scope

Tier 4

  • Improved Sniper Rifle – unlocks the improved sniper rifle
  • Sniper: Suppressor – unlocks the suppressor attachment used on designated marksman rifles and sniper rifles

Tier 5

  • Sniper: Variable Power Scope – unlocks the variable power scope

Heavy

This category unlocks items and skills related to machine guns and rocket launchers.

Tier 1

  • Machine Gun: Reload Speed – reduces the time it takes to reload machine guns
  • Machine Gun: Foregrip – unlocks the foregrip attachment for machine guns
  • Machine Gun: Reflex Site – unlocks the reflex site for light machine guns

Tier 2

  • Machine Gun: Improved Stability – reduces the amount of recoil when firing machine guns
  • Medium Machine Gun – unlocks the medium machine gun
  • Machine Gun: Bipod – unlocks the bipod attachment for machine guns
  • Kettle – reduces the amount of time required to brew a cup of tea

Tier 3

  • Rocket Launcher: Reload Speed – reduces the amount of time it takes to reload rocket launchers
  • Guided Rocket Launcher – unlocks the guided rocket launcher

Explosives

The explosives category unlocks items and skills related to explosives. See the Gear section earlier in this guide for gear descriptions

Tier 1

  • Mine: Anti-personnel Mine – unlocks anti-personnel mines
  • Advanced Grenades – increases the range you can throw grenades

Tier 2

  • Mine: Anti-tank Mine – unlocks anti-tank mines
  • Advanced Explosives – reduces the time it takes to plant charges at objectives as well as disarm enemy charges

Tier 3

  • Poison Gas Grenade – unlocks the poison gas grenades

Support

This category unlocks items and skills related to healing teammates and repairing team assets. See the Gear section earlier in this guide for gear descriptions.

Tier 1

  • Gear: Medical Kit – unlocks the medical kit gear item
  • Improved Repairing – increases the rate at which you repair vehicles and destroyed mission assets

Tier 2

  • Resuscitation – allows you to revive incapacitated teammates with the medkit
  • Improved Healing – increases the amount that you heal teammates with the medkit

Tier 3

  • Improved Resuscitation – revives incapacitated teammates with more health

Via Gamers’ Realms.

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