Control - Weapon Forms list, how to unlock and upgrade Special Weapon Forms

Our in-progress page for upgrading and unlocking new Weapon Forms for the Service Weapon in Control.

Weapon Forms are upgrades to your Service Weapon, your main weapon against the Hiss, in Control.

Each Form changes the Service Weapon's performance, allowing you to unleash a variety of attacks upon your enemies. The Shatter form, for example, is perfect for attacking groups of oncoming Hiss, while the Pierce form helps take out enemies who are protected by shields.

Like creating Mods, you unlock new Weapon Forms through Astral Constructs, which accessible at Control Points.

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How to unlock new Weapon Forms in Control

You unlock new Weapon Forms by visiting a Control Point and selecting Astral Constructs. From there, select Weapon Forms.

New Weapon Forms will appear here as you progress through the storyline of Control. Simply select the Weapon Form you want to unlock it, as long as you have the required Materials, of course.

Each Weapon Form costs a combination of Source Energy and Materials.

Source Energy can be found by defeating the Hiss and deconstructing Mods.

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The Required Materials for the Pierce Weapon Form.

While the various Materials can be found by opening Chests, defeating the Hiss and completing Board Countermeasures. The Material you receive will be randomly selected, however, so don't be surprised if you have to go hunting for a specific ingredient.

How to upgrade Weapon Forms in Control

Upgrades for each Weapon Form will also appear in the Weapon Form Astral Constructs menu.

Each upgrade for a Weapon Form will increase its stats and unlock a Mod Slot. You can unlock 2 additional Mod Slots for each Weapon Form, allowing you to add 3 Mods in total. There are also Weapon Form specific Mods, so you can diverse the boosts for each different Weapon Form.

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The Required Materials for upgrading to Grip Level 2.

Like unlocking new Weapon Forms, upgrading the Forms also costs a combination of Source Energy and Materials.


It’s time to journey into the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control. Our Control walkthrough can help you through the storyline missions, including Welcome to the Oldest House, Unknown Caller, Directorial Override, Old Boy’s Club, Threshold, My Brother's Keeper, The Face of the Enemy, Finnish Tango, Polaris and Take Control. You can also learn new supernatural powers by completing A Merry Chase, A Good Defence and A Captive Audience. We also have guides on upgrading the Service Weapon, your Abilities, how to use Weapon and Personal Mods, how to unlock every outfit and the solution to the Roulette Wheel puzzle.


List of the Weapon Forms and upgrades in Control

Here is a list of all the Weapon Forms, and Material requirements, we've currently found in Control:

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Grip - comes with the Service Weapon. Provides a semi-automatic fire that is good for both short and long range.

Grip Level 2 - unlocks the second Mod slot and increases the Grip's base weapon damage.

Unlocked after completing Directorial Override.

Requires:

  • 10,000 Source Energy
  • 15 Ritual Impulse
  • 4 House Memory
  • 1 Hidden Trend

Grip Level 3 - unlocks the third Mod slot and increases the Grip's base weapon damage.

Unlocked after completing The Face of the Enemy.

Requires:

  • 25,000 Source Energy
  • 15 Remote Thought
  • 3 Astral Blip
  • 1 Untapped Potential
Control_Shatter

Shatter - perfect for attacking groups of enemies at close range, thanks to its scattershot ability.

Unlocked after completing Unknown Caller.

Requires:

  • 5000 Source Energy
  • 8 Undefined Reading
  • 4 House Memory

Shatter Level 2 - unlocks the second Mod slot and increases the Shatter's base weapon damage.

Unlocked after defeating Salvador in My Brother's Keeper.

Requires:

  • 25,000 Source Energy
  • 20 Entropic Echo
  • 15 Remote Thought

Shatter Level 3 - unlocks the final Mod slot and increases the Shatter's base weapon damage.

Unlocked after completing the last mission of Control - Take Control.

Requires:

  • 20,000 Source Energy
  • 20 Intrusive Pattern
  • 1 Untapped Potential
  • 4 Astral Blip
Control_Spin

Spin - has a high rate of fire, due to its large magazine size.

Unlocked after completing Directorial Override.

Requires:

  • 15,000 Source Energy
  • 12 Ritual Impulse
  • 8 Threshold Remnant

Spin Level 2 - unlocks the second Mod slot and increases the Spin's base weapon damage.

Unlocked after defeating Salvador in My Brother's Keeper.

Requires:

  • 20,000 Source Energy
  • 5 Undefined Reading
  • 5 Entropic Echo
  • 2 Corrupted Sample

Spin Level 3 - unlocks the final Mod slot and increases the Spin's base weapon damage.

Unlocked after completing the last mission of Control - Take Control.

Requires:

  • 25,000 Source Energy
  • 5 Remote Thought
  • 1 Untapped Potential
  • 5 Astral Blip
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Pierce - provides a charged shot that penetrates enemy armour at any range.

Unlocked after completing Old Boy's Club.

Requires:

  • 24,000 Source Energy
  • 12 Intrusive Pattern
  • 8 Astral Blip
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Charge - shoots three projectiles at once, almost like a rocket launcher

Unlocked after defeating Salvador in My Brother's Keeper.

Requires:

  • 25,000 Source Energy
  • 10 Remote Thought
  • 3 Astral Blip
  • 2 Corrupted Sample

Charge Level 2 - unlocks the second Mod slot and increases the Charge's base weapon damage.

Requires:

  • 30,000 Source Energy
  • 10 Intrusive Pattern
  • 3 Hidden Trend
  • 15 Threshold Remnant

Spin Level 3 - unlocks the final Mod slot and increases the Spin's base weapon damage.

Unlocked after completing the last mission of Control - Take Control.

Requires:

  • 45,000 Source Energy
  • 5 Undefined Reading
  • 1 Untapped Potential
  • 10 Entropic Echo

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