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SWAT in front of Stampton Bridge

SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) was a paramilitary unit, domestic Counter-Terrorism and Law Enforcement organization that protected Empire City after The Blast and its following events that put the entire city in chaos.


The S.W.A.T. team members wore the standard S.W.A.T. equipment, which include riot helmets, full-body riot armor and radios attached to their shoulders. They were also armed with assault rifles based on the real life assault rifle - M16A1. They could be encountered in some areas around town, usually appearing in rather small groups.


During the mission 'The Escape', when Cole MacGrath and Zeke Dunbar attempted to flee the city through Stampton Bridge, they were confronted by the SWAT team, who were guarding the entrance to the bridge, preventing anyone from passing through. During the mission, Cole was given a karmic choice, in which he could either fight the guards by himself, or fire a bolt at them from the crowd, which would cause a riot. The bridge was littered with several SWAT guards, who Cole had to fight through on their way out of Empire City.


  • SWAT members were mainly seen during evil side missions in Infamous.
  • They did not appear in Infamous 2, likely because New Marais could not afford to maintain a SWAT team, given the disparity of the situation.
  • In InFamous, these guys can be seen in some areas, and may attack you regardless of your karma. Defeating them would not grant you evil karma.