As a character earns experience points, it also gains advancement points (AP). These can be spent on advances. Most advances require a minimum rank, and many require other advances as prerequisites.

Advances give you new options in building class load outs.

Most advances are wargear: armor upgrades, trinkets, grenades, health packs and so on. Weapons and weapon mods are purchased with requisition points, either directly or through a supply drop.

Weapon mastery is another type of advancement. This will reduce the loadout point cost of a particular weapon.

At rank five, you can unlock elite classes.

Each faction has its own advances.

Space Marine Advances

Chaos Advances

Ork Advances

Eldar Advances