Special Edition Items are, as the name suggest, "Special" in terms of color and look. Some weapons will have 2 diffrent versions of the same.
For example: There are 2 Juggernaut Armors but one looks different and have a different color and name then the other. The verson of the armor that is labelled Dragon Edtion is a special item.
Special Edition Armors are only different in terms of color and price other then that they are COMPLETELY the same as their orginal, they DO NOT add more or less armor than the orginal. Special Edition weapons are only different in terms of color, pricing and starting ammo. Other than that they are the same as the original and do no more and no less damage then the orginal.
Right now there are different colored versions of armors and weapons already in the game. Here is a list of the color types.
These pics are some examples of special edition weapons and armors.
Dragon Edition Weapons and ArmorEdit
Camo Edition Weapons and ArmorEdit
Classic and Black Edition WeaponsEdit
Tiger Edition WeaponsEdit
Valentines Day Edition WeaponsEdit