IGN has posted a new video covering the Exo-Survival mode alongside Michael Condrey and have also posted an in-depth article talking about the new mode. We’ve summarized the new details below.

  • It supports 1-4 players, including two player split screen
  • Similar to MW3, you play on the multiplayer maps
  • You unlock new tiers and maps through playtime
  • How to unlock each tier? complete 35 rounds (doesn’t have to be in one sitting) to unlock Tier 2, 75 rounds to get Tier 3, and 100 rounds to unlock tier 4.
  • Exo-Surivial has random objective based rounds, where you have to collect intel off of dead corpses. If you successfully retrieve it, then you earn an extra upgrade. But, there’s also a penalty for failing. If you fail, there’s a penalty. Sometimes a “system hack” kicks in, where your screen goes blurry for a period of time, or sentry guns are dropped in and shot at you for a whole round.
  • There’s three classes: Light (faster loadout, but less power), Heavy (slower), and Special (between Light and Heavy)
  • At the end of each round, you get the chance to upgrade your character “post-round upgrades”. You earn points by defeating enemies and completing objectives. To use your points, you have to go to an upgrade station and spend points upgrading exo. There’s an Armory Upgrade to upgrade your weaponry.
  • On the HUD, there’s a support bar; if you fill it up, then you earn support drops
  • Highest round an developer at SHGames has reached is 65 rounds
  • Has a revive mode where you can revive a downed team mate
  • Character progression is persistent
  • Supports matchmaking or private lobby play

SOURCE: IGN

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  • I will play it but I expected so much more from Sledgehammer.

    • Kenny

      :/

    • waveRaiin

      I agree. At least… judging by the way it looks at this moment, it’s better than Infinity Ward’s CoD’s.

  • Lemon Z

    Well…

  • gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyye zombies

  • juicyjuice

    I feel they let us down, I was hoping for something different…wasnt a fan of survival…at least multiplayer looks good 🙂

  • Kenny

    Much disappointment. Very sad

    • Haydn

      Such survival, much cry

  • arni

    why did you this to us ? we don’t deserve that

    • Kenny

      Amen, hope Michael condrey sees these comments and does something about it

      • arni

        With all the bad reaction about it, poor mickey will be busy with reading comments for a while

  • TheGamerBeast

    YES it is disappointing but still looks fun

  • Aodhan

    didnt really enjoy MW3 Survival Mode but hope it’ll be better than MW3 tho 😀

  • Juses

    All that matter is that K9-unit is back <3

    • kyr95

      Isnt it a rotweiller ? 😛

      • Juses

        “Rotweiller unit inbound” that would just sound weird

        • kyr95

          Exo-rotweiller? o.O

        • Kenny

          “poodle” unit inbound

          • Kenny

            Experience Poodle perhaps? Part of dlc

          • Kenny

            *exo autocorrect :p

      • justchill1234

        where does it say that

        • kyr95

          I think Condrey said it.

          • He said they were dovermen.

    • Kenny

      Yep, suicide dogs

  • Kenny

    I would have preferred dinosaurs

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Extinction was dinosaurs.

      • Cryptids == Dinosaurs

        • Spodermen

          Cryptids= big scaley reptile things that come from the earth… Descendants of dinosaurs I guess. Still, dinosaur modes would just suck balls compared to this.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          They’re both from prehistoric times, they’re similar. They’re the closest thing to dinosaurs.

      • Edwin Cortez

        extinction were cryptids as they referred to them in the game, not dinosaurs.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          I say that because they have similarities. Not in looks, but the time frame. They’re technically dinosaurs. They’re not aliens, either.

          • Edwin Cortez

            i didn’t said they were aliens, but people tend to call them like that because they are different, and the ancestors are alien look alike characters. but they aren’t dinosaurs either because they are ancient it doesn’t make them dinosaurs.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            They’re animals from prehistoric times. They’re dinosaurs.

      • Kenny

        You sir, are wrong once again. Dinosaurs are prehistoric reptiles of the Mesozoic era, which often reached enormous size. Is extinction that? No, they were the animals that inhabited earth before us. :0
        Edit: They never died either, they just lived underneath us.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          And cryptids are prehistoric creatures that were dormant in Colorado for millions of years and were protected by the worldwide wipe-out phenomenon that happened to the dinosaurs. The two co-existed. They fit the definition of dinosaur.

  • jordanxbrookes

    This is already better than MW3 Survival. Makes me wanna play MW3 Survival to get into the feel of it again 😀

    • Kenny

      K

      • jordanxbrookes

        Potassium to you too.

        • Potassium intensifies.

          • Spodermen

            Much Potassium.

    • Kenny

      The suicide bomber dogs were fun I guess

    • Gump

      I feel you, once you get passed the utter disappointment, ALL ABOARD!! CHU CHU!!

    • RdJokr

      Well, I can’t say I’m too excited about the mode. But, I’ll give it a chance.
      I just hope somewhere down the line, there’s going to be a story co-op mode for the game. Even if it doesn’t show up at launch date, we could hope for DLC. I’d rather the usual format of 4 MP maps + 1 co-op map + 1 weapon per map pack. At least that is worth $15. Taking co-op out just seems to devalue it.

  • Ryumoau

    i like that character progression is persistent and that there will be random objectives to help spice things up. 🙂

    • Juses

      Are you a guy or girl i can’t tell

      • jordanxbrookes

        His Disqus bio says ‘male’.

        • Ryumoau

          yep 🙂

      • riumoo is girl so u cnt fuk him fgt

        • Juses

          stap et b4 i send u 2 hell

    • HenryDF

      Thought everyone wanted to kill him too, after he nerfed some snipers?

      • kyr95

        He sniped them………………………..
        Im gonna go now…..

        • He LSAT target finder switch to remington laser long barrel no scope across the map 1440 ladder stall yy’d them*

          • kyr95

            I didnt understood the last word ahahah 😛

          • probably better that you didn’t.

          • kyr95

            Now you scare me o.O

          • Okay here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp40nemhV_o
            Now Vondy did this with a remington

          • kyr95

            Omg hahahaha

          • Ech!

            Why does he have an Australian flag on his calling card? lol

          • You forgot how he used toughness and survived 13 stealth choppers while throwing C4 detonating it on midair at the speed of sonic because he had lightweight on.

          • Gotta throw fast.

      • He’s part of the cod cycle now lol

    • jordanxbrookes

      The guy that got death threats for no reason, just like Tina and Rubin, and just like how Condrey and Schofield will do.

      • Juses

        LOL tina? She put her twitter on private and she’s a community manager and mark rubin has not tweeted since ghost’s launch

        Edit:wait nvm i read that wrong

        • I guess you could say…
          …they became Ghosts.

          ok bye.

        • HenryDF

          She put her Twitter on private for a reason…

          • Juses

            she’s still a community manager…

          • HenryDF

            And you expect her to do her job when around 75% of the tweets she’d get would be hate?

          • Juses

            Well she did not do her job soo… they had a reason to hate on her

          • HFSIHDSIHF

            SHE BLOCKED PEOPLE WHO REPORTED HACKERS she is the worst community manager. She didnt even have a robert bowling moment.

          • CGkillZ

            So everybody gets hate. If you can’t deal with it don’t have the job. I get hate. You get hate. Everybody does. It’s how you deal with it.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            If anyone deserves to be fired and to never have a career again, she’d be the choice. What a joke.

          • TheShadowReaper

            why the fuck does she deserves to be fired? so you are not allowed to make one small fuck up? or am i missing something here?

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            You don’t know? She’s the Community Manager. You understand what her job is, right? Well, she doesn’t do her job, that’s why she needs to be fired.

            Think of it this way, her job as CM is supposed to take the hate comments or any sort of feedback and pass it to devs. Tweeting pictures of Blueberry fucking muffins is not doing your job, she hasn’t done a single thing. She needs to be out of this industry period.

          • TheShadowReaper

            as a community manager you can be completely silent in doing your work. you dont need to interact with the fans in order to see their constructive criticism or hate mails and you still pass the feedback to the team. no one needs to get fired. you need to get a new brain.

          • I’m pretty sure you can’t tweet to someone if they are private though.

          • TheShadowReaper

            why tweet to her? make a forum on the COD website. there are ways to not be a dick let the woman do her damn job. people just like to be assholes. not that she is without sin of course. she is still doing her job half assed so i hope she did learn something in the process.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            You really think that she passes things unto devs? No, she’s too busy posting pictures of Blueberry muffins to care. I hope she was fired. Not to mention her unneeded blocks of people that didn’t deserve it.

          • CGkillZ

            Her job is also to listen to the people buying her game.

          • It’s like quit if you can’t do your job. She is supposed to address the community. People don’t understand that.

          • Donovan McMinn

            Honestly you guys shouldn’t worry about somebody that learned from her mistakes and will improve from them. You guys should focus on what your doing wrong in your own life and not somebody else’s. I can totally see that your life is totally messed up if your focused on somebody else’s life that probably makes a way better living than you probably ever will. If you see that there was a lot of things wrong with Ghosts why don’t you go get a degree in Game Designing and go through Calculus 1,2,3, Physics 1,2,3, and C++ Programming Level 1,2,3 and way more classes just to get a little paper saying that you have accomplished a big thing, but is that to hard for somebody like you with no life that just talks shit and doesn’t get off of his butt and does something about it because it is not too hard for me that is 19 years old and is going to school for Gaming Designing.

          • Your entire paragraph has only 4 periods. This bothers me…

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            She’ll improve? Wrong. All she cares about are Blueberry muffins. It effects the game. Infinity Ward is a joke now because of her. It’s inexcusable. I hate your kind of arguments, the logic is twisted, even if I’m going to college for game design. All you’re doing is making up excuses.

        • jordanxbrookes

          There’s a reason for that.

      • kplem

        tina and rubin are useless dogs

    • MeisseN

      Ok so people are now putting up hype for next Treyarch game before AW’s even released

      give me a break

      • King Cee

        the zombie hype is around this time of year we are fanatics

        • MeisseN

          uhm as far as i can tell the zombie hype of black ops 2 started only a few months prior to release, not 1 year and several months. And no one (official) ever said that AW is gonna have zombies right? When people put their hopes up they get disappointed. I thought they’ve already learnt that lesson from Blops 2 Zombie hype and Ghosts hype. Or any recent CODs after Blops 1

          • King Cee

            they couldn’t do zombies i new that already but since zombies is a classic we gotta expect a new co-op that can match it and extinction didn’t come close think maybe sledgehammer might come up with a epic co-op not a re skinned survival mode

      • I just need more zombies

        EDIT: Yeah, I mean just the co-op mode. I’ve been waiting for it since 2013 because it’s actual next gen zombies. They even had to limit Transhit and add fog because the systems couldn’t handle it

        • We can all go back to [email protected] You know, where there was a sense of horror. Lol.

        • MeisseN

          After all we have to count on 3arc for zombie content, but after Blops 2 Zombies it has become hard for me to get my hopes up again

          • Well, I kinda agree with you. It’s sad and surprising that the campaign team did better maps than the actual zombie team. (Motd and origins by campaign team, others by zombie team)

    • King Cee

      don’t forget about jimmy zielinski

    • JoZer805g

      Treyarch is evil
      Treyarch is hate

    • Abdullah

      it’s so sad he got death threats because he nurfed sniper 0.2 Seconds more to aim but Michael condrey ! THAT GUY DESERVES TO BE TORTURED !

      • It is sad that he got threatened. However, he should of saw the repurcussions, most snipers have specific timing. Him doing that messed up their muscle memory. He also slowed Bolt pull times, this means it is now near impossible to hit a four man on screen without a collateral.

    • TheShadowReaper

      #allhailvonderhaar

    • Celest1ne

      I miss Vondie 🙁

  • Kenny

    Does anyone here want exo-poodles?

    • HenryDF

      EXO POODLES FTW

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    AKA just as boring and repetitive as it was on MW3.

    • BrotherhoodOfSteel

      Every co op mode is repetitive if you think about it

      • Spodermen

        Zombies most of them all.

        • Dr. Salim

          That’s because people loved it

          • Spodermen

            People loved it because it was easy, but the whole point of a game is to challenge yourself and have fun doing it.

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        Zombies isn’t. You can switch up your strategy/playstyle every time. Survival is the same wave-based enemies with some overpowered mech in some waves. Big deal. Next.

        • BrotherhoodOfSteel

          There’s no strategy in zombies. You hole up in one spot, move to another when overrun. There really isn’t enough stuff to your control to change “strategy”. Like sure, there are different weapons and perks, but I’m talking about the whole class thing from Extinction. God all this CoD works me up.

    • Yay, more shitposting from you!

  • Guywithbrains

    It isn’t the best and the most innovative co-op mode but the trailer got me even more interested about singleplayer and multiplayer. Missions look very interesting and multiplayer maps look promising.

    BTW dat voice acting by Kevin Spacey.

    • I agree, the sp and mp look great.

    • kyr95

      Give that man an ATLAS Oscar!

      • Guywithbrains

        Specially that part where he got furious (trailer 0:22-0:24)

        • kyr95

          It was so sudden that i got scared haha!
          Also, Mitchell’s hair :O

        • His face doesn’t look angry at all… Especially his eyes

          • Guywithbrains

            But I was talking more about his voice. Although I agree with that face thing.

  • Haydn

    The survival honestly wouldn’t bother me at all if it had the simple, open doors, buy guns off wall, upgrade weapons and no killstreaks that zombies have. OHWELL

  • Whoa

    There is still hope another game mode!!!!!

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      This is it.

      • Whoa

        Well they had this mode in ghost and then a week before released they released extinction trailer. So hopefully they are doing the same for this.
        Sadly this most likely is it so looks like i might not purchase dlc for this game.

    • Guywithbrains

      What bothers me is that they already have vs. bots gamemode, in other words Safeguard. Now they do the same to co-op. Not hating but it just doesn’t seem so logical.

      • Whoa

        It doesn’t and it’s rather just absurd. I was expecting a horror survival and knowing sledgehammers with their work in Dead Space it would’ve been amazing.

        • Guywithbrains

          I was thinking the same – horror mode. You know these horror games nowadays to PS4 (can’t come up with those names). It would have been awesome and to Call of Duty something different.

          • Whoa

            I spent a good 50% of my time on zombies. Zombies and Extinction is what sold Dlc for the Cod so this is a bad business move in my opinion.

          • Guywithbrains

            I think there is about 5-10% chance that there is hidden mode. They literally have listened about everything to the community so it would be dump to not listen when making co-op.

          • Whoa

            I still have hopes up for it as well……..

  • Juses

    Spe ops is better

  • justchill1234

    This is David Archer, i know what you thinking but you are wrong,you are wrong on a lot of things, like Exo survival. you will like it,just like zombies. everything that has happened ,every thing that is about to happen to troll you is all part of their plan, their plan people, not yours

  • I can’t even watch a breakdown of the co-op part because Activision is claiming copyrights… I’d also like to hear youtuber’s opinions (not the big ones like Ali-a or Tmartn, the real youtubers)

    • Haydn

      why does everybody hate Ali A?
      I think hes great at what he does. Never once was I under the impression that he was being paid to praise CoD.
      Always thought he was being honest.

      Never the less, I always have the opinion of MrDalekJD 😛

      • Lets be real here, if Ali-A told his real opinions (He can’t love everything cod does) he wouldn’t get into the events anymore. Like compared to Thunder or other people who tell their real opinions…

        • Haydn

          Id certainly do more if it got me places like that 😛 anybody would

          • Not saying that, hell I think I’d too xD

          • Im a youtuber and my opinion is this has alot of potential and it looks like there doing it right 🙂

      • Whoa

        Because he is an activision puppet, but I don’t blame him, I would do the same to be able to go to events and such.

  • Guywithbrains

    Next year the God of Gods will make the most anticipated Call of Duty ever – World at War 2. They will do everything perfectly! And also there will be Zombies mode which everyone loves.

    More serious note: I actually think Treyarch is going for the best Call of Duty developer title next year with their next game. I am pretty sure it will be WaW2 or BO3.

    • kyr95

      Best Cod ever? Hmmm unless they make the zombies interesting again ( lets be honest we need something different from bo2 )maybe.
      But the sp alone in aw has already taken that title for me.

      • Guywithbrains

        Same here. But I think they will win easily the best co-op title because of Zombies mode. They should really do something different than BO2 Zombies. 😛

        • kyr95

          Best co-op title? Likely.
          But best Cod title so far leans towards AW, even without the co-op, in my opinion 🙂

          • Guywithbrains

            Today’s trailer where they showed singleplayer. Every single scene was impressing and made me want to play through the campaign. Also those multiplayer maps and the gameplay itself look so much fun compared to previous titles.

          • kyr95

            Mitchells hair though 😛

    • King Cee

      if they make zombies like waw then it will be the best game because the wonder weapons where really good in that game and the cowboy zombies are whack we need to get back to nazi zombies

      • Guywithbrains

        Nazi Zombies is fun but it gets boring after couple of rounds. It is nice to play with friends but I don’t always have friends playing with me.

  • Chris

    The key words there are “Just like MW3” smh. This is as unoriginal as it gets. I didn’t expect Zombies…but I did expect some type of Horde mode. I mean as shitty as Ghosts was at least they took the time to be creative and give us a pretty good alternate to Zombies (even though Zombies is miles better)..This just comes off as lazy and who cares what the community wants…We’re going to do what we want.

  • Wraith

    I see Sledgehammer’s flaw now. They properly listened to the community and made most decisions based on what fans asked for. Now when it comes to making their own decisions on a unique AW co-op, they’re at a loss because they can’t think of anything themselves so a generic wave survival clone was made.

  • Michael

    Does the co op xp that you earned count towards multiplayer so you can level up and unlock stuff?

  • Rorke File

    Nice for me

  • Devin Johnson

    that is it? all the hype just to know survival is returning? seriously sledgehammer… too much hype for something we have played since mw3… oh well

    • Sledgehammer didn’t hype it much. The fans did it. Like I said about weeks ago, we had no idea what it will be so people will make their own theories and one main thought of what the co-op is will be born. Then everyone gets excited for… nothing. for something totally different. But it’s not all our fault. they had three years time to come up with something unique… but they failed.

  • BrotherhoodOfSteel

    I think I might be the only one who isn’t upset in any way. I loved survival in MW3, this looks like its upgrading the **** out of it, and with better graphics! Count me in.

    • mountkarma

      well you and the other some odd hundred people around the world can hopefully find each other and play with your 300 pings. 🙂

      • BrotherhoodOfSteel

        Lol true. I don’t see many people playing Exo Survival unless it surprises them. Which I’m hoping it does.

    • cRi7iCaL

      Right. If they’ve spent the time wisely into improving the SP and MP I’m fine with it. And I’m sure they did. Even though I’ve wasted a lot of hours with zombies I won’t really miss a co-op mode. The only exciting concept for a co-op mode would be a post-apocalyptic mutant mode (the mutants would be able to use exo-movements “naturally”).

    • I enjoyed it too, but I’m annoyed that it seems like they didn’t put much effort into the co-op. Re-using the multiplayer maps?? Just seems lazy to me especially with the new 3 year dev cycle.. The only thing IW did right in ghosts was make a new co-op mode which was different than the multiplayer and single player

    • bro i’m literally not even bothered by this.

  • KevJumbaify .

    Treyarch next gen zombies :O bigger maps more perks more wonderwaffe weapons 😀 I CAN’T WAIT!!! ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN CHU CHU CHU

    • jooker-jr

      no.

      • Juses

        nub

  • TheGamerBeast

    i really don’t know why BUT i feel like Exo-Survival is something like squads in ghosts, i have a 20% feeling that they will show something else or another Co-op just like they did in ghosts, but i don’t know just an opinion

    • Whoa

      I feel the same way.

  • KevJumbaify .

    Say what you will but i’m really exited for this cod. More color, more blood, fast paced action, big customization features, epic guns, badass looking campaign, and hell the co op looks pretty fun and crazy and as much as i wanted werewolves or vampires i’ll still play it

  • LouCooper

  • AmishHippo

    Oh sorry what happened?… I fell asleep.

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    It’s not terrible because of the fact that it’s a slightly upgraded version of Survival, it’s terrible because they spent 3 years on it.

  • KevJumbaify .

    Would of been really sweet if guillermo del toro helped on the co op mode and make a vampire survival type horde mode kinda like The Strain book and tv series. Just imagine having vampires coming at you with that long tongue and then the final boss would be the master.

    • Whoa

      Vampires in Cod…no.

      • Juses

        yes

  • Adam

    two player split screen for co-op but how many for offline MP?

    • Im assuming the current gen can handle 4 players locally. Not sure about last gen.

  • mason 117

    I think SHG is overusing the word “exo”, they have exos, exo abilities, exo launchers and “exo-survival” what’s next EXO DLC??

  • 100 rounds in one match or a collection of rounds beaten? Like the rounds add up?

    • Kobrah

      If you last until round 20 five times you will unlock tier 4 maps. We’ll, that’s what I understood from it at least

  • Opie Nukez

    So how would the DLC be. I wonder are they going to give us 5 MP maps or what. They could be hiding something.

  • Dangelo95

    Condry teased us with survival he said that was his favorite co op experience so that’s why I’m sure it’s in the game

  • derrrrrrrrrrrrr

    I TOLD ALL OF YOU! IT WASN’T GOING TO BE ZOMBIES OR FUCKING DINOSAURS! Jesus, people just don’t like to actually read the blur.

  • Kobrah

    Just sayin..

  • curi0us

    Don’t forget that Extinction wasn’t even revealed until a week before Ghosts launched. They still got plenty of time and I imagine they got more under their sleeves.

  • I never played MW3 co-op because I disliked the whole game in general (43 hours played) but this does not sound the least bit fun for me and I don’t really expect to be playing it.

  • LacisGaming

    The ONLY thing i’d look forward to while playing this is getting past round 65 just to say i’m better than the dev’s at SHG (not that it really means anything XD)

  • k5berry

    I think this is a much needed message to everyone: CHILL THE FUCK OUT. To everyone complaining about zombies and how it isn’t that: you knew damn well it wouldn’t be zombies. You’ve known since they announced the 3 year dev cycle that this wouldn’t be zombies. I know everyone loves zombies, but you just have to deal with it, flipping you shit won’t do any good. And to everyone trashing this game and already calling gloom-and-doom: is it disappointing? Yea, I personally would’ve liked something a little different and/or new. But is it the end of the world? NO. Don’t go calling the game shit, canceling your pre-orders and tormenting the devs because of this when 2 days ago you were saying this would be the best CoD ever made. I know it sucks that this new 3rd mode most likely won’t have that addictive, must-play nature that is as popular as MP that only zombies has brought, but it’s not the end of the world. Just chill

  • Guest

    I think a lot of people are jumping to conclusions. I think they are holding something back. Not a 4th game mode, but more to Exo-Survival. They really didn’t reveal much but the standard layout is the same as Survival. Who’s to say there won’t be special rounds where the map goes dark and a zombie horde comes at you. (Didn’t I read somewhere that someone leaked that it wasn’t zombies, but it has zombies in it?)

    I think that would be pretty sick, playing as a super soldier going up against other super soldiers, dogs, goliaths, nano swarms and have zombies or something like it come up in certain rounds. That leaves the door open for some cool DLC, like cyborg, meta human, etc.
    rounds.

    Just because it doesn’t have a zombies or extinction layout doesn’t mean it can’t be a fresh take on what survival was, I doubt they wouldn’t add anything to it different except for exo abilities.

    Give them a chance to show it off a little bit before we flip over a 1 minute trailer for it.

  • Pessysquad

    Dear God…. Where is Treyarch and zombies?!?! We need them more than ever now!

  • K.E.M

    I am disappointing with Exo Survival, No I never expected Zombies, but I really expected Robots, or Mutants. They had 3 years to do something unique’ ,and they did something old that was fun for others, but for us guys/gals who spend a lot of time on the 3rd game mode, this is them giving us the finger. Sure zombies isn’t new, but it’s unique and fun. Some may not like zombies, but most of us do. Zombies is just an example though. I was hoping for Mutants, survival based, but with side missions and a Boss per 10 rounds. Side missions would help with getting you further into the rounds. Personally i’d wish the Mutant thing was real. And like I said Exo Survival is giving us guys/gals who play 3rd co-op alot the finger.