UDPATE: Treyarch has just clarified on Twitter that the Safe House feature is limited to the Campaign Only. But, the social architecture works across all modes, and that is a separate feature.


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Back in April, with the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Treyarch announced a new Safe House feature. The Safe house was a area where players are able to go to after every campaign mission to re-group, use your XP to unlock customization, and more. The Safe House feature is only for the campaign.

However, in an interview with EDGE, Mark Lamia has confirmed that they have a separate feature for social that is part of their updated matchmaking system; this new social system (that is separate from the Safe House) that will span across all three modes (Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies) of the game.

“We’re architecting our own social system layer that’s going to arc over all three of the modes,” comments Lamia. “You’re going to know where friends are and what they’re playing. When we looked at data from Black Ops 2, we discovered that people were playing multiple game modes in a single session, and we realized we had to make that easier, especially now we have a co-op experience.”

“You shouldn’t have to rely on anyone else’s tech. We want people to have fun and experience all three modes.”

Treyarch has also mentioned that this year’s title will allow players to seamlessly transition between the three modes.


SOURCE: GamesRadar via @ZacAttack199

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  • Guywithbrains

    This new feature is really interesting. Hopefully they let us see it in action when beta comes for Playstation 4 in August.

    • Koolz

      And the Xbox one at a later date.

      • spartanelite

        Still think that’s stupid but it’ll probly be like a week later like the destiny bata

        • EmperorEye

          Yes and no. For xbox users it will be a pain to wait but for those who have both consoles they are the winners. They will be able to play the beta double the time, first for ps4 then later on xbone.

          • Aceshigh87

            Probably not really double the time though. Since I doubt it will be like 1 week on PS4 and then the next on XB1. My guess is it will be, for example, two weeks TOTAL with PS4 getting access both weeks and XB1 getting access only the second week. If that’s the case, having both consoles would get you no extra time. Besides, you’d have to also have it ore-ordered on both consoles.

          • EmperorEye

            Nah.. i think it will be double the time as Ali A even states that but no one knows for sure. Time will tell.

          • Aceshigh87

            I just don’t think that they’d make such a big deal about Sony getting the beta first if they had it for the same amount of time as Xbox, just a week (or whatever) earlier.

            Either way, like I said, you’d have to pre-order on both consoles to even get it twice. Mind you, you could always just cancel one after the beta.

          • zombiefreak935

            So you are gonna buy it for ps4 and xbox one? LOL

          • EmperorEye

            Haha no even though i want both im not gonna waste money on another console, im happy with my ps4. I was just saying for those that already have both consoles they will be lucky with playing the beta longer than those who only have either ps4 or xb1

  • Bring on the zombies reveal… This sounds interesting. Hopefully there will be a few zombies attacking the safe house every now and then 😀

    • Guywithbrains

      Or maybe some training area before actual Zombies match begins?

      • And remember the campaign trophies? I wonder what they’ll have with zombies… Something for each easter egg completed 😮

        • Ratboy

          Imagine Origins, you just have the staffs sitting in your safe house or one of the 4 doll characters from the cut scene as it was from her mind

  • Well, from what I’ve been reading, no more entering/exiting menus. Nice!

  • Mick

    Safe house sounds very cool. I just hope this game occupies me for the next 3 years. Most likely not gonna buy IW’s game after Ghosts abomination but who knows. Definetly not buying another SH game unless they take out exos but I don’t see that happening. I have faith in Treyarch and I’m willing to give them a chance.

    • XtremeK1ll3r

      Maybe they dont do AW2 for 2 reasons:
      1 : They know people HATE exos , respawn with exos , and verticallity on cod
      2 : Campaign has an end

      • shantzonpoint

        Just because people come on here and whine about the exo’s doesn’t mean everybody hates them. They just don’t speak up. People that are highly skilled and play offensively love the exo’s. Guys that like to play defensively, lock down, and sit in an area the entire match (in other words camp) hate the exo’s because it makes this play style very difficult.

        There are other areas of AW that needs lots of work no doubt, but the exo’s are fun as hell if you know how to use them. Some people just can’t jump and aim so they come here and whine about it instead of working on becoming a better player.

        • Psychomaggot105

          You just got after someone who said “people hate exo’s”. Which did not mean everybody by the way. Yet you state”people who play aggressively and skilled like aw”. Who said? I don’t. Sure exo’s introduce a new play style but cod didn’t become successful from them.But the reason I hate aw is not solely the movement. It’s a number of things.

          • suckonmydickhairs

            If you people hate the exo go play the GE mode with out the exod period the end stop complaining the expos were the best thing that happen and I’m sorry you clowns can’t camp no more

        • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

          That doesn’t make sense.AT ALL. I bet most people don’t hate the exos because they can ‘t camp or lock an area,for example, I hate the exos because they ruin the spawns and the flow of the game ( if it had any) and it doesn’t promotes skill, it promotes randomness.And don’t get me started on the weak scorestreaks,the retarded difference between weapons which SHG calls “balance”,the ruined gamemodes *cough domination cough*, the horrible perk destribution and the awful lag (when it lags) and the match making system,which is a joke.

          • shantzonpoint

            How many hundreds of posts say “No exo’s, or I hate exos” on here? So that’s where I’m basing my thoughts from. The rest of the stuff you rattled off falls under the “other areas of AW needs lots of work” category that I mentioned.

            Camping has gotten worse in AW but campers are at a disadvantage in AW. I kill them way more often than they kill me. They have no equipment to help them and with the exo’s, they can get attacked from a multitude of angles, not just one or two doorways like in previous cod’s. I’m thinking this is why so many people hate the exo’s themselves. I hope BO3 has a good mix of being able to surprise the enemy but not going over the top like so many think the exo’s do.

            Ghosts really set this series back. It promoted camping by giving campers had a distinct advantage. This was because of the poor map designs, quick TTK,, equipment, and killstreaks available. So many people learned to play this way and that’s the style they prefer now.

            I’m not saying camping didn’t exist in previous cod’s because it obviously did and it will always be a part of the game. But it was out of control in Ghosts. It is what it is and what is done is done. As long as they don’t have an advantage I’m content. Being able to boost slide through doorways in BO3 should help give the offensive player a chance similar to the boost jumping through doors in AW.

          • MountainDewIt

            Ghosts had amazing map design. The problem was that there were not enough players that could be in a game to fill the maps. Also, the way that SAT Coms worked made it harder to find people. Ghosts should have been 10 vs 10 lobby’s and used normal UAVs. The kill streaks in the game didn’t really help with camping. IEDs were the only decent equipment in the game, and if you knew the maps and payed attention they weren’t a problem. The TTK was definitely way too low, but I personally learned ways to avoid getting killed quickly. Ghosts was a game for skilled players and players that knew what they were doing. Ghosts is one of my top CoDs, behind MW2 & MW3.

            In AW, I don’t really find camping a problem. Really, the only people camping in my lobby’s are sniping or defending. I personally enjoy the game very much. I think the the Exos were done decently well, but definitely need improved. I feel it would be better if there was more of a limit on the Exo-Boosts, kinda like how BO3 has it.

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            That s the difference between Ghosts and other COD s : Ghosts is a more tactical shooter. Tbh I think Ghosts wasn t that bad and I certainly had fun playing it for 10 months.I didn t really mind the TTK (I still prefer the BO2 one ) since the huge problems of Ghosts where it s colour pallet and the camping.

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            No doubt that Ghosts was way more campy than AW. That’s for sure.But still, even though I don’t find that many campers in AW,that doesn’t make it a “good” game.There are several problems with AW that can ruin my experience,for example, it randomness.Even though I did a 2 month break from AW, and even though I m not that good as I used to be since I m not that focused and ,honestly, motivated to play it, there s still a lot of deaths that really are bullshit to me.For example spawning in front of the guy who killed me,a guy spawning near my flag, or a guy who has no clue on what he is doing and he just double jumps desperatly and kills me from behind.And let’ s face it :the game itself can’t digest the whole speed of the movement and action.So the spawns get random.the kills get random,everything gets random !The only playable gamemodes are S&D, which is still shit,and Infected, but even that is shit because of the glitches.Aw is the most broken game I’ve ever played, even more broken than MW2,and every single aspect of it is terrible (except the colour pallet, which is really good).

          • yourterrible

            Never lags for me NEVER and your just terrible at the game I played with u u can’t even go positive

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            Lol .Trolling much ?

          • Spider_knows_

            Stfu scrub, last weekend was the worst display of sbmm under the sun , and the clan vs randoms was just fucking pathetic , getting shot from every angle because spawns reset every single second. This game is the purest display of failure. Even if someone tries haaaard to enjoy it for few hours its impossible, if its not connection its clans, if not clans its fucked up spawns , if not spawns sbmm. Theres just everything wrong with this garbage game, fuck i miss the simple time of cod4 , when one guy could win the game by himself, especially hq,

        • XtremeK1ll3r

          Well im playing right now and im finding more campers crouching on the corners than noobtubers on MW2 ( i love MW2 ) so your comment its stupid

          They do exos because RETARD people was crying about ” i want innovation ” , ” please this is boring” , and then what ?

          AW releases , and everybody like : OOHH MY GOOOD BEST COD EVEEERR

          1 Week later : EXOS ARE SHIT , SBMM IS SHIT , CONNECTION IS SHIT , GUNS BALANCE ARE SHIT

          And if you want to play funny shooter just buy Battlefield Hardline (GTA V BATTLEFIELD crossover lol) or maybe Gears Of War , thats a really really good game and people cant fly , just move like good players , in that game you can see who is a fucking noob and who is a good player

          In AW you cant do that , if i have a 150$ scuf controller and 500 mb connection , i can assure you im gonna destroy you aaaaaaaaaaall the times.

          In other cod’s thats not like that , why ? Classic movement , good connection FOR EVERYONE , and balanced guns and maps who they dont neet stupid verticality.

          • shantzonpoint

            Wait til bo3. With the proximity c4, shock charges, and trip mines, it will be heavy in camping. The first month or so will be fun because everybody will be checking out the mapsabs new movement. After the new

          • XtremeK1ll3r

            I hate shock charges on bo2 hardpoint and domination , dont understand why did they create that shit ,it comes from the hell. Trip mines dont care because in MW3 they did Bouncing betty but nobody use them , and they were so easy to dodge them. And the proximity c4 i dont know…maybe for doing challenges but in fact i dont think people will use it ALL THE MATCH , waiting in the corner 4 minutes to get 1 kill

          • shantzonpoint

            I’m not sure how the proximity sensor on the c4 works. If you have to be within a certain distance of the c4 to hear it or if you can be anywhere in the map and it will give you a tone if somebody runs by it?

          • XtremeK1ll3r

            I hope you must be nearly 5 meters or something like that distance

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            From what I understood, everytime you place the c4 and somebody walk near it you will get a notification on the HUD saying that somebody was near the c4.It s basically a manual IED I think.Oh btw I think there’s no limited range, you can blow it up everytime you want.

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            I agree with you on that,the new functionality (is that even a word? ) of the c4 and the return of the shock charges already scare the shit out of me.I can already see a wannabe FaZe kid camping in a bulding with a shock charge near a trip mine saying to his friend how good of a player he is.

        • jordanxbrookes

          Not at all. I hate the exos because they ruin spawns, eliminate map flow, eliminate map control, cause nothing but chaos and are a silly gimmick.

          • shantzonpoint

            Do you hate the exo’s or the map designs? If the maps were true 3 lanes with only a couple designated spots where you could jump from one lane to the other, would you like the game better? or do you just not like the movement system itself?

            I like being able to strafe and shooting somebody if they try to lay prone or headglitch behind an obstacle

        • Mick

          I hate the exos because it makes people go tryhard. I feel like I’m playing a competitive match all the time. I just want a layed back, casual, and relaxed time while I play. I’m more of a casual player I don’t actually go tryhard.

        • se7enx89X

          Are you serious? lol just because you like exo’s doesn’t mean everyone else does. The majority of the community did NOT care for the exo suits……

          • shantzonpoint

            Did I say everyone else does? No I didn’t. The difference between ghosts and AW is so drastic that I don’t think people could adapt to the faster gameplay. With Ghosts it was easier to play defensively and successful and AW is the opposite. AW has a multitude of problems no doubt.

            I’m just wondering if people don’t like the exo movement itself? or is the the poor map designs that make the game to chaotic for them because of all the angles people can jump from?

            I think the combination of the strong SBMM, and the chaotic gameplay is what turns people off to AW, not the exo movement. The crap connections don’t help at all either. There are some that just can’t jump and aim at the same time as well.

            It is about impossible to dominate in AW because of the above mentioned and it bruises a lot of people’s ego’s when they end up with a negative k/d.

      • RdJokr

        It’s still too early to say what Sledgehammer’s next game will be like. Though saying AW2 can’t happen because of the campaign is just dumb. The end of the AW campaign, while bringing a bit of a closure to Mitchell, does leave things open for a possible sequel.

      • 1: That’s just your opinion
        2: CoD 4’s campaign had an end too, yet they made mw2 and mw3

        • XtremeK1ll3r

          But MW saga 90% people LOVE IT , thats the diference…
          Maybe 20% really really really loves exo’s , i think they are shit they just break the respawn and make people more sponge , theres nothing like classic and realistic movement on cod , NOTHING.

      • sldghmmrisBAE

        I love exos. Everything about it made me happy. I felt that Sledgehammer overhauled Call of Duty with this feature and a lot of bonus features.

        • XtremeK1ll3r

          Yeah? Tell me why then. Because you are a noob playing cod and when you play with the exos you can fly around the fucking map dodgin the bullets/streaks/explosives – sponging them and in other cods you cant do that and the only thing you can is die and die and die and die ? Thats why you love them?

      • bringonAW2

        People hate exos because they stink at using existingit was the best thing that happen to the game

    • se7enx89X

      I heard they scrapped Ghost’s and are working on MW4, fingers crossed

      • Mick

        Idk I disliked mw3 because eveyone used assassin but if mw4 is somewhat like cod 4 just better, than I’ll buy it.

      • TurtlePowerQ

        I don’t thing that makes much sense. Only because it would be just like mw1,2, and 3 just slightly better. Though it would be like a mw on next gen consoles, that would be awesome. Probably going to be a new name entirely.But 4 games of the same name? Most likely not. Can’t wait to find out! And Ghost wasn’t that bad. Except the killstreaks and non dlc maps.

    • TurtlePowerQ

      I don’t thing that makes much sense. Only because it would be just like mw1,2, and 3 just slightly better. Though it would be like a mw on next gen consoles, that would be awesome. Probably going to be a new name entirely.But 4 games of the same name? Most likely not. Can’t wait to find out!

    • yourgarbagrataw

      Take out exos but meanwhile ur gonna play bo3 where u wall run THRUST JUMP stop being a bitch exos was the best thing that happen to cod your just a food who can’t adapt to the game and stink at using exos

      • Mick

        Your a fucking retard. Your probably one of those newcomers to cod who hasn’t been around since cod’s birth. I’ve been a fan of the franchise since cod 4. And don’t give me that same bullshit excuse that everyone uses saying “Oh, you just suck at the game.” “Adapt or die.” That’s the most clichè comment that people use. And you know I’m right you fucking jerk off.

        • Mike Mahle

          I’ve been playing COD before all of you were born like when it was still called Medal of Honor on my Ps1 so I’ve had to adapt to every single console change and evalution that the game has seen.dude is right your a bitch that can’t addapt.If your looking to play a COD 2 clone go play Battlefield.if you actully want to play COD them embrace the change that it gives you unless it’s Ghost then screw that

          • Spider_knows_

            U called the guy a bitch , yet youre bitch yourself because you couldnt accept for what ghosts was. I started around the same time you did with the earliest cods in history, and they didnt change. The generation changed. Cod would remain the same if the community wasnt full of fucking bitches complaining they want new shit, well u get streaks next year jumps, next year thrusts, next year spce wars, little bitches scream moooaaaaarr and devs bending over for them money and giving everything on plate. Yeh he wants the copy of cod2 because thats what the fucking cod was and should be. Fuck the change,

          • Mick

            Thanks buddy. You took the words right out of my mouth ?

        • zombiefreak935

          No, You’re* a fucking retard, And wtf was so bad about exo suits? Cod fans are never happy.

    • zombiefreak935

      lol exo suits are not that bad. We just did NOT want treyarch to go to the future. I do not understand this hate lol

    • dave

      all cod players keep saying is ask for a change oh cods the same every year and when they finally gave us the change they got mad and started bitching if you dont like the change go to bo2 ghost or battlefield im tired of people bitching about exos they are a good change to cod i fucking love them i mean ya it makes the game to fast but atleast we got something new

  • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

    Can’t wait for the BETA. Sounds like this Call Of Duty is shaping up to be awesome in all aspects. Something the previous two COD’s have unfortunately failed to do.

  • Will this be the new main menu then?

  • RdJokr

    Hmm, now that’s unexpected. Can’t wait to see how the Safehouse plays out in the final game.

  • ScOott

    Sounds good just need to get some friends now ! 😀

    • Juses

      Scoot er yew en loonley fagit?

      • ScOott

        Eye am wen et cums tu cod, eye don’t no eny wun hu lykes et 🙁 Thut es why yew guys re sow keewl..

        • We should all add each other as friends on the platforms we play. CI codfest!

          • ScOott

            What platform you getting bo3 on ?

          • Probably XB1 and PC.

  • TheGreatnessWithin

    I wonder how this is, with zombies. Should be great.

  • Money Boy

    Destinys tower? Man, they really love this game alot.

    • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

      David Vonderhaar has 3 max characters in Destiny

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        It’s not even a good game lol, hope the features taken from that game are improved.

        • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

          Well it’s undoubtedly a very successful shooter. I can tell the features from that game have been improved upon by what I saw from E3.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Success doesn’t really do much for me, but yeah, I can see why it entertains some.

        • Thomas the Tank Sw

          I enjoyed the co op campaign in destiny so i wouldnt mind if black ops 3s campaign is similar, but the multiplayer was a mess and hopefully nothing is took from that and put into blops3.

        • spartanelite

          I think it’s a good game imo

          • While a lot of people enjoy it, its mostly grinding the same mission over and over. Gets repetitive real quick.

          • spartanelite

            I mean I do see your point,but idk I just find it fun,probably because I usually play with a party, but I also like grindy game’s mainly because it feels like you actually built you character

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You’re perfectly fine to share that opinion. I agree that it is a lot like Bloodborne in regards to reward/fulfillment. Grinding to that level or certain gear set must be a great feeling.

        • zombiefreak935

          It’s an amazing game, But not nearly as good as I had thought it would be.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            We all have an opinion. I think it’s garbage because of its barebones and repetitive gameplay.

  • jordanxbrookes

    It’s only available in Campaign.

    • Keshav Bhat

      Our post has been updated.

      Also, thanks for blocking me on Twitter.

      • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

        Is Safe House only available for Campaign? Article says all game modes.

        • Keshav Bhat

          Refresh? It’s been updated.

  • Drasadex

    damnit, I got excited thinking this would be in Zombies too lmao

    • RdJokr

      I thought so too, but then I thought “Nah, Zombies has their own characters, it’s not like you can customize them to look the way you want, that’d be dumb”.

      Then I realized it just doesn’t work for anything besides Campaign.

      • Drasadex

        I actually do hope we can customize characters for Zombies, even if it’s simple cosmetics, like shirts, pants, etc

        • RdJokr

          Now that’s something I’d like to see as well. But it’d only work if Zombies cutscenes are not pre-rendered like in previous games. They’re going with real-time rendered cutscenes for the Campaign this time, so I hope they can do the same for Zombies. It would definitely make customization much more satisfying.

  • I’m too cool for me

    My dogs are so cute

  • Cade

    November 6 nova 6

  • Chet-The-Threat

    The multi player gameplay is so epic, screw Ad.Warfare and Ghosts this game is awesome. And the fact that a lot of BO2 core functions are returning has me stoked. I will pre order today!

    • awisthebest

      Meanwhile u said the same thing about AW last year that is looks awesome and the best

  • Chet-The-Threat

    And i love that shock sticky u throw to shock the crap out of other players so u can light them up is returning i love it. Advance Warfare didn’t make that tool correct

    • Mick

      That shits gay af.

  • Ryumoau

    Thats kind of too bad since the safe house actually sounds like it would have been cool to see for parties in multiplayer, instead of just sitting in a lobby.

  • Benji

    No relevance to the post really, But i was thinking I would love to see something that rewards players for playing previous COD titles, kinda like in MW3 when we got prestige tokens for playing previous multiplayers. Would be really cool to have a shop like that.

  • PatPatPat

    When will we have different roles? Iv’e always wanted to be a medic. I like helping people, and it makes me feel like a team player 😀

    • Joshwoocool

      same.I like doing that in zombies by getting quick revive and paped ballistic knife.

  • DEMOLITION12

    old news

  • Gooby

    ei ca’nt wayt tew maek mi safe house luk sweg

  • Ezkie

    Instead of Bitching about exos in AW, how bout we talk about the actual topic at hand presented to us in this thread? Find your own place to complain, lots of us dont give a shit what your opinions are on AW, get rid of the game and be done with it if it pisses ya off that much. Safe house, now thats interesting, wonder what it will hold for the campaign.

  • Bradley Newell

    I dont mind the exo suits at all. It really opens things up as far as playing styles. It’s awesome in zombies and really keeps you on your toes in multi player. If you don’t want exo suits and an evolving gameplay style you could play battlefield 4. They been making the same game for years.

    • Drasadex

      Don’t care for the suits in multi-player, but they are fun to use in Zombies though.

    • nokki00 .

      If they don’t like exo suits. There is a mode without them so I don’t see why anyone would complain about it. Just play the mode that don’t have exo suites. Kids!!!

      • Drasadex

        problem is NO ONE plays the Classic playlists though..

        • Smayo

          Hardly anyone plays the exo playlists as well…worse CoD to date

          • Drasadex

            You mean the Exo Grapple playlists?

  • Spodermen

    I em tuh legund spodi