Infinity Ward has replaced Spec Ops with a brand new Squads mode for the third game mode. Playing Squads impacts MP; it helps you earn XP, unlocks and more.

In Squads, there are several game modes available to play:

  • Squad Assault – Play in an epic 6 player co-op match against an offline squad
  • Safe Guard – 4 player Co-Op mode inspired by Survival from MW3. It’s wave based.
  • Safe Guard Infinite
  • Squad vs. Squad – compete against others, 1v1 with your Squad as team mates
  • War Game – You hand pick 5 Squad mates to play against another hand picked team

Players of all skill levels can take their squad of soldiers into Call of Duty: Ghosts’ all-new third mode of play called Squads, where they can enlist to play solo, cooperatively up to 6-players, or competitively for one vs. one, head-on matches pitting players and their squads against others and their squads. Squads features a variety of play-types, allowing fans at any time to swap-out their custom A.I. soldiers with real friends for quick-action co-op. The competition can be fierce as squad soldiers display life-like, skilled tactics and behaviors like side-strafing, corner-camping, jump-shooting and more. Players, plus their squads, will earn XP, and if you’re offline, be prepared as your squad may get challenged for play without you.


  • Toxic

    Something like Spec Ops ?

    • JKB98

      It looks like Spec ops but a lot better.

    • XenoFlare

      Yeap. Similiar.

    • iPLAY 2 ANNOY U

      it’s Spec Ops’ stepfather.

    • xxxxxxxxxxxxx

      Looks more like combat training

  • Like survival from mw3 I think

  • lMattW

    My guess is that Safeguard has gamemode options that you can change, and Safeguard infinite is like MW3’s survival where you last as long as possible.

    Also, in Squad Assault you play against the squad of another player without that player actually participating. If you lose and his squad wins then he earns XP.

    • TallestGargoyle

      Personally I’m hoping that Safeguard acts like Survival, and Safeguard Infinite works like that DLC Chaos Mode. I absolutely LOVED Chaos Mode, such a shame they only put it on four maps…

  • DeathBringer935l

    Can it be played offline??

    • I heard that you can pick one of youre friends squad and play against them offline (or something like that)

  • Devin Wolfe

    I wonder if you can have the advanced A.I in spit-screen like Combat Training.

  • Nitro Splicer

    Say what you want about MW3’s multiplayer, but I personally loved spec ops survival.

    • Brad Torville

      Me too. In fact I still play it.

      • Chevy

        Hell yea my best wave. Is 50

        • yeyeye

          On the hardest i got up to 18

          • funkyyz21

            my best wave was 78 on ressistance :DD

    • chevy

      I love spec ops mode in mw3 and if its not in ghost then they fucked up

  • Brad Torville

    They keep saying solo but then they also say squad mates. So can this be played solo or not? I’m not part of a team. I dislike playing on teams. I liked Combat Training. Does this replace CT and will I be able to play it solo or will I still need to be part of a damn squad to play against AIs??

  • ♥James Diamond♥

    personally i wish they brought back a co-op campaign

    • Dornraben

      Totally agree. It’s a shame that game developers continually overlook this feature. Too busy obsessing with multiplayer instead…

  • john

    I love mw3 survival I still play it there better be something like that in ghosts