In a new Elite post, Infinity Ward and Activision have revealed how the new replacement if the UAV, SATCOM, Killstreak will work in Ghosts.

1 Active SAT COM
Eyes on: With one SAT COM on the field, enemy players within the line of sight of you or your teammates will show up on the mini-map.

2 Active SAT COMs
With a second active SAT COM, your team is awarded the traditional sweeping UAV effect, highlighting enemy positions at brief intervals.

3 Active SAT COMs
A third SAT COM increases the frequency of radar sweeps. This results in tighter surveillance on enemy movement.

4 Active SAT COMs
If you’re lucky enough to get four active SAT COMs, all detectable enemy players will show up as solid arrows indicating the direction they are currently facing. The ultimate surveillance tool.

The more SAT COMs active, the better. They do have to be placed on the ground, so it’s important to avoid deploying them in open view where enemy players can easily destroy them. On the other hand, it’s vital that you take out any enemy SAT COMs you encounter.

There are also a couple of perks to keep in mind that directly affect the SAT COM:

Utilize all active enemy and friendly SAT COMs on the field.

The Wiretap perk allows you to passively hack into enemy SAT COM units, providing additional surveillance throughout the match. Use your improved tracking abilities to communicate enemy position to your teammates.

Off the Grid
Undetectable on the mini-map by SAT COM and radar pings.

For those that prefer to stay under the radar, Off the Grid negates the enemy’s ability to ping you via SAT COM. Just remember, firing your character’s weapon will still briefly reveal your position on the mini-map, unless you’re using the Silencer attachment.





  • Bowinkle82

    wire tap and off the grid are a must with all these SAT COMs that are going to be spread all over the map like a virus

    • alex

      *Off The Grid

      • Bowinkle82

        thank you sir

  • Sentrymann

    It’ll be very interesting to see how this system plays out.

  • Lorhelm

    Am i the only one that noticed the map? the map seems cool and idk how easy it will be to get 4 SAT’s on the ground

    • Sentrymann

      Oh my gosh, is that a castle in the background as well?

      • Lorhelm

        it tis 🙂 i pick up on the little stuff

        • ​​

          except he spotted it first LOL fail

          • Lorhelm

            who spotted it first?

      • Maps called “Stonehaven”

    • extreme_name

      The map seems perfect for the dynamic maps.

      • Lorhelm

        seems as if you can possible break off part of the castle maybe with a grenade launcher possibly?

        • extreme_name

          Lets hope you can blow the whole fortress…

          • Lorhelm

            LOLZ i wish XD that would be epic…maybe with a K.O.S. lol

  • Stick Man

    TmarTn waz right. YOLO.

    • Lorhelm

      You Only Live Online 🙂

    • DatGuy NamedDane

      toats bro

    • TmarTn

      Hello guys i just wanted to say that i’m gay and get it stuffed in my @**@#

      • Tmartn

        I was just super excited!

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      He made a video about this recently, but didn’t we basically know this since the multiplayer reveal? I thought I heard Ali-A or someone tell me this from a long time ago.

  • Guest

    Guys, not to sound stupid, but what do they mean when you place 1 satcom down and they say you see enemies in your “line of sight”. I mean isn’t that pointless because you have already spotted them. Please someone explain, I don’t get how 1 satcom works

    • Duke of hazard

      I guess it’s like a motion sensor if you put 1 down. Don’t take my word for it but i think they worded it wrong.

    • k1llsh0t16

      It means that anyone in yours OR YOUR TEAMMATE’S line of sight gets displayed on the minimap. This can be useful when one of your friends is in a fire fight because you can sneak up behind the guy or if your friend dies you know where the enemy is.

      • Guest

        ok thanks man!

  • OldBrazy on PS4

    About points… how much is one kill worth?

    • DanDustEmOff

      1 point

      • asdf


      • OldBrazy on PS4

        is there a link or info on something about how the scores will be set? (assists, first blood..)

        • DanDustEmOff

          Not to my knowledge but I would assume its the same as MW3 until they state otherwise.

  • mo4sho805

    now I know why they called it ghosts, you gonna have to run some variant of a ‘ghost’ perk to counter the fields of stacking satcoms

    • Lorhelm

      lol no i’m not sure that’s why but it DOES make sense 🙂 i believe the title “Ghosts” references to Simon “Ghost” Riley and the sneaking around and stealth

  • As a S&D player UAV is ruined. The first SAT COM is useless. And the chances of 2 of 6 people having the SAT COM on the same round is rare.

    • Jon Cameron

      The most competitive way to play SnD is w/o UAV.

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        Do you enjoy losing? Lol

    • Mark

      If you play competitive rules this shouldn’t even apply to you.

  • Louis

    What’s that map in the last picture? It looks interesting; I liked the look of it ever since the first multiplayer trailer…

    • bsktballmsu1

      its the snow map that was shown at the multiplayer reveal you can find gameplay of it on youtube

      • Alex mason

        No hes talking about the castle one.

  • Bmeowmix

    Wiretap is going to be the most annoying perk ever to play against. It’s one thing for the enemies to get a SATCOM because you can actually do something about it. But I can’t stop my teammates for getting them, so as long as a teammate can get a SATCOM it’s basically everyone on the other team with the perk gets one, and I can do nothing to stop it. Great.

    • alex

      I know. This all but forces you to use Off The Grid perk.

    • Epicsand

      Wiretap might be a 3-4 point perk, which would balance it, but if not, the perk is overpowered.

  • asdf

    No worries TmarTn and Ali-A will encite people to brake all of them….pointless killstreak

  • Logic

    I’m going to hate hearing this damn thing called in every 3 seconds like from the Ghost event.

  • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

    I’m sure they will find a way to fuck this up somehow.

  • Taino717

    I have a feeling this game is going to be a camp fest with this off the grid because from what it looks like you don’t have to move for the perk to work like bo2. No scorestreak system neither?? Just one point for captures, planting, etc. I see MW3 all over again.

    • Guest

      Great! MW3 was more fun anyway 🙂

  • Blaine

    I’m sorry but this is a HORRIBLY balanced system. Both WireTap and Off The Grid are going to be extremely powerful perks. If you play without Off The Grid it’s going to be very annoying with enemies CONSTANTLY knowing where you are (there’s literally not going to be a single moment where neither team has a SAT COM) and it’s also going to be annoying playing against a team where over half the players are using Off The Grid. This is shaping up badly.

    • Jeremy Silver

      I know how you feel Blaine :/

  • Jeremy Silver

    I dont mean to be a big asshole or anything. Trust me, i love IW and all the games they have put out there, Cod4 is my favorite and still play it till this very day. About “Off the Grid”…..its like they are promoting Camping again, oh trust me, i saw it Black Ops 2, but it wasn’t as severe as it was in MW3, where to say, i would be rushing around and i would turn the corner and then there would be one or 2 guys, crouched…sights aimed up with Sit-Rep Pro and Assassin Pro. I think some of you would know where im getting at but my one and only wish list for Ghosts is…Make “Off the Grid” in someway, shape or form so that you have to be standing up and moving around for it to work. If not….Theres gonna be alot of rage…imagine just 1 or 2 kills off a big streak like the Juggernaut Maniac and then some dude or girl is camping in a corner not even bother to move just runs behind you and knifes you….

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  • exquisitinebubleschwinzlow

    question… how long do the satcoms last? i mean will they stay up for the entire game as long as no enemies walk up and destroy them? or do they dissapear automatically after 30 sec or so like a normal uav?

  • Puja Kumar

    I’m confused.. so basically silencer and off the grid have the same purpose? Silencer keeps you invisible on the radar while shooting, but does it also keep you invisible whole sat coms and radar pings are up?