The secret achievements recently hit the web this week but before we go any further, consider the possible spoilers ahead.

Ten of the recently leaked secret achievements happen to be related to the new Extinction mode which might offer some clues on what the new mode is all about. What’s interesting is that four of the ten “Extinction Challenges” have the word “Escape” in it…

And is it just me, or does this look like some type of Alien skull?


The unique skull above is featured in a couple of the achievement icons. Another noteworthy achievement is “Any Means necessary” which you unlock by “Get 50 kills with the electric fence and fire traps in a single game.”

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You can see the rest of the secret achievements over at Exophase.


SOURCE: Exophase and TwinStick Gaming

  • ORB1T4L

    Sounds fun, I hope we will have Exctinction maps with the DLCs.

  • Sentrymann

    Over at exophase there is another Extinction related achievement called “Any Means Necessary.” It mentions electric fences and fire traps….I….I think extinction is zombies!

    • ORB1T4L

      Wait, like a zombie mode in which you have to run away from the hordes ? Daaamn that’s a great idea, I’d freakin’ love that !

      • F1REB4LL

        mabey you run away from aliens in stead… sounds for fun than running away from slow zombies.

        • ORB1T4L

          I have to admit that it would be a lot more fun, plus it’d be funny if they made a crazy story involving aliens that witnessed the Odin station operation and decided to take advantage of it to declare war to the human beings or just stalk the characters 😉 Imagine if the mode follows with the next IW CoDs, just like Zombies are in all TA games since WaW 😀

          • F1REB4LL

            it going to be the game type that was like spec ops its going to stay in the ghosts trilogy then if we like it they will put it in the next trilogy… this will cont. untill we dont like it anymore.

    • Aliens! look at achievements, the skull has 3 eyes, and the others look alien like

  • Lightning1432

    Extinction hm… there was the extinction of the dinosaurs. Oh and how about the future, the extinction of the human race?

  • Kyle PDX

    Yay now I have something to do once Im done with campaign and Im bored of mp.

  • CoDforever

    Gentlemen, Prepare to see TmarTn and Ali-A very sooon !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nathan Chappell

      I believe Ali-a was the first to expose the ‘Extinction’ mode in the Squads trailor, or at least I saw it there before I saw it here.

      • I made a comment on the post. He probs took it off that

        • HenryDF

          Yep…of course.

    • J

      Actually Ali-A already posted about this yesterday. He was probably the first person to see it and to make a video about it. enjoy the video bitch.

  • CoDforever

    How long before TmarTn posts a vid about this as if he found the info on his own ?

    • Are you super excited?!?

      • ip x Warrior

        You are back :O where were you Alex Hill ?

      • Judens Claude

        how come ur always here

    • Watch out guys,tactical fanboy incomming

    • Hybrid

      Seriously, why watch some shitty video with commentary if you can read the article in ~1 minute. I don’t get it.

      • AbsoluteM

        Cause many people are lazy and like to be told a ‘story’ like when they were children.

    • PAEDO

      About 4 Minutes Ago…

    • PsychOutGaming

      He already has

  • Extinction zombies or dinos?

    Extinction…… Escape….. Make it to the cabin…… make it to the Cabin……
    WOW. It could be zombies but look at it. Extinction and Escaping? So its like you have to run run run to escape from something to avoid getting extincted? Make it to the cabin. Is it going to be a map just like Tranzit? where you can go to many places?
    This got me really really curious and hyped…

    • “avoid getting extincted”… LOL 😉

    • Sentrymann

      The Dinosaurs got “extincted” once, it was terrible 😛

      • Baldmanz_RAGE

        You know what is “extinct”? The educational system!! “extincted” , unbelievable!!!

    • Its aliens man

    • Extinctedguy

      Oh fuck……….. I retyped that word 4 times…..I didn’t know why.
      I guess I was too hyped to even think about it 😛

  • Aliens???? OMG my heart is actually pounding right now. This is so sick

    • ORB1T4L

      I’m so excited, damn, finally, aliens in CoD, my dream comes true !

  • David Sync

    Escape….escape from what!!! O.O up until now I been haven’t really been as Tmart might call it SUPER EXCITE

    • Lightning1432

      My guess would be not from what but from what AND where. What if this is an end-game campaign mission where you end up in prison and you have to escape. But the whole prison turns into an apocalyptic type thing. And this also believes me to think that the sequel of this game would be COD Ghosts 2. And it would be about the squad joining forces yet again but this time against zombies. But just my theory 🙂
      EDIT: Maybe instead of Zombies it’s aliens. And everyone gets abducted in the prison except the squad.

      • F1REB4LL

        mabey you steal a relic then you wave to escape that level then later you can use in the aliens campaign… i dont know just a thought

    • T.E.D.

      I think you should escape from the rods (Odin strike)

    • ip x Warrior

      Escape Vorkuta !!!

  • James K

    How many game modes and variants do IW need to pump into this game?

    • Lightning1432

      I would say enough to make everyone hyped up and go crazy losing their minds because they can’t handle the suspense.

  • AzzHoe

    I thought the new mode was that squads thing, which looks worse than special ops, but this seems interesting.

    • jgg

      squads is cool.dont agree with yu

  • Lightning1432

    With all my theories and stuff on this I thought I would post some more. The achievement, “Throttled Escape” Using a relic to escape. Alien relic found somewhere in America? Who knows.

    EDIT: Going to post all my theories here from now on.
    The alien picture you posted looks like a modified Ghosts mask. You can see the two eyes and the line going down the middle. Also with the “No Man Left” achievement you can see it there too. But that is referring to squad, and escaping with your 4 squad members. But don’t know just a theory remember. 🙂

    • ORB1T4L

      Looks like everyone here have great theories 🙂

  • mayoman223

    I don’t think this is too much like zombies. To me it sounds like a spinoff of arcade games where you fight through the streets to reach an exit. Almost like the Simpsons arcade game.

    • F1REB4LL

      your just mad because aliens are going to be harder to kill considering aliens wont be slow like zambies. and why even compare cod and simpsons minigames.

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        I swear if they are green with giant heads…

        • F1REB4LL

          that would be funny… they probly make them look like the ones from aliens vs pred or something. i dont know hopfully they wont look like that though. if they had giant heads that would make it esaier than zambies.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            The future of COD. lol

          • F1REB4LL

          • Person

            How Exactly???

          • Siftblade of Rivia


  • zezoish was made before four months maybe its the same as the gamemode

  • ORB1T4L

    Could the relic be a teleporter device ? The achievement image looks like a spinning ray of matter or something like that.

  • Sam

    Wow I was already super excited but now im F*CKING excited

  • Ugh another challenge thing we have to do again on another CoD game?! I hated the Black ops 2 campaign challenges hopefully they aren’t as hard.

  • ProGunshotZ

    I’m telling you, there is going to be some sort of zombies in CoD: Ghosts. There is a connection between zombies and Ghosts, one of the three giant robots in Origins is called “Odin” look what the satellite’s named in the Ghosts trailer.

  • The Devil

    New ALIEN mode?!

  • Noir

    Why do i imagine a dayz with aliens and objectives to complete

  • Marc

    Infiity Ward: Aliens, Treyarch: Zombies, every year something to be exciting about in cod, and it has 4 players co-op. this is gonna be a really good game people! Expect a trailer soon!?

  • Alex Mason

    DINOSAUR MODE!!!!!! Take that battlefield 😛 🙂

  • The Flash

    electric fences and fire traps? this is zombies stuff, maybe instead of zombies we have dinosaurs but it’d be nice to have access to zombie features like the box, perks, WWs

  • Ooopla

    Based off the achievements, it seems to be a mode where your goal is to get from one place to another and do various objectives/scavenge items on the way while being chased by some sort of aliens and you end up escaping in a chopper. It appears to be timed (at some point) as well.

  • J

    THIS my friends, is IW’s take on zombies! Because in my opinion, zombies is getting pretty boring now. Treyarch can’t really do much more with zombies at this point. And am i the only one who enjoyed old zombie maps more than the BO2 maps? Easter eggs are no fun anymore when they’re literally thrown at you and you’re being told what to do the whole way. I liked it when you had to find everything out yourself, and when all the doors had to be opened, room by room. But this, i think, is the start of a new fan favorite mode. Super hyped.

  • Dave

    Aliens baby! HELL YEAH!

  • Stick Man

    So, there is some type of zombies perhaps? Which is weird cuz they put the wave survival in squads. But I guess this is more objective based survival since you can escape to win

  • asdf

    What if they actually included GHOSTS?………………or ALIENS like that guy said (three eyes in the skull)

  • fsdgasdg

    just like zombies but aliens?! i like dis

  • Adam


    • F1REB4LL

      dinos are the battlefield thing… its aliens.

  • F1REB4LL

    what if squads was just a coverup for extinction and we were all tricked into beliving that squads was the third gamemode

    • Guest

      Exactly what i was thinking! their going to basically surprise us with it. No mention of it or trailer just finding it out on launch day as a surprise!

  • MrHotShot118

    Maybe your just fighting off mutants from what the rods have created from the Odin strike, similar to zombies with element 115!

  • ‘Escape using a relic’ has the same 3 as MW3, so my question is; what’s in MW3 that they could use in Ghosts? The Juggernaut suits? The AC130 escape from MW2?

  • bob

    We need to ask on Twitter and see what comes up

  • Ethan Wieland

    What is next… Vampires?

    • Lightning1432

      Maybe… MAYBE IW has aliens, Treyarch has zombies and Sledgehammer Games has Vampires…

  • F1REB4LL

    well lets say there is four gametypes xbox one and ps4 will have no probz running them on one disc. we xbox 360 and ps3 might need two disc to hold all four gametypes one disc for extintion and storyline the other for squads and MP. pc will more than likely be one disc like xbox one and ps4

  • Noir

    There was even a fourth one …

  • Siftblade of Rivia

    My friend seriously believes the symbol looks like a walrus.. Jesus..