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Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Recap

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer was officially revealed on August 14th, and there was a lot of information shared at the event. We’ve created a new page that has all the info you need to know about Ghosts MP, and we plan on updating that page as more and more information is released.

Here’s the full recap of Call of Duty: Ghosts MP announced information:


Official Screenshots:

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Infinity Ward has changed the customization feature and have added brand new Create-A-Soldier, where you customize everything about your character.

CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION:

Infinity Ward has added new ways to fully customize the soldier you play as in Ghosts. You can play as a male or female soldier and customize every feature of your character.

Choose the head, body type, head-gear and equipment, and you can even create a female soldier for the first time. With over 20,000 possible combinations, you can create the soldier you’ve always wanted. And each soldier you create will also have his or her own load outs.

LOAD OUT:

In Ghosts, you’re allocated a budget for our primary weapon, secondary weapon, your lethal & tactical equipment, and your Perks. All attachments and Killstreaks are free for you to choose.

There’s also ‘Squad Points’ coming in Ghosts MP, which determines what you can unlock when. You chose what attachments, guns, etc. you want to unlock. If you have enough Squad Points you can unlock whichever ones you want at anytime

PERKS:

With Call of Duty: Ghosts, you get to customize what perks you want with you in-game. There’s a total of 35 perks in Ghosts, and each perk has a value between 1 and 5. You get 8 points to use on perks, and you chose which ones you want.

The new Perks system has more perks than ever before. Every perk has a value from 1 to 5, and you have 8 points to allocate. So for example, choose 4 perks each valued at 2 points a piece, or even 8 perks, each valued at 1. You could also choose to get rid of your secondary weapon and get up to 11 perks.

Perks in Call of Duty: Ghosts have been divided into 7 sections:

  • Speed – Examples include Sleight of Hand and Agility allowing players to quickly move through the environment.
  • Handling – Improve the player’s weapon handling abilities with perks such as On The Go (reload while sprinting) and Strong Arm (throw equipment further and decrease grenade cook time).
  • Stealth – Perks such as Takedown (kill enemies without revealing their death location) and Off the Grid allow players to move through the environment undetected.
  • Awareness – Improve a player’s situational awareness and ability to detect enemy equipment.
  • Resistance – Enhance a player’s ability to withstand damage and regenerate health faster.
  • Equipment – Perks that allow players to hold extra equipment, attachments and ammunition.
  • Elite – A new type of player perk that includes Ping (a sonar ping that’s activated upon killing an enemy, revealing nearby hostiles) and Deadeye (consecutive kills increase the chance to deal more bullet damage).

With Call of Duty: Ghosts, Infinity Ward is bringing back MW3’s Strike Packages – Assault, Support, and Specialist. 

  • Assault Strike Package – Strike package based on consecutive enemy kills that resets upon death.
    • New streak rewards include:
      • Sat Com – Utilize satellite communications to relay enemy movements. Drop multiple Sat Coms onthe map for enhanced reads on enemy locations.
      • Guard Dog – Man’s best friend is watching your back. Your Combat dog will warn you when there are nearby enemies and take out ones that got the jump on you.
      • Maniac – Call in advanced juggernaut armor via Care Package; one catch, this knife expert forgoes guns in favor of a high-speedmelee attack.
  • Support Strike Package – Strike package that does not reset on player’s death.
    • New streak rewards include:
      • Night Owl – An advanced companion drone that detects enemies based on proximity and protects you from explosives.
      • MAAWS – Lase targets to guide missilesfrom the free-fire shoulder mounted rocket launcher.
      • Helo Scout – Provide sniper support for your team aboard a controllable helicopter.
  • Specialist Strike Package – Consecutive kills earn players additional Perks.

  • Cranked – similar to TDM with a faster face – when you get a kill you get fast movement  but with a countdown timer. You’ll explode if you don’t finish before the clock.
  • Infected – similar to the mode in MW3
  • Search and Rescue – take on SnD – when you’re killed you drop a dog tag; if your team mates get the tag, they can revive you.
  • Grind
  • Blitz
  • Hunted

 

 

  • Take profile from current gen to next gen – including your stats, custom classes, and more!
  • CLANS:
    • Join clans, create, and manage all in-game or app.
    • Communication via messages
    • Rally Up
    • Touch based emblem editor for your Clan
    • Clan XP for any MP match with Clan
    • Clan vs. Clan playlist!
    • Can have Xbox 360 or Xbox One players
    • CLAN WARS – battle against other clans in the new clan war features. This new feature allows you to play against other clans to earn Clan XP and level up in game. A brand new, 24/7 game mode that connects directly to Call of Duty®: Ghosts multiplayer, where clans compete against each other for additional XP and in-game content

The new Call of Duty Mobile App:

  • The Call of Duty App includes some of the best and most popular features from Call of Duty® Elite, such as tracking your career stats, as well as the ability to check out a friend’s or rival’s stats.
  • Communicate via the Rally Up and Clan Chat features, to keep in touch with your friends and Clan members
  • Second Screen functionality is there to enhance your experience, and not get in the way.Pre match, you can edit your squad. In match, you have one-touch access to swap your loadout for your next spawn.

Infinity Ward and Activision announced that Call of Duty: Ghosts will be supporting eSports by giving the players the features they need; including: LAN Lobbies and customization. 

They’re also adding a new spectator mode from where casters will be able to watch the gameplay and cast the game itself. 

Activision also announced that the CALL OF DUTY: CHAMPIONSHIP presented by Xbox, is returning in 2014. And, Ghosts will also be part of all MLG Circuit events throughout 2014, starting with MLG Columbus in November. 


 

 

Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige and Hardened Edition will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC.

Hardened Edition: Price: $119 (US)

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  • Call of Duty: Ghosts video game with Collectible Steelbook™ featuring premium artwork
  • Military-style Paracord Strap
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass
  • Downloadable bonus multiplayer map: Freefall
  • Ghosts Insignia Pack including in-game player patch, playercard & background
  • Digital Call of Duty: Ghosts soundtrack

Prestige Edition: Price: $199 (US)

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts video game with Collectible Steelbook™ featuring premium artwork
  • 1080p HD Tactical Camera (with memory card, multiple mounting attachments, and rechargeable battery)
  • Military-style Paracord Strap
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass
  • Downloadable bonus multiplayer map: Freefall
  • Ghosts Insignia Pack including in-game player patch, playercard & background
  • Digital Call of Duty: Ghosts soundtrack


Infinity Ward and Activision have announced the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass. 

Call of Duty®: Ghosts Season Pass: Get four epic DLC Map Packs*, each delivering a collection of fresh Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer content and more. Plus, you’ll receive the Team Leader digital content pack, a Season Pass-bonus that includes a unique MP character head, headgear, weapon camo, reticle, player patch, player card and player background.

The DLC Season Pass costs $49.99 and is available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC. If you buy the Season Pass for a current generation console, then you’ll be able to upgrade to the next-generation console Season Pass (within the console family) for free.


  • ‘Free Fall’Preorder Bonus – The brand-new Call of Duty: Ghosts’ multiplayer map Free Fall drops you into a shattered skyscraper on the brink of collapse. Sideways staircases climb into the night sky, elevator shafts run along the ground, and what were once windows now form a terrifying glass floor, hundreds of feet above the city streets. Free Fall’s close-quarters combat and frenetic action are thrown into overdrive as the ruined skyscraper continues to fall throughout the match, an example of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ new dynamic multiplayer events. With every drop, the accompanying shockwaves cause further destruction, disrupting sight lines and constantly evolving paths and choke points as the map changes in real-time.
  • ‘Octane’
  • Strike Zone’ – takes place in a torn out baseball stadium 
  • ‘Whiteout’ – Snow map 

 

  • Contextual lean – can naturally lean around obstacles
  • Mantling –
    • Move fluidly over objects, while not losing momentum
    • Low-mantle, while firing your weapon
    • Jump mantle from roof-top to roof-top
  • Knee Slide –
    • Natural transition from sprinting to crouch or prone
    • Maintain momentum as you move through the world
    • Ability to shoot while sliding
  • YY is similar to MW3’s function 
  • New Knee sliding feature – where you transition from standing to crouching 
  • FIELD ORDERS – Randomized challenge drops on the battlefield that awards players with a Care Package
    when completed, and refills your ammo & equipment. First blood will always drop the first Field Order
    briefcase; this could be anything from getting a headshot to using your Lethal.
  • DYNAMIC MAP EVENTS – Call of Duty: Ghosts introduces dynamic map events to the franchise. Map
    events vary from level to level, from player triggered traps to map-changing events that allow gamers to
    strategically redirect the action and transform the map to deliver new levels of strategy and gameplay.
  • ALL Multiplayer maps will have ‘some’ dynamic element.
  • Ghosts will be supporting competitive multiplayer.
  • Dog will be in MP – not discussing how at this time.
  • You can lean in multiplayer on all platforms
  • Revamped Multiplayer completely
  • Lean Feature for all platforms
  • Sliding feature
  • Character Customization – choose heads, bodies, helmet, and gear
  • They want to make each map as different as possible
  • Removing the classic symmetrical map layouts
  • One map has a point where a satellite crashes into the map – whichever teams gets to it first gets a UAV

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Is Black Ops 2 being remastered? Rumors & leaks

Fans have been wondering for sometime if CoD: Black Ops 2 is going to be remastered, and we’ll answer that today.

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Several Call of Duty games have received the remaster treatment in recent years, and it’s left fans wondering if the mega-popular Black Ops 2 will get one. Here are all the latest rumors and leaks regarding a Black Ops 2 remaster.

The popularity of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 simply cannot be understated with the game being considered the greatest of all time by many. But fast-forward to 2021, and players want to know if this beloved entry in the CoD franchise will be remastered.

The premise of Call of Duty remasters was kickstarted by the 2016 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered title. Since then, we’ve also had the Modern Warfare 2 campaign be remastered, and there are rumors of Modern Warfare 3 being remastered, despite Activision saying it isn’t.

Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 being remastered?

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From what we understand, no, not at this time. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that any form of Black Ops remaster is in the works.

Naturally, people would think that Treyarch’s Black Ops may receive the same love that the Modern Warfare franchise has gotten, but alas it doesn’t seem to be the case.

Why isn’t Black Ops 2 being remastered?

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We believe there could be two strong reasons for Black Ops 2 not being remastered, one being that it would oversaturate the CoD market, and also that we’ve already seen a few of its maps recently.

If a full Black Ops 2 remaster were to exist anytime soon, it would mean that Activision would have the end of Black Ops Cold War’s run, 2019’s Modern Warfare, Warzone, Vanguard, and Black Ops 2.

One of the problems 2016’s Infinite Warfare suffered from is that it released with the full Call of Duty 4 remaster, and consequently, the player base was divided between the two games.

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Furthermore, Black Ops Cold War featured no less than seven Black Ops 2 map remasters throughout its multiple seasons, and they feel too fresh in the memory to warrant a remaster of the multiplayer.

We could see a remaster of the Black Ops campaigns, following the successful rerelease of the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.


Activision may have some surprises and remasters up their sleeves, but for the time being, we can only speculate and ask you to keep checking in to see if anything becomes official.

Also, check out everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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Infinity Ward announces new Austin office as studio gears up for CoD 2022

The original Call of Duty developer, Infinity Ward, is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas for CoD 2022.

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One of the three developers behind the Call of Duty franchise is getting a new office. Infinity Ward is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas, in preparation for CoD 2022.

Infinity Ward is the developer behind the original Call of Duty game. Activision founded Infinity Ward in 2002, with the first Call of Duty title being released in 2003. This birthed one of the most iconic video game franchises to date.

Infinity Ward would go on to develop Call of Duty 2 in 2005 before alternating developers. Now, Infinity Ward is known for developing the Modern Warfare titles, which are released roughly every three years.

With Infinity Ward releasing the last Modern Warfare title in 2019, the developer is gearing up for another release in 2022. We don’t know what CoD 2022 will be just yet, but we do know that Infinity Ward is expanding its operations with a new office.

Infinity Ward Austin Texas office

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Today, Infinity Ward announced via Twitter that it would be opening a new office in Austin, Texas. This would be the fourth development hub for the company, with the other three being located in Los Angeles, Poland, and Mexico.

This also means that Infinity Ward is hiring. According to Infinity Ward, the Austin office is currently hiring for all positions, and you can find all of the available jobs posted on the Infinity Ward website.

Call of Duty: Vanguard releases in less than a month. It’s taking players back to WWII, where Infinity Ward is expected to bring the franchise back to modern times, with CoD 2022 speculated to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.

That being said, we have no official idea what to expect from Infinity Ward going into 2022, but with the significant success of Modern Warfare 2019, it will no doubt be a Call of Duty game plenty of players will love.

Regardless, Infinity Ward is planning something big, and the new office proves just that. So, if Vanguard isn’t your cup of tea, CoD 2022 is just a year away.

For more Call of Duty, check out the insane number of weapon camos for Vanguard, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Biggest AAA video games coming in 2022: PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, Stadia & Steam

2022 could be a huge year for video games and here’s all the biggest titles coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and more – with dates.

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2022 is shaping up to be a massive year for video games. Between franchises such as God of War, Gran Turismo, Horizon, Pokemon, and Harry Potter, the PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Stadia have some mammoth titles to host. Here’s an extensive look into the biggest games and potential release dates too.

The beginning of 2022 will signal over a year since the PS5, and Xbox Series X took video games to the ninth generation of consoles. Developers have had plenty of time to chew the fat and harness the power of the consoles to create immense AAA experiences.

There’s also plenty of mileage left for the Nintendo Switch, and of course, PC, Stadia, and Steam are always on the march.

With 2021 already delivering Returnal, Resident Evil Village, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, Ratchet & Clank, and Far Cry 6, 2022 looks to go even bolder.

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Some genuinely iconic franchises and household names are expected to launch video games in 2022, so here’s a look at the top AAA video games coming in 2022.

God of War: Ragnarok release date: 2022

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Players got a juicy look at the next epic adventure in Santa Monica’s God of War franchise during the 2021 PlayStation Experience. Kratos and Atreus are set to battle with Freya, possibly Thor, and their own demons.

God of War Ragnarok looks like it’s expanded upon the reboot to incorporate more NPCs, more spectacular gameplay, and a gripping narrative that will test the bond between father and son.

Horizon Forbidden West release date: February 18, 2022

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Aloy is one of the standout protagonists in gaming during modern times, and her post-apocalyptic adventures are set to continue in Horizon Forbidden West.

She seeks to uncover even more truth and learn about the state of the world she resides in, all the while battling even more dangerous robotic creatures and nature itself.

Elden Ring release date: January 21, 2022

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One of the first games to arrive in 2022, Elden Ring is the next sinister and challenging game to come from the sadistic bunch at FromSoftware.

Their track record at producing brutal yet satisfying RPGs will be tested in the form of Elden Ring, their newest ‘Souls’ game. Unlike previous FromSoftware games, there seems to be a much deeper emphasis on the story with Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin on board to help with the narrative.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus release date: January 28, 2022

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Unlike the typical dual-releases that Pokemon specializes in, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a standalone game that continues the growth shown in recent, mainline Pokemon titles.

Embracing the open-world nature of 2020’s Pokemon Sword and Shield, Arceus is a brand new adventure that will involve all the familiar, beloved elements of Pokemon games: obtaining them, training them, leveling them, and catching them all!

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction release date: January 2022

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Another spin-off, this time from the team at Ubisoft as they take a drastic turn away from the realism of simulated combat.

Instead, Rainbow Six Extraction delves into the world of the unknown, and non-human, as teams of three pull together to take down alien creatures called Archaeans. It will feature lots of the same gameplay mechanics and Operators from Siege, but with a darker, deadly twist.

Dying Light 2 release date: February 4, 2022

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The long-awaited sequel to the hit 2015 survival-adventure game, Dying Light 2 promises to bring more parkour-zombie-survival action that made the first such a breakout success.

Offering more open-world exploration, the player must scavenge, forge friendships (and weapons), and deal with both friendly and hostile forces.

As with the first Dying Light, players need to make the most of the precious daylight before night strikes, as the undead gets a bit more fidgety and murderous.

Gran Turismo 7 release date: March 4, 2022

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Polyphony Digital is infamous for taking their time between each Gran Turismo release to ensure every one is as polished as can be, and the PS5 looks set to make Gran Turismo 7 one of the best-looking games ever.

Like with God of War Ragnarok, the 2021 PlayStation Experience gave fans a glimpse into the high-speed action they can expect with Gran Turismo 7.

It’s learned from its predecessor’s mistakes and will launch with a complete career mode, and could be a bonafide system-seller for Sony and the PlayStation brand.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date: 2022

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It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could easily be one of the most anticipated games of all time.

Breath of the Wild took the world by storm in 2017 with its rich, expressive world that deviated from the conventions of traditional Zelda games. Many millions of copies sold later, and fans everywhere are desperate for the next chapter for Link in this gorgeous, sprawling version of Hyrule.

Call of Duty 2022 release date: 2022

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It wouldn’t be a year of video games without a major Call of Duty release, and we expect 2022 to be no different.

Given that there’s already a buzz about Call of Duty 2023, we would say it’s safe to assume that another Call of Duty game will release in 2022.

With Vanguard being set in World War 2, rumors are rife that the 2022 Call of Duty will be a Modern Warfare sequel.

Gotham Knights release date: 2022

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A Gotham City without the caped crusader is a strange thought, but that’s the threat that faces it as Bruce Wayne is dead.

In Batman’s place, his former proteges need to step up and protect Gotham, batting away any threats of crime perpetrated by some of its most evil supervillains. Featuring co-operative mode, players can take control of these plucky heroes and hopefully do Batman proud.

Hogwarts Legacy release date: 2022

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There have been many Harry Potter movie tie-in games, but there still hasn’t been an authentic RPG experience that lets you become your own wizard – until now.

Hogwarts Legacy will let fans worldwide finally live out their dream of attending Hogwarts, and the game allows players to select their House, the classes they do, and customize their character, all the while fighting monsters and completing quests.


That completes our guide to the biggest and most anticipated video games that are due to arrive in 2022.

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