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Infinity Ward Reveals A Wealth Of Multiplayer Improvements

During a recent livestream press event, Activision revealed the new multiplayer modes that will be featured in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Activision is calling this the biggest overhaul to multiplayer since the first Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Here's a breakdown of what you'll be playing this November.

After showing a trailer that featured dudes blowing each other up, calling down airstrikes, and using drones to firebomb enemies, Activision went into detail about Call of Duty: Ghosts new multiplayer upgrades. Here are the highlights:

Customization: In the past, you customized a class, now you'll be able to customize a soldier who you'll journey with across the breadth of your Call of Duty experience. Ghost features over 20 thousand customization possibilities, including details of how your soldier looks, and whether you are male or female. You can customize a team of up to 10 soldiers, who can all have different skillsets, and you'll earn experience for each soldier you play. This is important because one of the new modes in the game, Squads, allows you to let the AI control your teammates as you play alongside them in various multiplayer matches.

New modes: In addition to the aforementioned Squads mode, Activision showed off another new mode called Cranked, where players face a countdown clock that ticks towards their death. Players can add to their clock with each kill, and as they kill their movements speed up, resulting in a fast paced, frantic match. Another mode, called Search and Rescue has players resurrecting their friends. When players die, they drop their dog tags. If a team member can get to those tags they'll resurrect that player, but if an opponent gets there first, the downed player will be out for the rest of the round.

Dynamic World: Ghost's maps won't be static areas like in previous games, but will be fluid environments that change as the battle ranges on. Players can open up new lines of sight by blowing holes in walls. During the trailer, we watch one player shoot out the tanks at a gas station and cause the station's roof to collapse on top of several opponents. Traversing these environments will also be smoother thanks to a number of systems that Infinity Ward has added to the game. Ghosts features a new mantling system and a lean system that lets you lean around cover without pressing a button. A knee slide also allow players zip around the map and slide into cover quickly.

Mobile: Activision is hoping to expand your Call of Duty experience outside of your consoles will a new Call of Duty mobile app that will integrate with your online profile. With the new app you can check your loadouts, profiles, squads, and prestige level. This app also adds some second screen functionality by allowing you to pick your loadout for your next spawn while playing the game.

All told, Ghost features 7 new game modes, 30 new weapons, and a host of new killstreaks. A new weapon class called marksman rifles now bridges the gap between rifles and sniper rifles. We're getting our hands on the game's multiplayer at a special Call of Duty: Ghosts event, so stay tuned for impressions. If you're interested in checking the game out yourself, Activision will be touring Ghost through 10 cities around the world before launch, including: London, Dubai, Sydney, Sao Paolo and Paris.

For more on Ghosts, read our hands-on impressions of the game's single-player from E3

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  • Customization sounds really cool, but it's the only thing really surprising here. It may be awhile before I pick up a FPS again, let alone CoD. This gen kinda burnt me out on them...

  • It looks okay. I might pick it up when it goes on sale.
  • I love how people on this site will start to trash people who say they love this game. This Franchise is the most selling entertainment item in history. Ever! Now people want to call people a troll when they say this looks cool. Ha, the people who do that are trolls. Those who jump on others for liking a game are followers hoping to look cool standing behind the line of so-called in gamers. It’s so lame. If you like a system, a game, a developer or heck even a publisher, say it loud and proud. Don't let these people get to you. They are the ones overcompensating for something. Think about it, so many gamers will click up like a bunch of high school kids. They go to gaming sites and blogs and talk all kinds of crap about others while hiding behind a monitor and obscure member name. You know who you are. Leave people alone with your “troll,” “lame” or whatever stupid new name someone thought up to single out those who dare to think different than them. These people suck in real life, they know it and they come here and pick on people because they think it will compensate for their petty existence. Here is a hint, it’s not going to change a thing. You will still have trouble finding a date.
  • I'm such a hypocrite. I always talk sh*t about COD and tell friends not to get it, but truth is I actually still find the games fun. Although Ghosts looks just like MW3, to me anyways. And since my brother is buying it, why not play it?
  • Looks actually really fun and surprisingly good looking! I also love how you can customize you can customize your character.

  • Gentlemen, you had my curiosity; you now have my attention.

  • I honestly feel that Infinity Ward and Treyarch made Call Of Duty games that many criticized as "copy paste" formulas because of the Current- generation of consoles. You can only push hardware so far. With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and their new hardware I honestly believe we will see a new, fleshed out, innovative Call Of Duty as we can already see with this trailer.
  • This is looking good.

  • Pathetic attempt...

  • Not impressed at all some cool features but nothing spectacular so I'll still pass :)

  • Jeeeeeeez...I keep saying my previous CoD purchase would be my last, then I'm once again wowed by the next one...well, at least the MP sounds pretty cool, and less of the same old (at this point, I'll take anything to make it feel less predictable :P). Well, *sigh* I guess I'm getting Ghosts :P

  • If BF4 and then Titanfall weren't coming out, I'd probably get this. But...

  • Hopefully they discovered a way to keep people from quick scoping. It makes the game not fun anymore.

  • This looks so much better than the last 3 COD games.  I'm sorry buy IMHO the Black Ops games were terrible.  I won't every buy another Treyarch COD... which actually solves the whole "same game every year" problem.  Now I can wait 2 years!

  • The dynamic environment is really about the only thing that looks new to COD. The "new" modes have all been either done in COD before, been done in other games before, or are combinations of modes that have been done together. Doesn't look bad, except for the terrible throwing and knifing animations. Just looks about as "revolutionary" as I would expect from COD.

  • This was the grand reveal!? -_-

  • another call of duty game nothing new nothing change now have a dog running aroud i wil pass this game tired call of duty im looking forward for games like the order wacth dogs battlefield 4 destiny etc... just because the call of duty is almost a exclusive for xbox i dont want maybe few years from now i will buy a used copy when this game get 20 bucks dont worth buy it at realease date...

  • and what you all been waiting for.....noting! its the exact same thing!

  • As much i f**kin hate this series now, I have to buy this...

  • I Can't believe that people are wasting 60 bucks on the same recycled garbage every year, and its to bad because i use to love the cod games now it's the lamest first person shooters on the market.