Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Details and Special Editions in Brief with New Trailer
Written Wednesday, August 14, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer reveal ended a wee while ago, spewing forth a swathe of details on the bit that most people buy a Call of Duty game to play. According to Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer is the "biggest overhaul to multiplayer since the original Modern Warfare."
Ghosts will introduce seven new game modes, including Cranked, Search & Rescue and the new co-op Squads game type. Cranked is described as a fast-paced take on Deathmatch, tasking players with racking up kills in sequence against the clock, exploding if they fail to bag a kill in time.
Search & Rescue is a twist on Search & Destroy, in which you collect your ally's dropped dog tags to allow them to respawn and stay in the game, while an enemy stealing the tags will eliminate them from the round. Squads meanwhile adds the 6-player Squad Assault and 4-player Safeguard solo or co-op modes, with support for offline AI rivals and teammates.
Each Ghosts map will also include new dynamic events that change the shape of the map and enable you to interact more with the environments. Some maps also include a hidden care package. New gameplay mechanics for multiplayer include the ability to knee slide, mantle over cover and contextual leaning to peek out or over obstacles and shoot.
There'll be 30 new weapons in your multiplayer arsenal too, and any progress you make will be tied in to your Call of Duty account and accessed via the mobile companion app. With your CoD account, you'll be able to take all of your stats, profile, prestige status and everything else from the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts over to Xbox One should you wish.
Other additions to multiplayer include a completely new audio system to enhance the sense of immersion with 'locational chatter' and other such techno bobbins. Then there's Clan Wars, e-Sports stuff and new female soldiers that you can play as, which is part of the new Create-A-Soldier feature. You can see Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer debut in the announcement trailer below.
And last but not least, there's the obligatory special editions that come bundled with all sorts of stuff. There's the Hardened Edition with a steelbook, Season Pass that'll transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One (available separately for 4000 MSP for four DLC packs worth 1200 MSP each) and a paracord strap. The Prestige Edition adds the Hardened content and a full-HD wearable camera, based on the in-game helmet cam.
You can check out the multiplayer debut trailer below, as well as images of the Hardened and Prestige Editions, available for pre-order now. Call of Duty: Ghosts is out on November 5th for Xbox 360, with the Xbox One version to follow.