2014

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Gather your friends and ready your trigger fingers, the Call of Duty®: Ghosts Multiplayer demo is coming this weekend! From May 2nd (10am/PDT) until Monday, May 5th (10am/PDT), gamers on both PS3 and PS4 will be able to download the demo and try out Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer at no cost.

 

Included are three Multiplayer maps – Strikezone, Warhawk, and Prison Break; three Multiplayer modes – Search & Rescue, Domination, and Team Deathmatch; as well as the original Extinction game mode – Point of Contact.

 

For those that don't already own Call of Duty®: Ghosts, there's no better opportunity then this weekend to jump in and experience it for yourself!

 

Should you decide to purchase the game, Call of Duty®: Ghosts Gold Edition is now available in the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS4. Get the full game download along with the Onslaught DLC and The Wolf Guard Dog killstreak skin, all for one great low price.

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Following our extensive coverage of Devastation’s new Extinction level, Episode 2: Mayday, including the new Alien Armory and Chaos Mode, it’s time to look at the new multiplayer maps. We’ll start with Unearthed. A dormant Cryptid hive dominates the playing field, with signs of alien activity abound.

 


Re-imagined and Redefined

 

Inspired by Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3’s popular Dome multiplayer map, Unearthed challenges teams with a tight layout consisting of three major landmarks: the Hive in the south, the Bunker to the west, and the Research Facility in the north. Vehicles and medical equipment litter the open space between, cutting sight lines and forcing players to constantly check their angles.

 

While sharing geometric similarities with Dome, Unearthed introduces a completely new aesthetic along with some unique twists to the formula:

 


Field Order: Seekers

 

We’re not alone out here. After completing a Field Order in Unearthed, there’s a chance you’ll be rewarded with a care package drop housing 3 bloodthirsty Seekers. The Seekers follow you through the map, giving chase to enemy players and detonating at their heels. Let’s just say it’s not a pretty sight for the other side.

 

You’ll know you’ve acquired the Seekers upon receiving the KEM icon from a Field Order care package. With the marker in hand, check your surroundings and fall back to your teammates. Call in the goods once you’ve got some room to breathe, otherwise you risk placing your Cryptid allies right into enemy hands.

 


There’s Something Up There

 

Between the Hive and Research Facility, a lone crane holds something up and out of reach. See if you can find a way to lower the box down — recent reports mention some kind of secret weapon held up in there. If you notice the lowered crane during a match, try activating its arm using the box’s control panel. Hang on for the ride and rain destruction from above.

 


Prep Your Loadouts

 

A good Unearthed match can lead to a huge boost of XP, but you have to be prepared. While learning the map’s sight lines and shortcuts is vital, it’s equally important to possess a strong array of loadouts for different situations.

 

If your team is leading, pick an aggressive loadout. Use the Muzzle Brake or Rapid Fire attachment, and combine the Hardline and Quickdraw perks. Craft a loadout with Lethal and Tactical Grenades to flush out enemies hiding indoors, an especially important tactic during objective-based modes.

 

If you start to fall behind, or wish to play more conservatively, go stealthy with the Silencer attachment, use Ballistic Vests in the Support Strike Package, and stay hidden with the Off the Grid perk. Take it slow, target enemy players too busy running and gunning to watch their corners, and get back in the fight.

 

Whether you’re playing aggressively or defensively, Devastation’s Ripper SMG/assault rifle hybrid is a great choice for Unearthed, offering close quarters power while fighting in the Hive, Bunker, and Research Facility, as well as providing range when pushing toward or defending from any of these locations.

 


Blast Through Operations

 

For the completionists out there, Unearthed is a perfect map for the Generate New Loadout feature. Set your Operations preference (tracked or near completion) and wreck havoc. Remember to reset your loadout every few matches to ensure that you’re always working toward new goals.

 


Devastation

 

Unearthed is available in Devastation, the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty®: Ghosts. Along with Unearthed comes multiplayer maps Ruins, Behemoth, and Collision, as well as Episode 2: Mayday, the next chapter in the Extinction saga. Also included is the Ripper, a new hybrid SMG/assault rifle that adapts to many situations.

 

Devastation is now available for purchase on Xbox LIVE, followed by the PC and PlayStation Network on May 8th, 2014.

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You aggravated the hive, and now the whole colony’s after you. Welcome to the all-new Call of Duty®: Ghosts Extinction Chaos Mode. In Chaos Mode, 1-4 players must defend themselves again a never-ending alien onslaught.

 

Fill a combo meter by damaging Cryptids, collecting weapons or upgrades, and using your abilities. As your combo builds, so does your power, with an expanding set of Perks unlocking as the multiplier reaches new heights. And just when you think all hope is lost, the occasional bonus drop might just give you the edge to push back the swarm and continue building that combo.

 

Combo Perks

 

Sit idly by and you won’t last long; stay in the fight and reap the rewards. As the combo meter reaches certain multiplier milestones, the following Perks will stack up in your favor against the Cryptids’ never-ending attack.

 

Perk (Combo Multiplier)

 

Fast Hands (10)

Increased Melee Damage (20)

Better Traps (30)

Gas Mask (40)

Sleight of Hand (50)

Stopping Power I (60)

Steady Aim (70)

Stalker (80)

Revive Protection (90)

Fast Health Regen (100)

Marathon (110)

More Cash (120)

Stopping Power II (130)

Agility (140)

Extra Health (150)

Feral Vision (160)

 

Bonus Drops

 

In addition to Perks, periodically bonus packages will drop that can help get your team out of a jam, including:

 

Combo Freeze – Freeze the combo meter momentarily for all players

Skill Upgrade – All players gain a Skill Point

Grace Period – Add 30 seconds to the grace timer

Self Revive – Pick yourself back up (one time use only)

 

Bonus Score

Bonus Cash

Trophy System

Flare

Hypno Knife

 

Specialist – Unlimited ammo and Feral Vision for 15 seconds, plus extra bullet damage

Tank – Taunt nearby Cryptids, plus 15 seconds of invulnerability

Engineer – Lay a stasis field that Cryptids cannot enter for 15 seconds

Medic – Emit an aura of healing and instant revive for 15 seconds

 

Venom-X – Default Venom-X (Nightfall and Mayday only)

Venom-X Fire – Fire variant of the Venom-X (Mayday only)

Venom-X Lightning – Lightning variant of the Venom-X (Mayday only)

 

Tesla Trap – Shock incoming Cryptids (Mayday only)

Hypno Trap – Turn multiple Cryptids to your side (Mayday only)

 

Stun Ammo – Stun ammo for the whole team. Persists for all guns once obtained.

Incendiary Ammo – Incendiary ammo for the whole team. Persists for all guns once obtained.

Explosive Ammo – Explosive ammo for the whole team. Persists for all guns once obtained.

Armor Piercing Ammo – Armor Piercing ammo for the whole team. Persists for all guns once obtained.

 

Prepare for Chaos

 

The Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction Chaos mode will be available for all systems* on April 22nd, 2014. Pick up the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass for access to Chaos Mode on all Extinction maps over four downloadable content packs with one discounted price.

 

The aliens are ready, are you?

 

*Extinction Chaos Mode not available on the Wii U™ console.

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Your weekend plans are covered PlayStation Call of Duty fans, as the Call of Duty®: Ghosts Onslaught DLC Trial Weekend is coming! From Friday, April 25th (10am/PDT) until Monday, April 28th (10am/PDT), Call of Duty®: Ghosts players on both the PS3 and PS4 will be able to download the trial DLC and try out Onslaught at no cost.

 

In Multiplayer, Onslaught takes the fight onto four small to medium maps. Become Michael Myers and stalk your opponents on Fog, run-and-gun along the coastal Californian boardwalk of Bayview, navigate a war-torn Mexican village on Containment, and trigger the rocket tests on Ignition, a reimagining of the classic map Scrapyard from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2.

 

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The Extinction storyline continues with Episode 1: Nightfall, the first installment in a four-part episodic narrative. Explore a remote facility in the Alaskan wilderness and learn more about the origins of the alien threat. Episode 1: Nightfall features two all-new species of aliens and an exclusive weapon.

 

There's a lot of content to experience in this DLC pack and we can't wait for you all to try it out. See you online!

 

Call of Duty®: Ghosts Onslaught is available now on the PlayStation Store. Learn more at:

www.callofduty.com/ghosts/dlc/dlc1-onslaught

Having trouble holding the Cryptid at bay? We never said it would be easy, but there is hope. The addition of the Call of Duty®: Ghosts Extinction Armory, available now for all systems*, offers a helping hand by rewarding the most stalwart extinguishers amongst you.

 

Permanent Character Upgrades

 

Located at the top of the Extinction Loadout menu via a recent Title Update, the Extinction Armory is filled with permanent character upgrades that can be purchased with the new Teeth currency now obtainable in all episodes.

 

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Upgrades like Stun Armor, Faster Health Regeneration, Damage Upgrade, Start with a Skill Point, and more will now affect each and every future Extinction match once purchased.

 

Collecting Teeth

 

Look through the Armory’s list and you’ll see a wide range of abilities with unlock costs as low as 5 all the way up to 50. There are a few different ways of acquiring Teeth, detailed below:

 

Completing a map (+1)

 

Completing a map with a Relic (+1, whether you have one or all five active)

 

Completing with a player that has never completed a map before (+1)

 

Completing a map in Hardcore Mode (+1)

 

Take out 600 Cryptids (+1)

 

Obtaining Ranks 2, 6, 11, and 21 (+1 for each, only counted the first time that Rank is achieved)

 

Reaching a new Extinction prestige level (+1, plus another for each prestige level you have obtained prior to this update)

 

There is also a Bonus Pool that offers up to 3 Teeth every week. Each time you destroy a Barrier Hive in any episode – by the chopper near the lodge in Point of Contact, the Breeder in Nightfall, the tentacle in Mayday – you will be awarded one of these bonus Teeth. This a great way to easily build up your supply over time. A counter next to the Bonus Pool displays how many days are left before it resets for the following week.

 

New Episodes, New Upgrades

 

Along with new Extinction episodes come new Armory upgrades, starting with Devastation, the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Devastation’s Mayday episode includes four new class abilities that can be further enhanced in-match using Skill Points.

 

Engineer Upgrade

The Engineer lays down a stasis field that Cryptids cannot enter.

 

Tank Upgrade

Force Cryptids to momentarily attack the Tank, who is now invulnerable and able to stun enemies with melee attacks.

 

Weapon Specialist Upgrade

Experience an adrenaline rush, greatly increasing damage inflicted while keeping your bullet weapon clips completely topped off. Nearby allies also receive a modest damage boost.

 

Medic Upgrade

The Medic is surrounded by a therapeutic energy field. Allies inside the field are instantly healed or revived from last stand.

 

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Pick up the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass today to get in on all the Extinction content across four downloadable content packs with one discounted price, including all content pack-exclusive Armory upgrades. The next time you’re caught face-to-face with a storming Rhino, you’ll be glad you did.

 

Now get out there and start pulling Teeth. Your team is counting on you.

 

*Armory not available on the Wii U™ console.

A diverse selection of Call of Duty: Ghosts Customization Items is set to release April 22 on Xbox Live. In addition to some exciting new Personalization Packs, we're also introducing Voice Packs for the first time ever! Voice Packs allow you to customize Multiplayer callouts from Snoop Dogg and a Drill Instructor!

 

 


Check out the complete list of upcoming Customization Items:

 

Soap Legend Pack

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Play as the iconic field commander of Task Force 141, Captain John "Soap" MacTavish. The Soap Legend Pack contains a Soap Multiplayer Character and unique Personalization Pack featuring a themed weapon camo, reticle, patch, playercard, and background. Price: $3.99

 


Classic Ghost Pack

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Don the deadly mask that began it all. Armed with the Classic Ghost Pack, you’ll enter every battle wearing the iconic mask and Task Force 141 patch, also getting a matching background, and playercard. Price: $1.99

 


Squad Pack - Extinction

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Create your own alien-smashing soldiers in Multiplayer with the Extinction Squad Pack. The three interchangeable heads and four uniforms will have you looking ready to take down any Cryptid hive or Multiplayer opponent. Price: $3.99

 


Personalization Packs:

 

Blunt Force Personalization Pack

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Deliver chronic lethality when you customize with the new Blunt Force Personalization Pack, complete with all-new themed camo, reticle, patch, playercard, and background. Price: $1.99

 


1987 Personalization Pack

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Retrograde your customization options with the 1987 Personalization Pack. This radical makeover includes a righteous themed camo, reticle, patch, playercard, and background. Price: $1.99

 


Hex Personalization Pack

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Bring an authentic and high tech look to your customization options with the Hex Personalization Pack. Get a camo, as well as themed reticle, patch, playercard, and background. Price: $1.99

 


Heartlands Personalization Pack

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Protect your team with the help of the Heartlands Personalization Pack, providing customization in the form of a patterned camo, reticle, patch, playercard, and background. Price: $1.99

 


Eyeballs Personalization Pack

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Your enemies will stare into the eyes of destruction with the Eyeballs Personalization Pack, containing an unblinking camo, reticle, patch, playercard, and background. Price: $1.99

 


Molten Personalization Pack

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Turn up the heat in every battle with the Molten Personalization Pack, containing a lava-hot camo and themed reticle, patch, playercard, and background. Price: $1.99



Voice Packs:

Snoop Dogg Voice Pack

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Jump into Multiplayer with none other than Snoop Dogg himself. The iconic rapper narrates every firefight in Multiplayer, alerting you of killstreaks, enemy activity, and generally giving your combat style some street cred. Ya dig? Price: $2.99

 

Drill Instructor Voice Pack

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Multiplayer returns to boot camp with the all-new Drill Instructor Voice Pack voiced by the one and only R. Lee Ermey, aka The Gunny. Swap out your in-game alerts with ones that will get you back into top combat shape. Now, drop down and give me twenty! Price: $2.99

 

Call of Duty: Ghosts Customization Items are non-transferable and cannot be carried forward or backward from Xbox 360 to Xbox One.

 

Information on Call of Duty: Ghosts Customization Items for other platforms will be released at a later time.

 

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Devastation - the second DLC Pack available for Call of Duty®: Ghosts is set to release May 8th on the PlayStation Network and for the PC. Devastation brings four small to medium-sized Multiplayer maps: Ruins, Behemoth, Collision, and Unearthed - a reimagined version of Dome, the fan-favorite map from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3.

 

 

Skilled players that find and complete the unique Field Order in Ruins will have the ability to become one of Hollywood's most formidable action film stars and the galaxy's ultimate hunter, the deadly Predator. As the Predator, players will brandish its dual wrist blades and shoulder-mounted plasma cannon, as well as be able to utilize the creature's keen hunting abilities to track down enemy players.

 

The Ripper

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Also new to Multiplayer is the "Ripper," a brand new 2-in-1 weapon with the ability to switch from SMG to AR and back on the fly, in the middle of combat. For Call of Duty®: Ghosts DLC Season Pass holders, the Ripper is available NOW for immediate use in-game!

 

Alien Extinction

 

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The Extinction saga continues with Episode 2: Mayday. Following the events of Nightfall, the Quick Reaction Force team has been sent in to investigate a high-tech ghost ship adrift in the South Pacific. New weapon mods and paths are available in this exciting chapter, as well as new hostiles such as the insidious wall-crawling "Seeder" and the skyscraper-sized "Kraken."

 

Learn more about Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation: http://www.callofduty.com/ghosts/dlc/dlc2-devastation

 

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Devastation, the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty®: Ghosts, is almost here, launching April 3rd, 2014 first for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. In addition bringing four brand new multiplayer maps and a new hybrid weapon, Devastation continues the Extinction saga with Episode 2: Mayday.

 

Extinction Double XP

 

In Episode 2, Archer has captured Dr. Cross, and a large research vessel in the South Pacific is sounding off the alarm. Your team will need all the help it can get to find out just what’s going on. To make sure you have the tools to get the job done, we’re activating Extinction Double XP on all platforms starting on Friday, April 4th through Monday, April 7th. Rank up while learning the new map and get access to the full suite of loadout options.

 

As for the level itself, there are quite a few new dangers, and new goodies, in store for you:

 

New Cryptid: Seeder

 

If you think getting surrounded by Scorpions is bad, just wait until you run into an angry Seeder. New to Episode 2, these nasty Cryptids fire damaging gas projectiles in addition to producing pods that transform into plant-like turrets around the battlefield. If aliens taking swipes at you wasn’t bad enough, you’ll also have to contend with heavy fire from multiple angles.

 

Obviously, this can lead to some pretty hectic situations. Get your Weapon Specialist to take out the Seeder ASAP and hope that your Medic is fast on their feet if things get out of control.

 

Crafting

 

Where there are new dangers, there are new toys. If you got your hands on the powerful and mysterious Venom-X weapon in Nightfall, you’re definitely going to want to pick it up in Mayday. Episode 2 introduces crafting, allowing players to customize the Venom-X in one of four possible variations. Each variation offers a different means of eradicating Cryptids, which is definitely going to come in handy during difficult encounters.

 

Enhanced Exploration

 

Episode 2 takes place in a massive environment, and we want you to explore as much as possible. Multiple side paths have been added to reward players with helpful items such as locker keys, additional attachments, weapons and bonus cash. As your team gets ever closer to approaching the deadly Kraken, you’ll want to be sure that you’re loaded up for the big fight, so try not to miss out on valuable loot along the way.

 

Parting Words of Wisdom

 

Each Extinction level offers its own unique set of obstacles to overcome, and Episode 2 is no different. For an effective start, don’t forget to vary your loadouts, especially when it comes to the different available classes. A varied team gets the most out of available traps (Engineer), high-damage focus fire (Weapon Specialist), team healing (Medic) and a meat shield when the swarms start closing in (Tank).

 

Communicate when drilling hives and always, always do your best to complete Challenges. Those extra skill points can mean the difference between success and failure in the later parts of the level.

 

Devastation

 

Episode 2: Mayday is part of Devastation, the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Along with Mayday, Devastation also introduces four new multiplayer maps with Ruins, Behemoth, Collision and Unearthed, as well as the Ripper, a new hybrid SMG/assault rifle. Devastation can be purchased individually or as part of the Season Pass, offering all four Call of Duty: Ghosts content packs for one discounted price.

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Devastation will be available first on Xbox LIVE this April 3rd, 2014, followed by Extinction Double XP for all platforms from Friday, April 4th through Monday, April 7th.

 

Good luck!