Infinity Ward adds Hardcore Domination playlist to Ghosts; forced game chat for certain modes

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Infinity Ward has just added a new Hardcore mode for fans: Hardcore Domination. The new playlist update as been released across all platforms.

They’ve also announced that for certain modes they have added forced game chat.

  • http://godz-clan-dukezap1.webs.com/ dukezap1

    Whats forced game chat?

    • ip x Warrior

      Game chat only. If you are into a party chat it will switch to game chat. Party chat are disabled.

      • http://godz-clan-dukezap1.webs.com/ dukezap1

        Guess thats good for Balancing. I never had party chat on PS3 so S&D was balanced unlike 360 version.

        • Jon Cameron

          In the days when Call of Duty was a real eSport (CoD4), being able to talk to your team when you died was a big thing to do. It wasn’t and still isn’t imbalanced.

          I can’t believe people have grown up to feel like communication with your team can be unfair.

          • Marshall

            Yah sometimes i feel like hoping onto skype.

          • TepidBlack

            CoD 4 vanilla was a joke, Promod was the only real CoD eSport.

          • http://godz-clan-dukezap1.webs.com/ dukezap1

            Its EXTREMELY unfair. S&D is supposed to be realistic, when you die your dead. So no you cant talk to dead people. and thats what gives it the challenge. You cant say “oh the guy that killed me is flanking left” Now that flanking guy is dead. He would have killed that guys team-mate if they weren’t in contact after death. Just ruins the skill involved.

          • Jon Cameron

            I’m sorry that you buy into this game needing to be realistic. Like I told the other guy, basically every other competitive game that isn’t Call of Duty or on console allows teams to communicate with each other, despite being dead. Removing a key component to success is a bad thing, and so is being with the idea.

            “Now that flanking guy is dead.” You’re automatically assuming this and aren’t sifting through the different possible outcomes. Team communication doesn’t make you invincible or guaranteed to win.

            “He would have killed that guys team-mate if they weren’t in contact after death. Just ruins the skill involved.” No it doesn’t, and the odds of the guy flanking, again, isn’t 100%. Flanking doesn’t mean you win games.

            I don’t know how much more of these asinine beliefs I can take from inexperienced competitive players.

        • codfan

          Dude what are you talking about the only call of duty that allowed party chat for xbox was call of duty 4 all other cods after made people go to game chat.

      • John Blue

        So it’s basically how PS3 version always worked?

        Is it still possible to mute players though? Or even mute all (if you can’t go muting everyone not in your party one by one thus overriding the new rule)?

        • ip x Warrior

          It’s only for a certain type of game mode. Not all of the

          • John Blue

            No, what I meant is, can you overcome the restriction by manually muting everyone not in your party inside the game.

          • Marshall

            Yah, it just makes you use in game chat instead of XBL party chat. You can mute anyone you want that is or isn’t in your in game party in the mute section in the in game pause menu.

            Hope that makes sense.

          • monty2589

            You can mute all but party, but if you’re playing SND or SNR and you die you won’t be able to talk to your friends until they die or the next round.

  • Baldmanz_RAGE

    Why would anyone want to play Hardcore anything in Ghosts? Its way too easy to kill in regular games!! IW needs to buff either the health or decrease bullet damage. Not that they care since they got everyone’s money but they are going to loose players quicker then previous titles if this isn’t addressed.

    • Xecho

      Because it takes one less bullet to kill :). I think when you get the armor in ANY hardcore game mode it makes tougher. Literally it actually does something in HC gamemodes. But I am actually enjoying HC and many people including me wanted HC Domination.

    • Brom14

      Or you could stop bitching and adjust to it……

      • Baldmanz_RAGE

        Yup. I will but it is therapeutic to bitch once and a while.

  • Mastershot1

    Finally!!!

  • Francisco Robles

    Did they fix the operations problem? I haven’t been able to get to my operations in like 3 days.

    • Konsty

      Yeah, because I’ve been cheating like my friend – he has the same problem.

      • Konsty

        *You’ve

  • Ryumoau

    why force game chat?

    • Fuji

      It makes for more strategic play, and makes it more balanced

      • Jon Cameron

        It’s balanced and completely fair to be able to communicate with your team, regardless of whether or not you’re alive. I don’t understand what’s with people today thinking otherwise. There’s also potential for strategy when communicating with your team as well.

        It’s asinine to believe otherwise at best.

        • John Blue

          I think what Fuji and others here mean is that forcing people to speak to everyone on their team instead of just the people they are partied with makes the gameplay better.

          Also, while I wont go into the other game modes, in infected party chat is kind of dubious. I mean, personally I would not use it to exploit with my party members on the other side. But that does not mean some people would not.

        • Alex

          In search and destroy if your dead you shouldnt be able to talk to your teammates it takes the skill and to be honest most of the fun out of the game mode. If your the last one on your team you should feel alone and rely only on yourself to out think and out play the opposing team thats what makes the game mode so much fun.

          • Jon Cameron

            “It takes the skill out of the game”, so let’s just take away two other key components to being successful (team strategy and communication) because we want individual players to be/appear more skilled.

            You know, every other competitive video game that isn’t on a console or on console allows teams to communicate with each other, dead or alive. It’s a key component to success and there’s zero reason to remove that.

            As for taking away the fun, that’s debatable and subjective.

          • Alex

            In every game mode other than Search and Destroy I would definitely agree with you that team work and communication are crucial to victory. In SnD though the whole point of the game is that when your teammates die they cant come back to help so they shouldnt be able to communicate either. If they were allowed to communicate they could just scroll through all your teammates point of views and tell you exactly where the enemies are and that takes all the skill out of it. I will agree that fun part of my previous comment is subjective but I can’t lie that when Im the last one on my team and pull an ace its very satisfying.

        • craige1368

          its unbalanced because if you can talk to ur dead team mate you can lay down or plant the bomb and have your friend watch behind u its UNFAIR period

          • Jon Cameron

            That’s only because they’re stupid and allow third person for dead players/spectators. That shouldn’t even be an option.

  • Louis

    Now on to the spawns

  • Konsty

    Don’t support that HC shit, please

    • Yep

      Let’s all do what YOU want hey? Shutup idiot.

      • Konsty

        Sorry, but HC shit is for old camping people.

  • VAQnotVAG

    Yesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emre

    HC is boring especially if people sit in one place.

    • Captain_Planet

      Anything is boring if people sit in one place.

    • Chris Mason

      As a mainly HC player I can tell you three things; I hate ricochet because randoms are stupid, HC TDM is a camp fest, and you cannot win HC KC, HC Dom or HC S&R by camping.

      • ed

        your random to them, as well. remember that.

        • Chris Mason

          Perhaps, but 9/10 times I’m doing positive with a decent (70-90%) amount of tags vs. my kills. Considering some of the killwhores, campers, and somewhat terrible players in HC KC lobbies, I feel I’m a good asset to have.

  • rmp1596

    they should try to limit battle chatter. I was trying to ninja defuse and someone killed me when they said “enemy in the open” so I just looked like a idiot crawling behind someone.

  • Gc

    Now wait for ground war on current gen

    • mile104mc

      Not going to happen.

  • David

    I switch from regular Reg.DOM to hardcore Domination now. does anyone know why my rank instead of going down its going up? FYI I get 40+ kills in every game.

    • Moeen

      how does someone’s rank even go down….
      It’s just preference anyways

  • AcePhoenix007

    IW RUINED INFECTED AND THEY KEEP RUINING IT WTF GUYS?

  • mercenary-mode

    Good to know that they keep adding to playlist. Hopefully they bring back mercenary. Beeing forced to play party/clans are a slap in the face for a solo player like me.

  • Shooter

    That’s crap! Not all my friends play Ghosts and the only good game mode on CoD is fucking S&D and S&R, now I can’t chat to my friends while playing it? The one thing I really loved about this CoD was that you weren’t forced into game chat when playing those modes, now it’s gone and this CoD was in my good books at the start but now it’s beginning to turn into another shit CoD.

    • Exclusive

      S&D and S&R are team based game modes…you should be in game chat.

  • Devils Enmity

    this dude clearly doesnt play S&D neither S&R for him to be saying you should be able to chat with your teammate even after you die.therefore why bother explaining something when he knows nothing
    ofofotdisadvantes

  • Exclusive

    I agree on S&D and S&R…but in Infected you should be able to be in party chat.