Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Recap

Keshav Bhat

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.


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.


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


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. 

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)


  • 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

About The Author

Keshav Bhat is the Co-Founder of, the world's largest Call of Duty news site. Based in Atlanta, Keshav also serves as the Head of Social Media for Dexerto network, running a network of over 10 million social followers. Keshav can be contacted for tips at [email protected]