The Call of Duty franchise has long been a staple amongst console gamers everywhere.
Of course, there have been many that argue that Call of Duty has gotten stale with its Modern Warfare and Black Ops series that come out every year. Some may say that it’s even like playing a Madden game, where the update every year was just cosmetic and minimal in terms of gameplay improvements. However, Activision, Blizzard and Infinity Ward has promised to deliver a brand new experience. Instead of a new Modern Warfare game, we are getting Ghosts, the newest entry into the Call of Duty series. With it, the developers are introducing new game mechanics to help reinvigorate the series and bring it to the next generation.
Today, we’re going to look at the squad based multiplayer element for Call of Duty: Ghosts.
There are several modes and customization options in Squads mode. You’ll be able to take your team and work with friends or put your own squads against each other in multiplayer. Some of the modes include Warfare, which is your typical deathmatch mode, pitting your squad against a squad of offline bots to see who comes out on top. You can have friends in your squad as well as AI teammates to take on the enemy.
In Squad Assault, you and a friend can assemble your squads in this co-op mode and face other squads of offline players to increase your experience points (XP). One of the cool features is that your squad will be available to face against other squads and you’ll be able to earn some XP as well, despite not being present to take down whatever challengers come your squad’s way.
Squad vs Squad is self-explanatory as you take your elite force and match them against someone else’s online to see who the better commander and gamer is. Safeguard mode is this iteration of Call of Duty’s answer to Survival from Modern Warfare and Zombies in the Black Ops series. This mode lets you team up with other players to form a squad that must withstand enemy after enemy and hold their ground. You’ll still be able to get all the multiplayer perks, but communication and teamwork will be key in order to get you and your friends to survive wave after wave of insurgents.
Overall, this should be a great experience when you’re able to put tactical teams together and adjust to have your style of play shine in this new game. Whether you want to have a team of grunts that charge in like an 1980s action movie and eliminate targets with extreme prejudice or sneak around and pick people off with snipers and quick attack recon forces, this mode will let you show the world how you play and why you play it damn good.
Time to pick up your controllers because Call of Duty: Ghosts is due out for current generation consoles on November 5th, 2013.