News: New Game Mode & Weapon Balancing In Call of Duty: Ghosts Update

There’s a new game mode being injected in Call of Duty: Ghosts as part of the latest update, as well as some tweaks to weapons in an effort to balance out the gameplay.

Infinity Ward has created a new game mode named Reinforce. Reinforce sees players compete in competitive round based matches where if you are killed, you won’t respawn from the depths of pixel hell until a fellow solider on your team captures an enemy control point. Victory is achieved by either capturing 2 control points and keeping hold of them, wiping out the entire opposing team or snagging all 3 control points to win instantly.

It’s nice to see Infinity Ward adding more to the multiplayer, it gives you a reason to keep playing once you’re a little tired of the current line up of game modes.

As well as the new game mode, Infinity Ward has made some tweaks to some weapons in addition to tinkering with the spawn logic during mutliplayer matches.

Check out the full patch notes below and see what’s being added:

Spawns

  • Improved FFA spawn logic.
  • Improved TDM/KC/Cranked spawning logic.
  • Updated Blitz spawn logic for online matches.

Weapon Balance

Bizon: 

  • Reduced headshot multiplier: No longer allow for 1 body, 1 head shot kills.
  • Max and Min damage range reduced.
  • Slight increase to kick.

Vepr: 

  • Aim down sight time faster.
  • Now in line with other SMGs.

CBJMS: 

  • Max and Min damage range reduced.

IED: 

  • Damage reduction always applied when the player is jumping, crouched or prone.
  • Removed IED position check relative to player.

Thermobaric Grenades: 

  • Now do 1/2 max health in hardcore modes.

Killstreak Balance

  • Squad Mate – Reduced Accuracy & Fire Rate.
  • Swapped Weapon to mp443.

eSports

  • Update to DOM to allow 2, 5 minute rounds for eSports playlist, and with eSports mode in Private Match and System Link.

Anti-Cheat

  • Overall anti-cheat improvements.
  • Fixed elite clan tag spoofing issue.

Additional Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Tracked Operations and Progressed Operations loadout builder would not properly select items.
  • Added popup message if a user tries to join on a blocked user from the recently met player list.
  • Fixed an issue where the New Icons for heads/uniforms/etc would appear in private match.
  • Fixed new icon to only appear on the “Heads” button when you have new heads of the gender you’re using.
  • Improvements to map voting.
  • Fix In Game Store Image Stuttering when moving between images.
  • Fixes hardcore audio alias for kill confirmed.
  • Adds proper friendly alias for blitz friendly scoring.

New Features

  • New Game Mode – Reinforce (available in Private Match)Gun Game:
    • Reinforce is a competitive round based game mode. When a player is killed that player will stay out of the game until someone on his team captures a control point. There are multiple ways to win. Capture and hold 2 control points, wipe out the enemy team, or capture all 3 flags for an instant victory.
  • Final kill now requires a throwing knife kill.
  • Players can scavenge throwing knives.

Extinction

  • Reduced the usability window of other items when deploying the Riot Shield.
  • Drill logic improvements.
  • Grenade Turret adjustments.

Xbox One Specific Update

  • Fixed issue that allowed access to friends list in offline menus.

PlayStation 4 Specific Update

  • Fixed the Out of Memory 12 issue.
  • Fixed issue with 2nd controller being unable to join a different Clan after accepting a Clan invitation.

Do these updates have you interested in Call of Duty: Ghosts again? Or have you moved onto Titanfall or Killzone Shadowfall?

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