Major changes to Call of Duty: Ghosts incoming
Posted: 09.01.2014 09:29 by nickhorth1 Comments: 0
Infinity Ward announced several key changes to Ghosts, including a focus on improving the much-maligned spawn system and refining the game for eSports tournaments.

A forum post on the Call of Duty website listed the upcoming changes planned, and promised more work in the near future.

"As we tweeted last week during UMG Philly, we'd like to announce some updates we plan to roll out as soon as possible to support competitive Call of Duty based on your feedback," the post reads, "These will appear as both hot fixes and TUs in the coming weeks alongside planned changes to the areas of Ghosts affecting all players, such as spawns."

Here's the alterations listed as forthcoming.

Regarding eSports specifically in the immediate future, we aim to:

Restrict Ghillie suits in competitive rules.
Restrict Tracker Sights in competitive rules.
Restrict Danger Close in competitive rules.
Disable third-person spectating in competitive Private Matches.
Add a kill feed to Broadcaster mode.
Address Broadcaster mode stability (squash crash bugs).

Additionally, we’re committed to delivering the below (in no particular order):


Removal of split-screen in Private match when eSports rules are enabled.
Add eSports rules to Clan vs. Clan playlist.
Open Clan v Clan playlist to allow solo player entry & mixed clan teams.
Modify Dead Silence/Amplify functionality.


Resolve the defuse timer animation discrepancy.
Modify the defuse time sound effects if the defuse process is cancelled.

Broadcaster Mode:

Add game action overlays where needed (flag captures, etc.).
Resolve the leaderboard’s red death indicator delay.
Roll over player in scoreboard to highlight arrow in mini-map.

New Platform:

Investigating the addition of Xbox One LAN support.