Essential Tips For Surviving Call Of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer

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Call Of Duty: Ghosts is the latest in a long line of Call Of Duty games. While it may still look and feel the same as previous installments much has changed this time around. Interactive levels that change at a moments notice, a much larger selection of perks, sliding, leaning and field orders are the most obvious things that have changed. What you need to concern yourself with is the changes you need to make to survive in Call Of Duty Ghosts multiplayer.

Learn the Levels

Call Of Duty Ghost’s levels are much larger and more varied then in previous games, as such learning them is quite a bit harder. There are lots of areas on almost every map where you could potentially have 3 or 4 enemies all waiting for you to poke your head out. I call these “trap doors” (even if there isn’t necessarily a door there). Learning the maps is the easiest way of avoiding these “trap doors”.

If you play Ghosts long enough you will eventually learn the maps fairly well but its quite a bit harder to learn them when your focusing on where that sniper is shooting at you from or what flag is being taken from your team. I suggest taking some time out and making an empty game with just you and maybe a friend or 2 in it. Walk around and look at different areas. Find a few spots you like on each level preferably near each starting spawn location that way as soon as the match starts you know right where to go. If you have a friend in the room with you have him run around and find out where he could pop out in the areas that you like so you know what to look for when its really game time. Look for areas that have multiple lines of sight(A.K.A “Trap Doors”) then avoid them.

Learning the maps can be time consuming but it will save you some frustration as you wont always be falling into “trap doors”. In fact once you know the maps good enough, you’ll be the one setting up the “trap doors”.

Load Up Your Loadouts… Smartly

Your loadouts are key to how your going to play the game. Everyday I see people using loadouts that just don’t make any sense. What is the point of having the ICU perk while your playing hardcore? When you make your loadouts you need to think long and hard about a few things.

First decide what type of game you want to play. Are you a hardcore addict or more of a core gamer?

This is important because some perks are made with only core game modes in mind like the previously mentioned ICU which is basically useless in hardcore.

Now that you know what type of game your going to play what mode are you going to play? Domination, CTF, Search And Rescue maybe just some Team Deathmatch. Since each mode has different objectives your loadouts should change with them. If your playing Team Deathmatch a smoke grenade isn’t much help but if your playing Domination it can be the difference between getting shot in the head and capturing a flag.

So now you have your game type and mode you can start making that loadout. We all have out preferred weapon and attachments of choice so ill leave that up to you. Now look at your perks and see what is necessary for the game type and mode you’ve chosen.

For example lets say I’m playing Hardcore Domination. I need a loadout that has smoke grenades to cover the flag while I’m capturing it. At the same time the smoke is pointless if someone on the other team has a thermal scope so I add Incog to my perks. Now the other team cant see me in the smoke while I’m capturing their flag.

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Since I’m definitely going to be running around battling people for flags I want the Marathon perk so I can run from flag to flag. If I’m going to be running everywhere with an unlimited amount of sprint I want the Ready Up perk so I aim faster after running and to further compliment it ill take the Quick Draw perk as well so that I always get the faster draw on enemies.

I personally don’t like carrying a secondary weapon since there are so many laying around so ill leave that open as id rather have the area for a perk. I do however like to carry an IED to either defend my flags or defend 1 side of a flag while I’m capturing it.

So in the end you should have a loadout made for hardcore domination that looks something like this.

Weapon/Attachments:Your Choice —Secondary:Empty —Lethal:IED —Tactical:Smoke —Perks: Incog, Ready Up,Quick Draw, Marathon —Strike Package: Your Choice

This is by no means the only type of loadout that would be good for domination but it is a good example of the thought process you should go through while making a class.

Don’t Be Afraid To Camp…A Little

Some of Call Of Duty Ghosts maps are really big and full of places for people to hide and camp. Camping is insanely popular in Call Of Duty Ghosts but some people take it to far. When you can sit in the same place all match only die 1 time and kill 25-30 people your a good camper but you’ve also taken it to far.

Camping is a perfectly valid tactic in small quantity’s and something I do all the time. If you’re just out there running around trying to find people to kill your going to end up in your enemy’s cross hairs sooner rather then later.

Learn to take your time as you move through the map. When you come across a good fairly safe area stop for a minute and look around, check your mini-map to see friendly and enemy positions and wait for a little bit. With you doing less running around others are more likely to run past you and you will keep your deaths down. Just don’t get to comfortable in one place since the enemy will eventually sneak up on you.

While we are on the topic of taking your time always remember to check rooms before you run into them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen teammates gunned down running into a room without even considering that there might be an enemy in there. When turning a corner or entering a room do yourself and your team a favor, aim down the sights and look around before rushing into the unknown.

Have Fun And Experiment

Let’s be honest, most of us don’t play Call Of Duty to be the best player in the world. We play Call Of Duty to have fun and that should always be your top priority. Call Of Duty can be a very fun extremely addicting game but it can also be a very frustrating game too.

If you’re having problems with something take a break for a little bit and experiment with your class a some. Try out a new type of weapon or some different perks. We all have our own play styles and with the sheer amount of options you have when it comes to making your soldier it might take some time for you to find one that suits you. Don’t get discouraged by a few bad games, we all have them even if we don’t like to admit it.

That’s about it for my Ghosts multiplayer tips but if you have a favorite tactic or loadout let us know in the comments section below and remember to keep your head down and your gun up. Happy hunting, ghosts! See you on the battlefield.


  1. bob

    January 5, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I can’t take this clown seriously when his spelling and grammar are so abysmal. A disgrace to “journalism” everywhere.

  2. Sam

    April 3, 2014 at 6:57 am

    disgrace to journalism!?
    like your doing something so constructive, great little read, very positive :] kudos

  3. Keith schipiour

    June 3, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Explore map how ? you cant even move in the game without being shot by people you cant even see . You pass a car no one there then someone pops out like magic and knifes you .

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