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Activision has published a new infographic for the Call of Duty to celebrate the release of Ghosts. You can find it below.

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Source: Activision PR

A new post on the Call of Duty website outlines the different classes included in Ghosts’ Extinction mode. For a roundup of details, read on below.

Weapon Specialist

– 20% more bullet damage
– Focuses on defeating as many aliens as possible
– Extra bullet damage useful when taking on heavily armored threats or when fighting back a swarm of smaller enemies
– Raise the Weapon Specialist’s level to improve weapon handling

Tank

– 25% more health
– Brute of the group
– Tank’s can stand up to hits that would usually take others out
– Can be more aggressive thanks to the extra health
– Tank’s health and lethality rises with level gains

Engineer

– Provide armor for the drill and earn more bonus cash
– Team can’t progress well without a drill that works
– Engineer mainly involved with protecting the drill
– Drill maintenance and trap efficiency improve as the Engineer gains levels

Medic

– Revive allies more quickly
– Medics can help turn the tide of an intense ball
– Medic has faster movement speed and powerful healing abilities as its levels increase

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The first details and screenshots for the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts have come in, less than week before the game launches.

One of the Treyarch developers has been answering questions about Ghosts’ release on Nintendo’s console on the official Call of Duty forums as well as Twitter. Additionally, one Wii U owner has already managed to get his hands on a copy of the game, hence the appearance of the screenshots above.

Here’s the details roundup:

– Same dev team that worked on Black Ops II for Wii U
– Wii Remote use: same as Black Ops II with a handful of fixes/adjustments from last year’s release
– Headset support will be the same.
– “Our version was optimized for the highest quality Wii U experience.”
– Look acceleration from Black Ops II returning
– Will be at/close to 60 FPS
– Same resolution as Black Ops II
– Resolution should be 880 x 720
– “The Wii Remote was tested at great length during the entirety of the CoD: Ghosts development process. ”
– Won’t be on the eShop
– Will have off-TV play
– Lean glitch patch coming at launch like other consoles
– Extinction mode officially confirmed for Wii U
– No specific date as to when patch support will end

Activision has shared a variety of details about Call of Duty: Ghosts’ perk system. Read on below for a roundup of information.

– 35 total perks, each with a point value (1 to 5)
– Start out with 12 “points”
– Primary weapon, secondary weapon, lethal grenade, and tactical grenade each cost one point
– Perks have assorted point values
– Perks are unlocked by gaining a certain amount of levels, or by spending Squad Points
– All perks are separated into categories:

Speed: Outrun and outmaneuver enemy players. Speed Perks are all about getting the lead and staying ahead. Examples include Sleight of Hand (Faster reloading) and Stalker (Move faster while aiming).

Handling: Dexterity and control drives the Handling Perks, improving actions and accuracy. Examples include On the Go (Reload while sprinting) and Steady Aim (Increased hip fire accuracy).

Stealth: Stealth Perks aid you in staying out of sight, maintaining a low profile and engaging on your terms. Examples include Takedown (Kill enemies without revealing their death locations) and Incog (Resistant to targeting systems including Recon, Thermal Scope, Tracker Sight and Motion Sensor. No name or red crosshairs when targeted).

Awareness: Keep in tune with your surroundings. Awareness Perks help you survey the environment and detect enemy players. Examples include SitRep (Detect enemy explosives and tactical equipment) and Wiretap (Utilize all active enemy and friendly SAT COMs on the field).

Resistance: A hardened endurance reduces the effects of fatigue. Resistance Perks keep you going through tough engagements. Examples include Focus (Reduced weapon sway when aiming down sights and reduced flinch when hit) and Blast Shield (Increased resistance to explosive damage).

Equipment: Tacticians swear by their gear, and Equipment Perks ensure you have the best tools on hand. Examples include Extra Tactical (Additional Tactical equipment) and Extra Attachment (Extra attachment for your weapons).

Elite: Elite Perks offer special abilities that affect your loadouts in a variety of ways. Examples include Gambler (Spawn with a random Perk) and Ping (Activate a sonar ping upon killing an enemy, revealing nearby hostiles).

Via EuroGamer

Most had expected Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 to be this year’s Call of Duty title. That didn’t happen, as Activision ended up revealing Ghosts. But what about the future of the Modern Warfare sub-series?

For now, Infinity Ward doesn’t intend to continue on with Modern Warfare. Community manager Tina Palacios, speaking with OXM, said the following when asked about the similarites between the Ghosts and Modern Warfare title/logo art:

“With the storyline, we knew that we wanted to end the Modern Warfare franchise, and we wanted to go in a new direction. I can say that our focus and only focus is on Ghosts right now as it is, and we have no other plans at this time… when we were creating Ghosts, we really got inspired by Ghost from Modern Warfare 2, just by how he looks.

“It made sense for these soldiers we have in Ghosts who want to hide their identities would have the same masks and face paint. I think it would be safe for me to say that just knowing the characters from our previous games didn’t have a backstory, that’s what really pushed us forward. We thought we need to really establish that.”

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The full weapons list for Call of Duty: Ghosts thanks to Twitter user @Espadah_. You can find the full rundown below, along with images.

Assault Rifles

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SA0-805
AK-12
FAD
Remington R5
MSBS
Honey Badger
ARX-160
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Light Machine Guns

Ameli
M27-IAR
LSAT
Chain SAW
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Sub-Machine Guns

Bizon
CBJ-MS
Vector CRB
Vepr
K7
MTAR-X
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Shotguns

Bulldog
FP6
MTS-255
Tac 12
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Sniper Rifles

USR
L1155
Lynx
VKS
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Marksman Rifles

IA2
Mk 14 EBR
MR-28
SVU Dragunov

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First images from Call of Duty: Ghosts’ new mode, Extinction, have leaked online. Players can access the new mode by completing the campaign, apparently. You can find a few shots showing Extinction above.

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