At midnight tonight, when the Xbox One heads home with hundreds of thousands of happy new console owners, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be playable on every platform. With that in mind, the Call of Duty: Ghosts clan wars will finally be able to commence. The Call of Duty: Ghosts clan wars will officially kickoff next Monday (Nov. 25), although multiplayer games this weekend will all contribute to how Clans will be ranked by size and skill in preparation for Monday’s start.
Call of Duty: Ghosts clan wars is a metagame of battlegrounds that add a layer of strategy and focused cooperation to the online experience. Clan Wars takes place on top of the multiplayer game you’re already playing. The various game multiplayer game modes in Call of Duty: Ghosts match up to a node on the Clan Wars map, which you can view from the free Call of Duty app. One Clan War node might be tied to your success in Hunted; another might be linked to Hardcore Kill Confirmed. As you and your Clan members play multiplayer matches in those modes, you’ll be racking up points that will let you take control of the matching nodes.
Controlling those nodes pays off in in-game bonuses and can also lead to unlockable items for your soldiers. Since Clan Wars is layered on top of what gamers are already playing, it’s something that casual, social Call of Duty gamers as well as more dedicated, competitive players can all enjoy.
With 10 spots on the map and up to eight Clans battling in each Call of Duty Clan War, someone will always hold more than one point – which means bonus XP in multiple playlists. In-game items are the ultimate souvenirs of a Clan War. One of the prizes available for the first war include an exclusive Triad reticle.
The first personal soldier gear awarded by Clan Wars is the red-accented Body Count armor, some pieces of which you can already see in the game’s Create a Soldier customization menus. Different parts of this armor will be released as part of Clan Wars, so you can build up a full outfit over time if you win consistently.
You can read much more about Call of Duty: Ghosts clan wars at this link from Activision’s community guru. Suffice it to say, there’s probably more detail there than you could ever process in one read-through, so take your time and bookmark the page when you have plenty of time to read.