An unannounced game mode spotted in a recent Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer is finding itself surrounded by heavy rumor and speculation, as new evidence is suggesting it may be Infinity Ward’s answer to Treyarch’s popular Zombies game mode, featured in previous Black Ops and World at War titles.
A few days ago, Infinity Ward debuted a new Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer showing off the brand new “Squads” feature set. At the 0.24 mark, you’ll notice in the background that an unannounced game mode called “Exctinction” is listed in the top right-hand corner. The option reads, “Play Extinction Online”.
Infinity Ward left no clues to indicate what the game mode might entail since then, but a leaked listing of the game’s 9 secret Achievements/Trophies spotted on Exophase gives us more than enough to speculate on.
Achievement/Trophy descriptions like “Escape with all four players”, “Escape 1st time”, “Reach the exfil chopper with 1 minute and 30 seconds or more remaining on the clock” and “Complete all Extinction challenges and escape” all suggest the game mode is co-operative in nature and requires players to survive against unknown enemies, complete challenges, and escape the situation while possibly under a time limit.
“Get 50 kills with the electric fence and fire traps in a single game” indicates the game mode is based on survival while ”Make it to the cabin” and “Make it to the city” suggest that the play space might involve various areas that players will need to traverse and push through as the clock ticks.
Not much can be said for the enemies you may be facing, save for the logo that appears clearly on the “Completionist” achievement. If the shape of the skull is to be taken literally, might we have some sort of alien or monster apocalypse on our hands?
Check out the 9 secret Achievements/Tropies for yourself below!
You can also check out the full Call of Duty: Ghosts Achievement/Trophy list right here.
As it stands, Infinity Ward or Activision have made no announcement or statement regarding the Extinction game mode, so we’ll have to sit tight until we hear something official. Until then, feel free to speculate! What do you guys think this Extinction mode it all about?