Call of Duty: Ghosts may put a near-futuristic spin on the franchise with it’s nearly unbelievable post-apocalyptic atmosphere and seemingly sci-fi tech and gadgets, but it turns out most of the stuff you see in the game actually exists.
Before the game’s launch, Activision community manager Dan “One of Swords” Amrich explained how a number of the game’s story elements are “actually more science than science fiction”. He talked about the concept of kinetic bombardment, aka the “Rods from God”, and how it’s even being “seriously considered by the United States Air Force as a military strike that could create mass devastation without nuclear fallout.” If you’re interested, you can read more about what he had to say in this post right here.
So, okay, big scary space lasers are more-or-less real, but what about all of the crazy looking weapons in Call of Duty: Ghosts’ multiplayer and single player campaign?
Reddit user Corporeal_Residue decided to do some “light” research into the matter, looking into the background of each and every weapon, its real name, and where it comes from. The conclusion? All of the weapons in Call of Duty: Ghosts are real, except for the Maverick assault rifle and the Maverick A2 sniper rifle, both which were introduced as DLC weapons in Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught. That even includes the Bulldog shotgun and the ARX-160 assault rifle.
You can catch the full Reddit post here, or check out the TL;DR below:
- SC-2010 – Real – Peruvian: Called the SC-2010HPMWS (High Power Modular Weapon System)
- SA-805 – Real (Inconsistent name) – Czech: Called the CZ 805 BREN
- AK-12 – Real – Russian: Called the AK-12
- FAD – Real – Peruvian: Called the Dual Automatic Rifle (Spanish: Fusil Automático Doble)
- Remington R5 – Real (Slightly inconsistent name) – American: Called the R5 RGP
- MSBS – Real – Polish: Called the MSBS (Modułowy System Broni Strzeleckiej) Radon
- Honey Badger – Real – American: Called the Honey Badger
- ARX-160 – Real – Italian: Called the ARX 160
- Bizon – Real – Russian: Called the PP19 Bizon
- CBJ-MS – Real – Swedish: Called the CBJ-MS
- Vector CRB – Real – American: Called the Vector CRB
- Vepr – Real – Ukrainian: It is called the Vepr (Ukrainian: Вепр, wild boar)
- K7 – Real – Korean: Called the K7
- MTAR-X – Real – Israeli: Called the MTAR 21, also called the X95
- Ameli – Real – Spanish: Called the Ameli, also called the MG82
- M27-IAR – Real – German: Called the M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)
- LSAT – Real – American: Called the LSAT
- Chain SAW – Real – American: Called the Stoner LMG, also called the ChainSAW when it has the carrying handle
- MR-28 – Real (Inconsistent name) – German: Called the G28, a variant of the HK 417
- MK14 EBR – Real – American: Called the Mark 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (MK14 EBR)
- IA-2 – Real – Brazilian: Called the IA2
- SVU – Real – Russian: Called the OTs-03 SVU. (Russian: Снайперская винтовка укороченная, Short Sniper Rifle)
- USR – Real – American: Called the USR and is a variant of the Remington M700 rifle
- L115 – Real – British: Called the L115
- Lynx – Real – Hungarian: Called the GM6 Lynx, and is a variant of the Gepard Antimateriel Rifles
- VKS – Real – Russian: Called the VKS, also called the VSSK
- Bulldog – Real (Inconsistent name) – Australian: Called the MAUL (Multi-shot Accessory Underbarrel Launcher)
- FP6 – Real – Italian/German: Called the FP6
- MTS-255 – Real – Russian: Called the MTs-225
- Tac 12 – Real (Inconsistent name) – Turkish: Called the UTS15
- M9A1 – Real – Italian/American: Called the M9A1, which is a variant of the M9
- MP-443 Grach – Real – Russian: Called the MP443 Grach
- P226 – Real – German/Swiss: Called the SIG P226
- .44 Magnum – Real (Inconsistent name) – Brazilian: Called the Raging Bull .454
- PDW – Real – Belgian: Called the VBR-PDW
- Kastet – Real – Russian: Called the RGM-40 Kastet ( rus. РГМ-40 “Кастет” )
- Panzerfaust – Real – German: Called Panzerfaust 3
- MK32 – Real – South African: Called the M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher).
- Maverick/Maverick A2 – Fake
- All weapons are real except for the Maverick.
Now, those weapon camoflage patterns, on the other hand…