This Monday, November 25th marks the beginning of Call of Duty: Ghosts Clan Wars, a game within a game where you must gather your closest allies to do battle with enemy clans for rewards, but more importantly, bragging rights.
“Clan Wars is a metagame that takes place on top of the multiplayer game you’re already playing,” writes Dan “One of Swords” Amrich in his latest blog post detailing everything you need to know about Clan Wars. “The various 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.”
“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,” He continued. “Controlling those nodes pays off in in-game bonuses and, if you’re really good, unlockable items for your soldiers.”
Rewards will be made up of short- and long-term goals. Accomplishing short-term goals, which are tied to these nodes, will reward players with XP multipliers. “If I take over a Core TDM node of the Clan Wars map, the XP bonus applies to all Core TDM matches in the whole game,” says Beachhead studio head John Linden. Long-term rewards range from customization options like new reticles to unique patches that will only be made available to winning clans.
“There are four divisions, and some of the prizes are only for the top two divisions,” explains Linden. “Some of them will be for everybody — there will be things you can always earn no matter what division you’re in — but there will be some items we want to hold out for Clans who are very competitive. We want to make sure that the players who are really putting a lot of work into it, playing hard and playing as a team, get some benefit.”
The weekend leading up to next week’s Clan War will act as a “placement weekend” where you’ll be able to gather at least three members of your clan and prepare for the coming battles. Be sure to keep an eye on your Call of Duty App to stay up-to-date with all the latest notifications and info, if you want to stay on top of these clan battles.
Lastly, head on over to One of Sword’s lengthy blog post to read up on everything there is to know about Call of Duty: Clan Wars.
Will you be participating with your clan?