Call of Duty: Ghosts – New Update Sports Anti-Cheat Improvements, Adds New Game Mode

Activision has released a new update for Call of Duty: Ghosts on all platforms. According to its changelog, this new update sports improved spawn logic, sports various weapon balances, packs anti-cheat improvements and adds a new game mode called Reinforce.

As always, this update will be auto-downloaded and you can view the complete changelog below.

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Update May 13th Changelog:


    • Improved FFA spawn logic.
    • Improved TDM/KC/Cranked spawning logic.
    • Updated Blitz spawn logic for online matches.

Weapon Balance

    • Bizon
      • Reduced headshot multiplier: No longer allow for 1 body, 1 head shot kills.
      • Max and Min damage range reduced.
      • Slight increase to kick.
    • Vepr
      • Aim down sight time faster. Now in line with other SMGs.
    • CBJMS
      • Max and Min damage range reduced.
    • IED
      • Damage reduction always applied when the player is jumping, crouched or prone. Removed IED position check relative to player.
    • Thermobaric Grenades
      • Now do 1/2 max health in hardcore modes.

Killstreak Balance

    • Squad Mate – Reduced Accuracy & Fire Rate. Swapped Weapon to mp443.


    • Update to DOM to allow 2, 5 minute rounds for eSports playlist, and with eSports mode in Private Match and System Link.


    • Overall anti-cheat improvements.
    • Fixed elite clan tag spoofing issue.

Additional Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where the Tracked Operations and Progressed Operations loadout builder would not properly select items.
    • Added popup message if a user tries to join on a blocked user from the recently met player list.
    • Fixed an issue where the New Icons for heads/uniforms/etc would appear in private match.
    • Fixed new icon to only appear on the “Heads” button when you have new heads of the gender you’re using.
    • Improvements to map voting.
    • Fix In Game Store Image Stuttering when moving between images.
    • Fixes hardcore audio alias for kill confirmed.
    • Adds proper friendly alias for blitz friendly scoring.

New Features

    • New Game Mode – Reinforce:
      • Reinforce is a competitive round based game mode. When a player is killed that player will stay out of the game until someone on his team captures a control point. There are multiple ways to win. Capture and hold 2 control points, wipe out the enemy team, or capture all 3 flags for an instant victory.
    • Gun Game
      • Final kill now requires a throwing knife kill.
      • Players can scavenge throwing knives.


    • Reduced the usability window of other items when deploying the Riot Shield.

    • Drill logic improvements.

    • Grenade Turret adjustments.

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