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Call of Duty Ghosts: Five Ways to Become an Elite Soldier.

Updated on November 25, 2013

Some things never change.

Besides some of the changes that this Call of Duty game has brought, there is no denying that for the most part the game is very similar to its previous counterparts. There is still definitely the theme of you being some sort of elite super soldier, and the system is considerably parallel to that of Modern Warfare 3.

However with that said, everything that you will feel is the same in Ghosts as in Modern Warfare 3 will almost always have some form of unique twist to it, which helps to give the game some much needed differentiation from the previous titles. It is safe to say that Call of Duty simply will never change drastically.

Changes to Call of Duty Ghosts.

Unlike the trend for Call of Duty games, Call of Duty: Ghosts does bring some rather significant changes to the table. For a start, Call of Duty Ghosts is now on both the old systems as well as the new systems, which means that if you are not used to the new controllers you will be at a definite disadvantage. This is especially so when you consider the fact that you die exceedingly quickly in this game in comparison to Black Ops 2, which means that you need every millisecond as your advantage.

Another substantial change to Call of Duty this time around that will influence how well you can perform, is the new guns/classes. Whilst many of the guns seem to be similar to a previous Call of Duty's guns, there are many guns that have had some serious changes to them in terms of how they handle. Of course I am referring to the sniper rifles. Now, instead of just seen the scope when you aim, you now see a blurred outline of your surroundings. You will also notice that the whole rifle comes up as you go in to aim, which can mean that you will find it trickier to aim with precision unlike before.

1# Use a Setup that Works for you.

One of the major areas where players tend to go wrong when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts is that they use class setups that have been recommended by friends and YouTube channels that they watch. This is simply not the way to go about making the best class for you, as you have your own unique playing style and preferences in terms of recoil on guns and the rate at which they can kill.

For instance, someone who has a rapid trigger finger may find that a semi-automatic assault rifle may come in handy, although someone else who does not have an equal finger dexterity may find that a fully automatic is the way to go. The same goes for your controller sensitivity, as whilst some players will be able to achieve pin-point accuracy with some of the highest sensitivities, other players may find that they need to keep their controller on a medium setting in order to aim properly.

Regardless of your personal preferences, it is important that you spend the time to learn which guns suit you best. By this I am referring to the idea that even when you think that you have found a particular setup that is the most effective for your play-style you should still try out the various other weapons to see if there is in fact something better for you to use.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Setup Menu.

An example of a good class.
An example of a good class. | Source

2# Don't Run Around!

Unless you are only playing Call of Duty: Ghosts to mess about and to get some thrill out of the possibility of always being a target, do not run around constantly around the map. This is an almost certain way for you to get a low amount of kills and a high amount of deaths, which is rarely enjoyable. Instead, what you want to do, is to take your time and make sure to play as if you are in fact a real life soldier.

Put yourself in a real solider's shoes when you play. What would they do? How would they move? Let me tell you now that a real soldier would never be as ignorant as to run naked in front of their enemies, instead they almost always move to and from cover that they can hardly be seen behind. This is exactly what you should be doing when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts. Let the asinine's run blindly towards the oncoming wrath of your enemies, whilst you stay back, take your time and pick them off one by one.

Another useful tip is to make sure that if you do move. Staying still for long periods of time is anything but entertaining, and makes the game both dull and pointless. Therefore, while it is a good idea to stay behind cover as long as possible, do make sure to move about every so often to keep the game interesting. You will also find that you manage to accumulate more kills this way.

3# Always Play With at Least One Friend.

As would a real life soldier, it is essential that when you are playing Call of Duty: Ghosts you play with someone that you know. This will help you to play in a tactical manner meaning that you can watch each other's backs and plan how you are going to navigate around the map instead of blindly rushing in. The beauty of playing with someone that you know is that you can both talk to each other on a skype chat or some other form of Internet call, which means that there is no interference from your other team mates, who may attempt to sabotage your strategical play-style.

On the other hand, you should also make sure that you do not play with too many friends when striving to become an elite player, as not only will you have a lot of competition for kills, but you will also tend to find that people will leave the game. Just like yourself people do not like to be dominated on Call of Duty: Ghosts and if they are being stomped on they will leave and join a different game. To counter this it is a good idea that you play with a maximum of 3 friends, so that you can still play tactically without causing the other team to quit.

BONUS TIP! Do Not Take the Game Too Seriously.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is by no means an army simulator and is made to not be taken too seriously. This means that if you really want to be an elite soldier you need to work out a balance between following the tips presented in this article and knowing when to just sit back, relax and have some fun. Good luck and I will see you when you prestige.


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      getsomw 4 years ago

      Thanks for the advice. I will use it allot

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      drspaniel 4 years ago from Somewhere, where the sun shines once a year...

      I will be sure to take a look at your Hub :)

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      Sean K. Lueck 4 years ago from Kanata, ON

      I gave a couple of similar tips in my Hub about Black Ops II. Good advice! Cheers!