Call of Duty: Ghosts patch adds Chaos mode to Extinction

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The Call of Duty series has become somewhat infamous for hiding the bulk of its additional content inside paid-for DLC. A new PC patch for Call of Duty: Ghosts contains the rare bonus of a new, and entirely free, game mode. Chaos has been added to Extinction co-op multiplayer, providing a variation of the game type last seen as part of Modern Warfare 3's Spec-Ops mode.

In it, players battle never-ending waves of enemies. So far, so every co-op mode released since Gears of War, but the twist comes in the additional bonuses. By chaining together kills, players unlock power-ups to help them battle on. It certainly sounds like a chaotic variant of Extinction. As opposed to the orderly, subdued extinctions we're so used to.

Want to see a big ol' dump of patch notes? You're in luck:

Weapon Balance

  • MTAR-X: Reduced head-shot damage multiplier.

eSports

  • Restrict DLC weapons for clan v clan & esports mode.

Anti-Cheat

  • Fixes dock exploit area in Whiteout.
  • Fixed map exploit on Freight so deployable boxes no longer stick to the gate.
  • Fixed map exploit on Warhawk so deployables no longer stick to the fence.
  • Overall anti-cheat improvements.

Additional Fixes

  • Adjusted Domination spawn logic to make it less likely for defenders to spawn near a flag if it is being captured.
  • Fix for 4096 error.
  • Fix for wiretap perk to work properly in Hardcore modes.
  • Fixed issue that classified non-sliding kills as sliding kills if the user died mid-slide.
  • Fix to default killstreak highlight to last one selected.
  • Fixed issue that allowed the user to navigate menus while accepting a clan invite.
  • Fixed flare audio after player leaves helo gunner.
  • Fixed hardcore audio alias for kill confirmed.
  • Added proper friendly alias for blitz friendly scoring.
  • Fix to properly show a popup dialog if a user tries to join on someone from the recently met player list that is a blocked user.
  • Added killcam for Night Owl deaths.
  • Fixed character scene offset causing misalignment of some characters.

New Features

  • "Chaos Mode" for Extinction.

Extinction

  • Stability and performance improvements.
  • Fixed challenges that were providing more than one skill point.
  • Casual mode does not write to leaderboards.
  • Fixed issue where player models could appear stuck when taking large amounts of damage at once.
  • Improvements to drill placement logic.
  • Armor is now invulnerable when the Tank Class skill is active.

Nightfall

  • Late joining, spectating and players in Last Stand will now be teleported to the final Breeder fight if triggered without them.
  • Fixed case where players could prevent the Breeder from spawning on Nightfall.

Mayday

  • Improved alien navigation and pathing.
  • Improved wall and ceiling navigation for aliens.
  • Updated Kraken smash and cool down logic.
  • Fixed ingredient issue where some combinations prevented creation.
  • Fixed cases where players could not turn a Rhino into a pet when using a Relic.
  • Improvements to clipping to prevent players from getting to undesirable locations.
  • Improvements to the Tesla Traps behavior.
  • Improved clipping to prevent players from placing the drill in undesirable locations.
  • MAAWS stability and tracking improvements.
  • Drill cannot be removed from the Drillbot after being placed.
  • Replaced the Drill waypoint icon after completing the defend from afar sequence.
  • Late joining, spectating players and players in Last Stand will now be teleported to the Kraken fight if triggered without them.
  • Improvements to pillage locations.
  • Deployed items in the lower portion of the ship are removed allowing for new item placement on the top deck of Mayday.
  • Friendly Seeder Turrets no longer prevent the gas sequence from triggering.
  • Intel audio snippets now play in game after being collected.
  • EMP effect from the Kraken no longer impacts skill point menu access.
  • Fixed crafting scoring exploit where players would mistakenly receive funds when canceling crafting.

PC Specific Update

  • Fixed rare crash.
  • Fixed invites not being processed properly during a loading screen in Multiplayer.
  • Fix to return user to the barracks after leaving clan through clan details.

The patch is out now for PC, and will download automatically through Steam.

Ta, CVG.