Call of Duty: Ghosts will allow players to customize the look of their soldiers, Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin announced today.
In an event unveiling the game's multiplayer, Rubin said players will have more than 20,000 possible combinations in personalizing their soldier's look, including their body type, head and gear. Players will also be able to play as a female.
"For Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer, nothing was scared," Rubin said, noting that everything from map modes, to animations and "who you are as a player" have been significantly changed for the game.
"This is the the biggest overhaul of multiplayer we've done since the original Modern Warfare," Rubin said. "In Ghosts you create not just a class, but a soldier."
Rubin said weapons loadouts have also been designed to empower the player. Players will have their pick of more than 30 new weapons across rifles, shotguns, and rocket launchers. There is also a new marksman rifle weapon class, which bridges the gap between assault and sniper rifles, and scopes with dual render technology that will allow players to keep their target in site but maintain peripheral vision.
Infinity Ward is borrowing the Pick 10 system Treyarch used in Black Ops 2, in which players can customize a squad of 10 soldiers, but is making a few tweaks in adding it to their create-a-soldier system. Ghosts players will be allocated a budget for their primary and secondary weapons, lethal and tactical equipment and perks. Attachments and killstreaks will be free.
Each of the 10 soldiers' appearance, perks, and loadouts can be customized, and each squad member will earn XP towards Prestige. Squad members can also be customized to specialize in certain classes across all game modes.
Ghosts will have "more perks than we've ever had before," said Rubin, as well as a different way to select them. Each perk has a set point value from one to five, with eight points to use how players want.
"You have the freedom to pick what you want and play how you want," Rubin said.
There will be more than 20 new Killstreaks in Ghosts, including Juggernaut Maniac, Vulture and Odinstrike. Players can also call in Riley, who will follow players around the map and take out any enemies that come close to you. He will act like a UAV by growling when enemies are near. Killstreaks can be earned through kills and by completing game mode objectives.
Three strike packages will be available for Ghosts: Assault, Support and Specialist. Infinity Ward has reduced the number of air-based Killstreaks and replaced them with more "visceral, in your face" ground-based ones. There will also be no more Deathstreaks.
"We got a lot of great feedback from the community and have put a ton of work into making these Killstreak packages more unique and well-defined," Rubin said.