Published on January 9th, 2014 | by dee0
Changes Coming to eSports with Call of Duty Ghosts
Yesterday an Infinity Ward developer released some interesting information in regards to Call of Duty Ghosts eSports and how future competitive events will be run to ensure fairness.
To start things off, various suits, sights and features will be disabled and removed from competitions. The Ghillie suit is definitely out when it comes to competitive rules now. If you weren’t aware, the Ghillie suite is typically a sniper rifle suite that lets users hide in overgrown areas without being spotted, it looks something like this:
Further, the Tracker Sights have also been restricted. Tracker sights, if you’re unaware, look like this:
Among other restrictions was the Danger Close in competitive rules along with the disabling of third-person spectators while in private matches during competitions.
The rules set in place were as follows:
- Removal of split-screen in Private match when eSports rules are enabled.
- Add eSports rules to Clan vs. Clan playlist.
- Open Clan v Clan playlist to allow solo player entry & mixed clan teams.
- Modify Dead Silence/Amplify functionality.
Other additions would include a new platform for the addition of the Xbox One LAN support as well as other changes to the broadcaster mode. In broadcaster there would be more game action overlays where they are required and other leaderboard and scoreboard changes that you can read about in the full notes.
Infinity Ward, in their official announcement, wanted to remind everyone that these aren’t all of the requests they received for changes to upcoming eSports competitions, but only the ones that they feel confident that they can make on time.