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Activision blew the doors off of the multiplayer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts at an event earlier today, and several promising improvements were shown.
The trailer embedded above showcases some impressive destructible environments — or “dynamic map events,” as Activision called them — which are a first for the long-running franchise. Just as notably, though, is that much of that carnage is wrought by a female soldier, another series first.
The inclusion of female character models are part of a large initiative to make Call of Duty: Ghosts the most customizable CoD yet, promising over 20,000 combinations of body types, weapons, and gear.
The most dedicated Call of Duty fans will also be happy to learn that their stats will transfer between console generations — if you buy the game on Xbox 360, for example, your prestige progress will be waiting for you when you upgrade to the Xbox One version (but not 360 to PS4, or vice versa). Very cool.
Activision is promising the world with Ghosts’s multiplayer, claiming that it’ll change the landscape as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare did in 2007. Those are lofty claims, but no one will be able to confirm or deny them until the game’s release on November 5th.