Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo launching March 7

For the first time in the history of the Call of Duty series, Activision will offer a multiplayer demo.

Activision is doing something it has never done before with the Call of Duty series. The publisher announced today that it will host a free Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox Live this weekend for Xbox One and PC.

The promotion runs March 7-10. It will mark the first time Activision has ever offered a multiplayer demo for a Call of Duty game.

During the special weekend you'll be able to try out three multiplayer maps (Strikezone, Warhawk, and Prison Break), as well as three multiplayer modes: Search & Rescue, Domination, and Team Deathmatch. You'll also get to try out the Extinction game mode.

It's unclear if the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo will require Xbox Live Gold. Though Activision has never released a formal Call of Duty multiplayer demo before, the developer did hold a public beta for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007.

For more on Call of Duty: Ghosts, check out GameSpot's review.

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114 comments
McGregor
McGregor

Hmm...I'm looking for the PC demo (great time waster until titanfall hits)...no such luck on that...Eddie should update this and point out that it's for XB1 and 360.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

Guess t hey're truely desperate to rely on demos and free weekends on Steam to get those sales up. Gotta face the fact that using the same formulae over and over just doesn't cut it after a while...

HyabusaRyu
HyabusaRyu

one can't just simply download 20+ gig's in 3 days !

lee3701
lee3701

Cant they just sack Eddie already for his crap articles?

ceaseless
ceaseless

With all the new info that just leaked on Titanfall, they know where some of their players and potential DLC buyers will be. That TF Beta that came was just a small piece of something larger that hasn't been shown by Respawn. Also, don't know why that demo is news unless they're trying to push DLC maps or something. Ghosts player count dropped severely on the PC since release.

metalcaipira
metalcaipira

 It seems old COD fans are tired of the same and switched to BF4 and other games. In Brazil, Ghosts (PS3/X360) price dropped 50% and now we see these news. Activision is doing smart moves, but it's better to launch a better game this year, that doesn't make us feel like shooting with plastic toy guns.

UnaSolida
UnaSolida

What most of you are failing to see is they're obviously doing this to try and boost and re market the title. It came and went and no one really cared yeah of course the COD robots bought it but the average/casual gamer said "meh,not this time" and clearly this freaked out activision. I have no personal vendetta against COD just hate it when something so anti - creativity is the majority.

ewjiml
ewjiml

For the first time ever, mankind went to the moon.  And also for the first time EVER, Cod was given a free multiplayer weekend on Steam a few weeks ago. 
Amateur....

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Sorry Sony fans - this game doesn't run on your beloved 1080p in multiplayer - on either of your systems!

robertcain
robertcain

What about Steam? They do a free weekend demo of many games, INCLUDING Black Ops 2 every now and again. Honestly there's no point to putting out a demo anyway seeing as 90% of the hardcore crowd own Ghosts on Xbox anyway!

jeddawey
jeddawey

with black ops 2 they made it available as a free weekend event. the same couple weeks ago with ghosts.

news like this are very unprofessional. it feels like a copy paste with no knowledge and facts checking.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Yay! Does this mean the sales are finally not up to scratch? Are we finally getting to them? In light of the new ideas from Titanfall and the new gen in general COD looks like an 8 bit game at this point.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

lol xbox only... Microsoft and COD go hand in hand.


Yet it still runs at a higher resolution on PS4 >.>

jcogopogo
jcogopogo

I remeber the old days when you just got a free mp demo , be better if it wasn't a timed thing, but gonna check it out  I have always liked the CoD franchise.  I doubt it will be better then old school cod 4 MW , still my favorite MP on my PC , HC FF is the best 


vader501st
vader501st

Give it up, Activision. You're not taking on Titanfall with this.

Daian
Daian

This is so wrong, there have been multiple free multiplayer weekends on Steam for 2 CoD games including Ghosts (maybe more).

Can you guys hire me to help out Eddie with the news, I seem to be better informed most of the time. Freelance work is fine with me.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

CODW@W was the last good COD title, Black Ops was not too bad, but the rest are utter poo.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

I suppose that the COD-bashing bandwagon is still around. I doubt that it would run out of passengers until the franchise goes the way of Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

I suppose that this IP is finally showing signs of slowing down, now that Activision has to resort to this - on the consoles, no less - and that after the Call of Duty: Elite service is shut down.

On the other hand, I noticed that Activision is not about to let the game go the way of Guitar Hero.

obsequies
obsequies

errrm...It was free for the weekend like a month ago

beuneus12
beuneus12

COD, lol

little kids with ADHD and a bunch of bro casuals who all think they got 'skillz'

And never realizing the only reason their K/Ds are 'good' is BECAUSE they are fighting against kids & bro casuals

StephenSays
StephenSays

This game is not Bad.

Its oddly Bad.

It's like why are you so Bad.

Even CoD fans who still play it Know its Bad

No one Defends this game.

People who play this game only play it so they don't loose their COD skills... What ever that is?

psownit
psownit

they knew ex-cod dev will steal away gamers cos their the ones started with COD4 and MW2. plus COD lost its hardcore gamers back in 2011. now begging lil kids to join their free multiplayer demo. remember Activision said; we don't need to start with new i.p or improvement. ''as long as we sell call of duty franchise, there won't be any changes'' 


most ppl need to re-think what happened in 2010 with lawsuit INFINITY WARD developers went through. COD is a different game now and developed by different people. ALL YOU NEED TO DO. DONT BUY NEXT COD.


I hope respawn puts TITANFALL 2 multi-platform Next 2 years. i hate EA as their publisher. because EA servers suck so much in all genres.

EatShanna
EatShanna

The latest game is a true piece of shit, the worst one in the series and one of the worst games I've played in 19 years of gaming.


Back in 2011 I tried Modern Warfare 3 and thought it was the worst in the series, then Ghosts was released and managed to be even worse. 



StephenSays
StephenSays

multiplayer demo on Xbox Live this weekend for Xbox One and PC.


What, this game isn't available on PS4???

Are you  a 3rd party game or 1st party game,  if you choose your side then ima choose mine.

quakke
quakke

"Activision is doing something it has never done before with the Call of Duty series."

And why might they do that.. Maybe simply because CoD is dead and this is desperate man in his last act before fading away.

RiverCityRandom
RiverCityRandom

Hmmmm, right before Titanfall's launch? 


"Remember us, guys? -COD

teller76567
teller76567

My be if they called it Steel battalion full assault or some shit then, Titan Fall it wouldn't get shat on so much. 

teller76567
teller76567

So you know what maps you'er most likely to play over the weekend so stupid. Grate their doing a demo for people but that will make it more likely for only three maps to be open over the weekend.

Blazen702
Blazen702

The PS4 isn't relevant. That's why all the fun is on the X1

wallacom
wallacom

@vader501st  hey it just from 7-10, a warm up for titanfall for the 11. 
Although I own Ghost, second hand, but still, worst decision ever lol.

jcogopogo
jcogopogo

@Dredcrumb9  cod 4 MW is by far the MP, hardcore mode on the pc , most older systems can run and it has one of the more fair simple upgrade systems , to be honest all teh CoD have been good and so have BF, were just so used to good games


teller76567
teller76567

@Gelugon_baat  R.I.P C.O.D Elite i will miss seeing my stats on my pp90m1 and my M16,M4

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@obsequies  

That was for Steam - though I doubt that Eddie is aware of the Steam deals.

Figures though - the franchise's main market is the consoles'.

McGregor
McGregor

@beuneus12  I enjoy playing against pro's on the console after a battlefield match on PC...the console version is so slow, in comparison, and the reflexes that BF gives you on PC makes you dominate CoD on the console!

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@beuneus12  dude, bro! Wanna go chill and drink some Natti ice and play some Madden/ COD?

angelofbeast198
angelofbeast198

@psownit  you suck even more with your lack of knowledge about this game sense ea is not gona b the server for this games

robertcain
robertcain

@Arsyad00 @M3o5nster  Patience my friend; Respawn is fairly sure that the sequels will come to PS4, provided EA doesn't extend their deal with Microsoft. It happened with Mass Effect so I don't see why Titanfall shouldn't come to PS4 as well.

vader501st
vader501st

@wallacom I share the same pain. Will be nice to play with friends who don't own it, though.