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CoD5: War and CTF are Back! |

War and Capture the Flag are back in Call of Duty 5. I just hope that no previous modes fell by the wayside as a result, especially Headquarters! 🙂

You all know Capture the Flag, so I thought I’d take a moment to describe War. If you have Call of Duty 3, you already have War. Go play, you’ll see.

If not, here’s the skinny.

There are five flags, or positions, and they don’t move. (If it’s like CoD3, you’ll be able to change that number in the match’s settings.) Your team starts off owning two of them, and the opposing team owns two of them. The last middle flag is owned by nobody. It’s the one under contention. Your job is to go to the flag and raise your banner by standing near the flag for a set amount of time. Once you’ve captured that flag, the next flag in line (one of the enemy’s flags) becomes neutral and you have to go race to it and capture it. Once that one is captured, you have to capture the last flag and once that is done, you win!

Of course, the problem is that the enemy is doing the same thing, but in reverse.

This game is a little more tactical than other game modes and a valid strategy is to wait at the next, uncontested, flag, hoping that your team will soon capture the previous flag. Or if your team is hard pressed you can wait at your own flag that will be made neutral if the next flag is taken away, so that you can take it quickly and send the battle back to the previous flag.

All in all it’s an enjoyable game mode, and I’m glad that they brought it back for CoD5.

Now, can anyone confirm if Headquarters is in CoD5? Four player splitscreen? Anyone? Anyone?

CoD:WW Mulitplayer revealed

  • I never played CoD3, but that does sound fun. I’m not sure if I’ll pick up CoD5 yet or not. But it’s a good maybe.

  • In fps terms, capture the flag mode is usually used for stealing the opponent’s flag, where you usually bring back home to score. The game mode you mention is a domination type game where you capture territories. You are not capturing the flags, you are capturing territories. Correct me if I’m wrong..

  • Well you are both right AND wrong. War IS territory based, but in CoD3 at least, those territories were represented by stationary flags.

  • Riggins44

    War is easily my favorite game mode. I am hopeful for a hardcore mode as in COD4.