Call of Duty: Ghosts gets free Steam weekend with double XP

Call of Duty: Ghosts is getting a free Steam weekend, just in time for a double XP weekend. It's also getting new customization options, because shooting guys with guns painted in cat patterns is crazy-go-nuts!

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Call of Duty: Ghosts is gearing up for its next double XP weekend across all of the game's platforms. But to help boost enlistment numbers for the upcoming battle on PC, Activision and Infinity Ward are offering up a free weekend on Steam through Sunday at 1:00PM PST.

Even without the game's season pass, Ghosts features a number of multiplayer modes, including Heavy Duty and Gun Game, which were both recently patched in.

Ghosts has also received a new update that increases Create-a-Soldier loadout slots to 10, adds campaign characters to multiplayer, and lets players take control of series hero Captain John Price and his personal customization pack. Other customization options will be included, so you could riddle the enemy with bullets from a rifle painted with space cats.

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    February 20, 2014 3:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Call of Duty: Ghosts gets free Steam weekend with double XP.

    Call of Duty: Ghosts is getting a free Steam weekend, just in time for a double XP weekend. It's also getting new customization options, because shooting guys with guns painted in cat patterns is crazy-go-nuts!

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      February 20, 2014 3:12 PM

      Dang, only the multiplayer is free. :[ You have to pay if you want to play single player. :[

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        February 20, 2014 3:19 PM

        Ah, good to know.

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        February 20, 2014 4:11 PM

        Honestly? you're not missing much, the highlight of the campaign is Riley taking down a chopper by himself, Good boy!

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          February 20, 2014 4:32 PM

          Yeah, only reason why I like the sp action is because it's like playing a dumb action movie, haha.

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          February 20, 2014 5:18 PM

          I thought the final level was really well done - and some other really cool moments in SP. It's got a much slower pace than other Call of Duty games, but they have some really good pacing. The whole sneak in the mountain base sequence was pretty exceptional IMO.

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            February 20, 2014 5:21 PM

            There were some good moments but it was pretty lackluster all around. The scene where you carry the injured dog was atrocious; I almost rage quit and never went back during that segment.

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              February 20, 2014 5:34 PM

              That was probably the low point for me. Not sure why it was even in there. I suppose it was less bombastic than the other campaigns though.

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              February 21, 2014 8:39 AM

              Everybody references that, and I got through it in like 20 minutes. I still don't think I was playing the same game...

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        February 20, 2014 4:52 PM

        i cannot find the "install now" button and i'm looking right at the steam page.

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          February 20, 2014 6:05 PM

          yeah, no idea either.

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          February 20, 2014 7:48 PM

          My reply didn't go through. Weird.

          You have to restart Steam, and it should show up in your library. Just right click and install.

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        February 20, 2014 5:24 PM

        Damn. I really wish they'd sell the singleplayer version standalone. I won't pay $60 for the singleplayer and never end up playing multi. I'd drop $20 on it.

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      February 20, 2014 5:59 PM

      I'm surprised it's 50% off. Seems a little early for a CoD game.

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        February 20, 2014 6:00 PM

        I liked Ghosts (pc) more than anyone else I know and I have to admit it is the weakest of the series.

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        February 20, 2014 6:28 PM

        They are really worried about Titanfall it seems, especially with all the positive press from the beta weekend.

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          February 20, 2014 6:30 PM

          Nah, they have new DLC, they always do free weekends soon after new dlc.

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            February 20, 2014 7:57 PM

            Free weekend and a sale this soon after release?

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              February 20, 2014 8:13 PM

              50% is more than I would usually expect but a sale and a free-weekend coinciding with a DLC release 3 months after release isn't that unheard of.

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      February 20, 2014 7:21 PM

      LOL, an obvious last-ditch effort to move units before Titanfall drops (pun intended)

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      February 20, 2014 7:44 PM

      30 gigs! I'm gonna do it anyway.

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      February 20, 2014 8:56 PM

      Neat, I'll give it a go in Titanfall's absence.

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        February 20, 2014 8:57 PM

        If you do play it give me a shout on steam and I'll jump on for awhile.