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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Clan Wars

Understanding how the system works and how you can assist your Clan in winning those Nodes.

General Concept:

Clan Wars is played in normal multi-player game modes and your Clan is put up against 7 other Clans for the battle. Each War several different game modes are chosen. You can see which modes are available to you by checking your Clan Wars map via the Call of Duty app.

Each of these games modes available in your War are called ‘Nodes’. The objective is to capture these Nodes before other Clans in your War do, which earns your Clan capture points. At the end of the War the Clan with the most capture points wins the War.

During the time that you have any of these Nodes captured you are awarded a bonus in game XP multiplier. This means that whenever anyone in your Clan plays in that game mode they are earning a lot of extra XP towards leveling your Clan up. The XP multiplier varies – between an extra 15% – 30%. You can check how much bonus XP that Node will give by opening it up in the Clan Wars map.

Prior to the start of the first Clan War a qualifying weekend occurred to decide which Division you will be placed in to ensure that you are placed up against Clans of a similar size and skill.

Your performance in each War will decide if you stay in that Division, move up, or get placed in a lower Division to better suit your Clan.

These Divisions are:





Depending on what Division you are placed in will determine how many points are required to capture each Node. The higher the Division, the higher the number of points needed.

Capturing Nodes:

For this example 60 points will be needed in CORE KC.

To capture this Node your Clan will need to play the CORE KC game mode. You can either play together in a team or individually. Each win that any Clan member gets in that game mode a point will be added towards that Node. So if you have a team of 6 and you win, you will be awarded 6 points towards that Node and so forth.

Once you have earned your 60 points your Clan has ‘captured’ that node and will be awarded capture points.

Here’s where it gets a bit tricky….

When you capture that Node, all the other Clans points towards that one are frozen. They all now need to work towards knocking off all your 60 points before they can work towards capturing it.

So for example:

Your Clan: 60 points

Clan A: 55

Clan B: 40

Clan C: 20

Clan D: 15

Clan E: 10

Clan F: 10

Clan G: 0

Each win that any of the other 7 Clans in your War gets in that game mode will deduct points from your 60 points. So if even just one of the other Clans has a team of 6 they only need to get 10 wins (6 points per win) to knock off all of your 60 points and free that node up to be captured again.

Clan A was sitting on 55 points towards that Node when it was frozen, so they now only have to get another 5 points and they will capture that Node.

Capture Points:

Each Node is worth a different number of capture points.Some are only 10 points, others 15. To see what each Node is worth go to your Clan Wars map and open that Node.

To be competitive you need to be not only monitoring which Nodes you are capturing and how many capture points you are getting, but also watching which Nodes the other Clans are trying to capture and how many capture points that will get them. If you are always working towards the Nodes that only get you 10 capture points and the other leading Clan is working on Nodes that gets them higher capture points they will pull away from you on the leader board very quickly.


There are two main strategies that I recommend.

1.     Going for the overall win

2.     Securing your Clans favorite Node and keeping it locked down to earn large XP towards leveling up your Clan.

1. To win a Clan War you need to stay on top of what is happening in every Node, not just the ones you are trying to capture.Continually monitor what Nodes other Clans are actively trying to capture and how many capture points they will earn.

You will see very quickly which of the Clans you are up against are actively working towards the win and you need to be directing your Clan to block their advances whilst working towards capturing other nodes.

So for example: Clan A is only 5 points away from capturing the CORE KC Node. Direct your Clan to get straight into that game mode and get as many points up as they can.

One of two things will happen – you will either be lucky enough to sneak in and steal the Node before Clan A can complete the capture,or you will have your points up before that Node is frozen, meaning when that Node becomes available again you only have to get a few points to quickly secure it.

Once you have captured a Node you need to assess if any of the other leading Clans are trying to capture that node as well. If they are then you have two choices to make:

– Continue focusing efforts towards that Node to hold it down.

– Allow the opposing Clans to knock your points off that Node while you apply all your efforts on quickly taking down another Node.

Depending on the frequency that the other leading Clans are capturing Nodes, and how many capture points you have versus how many they have will be your deciding factor on this.

If you are currently in the lead by 20 + capture points then it’s in your best interest to block the other Clans advances on your Nodes. If you are playing catch up it is a waste of time trying to maintain your Node ifit is being attack, your efforts are better placed at quickly trying to steal one of their Nodes while they are focused on yours.

You only earn capture points when you first capture the Node, there are no additional points awarded for maintaining it, so if you want to stay ahead you need to be capturing more Nodes.

2. Securing your Clans favorite Node and keeping it locked down to earn large XP towards leveling up your Clan.

If you know that your Clan is perhaps not the most dedicated when it comes to rallying up to defend and capture Nodes this is your best option.

By selecting a Node that is the most popular in your Clan you know that your members will always be earning points in that game mode and keeping it locked down.

This then means that every member in your Clan playing in that game mode is earning bonus XP for themselves and towards leveling up your Clan.

The bonus XP is a great way to level up your Clan quickly,so even if your Clan is not keen on participating in the Wars you can still lock a Node down with only a few dedicated members and be getting that bonus Clan XP.

I hope those of you that were struggling to understand the mechanics of Clan Wars have found this information useful. This has just been a bit of an overview so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you – FlameABell


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