Call of Duty: Ghosts – How to Unlock Extinction Mode

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Extinction Mode isn’t available in Call of Duty: Ghosts right out of the gate, players will need to finish the campaign up to a certain point to unlock the extraterrestrial addition.

Don’t be confused — it’s really simple. All you’ve got to do is finish the first four missions, and Extinction Mode appears on the main menu. Keep scrolling for a few more details, and let us know how you’re feeling about the initially locked alien survival mode in the comments.

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How to Unlock Extinction Mode

Singleplayer Method:

1. Start the Campaign under any difficulty. Extinction Mode will unlock under Recruit.

2. Complete the first mission (Ghost Stories).

3. Return to the main menu to see the new selection; Extinction Mode.

Multiplayer Method:

1. Start your Multiplayer Career.

2. Reach Level 5.

3. Return to the main menu to find the new selection; Extinction Mode.

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14 Comments on Call of Duty: Ghosts – How to Unlock Extinction Mode


On November 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm

My friends and I unlocked it by reaching level 5 on multiplayer as well.

Kevin Thielenhaus

On November 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm


Thanks for letting us know! I added your info and a credit for your contribution.


On November 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

or as soon as you launch squads it will unlock


On November 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I had it on recruit and only did the first mission and it appeared at the main menu


On November 5, 2013 at 7:52 pm

hi i preorder ghost in the psn store and i haven’t got free-fall what the hell happened


On November 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Me and my fiance played the campaign finished the first level and had it on recruit and it appreared right after.


On November 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I played the first 4 missions on recruit and I still unlocked it.
I was just playing it and I love it,it’s better than Zombies mode from Black Ops 2, to be honest
After awhile you just get tired of zombies.


On November 7, 2013 at 5:11 am

I got error message ‘rorke file not loading’ when playing the rorke mission. What’s wrong?

Kevin Thielenhaus

On November 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

Thanks for the comments, guys! I’ve heard enough to see that the initial report was incorrect, and that Extinction WILL unlock after completing just one mission on recruit.


On November 8, 2013 at 7:30 am

Mine was already unlocked as soon as I loaded the game. Maybe because 2 friends invited me to a game?

Also, to the person that preordered the game there’s a insert in the game, the code is on the back.


On November 16, 2013 at 4:55 am

extinction mode is unlock whn iam trying to play its gives error specified file not found :( ((((((((


On December 13, 2013 at 10:10 am

Ok, when i go to extinction mode it takes me to steam…….

Tomas Lasten

On July 13, 2015 at 7:32 am

Thanks for this, recently bought this for cheap and was trying to work this out haha:/