The 10 Most Annoying Things About Call of Duty Multiplayer

Listen, I play quite a bit of Call of Duty multiplayer and even so, there are still things that annoy me every time I encounter them. In fact, most of these probably annoy those of us who play Call of Duty simply because of how often we encounter them. Here’s what I consider to be the ten most annoying things about Call of Duty multiplayer.

10. Not having the right unlocks

It doesn’t matter how often you play, there’s bound to be a moment where you kill a guy, pick up his weapon, and instantly decide that it’s your new favorite weapon, only to find out that you don’t have enough squad points to unlock it or any of the attachments. More often than not, this happens because someone is running around with a fully spec’d weapon that requires you to be at max level before you can select it, but still, it’s annoying none the less. In Call of Duty Ghosts, this actually feels like it happens more often than not, despite there being no level limit to use each weapon. Squad points come slow, and that spreads out your weapon choices pretty thin.  The problem definitely hasn’t gotten any better in recent years.

9. On-Scene Commanders

We’ve all been in that situation where we’re starting to lose a close game and have to bark out a command or two over the microphone, but some people take it to the next level. Sure, we all want to win, but if you’re sitting around in public matches barking commands like you’re some of kind of on-scene commander, there’s no way that anyone is going to listen to you, let alone think you’re cool for it.

To be fair, it isn’t Call of Duty, but this is my favorite video of someone taking this concept to the extreme for a laugh.

8. Non-Double XP Weekends

Now, this might sound like the epitome of a gamer’s first-world problem, but once you get the taste of how quickly you can level up your soldiers under double XP, it’s impossible to go back. There’s nothing like a weekend where you know you’ll rank up fast and finally hit that “Prestige” button to see just how far you can get in three days. It’s pretty far, turns out. There’s nothing like the feeling that comes when you hear that level up sound multiple times throughout one match. It gets you hyped and makes it almost impossible to stop there. We just wish they’d come more than once a month or so.

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7. Host Migration

This might not be an issue much longer for gamers picking up an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 which utilize dedicated servers, but at least for now, host migration can be a bit of a bummer. If you’re unfamiliar, Call of Duty doesn’t have dedicated servers anymore. Instead, it chooses the player with the best connection to host a lobby and everyone connects with them. If they decide the leave, the game has to stop, pause, and find a new person to host the game. It takes away from the action and can happen again and again until it finally kicks you back out to the main menu, losing you precious time and XP. It’s just a bummer all around.

6. Bad Map Shuffling

When you’re enjoying a lobby and the playlist that you’re in, there’s nothing more frustrating than having your least favorite map come up…only to have it come up again and again because there isn’t a good rotation of maps cycling through. I don’t think it’s really clear what causes this, but it’s likely less of an issue in Ghosts than it was in Black Ops 2 because there’s not an option to replay the same map. That’s good for situations like this where you get a map you don’t like, but also kind of a bummer when you get one that you really do like. Regardless, it’s always a good call just to scream into your microphone telling people to vote for the opposite map. It always (read: never) works.

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10 Comments on The 10 Most Annoying Things About Call of Duty Multiplayer


On November 9, 2013 at 5:37 pm

What about cheaters/modders? There is nothing worse than joining a match and realizing that someone is using an aimbot mod, or is somehow exploiting some obscure glitch that lets them call in a seemingly infinite amount of airstrikes.


On November 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

team killing….ghost has ricochet…kinda annoying since I like to kill the players that aren’t contributing.


On November 10, 2013 at 4:52 am

What about spawns? Played a game last night & repeatedly spawned in front of the other team facing opposite direction, annoying once but this game does it a lot! With the size of these maps should not happen.


On November 10, 2013 at 5:42 am

This guy writing this article is clearing uninformed and you should stop reading immediately.

Call of Duty NEVER and I repeat NEVER had dedicated servers. This is the first game that HAS dedicated servers. Its a hybrid system that works on both current and next gen titles. Go look up because this retard apparently can’t.

Now, how it works is, if the servers are down, which they are time to time especially around launches, it goes back to host picked lobbies. The person with the best connection becomes host. That is when there is a host migration. This guy is such a dumb ass its unbelievable that he gets a voice on a site to speak.


On November 10, 2013 at 8:04 am

You are a ing moron. #10…Cry me a river. You want all the gear unlocked right away. off. Play the game and level up. #9…Use the ing mute button, it works wonders. This is one of COD’s biggest complaints, the people on the mics but yet everyone forgets that you can mute people. Believe me, I do it every time a foreign idiot comes in. #8…The games been out for a week. There will be double xp weekends still, don’t be a cry baby. #7…Guess you should play on a PS4 then. #4…Either leave if you care about K/D or stay and learn how to play better. #3…There’s nothing wrong with camping, especially if you’re a sniper. This is something the people of the world need to wake the up to. #1…See #9.


On November 10, 2013 at 8:09 am

On the topic of campers I have to say “waah, get over it”. The grievances people have with campers is exactly why i don’t spend too much times with these modes. “Oh, you’re not playing the exact way I’m playing, and your strategy is killing me too many times, so you’re playing wrong. Play the way I play, or don’t play at all”.


On November 10, 2013 at 8:36 am

……yes because when someone is playing as a sniper they shouldn’t be sniping aka camping, no they should be running around like an idiot through the battlefield trying to knife people. CAUSE REASONS!!!!!


On November 10, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I will say that I think the writer got “camper” and “sniper” mixed up. Sniping, yeah, you should be in one spot (maybe moving every now and then) on the edge of the map with a good field of vision.

When I think of “camping” I think of someone hiding in a corner with a shotgun, blasting anyone who walks through a door.

I don’t have a problem with getting sniped. I have an issue with getting camped.

Also, Greg and Saint, you are the types of gamers that make people hate gamers. The stereotypical CoD a**holes.


On November 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm

StoneMountain64 is hilarious.

Seriously.. the embedded youtube video is funny as f*ck!


On December 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm

So I got the xbox one and the call
Of duty ghost… I can’t figure out how the mic work I. The multiplayer… It shows it as locked. Do I have to reach a certain level to unlock it? I was trying to fix it for my husband and it doesn’t work. Does anyone know the answer to this??