Ahead of the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, now is a great time to introduce Call of Duty fans to the IW6x project. IW6x is a modified client for Call of Duty: Ghosts which features new content and cheat-protected, dedicated servers.
Due to the nature of the project, IW6x is only available on PC. It is not possible to accomplish on consoles.
How to Install IW6x
While it is possible to play IW6x without owning the Call of Duty: Ghosts base game on Steam, we do not condone piracy and therefore will not be providing the methods to install the client this way. To install IW6x, download and extract the IW6x client files into your Ghosts installation folder, this is typically located at the following location...
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Ghosts
Once that is done, simply run the IW6x launcher and dive into the expanded Call of Duty: Ghosts universe!
If you're looking for support with IW6x, be sure to visit the X Labs Discord server. We're just reporting on an awesome mod, we can't help you with any of the issues that you may come across!
Is IW6x Safe?
IW6x is an entirely separate client from the retail copy which is available on Steam. Because of this, no Steam services are used, only the game's assets. There is no risk of VAC ban, and anything done on your IW6x account will not carry over to the Steam version of the game.
The project is also open source, meaning that at any moment, you can view the entirety of the source code for the IW6x client. This way, if you're familiar with software and reverse engineering, you can determine exactly what the mod is doing.
Why Play IW6x?
It's no secret that the Call of Duty titles tend to degrade in quality over the years, especially on PC. This is partially due to the repetitiveness of experiencing the same content for so long, but the biggest issue is the infestation of cheaters. The goal of IW6x is to revive and enhance the Ghosts experience.
As IW6x is currently in its early stages of development, the primary focus of the mod is to improve the base experience of the game before adding new content. One of the biggest features at the moment is the Server Browser, which allows players to host and join lobbies with specific rule and map sets.
Because of the low population of legacy Call of Duty titles, especially Ghosts, it is nearly impossible to legitimately progress through the ranks and unlock all of the content which the game has to offer. Because of this, IW6x offers an Unlock All feature which will grant the player access to all unlockable content in the game. This includes DLC that is entirely unobtainable now, such as the notorious Spectrum Camo!
Note: As previously explained, this modification will not be reflected in the official game client.
In cheat-enabled servers or private matches, players have access to the developer console which is typically inaccessible to players. This offers a wide range of modifications that the player can utilize to customize their experience. Developer commands range from simply disabling the HUD to enabling no-clip and allowing the player to fly around the map.
These tools could be especially utilized by content creators to get the perfect camera effects and angels for their cinematic footage. At the same time, using commands to set the player movement speed to 10x is an incredibly fun time with friends!
In the future, as IW6x evolves, it's expected that the client will support content mods. This system can be found in the well-established IW4x client which contains several new maps and weapons for players to use in the Modern Warfare 2 engine.
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