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Battlefield 4 vs Call of Duty Ghosts graphics comparison

A screenshot comparison between the two heavyweight first person shooters.

A few days ago, both Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghosts got some brand new screenshots, and to make things even more interesting, both screenshots had a forest theme, which makes it easier to compare.

CoD Ghosts is said to be running on an all new next gen engine, but honestly, it didn’t look that way. Even DICE posted on the official Battlefield Facebook page saying that Battlefield 4 was “the REAL next gen title”.

Check out the images below which compares Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghosts. And we have to say, Battlefield 4 seems to look better. After watching the latest CoD gameplay trailer, it looks last gen, to be honest. Check out the video here and judge for yourself.

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 vs Call of Duty Ghosts 1

Call of Duty Ghosts

Battlefield 4 vs Call of Duty Ghosts 2

Now, these are developer released “screenshots”, which means they might very well be “bullshots”. “Bullshots” is a nickname given to screenshots that have been heavily Photoshopped by developers to look better (hence “bullshit screenshots”).

Bullshots or not, the Cod Ghosts gameplay video gives us a few hints as to why the game is very last gen. Check out this screen capture from the latest CoD Ghosts trailer, where a Redditor discovered something rather interesting:

Battlefield 4 vs Call of Duty Ghosts 3

Both games will be showcased extensively at E3, where we will get a better chance at comparing the visuals.

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    May 23rd, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    HOLY SMOKES! Look at the sunlight going into the leaves in the BF4 shot. Talk about detail!

    • Vky chauhan
      April 1st, 2014 at 2:23 am

      Hahahahah.. Yeah Right… U Can’t Beat Ghosts!! Suckers!!!!!

  2. danvan
    May 23rd, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Lol randome sunlight on cod. I thought its going to improve in a leap but it looks slightly the same like mw3

  3. DGreen951
    May 24th, 2013 at 8:03 am

    @Shadow7cyrus-So you played BF4 before everybody else? If your talking about graphics. BF3 & Bf4 graphics are kinda the same, but Bf4 graphics still are better because of the small improvements made. If you want better graphics than this, maybe you should develop your system & games.

    • Ethan Morris
      June 15th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Yes, I agree with Q. Thank you for making sense. COD has never been up to par with the Battlefield series when it comes to graphics, audio, gameplay, etc. (In other words, EVERYTHIHG). Battlefield 4 is going to blow apart Ghosts. If Ghosts is anything like the rest of the series (which it most likely will be), it’ll be way too unrealistic in gameplay.

      • MILGHT2
        September 30th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

        Please tell me one thing other than graphics and a sight that changes zoom level that they added in bf4. Oh, a building falls down? How interesting, bf4 copied real life! See what i mean? You fanboys on both sides tell others that their series copy each other, yet both copy real life!

        • MR.X
          March 15th, 2014 at 11:27 am

          some shooter game are suppose to be inspired by real life(look at crysis , killzone shadow fall and titanfall , etc)
          most games must have logics and real life simulation
          something that COD is incapable of thinking
          mostly his not the fanboy around here but i think you are….no hard feelings
          but im just kind of sick of COD fanboy keep thinking that theyre game is the best when even game like pokemon can smoke them
          COD games failed to sold sucessfully in japan , battlefield 4 outpass pokemon X and Y in japan and become #1 in japan
          so yeah…battlefield is fully updated with gameplay feature and more
          graphic didnt slightly improve , when i played the game , a huge significantly improvement

  4. Johnny Neat
    May 24th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    The XboxOne event CoD: Ghosts presentation was annoying with how the latest Infinity Ward head Mark Rubin and that Activision honcho who I can never remember by name bragged about the lamest aspects of their supposed next gen engine. I mean from the lame fish Ai and on it was just get the get out of here. These photos should be taken seriously.

    Now as BF4, now that looked next gen and I look forward to getting the real and complete BF experience on consoles this time around.

    • danvan
      May 24th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      Same getting this for ps4

      • Ethan Morris
        June 15th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

        Amen. BF4 will blow COD: Ghosts out of the water just like Sony did Microsoft at E3.

        • Jay
          June 16th, 2013 at 7:34 am


        • Wes
          August 14th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

          Not really. Because Cod only has land battles.

  5. josh
    May 24th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    On the first cod picture, it doesn’t make any sense how bright the ground is….there’s very little light shining through those leaves.

  6. mohammad
    May 25th, 2013 at 4:06 am

    “new engine” ? will congrats ! because you are still 7-8 behind cod lol .

    • Game Variety Player
      May 26th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      CoD’s engine sucks in comparison. Frostbite is the most powerful engine to date. Sorry guys, CryEngine is the most beautiful engine to date. But still, when you are the most overrated game franchise, at least present everything with quality. The pictures I have seen of CoD Ghosts are lame. I enjoy both series, but to be honest, CoD has been losing its fun and balanced touch ever since the release of Modern Warfare 2. CoD is an arcade game, and killstreaks, what a joke! Why reward a good player and put others at an even higher disadvantage? CoD logic is so lame compared to Battlefield logic. The simulative coordination of Battlefield far plunders Call of Duty out of the frying pan and into the fire. I will also quote has not rebuilt their engine since Modern Warfare.

      • mohammad
        May 26th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

        you forgot also ARMA 3 engine which it has stunning graphics as frostbite & cryengine , i’m just like you i played cod games from mw , mw2 , bo to mw3 & nothing changed so i’m not getting any cod game anymore & that’s for sure because it will be…. waste of money .

      • okman
        June 11th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

        no the dream engine is the best 😛

        • assassins creed guy
          July 6th, 2013 at 1:21 am

          well another good engine is anvil next that runs assassins creed

  7. Jose
    May 26th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Both looks like great graphics but battlefield 4 gonna be better cuz the put the luv into it but I’m getting both for ps4

  8. ...
    June 1st, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Ghosts’ graphics seem alright. Better than MW3’s. However, I’m more interested in the ‘feel’ of the engine. The traditional CoD engine has always had that smooth and crisp feeling and so people continued to enjoy it. If they can change up the formula a little, but at the same time make it feel like good ole’ CoD, then I think Ghosts will do well. As for BF3, there were times where I felt uneasy playing the game and the animations felt slightly annoying. Still, I enjoyed BF3 more than MW3/BO2 and BF4 seems like it won’t disappoint me.
    Going back to the graphics’ comparison, BF4 is obviously better looking but Thank God we finally got an improvement in visuals from CoD.

    • MILGHT2
      September 30th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      BF4 = more vehicle campers w/infinite flares camping spawns filled with players who only have 3 javelin shots being gunned down by said chopper

      COD:G = Campers getting owned by underbarrel grenade launchers and sensor grenades

      This forum: Spelling and grammatical mistakes everywhere…

  9. Noob
    June 5th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Come on, lets be realistic now. Battlefield owns CoD in the graphics department. Those who try to argue and say otherwise clearly have crud in their eyes. Bf4>Cod

  10. someone
    June 9th, 2013 at 6:11 am

    wtf 2 suns????

  11. Xtrem_Killer37
    June 13th, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Bf4 will be better than Ghost is not jealous it’s just that you like call of disgust and you are the result bf4 will be even more beautiful than Call of

  12. Duffman
    June 22nd, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Who cares about where the sun is etc, I’m all about the gameplay. I suppose it’s a bit like FIFA V PES. People will always have their favourite. COD is my favourite so I’ll stick to that.

  13. Stranger
    June 23rd, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    both games are just bragging about how awesome it is

  14. KrashOPS
    June 25th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    To be honest, I don’t give a crap about graphics. Battlefield was always better in gameplay than CoD. I actually enjoyed CoD 1 and 2 but after that it got heavily screwed up. Battlefield requires strategy, teamwork and much more. It’s just like the real war. After BC2 came Battlefield 3 which was even better in many ways. Now I can’t wait to play BF4!

  15. Pancake Dude
    August 10th, 2013 at 5:30 am

    I wouldn’t even compare these two any more. CoD is an arcade shooter meant for fast games, while Battlefield is almost a combat simulator. Hence, CoD is aimed at a younger audience with a shorter attention span with their run and gun style gameplay. And as far as developers go, infinity ward is looking for their next great cash fix, while DICE is trying their hardest to make a quality game. All I can say is I hope DICE doesn’t try to make bf4 “appealing” to CoD fans as they did with bf3.

  16. LOL
    September 16th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    And look, there’s no random sun rays in BF4! And none of that stupid shit hanging from the trees!

  17. Dirtdiver
    September 25th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I always laugh at people that say Battlefield is more like real war. In real war people run around with defibrillators and revive people to 100% health and continue to fight, that’s realistic! I have played both games and enjoy both games, but the games offer different types of game play. This is largely due to the fact that BF has vehicles which makes it significantly different than COD. BF has better graphics, but COD has much smoother game play. I prefer to have the smoother game play and could care less what the damn trees look like! The sun is a pain in the ass on BF3 and I really don’t care if there are two suns. Just make the game play fun so that I can enjoy the game.

  18. Magma
    October 21st, 2013 at 1:48 am

    It’s really funny that cod wants to beat the record of GTA 5. Battlefield is going to beat cods sales when it comes out.

  19. KH
    November 4th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    This Fight is just a fight for which car is shinier, or which yard has more flowers. this is not a reason to buy a game, and if it is, then Minecraft would’ve failed as a game.

    November 4th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    BF4 way more realistic then cod ghost. BF4 has better distractive areas to blow stuff down and it is more tactical type of game. it also has epic battles when playing multiplayer

  21. frankertank
    November 5th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    battlefield 4 will not blow cod ghosts. im not saying its worse, im pretty sure its even way better. but ghosts has to many fanboys and kids playing it, if everyone listened to the pegi 18 and things like that activision wouldve been bankrupt for at least 4 years now. but since noone does listen to that, cod will have big ass selling shit again. i do believe battlefield will come closer to the fps throne. thats just what i think though.

  22. noname
    November 6th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    battlefield launch the bf3 2 years ago, call of duty launch a game every f*cking year, they don’t want to make a very good game, they don’t care for the players, they want money!!! it’s pure marketing this bullsh*t!!!!

  23. Lo
    November 8th, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Holy crap people, so mw4 has a little better graphic system. I’ve played cod ghosts and the graphics are amazing it’s easy playing and has something I want a difficulty selector for campaign

    November 18th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    You know what, try to make a good game in just one year, I think they did good in such short period of time. COD:GHOSTS is an awesome game to play and people don’t always watch the graphics, because they’re to caught up in the game. I also like the stories in Campain of all the COD’s. And ofcours a third option for when you want something else than Campain or Multiplayer (and/or Squad in COD:GHOSTS). Zombies or (in GHOSTS) Extinction. So maybe the graphics aren’t the best of the best, but they’re original with stories and the looks of the main menu, the multiplayer and many other things. Can’t imagine the day that they would stop making new COD games.

  25. unknown
    November 24th, 2013 at 6:35 am

    don’t ya know da sun shine is refracting of the clouds making it shine from a different view btw the sun is very high so

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