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For the Specialist Weapon, see H.I.V.E..

A Hive is an object in Extinction Mode for Call of Duty: Ghosts. There are a total of fourteen Hives to complete in Point of Contact, thirteen hives in Nightfall, and ten hives in Mayday. They are destroyed by placing the Laser Drill and waiting for the drill to run its course, all while defending it from hordes of cryptids that will attempt to destroy the drill. If the drill is destroyed, the game will end in a loss.

Throughout Point of Contact, there are also Barrier Hives which cannot be destroyed by using the drill, instead they must be destroyed by shooting or using explosives on it (including Propane Tanks). However, an Attack Helicopter will enter the map to help damage the Barrier Hive when it needs to be destroyed to continue. Once a hive, Barrier or not, is destroyed, one skill point is awarded to all players on normal difficulty. On Hardcore difficulty, skill points are not awarded for destroying a hive, only for completing challenges.

On Nightfall with the Breeder final battle, there are special hives with green-like stalks coming out of them (similar to a mutated plant but smaller) and if the breeders health is drained below 50%, it will attempt to heal itself from these hives. These hives can be destroyed to prevent the Breeder from doing this, but they can be left intact with no major hindrance, since the Breeder opens itself up to major damage from standing still and defenseless throughout the healing process.

Hives do not appear on Awakening or Exodus. On Awakening, players instead scan Obelisks in a process very similar to using the Laser Drill against a hive, only that the Laser Drill is modified to be a scanner and most of the obelisks scanned are destroyed by a Vanguard well after being scanned.

Hive Time: Point of Contact[]

  • First hive - Thirty seconds
  • Second hive - Two minutes
  • Third hive - Two minutes
  • Fourth hive - Two minutes
  • Fifth hive - Barrier hive
  • Sixth hive - Three minutes
  • Seventh hive - Three minutes
  • Eighth hive - Three minutes
  • Ninth hive - Barrier hive
  • Tenth hive - Two minutes
  • Eleventh hive - Two minutes
  • Twelfth hive - Three minutes
  • Thirteenth hive - Two minutes
  • Fourteenth hive - Five minutes