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Callsigns are a new multiplayer concept introduced in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. They are codenames used by lead players to represent their squadron in battle. Before each match, the squadron leader can change their flight's callsign through the "Call Sign Settings" option. Players start with a basic "Alpha"-type callsign. Additional callsigns can be unlocked by achieving objectives, such as earning a particular MVP.

In all modes excluding Deathmatch, a player can use DFM Support or ASM Support when nearby another player with the identical callsign who's engaged in DFM or ASM (per aircraft capabilities). When DFM/ASM Support is allowed, the directional buttons show at the bottom of the screen, indicating the respective support option. Pressing the up button will engage support.

List of callsigns

Below is a list of the callsigns, alongside their in-game descriptions. Many callsigns are an allusion to player and enemy squadrons from previous games, and their related feats.

Callsigns marked with an asterisk (*) unlock the respective squadron's special color on their iconic aircraft when the callsign is unlocked (could be listed as Color 3, 4, or 5). For example, unlocking the Mobius callsign unlocks Color 4 for the F-22A Raptor, which sports the ISAF colors and the Mobius insignia. These colors can then be customized into new color sets.

  • Alpha (Bravo, Charlie, Delta): These callsigns are default.
  • Scarface: The call sign of Scarface Squadron, home to fierce mercenaries. Awarded to pilots who have received the "Ace Pilot" bonus.
  • Mobius*: The call sign of Mobius Squadron, praised for outstanding military achievements and making true war heroes out of normal men. Awarded to pilots who have received the "Hero" bonus.
  • Wardog*: The call sign of Wardog Squadron who overcame numerous challenges. Awarded to pilots who have received the "Ace Striker" bonus 5 times.
  • Galm*: The call sign of Galm Squadron, home of the Demon Lord of the Round Table. Awarded to pilots who have received the "Ace Pilot" bonus 5 times.
  • Gryphus: The call sign of Gryphus Squadron, who fought back even when most of their homeland was already conquered. Awarded to pilots who have received the "Hero" bonus 5 times.
  • Garuda*: The call sign of Garuda Squadron, known for their unyielding teamwork. Awarded to pilots who have completed the campaign.
  • Falco: The call sign of Falco Squadron, who fought alongside Gryphus Squadron. Awarded to pilots who have received the "Ace Striker" bonus.
  • Antares*: The call sign of Antares Squadron, who fought against a militant group as part of the International Union of Peacekeeping Forces. Awarded to pilots who have obtained a total of 1,000,000 points.
  • Strigon*: The call sign of Strigon Squadron, who contributed to the unification of their homeland while adorned with the symbol of a magician. Awarded to pilots who have received the "Survivor" bonus 5 times.
  • Aquila: The call sign of Aquila Squadron, also known as the Yellow Squadron, who boasted a very high survival rate. Awarded to pilots who have received the "Survivor" bonus.
  • Gator: The symbol given to hellraisers on the battlefield who destroy all that they see. Awarded to pilots who have used ASM support more than 50 times.
  • Phoenix: The symbol given to those who have risen again and again, like the mighty phoenix, to bring destruction to their enemy. Awarded to pilots who have placed first in a Deathmatch.
  • Rex: The symbol given to those who have torn through countless defensive lines. Awarded to pilots who have used ASM support more than 100 times.
  • Assault: The symbol given to heroes who have taken down many airborne foes in collaboration with allies. Awarded to pilots who have used DFM support more than 100 times.
  • Ghost: The symbol given to elusive, free-flying pilots who keep anyone on the battlefield from feeling safe. Awarded to pilots who have used an attack helicopter to shoot down 100 enemy players in competitive online.
  • Cougar: The symbol given to air combat professionals blessed with lightning-fast reflexes. Awarded to pilots who have shot down more than 100 enemy players.
  • Dragon: The symbol given to steel-hard victors, who proved their worth by winning many hard battles. Awarded to pilots who have won 10 Capital Conquest matches.
  • Renegade: The symbol given to warriors who have overcome many tight situations in battle. Awarded to pilots who have obtained a total of 300,000 points.
  • Sweeper: The symbol given to those who have wiped the skies clean of enemies. Awarded to pilots who used an attack helicopter to shot down more than 50 enemy players in competitive online.
  • Viking: The symbol given to soldiers who continue to throw themselves into conflict and have earned the right to leave their rookie status far behind them. Awarded to pilots who have obtained a total of 20,000 points.
  • Burner: The symbol given to pilots who have torn up the skies above capital cities worldwide. Awarded to pilots who have achieved 20 wins in Capital Conquest matches.
  • Wildcat: The symbol given to technical wizards. Their adept use of the controls can cause a fiery death for many a foe. Awarded to pilots who have shot down more than 50 enemy players.
  • Mohawk: The symbol given to those who have proven they have surpassed expectations as beginner, and are now becoming true warriors. Awarded to pilots who have obtained a total of 100,000 points.
  • Stingray: The symbol given to those who crisscrossed the battlefield, achieving victory after victory. Awarded to pilots who have achieved 10 wins in Domination matches.
  • Titan: The symbol given to expert pilots, those who have seen much conflict and lived to tell about it. Awarded to pilots who have obtained a total of 600,000 points.
  • Racer: The symbol given to those who have made the entire battlefield their own, chasing down their foe wherever they may be. Awarded to pilots who have joined DFM support 50 times.

Trivia

  • The Galm callsign is the only one that comes with two colors (Colors 4 and 5 for the F-15C Eagle, which are Cipher's and Pixy's colors, respectively).
  • Unlocking the Wardog callsign comes with the Razgriz paint scheme on the F-14D Super Tomcat, rather than the Wardog paint scheme on the F-14A Tomcat.