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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare First Patch In The Works

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launched this past week worldwide and developer Sledgehammer Games’ is “listening to the community” and has roughly detailed what the first patch will be fixing.

The vast majority of the changes that have been revealed on its official website revolve around general game polish and have also addressed the err… slightly dodgy connection the game has been experiencing this past week by stating the following:

Advanced Warfare employs game servers hosted at data centers globally on all platforms and listen servers as part of our proprietary matchmaking system. Our goal is to ensure the best possible connection and greatest gameplay experience regardless of location and time of day.”

The patch that is in the works and should be hitting the Xbox One platform soon contains a bunch of bug fixes, such as;

  • Prestige reset issues, including emblems and challenges.
  • Adjustment to the in-game chat names notifications placement.
  • Fix for weapon reloads counting as speed reloads in certain circumstances.
  • Connectivity optimizations.
  • Fix for stats accumulating towards leaderboards after prestiging.
  • Adjustment to challenges to unlock Camos for weapons.
  • Fix for round-based game modes, affecting Win/Loss ratios.
  • Implemented ability to unlock eSports Rule options in Private Match.

Are you enjoying Advanced Warfare? Like the changes that are being made? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Out Now

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Power changes everything starting today, as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition is now available worldwide. Eager fans lined up at midnight at thousands of retail locations around the globe to get access to the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, available today. The new title from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. [Nasdaq: ATVI], marks the first Call of Duty ® game led by developer Sledgehammer Games and the first time for a three-year development cycle. Advanced Warfare also introduces the exoskeleton – the biggest core movement change in franchise history. With the power of the exo, players can boost jump, dodge, slam and more through a visceral and compelling new story; built from the ground up multiplayer experience; and a brand new cooperative mode for the complete entertainment package that only Call of Duty can deliver.

“Three years ago we made some big decisions to invest in a three-year development cycle and to enlist Sledgehammer Games to be the first new lead studio for Call of Duty in a decade,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “We believe that those decisions have paid off, resulting in a fantastic game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which features a kickass story, an epic performance by Kevin Spacey, beautiful graphics and new core mechanics that make Advanced Warfare even more of an adrenaline rush than Call of Duty already was. And that’s saying something.”

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions a powerful future, where both technology and tactics have evolved to create a ripped-from-the-headlines-of-tomorrow story. Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons – one of the most powerful men in the world – shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. Based on plausible technology and extensive research, the all-new story, conceived by the storytellers at Sledgehammer Games, introduces a world where private military corporations (PMCs) wield more might than national governments, and soldiers fight not for country but for profit; militaries for the highest bidder. These PMCs are outfitted with the latest in combat technology – the exoskeleton – empowering soldiers to overcome enemies with incredible and varied abilities, giving them a whole new way to traverse the battlefield. This is war like never before.

“Calling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a passion project is an understatement,” said Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games. “The studio’s commitment to excellence has driven every decision made about the game, big and small, and has resulted in an unparalleled, packed-to-the-brim experience we’re extremely proud of.

Michael Condrey, Co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games added: “This represents three years of the team’s dedication to the most ambitious project of our careers. We’re humbled by the chance to usher in a new era of Call of Duty for fans. From the rich, narrative-driven single player experience, to the transformational new movements and features of our multiplayer and co-op modes, we cannot wait to share the team’s labour of love with fans.”

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare also drops players into an adrenaline-filled multiplayer experience, allowing fans to take the exoskeleton and its array of special abilities online. A first for the franchise, the power of the exoskeleton introduces all-new ways to manoeuvre combat situations on the ground and in the air, alongside an arsenal of futuristic weapon technology that affords players more ways to take opponents on, all while maintaining the signature breakneck Call of Duty multiplayer feel. Fans have more options than ever when customising their multiplayer soldier with the new Create-an-Operator system, featuring gear and appearance personalisation from head to toe. Players and their tailor-made advanced soldiers will benefit from the all-new Supply Drop system, unlocking weapons, gear and cosmetic items through extended play. With 13 included maps out of the box and several new modes, Advanced Warfare is the complete multiplayer package.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare also debuts Exo-Survival, a 1-4-player, new cooperative experience. The new mode is a frenetic, cooperative battle to fight off waves of unrelenting exoskeleton-suited enemies in a struggle to stay alive. Players can upgrade their weapons, exo abilities, scorestreaks, perks and more as they try to survive. Communication, teamwork and positioning are crucial components for a successful strategy to handle the Exo-Survival swarm.

In addition to up to 24 hours of early access, the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition also gives players access to two custom in-game weapons, the AK-12G assault rifle and Crossbow-B2, a full day of double XP on 3rd November, and access to the Advanced Arsenal. The Advanced Arsenal consists of an in-game custom Bullet Brass exoskeleton and in-game custom EM1 Quantum weapon.

Also available today, is the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass. The Season Pass lets gamers access four Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Map Packs to be released in 2015 at a bundled discount. With Season Pass, gamers get instant access to the Atlas Gorge Bonus Multiplayer Map, a re-envisioning of the fan favourite Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® map. Pipeline. The DLC Map Packs will be available on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft first and pricing and release dates may vary by platform.

Zombies are Definitely Back in Advanced Warfare

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Gamestop confirmed that “Zombies are back as part of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season pass! Stop by any GameStop to pick up one of the most anticipated games to launch this year, along with 4-multiplayer map packs, Atlas Gorge, and yes – ZOMBIES. All this is available for purchase today at GameStop as part of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season pass for only $49.99.

Also, customers who purchase Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition today (Sunday, Nov. 2) at GameStop will receive Double XP all day Monday to help them level up quickly, and receive an array of bonus in-game content, including the Advanced Arsenal bullet brass exoskeleton and EM1 Quantum directed energy weapon, plus the AK-12G Assault Rifle and Crossbow-B2 custom weapons…”

The Zombie Mode was already leaked earlier last month through a leaked image, and hasn’t been confirmed in any official capacity or to what level in comparison to the popular mode that was inserted into the franchise from Treyarch with World at War.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare “Officially” launches on November 4th 2014, although some players will be playing today with their Day Zero Editions.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Receiving Gun Game And Infected Modes

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is hitting stores around the world in just over a week and finally, more details are slowly being released about its highly anticipated multiplayer.

The party games that were in Call of Duty: Black Ops were a massive success and fan favourite, so it’s not surprising that the vocal community behind the Call of Duty series has made itself heard about bringing these games back and developer Sledgehammer Games is listening.

In the latest issue of Newsweek Magazine, it has been revealed that Gun Game and Infected will be heading to the next release at launch, as well as ten other multiplayer modes which are; Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, Capture the Flag, Kill Confirmed, Search & Destroy, Search & Rescue, Uplink and Momentum.

It seems like we’re getting the best both of both worlds when it comes to the game modes, both new and old. Are you looking forward to Advanced Warfare? Let us know in the comments below!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Launch Trailer

A new vision for the blockbuster franchise, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Sledgehammer Games, takes players to a future devastated by a global attack. Rising from the chaos is Atlas, a Private Military Corporation led by the cunning Jonathan Irons. With the most powerful military force in the world, Atlas has effectively become a superpower for hire. Playing as Jack Mitchell, suit up in an advanced exoskeleton and join a highly-trained unit committed to restoring order.

The exoskeleton carries over into Multiplayer, where an all-new movement system changes the way players traverse the terrain. Chain together boost actions like jump, dodge, and dash in a fast and fluid style of play. Equip all-new abilities and armaments in the revamped Create-a-Class. Earn additional weapons and gear through in-game Supply Drops, outfitting your operator in the deepest customization experience in franchise history.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches on November 4th 2014

Leaked Image Suggest Zombie Mode Returns for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is available to pre-load now from the Xbox Live Marketplace on Xbox One, and eager fans have wasted no time in dissecting the files and images associated with Achievements. One Achievement in particular that suggests the return of a Zombie mode is a game type connected to the Exo survival mode.

Exo Survivor, is an Achievement unlocked when a player “Successfully Complete the Exo Survival Bonus Wave.” – and the image associated with it is that of Zombies on the rampage in Exo Suits as shown above.

Nothing has been officially confirmed by Sledgehammer Games or Activision, but the release of this years Call of Duty in the way of ‘Advanced Warfare’ is a mere few weeks away. Out November 3rd for those who pre-ordered the Day One Edition and November 4th 2014 for everyone else around the globe.

Look out for our review in due course.

Sledghammer Games Discussed Modern Warfare 4 Possibility

Eurogamer 2014 at Earls Court (EGX), London on Saturday 27th September was one of the busiest days of the event – and with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare taking a prime central spot on the show floor it looked like it was getting a great deal of the much deserved attention from the fans. For the hardcore and those interested in the art direction of the new franchise addition, Studio Head, Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, Glen Schofield, gave a great presentation on the matter which is viewable above.

Having previously played the EGX build at Gamescom ’14 in Cologne, Germany, the new Exoskeleton suit is a major positive highlight! Playing multiplayer has now completely changed within Call of Duty and for the better since you can literally be killed by anyone in any direction – it’s the biggest and most needed change in the history of Call of Duty. With the Exoskeleton suit new strategies have to be thought through since enemies can climb buildings, jump higher, acquire tactical playing abilities such as shields, and it all seems to distance the age-old tradition of sitting in corners with Sniper Rifles – finally “Camping” might have been wiped out in Advanced Warfare!

...the last time I bring up MW4 unless it's MW4...
…the last time I bring up MW4 unless it’s MW4…

Following the art direction presentation from Glen Schofield, I, along with many others in attendance was granted permission to go to a different room to give further questions and take photographs with the man himself. As thisisxbox.com has a long running piece of history with Modern Warfare 4 rumours since sitting on the plane with the voice actor of Captain Price, I asked the burning question, “Was Modern Warfare 4 considered or ever an option?” Schofield replied “it was considered and discussed, but never taken forward.” before generalising on how a futuristic setting was always the main focus for the future of Sledgehammer Games Call of Duty.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will launch on November 4th 2014

Advanced Warfare – Power Changes Everything Trailer

Power changes everything in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, from the Private Military Corporation-driven storyline in the single-player Campaign to the innovative exoskeleton movements in Multiplayer. Take a look at what makes Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the total gaming package, including the world premiere of the four-player co-op mode: Exo Survival.

Watch the trailer above and prepare to get a little excited!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches worldwide from November 4th 2014.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Multiplayer Deep Dive Trailer

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer is set to deliver one of the most game changing experiences in franchise history. Take a closer look at some of the new Multiplayer features, including exoskeleton movement, customization, maps, and modes.

Thisisxbox.com went hands-on with Sledgehammer’s sole entry into the greatest FPS franchise during Gamescom 2014.

With the Exoskeleton suit new strategies have to be thought through since enemies can climb buildings, jump higher, acquire tactical playing abilities such as shields, and it all seems to distance the age-old tradition of sitting in corners with Sniper Rifles – finally “Camping” might have been wiped out in Advanced Warfare! This new feature for Call of Duty has been seen in other games before; (before everyone starts chanting Titanfall clone) keep in mind that development for Advanced Warfare and Titanfall was around the same time period – and both have copied elements from Bungie’s developed Halo games! It is hard not to think of Halo: Reach when anything jetpack styled and futuristic soldier suits are concerned, but the underlying core of the gameplay is still a familiar Call of Duty territory albeit a new futuristic step in time.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches on November 4th 2014.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MP Hands-On #XboxGamescom

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With an Xbox gamer tag known as “Jason of Duty” – it might come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of the Call of Duty franchise right from its very early World War II days; despite being disappointed with the past two games, (Ghosts, Infinity ward – Black Ops II, Treyarch) I am pinning all my hopes on Sledgehammer Games delivering a fresh new take with their own original title this year. Based upon everything I witnessed during Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, I am excited to say that I am very impressed with Advanced Warfare! If you didn’t know already it is the first Call of Duty to use a totally brand new (as in brand new, not IW’s updated crap) engine since Call of Duty 2 and looks every bit a true next-gen title as you should expect!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare had an extended campaign premiere during the Xbox Gamescom ’14 briefing which showcased vivid scenes of the Golden Gate Bridge being blown apart with intense thrills that appeared to replicate the over-the-top action packed drama experienced from past Modern Warfare games in the franchise. Although this is Advanced Warfare – it appears that everything learnt from Sledgehammer’s co-development in Modern Warfare 3 on last-gen consoles could have made the transition into their own game as I sat there during the conference in awe. With my jaw dropped I knew upon first impressions that this was a Call of Duty that could make gaming history and I was hooked into every minute of the chases and fire-fighting gameplay on screen as the bridge was rapidly being destroyed. The game looks set to make you feel the drama of the character with a journey of hope, comradeship and defeating all the odds for what is your ultimate test of survival.

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Although a hands-on single player chapter was not playable at Gamescom 2014, we was able to get some decent gaming time with the Advanced Warfare Multiplayer on Xbox One consoles as we played a competitive Team Deathmatch mode swiftly followed by a Capture-the-Flag inspired game of Uplink on a map named Defender. Before I talk about Uplink itself, Team Deathmatch is exactly what you would expect – two teams fighting out for the highest score on a map, so no change there. Uplink, on the other hand has been built with competitive teamwork in mind, because it is about collecting a single Drone and escorting it to the Uplink. It seems to be a combination of Capture the Flag and Demolition from previous Call of Duty titles as one team member must collect the drone from the half-way point in the map as the rest of your team defend you on your way to the Uplink to drop it off. The player with the Drone is identified on the map with either Kill or Defend marked upon them (depending what team you’re on) and the Uplink is at either far end of the map. It’s quite a fun and fast gameplay mode, but with the new Exoskeleton suit, playing multiplayer has now completely changed within Call of Duty and for the better! You can literally be killed by anyone in any direction – it’s the biggest and most needed change in the history of Call of Duty.

With the Exoskeleton suit new strategies have to be thought through since enemies can climb buildings, jump higher, acquire tactical playing abilities such as shields, and it all seems to distance the age-old tradition of sitting in corners with Sniper Rifles – finally “Camping” might have been wiped out in Advanced Warfare! This new feature for Call of Duty has been seen in other games before; (before everyone starts chanting Titanfall clone) keep in mind that development for Advanced Warfare and Titanfall was around the same time period – and both have copied elements from Bungie’s developed Halo games! It is hard not to think of Halo: Reach when anything jetpack styled and futuristic soldier suits are concerned, but the underlying core of the gameplay is still a familiar Call of Duty territory albeit a new futuristic step in time.

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The map, Defender whilst playing Uplink was of a medium size and is best described as an abandoned bunker featuring open gameplay for close-quarters fighting. The Golden Gate Bridge is clearly seen in the distance and the whole atmosphere of the map is giving the impression of a washed out bunker destroyed completely by water as you battle within the remains of it both internally and externally as you choose. The map played for Team Deathmatch was BioLab and is part of a snowy futuristic enemy base of a medium size. It features verticality for fast paced close quarters fighting with areas that only your Exoskeleton suit could take you with a range of internal and external buildings for scouting out enemies and surprising them around lots of corners. This is a very typical Call of Duty map that requires you to go all out guns blazing and played out just great for Team Deathmatch. Graphically both maps looked very detailed and gameplay was extremely responsive and fluid.

In terms of customisation, this too has undergone somewhat of a radical change, but once more for the better only because Sledgehammer Games appeared to have thought about the gamer and not over-complicated the whole selection processes as both IW and Treyarch are known for in their most recent titles. This year we do not have endless screens and button presses to confirm add-ons, but the return the Pick 10 system from Black Ops II is now a Pick 13 instead allowing the selection of a combination of up to 13 items from weapons, their attachments, perks and wildcard rules to suit your preferred gaming style. Whatever the fuck Infinity Ward did with it in Call of Duty: Ghosts thankfully is not present, Pick 10 worked well for everyone and it’s such a great feeling of relief to see it returned in a more enhanced way forward. You can additionally customise your player’s suit from the gloves, helmet, and full body sets as well as completely spruce up your weapons. It really is all about you now in multiplayer as you get to style yourself, your arsenal of weapons and take reign on the battlefield as you see fit.

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With just a taster of what to expect when the full Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare game launches on November 4th 2014, it has given new light at the end of the tunnel to reassure us that the Call of Duty we know and love is about to be resurrected again. Both Black Ops II and Ghosts never really lived up to expectations and whilst one had an over-complicated campaign that never lived up to its predecessor and the other a dire experience with a dog – I’m confident that Advanced Warfare will bring it back home this year for the Call of Duty fans who are yearning for the action, drama and intense on-the-edge-of-your-seat sequences of events that make you feel like you accomplished something major upon level completion.

We should have a full review up nearer to release, but for now enjoy the latest Multiplayer trailer below: