Today, Sledgehammer Games and Activision hosted an event to reveal the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. First showing the above trailer, Sledgehammer set out to shake-up the traditional Call of Duty game with the introduction of Exo Movement. This new feature incorporates the Exo Skeleton’s from the game’s single player mode, allowing players more freedom of movement then ever before. Players will be able to jump incredibly high, dodge from side to side, and slam down onto your opponents. On top of that, standard movements like sprinting and sliding have returned.
Next to be revealed was a brand new feature for Call of Duty: Supply Drops. The best way to describe the Supply Drops is they are a loot system for COD. These drops will be earned by completing challenges, or playing for a certain period of time. The drops will give players different “flavors” of weapons, like a variation on an assault rifle that does more damage, but has far less accuracy, and it can give players killstreaks that will be available to use immediatelty as their next game starts (think of the killstreaks drops like the Burn Cards from Titanfall). These drops are quite similar to the Supply Packs from Mass Effect 3, but there was no indication that you will be able to purchase these with real money.
Creating a Class is a staple of the Call of Duty franchise, and Sledgehammer is bringing back the Pick 10 create-a-class system but expanding it further to a Pick 13 system. Now, players will be able to choose how they want their class to play, all the way to their killstreaks. If the player wants no killstreaks, they can use those extra three points on attachments and perks. Scorestreaks are returning, and Sledgehammer is introducing a new Co-op Scorestreak option to Call of Duty. These Scorestreaks will allow two players to use a scorestreak; one example shown was to players controlling different guns on a UAV.
The Create A Class system is being expanded even further with the introduction of the Virtual Firing range. Have you ever purchased a gun in Call of Duty and immediately hated it? The virtual firing range will change that forever. With the simple press of a button, players can try a new gun on a virtual firing range before purchasing it. Appearance customization is coming to Advanced Warfare, with gamers being able to change next to anything about their Operator’s appearance, all the way to their gender. Players will be able to show off their Operator’s look in the new “Virtual Lobby”, which is Advanced Warfare’s pre-match multiplayer interface.
Next, Sledgehammer spoke about Advanced Warfare’s maps and gamemodes. The team showcased four maps today: Biolab, Riot, Ascend, and Defender, as well as revealed the game will ship with 12 game modes. Sledgehammer only confirmed eight today though, and those were Team Deathmatch, Domination (Which will be round-based), Kill Confirmed, Capture the Flag, Search and Destroy, Hardpoint, Momentum (a twist on War from Call of Duty: World at War) and Uplink , which looks like a variation of Richochet from Halo 4. Sledgehammer went on to confirm many features that ESports clans have been clamoring for, including Ranked Playlists, LAN Lobbies, and a Broadcaster Mode.
Activision closed the show by announcing the Day Zero Edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. For no additional charge beyond a standard pre-order, players who pre-order will be able to access the game one day early on November 3rd. On top of that, Day Zero includes the AK-12G assault rifle, the Crossbow B2, and a bullet brass Exo decoration. In addition Collector’s Edition copies will be available for early pickup and will come with the early access bonuses.
by, Bobby Marquardt
source: Beyond Entertainment