Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Reveal - All the Details
Written Monday, August 11, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer reveal is over and we’re sure loads of you watched it from home. But for those that missed out, we thought we’d round up all the juiciest details here. Let’s go!
The event kicked off with the debut of the multiplayer trailer for the game, showing how the exoskeleton abilities will play out, while giving brief glimpses of he improved killcams, new weapons, vehicles and even a Leveloution style map changer similar to Battlefield 4. We’ll have the trailer on the site as soon as poss [Edit: It's here].
Later in the presentation, the guys from Sledgehammer talked through the tactical changes that will come as a result of the exoskeletons. These allow you to Boost Jump, Boost Dodge, Boost Dash, Boost Slide and Boost Slam. All pretty self-explanatory, these new moves are at the heart of Sledgehammer’s attempt to rejuvenate Call of Duty multiplayer.
These abilities can also be expanded and enhanced thanks to Exo Perks. You’ll be able to add stuff like hover, cloak, shield, as well as explosive launchers and explosive defences to your list of skills. The whole experience seems built around customisation.
Another example of this comes with Pick 13, Advanced Warfare’s twist on Black Ops 2’s Pick Ten system. Players can spend points to create a load-out to suit their play style. You can even choose how many Scorestreaks rewards you can earn - but the amount you choose will limit the amount of points available to spent on further weapons, tech and abilities.
Scorestreaks can be customised too. The example given was a turret, which was customised into a rocket turret, which was then customised into a rocket turret you can rip the top off and go running around with. It looked pretty badass.
You can even have co-op Scorestreak rewards too. The example showed two characters entering a Warbird and raining fire down from above. Meanwhile, for those that don’t earn too many Scorestreaks, then Supply Drops may be attractive. Supply Drops provide one time abilities similar to Care packages and are offered out according to how long you play, not necessarily how good you are.
Baffled by the amount of weapon choices there are? You can also test out new gear in the game’s virtual firing range.
As for maps and modes, Sledgehammer and Activision revealed a whole bunch of new info, including a glimpse of four maps and a smattering of details on the 12 multiplayer modes that will launch alongside the game.
Here’s a breakdown of the maps shown.
- Biolab - Showcases added verticality of small to medium map
- Riot - Takes place in a prison
- Ascend - Set in a space elevator terminal, has a “clean, three lane design”
- Defender - Set in San Fran this is a medium-sized map with a Levolution-style tsunami
In among the 12 multiplayer maps coming at launch, there’s a couple of new additions. Momentum is a new take on the classic mode, War, while Uplink sees two teams fighting it out for control of a satellite drone. You can do funny looking American football tosses with it too, by the looks of it.
Last up was the announcement of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition. Available to everybody who pre-orders the game, the Day Zero Edition allows players to get their hands on the game one day early and enjoy double XP all day to get a head start on everyone else.
To sweeten the deal, two bonus custom weapons are also being thrown in for good measure. The Day Zero Edition will be available on all platforms. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is out on November 4th.