The multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at Gamescom 2014 has come and gone and now we’re left with a heap of new intel on the online portion to mull over, I mean a lot.
While we were treated to an action-packed multiplayer reveal trailer – which you can check out here, Sledgehammer Games co-founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield took to the stage to really go in-depth about what’s new in this year’s biggest shooter.
You’re probably sitting there a tad confused trying to take it all in, don’t worry you’re not alone, it took us a while to wrap our heads around what we saw. We decided to spare those coming in late the same fate and put everything we know from the reveal on one easy to read page… Enjoy!
The Pick 13 Class Creator
Following the same theme of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the create-a-class system in Advanced Warfare will only allow the player to have 13 points in total to create a loadout. Obviously the more powerful weapons, best attachments and other kick ass gadgets will take up most of the points, so getting the balance right is important. This also will be the first time scorestreaks and the create-a-class point system go hand-in-hand.
The exoskeleton suits your character will wear in multiplayer is the center point for most of the customization on offer. Not only can you upgrade it in terms of speed, power and amount of boost, you can also alter its appearance to make it reflect you, every exoskeleton different from another.
Below are exoskeleton abilities coming to multiplayer:
- Hover – Allows you to float off the ground in a still position for a short duration
- Cloak – Provides active camouflage that last for a short duration
- Shield – Protection from incoming explosive damage
Game Changing moves
- Boost jump – Gives the ability to jump higher vertically
- Boost dodge – Lateral movement from side to side
- Boost Dash – Dash allows you to move any direction when in mid-air.
- Boost slide – Similar to the slide in Call of Duty:Ghosts, the boost slide will push players forward
- Boost slam – Air to ground melee attack
- Bio Lab – Part of a snowy secret base, this map features both close quarters indoor combat along with long-range outdoor terrain with added verticality for quick and fast-paced action. Use your Exo Boost to take the action to the rooftops.
- Riot – Set in a bombed out prison after a devastating riot, this penitentiary still has some defense mechanisms active. Crafted to utilize a classic 3-lane approach, this map two large open areas on both sides of the map along with a large cell block in the center for an all-comers shoot-out that thrusts players right into the action.
- Ascend – Taking place in a futuristic Space Elevator terminal, this location features a map-based Scorestreak that allows players to call in the turret defenses. Ascend also was designed with a clean 3-lane format and a verticality that is tailor-made for exoskeleton abilities.
- Defender – In the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge, an abandoned bunker features open gameplay and is a perfect showcase for the new exoskeleton abilities. An added aspect to this map is the dynamic event. A tsunami hits with strategic regularity and changes a good portion of the map.
Confirmed Game Modes
- Team Deathmatch
- Search and Destroy
- Capture the Flag
- Orbital Care Package
- Remote Turret
- XS1 Vulcan
- XS1 Goliath
Exo Launcher Weapon
- Frag Grenade
- Stun Grenade
- Explosive Drone
- Tracking Drone
- Threat Grenade
- EMP Grenade
- Smoke Grenade
- Variable Grenade
- Spike Drone
- Low Profile
- Danger Close
- Flak Jacket
- Blind Eye
- Fast Hands
- Blast Suppressor
- Hard Wired
Plenty to take in, but the more the better as Sledgehammer Games look to bring Call of Duty back from the brink. Advanced Warfare launches on November 4th for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
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