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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare “Havoc” Live Action Trailer

Less than a week prior to the map pack’s official release, Sledgehammer Games has dropped another trailer for the upcoming DLC, “Havoc,” which comes to Xbox LIVE on Tuesday, January 27.

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Ever wonder who’s on the other side of the KillCam? Meet Randall Higgins, the KillCameraman. With all of the mayhem-inducing content loaded into Havoc, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Randall’s going to have to elevate his game to keep up.

The first Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare expansion pack, Havoc, brings four new multiplayer maps, an all-new bonus weapon, and Exo Zombies — a terrifying new co-op mode only available in Advanced Warfare DLC. Havoc is available January 27th on Xbox LIVE. Watch the all-new live-action trailer after the break.  Read more »

First Details of Advanced Warfare’s “Havoc” Map Pack Emerge

Earlier today, GameStop updated their site with a product listing for the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare expansion pack, “Havoc,” along with the first descriptions on all the content.

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Later this month, the first Advanced Warfare downloadable content pack is coming to Xbox LIVE, packed with a wide variety of content, including four multiplayer maps, a bonus AE4 directed energy assault rifle and a custom variant, and the all-new Exo Zombies co-op experience. Description of each of the included contents can be seen below.

  • Core: Deploy to the Gobi desert where the ravaged ruins of a nuclear fusion plant set the stage for a high-octane warzone. Take down enemies through the wreckage in long-range combat or get up-close and personal in the tunnels surrounding the central turbine. Activate decontamination drones using the map-based scorestreak to help clean out the competition.
  • Urban: Prepare yourself for brutal, high-speed combat in Dallas Ward 3, a future mega structure, funneling players into a close-quarters free-for-all. This modular compound’s verticality unleashes the exoskeleton’s capabilities. Stay focused during the timed event as blast doors alter the map’s flow and sightlines.
  • Sideshow: In the shadow of Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, this abandoned motel’s open layout amplifies its creep factor. Blast your way through the clown inn with close-quarters battles or use long-range site-lines from the mining facilities and natural terrain. Use the map-based scorestreak to activate the lights, music, and magic of the clown marquee and rain down a barrage of rainbow smoke-trailed cannonballs.
  • Drift: An idyllic ski resort high in the Rocky Mountains is transformed into a festive high-altitude playground, perfect for an all-out firefight. Make your way to the highly contested overwatch position in the glass observation deck or take a ride on the carousel to deliver 360 degrees of carnage. Players can use the map-altering timed event to their advantage as an avalanche of snow and debris disorients players, intensifying the battle.

Sledgehammer Games is bringing a new breed of Zombies to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

“A DNA bioweapon unexpectedly spawns a bloodthirsty, ravenous mutant horde infecting an entire secret Atlas research facility and sending personnel running for their lives. Following a failed evacuation, four survivors, un-trained and underprepared, must face the most vicious mutations ever unleashed.”

“The unique Exo Zombies co-op experience is all-new to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC. This new mode brings the movements, abilities, and weapons of the exoskeleton into battle against the undead.”

Source: GameStop

 

 

Activision and Sledgehammer Announce Call of Duty Championship 2015

Earlier today, Activision, Sledgehammer Games, and MLG announced that the Call of Duty Championship is coming back this year, where 32 of the world’s best Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players will battle it out for a share of the $1 million prize pool. Like previous years, the tournament will be held in Los Angeles and will be presented by Xbox.

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From Friday, March 27th to Sunday, March 29th, 32 of the best Call of Duty teams from all around the world will return to Los Angeles, CA to compete in an attempt to claim the World Champions title from last year’s winners and the tournament’s $1 million prize pool.

“From Day 1, the team at Sledgehammer Games set out to bring a new way to play Call of Duty multiplayer to fans. We couldn’t be more thrilled of how the competitive community has embraced and mastered the new player movements and game modes of Advanced Warfare,” said Michael Condrey, co-founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games. “This is posed to be one of the most exciting Call of Duty competitive seasons with the Call of Duty Championship being one of the best eSports tournaments of the year.”

Furthermore, Glen Schofield, co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games added: “We developed Advanced Warfare with the competitive community in mind, and we can’t wait for the top talent from around the world to compete in the Call of Duty

The best Call of Duty teams from five continents, covering Asia, Australia, North America, South America and Europe, will contend for their place in Call of Duty history at the Call of Duty Championship. Fans will be able to watch the qualifiers on MLG.tv, with the semi-finals and finals being broadcasted on both Xbox LIVE and MLG.tv.

For more details, check out the official MLG website. Watch the announcement trailer after the break.  Read more »

Advanced Warfare’s Opening Season of Ranked Play Begins on January 9

Earlier today, Sledgehammer Games announced, on their official blog, that the Opening Season of Ranked Play in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare starts on January 9th, 2015.

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“We’re excited to announce that the Opening Season for Ranked Play in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare starts January 9th, 2015. In Ranked Play, players will be matched with similar skilled opponents and compete in 4 vs. 4 matches in game modes like Search & Destroy, Capture the Flag, Uplink, and Hardpoint with eSports settings enabled. Winning a match earns points towards being promoted into the next division. Losing a match, or forfeiting by leaving the game will result in a penalty by loss of points. You’ll have until January 31st to play matches and be promoted through divisions before this inaugural season ends.”

Ranked Play features seven different divisions: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Masters. Finally, players who make it into the top 100 in the Masters division will be promoted to and counted as “Grand Masters.” Sledgehammer Games has created exclusive Divisional Gear for each Division Ranking that will be awarded at the end of each season for use in multiplayer, Ranked Play, and Exo Survival.

To rise up in the ranks of each Division, players will need to reach a total of 100 division points, and also complete a “Division Promotion Challenge (best of three matches). For every victory, the player will be awarded between 15 to 25 division points. For every loss against opponents, the player will drop 10 to 20 points.

Sledgehammer Games has also detailed the full list of rules and setting for Ranked Play in Advanced Warfare, the Division Breakdown, and a look at the Division Gear, all of which can be seen after the break or on the official announcement postRead more »

Advanced Warfare Havok DLC Drops on Xbox LIVE on January 27

Developer Sledgehammer Games has dropped the first details on the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare map pack, “Havok,” which, according to the promotional poster, will be coming first to Xbox LIVE on January 27.

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Players who purchase the game’s first downloadable pack will get access to four brand-new multiplayer maps: Drift, Sideshow, Core, and Urban. Furthermore, the map pack will also feature the bonus AE4-Widowmaker Directed Energy Assault Rifle and the awaited Exo Zombies four player Survival co-op mode.

Players can look forward to more details on the map pack in the coming weeks, according to Sledgehammer. Xbox LIVE players can look forward to the getting the DLC on Tuesday, January 27, with the PlayStation and PC release to follow.

Take a look at the promotional poster after the break. According to Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey, players should be able to notice something interesting in the artwork of the Drift map.  Read more »

Sledgehammer Announces “One Shot” Sniper-Only Playlist and Double XP

Earlier today, developer Sledgehammer Games announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is getting an all- new Snipers-only playlist, called “One Shot,” which they are debuting today alongside a weekend of Double XP.

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“One Shot,” the team based sniper-only game mode is available as of today. Furthermore, Sledgehammer Games has also tuned on Double XP this weekend (Friday, December 26th at 9AM PST through Monday, December 29th at 9AM PST), specifically in this playlist.

Basically, the playlist features decreased health and includes five highly specific classes for players to choose from, all featuring the popular MORS, bolt-action railgun sniper, and a variety of perks, Scorestreaks, and Exo abilities. Each of the sniper classes have been designed by the Sledgehammer development team and eSports’ OpTiC NaDeSHoT, which can be seen after the break. For more information, check out the official announcement post on Sledgehammer’s website.  Read more »

Sledgehammer Drops Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies Teaser Trailer

Last month, Sledgehammer Games announced that they are bringing back the popular Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as part of the first set of DLC for the game, which is set to come out in early 2015.

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Earlier today, Activision and Sledgehammer dropped a teaser trailer for the upcoming “Exo Zombies” game mode, providing fans with a first look at the co-op expansion.

“Untrained and unprepared, four Atlas employees must survive a horror unlike any other. John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal star in Exo Zombies, coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC in 2015.”

The first chapter of Exo Zombies will be included with the first Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare content pack, Havoc, and as part of the Season Pass, coming first to Xbox this January. Take a look at the trailer below.  Read more »

Latest Advanced Warfare Patch Adds Supply Drop Challenges and Fixes System Hack

Earlier today, Sledgehammer Games dropped a patch for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, featuring a fix for the System Hack scorestreak and the addition of daily Supply Drop challenges.

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Every day, according to Sledgehammer Games’ latest blog post, a specific Supply Drop challenged will be issued for a variety of game modes and will range from completing specific game mode objectives, getting a certain amount of kills with a specific weapon type, and more.

Furthermore, along with all these changes, the update also made improvements to connection and matchmaking and provided a fix for the problem with the AE4 Assault Rifle where the weapon wouldn’t unlock for Season Pass holders on Xbox platforms. The patch notes can be seen below.  Read more »

First Set of Advanced Warfare Customization Packs Available on Xbox Platforms

The first set of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare micro-items are going to be available starting today, Tuesday, December 16th on Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms, Activision has announced.

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Players on Xbox LIVE can customize their Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare operator with 22 different customization packs, available now in the game’s online store. Each of the packs features a combination of themed exosuits, helmets, weapon camos and matching reticles, calling cards, and player emblems.

Players can customize their operator with four new Personalization Packs: Magma, Nanotech, Creature, and Lightning. Each of these standard packs, costing $1.99 each, comes with a weapon camo, three sight reticles, a player card, and emblem.

For those who want more customization, they can pick from four Premium Personalization Packs, which also come with the standard items mentioned above, as well as a skinned exoskeleton and helmet to match. The Premium Personalization  Packs cost $3.99 and come in the same themes: Magma, Nanotech, Creature and Lightning.

Those that want to show off their national pride can choose from ten Flag Exoskeleton Packs, featuring flags from many different countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and Japan. Each of these packs costs $1.99.

Finally, to provide your operator with an even more distinctive appearance, there are four different Exoskeleton Packs, which come with just a custom exoskeleton design and matching helmet. These packs feature the Barong, Panda, Steampunk, and Hot Rod themes and come at $2.99 per pack.

Players can head over to the in-game store and check out these items, available now on Xbox One and Xbox 360. PlayStation and PC players can expect the items to come soon to their platforms. For more information, head over to the Activision Blog. Stay tuned and check out the official customization trailer after the break.  Read more »

Exo Zombies Coming to Advanced Warfare as DLC in 2015

Earlier today, Sledgehammer Games announced that a fourth, Exo Zombies, mode will be coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as part of the game’s DLC in the upcoming year, 2015.

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The upcoming Exo Zombies mode was teased and placed as a minor Easter Egg in the game’s co-op Survival mode, but next year, the first chapter of the mode will be coming to Advanced Warfare as part of the game’s first DLC pack – Havok and will also be available with the Season Pass.

“As things were wrapping up around launch, we started playing around with the idea of what happens when zombies were thrown into the mix with exoskeleton gameplay. What we came up with is Exo Zombies — an entirely new breed of zombies and an entirely new co-op experience that is truly unique to Advanced Warfare,” wrote Sledgehammer Games in their latest blog post.

“The first chapter of Exo Zombies will be coming with the Havoc DLC pack early next year. Fans can grab that DLC pack to jump in, or access via the Season Pass. More information about Exo Zombies will be coming in the next few weeks. We can’t wait show you more – see you online!”

Take a look the announcement trailer after the break.  Read more »

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