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Legendary and Retired Gear Classes Coming to Advanced Warfare

Beginning Tuesday, June 9th, two new loot rarities will be available in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare first on Xbox platforms, developer Sledgehammer Games announced earlier today in an official blog post.

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Essentially, the team at Sledgehammer Games is brining two all-new gear classes, “Legendary” and “Retired,” which will be available via Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on June 9th, first on Xbox platforms and coming soon to PlayStation and PC.

Legendary Supply Drop Loot – The Legendary class kicks off with the uber-rare Sentinel CI (Counter-Intelligence) Gear Set. There is currently only one set in existence, awarded to the very first Grand Master Prestige player in Advanced Warfare, and this is now your chance to collect the rarest gear in the game. This set of eight pieces can be unlocked via Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drop and each item is highlighted purple in the Armory with the highest redemption value in the game.

Retired Supply Drop Loot – The gear and weapons variants that are added into this new collectible Retired rarity class will be removed from Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops moving forward. If you have this gear in your Armory, you’ll still be able to use it in-game, but for those that don’t, they will no longer be able to be earned in game. Think of this gear as being decommissioned and the rarity of these items with also be going up. Unlike Legendary, however, if you redeem these after June 9th you’ll never have access to them again.

For more information, check out the official blog post.

Advanced Warfare “Supremacy” DLC Coming to Xbox LIVE on June 2nd

Earlier today, Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games officially announced the third expansion pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, bringing four new multiplayer maps and the next chapter of the Exo Zombies saga.

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Four new multiplayer maps are coming to Xbox LIVE on Tuesday, June 2nd with the third Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC pack, “Supremacy” – Parliament, Kremlin, Compound, and Skyrise, all of which feature the Exo Grapple mechanic.

“From the famed steps of Parliament in London, to the snowy confines of the Kremlin in Moscow, players will experience a diverse landscape of multiplayer mayhem, including the return of one of the most iconic multiplayer maps in Call of Duty history, “Highrise,” which first debuted in 2009’s Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2, now transported to the year 2054.”  Read more »

Sledgehammer Announces Non-Akimbo SAC3 And Royalty Elite Weapon Variants Coming to Advanced Warfare

Earlier today, Sledgehammer Games announced that new weapon variants are coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, first on Xbox One this Tuesday, May 19.

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First off, the developer is adding new variants the SAC3, the akimbo sub-machine gun that has been available in multiplayer since the game’s launch. Beginning this Tuesday, May 19, four new non-akimbo variants of the SAC3 will be available in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

“The SAC3’s signature dual hand, high-rate of fire sub machine gun profile made it deadly for those who could forsake the aim down sights feature provided with standard SMGs,” the developer wrote in a new update. “Starting on 5/19, we’re introducing five new non-akimbo variants of the SAC3 available through both Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on Xbox One (Coming soon to PS4 & PC). Each of these variants feature a new single weapon which allow players to ADS for precision targeting.”

Furthermore, the developer is also brining to Advanced Warfare the first set of Royal Elite weapon variants.

“On 5/19 we’re also introducing the first wave of new Royalty Weapon elite variants to the game. These guns are clad in the same purple and gun-metal camouflage as the Grand Master Prestige armor, and have similar stats to some of the elite versions of weapons you already love.”

The Elite royalty weapon variants will also be available through both Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on Tuesday, May 19 first on Xbox One, and will come soon to PlayStation 4 and PC.

Black Ops is the “Most Played Series” in the Call of Duty Franchise

The company’s Q1 call to investors, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg announced that Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops series is the “most-played series” in the Call of Duty franchise.

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Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publsihing, confirmed during the call that nearly 100 million players own both Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and that there is still continued player-engagement in the sequel.

“Call of Duty Black Ops 2, originally released in 2012, continues to exhibit record-setting engagement this long after release, with millions of actively engaged players who are now eager for the next installment of the series,” said Hirshberg. “Black Ops 3 is Treyarch’s first three-year development cycle, and they have been making the most of it with unparalleled depth of content across three modes of play.”

Furthermore, he also said that the three-year development cycle has benefited them in allowing them to give the press hands-on with the title even earlier, and that so far, the “response has been phenomenal.”

“In fact, positive media sentiment is double what it was last year, and mind you, last year with our previous high water mark,” he added. “We’re confident that anyone who gets their hands on the game will agree, which is why we are going to have hands-on multiplayer at E3, as well as this year our first beta in years.”

Treyarch’s upcoming title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 6th.

Gfinity Call of Duty Spring Masters I Tournament Takes Place This Weekend

During this weekend, the first tournament in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tournaments will take place, with 16 professional Call of Duty teams competing in London at the Gfinity Arena.

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“The first of four major Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare eSports tournaments hosted by Gfinity takes place this weekend, where favorites like Optic Gaming, Optic Nation, Denial, and Envy will take the stage in the UK’s first dedicated eSports arena.”

The Gfinity Spring Masters I will take place this weekend, from Friday, May 8th to Sunday, may 10th in London, England at the Gfinity Arena, where the world’s best Call of Duty teams will compete for $25,000, 25,000 prop points, and the title of the Gfinity Spring Masters I champion.

Fans can watch the livestream at MLG.tv/Gfinity this weekend. The starting times are 6pm GMT Friday, 12pm GMT Saturday, 12pm GMT Sunday.

The Gfinity Spring Masters I tournament represents the first of four Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tournaments, including Spring Masters II (June 19-June 21), Summer Masters I (July 31 – Aug 2), and Summer Masters II (Aug 28 – 30).  Read more »

Advanced Warfare Gets “M1 Irons” Revolver Weapon DLC on May 5

Developer Sledgehammer Games has announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be getting the exclusive “M1 Irons” Revolver weapon DLC for free.

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The “M1 Irons” revolver weapon will be available tomorrow, Sunday, May 1, first on Xbox One and Xbox 360. The developer has confirmed that the DLC will also soon be coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.

“This new pistol is our gift as a thank you for the continued support of Advanced Warfare throughout this year’s season of content,” Sledgehammer Games wrote in a recent blog post. “The M1 Irons revolver not only packs a punch, but has excellent mobility and range. As with all weapons in Advanced Warfare, the M1 Irons has a full suite of loot variants available through Supply Drops, and Advanced Supply Drops.”

The M1 Irons will feature 10 different weapon variants. Sledgehammer Games has already shared three of the weapon variants on the blog post, which you can see after the break.

[UPDATE] The M1 Irons and weapon variants are now available for everyone on Xbox. Read more »

Advanced Warfare Gets Four New Personalization Packs on Xbox

Four more Personalization Packs are now available in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox platforms.

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Earlier today, Sledgehammer Games announced that four new Personalization Pack sets are now available for purchase in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox One and Xbox 360. They are the Backdraft, Psychedelic, Tiki, Lagoon Personalization Packs. Each pack comes with a unique weapon camo, three reticles, a calling card, and emblem item.

  • Backdraft Standard Personalization Pack – $1.99 – Enter every match with guns blazing thanks to the Backdraft Standard Personalization Pack. Unleash the heat with animated, liquid fuel-burning weapon camo, three fireproof reticules, a calling card, and an emblem item.
  • Psychedelic Standard Personalization Pack – $1.99 – Trip out your opponents with the Psychedelic Standard Personalization Pack, powered by an animated, shimmering weapon camo, three hallucinatory reticles, a calling card, and an emblem item.
  • Tiki Standard Personalization Pack – $1.99 – Become the mythical guardian of every capture point with the Tiki Standard Personalization Pack, complete with an animated, glowing weapon camo, three shipwrecked reticles, a calling card, and an emblem item.
  • Lagoon Standard Personalization Pack – $1.99 – Drown your competitors with the Lagoon Standard Personalization Pack, combining an animated, aquatic weapon camo, three watertight reticles, a calling card, and an emblem item.

Furthermore, four new character gear sets have been added to the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare “Advanced Supply Drops” rotation on Xbox platforms. See which ones hereRead more »

Four Gear Sets Added to the Advanced Warfare Advanced Supply Drops Rotation on Xbox

Four new character gear sets are now available via Advanced Supply Drops in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox platforms – the Punk, Enlightened, Passion, and Thermal gear sets.

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Earlier today, Sledgehammer Games revealed four new character gear sets that have been added to the Advanced Supply Drops rotation in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. All four of the character gear sets are available now on Xbox platforms through the purchase of Advanced Supply Drops.

The four sets of character customization sets feature the Thermal, Punk, Enlightened, and Passion gear sets. See them all after the break.

Furthermore, four new Personalization Packs are now available for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox platforms. See all of them here.

[UPDATE] Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder Michael Condrey has revealed another character gear set for Advanced Warfare. The Neuro Gear Set has also been added to the rotation on Xbox.
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PlayStation Magazine Cover Features Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

The official PlayStation UK magazine has revealed that this month’s feature story and cover will highlight Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, the upcoming title from Treyarch studios.

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For the most part, this is somewhat unusual as this is the first time since Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 that a Call of Duty title is being featured on the cover of the PlayStation magazine. Furthermore, another interesting thing to note is that this month’s edition of the official Xbox magazine isn’t covering Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, suggesting that the exclusivity deal may no longer be in effect for this game, although this is entirely speculation.

Players can check out this month’s edition of the PlayStation magazine and their Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 feature when it goes on sale on Friday, May 8. The issue can be purchased here at that date. See the cover after the break.  Read more »

Sledgehammer Games Teases The “M1 Irons” Weapon, Says More Details to Come Tomorrow

Earlier today, Sledgehammer Games shared a picture of the “M1 Irons” revolver weapon, teasing that the weapon may be coming soon to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and that more information will be coming tomorrow.

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Back in March, Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey sent out a tweet with a picture showing only the “barrel” of a gun, teasing that another new weapon is coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Furthermore, last month, the developer posted another tweet which said “Q: If Jonathan Irons was rolling in an S&D match on Solar, what would he be packing?” A: The elite M1 Irons Outlaw.

Based on these tweets and the picture, it appears that the “M1 Irons” weapon and M1 Irons Outlaw variant are going to be coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare soon, most likely within the next map pack for the game.

Stay tuned as more information will come tomorrow. See the pictures of the weapon after the break.  Read more »