Following the game’s multiplayer reveal earlier today, here’s what we further know about what Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be bringing to the table.
Sledgehammer Games is bringing back the ‘Create a Class’ system from Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Compared to its 10 slots, players will now instead have 13 options of which Scorestreak selection will also be a part of. Players can also opt to have a fourth Scorestreak, if they decide on using a Wild Card.
Every Scorestreak in the game can be upgraded to make it more powerful. However, the stronger you make your Scorestreak, the more points it takes to earn it.
One of the major multiplayer highlights of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the usage of Exo suits. Every player can use it to double jump and quickly dash forward. Additionally you can pick one additional ability through the ‘Create a Class’ system. This ability can be activated during the match and used until the Exo Battery is depleted.
- Exo Shield – A quick-deploy shield attached to your exo’s arm
- Exo Overclock – Increased footspeed
- Exo Stim – Temporary health regeneration beyond normal levels
- Exo Cloak – Short duration visual concealment
- Exo Hover – Short duration hovering in place
- Exo Ping – Shows enemy movement and weapon fire in the HUD
- Exo Trophy System – Destroys incoming grenades and rockets for a limited period of time
Players can head into ‘Create an Operator’ to customize their in-game character. The system is similar to what was offered in Call of Duty: Ghosts but now features more options. Players can put on customized eye wear, tops, gloves, pants, kneeguards, boots and Exos.
The ‘Virtual Firing Range’ allows players to jump seamlessly into a firing range with no loading time and test out their configurations before the start of the next match.
A new ‘Heavy Weapons’ class has been introduced that features energy based weaponry. These “don’t rely on reloads, but instead they are known to overheat after too much activity.”
Co-op Scorestreaks is an interesting concept. Some Scorestreaks will allow a second player to assist in the mayhem, making two players joining up and working together. In an example shown, two players teamed up on a Chopper called “Warbird” that had an extra gunner seat.
Finally Sledgehammer Games confirmed continuing support for competitive play. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will feature Clan Wars, which is currently being developed by Beachhead Studios. Broadcaster Mode will return with a new expanded Oracle mode. Hardpoint Game Mode from Black Ops II will also be making a comeback.
More details have been promised this week.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is scheduled for release on November 4 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.