Activision announces preorders of a
Call of Duty:
Advanced Warfare Day Zero Early Access edition
, which gives a one-day
headstart in the CoD game beginning November 3rd, along with a couple of
exclusive weapons, a preorder bonus that also applies to the game's various
special editions. On a related note, without coming out and saying multiplayer in the Call of Duty series hasn't
evolved much over the years,
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
"fundamentally changes" the way CoD
multiplayer will work. A
multiplayer reveal trailer
recap video on the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare website
show this off, and
they explain how the game's exoskeleton is a game-changer in this very
Activision and Sledgehammer Games today unveiled a new era
for Call of DutyŽ with the world premiere of Call of DutyŽ: Advanced Warfare
multiplayer. Built for next generation gaming systems, Call of Duty: Advanced
Warfare fundamentally changes Call of Duty multiplayer, delivering new player
movements and capabilities, along with the deepest customization and player
engagement features in franchise history.
With the all-new exoskeleton, players can boost jump, dodge, dash, slide, slam
and more as the action goes vertical, while using future-tech, cutting-edge
capabilities and a brand-new weapon class as part of nearly 350 custom weapons.
Offering a new reward system, including more than 1,000 in-game player rewards,
and nearly limitless customization options that create more than 2 billion
unique player combinations and more, the title offers the most in-depth, robust
and advanced Call of Duty multiplayer experience ever on both next generation
and current generation systems.
In addition to the multiplayer premiere, Activision today announced the Call of
Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, which offers fans for the first time
24-hour early access to the game starting November 3rd. The Call of Duty:
Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition is available on all platforms to customers who
pre-order the game*and pick up on day zero - at no added cost. Collector's
Edition copies of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will also be available for Day
Zero early purchase and play, and will include the special Day Zero Edition
content. In addition to the early access of up to 24 hours in some territories,
the Day Zero Edition also includes two new, custom weapons as well as the
previously announced Advanced Arsenal incentive.
"With Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare we introduced the first new lead developer
to the franchise in a decade and our first three-year development cycle, with
one mission: bring breakthrough innovation to the franchise, while also honoring
its roots. We feel Sledgehammer Games has risen to that challenge," said
Activision Publishing, Inc.'s CEO, Eric Hirshberg. "Advanced Warfare introduces
significant new mechanics to multiplayer that truly changes the game, but more
importantly just speaking as a gamer it's a hell of a lot of fun."
Three years in the making, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare delivers a new level
of tactical combat on all platforms, giving players all-new frenetic ways to
move, starting with the power of the exoskeleton. The new gameplay abilities,
movements, perks and mechanics expand the verticality of sightlines and
maneuverability, increasing the amount of strategic options available to
players, while staying true to Call of Duty's fast, fluid multiplayer
experience. Players can combine these new mechanics for offensive, defensive and
overall evasive maneuvers unlike anything ever seen in Call of Duty.
Also, the much loved Pick 10 create-a-class is back with even more customizable
options than before with Pick 13. Gamers can now choose their favorite
scorestreaks, which are fully customizable, and include them in their preferred
class, raising the bar on personalization from top to bottom. The introduction
of co-operative scorestreaks also allows friends to experience Call of Duty
multiplayer together in a new way, as for the first time ever, two players can
now join a scorestreak and work co-operatively.
The technology of the future in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare wouldn't be
complete without advancement in weapon technology, beginning with the debut of a
directed energy class of weapons. This all-new weapon class for Call of Duty
uses the power of focused energy to overcome enemies and relies on tactical heat
management instead of reloads. Players can test out this new class, along with
all their weapons, on the new Virtual Firing Range, a brand new feature that
allows players to instantly test-drive their favorite weapon loadout with the
click of a button before the next match starts.
"When we set out to envision the 2054 world of Call of Duty, we spent a lot of
time focused on evolving the multiplayer - offering all new experiences to the
fans," said Glen Schofield, co-founder and game director of Sledgehammer Games.
"We can't wait for players to discover all of the new movement, mechanics,
equipment, and modes built into Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, as well as the
depth of customization layered in for the most personalized Call of Duty
multiplayer experience to date," added Michael Condrey, co-founder and head of
development of Sledgehammer Games.
Featuring 12 modes out of the box on day one, led by fan-favorites Capture the
Flag and Hardpoint, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer modes not only
include classics such as Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Search and Destroy,
but also new options for the playlist such as Uplink and Momentum, a new take on
the classic War mode.
Sledgehammer Games is also taking personalization to the next level with
Create-an-Operator, a new character system, which allows players to personalize
their soldier however they want from heads, helmets, eyewear, shirts, vests,
kits, gloves, pants, knee-guards, boots and even the exoskeleton itself.
Create-an-Operator is bolstered by a brand new reward system called Supply
Drops. The more someone plays, the more they earn. Supply Drops can contain
anything from custom weapons to unique character gear in different classes of
rarity, all giving players multiplayer bragging rights.
In addition to showing off their Supply Drops gear in-game, the new Virtual
Lobby lets players display their hard-earned challenge rewards and rare items,
while waiting for the map to start. Billions of possible combinations exist,
allowing gamers to personalize nearly everything on their in-game operator from
head to toe. Players can finally see what their friends and opponents are
bringing to the match, as the Virtual Lobby is a quick and easy way to size up
the competition and also plan your next move in create-an-operator.