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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Final DLC Pack Revealed

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The fourth and final DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been revealed by Activision today. Releasing first for Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 4th, the Reckoning pack will include 4 brand new multiplayer maps and the final episode for the EXO Zombies game mode.

Official Reckoning pack info:

  • Overload – Enjoy the grand view of downtown New Baghdad from this exotic compound, complete with fountains, gardens and decorative plasma lamps. The map’s multiple levels and long perimeter site-lines highlight medium to long-range combat, and firing a shot at the lamps will send enemies flying in a burst of energy.
  • Quarantine – Following a deadly viral outbreak, the island has been converted into a biological testing center. This medium sized map’s tight corners dial up the speed and open areas combine to allow for any style of gameplay. Activate the map-based scorestreak to unleash a devastating ship-fired missile strike.
  • Fracture – Discover what secrets are locked in the ice in this arctic excavation site. Take refuge behind wind turbines and heavy equipment through large combat areas cradled on the shelf of a glacier. Stay alert as the timed event cracks the ice sheet, sending one lane sinking to the depths.
  • Swarm – Reconstruction is underway in Seoul, South Korea, congesting narrow corridors of this small to medium sized map with vehicles and equipment. Take position in war-scarred storefronts that provide plenty of cover over the streets or flank the enemy through close quarter interiors in the center of the map.
  • Descent (Exo Zombies) – In the last episode, the team – Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street) and new member Bruce Campbell(Army of Darkness, Burn Notice), are about to escape from the Atlas aircraft carrier on which they’ve been stranded. But before they do, they discover their friend and original squad member, John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), has been turned, and is now among the undead. Descent introduces a remote ocean Atlas survival facility, new “fused” exo zombie enemies, and the Trident Reflected Energy Weapon.

 

Via: ESG

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Exo Zombies Carrier Trailer [HD 1080P/60FPS]

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Exo Zombies Carrier Trailer of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in 60fps.

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Sledgehammer Games, High Moon Studios, Raven Software
Release Date (NA): June 2nd, 2015

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The World’s First Ever Gameplay Footage Film Festival Has Been Announced

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Our Review of the Havoc DLC HERE

Havoc Point & Shoot Trailer of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Sledgehammer Games

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Championship Personalization Pack Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Championship Personalization Pack Trailer of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Sledgehammer Games
Release Date (NA): November 4th, 2014

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Morning Mash Up – My First Time On Exo Zombies Outbreak Gameplay (From The Lost Archives) [HD]

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This is just a taste for those who don’t want to spoil the later levels yet. I’ll be uploading those later as well. This is from way back when I first played a match of Exo Zombies on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and I had no idea what I was doing. The Outbreak map is great and I’m excited to see more. If you haven’t already, make sure you read my Full Havoc DLC Review. I think this video perfectly demonstrates that anyone can pick up and play the new Exo Zombies mode and that it will be able to have a wider appeal than the previous Zombies modes because of that. Exo Zombies is available as a separate mode to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare upon purchase of the Season Pass on Xbox ONE or the Havoc DLC on Xbox ONE.

>>> Read Our Full Review Here <<<

Developer: Sledgehammer Games

Publisher: Activision

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Outbreak Exo Zombies / Havoc DLC Xbox Review

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Xbox One Exclusive: At this time no other platforms DLC release date are confirmed. If you haven’t already, go check out our CoD:AW Review to get a feel for where we rank the game overall in the franchise and genre at large. Outbreak is perhaps the most unexpected and now talked about piece of the Havoc DLC, so that’s what this Review will mainly focus around. It is unclear at this time how many new Zombies maps will be released by Sledgehammer Games and High Moon Studios in total – so keep that in mind. That being said, so far their work is impressive.

Outbreak is the first installment in a new mode called Exo Zombies debuting for the first time in the Call of Duty series. This mode combines the Exo Suit abilities of Advanced Warfare while at the same time borrowing a lot of classic gameplay principles from the Zombies modes seen in previous games (World at War, Black Ops, and Black Ops II distinctively). Surprisingly the end result is more fun and enjoyable than expected, even right from the start. Sledgehammer + High Moon take some influence from the co-op survival mode Extinction created in Call of Duty: Ghosts by NeverSoft and grabbed the best of what that mode had to offer in terms of action-based, pick up and play feel. There are a few things that have been dropped from the traditional zombies experience including the need to repair windows. This act of boarding up windows had become a bit overly repetitive in the Zombies series as it were, and now players don’t need to board up windows but can get security such as lasers, turrets, drones, traps, decoys, grenades, as well as many new forms of defense both automated and manual.

The ease of gaining weapon access and upgrading weapons compared to previous Zombies installments is another welcomed change to the formula as Sledgehammer + High Moon’s first excellent entry in the Exo Zombies DLC series begins. Double jumping in the Exo Suit adds another aspect to Zombies as well and players can feel more ready than ever to adapt to it thanks to Destiny. Few games do control set crossovers so well, but the Exo Suit definitely pulls this off.

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This game takes more action based team work rather than puzzle based exploration, pitting players up against an ever increasing set of enemies that seem to take graphic design cues from heavyweights in the survival genre like Resident Evil. This is a very appropriate theme and I’m glad Activision gave the green light for something so dark and satisfying from Sledgehammer Games and High Moon Studios. I’ll admit, I initially had reservations as to whether or not they could do an entertaining zombies mode – but they’ve delivered fun gameplay ten fold to answer that challenge.

Air drops with security drones, ammo, camo, credit from ATM’s for running around the map and keeping a perimeter, getting a good gun quickly, upgrading it multiple times with ease, and getting infected then cured or dying are just a few of the experiences you can expect per second as 60 frames per second hit you on the Xbox ONE Call of Duty Zombies experience that is Advanced Warfare Havoc’s Outbreak Exo Zombies map. This is a straight forward approach to Zombies with less jumping through hoops and more getting into the meat of the action with friends. A couple of decent players who know what they are doing can hold an entire team at least several rounds in until deeper strategy is accomplished by said team – meaning this is a fun pick up and play experience even if you haven’t learned the map yet.

Advanced types of Zombies as players go further and further push the line forward for romanticizing the dark demonic look Activision is getting away with here. We love it. To keep up with increasing zombie health and difficulty players must maintain upgrades as before but now it feels much more balanced and ideal plus a different looking, different acting breed of Zombie every once in a while doesn’t hurt. For people who may have got bored too quickly with the sheer difficulty and a-typical logic puzzle / strategy aspects of past Zombies entries, this new Exo Zombies is definitely going to be more enjoyable for you. For those who loved the never-ending upgrades and murdering Zombies with long-form strategy, there’s none of that missing here – it’s just Easter Eggs aren’t part of the main requirement to play anymore, they’re actually Easter Eggs.

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Lilith is the best playable character by far with the quickest speed, and is played by Hollywood personality Rose McGowan. Every character is pretty interesting in their own way though and has some often hilarious and colorful dialogue, so hearing things like “I fu%&ng hate ATLAS Corporation”, dropping F – bombs, or yelling out “F@&k You!” after rage killing a nearly triumphant horde of Zombies. The top quality acting from its cast makes the game more cinematic and the overall experience maintains immersion because of this.

Many Power-ups and pick-ups exist in the game including but not limited to the DNA Bomb, Full Reload, Rocket Assault Drone, Power Surge (when everything in the game becomes 10 credits, any weapon, anywhere, even mystery boxes), and more. When you open up new areas Zombies find new ways to show up, even though a new round hasn’t even started yet. This keeps even veterans on their toes as they feel its safe, leave a crawler, and run deeper within the map for resource gathering purposes. You still have to pay to open up doors, and exactly which doors you choose to open will dramatically change how many rounds your team survives.

As usual, getting multi-kills, headshots, and using the pistol / stabbing combination early on are essential strategies to starting off with maximum efficiency and the best chance of going the distance. Every few rounds there’s a dog zombies round. Zombies who will bite players and infect them happen every few rounds as well. If this happens to you, get to the Decontamination Pad within 60 seconds to heal or you’re dead. Extra credits for killing zombies w/ Melee, DNA Bomb, headshots, or explosives, especially in combination for multi-kills, are non-stop incentives to the fast paced action.

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As for the deeper strategy breakdown within Outbreak, one player gets a hold of the Nano Machine bubble putting Zombies into slow motion and damaging them while another gets the Drones and decoys them at the same time forcing all of the Zombies to be attracted into this bubble area damage effect while all four players focus LMG (Light Machine Gun) gunfire onto them. All four players should take advantage of reduced pricing from Power Surge when needed in order to quickly gain access to and upgrade weapons of choice.

Pro Tip: Do NOT Open the Administration Wing door with the containment pad on the other side of it if you want to attempt the more straightforward logical strategies most players are familiar with. That means, get on the mic and tell everybody else not to open the door as well. This door actually ends up being the sweet spot and safe zone complete with cure to infection, weapon upgrade, and if not opened this door servers as the only wall and barrier blocking what otherwise becomes a never-ending barrage of Zombies coming up from your team’s behind.

Upgrading weapons over and over is of course the only way to deal with the escalation of Zombie intensity through later rounds. Each upgrade is costly though at 2,500 each. It’s best to get LMG’s or weapons of choice using the Mystery Box (AKA 3D Printer) before upgrading, and also to do the upgrade when out of ammo so it serves as killing two birds with one stone. That being said, it’s even better to wait it out and accomplish grabbing the Full Reload pick-up bonus for the entire team and doing the majority of weapon purchasing / upgrading during Power Surge (similar to Fire Sale from old Zombies modes) that way optimal spending can commence. Use the free ammo and reloading that the game gives you as much as possible and spend on getting the team into proper roles fully geared up that way when the round is over 30 before you know it – everyone is prepared to tough it out for many more rounds in this one spot. It’s unclear what round this spot will be good to, feel free to comment below if you’ve been playing it and have gotten very high.

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Of course, Outbreak is only one part of the Havoc DLC offered for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and while we decided to focus the majority of this 1500 word Review on Outbreak we would be remiss to not mention the additional features of the Havoc DLC pack Available Now on Xbox One.

ALL Included in Havoc DLC Pack:

Co-op Exo Zombies Mode & 1st Map:

  • Outbreak (Starring Rose McGowan, Bill Paxton, John Malkovich, and John Bernthal.)

Competitive Multiplayer Maps:

  • Urban
  • Sideshow
  • Core
  • Drift

New Weapons:

  • Including the AE4 Widowmaker (AE4 controlled energy assault rifle)

Final Verdict:

Ascendance, Supremacy, and Reckoning are still coming to Xbox One first, and this Havoc DLC will eventually be made available for PlayStation and PC platforms, but if you’re fortunate enough to be playing Outbreak on your Xbox One copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare right now you know what I’m about to say. Sledgehammer Games and High Moon Studios have redefined Zombies in a great way. Four multiplayer maps plus new weapons and a masterpiece entry into the Zombies legacy makes for a totally solid value proposition. We hope to see the franchise continue to take this gameplay direction in DLC as well as full games. Our only worry is that this game will mainly be purchased to play this new form of Zombies and there could only end up being 4 maps total created for it. This seems like a problem and admittedly hurt the score a bit of an otherwise great experience, and while we wish Advanced Warfare included more Zombies maps in either the original Advanced Warfare or in these DLC packs, we are still happy to be fortunate enough to experience this creation and compel others to try the same. I applaud Activision for funding titles that are becoming more and more fun with less emphasis on the meticulous parts of play and more on the reward of teamwork and elite success through firepower.

Havoc – Multiplayer DLC Trailer:

Exo Zombies – Outbreak Trailer:

Overall Score: 8.5 / 10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: Sledgehammer Games / High Moon Studios

Publisher: Activision

Available On: Xbox One Exclusive

Xbox One Exclusive: At this time no other platforms DLC release date are confirmed.

Played On: Microsoft Xbox One

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game’s downloadable content was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC Pack Preview [HD 1080P]

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Havoc DLC Pack Preview of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Sledgehammer Games
Release Date (NA): November 4th, 2014

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Call of Duty – 2015 Championship Trailer [HD 1080P]

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2015 Championship Trailer of Call of Duty.

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Activision Claiming Copyright on YouTube Users for Posting Videos of Call of Duty: AW Glitches

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If you read the title then you are definitely reading what I am typing. Yes, Activision is indeed claiming copyright on YouTube Users for posting Glitches from Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Sounds crazy right? Well unfortunately it is not. If you are indeed one of those YouTube users who enjoys Call of Duty Glitch hunting, then you are shat out of luck in this new installment. It seems as though Activision is pushing more toward removing these videos more so than fixing the glitches themselves, even though these videos themselves are some of the easiest and simplest ways to show them that there is a bug or 2 or maybe 50 still left in the game. All Judgment aside (from me of course) All Call of Duty games have had a major glitch spot and or spots, whether its in Black Ops 2 Zombies mode in the hidey holes in Die Rise,  or in Modern warfare 2 where you could scale the Highrise to the tippy top of the building. Each one has one, and think back on where you first saw it or heard of it. Of course it was from a friend but you know exactly where he saw it, that’s right, YouTube. So why all of a sudden is Activision taking notice of these videos and just now acknowledging them? Well who knows. Maybe it isn’t there choice entirely, maybe Sledgehammer games is putting well, the sledgehammer down on these videos, maybe they don’t want the mass to see these mistakes. Who knows, what I do know though is if your one to make 20+ Glitch videos on Cod games your going to have to find another topic, cause this new realization from Activision may just get your channel removed… or worse… Sledge-banned. Bumm bumm bummmm.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Exo Zombies Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Exo Zombies Trailer of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activsion
Developer(s): Sledgehammer Games
Release Date (NA): November 4th, 2014

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Campaign Save Glitch Still Not Fixed

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Recently I had the unfortunate luck of discovering a glitch in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s singleplayer outing. After finishing the campaign, not only did I not unlock the trophy for doing so but I noticed that I wasn’t able to replay the missions I had previously completed, via mission select.

A few days ago developer Sledgehammer Games released a patch for the game to fix many of the numerous issues it was facing. In the list of things the patch was supposed to fix, “Fixed rare save game issue affecting playthrough progression”, was one of them.

Upon reading this a few hours ago, I turned on my PS4, downloaded the patch and booted up the game only to find, that nothing had changed. Instead of getting pissed, shutting the game off and calling it a night, I decided to replay the final mission again. Sadly after beating, no trophy unlocked and the game still acts as though I have only beaten the first three missions.

It seems the patch didn’t do squat for this issue.

The full patch notes below. It has taken effect (Mostly?) for PS4 and PC, the Xbox One version is still pending.

  • Adjustment to the in-game chat names notifications placement.
  • Fixed Prestige reset issues, including emblems and challenges.
  • Fixed marksman and camo challenges to not reset when you Prestige.
  • Connectivity optimizations for game servers.
  • Fixed issues with Ping Bar not updating correctly.
  • Fixed stats not accumulating towards leaderboards after Prestiging.
  • Adjustment to challenges to unlock camos for weapons.
  • Fixed round-based game modes, affecting Win/Loss ratios.
  • Implemented ability to unlock eSports Rule options in Private Match.
  • Fixed weapon reloads counting as speed reloads in certain circumstances.
  • Added description to reload informing that you can double-tap to speed reload.
  • Fixed DoubleXP splash, so it doesn’t show up in Private Match, Combat Readiness Program, or Exo Survival mode.
  • Showing 4x or 2x based on whether a loot DoubleXP item exists
  • Add DoubleXP icon to medal splashes when DoubleXP is active.
  • Fixed rare save game issue affecting playthrough progression
  • KC score limit increased to 85 per match.

You can view my post patch recording straight from my PS4, showing the patch was ineffective for my issue.

So has this been fixed for anyone else or am I alone this firefight? Did you experience any of the other issues listed and were they also fixed? Sound off in the comments.

Source for Patch Notes: Call of Duty

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Strategy Guide Review

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The latest title in the juggernaut FPS franchise is finally here and BradyGames has released a strategy guide for both its returning fans and newcomers alike. Did BG deliver a guide worthy of the asking price, or should this be avoided at all cost?

The writers did a wonderful job covering the singleplayer portion of the game. Pretty much everything a player would want to know, is presented with pinpoint accuracy. For players new to the Call of Duty franchise and unfamiliar with the new mechanics, the specialized training section goes into great detail explaining the basics; from something as simple as sprinting, to info on the new EXO suits and their upgrades. Fans who are already up to speed will most likely skip this brief portion of the guide but it is great that the option is there.

Advanced Warfare’s action packed campaign mode has received the best coverage I’ve seen in a strategy guide so far. Reader are treated to complete step-by-step walkthroughs of each mission, complete with information on every objective, soldier loadouts, enemy types, tactics and nicely illustrated maps. The writers should be commended for the great job they did of avoiding any major spoilers, even with the quoted dialogue and in-game screenshot in each chapter.

Achievements/trophy hunters will be happy to know that those tied to the campaign are covered as well in the walkthroughs. Not only does the guide highlight the digital rewards that are unlocked for beating each mission, but also lets you know when it is the perfect time attempt to get them and how. So don’t worry about missing the “Flying Ace” achievement/trophy, the guide will let you know what mission you need to play and provide and accurate and detailed instructions on how to unlock it. Compared to how they were presented in the Destiny strategy guide, this way is much more convenient and a welcomed change.

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Campaign coverage

Speaking of convenience, each mission chapter also features locations on Advanced Warfare’s “intel”; in-game collectibles scattered throughout the campaign. Instead of cramming all intel coverage at the end of the walkthroughs, the writers wisely integrated them (As seen in the pic above) in each chapter. Each is accompanied with a detailed picture of their locations and accurate instructions on how to find them, so completionists will have no issues during their search. Every achievement/trophy is listed with proper explanations on how to unlock them. This along with collectibles were two of the biggest areas BG dropped the ball with the Destiny guide. I’m happy to say that isn’t the case with this time.

As with previous Call of Duty games, Advanced Warfare’s main draw is its competitive multiplayer and its portion in this guide. Similar to the singleplayer section, there is helpful coverage on the basics for the newcomers and in-depth information for seasoned players. Weapons stats, attachments, perks, EXO abilities, games modes, Scorestreaks, you name it. Everything you can think of and more is talked about extensively, with accurate photos and descriptions. The readers are also presented with some helpful tips and strategies. Want to know which perk is best suited for which game mode, or what weapon works best from a distance, then you’ll want to read up on this section of the guide.

While the weapon stats charts are cool, it is worth noting that the game’s multiplayer will see its fair share of patches throughout its lifetime. This means that some weapons will see either their stats increase or decrease, based on community feedback, making the stats portion inaccurate once that happens.

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A look at the Scorestreaks

The writers went all out with their coverage of the game’s multiplayer maps, providing highly detailed illustrations and highlights for each spawn point and objective location. Readers are offered strategies for each map that I can personally say, have proven to be very effective. How effective depends on your skill level as a player, as well as your teammates but you’ll be glad to know that they are useful.

For those looking to play the game’s “EXO Survival”, it was given the same level of detail for the most part. You’ll learn the basics, about the objectives, types of enemies you’ll face, Scorestreaks you can use, upgrade stations and general strategies to help you survive. One minor gripe with the co-op mode coverage is that it doesn’t cover the bonus zombie wave, or offer any info on how to unlock the zombie skin for use in competitive multiplayer. This is most likely not the writers faults, as Sledgehammer Games tried to keep it a secret up until the game’s launch, so it isn’t a major issue.

eGuide: Every physical copy of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes with a code for an electronic version of the guide for free. The guide is accessed on Prima Games website, which means players can study map layouts and strategies on the go, or you can just give it to a friend/relative.

Final Verdict:

The is a very impressive guide. With the exception of one little omission in the co-op mode, the writers still covered everything the game has to offer with amazing detail and accuracy. Coverage for the game’s singleplayer is the best I’ve seen/read so far. The strategies for multiplayer and survival mode are effective and can lead the player to victory on the virtual battlefield. The weapons stats will become inaccurate as the months but if you are looking for a guide, that covers everything else and does a damn good job doing it, then purchasing this is a no-brainer.

Overall Score: 9/10

RGN Rating: Gold Guide

Publisher: BradyGames

Authors: Phillip Marcus, Michael Owen, Jason Fox and Will Murray

Map Illustrators: Darren Strecker and Michael Tumey

Pages: 236

Covers the game on: PS3 | PS4 | Xbox One | Xbox 360 | PC

Available at: Gamestop | Amazon

Price(s): $24.99 USA | $26.99 CAN | £14.99 UK

Review Copy Info: A physical copy was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review w/ 2 Authors

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Going in to a game with little to no expectations is one of the best things you can do. It’s hard to do that with Call of Duty games, as they are constantly hyped or constantly bashed. There seems to be no middle ground and it’s a shame. As the new Advanced Warfare isn’t the best Call of Duty to ever come out, but it’s far from the worst as well. It manages to change up the combat just enough to make it feel somewhat unfamiliar. This may be because I have not played a Call of Duty intensely since Modern Warfare 2, but this version has managed to push it to a new level. While it’s not a perfect game, it definitely should reel in some of the older crowd back in for a bit.

We won’t be going over the Single-player here as it will have it’s own standalone review. This one is all about the online mode! It’s online does just enough to make people return. The jet packs and your Exo’s abilities do enough to change up the way you play. The cloak is one that really does it, a sit allows you to be virtually invisible for a short duration, but if your enemies get up close they will more than likely see you. The exos somewhat act like a perk, but asides from that there really aren’t many perks to be had.

What does remain rather impressive is that in all the years, in all of the installments, the kill cam has always remained inaccurate. It’s rather impressive as it almost is never accurate in the kills. What’s new to this installment as well is another annoyance, the melee inaccuracy. I can’t tell you how many time sit has not worked for me. I have stood directly over someone as they lay motionless, attempted to melee them, and nothing. Making it somewhat as inaccurate as the kill cams, it’s an impressive addition to the game though.

The biggest issue aside from that is that the maps have returned to almost the same size as Modern Warfare 3. Which I hated, but the maps a lot better done here. There are more ways to go, more ways to jump, and more places to get shot in the back from. It’s not as terrible a sit would be in a normal Call of Duty, but I still think bigger maps would have made the game a lot better. I admittedly get angry at this game 90% of the time, as my guns never seem to work and said anger is also aided by the inaccurate kill cams. That needs to be the next thing addressed really, as I believe 8 games have had kill cams and they are still annoyingly inaccurate. The maps though are very different from previous installments because they don’t feel the need to be big with the movement being so different. You can traverse a lot differently this time around and it’s rather exciting.

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While some people may call it a Titanfall rip off, it doesn’t come off that way to me. As the Goliath is significantly different than an actual Titan and it feels that way. It feels much more vulnerable in that sense as well. The biggest issue might not be that it’s a rehash, it’s a clone, or any of that. The biggest issue is that the game suffers from a seriously lack of options when it comes to online. The game does have a good amount of customization options for your soldier. It’s not anything to rival RPGs, but it feels like more than in any of the previous installments. With a good amount of preset characters to choose from you also unlock articles of clothing as well. You can make your character look somewhat unique and that somewhat surprises me. Luckily for us, the emblem system is back as well. I have yet to see a penis or a swastika, so that’s a victory… but I am sure I will come across one here soon.

The online does just enough to pull players back in. It’s new traversal system has done this outdated and rehashed franchise a real service as older players will find out. You somewhat have to actually learn how to play the game all over again as things really have shifted the play in to a different direction. Is it the best Call of Duty ever made? No,I feel like Call of Duty 4 was and still is the best. The biggest issues with this one though are the map sizes, the inaccurate melee and kill cams, the lack of perks, and the lack of dedicated servers. These are all problems that have persisted in the franchise for a while and they really need to end. While Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare isn’t the best FPS or Call of Duty, it’s definitely more than I expected.

The most unfortunate thing for users is the season pass has returned to the ridiculous price, $50. Even Activision doesn’t take it seriously as it is advertised as “4 DLC Packs 1 Great Price*” which to me indicates that they do not believe it’s a great price, because it isn’t. Just like in previous games, there are overpowered guns as well, this was expected.It doesn’t seem quite fair that zombie players will have to purchase the $50 season pass just to get more of a taste. It’s also somewhat unfair to only include 13 compact maps and then charge $15 for packs of 4.

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Additional Review Notes:

Jon Ireson, Editor-In-Chief discusses the campaign portion of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s campaign mode attempts to put the powerful emotion and cinematic intensity of Hollywood Action films back into the COD franchise, and to its credit nearly succeeds entirely. Acting is good at the start but then Kevin Spacey’s character begins to feel at times like he’s over-reacting which feels fake. This is because, without giving away any major spoilers, the plot twists way too soon. The game starts out with a relate-able Kevin Spacey that players can almost understand the genius of before fearing his army Atlas’ horrifying destruction. We don’t get to hear that side of his character out long enough though to really seal the bond to this story mode, which in its own right is full of spectacular moments that make you feel fully alive and as if you’re an awesome hero in a real-world setting busting caps in fools for the greater good. Once Spacey’s character goes over the edge though, it doesn’t feel the same. He seems like a raving lunatic and it leaves you feeling much more disconnected from the game since it no longer feels like a real-world setting.

As far as gameplay goes, things are vastly improved over old campaigns. The aspect of ranking up in a story campaign are finally realized in Advanced Warfare. The game has changed, and changed enough to where it actually matters. Exo Suits come with abilities as Chris has described above and in the campaign they are given a piece at a time based on your performance as well as the mission at hand. Watching which parts of the suit are live by a diagram of your spine flashing before a mission helps add to the immersion a bit and is a nice touch for campaign mode as well. Musically and visually the game’s campaign flows with its gameplay properly. Sledgehammer Games might have had a hard time proving themselves to me, but this campaign was worth giving them a chance. It’s awesome.

Lots of vehicle driving, unexpected moments, Michael Bay level explosions and rapid moment-to-moment happenings, and did we mention 60 frames? Yeah, that’s a thing you might want to know about. It’s still 60 frames per second, thank god. Veteran mode is a bit too easy, making me feel like more of a challenge should have been offered off the bat. Graphically everything looks excellent on the Xbox ONE, especially when we consider this is a new game engine based on the foundation of old COD engines. Old COD engines of course, have been heavily modified versions of Quake and id engines from the golden days of shooter gaming.

Sledgehammer Games really went all out with improving the code though. This game’s animation and rendering system are solid and as next-gen as it gets. After seeing the launch of Call of Duty Ghosts and reviewing the game at a 6 it’s easy to see that Advanced Warfare is a much higher quality game in terms of Co-Op, Multiplayer, and Campaign modes.

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Exo Challenges in Campaign as I mentioned above add a great deal of engagement to the player in addition to the rich storytelling found in Advanced Warfare. For those that are reading this and know nothing of the plot, players are inducted into a private military corporation / army called Atlas and given a cybernetic second chance at the soldier’s life. The chance of a lifetime if you ask me…

Parting notes before I let Chris come in with his Final Verdict on Advanced Warfare; there’s a very good variety of enemy behavior in this game when compared to past COD’s. This is easily the best COD campaign we’ve seen in recent years. Shootouts while mid-freeway and incredibly action-packed moments help prove that this game stays true to its classic arcade style shooter roots and core. The cinematic quality of Advanced Warfare successfully keeps Activision up to date with other major AAA publishers putting out more emotional and film-like content such as Sony. The trend for a more emotionally rich game industry focusing on video games as an art medium doesn’t have to come at the cost of awesome action, fun gameplay, and replay value. Thanks Sledgehammer and Acti for showing us that.

Final Verdict:

Christopher Stahler:

I think this is only half of a revitalization of the series, it is fun and can stand on its own two feet, but the pre-existing issues are what continue to hold back the series. Whether this be the fake promise of dedicated servers, small maps, overpowered guns, or a rip off for a Season Pass, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare isn’t a bad game, but feels like it needs more value to it.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7.5 / 10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developers: Sledgehammer Games

Publisher(s): Activision

Available Now On: XO | PS4 | 360 | PS3 | PC

Played On: Microsoft Xbox ONE

Review copy info: Two physical copies of the game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Campaign Glitch

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Having just beaten the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare campaign on my PS4, I decided to go into mission select. As I am working on my review for the game’s strategy guide, my plan was to replay the missions and use it to mop up whatever remaining pieces of intel I missed. You know, for accuracy.

Much to my surprise, I discover that I can only select the first four missions to replay. It seems the game isn’t recognizing that I have beaten the full campaign, let alone any mission after the third one. I also didn’t unlock the trophy ‘A New Era’, for completing the campaign on any difficulty.

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The video below was recorded via my PS4 after the fact. For those who have beaten the game, you’ll recognize this is the final mission ‘Terminus’. I only show the beginning of the mission but you can clearly see after backing out, and trying to use mission select again, that only missions 1-4 are available.

 

Very odd and annoying. Anyone else experiencing a similar issue?

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Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Sledgehammer Games
Release Date (NA): November 4th, 2014

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Louis Thompson on 20141103 and was last modified on 20141103 .