Month: December 2014

Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies Overview

For fans of the survival-style FPS games Call of Duty titles, primarily from Treyarch, have featured a whole campaign separate from both the traditional story mode and multiplayer. While it wasn’t available at launch, this game experience is returning in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.   Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies Because this title in the series wasn’t made by Treyarch it won’t be exactly the same, but it’s pretty similar and has new aspects to it. Instead of the traditional zombies the creatures that players will face-off against in Sledgehammer’s take on zombies will have more maneuverability because they’ll...

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Advanced Warfare Launchers Overview

Looking to take out aerial scorestreaks or do massive amounts of damage and possibly grab 2 or more kills with a single shot into a packed room or crowded objective? Well, the launchers found in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare can help with those goals. These weapons can only be equipped in the secondary slot but serve key purposes.   Launchers deal massive amounts of damage but are slow to swap to, significantly decrease your player mobility, and, in most cases, fire quite slowly. They’re mostly designed to take out air-based scorestreaks such as UAVs, a Warbird, or even...

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Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC Overview

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC pack, labeled Havoc, will be coming out on January 27th, 2015. The content will be released to Xbox Live users first and is expected to be made available for Playstation gamers about a month afterward (end of February).   Several additions are being made to the game via the Havoc DLC including the first bonus multiplayer weapon, the AE4 directed-energy assault rifle (plus its variant, Widowmaker), the much-anticipated Exo zombies game mode, and four brand-new multiplayer maps. The 4 new Advanced Warfare maps coming with this DLC are: Sideshow Core Drift Urban...

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CoD AW PDW Pistol Overview

In Call of Duty: Ghosts the PDW was a 3-round burst pistol that, once players reached the max prestige in the game, was given a gold, fully-automatic variant. This handgun makes a return in Advanced Warfare but leaves behind the burst-firing mode. In AW the PDW is a completely automatic pistol that makes for a great secondary.   The PDW deals a relatively low amount of damage per bullet, burns through ammo with a 750 RPM fire rate, and has a fairly low effective range. But, when used correctly, this gun is a beast, especially in close quarters combat....

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Ranked Play Back-Out Penalties Confirmed for Advanced Warfare

Worried that a few sore losers or unsportsmanlike players may ruin the competitive experience in Advanced Warfare by backing out of games early? Think again. Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, confirmed on Twitter that penalties for leaving Ranked Play matches early will be enforced once the first season is live in early January, 2015.   Previous Call of Duty titles such as Black Ops 2 enforced a probation on players that backed out of League Play matches on a frequent basis. This wasn’t the most effective system, though, as players were still allowed to participate in the playlist...

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Advanced Warfare Armory Overview

A brand new feature in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that many players have been asking about is the armory. It’s an interesting new feature to the game that goes hand-in-hand with the addition of Supply Drops, the packages players receive while playing online multiplayer that provide new character gear, weapon variants, and other bonus items. What is the Armory? The Advanced Warfare armory is essentially a vault or bank where the items you receive from supply drops are stored. But it does have a few other nifty features that players should know about. On top of storing your...

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Advanced Warfare App Overview

Remember that nifty little app that allowed you keep track of everything you’re doing in CoD: Ghosts? Well, a new and improved version has been released for the latest title, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The app gives you the ability to use your phone, tablet, or other mobile device to mainly track your clan progress but it does a couple more things, too. You can get the Advanced Warfare app for Windows,¬†Android and iOS devices via either Google Play, the Microsoft App store, or the Apple App store. Just search for “Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Companion App”...

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CoD AW MP-443 Grach Pistol Overview

Want a sidearm that isn’t a traditional semi-automatic but isn’t quite a full-auto weapon either? Well, the MP-443 Grach found in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare fits that exact profile. Rather than being a single-shot semi-auto it’s a two round burst pistol with superior range, a decent magazine size, and it deals low to moderate damage. While this gun is great at hitting its mark on targets at further distances than other pistols in AW its damage is definitely something to take into consideration. Even at close range it takes 2 shots to kill an opponent. In medium to...

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