New Gear Sets and Weapons Available on Advanced Warfare

Still playing Advanced Warfare? Well, here’s a bit of a surprise – Sledgehammer games just announced today that they’re adding new gear sets and a few new weapons to AW.

Advanced Warfare Gingerbread Gear Set


The new gear sets are named:

  • Astronaut
  • Gingerbread
  • Hunter
  • Racer

And, yes, the names are quite literally the descriptions, too. The Astronaut set allows players to don a nifty NASA-style spacesuit. Gingerbread is a holiday-themed set that transforms your character into – you guessed it – a Gingerbread man. Hunter is, well, a hunter, and the Racer set has pieces that resemble a formula-one driver’s racing suit.

The new weapons that are being added include:

  • Lever Action
  • Repulsor
  • Sten

Here’s the Lever Action:

Advanced Warfare Lever Action


Here’s the Repulsor:

Advanced Warfare Repulsor


Here’s the Sten:

Advanced Warfare Sten

The Sten is a classic British-style SMG with moderate stats overall. The Repulser is another SMG; it deals decent damage and has a good firing rate, but is a bit low in terms of accuracy and range. Finally, the Lever Action is a new assault rifle with great damage, accuracy, and range.

The new gear pieces and weapons can be obtained only from Advanced Supply Drops.

Both the new gear sets and the new weapons are currently only available on Xbox One. We assume they’ll soon make their way to PC and Playstation 4. As the developers have stated before, memory limits don’t allow for these new additions to be made available on last-gen consoles.

OpTic Gaming Wins UMG Washington DC Scuff 50K

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With an impressive 11-8 Uplink comeback on the map Detroit, OpTic Gaming have defeated Denial eSports 3-0 to win the UMG Washington D.C. Scuff 50K Championship.

With the win, OpTic now has eight Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Championship titles.

OG will take home  the $24,000 grand prize and 25,000 Pro Points, while Denial will grab $12,000 and 15,000 Pro Points.

This was UMG’s fourth and final event for CoD: AW. The next CoD: AW eSports event is the MLG Pro League Season 3 Finals from Sept. 18th – 20th.


OpTic Gaming defeats Denial eSports 3-0, advance to Grand Final


UPDATE: Denial eSports has defeated Team eLevate in five games to move on to the Grand Final against OpTic Gaming.

UPDATE: Team eLevate just beat EnVy 3-1 to move on to the Loser’s Final, where they will take on Denial eSports. The winner of this series will take on OpTic Gaming for the UMG DC Championship. The winning team will take home $24,000 and 25,000 Pro Points.

TOP 6 

  • 1. TBD
  • 2. TBD
  • 3.
  • 4. Team EnVy
  • 5. Team Kaliber
  • 6. iSolation eSports

ORIGINAL: OpTic Gaming has defeated Denial eSports 3-0 to advance to the UMG Washington DC Grand Final.


New Gear Sets Coming to Advanced Warfare

With all the buzz circling around Treyarch and the upcoming Black Ops 3, it seems that Sledgehammer Games wants to stay relevant. Today, via an interesting message posted on Twitter, the developers revealed that new gear sets would soon be making their way into Advanced Supply Drops in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Advanced Warfare Samurai Set

Advanced Warfare Arachnid and Deep Sea Diver Gear Sets

Advanced Warfare Luchador and Clown Gear Sets

These are some of the most interesting gear sets that have ever been released for the game, too. They include a samurai set, gear that makes you look like a spider, a clown set, deep sea diver gear, and even a complete luchador set.

These new gear pieces will be available in Advanced Supply Drops starting today for Xbox gamers. We expect Playstation and PC gamers to receive them a month thereafter.

New Gear Live in Advanced Supply Drops for Advanced Warfare

Sledgehammer Games announced that they added brand new gear to the Advanced Supply Drops found in the Xbox versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The gear is all new outfits for your character including some very cool and odd designs.

Here’s a look at the new gear pieces you’ll be able to loot from Advanced Supply Drops when you get them:

Advanced Warfare New Gear


Advanced Warfare New Gear 2


Advanced Warfare New Gear 3


Advanced Warfare New Gear 4


These are all cosmetic-only items.

Here are the new outfit sets you can get:

  • Carnavale – A very interesting steampunk / assassin set that includes a bird beak mask. This set has a legendary rating.
  • Trapper – A huntsman style outfit.
  • Fireproof – Set that, as the name implies, includes pieces that are made of fireproof materials. Obviously just for show. You won’t be surviving any fiery deaths with this equipped.
  • Paratrooper – One of the more basic gear sets of these new pieces, a standard military paratrooper outfit.
  • Aces – A card player’s dream set outfitted with diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades.
  • Jackpot – A gambling man’s outfit, decked out in casino-style attire.
  • Disco – A glimmer-packed set paired with rustic gold tops and pants.
  • XRay – A full ice blue set. Adorn this gear to take on the persona of Mr. Freeze.

NOTE: These new gear pieces are currently only available on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms. They should be making their way to the PC, Playstation 3, and PS4 soon after, though. And, remember, these loot items are only obtainable from Advanced Supply Drops, not regular ones.

New Gear Rarities Coming to Advanced Warfare

Sledgehammer Games, the developer behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, announced yesterday that new rarity levels for weapons and gear will be added to the game on June 9th. The new rarity labels – legendary and retired – will be coming with a new game update that will be made available on Xbox platforms first (PC and Playstation likely soon after) that will be released after the launch of the Supremacy DLC.

Advanced Warfare Legendary and Retired Gear

Legendary gear will be found in both regular Supply Drops as well as Advanced Supply Drops. This level is now the highest and most rare in the game. According to the devs the first set that will be available is the Sentinel CI Set (an extremely rare character outfit).

Retired gear, on the other hand, is a bit self-explanatory. Sledgehammer is planning to retire certain weapons and gear sets in Advanced Warfare. If you have already obtained these pieces and hold on to them they will be changed to red names and their label will convert from whatever rarity level they are to a new title, Retired.

Here’s what Retired weapons will look like in the Create-a-Class system:

Advanced Warfare Retired Weapons

SHG has announced that these pieces will be the first to receive the Retired treatment:

  • Atlas 45 – A3
  • MP443 Grach – Latitude
  • PDW – CQB
  • Sentinel Mobile Set
  • Nigerian Infantry Set
  • KVA Mercenary Set

You will still be able to redeem retired gear for XP if you have it in your Armory but once you do that, it’s gone forever, because these pieces will no longer be available to earn in Supply Drops of any sort.

Source: [Sledgehammer Games]

Advanced Warfare Supremacy DLC Releases June 2nd

The guys and gals from Sledgehammer and Activision have announced an official date for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s next DLC installment called Supremacy. According to the developers and publisher the DLC will be available on Xbox Live first beginning on June 2nd.

Advanced Warfare Supremacy DLC

The DLC will give players access to 4 brand-new multiplayer maps and the third segment of the Exo Zombies counterpart.

The new maps include:

  • Compound – An Atlas training facility within the Colorado country. It’s a small, tight map that will encourage fast paced, closer-range combat.
  • Kremlin – A medium size map located in the Red Square (Russia).
  • Parliament – Another medium size map that is located on a cargo ship just outside of London.
  • Skyrise – This is a remake of the Highrise map seen in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Here is the official launch trailer for the Supremacy DLC:

Advanced Warfare M1 Irons Pistol Overview

Haven’t been keeping up with news for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare or played the game in a bit? Well, as of May 5th players are in for a bit of a surprise. A brand new pistol has been introduced to the game in the form of free DLC. It’s called the M1 Irons.

Advanced Warfare M1 Irons

This gun is a revolver. Easily one of the coolest looking pistols in the game. Currently it is only available for players on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. It will, however, be available on the PS3, PS4, and PC at a later date. An official date has not been announced but once it is we will update this page.

Advanced Warfare M1 Irons

Because this weapon is so new we are not 100% sure about the exact statistics of the gun just yet. Once these details are made available we will post them here including the overall damage output, magazine size, firing rate, and other important specs. Below are current estimations.

Estimated Stats

Damage Output: 33-52

Clip Size: 6 rounds

Firing Rate: 600 RPM

Overall, it’s a pretty powerful sidearm. Not quite as beefy as the RW1, but it fires faster, has more ammo, and the range is a bit better.

Available Variants

The M1 Irons was brought into Advanced Warfare with a base version and at least 10 different variants. These have both cosmetic and functional differences depending on which one you get. Variants are obtained through supply drops or advanced supply drops earned while playing the game or completing challenges.

These are the 3 known variants of the M1 Irons confirmed by developers:

  • Gunslinger
  • Sundown
  • Unforgiving Truth

Gunslinger has a unique blue & gold paint job and an old-timey appearance and comes with a built-in Akimbo attachment meaning you can dual wield the weapon.

Sundown is red, orange, and peach colored and looks a bit more modern than Gunslinger. Its stats include enhanced range and lower handling.

Unforgiving Truth is a black and steel colored revolver (looks quite badass) which, according to devs, allows players to go on longer kill streaks. It has higher range, less kick, tighter spread, but deals a bit less damage, has a longer ADS time, and a lower fire rate.

Other variants of the M1 Irons include:

  • High Noon (lower kick, longer ADS time) – Enlisted
  • Enforcer (tighter hip-spread, lower range) – Enlisted
  • Desert Wanderer (increased ammo, lower damage) – Enlisted
  • The Stranger (higher range, worse hip spread) – Enlisted
  • Showdown (increased range, longer ADS time, Akimbo) – Professional
  • Shootout (less kick, lower firing rate, built-in red dot sight) – Professional
  • Outlaw (higher fire rate, shorter ADS time, lower range, less ammo) – Elite

Overall, most people want either the Unforgiving Truth or Outlaw variants.

Here’s a video of the M1 Irons in action by Ali-A:

Advanced Warfare Update Nerfs ASM1, Buffs Other Guns

A new update that recently hit Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms has somewhat nerfed the ASM1 sub-machine gun while simultaneously buffing a few other weapons. The nerf comes in the form of a cut-down of the weapon’s magazine size. In other words, less bullets to fire per clip.

AW ASM1 Nerf

Other weapons, including the MK14, Pytaek, and EPM3 have received boosts in one way or another.

Full patch notes:

In-Game Updates:

  • Matchmaking improvements.
  • Connectivity optimizations.
  • [PlayStation 4] Fixed a rare issue where players could freeze when loading a map or remaining idle in a lobby.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed a rare issue where players were not able to host a private match after returning from suspend/resume mode.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where a player’s controller could be unresponsive in splitscreen if either player unplugs their controller.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where players were not able to accept an invitation while in suspend/resume mode.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where players would not be able to join “Xbox Live” after returning from suspend/resume mode.
  • Fixed a rare crash issue when entering the System Link menu.
  • Fixed an issue where spectators in third person would see first person crosshairs on some weapons.
  • Fixed an issue where the stock of the ARX-160 would disappear when cloaked.
  • [PC] Fixed an issue where the launcher scope could be seen briefly when swapping weapons with the variable zoom scope.
  • Fixed an issue where scopes would not display after viewing a player in third person Spectator mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the field of view would not change when changing from first person to third person in Spectator mode.

Weapon Updates:

  • MK14 – Increased headshot damage multiplier.
  • ASM1 – Reduced the magazine size.
  • Pytaek – Decreased initial recoil, decreased aim down sights time.
  • EPM3 – Increased the headshot damage multiplier, decreased the heat build up when firing.

UI Updates:

  • [PC] Added more options for fullscreen display mode (stretched and centered).
  • [PC] Added an “Optimal Video” menu button in the graphics settings.
  • [PC] Fixed a rare issue where players were returned to the Multiplayer Menu when selecting classes from the additional class slots.
  • [PC] Fixed an issue where players with low video settings would have loot items without a preview image.
  • [PC] Fixed the Alt-F4 hotkey to close the application.
  • [PC] Improved options for windowed mode.
  • [PC] Turned off HBAO+ for all graphic cards by default.
  • [PlayStation 4]Fixed an issue where players were unable to connect to “Play Online” after creating an online PSN account from the in-game menu.
  • Added the ability to redeem all duplicate items in the Armory.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game could freeze when redeeming an item from the Armory.
  • Fixed an issue for the virtual firing range could display a higher than 100% accuracy when using shotguns and grenades.
  • Fixed an issue where arms without bodies would show up in the virtual lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where some players were not able to pass leadership of a party to another player in the party.

Challenges Updates:

  • Fixed an issue where the “Woo Who?” slide-kill challenge was not tracking kills with certain variants.

Store Updates:

  • Added quick access to the in-game store to the Message of the Day.
  • Various improvements and network optimizations for the in-game store.

Scorestreak Updates:

  • Fixed an exploit with the Aerial Attack Drone scorestreak.
  • Fixed a rare animation bug for the XS1 Goliath scorestreak.
  • Fixed a rare issue where a player could be invincible after calling in a Goliath.

Ranked Play Updates:

  • Fixed a rare issue where players would lose functionality after entering and exiting the Create A Class menu.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to get around the probation period when leaving a game early.

Game Mode Specific Updates:

  • Adjusted various spawning logic for Domination, Momentum, Capture the Flag, Hardpoint, and Uplink game modes.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to enter into a Free-For-All match while using splitscreen.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where the grapple was able to be used on glass surfaces instead of breaking them.
  • Fixed a rare issue wher players were able to advance more than one Gun Rank with a multi-kill in Gun Game.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Contested” and “Taking” notifications were displaying incorrectly in Domination.

Map Specific Updates:

  • Fixed various out of map exploits across different multiplayer maps.
  • Adjusted various spawns for Drift for before and after the dynamic map event.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where the animation for Aiming down sights would not show correctly after the map based scorestreak has worn off on Site 244.
  • [Xbox One] Adjusted the height of the XS1 Vulcan scorestreak on Perplex.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed a rare issue where the Missile Strike would be uncontrollable on Climate.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where orbital care packages could be called into inaccessible areas.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where the playercard would show up twice in the killcam when the player was using the map based scorestreak on Site 244.

Exo Survival Updates:

  • Adjusted damage for the EM1.

Exo Zombies Updates:

  • Fixed various out of map exploits where players could remain in place and not be attacked by zombies.

  • [Xbox One, PlayStation 4] Exo Zombies Fixed a rare issue where the UI icons for downed teammates, orbital supply drops, and civilians would not show up in later rounds.

  • Fixed a rare issue where the fire rate of some weapons would affect the secondary weapon of a player.

  • Various improvements to the Exo Zombies menu.

  • [Xbox One] Improved graphical stability when using the Magnetron gun.

  • [Xbox One] Fixed an exploit where the Magnetron weapon could have unlimited ammo.

  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where a trap was issuing an incorrect amount of credits.

  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where players weren’t being damaged by Toxic Gas.

  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where Bubby could focus on the Distraction Drone.

  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where the Achivement for rescuing 20 suvivors was not unlocking.

Double XP PLUS Increased ELITE Drops Live in Advanced Warfare

Looking to hit the max prestige in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare before Black Ops 3 comes out and consumes most of your FPS gaming time? Well, starting today Sledgehammer games has activated not only double XP which is guaranteed to speed up your leveling time, but also increased chances of getting ELITE LOOT from supply drops.

AW 2XP and Elite Loot Increased

This even began this morning around 9am PST and will run through Monday, April 27th 9am PST. Don’t miss out on this limited time opportunity to rack up experience and land some awesome elite weapons, Exo suits, and other awesome pieces of gear.

CoD AW OHM LMG and Shotgun 2-in-1 Weapon Overview

With the upcoming release of the Ascendance DLC pack, Advanced Warfare is getting yet another new weapon. But it’s really like we’re getting 2 new guns. Why? Well because this new weapon is a 2-in-1 directed energy LMG and shotgun. That’s right, you’re going to get to run around with a powerful LMG be able to swap to a shotty on the fly.

Advanced Warefare OHM Energy LMG and Shotgun

The new weapon is called the OHM and season pass owners on the Xbox consoles already have access to it. Everyone else will be able to use it if they purchase the Ascendance DLC on release day.

OHM Weapon Stats

Right now we don’t have exact readings on the damage output for this weapon. Because it is a directed energy style gun you do essentially have unlimited ammo (it will overheat and need to cool down if fired for too long, though). Once we have details regarding the firepower, rate of fire, and other stats we will post them on this page.

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Available Attachments:


OHM Variants

As we saw with the AE4 Assault Rifle, this new DLC weapon is also getting at least one variant. The only one we know of so far is the Werewolf. Further details will be added at a later date.

Variants are normally obtained through supply drops but with DLC weapons you are given access to them as soon as you purchase the DLC pack or have the season pass which enables early access.

Advanced Warfare Camos: Every Weapon Camo Available

One of the most popular customization options in the past few Call of Duty games (especially titles such as Black Ops 2) have been the various camouflages that players can unlock for their weapons. Advanced Warfare has several highly coveted weapon camos available for gamers to use.

Advanced Warfare Weapon Camos

In order to unlock a camo players must complete a number of challenges. Most of these consist of getting kills with the weapon, using the gun without attachments or perks, and various other tasks. The majority of these are fairly easy to get, but take time.

Advanced Warfare Camos

Here is a list of all camos in Advanced Warfare:

  • Multicam
  • Multicam Black
  • Urban
  • Stranden
  • Woodland
  • Kryptek Raid
  • Digital Classic
  • Kryptek Highlander
  • Kryptek Yeti
  • Digital Urban
  • Concrete
  • Urban Jet
  • Kryptek Neptune
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Sentinel
  • Gold
  • Diamond
  • Royalty

The camos listed above are the standard ones that come with the game. Additional weapon skins are usually added via DLC packs but typically cost money.

DLC Camos

As mentioned above, adding weapon camos into the game via DLC has become a popular thing with Call of Duty. Sledgehammer is carrying on this tradition with Advanced Warfare. Skins can be purchased individually for just weapons or even purchased in packs that also include skinned Exosuits and gear.

Camos currently available via DLC purchases:

  • Creature
  • Lightning
  • Magma
  • Nanotech

If you opt to buy just the weapon packs you’ll get the skin for the gun plus themed reticles, a calling card, and a new emblem.

How to Unlock Camos

As mentioned above, in order to get the standard camos found in CoD: AW you’ll have to complete a variety of challenges. Below we’ve listed the exact requirements for each one.

Multicam – Obtain 50 kills using only hip fire with the weapon.

Multicam Black – Obtain a total of 100 kills using hip fire with the weapon.

Urban – Earn 200 kills from hip fire with the weapon.

Stranden – Get a total of 300 kills of just hip fire using the weapon.

Woodland – Get a total of 500 kills from just hip fire using the weapon.

Kryptek Raid – Earn 50 headshot medals with the gun.

Digital Classic – Get a total of 100 headshots using the weapon.

Kryptek Highlander – Earn 200 headshots using the weapon.

Kryptek Yeti – Get a total of 300 headshots with the weapon of choice.

Digital Urban – Earn a whopping 500 headshots using the weapon.

Concrete – Earn a total of 50 Dog Fight medals (both players airborne when kill occurs) with the weapon.

Urban Jet – Get a total of 50 double kills using the gun.

Kryptek Neptune – Get 50 kills right after or while performing a slide with the weapon.

Carbon Fiber – Get 50 kills with the weapon without having any perks on your loadout.

Gold Camo – Earn a total of 50 kills with the weapon without having any attachments equipped to it.

Diamond Camo – Complete all other camo challenges for the weapon.

Royalty Camo – Complete all challenges for every weapon within the weapon’s category (i.e. if you wanted royalty for the BAL-27 you’d have to finish every challenge for every gun under the Assault Rifles category).