Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer preview

Call of Duty fans will tell you, the interest in the series is its multiplayer mode. Sledgehammer Games also talked about how the single player campaign for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be dramatically different from previous games.

But COD: Advanced Warfare can’t ignore the millions of multiplayer fans who want something new, but familiar. What are the big changes in multiplayer?

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Increased customization possibilities

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The first major new feature of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer is the lobby. The lengthy drawn-out menus aren’t included anymore. It’s also possible to modify your equipment, Perks, and the appearance of your character easily between matches.

This new system lets impatient players to try out new weapons in a shooting range. Female avatars are back in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare too.

A new class creation system

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The perk selection system has evolved. The Pick 10 system introduced in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 has been abandoned for the new Pick 13 system.

These additional spaces will allow each player to customize scorestreaks as well as the exoskeleton’s special abilities such as the retractable shield or optical camouflage.

Advanced Gameplay

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Slegdehammer Games adapted soldiers’ futuristic equipment to traditional controls of the series. The resulting gameplay is not only intuitive and accessible, but also brings important changes.

The side dash, temporary shield, and the new jump boost mechanic, pressing the jump button twice activates a double jump, are some of the new additions. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s arsenal of weapons leans towards science fiction while at the same time maintaining conventional firearms for those old school players.

A complete facelift

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The maps that I played put a lot of emphasis on verticality. The maps are a little bit larger and offer multiple paths. By using the jetpack you can take the high ground and quickly gain perfect positions for sniping. Without reaching the frenzy of Titanfall, the matches in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare are more intense.

Six Million Dollar multiplayer?

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New weapons and perks improve the game without changing it too much. Multiplayer matches are nerve-racking and the new maps encourage you to take advantage of your soldiers’ new movement capabilities.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is far from reinventing the wheel and it’s reasonable to question whether the changes will appeal to fans in the long term when compared with other new revolutionary titles such as Evolve or Titanfall.

Either way, the new installment is still conventional enough not to lose long time fans of the series.

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