Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare represents the future of the series, but that isn't keeping developer Sledgehammer Games from looking to its past for inspiration. The game's Atlas Gorge multiplayer map, which is a bonus included with the various collector's editions of the game, is actually a remake of the Pipeline map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Pipeline has been reimagined, Activision says, to support Advanced Warfare's many new gameplay features, chiefly, the exoskeleton abilities. Here is how Activision sets up the Gorge map.
"The Atlas Corporation has commandeered the world's largest power source, the Three Gorges Dam in central China, creating a gripping setting for a multiplayer battle. Combatants will navigate the shadows and control a map-based turret scorestreak that overlooks the dam and helps to keep enemies at bay, all while leveraging new abilities and tactics enabled by exoskeleton technology, such as vertical combat, new sightlines, and strategic vantage points."
I remember the Pipeline map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare vividly. With its mix of open spaces for sniping and close-quarters interiors, it was one of my favorite maps, and one I no doubt spent hours and hours on back in 2007.
Activision has yet to release images or videos for the new Atlas Gorge map (beyond the logo above), so it remains to be seen how Pipeline has been updated for Advanced Warfare. The game launches November 4 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Call of Duty fans interested in learning about the advancements made to the multiplayer formula for Advanced Warfare don't have much longer to wait. As revealed in yesterday's new story trailer, the first details on Advanced Warfare's multiplayer mode will be revealed on August 11 at 10 a.m. PDT.
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