Watch The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Reveal Live

We've got all the details on Advanced Warfare's multiplayer mode.

We've detailed many of the new features and changes shown off during today's event below. The new multiplayer trailer can be seen above. For more, check out hands-on preview and details on the Day Zero edition that you'll be able to play one day early.

Abilities:

  • "Boost jump" -- jump much higher than in the past
  • "Slam" -- an air-to-ground melee attack
  • "Boost dodge" -- dodge while on the ground
  • "Boost dash" -- move quickly in a direction while in mid-air
  • "Boost slide" -- slide while on the ground
  • Exo abilities are selectable within Pick 13 (see below) and are usable for as long as battery power is available
  • "Exo cloak" -- turn at least partially invisible
  • "Exo shield"
  • "Exo cover"
  • "Exo launcher"
  • Super punch -- rather than using a knife, you can punch an enemy player to death

Player Customization:

  • XP still exists and is the "backbone" of the ranking system
  • Create-an-Operator lets you customize the look of your character, including your head, helmet, exoskeleton, gloves, and boots
  • Pick 13 system replaces Pick 10
    • You can select up to four score streaks or none at all, giving you more room to select Exo suit abilities or other items
    • Scorestreaks can be customized to make them more powerful; doing so doesn't cost Pick 13 points
    • Co-op scorestreaks let players work together, like allowing two players to make use of a flying vehicle
  • Virtual firing range allows you to try out your custom loadout without having to go into a multiplayer match
  • Virtual Lobby -- show off your character in the lobby, allowing you to view other players' look and loadout
  • Supply drops -- rewarded through things like in-game challenges and time played; rewards you with weapons, special care packages
    • Three rarity levels: Enlisted, Professional, and Elite
    • Weapon loot -- custom weapons that modify weapons' base stats
    • Character gear will also be available, allowing you to customize your look as part of the Create-an-Operator feature
    • Thousands of rewards available and billions of possible combinations

Modes:

  • 12 multiplayer modes on day one
  • CTF, Search & Destroy, Hardpoint all returning
  • Round-based Domination
  • Uplink -- new mode where two teams fight for control of a drone that can be passed between players

Maps:

  • Maps have dynamic elements, such as water from the ocean flooding a level when a tsunami rolls in
  • Four maps announced today:
    • Biolab -- set in a bioengineering laboratory
    • Riot -- set in a prison in Baghdad
    • Ascend -- set in a space elevator terminal
    • Defender -- set in San Francisco next to the Golden Gate Bridge, features the aforementioned tsunami

Original Story: We learned a bit about the story of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in the game's last trailer, and next Activision wants to talk about multiplayer.

You can watch the reveal event live today through the player above. According to the video's description, we'll see developer interviews, the new multiplayer trailer, and maybe we'll finally learn how the prominently displayed exosuits work.

Here are the times to tune in:

  • North America: 10am PDT/1pm EDT
  • United Kingdom: 6pm BST
  • France/Germany/Italy/Spain: 7pm CEST
  • Australia: 3am AEST (Tuesday, August 12)
  • New Zealand: 5am NZST (Tuesday, August 12)

We learned last month that the Pipeline map from Modern Warfare would make a return, but otherwise this will be our first in-depth look at multiplayer in the game. What do you want to see?

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ibolixx12
ibolixx12

this is amazing. im not a cod fanboy but this looks omg so fun. i dont care about graphics in this fuckin game. just look at that amazing guns suits gameplay effects. going to buy this on ps4 OMG

Kisalon
Kisalon

looked at the trailer running in the top... Where are those jaw dropping graphics? they look like the same old piece of shit graphics they've always used


kian681
kian681

It looks very cool with the extra abilities available through the exoskeleton .Movement is faster and more fluid than in previous games .Sledgehammer games really seem to be trying to make something newer and more unique with cod

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

Still looks like the exact same outdated engine to me.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I haven't touched a CoD since Modern Warfare but this one kind of looks fun.. I'm shocked I'm even say that. lol

It looks much more fast paced and the Jump Ability's make for some interesting kills.

I might give it a shot but I will wait for a review.

warriors30
warriors30

I was pleasantly surprised actually, the game looks pretty cool for a COD. The whole Day Zero thing is really smart too. But I already know I won't play this game. It just looks way too fast and hectic for my taste, I would die like every 5 seconds, and that's no fun...yeah, I suck at MP shooters. ;)

oldtobie
oldtobie

I will never play, or buy for any price, a Call of Duty game if the field of view is locked at the migraine-inducing level of 55 degrees.  I can see in this video that they have not increased it.  The graphics look a little better, but the tiny, zoomed-in and locked-down feeling will always ruin it for me and the field of view is entirely to blame.

While this level is acceptable when playing the game on a sofa looking at a 50 inch 10 feet away, it is downright unbearable for a PC gamer like me.

It's got some fancy new bells and whistles, just like every new release, but at the end of the day it's just another Call of Doody.

FrankDuxx
FrankDuxx

never bough COD game but this one look really fun


untouchables111
untouchables111

This looks ok. I would have to see more real players playing for real and not staged winning.

allever
allever

This is what Unreal Tournament could have been, but they have been stuck using the same game mechanics and weapons since UT99.

lorider25
lorider25

Looks fun, I don't see why this is getting hate just because it's COD. This actually looks good. 


But if it's only 12v12  then forget it, needs to be at least 32v32 for me

veryDERPY
veryDERPY

hmm...i could say it looks like titanfall. but 12 modes is already better than the...5(?) in titanfall. and probably a better selection of weapons/perks. im cool with that


and lets see sledgehammer do some balance. god knows 3arc and iw can't do any of that

tommynj
tommynj

Say goodbye to camping because you won't be able to do it.  I wonder how many will complain they can't camp now. Can't wait!

artmo
artmo

LOL the trend is literally to just hate... Grow up you cry babies, you would 8itch even if you were given the damn Taj Mahal, its something fresh and should be a good learning curve for the first week or so. Just wait before you judge, do you openly judge people like that you see on the street? If so you will have a second childhood if your not already living in it!

pharoe777
pharoe777

Looks interesting, but it's just titanfall all over again.  Another CoD game I'll be passing.

donmega1
donmega1

out of all the games, a cod game managed to be the first one to get me genuinely excited! i left cod but,  now ill be back! 

greenballer
greenballer

So Call of titanfall another cod I wont purchase.

guitargladiator
guitargladiator

the game looks colorful and fresh with lots of new gameplay mechanics and customization. can't wait for november!

TotenKopf42
TotenKopf42

Personally - I am p*ssed with this reveal on twitch...
Admin, who was hosting this on twitch was really a D*CK...
He was constantly removing my comments and banning me for 500secs whenever I was saying something like "why there are no Nukes", or simply stating my opinion without any insults...
Simply saying something like "MW2 was awesome, because it was very rewarding getting nuke and terminating whole round - especially when you had really mediocre players who were playing TDM on domination maps, causing team to lose. Why other COD's can't have that as DS setting?" <- simple as that - and boom! ban!..

It's as if COD devs just showing of that they simply sticking with their own ideas and not only ignoring community, but preventing giving any ideas, or discussions to a community.

Overall - it was (on twitch) - if you like a game and jumping like one retarded girl, who was - OMG I don't know which platform do I need to get it... I need zero, because it's awesome... bla-bla-bla... - then it's ok. Try express your opinion or simply say that this needs to be improved in one or another area and boom! your comment has been removed and you are banned for 500 seconds...
Geee... it's a game and this is a community - if you can't handle critics - don't launch these reveal streams...

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

soldiers can swim? this must really be the future.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

OMG...score streaks and pick 10 are back....why would they tier perks again? that was what was sooo annoying with the system. 


and cloaking....i dont know man...i guess ill give it a shot and just hope that the sp is halfway decent

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

WOW can you guys believe what you're seeing!!? The came regurgitated crap yet again. That jumpjet nonsense is nothing more than a gimmick.

flamingobarnes
flamingobarnes

Despite what people are saying about this game, I myself cannot wait to get my hands on Advanced Warfare. It looks absolutely amazing. IMO, I believe that this is far better than CoD: Ghosts. CoD: Advanced Warfare actually looks like a game for the next-gen consoles. Unlike, CoD: Ghosts. - again, IMO.

smurf84
smurf84

This game looks terrible rip off of Titanfall with a COD feel to it haha,I'm sorry but these studios are trying so hard and failing so miserable. Go back to the COD we know not this shit Activision please stop with the bullshit. I agree with a lot of people saying the game shouldn't come out every year either 2 years would be great.

btroof
btroof

Ok now i'm excited for this game. It still looks like COD just with some upgrades, nothing over the top. 

rogerpdaultry
rogerpdaultry

Anyone have the video posted up anywhere? I'd like to drool over the gameplay a bit more.

glitchthesytem
glitchthesytem

well i probably end up playing this when it goes in to ea access vault

anthracisb
anthracisb

@oldtobie Holy shit, I thought I was the only one. The feeling of having your face too close to the monitor, even when it isn't. "It will improve, I'll get used to it". Nope.

ps4hasnogames
ps4hasnogames

@oldtobie thats why pc gaming fucking sucks.  why would anyone play a shooter using a fucking mouse, its so corny.

artmo
artmo

Im happy to see that the ol run and gun is back compared to the Ghosts run n gun, well it appears to be that way anyway. fingers crossed! Signed Xbox master race lol, let the comments rain down

SoulScribe
SoulScribe

@TotenKopf42 "It's as if COD devs just showing of that they simply sticking with their own ideas and not only ignoring community, but preventing giving any ideas, or discussions to a community."
Glad you are finally with us.

rogerpdaultry
rogerpdaultry

No one wants the nuke. It ends the game prematurely. A weapon that kills the entire team, fine, but not one that abruptly ends the game.

TotenKopf42
TotenKopf42

@GONtheSKYLORD Actually I lolled :D
It looked like Battlefield 1942 Secret Weapons trailer, when p*ssed Yank was jumping in the air with his jet pack and destroying tank with bazooka while in the air :D

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

@GONtheSKYLORD 

Yeah....it's all "first-person" and stuff just like all the others. Really? What were you looking for exactly?....and before you answer...think of your self responding back with "that is nothing more than a gimmick"

oldtobie
oldtobie

Wow, you really missed the point of my comment. And by the way, fps games were originally designed to be played with a mouse, and it's incredibly intuitive. I don't get how it can be any more corny than having both hands wiggling little knobs that limit your capabilities.

If you think that a poor field of view becoming the accepted norm justifies console gaming as superior, you're pretty dim.

TotenKopf42
TotenKopf42

@SoulScribe @TotenKopf42 Never left :D
I am generally getting more and more disappointed with every new COD...
At least for me - last good COD's were MW2 and BLOPS1...

TotenKopf42
TotenKopf42

@rogerpdaultry 
That is why I am saying - it would be nice IF it was some kind of setting for dedicated servers - if admin wants - he turns it on, if not - then not...

Either way - at first - when MW2 just has been released and there were no hacks for a while - getting nuke was hard, so getting it was really satisfying and since round had only 7500pts game was designed in such way that you would get a nuke in the end of a round...
Mods for original MW2 and 4d1 - made nuke an abomination, because of extended number of points/time-based rounds, but prior - it worked well...