Michael Condrey has confirmed in a tweet today that the lean feature will NOT be returning in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Infinity Ward introduced a ‘contextual lean’ feature in Call of Duty: Ghosts which allowed you to aim down sights and have your character lean out if you were at the edge of a wall/building.

The movements available in Advanced Warfare are jump, dodge, slide, slam, and other exo-skeleton features previously announced.

SOURCE: @MichaelCondrey

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  • JackOrJohn

    Thank the lord.

  • CraziBoi94

    Wonder if the PC will have it, or if they replaced that lean too. Oh wait, they havent said anything about their port, so what do I know?

    • RdJokr

      I get the feeling Activision’s holding them back from answering PC questions. Revealing any sort of information other than the specs at this point could either hurt console sales or PC sales. Though it would probably hurt PC sales more than anything.

  • Probably for the best. It promoted camping. While I used it as a way to see if a hall or a room was clear. I did notice (as did a lot of people) it was abused and used as another tactic for someone who sits in the back of the map and does nothing. Disappointed to see it gone, but I fully understand why.

  • jordanxbrookes

    Which means you don’t have to get fucking lean kills to get camos. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEESS!!! http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1118002/m-bison-yes-yes-o.gif

    • I instantly think of Inside Gaming! Lmfao!

    • thank god

    • Josh

      Praise The Lord !!

    • ccrows

      OT Rant

      I love how people bitch and moan that they want Hardpoint and CTF back.

      Right now I’m looking at (BO2/360):

      CTF – 128
      Hardpoint – 205

      & by contrast (almost) 9,800 for TDM…

      • British Blaze

        They want it back for eSports predominantly. The amount of people playing League Play on BO2 is testament to that.

  • Mitch

    Good, it really was a camper’s tool 99% of the time.

    • steelersdc26

      It really was, which got frustrating very quickly.

    • Guest

      Or a person who is forced to do so if he wants his Gold Camo

  • Unit

    It was useful sometimes, but getting camos with it was a bitch.

  • steelersdc26

    Getting camos with it got annoying very fast and it was also abused as a camping tool, rather than using it to check if corners or hallways were clear.

  • Seven

    Wb co-op?

    • Nytrofactor

      Grow up, will you? You’ll get it when the day they told IGN to release it comes. Constantly asking for CO-OP is not going to do a thing.

      • Whoa

        …………..Soooo that is when?

        • k5berry

          IS IT OUT NOW? NOW? NOW? NOW? NOW? NOW? NOW?

          • David Sync

            Its out now 🙂

      • Seven

        Trolololo

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        Oh, I’m sorry that Condrey made a promise to a Twitter user in which if he got 50k likes, that they’d release Co-Op earlier than intended. He lied.

        • Whoa

          I’m expecting it to come a day or two before the last day of the month. I mean it would be considered “earlier than expected if it was planned on the last day” XD that would be an amazing troll

          • KernosT

            IT WILL DEFFO BE THE LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.TUESDAY IS WHEN MOST COD STUFF HAPPEN.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Retreat was revealed on Tuesday this month and I thought that it would be a cycle. 1 week was MP, this week is Campaign, and next week is Co-Op. But after not seeing a single thing on IGN First yesterday, it’s all over the place.

          • justchill1234

            the is week apparently is still MP. they showed two game modes, one on monday and other on wednesday

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Yeah I realized that.

        • sahzoom

          He never said when they were going to release it, so how could he ever lie, if he never had a date in the first place. Earlier is relative to a later date and we have not been given that later date.

          • kyr95

            Exactly! For all we know, the co-op would be released in the final week of september, possibly after the 24th or something., and its still 17th.

          • KernosT

            I think it will on last tuesday of september

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            They’re never going to give a date to a surprise. Point is, is that he cheated us, the so-called “best community ever”. We’re going to get it next week on IGN First instead of them releasing it earlier. I guess IGNorant didn’t allow them to.

        • He said he’ll give us the Co-Op trailer, but needs time to make it awesome for community.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Yeah, he said “some time” I wish devs were more specific. Condrey just likes the hype train. He never specified if he said that we’d get it earlier than IGN First, so if he’s lying to us, then that was clever, but if he DID lie, then he lied and that’s inexcusable.

        • KernosT

          Condrey made a promise.But he is not allowed to show us.Its up to ATV and IGN to upload.Either it will be this thursday or at the end of the month so asking for it wont do a thing.

        • Nytrofactor

          He made no such promise. It’s not his decision to make and release a trailer.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Promise or not, he still lied.

          • Nytrofactor

            Lied? He said they were there would be a trailer. And guess what, its coming next Wednesday. He never guaranteed it would come before the already scheduled date.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            You’re basically saying that the 50k tweets were from nothing. But I like this better. We’re getting a FULL gameplay as long as the MP IGN First videos.

    • Keshav Bhat

      so many people asking this. idk, it’s up to ATVI and SHGames

      • jordanxbrookes

        I’m still going to say what I said when AW for IGN First was announced: Co-op will be revealed at the end of the month to get multiplayer and campaign out the way.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          Guarantee you that Condrey lied about us seeing it early.

          • justchill1234

            michael condrey didn’t define what “early” meant . he told that we would get a coop trailer. he didn’t say anything about the time of the trailer. it could come after 1 year and he still won’t be lying about it. it has to come before he dies. but we know its coming https://twitter.com/MichaelCondrey/status/511234702334627840

            https://twitter.com/MichaelCondrey/status/507769301063835648

          • jordanxbrookes

            CONFIRMED!! THE CO-OP MODE TAKES PLACE ON THE SUN!! XD

          • justchill1234

            i think that “hot” means that the trailer is finished and is going to be awesome according to him

            good guess btw

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          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            He sort of implied that we’d see Co-Op before IGN First via a trailer. Co-Op was originally supposed to have a first look (gameplay/trailer) next week.

          • justchill1234

            he never said that we will see it before IGN First

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            He implied that we may or may not see it earlier. He was vague as always.

          • justchill1234

            apparently he doesn’t like to be fired by ATVI

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            NO BALLS NO BALLS NO BALLS

          • DopeAap

            Desert co-op mode confirmed

    • KernosT

      It will

      be on the last tueday of september.Cos all the rights are now with IGN and the only way you can see COOP now is if you hack into IGN YT,they might have already uploaded it and scheduled it.

  • Whoa

    This is great news!! Less people people attempting to camp in this game! *Tear drops*
    This game keeps sounding better and better.

  • Ryumoau

    I’m not really bummed since i never used this in Ghosts.

  • Whoa

    I think the lean feature would be great if you can just check your corners with your gun down to make sure if the coast is clear and if you see an enemy you just get ready to rush out, back away, jump in the sky and shoot, etc.

  • ben wills

    PC lean better be back then.

  • you guys remember in the multiplayer first look for ghosts when they said that you mantle automatically when you hit a wall while running LIES! it was never in the game http://youtu.be/v4RbTsyBRTA?t=3m48s

    • Whoa

      lol just like they said you can’t quickscope in the game.

    • I think what he meant was that the mantle was a much smoother and quicker operation rather than having to stop and magically elevate unless you had dexterity or extreme conditioning pro.

    • Kobrah

      They didn’t say it was automatic

  • It has always been natural to lean in COD on the PC. It’s kind of new to consoles but at least for me on the PC it is something that I use a lot. We have keys – it would be nice to have lean – even with the new exo suit capabilities.

    • I’ve always wondered, is it possible to lean while jumping or vice versa? I’m not part of the PC Master Race so I wouldn’t know.

      • On PC, it’s only possible to lean when standing still or walking, which works even if you stand, crouch or go prone(however you can’t move while leaning and prone). Walking while holdin’ the lean button decreases walkin’ speed rather dramatically.

        EDIT:I could be wrong at a point or two, cus’ it’s a rather rare tactic to lean at PC CoD. Literally no one is usin’ it in Black Ops 2 for instance.

        • Thanks. Good to see there are no trolls lurking about. It must be their bed time.

    • RdJokr

      If Sledgehammer is learning everything they can from Treyarch, then hopefully we might just get leaning on PC.

  • Siftblade of Rivia

    Leaning was a good idea in writing, but failed in execution. Not only did it not work well, but it also promoted camping. Especially the camo thing, where you were forced to camp to get a camo. I liked the idea, but didn’t like it in-game.

  • Yay!!!!! Either way idk how it would work in AW. Everything seems so fast pace. By the time someone gets into position and leans, they would be dead. 😛

    • thebulky1cometh

      Be careful what you wish for. Did you also enjoy what I would describe as the chaotic pace of MW3?

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    I’m proud we got some news today. Glad the Lean gimmick isn’t coming back.

    • Baldmanz_RAGE

      True that!! Leaning contributed to the campfest that was Ghosts!!

  • Mr_ysi42t96

    New achievement seen on sledgehammer twitter…check it out

  • Dr. Salim

    Can we use the peek feature like in bf4?

    • Xecho

      Same thing as lean smart one

      • Dr. Salim

        no when you peek OVER cover.

        • Peek = lean. Same animation. If you’re leaning behind a corner you can’t just macigly make two 90 degrees with your feet, it looks exactly the same, just a different name…

          • Dr. Salim

            NO you don’t understand me. You’re crouching behind a ledge and you POKE your head and weapon UP to a standing position.

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    • Xecho

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      If they hate you and call you names then they are not your friends. Find some new friends.

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      • THE HEART BREAKER

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    • Unreal

      i just love the internet because of comments like these and the replies are even funnier guy’s… the internet is the home of WTF moments and LOL moments like these! thanks to be here and make the internet a funny place

      • THE HEART BREAKER

        thank you buddy u awesome

  • Adam

    I would be sad if the movement was the same, but since everyone is gonna be jumping around then I dont care.

  • Mario Rivera

    Campers in this cod wont have time to lean anyway as they will be too busy sitting at every, window, rooftop and flagpole… I really hope that the extra verticality plays good cuz in ghosts it definately contributed to how badly the maps played. #TopGinasEverywhere

  • KuuGeeL

    This news made my day, Cant wait for the co-op trailer and new maps to be shown!

  • alexrr10

    https://mobile.twitter.com/HayashiXPG/status/512017317342232576 He says the gamemode endss with a “L” !!

    • kyr95

      Begins with ‘E” and ends with “L” ?
      Exosomething?

      • Guywithbrains

        I don’t know/can’t come up with any English words starting with “E” and ending with “L”. Although there might be just a few of them.

        • kyr95

          It could be something beginning with Exo. This cant be a coincidence?

          • Guywithbrains

            It must be Exo…something.

          • kyr95

            In google, the only words beginning with E and ending in L, are
            email, enrol, equal, ervil, ethyl, excel, expel, and extol.

          • Guywithbrains

            Any words would fit to the gamemode?

          • kyr95

            Well, considering the mode could be about cyborgs or something similar to zombies, i can only think of equal 😛

          • Guywithbrains

            Exoequal? Case closed!

          • kyr95

            Exequal!

          • Guywithbrains

            I see what you did there. Although that sounds more like a gamemode name.

          • kyr95

            I have a feeling we’ll know in the next week or so 😉

          • Guywithbrains

            Tuesday it must be.

          • kyr95

            Or Thursday! Or today! Think about it, they didnt reveal anything yesterday. And they had time in the weekend to do something special, if you know what i mean 😉

          • Guywithbrains

            And some game mode trailers have come on Wednesday.

          • kyr95

            Bo2’s zombies trailer came on wednesday!

          • Guywithbrains

            So be it.

          • kyr95

            No, no no! Dont hype me!

          • Guywithbrains

            Too late. Hype train coming through!

          • kyr95

            Stop it right there Thomas!

          • MyKogInYourAshe

            Probably is called “Evil”

      • Kobrah

        Exosurvival?

    • TheUGamer

      Exoanal?

  • Bartram22

    I’m going for exo segull… You have to avoid the droppings and exo boost to kill them

  • Cadence

    Good! It was rarely used in a tactical manner anyway. 99 times out of 100 people leaned to camp, or for camo. CoD is not a tactical shooter, so the lean mechanic felt a bit awkward.

  • thank god no lean in aw

  • Dean Cowan

    It was a good mechanic… for a tactical shooter. Games like BF, Killzone etc. but not for a fast paced arcade shooter. Just took away from the fun fast gameplay cod’s known for.

    • 277comments

      it didn’t take from anything because you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to.

      call of duty was known for fun gameplay that was 2-3 games ago.

      now it’s just fast gameplay with insta kill.

      esports and listening to the .0001% of 15 yr old’s who post videos and commentaries on a free video sharing site ruined this game.

  • Zarky

    I’ve never used it in Ghosts not once! I don’t care about the camos tbh.

  • TheShadowReaper

    i’m kinda sad that the leaning feature wont return cause its a nice bonus when you play on the PC. (not counting the Ghosts leaning feature ofc! no player held any influence over that when they played, i’m talking leaning in COD4, BO). but instead we get exo movements and such so i’m not complaining.

    • Guywithbrains

      The exo movement will separate the good players from the bad players. You actually need a skill to use those abilities like dodging if you want to stay alive.

      • TheShadowReaper

        yeah this point also. i guess leaning is kinda useless vs soldiers that can boost jump and boost dash in order to catch you off your positioning.

  • Michael Condrey

    You’re welcome

  • Run N Gunning Camper

    This is very disappointing. I love leaning and waiting for my enemy to rush in and experience what it’s like to die from my MTAR with Rapid Fire. I love the leaning feature. It turns any corner into a tactical spot. Nothing is more satisfying than waiting for an enemy for a minute or two and have him walk right into my trap like a hapless animal.