IGN has announced that their team will be live streaming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Havoc DLC pack on Monday, January 26th at 11AM PT. The stream will feature gameplay from each of the four Havoc DLC maps, and they will even be showing off a few rounds of Exo Zombies.

The live stream will feature IGN’s Alfredo Diaz and Brian Albert, alongside Sledgehammer Games developers and NFL players.

You can watch the live stream on Jan 26th at 11AM PT / 2pm ET / 7pm GMT

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SOURCE: IGN

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  • SBMM

    SBMM

    • Danny Hargreaves Kernot

      you know. not to state the obvious but this is pointless even posting that. as much as i agree sbmm is stupid. it changes nothing. the mp annoys me as it can be a lag fest. the fact they add 3 or 4 bars to define ping is absurd. sbmm isnt going any where. but il be looking forward to watching some aw zombies.

      • SBMM

        love you

        • Danny Hargreaves Kernot

          “right ok kid” lol.

          • SBMM

            no, i love you more. quit playing

  • Brad

    Why would I care when there’s skill based matchmaking fucking ruining the game faggots at sledgehammer and ign are cunts too.

    • omar_soft

      Its nearly the same MM system as in every previous CoD title, why is it a big deal now?

      • Juses

        Typical cod fanboy… You belive anything the devs tell you.

        • omar_soft

          So by asking someone a question I’m a fanboy? They said it was nearly the same MM system, if they lied then feel free to sue them for false advertising, you have every right to.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        You’re factually wrong.

    • SoulTaker

      Pro tip for you man.
      Next Call Of Duty do these steps.
      1) Don’t let the hype draw you in a.k.a don’t pre-order.
      2) Wait for the game to out a month so Christmas time.
      3)Look at the complaints and make a smart choice based on what people complain about. If you don’t like what’s being said don’t support it/buy it! You also save money during the Christmas season! 😀
      If people learned how to do these three easy steps they would all be happier, and if they did it as well sales would go down a lot more which would show the developers who’s really in control.

    • jordanxbrookes

      Drift0r? o.O

    • Keshav Bhat

      Tips for you: stop using such language, it gets you nowhere; commenting here also gets you nowhere; talk to the devs in a civil manner, maybe That’ll be better, or at least a start for you. Being rude gets you nothing.

  • guestrits

    YES THEY ARE SHOWING OFF EXO ZOMBIES!!

    • Guest

      Yes, and I have a feeling Tuesday will be the first time I actually feel a need to buy an xbone. Thought I’d got away with it till Treyarchs release.

  • Rav

    T_T shame im in school then 🙁

  • I still see SBMM comments and I really don’t care about SBMM anymore, it’s perfectly fine for me now.

  • I wonder if I still get the poster if I have season pass, and if it’s not possible then I’m going to “D” slap Condrey or game-stop…..

  • *yawn* SBMM trolls in the comments like usual. Unless Keshav actually does something about these fucking children, CI is dead to me now.

    • RdJokr

      At this point, I think Keshav should just post Drift0r’s video to shut all these people up. Of course, there will be the usual suspects like common sense, who can’t even be bothered to conduct his own “research” to prove his point.

      • DickRideMuch

        Dick ride Drift0r much? I’m a huge fan of him myself, but he stated there is dozens of variables affecting SBMM and he only looked at a couple of them. No point in posting that video because it’s irrelevant in the larger picture

        • RdJokr

          I don’t dick ride anybody. But at this point, it’s our best bet of looking at how SBMM works.

          Even if the entire video is wrong, he made one thing clear: many people talking about SBMM can barely understand about how it works. And those who claim they do are not putting on a lot of effort to prove their point.

          • Favorite Ape

            No need to. He knows that people don’t understand what he doesn’t understand? A large portion of the players are mad. Sales are down. Stock is down. Condrey already admited SBMM. Customers don’t have to prove anything. SH just needs to fix it if they think it’s possible to pull this game out of the toilet now. Then we have these ATVI shills not helping anything by proving they don’t understand.

          • Kobrah

            This doesn’t justify complaining on CI though

          • ccrows

            “I don’t dick ride anybody. But at this point, it’s our best bet of looking at how SBMM works.

            ^ So you want Keshav to post Drift0r’s video of SBMM, even though it still doesn’t fully explain how it works?… *facepalm*

          • RdJokr

            It’s something. At least it sounds more logical than all these “SBMM causes lag, but I can’t explain why” comments.

          • ccrows

            Whoopty Doo it’s something. lol

            Many of us here knew about SBMM “from our own experiences” long before Drift’s video, or Condrey’s admission to SH using SBMM.

            All Drift0r’s video confirmed was that SBMM is in the game.
            Y’Know like many of us already did. He DID NOT CONFIRM how it was used. (nor does he confirm how much priority “skill” has in the MM)

            BTW, does Drift0r’s video explain why I play with people in other countries “at least” once a day? No

            To answer your last point -> Playing with people in other countries (especially countries far away) DOES CAUSE LAG. No further explanation needed…

          • Keshav Bhat

            The only people who knows exactly how matchmaking works is Sledghammer Games and Activision. No one in the community does; some act like they do and make bold statements in the comments here, when they have no clue how it truly works.

          • ccrows

            Actually I agree and kinda disagree with what you wrote there.

            Agree that Activision/SH knows the system best, since well it’s their system.

            Kinda Disagree with the rest.

            Why? Simple, If you are a veteran of COD, you have an idea on how each COD plays. None of us here work for Activision/SH, but many knew something was “off” with the MM shortly after launch.

            A lot of people could tell that AW was playing a lot like BO2 at launch. Eventually SH caved, and admitted that they were using SBMM.

            Sure none of us know the exact specifics of the MM, but many agree that current system does need work and improvement. (which is why the commnity is so vocal about it)

            At the end of the day, “you’re right” the people that know the MM best is SH, but at the same time many people’s “bold statements” got SH to admit that SBMM was in fact being used…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I can only mainly see SBMM in objective game modes. I don’t really see it in Team Deathmatch.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        What I got out of Dirft0r’s video was that it’s significant and should be taken out, I didn’t get “it doesn’t have that big of an effect” from it.

        • It should be though.. Isn’t that what Ranked Play is for? I mean if I wanted to play against sweaty kids then I’ll head to that playlist but if I wanted to have a little fun on the game then I would head over to pubs.. SBMM does not help people get better because your basically playing against yourself. Noobs will never learn from the skilled players because they’re to busy getting matched with each other instead of them

        • RdJokr

          He kinda stressed that it doesn’t have as big of an effect as the community is making it out of. SBMM is there, but how big it affects matchmaking, is really anyone’s guess. Only Condrey and SHG know how it works.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Yes it does. It is the main part of the algorithm. The community has it pretty much right.

          • bobby booty hole

            You really need to take Dirft0r’s bird out of your booty hole

    • ScOott

      No it’s not dead moo … We need a response to sbbm people, something where we all say the same thing so their inbox is full of the same message …n we all up vote each message n when SBMM is at number one we will all comment #JustSavingMyChatlieIntel n we all upvote it top comment or something along those lines we need to stop moaning about sbmm comments n feeding them trolls we just need one clear fuck u but in a plesent way response … then leave it like that n if they respond we say the same thing over again till they get board of reading our comments I hope this made sense I’m getting ready for work same time as writing this :-p

    • Does anyone know how to code? We need an extension like HideFedora that hides every comment about SBMM.

      Yes I’m over SBMM and yes I’d still like it to be changed, but the developers already know about it so no need to spam about it on CharlieIntel!

    • Don’t worry, the cycle will reset once Treyarch makes a move.

      • jordanxbrookes

        I bloody hope not. I loved Black Ops and Black Ops 2(for the most part). Then again, I’m a Treyarch fanboy because I love their game design.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Treyarch were the first to add significant SBMM. They’ll dick ride competitive just as much as SH. Hate to be blunt.

      • RdJokr

        That’s what they said about Black Ops II too. Guess what? It didn’t happen.

        And they also said the same thing about Ghosts. And AW (though tbh, AW could have had the opportunity to break the cycle).

      • Keshav Bhat

        It depends.

    • ccrows

      I’ve gotten a little bit more mellow about SBMM from before. Still hate it with a passion though.

      With that said, any important patches coming up I will probably still B**** about “The MM” not being fixed yet.

      TBH I could care less about Pubstomping. It’s when I play at night and I start getting people from other countries that pisses me off!

      ^ That’s the part of the matchmaking that I need to have fixed.

      Like if they could put a strict region lock to North America (since I’m in Chicago) or better yet US and Canada – I’d be good with that. Playing people across the pond, “just for the sake of skill” is just not right for either person…

      • Super029something

        If SBMM didn’t exist you would still from time to time get into a lobby with somebody from a different country. Its happened in every CoD..

        And how hard is it to just, uhm, I don’t know, LEAVE THE LOBBY if you get put in a laggy lobby or a lobby with a bad connection.

        It’ll take like 10 seconds for you to leave and find in a new game. Lazy.

        • ccrows

          Of course it happens in every COD, but WE ARE IN JANUARY and DLC1 hasn’t even dropped yet.

          ^ Stuff like that usually happens much later into the season, especially after the community has been split.

          How hard is it to leave? *sigh* OK, sometimes I leave and sometimes I don’t depending on how bad the lag is, yet I prefer not to since many of times it throws me into a match in progress.

          10 seconds? Hmmmm Not always, especially since there’s plenty of times it will just throw me back into the same match. (let me guess, I’m the A**hole for not wanting to play a different game type when that happens huh?)

          Finally, “Lazy?”. No it’s “lazy” that SH does not know how to MM properly. Nice try though bruh…lol *SMH*

          • Super029something

            First and foremost I just want to say something that has been bugging me for a while; Your writing style is fucking retarded.

            Okay now that I’ve got that off my chest; No, it does not just happen later in the season, it happens all year round. And they most certainly do not prioritize skill > connection, it’s just bitchy little boys like you that are looking for something to complain about because you skipped 2m back in that one lobby on that one night.

            Get the fuck over it and leave the laggy lobby.

            And my dearest apologizes for thinking that it only took 10 seconds when sometimes it can be the insanely OUTRAGEOUS amount of 20 SECONDS!

          • ccrows

            Funny how you rip my writing style, when all you do is troll or insult other people here with yours.

            Oh the irony… *SMH*

          • Super029something

            How is that ironic? I’m not talking about what you write, I’m talking about the way you write it.

            And I don’t troll people, I correct people.

            However, I understand that you realized you lost this little argument as you had nothing left to say so you decided to go after the little thing I added on the side. Shame you still came across as an idiot.

          • ccrows

            What’s there to argue?

            Last night I got put back into the same (Solar) KC lobby 8 times in a row. (left because the lobby was laggy) Even did the PM trick, no dice.

            ^ You’re little theory of 10-20 seconds failed. Got any other helpful ideas on how to fix that?

            Or are you just gonna reply with more trolling and insults?… <_<

          • Super029something

            If what you’re saying is true try a different game mode. Honestly, you act like this shit is the end of the world…

            And stop using arrows to point too your previous paragraphs. They’re unnecessary and they only make you look stupid.

          • ccrows

            Really?….. WTF did I already say above?

            AND I QUOTE —-> “let me guess, I’m the A**hole for not wanting to play a different game type when that happens huh?”

            ^ Did you read that? Probably not.

            Why did I say that above? Simple, I knew you were gonna try to be a wise-ass by playing that card. I just didn’t think you were gonna FAIL by “still” trying to play it.

            NOPE, instead you were probably too busy in “flame mode”, trying to win your precious little internet fight. *SMH*

            BTW Get used to my writing style, cuz it’s N-E-V-E-R gonna change.

            *Suggestion* Write the upcoming quote on a piece of paper and staple to on your forehead, “GET USED TO CCROWS WRITING STYLE CUZ IT’S NEVER GONNA CHANGE!”

            I’m done, go ahead and claim victory if you want in your little ADD head of yours. Quite frankly I honestly just don’t give a S*** anymore…

          • Super029something

            There is no fucking pleasing you is their?

            Fine don’t play a different game type, wait (in most cases) like 20 fucking seconds and find a new match in the game type and in the rare occurrence that you keep getting putting into the same lobby and you ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY cannot play ANY other gamemode by any means necessary than GOD FORBID that you wait a whole fucking 2 minutes or how ever long it takes for a new lobby to arrive. JFC.

            There is literally no point writing like that… does it make you feel cool? Do you feel unique and special writing that way? Or is it that you’re to autistic to write properly? Either way, good luck writing basic essays for school/work. I guarantee you fail.

          • ccrows

            1 – It’s there, not their. Do not critique other people’s grammar/writing styles, when YOU have poor grammar. lol FAIL!

            2 – I already completed my MBA, and like the job I have.

            3 – I’ve been typing “…” on message boards for over 2 decades, and you are the 2nd person that has ever had an issue with the way I write. BTW the way I write on message boards is not how I write IRL.

            4. See #3 again, cuz IT’S NEVER GONNA CHANGE.

            5. OK, NOW I’m done… 🙂

          • Super029something

            I love how you completely ignored the main argument because you have no rebuttal.

            Pathetic!

    • jordanxbrookes

      Even when I stopped, trolls still carry on. Like I said in the previous article, I’m sticking to talking about the article from now on.

      • I wasn’t implying you, I’m not apart of the idiot child league of new accounts who tells you
        ” OMFG!!!!! STFU!!? ” just for being the top poster, it’s sad to see the good community I saw when I first joined, that actually made me want to be apart of, diminish into children posting ” SBMM AND DAE HATE JXB xDDDD ” all the time. It’s geuinly sad.

        • jordanxbrookes

          I know you weren’t implying me, I was just saying.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      They should go to that specific thread. I hate it too but it gets annoying.

    • Mario Rivera

      it aint that serious bro. Dnt let others ruin ur ability to keep up with COD news and info 🙂

    • Keshav Bhat

      You dont have to read the comments.

    • ScOott

      Moo cow ?? U their?? SBMM comments arnt their any more n when they are they get ignored … Come back !

  • FatboyxBrookes

    I hate this game I hate the devs and I’m starting to hate the community but I love commenting and literally not contributing a damn thing to the actual article. Plus they should remove sbmm from reality bekuz I keep getting placed in message boards where people have more rational less biased and substantial opinions andits hard for me to appeal to 11yr olds like on YouTube nd i know it has nothing to do with me

    • Drasadex

      lmao

    • jordanxbrookes

      How mature. Oh wait, why should I care? You’re only a guest account.

    • That was amazing.

    • Keshav Bhat

      I hope you do realize crying and complaining about SBMM in charlieINTEL comments won’t fix or change anything. Shgames is aware of the feedback, and they’ve already issued a statement. Just because the statement didn’t please you, that doesn’t mean commenting here about it will change anything. Tweet the devs, talk to them. Has a higher chance of getting noticed than a comment here.

  • CasoSaysz

    They Should Renove Every Comment a That Says SBMM Or Skilled Based Match Making

    • Favorite Ape

      They should have just announced that SBMM would be substantially increased in this game before presales started. Of course the sales would then be substantially less than they are now. Pretty sure ATVI liked this outcome better. What did they expect after the BO2 disaster? ATVI made the call, not the players. I don’t recall ANY player asking for SBMM.

      • SoulTaker

        Well this guy explains it quite well.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEyYyQA09s8

        Basically COD is only fun when you have fun. So to make it more fun they added this. Luckily on the PC side you rarely feel it. 😉

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          SBMM doesn’t make this game more fun. It forces challenges and makes the game harder to play for longer increments due to forcing us to focus for too long.

          • SoulTaker

            Did you even watch the video? Basically the guy is against match making. I’m whatever about it since PC has such a low player base that you don’t even feel it.

    • Primey_

      Why Do You Type Like This?

  • SoulTaker

    To bad PC doesn’t get the DLC the same day Xbox does even though Windows is Microsoft as well.

    • RdJokr

      Yes, now we play the horrible waiting game, while Xbox users enjoy the shit out of this DLC…

      • SoulTaker

        I really was hoping that at least when they redid the contract that they would make it so all season pas holders get the DLC the same say.

        • RdJokr

          It’s never that simple with Microsoft. Especially when PS4 is beating Xbone in sales.

          • SoulTaker

            If only it was that simple. Well the good side to waiting is at least any bugs found first will most likely be fixed (hopefully).

          • Keelin1231

            For xbox this can be bad or good, We could find game enhancing glitches which help us through the game and make it easier ( Wallglitches etc…) but then again other people will also find those glitches out.

      • k5berry

        And the thing that really blows is that with a non-zombies game it’s not that bad, cause while the maps are nice I personally can wait. However, there’s nothing better than downloading the new zombies map on release date, and then doing the whole song and dance: exploring it, discovering every thing that’s in it including all the weapons and features and stuff, and then going online to channels like NGTZombies and seeing what everyone else has found. THAT is amazing, and if you do have the self control to abstain from watching any game play for a month, the magic and thrill is still not what it would be otherwise.

    • Primey_

      Getting the dlc on PC is a bad idea IMO. The player base is already so small, you’re going to have a extremely hard time trying to find a match on the dlc maps

      • SoulTaker

        You have a big point I wish they add the feature to disable DLC like they did in MW3 if MW3 did some things right it was that option right there!

    • Keshav Bhat

      theres a few reasons why.

  • Daniel

    I will wait and play it for myself, thx

  • MMninja12

    why wouldn’t they do this on a weekend

    • Danny Hargreaves Kernot

      well. its 1 day before the dlc drops. now i do get sick of “hype trains” but all i give a fuck about is zombies for the most part. 1 day before. it broadcasted on a major site and twitch. its all about the publicity man. seems there doing it the right way if you ask me lol

  • MMninja12

    they are dumb not to do this
    and idc if it is becuz it is the day before it comes out more than likely the map pack is pretty much finished in development so they could easily do it saturday at like noon

  • ScOott

    This is a date to mark down in the calendar first look at zombies propperly I really hope it’s as good as it looks 😀

  • Ak74u

    Damn I can’t wait that long to see zombies gameplay these days are gonna be slow

  • ScOott

    Wow I just watched an actual information video from Ali a that he didn’t copy n paste off here … Looks like we going to be able to earn elite weapons instead of it being down to just luck

    • Yep but how, that is the question… At least Condrey confirmed they won’t be selling them

      • ScOott

        Yh I think it will be like he said in the video u have to do challanges for each variation for the gun I mean the only assult rifle I use is the bal n i think I have two versions unlocked for it n they the worst two Yet I get random variants for random guns I don’t use I think I got all the variants for the mk14 I think it’s called the single shot assult rifle ? … N it’s useless to me I hate the gun… It shouldn’t of been this random in the first place imo

        • Ak74u

          If it’s challenges they should be some hard ass challenges in my opinion or else everyone will have them

          • ScOott

            Yh but I doubt it ..they will want everyone to be able to get a chance to get them seen as they trying to make it as noob friendly as possible …

          • Not noob friendly, just possible to get.

            In my opinion, I’ve opened recently another 25 supply drops, almost all of it was the same stuff I allready had, or the double XP/Supply drop thing, and I haven’t got a single elite anything. I don’t know why I have atrocious luck and that most of the stuff isn’t even new things, but I’m stuck like this. Personnaly, I need this, because I’ve played this game so much and it’s pissing me off knowing that I everyone else gets this stuff like nothing and there are still weapons I haven’t got a single variant on.

          • ScOott

            I’m in the same boat as u but I still think elite weapon challanges shouldn’t be too easy it should be a challenge for everybody makes it more fun trying to get them adds to the game

  • Juses

    Do you guys think it’s worth buying AW twice? I have it for my ps4 but I might get it for my xb1 to get to play the dlc 😛

    • ScOott

      Lol juses has both consoles 😮 I wouldn’t bother waste 40 pound on the game then more money on the dlc n we don’t even know how good it is… it’s only a month specially seen as resident evil is out now and dying light next week …

      • Juses

        Ok makes sense, also what’s wrong with having both consoles?

        • ScOott

          Nothing lol i wish I could afford both

  • jooker-jr

    IGN : The land of COD haters.

    • Juses

      More like

      Internet: land of cod haters.

  • jordanxbrookes

    I’m staying away from this livestream. I want to experience the new maps without seeing routes and the layout. But cheers for informing us CI.

    • I have to see exo zombies to see if it’s worth buying. Then if it’s good, I’ll try not to watch the dlc footage next time 😛

  • Random

    I just want to be able to play AW at all. But thanks to the incompetence of BT Openreach and their engineers, I’ve been without internet since the beginning of the month with no light at the end of the tunnel as yet. Top tip: never buy a new home, or make sure there’s no cable work still to be done before you move if you do.

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    I hate IGN but it’s okay because it’s CoD.

    • Guywithbrains

      I don’t hate IGN but I hate it’s community. As I have started to dislike a part of CI community just because it is endless complaining about you-know-what.

      Please take note answering users: don’t bother with that subject I am talking of. We have heard it enough.

      • Kill Denied

        SBMM – U Mad Bro?

        • Guywithbrains

          ^ Move on nothing to see here!

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        I hate IGN in general. They are everything that’s wrong with gaming journalism.

        • Guywithbrains

          I am waiting for that “too much water” sentence. 😛

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            AW makes me salty that I could cry a river. 4/10 too much water.

  • Guywithbrains

    I am definitely going to watch this live stream because I won’t buy DLC so I don’t lose anything. 🙂

    • ScOott

      Why u not buy dlc ? U not buy dlc for any game ?

      • Guywithbrains

        I never buy DLC. Just because I don’t like to pay 100 euros to one game. I prefer buying new game instead. 🙂

        • ScOott

          But what if their is no new games u want one week or theirs no games scheduled for releases … Not tempted by zombies ? :-p

          • Guywithbrains

            Zombies look cool but life is expensive so if there is no games I want then there is definitely something else that takes my money. 😀

  • MrHotShot118

    Cant wait for the footage of Exo Zombies. I can tell I’m going to enjoy Exo Zombies like hell!

  • Money Boy

    Exo Zombies First

  • CoconutDrunk

    Jeez!
    Why are people freaking out about the SBMM?
    I have no lag problems and I don’t fucking care if I play against low levels or high levels.

  • Mario Rivera

    LMAO, I cant see a single comment about the topic at hand. Nonetheless, I’m surprised CI hasn’t mentioned Condrey’s comments about weapon variants being unlocked via challenges instead of just random supply drops.

    • Keshav Bhat

      will probably post soon. School work and college apps overload rn ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • Diego Diniz

    Guys, I need US$ 8,00 on my Wallet. Can you guys please send me a Gift Card Please?! My PSN ID is “diegodinizfsa”

    • Why can’t you get $8?

      • Diego Diniz

        IM Brazilian and 8 dolars here is like 50 bucks to me! too expensive…

        • Oh damn, my bad.

          • Diego Diniz

            Its OK Dude! No Problem. You can also give me a Gift Card with 8 Dolars and make a friend Happy! ahahaha

  • wtflolsmh

    Just waiting for the achievements to get leaked so we can know if there is an easter egg in zombies.

    • PatPatPat

      They won’t be leaked before the DLC comes out.

      • PatPatPat

        wait nevermind

  • Keelin1231

    Why the hell are NFL players playing with them?

  • Ryumoau

    nice. i’m interested to see how these new maps play out.

  • obama bin ass

    stay up to 3am maybe

  • Pretty excited about the DLC tomorrow. I’m ready to play other maps!