Players in Germany have had the ability to go hands on with Advanced Warfare MP at Gamescom this week, and some YouTubers have learned more details about MP from playing and talking to developers at the event. FearCrads has posted a nice video talking about the little things that majority of us may have missed when watching the reveal.

Here’s a summary of what he said:

  • Hit markers – there’s two types of hit markers. When you kill an enemy, you get a single hit marker confirming the kill. When you get a headshot, you get a double hit marker to identify that you have a headshot kill.
  • You can actually equip two scorestreaks that have the same point value because of the new customizable scorestreaks. Customizing them allows you to add additional features to a scorestreak, but adding the features increases the points you need to get that streak. You can get all streaks at the same time, if they’re all customized to the same point value.
  • When aiming down sights, when you aim at an enemy, your site will highlight red; when you aim down at a friendly it will light up blue.
  • A big change for Call of Duty: There’s NO fall damage in Advanced Warfare MP. With the implementation of the exo types of jumps, there won’t be any issue where your character can fall to death (unless they fall of the map itself).
  • For round ending cams, if you’re playing an objective mode, at the end it will show which player completed the objective to win the game; it won’t show the ending kill. “Gaming winning score”
  • Melee system is very similar to Black Ops 2, hard to hit someone who isn’t at a close distance.
  • It is possible to survive a melee attack if you have the Exo Stim ability active.
  • Snipers with iron sights are returning in Advanced Warfare.
  • Combat Record from Black Ops is returning in Advanced Warfare
  • C4s are not returning

Watch FearCrads video to learn more:

  • theSupremeVishnu

    No c4, now they need to get rid of the noob tubes.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      No, noob tubes are fine. Just get rid of Danger Close.

      • Jim

        No Noob tubes is worster than C4..

        • Seven

          Worster isn’t a word dumbass

          • Kill Denied


          • Seven

            You typed the same exact thing dipshit

          • Kill Denied

            You said “is a” word before you edited it to cover your stupid mistake.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          They have not been an issue since MW2.

        • Noob Tubes have been marshmallow cannons since MW2. They were decent in Black Ops but after that they suck Nobody uses them. C4 and IEDs in Ghosts were spammed to shit

          • TheTru Cypher

            Why are they even in the game then?

          • Thats what I wonder everytime I hear they are still in the game

      • You can counter Danger Close with Flak Jacket

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          Nope, Danger Close outbalances Flak Jacket.

          • Nope, it can counter the explosive damage that you get with Flak Jacket.

            Ohh btw… Quickscoping is in the game. I’m guessing you’re not going to get it?

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Quickscoping is in the game, but it’s not as bad as BO2, it seems like. But it’s one of the major things making me think that I’ll regret buying it in the future. It proves that they’re not using a new engine. People are going to abuse it, either way. Quickscopers make me want to punch a wall.

            It depends on how Flak Jacket does in-game (and DC).

          • Unreal

            Do you even know why you can Quickscope on console versions of cod? Because of the aim assist that’s why they modified it’s behaviour in ghost they made it so that snipers don’t aim assist from the hip anymore. That’s why it’s harder to Quickscope on ghost. I’m not saying it’s impossible though. So your statement about the engine being the same is 100%wrongplplease don’t missinform people and learn your stuff before posting thanks

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Yes, I already know. You don’t need to tell me. But quickscoping isn’t just aim assist (it’s a big chunk). The snipers are just easy to use.

            Quickscoping, for the majority of the time, is an aim assist exploit/glitch on the Quake engine (evident in Quake III Arena). So I’m NOT misinformed. Looks like you have to learn your stuff before YOU post.

  • ///\

    The game is shaping up to be really fun and awesome the wait till November is going to be soooo long.


      Fuck that! I’m not even paying attention to this game. So painful knowing I have to wait 3 months. I feel as if treyarchs next game is closer to us than this.

    • KernosT


      • Dylan Smith

        I’m guessing you broke your caps lock key?

  • antonio castro

    what is combat record?

    • ghst sucks

      have you played Black ops 2?

      • antonio castro

        yes…ive been playing since world at war..but they say that AW wont have theatre mode

        • Kobrah

          Theatre mode has nothing to do with your combat record. Combat record provides details about your stats

          • antonio castro


      • antonio castro

        yes but they say that AW wont hace theatre mode

  • dayum

    For all the people bitching about the changes…

    • David Sync


      • Respect what

        • David Sync

          Is it not obvious

          • Respect doge

          • Riley…you are a good dog. You don’t deserve to be in a game like…like………..Ghosts. How about we make you an exo and put you in a good game?

          • Titanfa- Uh CoD Advanced Dogs?

          • *Advanced Wardoge

          • NEONHAZ13

            Much advanced, such warfare.

          • such wow

    • Argy

      Using my ability to see into the future, I’ve pulled the following quote from 90% of the community, one month after launch one month after launch: “WTF IS THIS SHIT, WHAT A SHIT GAME, OMG COD FAIL AGAIN!”

  • MisterCMC

    Please tell me, what is the TTK like while playing? That is what is going to make or break it for me.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Looks like Ghosts’s.

      • STEALTHD3M0N

        Alot of guys say it’s like BO2

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          They’re wrong. I’ve seen it first hand. Not only do you die fast, but you also kill fast.

      • CGkillZ

        Well they were on lan. You die quicker on lan. So I’d say kind of in the middle of ghosts and bo2

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          I play against bots on BO2 on LAN. It’s the same as MP, except the hit detection is garbage.

          • CGkillZ

            That’s what I mean. Seems like you die quicker cause the hit detection is better. So I’m guessing it’ll take a little bit more to kill in matches.

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        I’ve heard it was like a mix of Ghosts and BO2.

    • sdhjshdh

      I liked BO2 multiplayer layout

    • The TTK is very similar to Black Ops 2 said by most Youtubers.

  • jack

    “No fall damage” what about if you are EMP’d and fall whilst the suit is rebooting? Did anyone test this?

    • Don’t think so.

    • 111AlaN111

      Maybe the exo doesn’t work with electricity.

    • They need to just take out Emp’s.

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    I just want offline Ranking and the ability to prestige in it, in case MP were to piss me off.

  • Amish lights

    I noticed no throwing knives. Let’s hope those stay out.


      Spike ball instead

    • Batman

      There is the spikeball which is better

  • lololololol

    AAHHHH not Ali-A his voice is so annoying!!!! I mute his voice and watch his videos lol

    • ///\

      I know right good thing this wasn’t Ali-A in this video

      • lolololololol

        it sounds just like him, if so then all British people sound the same lol

        • ///\

          Well it wasn’t him lol this is FearCrads someone way better than Ali-A in my opinion

  • xVale

    Trickshotters will love to have no falling dmg ๐Ÿ˜›

    • jooker-jr

      Trickshoting is a glitch in the old engine right ?

      • Dat Guest

        It’s just another way to enjoy the game. That’s what’s so great about COD. You can have different perks and set ups on different classes and appeal to a totally different cast of gamers. Trickshotting is where people get a kill in a crazy, impressive, and seemingly impossible way. It’s challenging and fun. CoD is the only game where you can 360 no scope in one class, be a run and gun SMG player, shot gunner, or shoot people from range with an AR, etc. So much fun.

  • Kill Denied

    Combat record for the win.

  • LovekillerX

    Good to hear that finally I can add two scorestreaks which requires same points to achieve. I always tried to decide between two killstreaks that required same points.

    Also it is good to hear that there isn’t falling damage anymore. Let me make clear that I’m not a quickscoper with dead silence pro or commando pro attached to it. It is good because sometimes I fell to death couple kills before M.O.A.B for example.

    That sounds good that the player which completed “final objective” will be shown on the round ending cameras. I think that it will motivate at least a little bit players to play the actual objective which isn’t so popular in previous titles because everyone just wanted to get some kills.

    Best part on that list: melee system. In MW2 and MW3 everyone teleported to me from “miles away” and because of that I always lost my killstreak. But I hope that it isn’t like in Black Ops 2. I was right next to enemy and knifed it. Guess what? He didn’t die. I hope that they balance that melee system so it doesn’t require to be right next to enemy and also not miles away.

    C4 isn’t returning and that is good but also a bad thing. I liked C4 but I didn’t spam it. It was nice to blow multiple enemies up. Well maybe there will be some kind of new equipment which is something similar to C4.

    What you others think? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jooker-jr

      my only problem with what i saw from AW is that the recoil is low

      other than that i like every thing in it

      • LovekillerX

        Yeah I noticed also that almost none of those guns have recoil. But I think that they will add more recoil to guns.

        Everything else seems to be pretty good. Let’s just wait if they release more information about the multiplayer. I think that this will be the most fun and enjoyable multiplayer ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • KillzoneVII

        That’s probably a good thing, you have to think most people are going to be jumping around and dodging with their exo’s 24/7, making aiming hard enough already, you don’t want your gun jumping to the sky with you. Lol

        • ThisGuy

          Curious thought, with an exo wouldn’t that kinda help handle the recoil anyway?

          • KillzoneVII

            Good point, hell theoretically, your exo could “lock” its arms in place whenever you pull the trigger on your gun essentially eliminating any “recoil” that gun may have originally had.

        • jooker-jr

          i think they should increase just a little bit

  • Hydrox

    What about combat training?

    • PatPatPat

      Just go private match.

      • Hydrox

        Is it confirmed that bots are in private match? I heard nothing about them

        • PatPatPat

          What makes you think they aren’t. They’ve had bots in the past oh god only knows how many CoDs. They’re going to add bots

          • Hydrox

            Well, they were not there in MW2 and MW3 for example, but I hope you’re right since they’re fun with friends

  • Zeta

    no C4s ๐Ÿ™

    • Hokdpls

      You say that like it’s a bad thing…

      • You say that as if he/she is not aloud to have an opinion…

        • Zeta

          Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Zeta

        I like C4 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Siftblade of Rivia

    I actually like most of these changes. I already assumed fall damage was gone, BO2 knifing is back (and you can also survive a knife, or punch, with an exo ability), The objective score cam is pretty cool, so in KC it shows who capped the last tag, maybe they did some cool manuever and avoided gunfire to get it, etc. The hitmarker thing is something that should have been in COD a while ago, same with the sight highlighting red or blue for friendly or enemy, which, keep in mind, can be countered with a perk. The scorestreak thing is pretty neat and I enjoyed the combat record feature. Only thing that kinda upsets me is C4 not returning, but it’s no big deal.

    • The two things that I don’t like about these changes, is the C4 and the knifing. BOII (IMO) had the worst knifing. So many time would I knife somebody, and get the full animation, but he will be behind me. So many times did I get commando knifed from across the room (Partly lag). I think the Ghosts knifing was the best. Rarely did I have a problem with it. Plus, I loved the animation that stuck you in place for a second, making you vulnerable to gunfire. And now that they take C4 out, people will ask for Rocket/grenade launchers to go. I don’t see why, though. ITs not like they are THAT over powered. (The Kastet, maybe. but it is rarely a one hti kill). So yeah. That’s my opinion on this shiz.
      EDIT: Oh, and the objective killcam will be pretty cool some of the times. Others, we will just see on guy running towards a tag he just saw lying around. Or someone lying down, capping a flag. But other times (like you said) it would be pretty cool.

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        I preferred the knifing in BO2. First of all, the knifing in Ghosts was way too easy. What BO2 accomplished during it’s time was getting rid of panic knifes and huge lunges that made no sense but still killed you. BO2 took skill to use a knife properly. You needed to be smart about how you go around killing people if you’re going knife only. It also made the gold knife camo that much more of an accomplishment, and the diamond even more. The amount of time I put into gold knife and gold shield was immense, and by the time I got it, I was a pro at knifing.

        As for the C4, I forgot to note this in my post, but it is, in a way, returning. When they showed the grenades in AW, most of them, including the grenade, flash, concussion, smoke, etc. Could be detonated manually. Meaning you could still throw grenades and double tap square (or X) and manually blow up lethal and tactical grenades. In a way, it’s an improvement. It just won’t be as powerful as the C4, which imo, is a good thing.

        • Yeah, the C4 improvement sounds good. I just hope they don’t have the same glitch with knifing as BOII. Where it shows the knifing animation, but you don’t get the kill. I hope they bring back secondary camo’s, also. And the idea of manually detonating a tactical sounds awesome!

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Yeah, that glitch with BO2 was annoying, but hopefully SH fixes it. Secondary camos were great, and I think they are returning. We already saw that one shot pistol with that blue and yellow camo, and a knife with a green camo in the MP reveal trailer. And yes, manually detonating tacticals sounds awesome, can’t wait.

          • Woah, what knife with a green camo? Link? And you should look down below into the pit of angry comments toward The Gaming Alcoholic ๐Ÿ˜› And bring popcorn!

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            I have. He has nothing to do but troll. Also, looking at it again, it’s too dark to tell if it has a camo on or not. I thought it was green because his hand around the knife was glowing green. It has a glimpse of green on it, but I can’t tell if it’s a camo or a reflection.

          • Whoa

            yeah the knife is green as well.

          • Mario Bรฉlanger

            I agree , many times for me i didn’t get the kill (in bo2*) by the animation of sequence knifing to a close target . Same thing for the zombie mode , but there i die couple time in sequence (the target was gone while knifing)
            Somebody know (AW*) when you are reloading
            to get ammo in your clip, need to wait to see the # , or the noice that make to get it done ?
            Gain time ; is this working with AW* ?

    • sabermax27

      cold-blooded stops the red sights thing…

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        That’s what I said. Countered with a perk.

  • PatPatPat

    Good riddance c4

  • Primey_

    Another thing people may have not noticed: When you get a kill your crosshair turns red See my example: It’s like in ghosts

  • radar

    Watching several gameplay vidz, I came to the conclusion that you always have unlimited sprint. Am I right? Correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Hokdpls

      There is not unlimited sprint, eventually your exosuit will run out of battery and it’ll start clicking. It does recharge, and it doesn’t take too long. I believe it was you could 2 jump and dash combos in a row before the suit would run out of battery.

      • radar

        Ah ok thanks for the info!

  • There is also a resort multiplayer map, a jungle multiplayer map, and the possiblity of the demolition gamemode returning.

    • LovekillerX

      How do you know that?

      • Extra close attention in the MP trailer, there will also be a heavy riot shield, and the possibility of the ballistic knife in the secondary special weapon slot.

        • LovekillerX

          Okay maybe I will watch it again and pay a lot of more attention. Thanks for the tip man!

          • You’re welcome, the names of the characters are also a hint, for example demolitionpit. Maybe the possibility of mosh pit returning as well.

          • LovekillerX

            Okay thanks! I will check it as soon as possible! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • You’re welcome!

        • Hope you’re right about Demolion returning.

          • Me too xD it’s one of my favorite gamemodes, especially in black ops 2 since it was fast paced.

    • Kill Denied

      Could tell us the exact time in the video you saw these features?

      • The second clip in the MP trailer shows the jungle map, later in the trailer the CTF clip shows the resort with the lit up pool. My comment before explains the hint at demolition returning, and the character customization trailer shows the heavy shield as the operator’s secondary.

    • iamGLAD

      The resort map is also in Greece.

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    Seems like a mix of all of the good Call of Duty games. Iron sight snipers and War coming back are quite interesting.

    • Guywithbrains

      They also have pretty new and fun modes such as Uplink. Now bring us infected and this will be my new favorite Call of Duty (based on those many gameplay videos and info I have seen/heard).

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        Uplink is from Halo.

        • Guywithbrains

          It doesn’t bother me at all. Team deathmatch, domination, free for all… all of those are in fps games, so I don’t know why Oddball a.k.a. Uplink would be any difference.

          Good gamemode and I can’t wait to learn more about new gamemodes. Hopefully community gamemodes return.

          • LovekillerX

            You are right about that. I don’t also really care if it is from Halo. As long as it plays well I will be happy with that. For me these gameplay videos from Uplink have been good and funny.

            Getting more excited here. Hopefully we hear more information about multiplayer soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • SoulTaker

    No C4 and you can survive a melee hit also from what I’ve heard there is a perk to increase health to combat snipers? This game is looking mighty fine!

  • Hokdpls
  • The nano swarm is also a scorestreak in MP, and you can equip two exo abilities with a wildcard.

    • LovekillerX

      Where did you get that information? Was it also in multiplayer trailer or where? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • The trailer shows the shield and the hover being used, while closer examination at one of the perks shows that you are protected from the nano swarm.

        • LovekillerX

          Oh okay you have been very concentrated. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Thanks and I’m you’re number one source for call of duty advanced warfare information… JK xD

    • Guywithbrains

      The nano swarm = swarm from Black Ops 2. People will be in love with this game because it reminds a lot Black Ops 2 and people loved it (I didn’t like it, but I still like AW very much). Maybe this will be the next favorite Call of Duty title to me after MW3. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Mhm, lots of ragequiters inbound, unless the playerbase changed since BO2,..
        Anyways, we’ll see.

      • Yep, I’m loving the skill gap in this game already. MW3 was my best cod and I think this one will be my new favorite just because of the movement.

  • Charlie

    Going through the reveal and game plays, here is everything thats confirmed.

    Primary Weapons


    AR Attachments
    ACOG, Auto Focus Sight, Dual Mag, Foregrip, Grenade Launcher, Laser Sight, Lightweight Grip, Lightweight Stock, Parabolic Microphone, Red Dot, Suppressor, Target Enhancer, Thermal, Tracker, Variable Red Dot.


    SMG Attachments
    ACOG, Advanced Rifling, Dual Mag, Foregrip, Laser Sight, Lightweight Grip, Lightweight Stock, Parabolic Microphone, Rapid Fire, Red Dot, Suppressor, Target Enhancer, Thermal, Tracker, Variable Red Dot.


    SNIPER Attachements
    ACOG, Ballistic CPU, Ironsights, Lightweight Stock, Parabolic Microphone, Thermal, Tracker, Variable Zoom


    Heavy Weapons-

    Heavy Attachments
    ACOG, Foregrip, Heat Sink, Lightweight Grip, Lightweight Stock, Parabolic Microphone, Red Dot, Target Enhancer, Tracker, Variable Red Dot

    Heavy Shield


    MP443 Grach


    UAV- 400
    Aerial Recon Drone- 400
    Orbital Care Package- 500
    Aerial Assault Drone- 550
    System Hack- 600
    Remote Turret- 600
    XS1 Vulcan- 600
    Missile Strike- 600
    Bombing Run- 700
    Warbird- 800
    XS1 Goliath- 800
    Paladin- 1000

    There’s also perks, exo abilities and grenades, but it’s all the same as the build at Gamescon.

    • Thanks bro!

    • jasonxbrookes

      Awesome gun list so far. Where did you see the Ameli? That is my favorite gun and love to see it is returning here!

      • Charlie

        The reveal trailer. It’s on the ground at some point when the guy is using the shot gun.

    • Thanks, Charlieintel should make this list into an article.

    • Black

      I’d love a “futuristic” version of the AN-94 Abakan, the M40A5 and the Five Seven. Don’t care much about stats, I want the look. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      I thought I saw an MP-7 variant.

      • Joel Lynch

        You did its the mp11

    • He made so much of this up. There is only 1 sniper any of the public have seen. Most of the score streaks shown are real but we dont have confirmation on the rest because we have never seen them. And what was available a Gamescom was available at the studio when YouTubers went. Pretty sure I never saw a single AK12 or ARX and there were only 2 pistols available which were the Atlas45 and the RW1. Like half the stuff on here you have no proof. No tricking me…..

      • Charlie

        Read my post. I didn’t make any of this up, the live reveal gameplay and the trailer clearly showed a build that had more stuff than the alpha build at Gamescon. More maps and weapons, like the crossbow. if you watching it closely you’ll see every weapon I listed. I’ll grab some screen shots to show you.

        • hehe oops….now don’t I just feel like a stoopi

      • Guest

        Here’s the screenshots. CharlieIntel, make an article out of this list.

      • Charlie


      • Joel Lynch

        Dont you feel silly. He was spot on with all of it

    • You forgot the Stinger! God I can’t wait to get that back out. I had 5000 kills with that thing in MW3.

  • Michael

    I’m liking the new changes. But no c4, damn that was my favorite lethal in bo2. I like the no fall damage. But I’m also wondering how no dead silence will come into play. To me sound whoring is completely irrelevant in this game. The footsteps are extremely loud.

    • Guywithbrains

      No C4, I will miss you. Time to change to spike grenades! ๐Ÿ˜€

      BTW what is that crossbow? It would be really cool to be able to use crossbow and then just hunt everyone with it. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • This is Whats Best for Business

  • jordanxbrookes

    XboxAhoy will be annoyed without his C4s.

  • No C4 okay but what about Claymores or Bouncing Betty?

  • MichiganerE

    Okay, I REALLY like this list.

  • 111AlaN111

    The final kill change is great. Mostly a guy who was camping or doing ANYTHING gets to appear, and the hero of the game doesn’t.

  • “your site will highlight red;”

  • Guest

    For round ending cams, if youโ€™re playing an objective mode, at the end it will show which player completed the objective to win the game; it wonโ€™t show the ending kill. โ€œGaming winning scoreโ€

    LOL , So most game ending cams will be a dude crouched ADS capturing an objective.

  • This looks SO much like Black Ops 2 to me.

  • FederalAce

    Are you fucking kidding me no C4s? Fuck you sledgehammer

    • Alex Mason

      Git gud

    • Max Martinez

      No more riot shielders and C4’s. Thank you Sledgehammer Games!

      • iamGLAD

        There are riot shields though

  • Cadence

    I’m glad C4s aren’t returning. They’re basically only used as close range panic grenades for cheap kills. Rarely are they used for setting traps as intended. If you want a close range ‘nade, you’ll have to cook a frag now.

    I’ll miss the classic “Losing Bravo!” *BOOM!*, but it’s for the better.

  • Matthew

    Glad to see the Black Ops Combat Record return, it gave you literally every stat you could think of and more.

  • YES NO C4

  • SAM
    • KuuGeeL

      haha if i played t like this in mw2 or black ops 1 i will get raped!

      • SAM

        lool ya i was running and gunning subscribe thanks man

        • KuuGeeL

          Takes no skill to kill in cod ghosts

    • guest

      That’s campy

      • SAM

        ummm not really but subscribe funny vids coming

  • GingZ

    “For round ending cams, if youโ€™re playing an objective mode, at the end it will show which player completed the objective to win the game; it wonโ€™t show the ending kill. โ€œGaming winning score”

    This will be a bad news for trickshotters x.x

  • Cloud Flash

    Changes all sound great. Now that they announced that they want the TTK closer to BO2, everything so far is shaping up perfectly. I can get excited.

    Not so sure about Danger Close being back, though…

  • Super0293

    “C4’s are not returning” HELL. FUCKING. YES!!

  • George Fanny


    • KuuGeeL


  • clercq1983

    I saw you can turn on or of the music again… IMO thats a good thingh. I hated it, when you play S&D and the minute marker comes in, that same song kept comming back…

  • Muszic

    Thank god C4 is gone. Took no skill whatsoever

  • GodLikeLeftNut

    c4 is fucking annoying but in BO1 it was just right as equipment not a lethal

  • GodLikeLeftNut

    im surprised no one is moaning about the proximity grenades yet?

  • AaronFernando


  • This game cannot get here soon enough. It seems like they paid so much attention to details.

  • FederalAce

    Fuck this game c4 are the shit I need those they are so fun to use. I mean I know it’s annoying to see c4 and shield but c4 alone are fun to use

  • Adam Ward

    Iron sight snipers!!!


    Is coloured text coming back?

  • Hokdpls

    When aiming down sights, when you aim at an enemy, your site will highlight red; when you aim down at a friendly it will light up blue.