For players that aren’t really interested and don’t want the exoskeleton abilities in Call of Duty, Sledgehammer Games is bringing a ‘Traditional Playlist’ to Advanced Warfare MP.

This playlist will allow you to play TDM, Domination, Capture The Flag, etc. without the boost jumps, dodge, and all the other new movements, so that players who want to experience the classic Call of Duty, they can do that. This playlist will be a separate playlist in multiplayer.

Watch the video interview starting at 1:20 mark to hear about it from Michael Condrey:

  • I guess this is for the haters that say ” This is not cod anymore ”

    • kplem

      i loved the jumping and shit in titanfall, when i play cod i wanna play cod. this exo thing is nice but it aint for cod IMO if all of you like it thats fine we are both happy because there is 2 playlists one with them and the other not with them. IMO this stuff aint for cod but alot say its different that what we think (what we saw and played on titanfall). i am going to try both playlists but ATM im looking forward to the EXO less playlist

      • justchill

        even though AW may have copied and pasted features from other games,they have copied and pasted them so that they don’t ruin the game very much. but hey, this game cost 60$ not 120$.this copy and paste could attract more people from different game communities that could mean more money for activation and better games for the future

        • yee

          first of all this ain’t a copy and paste game now if you’re talking the about the games modes and score streaks then yeah of course , but if you’re talking about the exo abilities and double jump and stuff then you’re wrong, this game was in development in 2011 while titanfall was in 2012.
          secondly , kplem needs to realize that this is CoD . People wanted change they wanted a new entertaining game and well this is it .

          • kplem

            i just said im fine with that. but IMO id rather just have a fun game like MW2 again. i had a different opinion on this game before this playlist was announced because like i said i like that stuff but in titanfall, the classic cod fans just want a fun cod like MW2 BO1 COD 4 WAW, like i said this stuff looks nice but too but aint for me, i said when i wanna play cod i wanna play cod i want it to go back to Ww2 AND vietnam. but in the end we are both happy because they are supporting both sides with 2 playlists.

          • Mario Rivera

            I read what u had to say and all i see is “mw2 slurp, mw2 slurp, mw2 slurp, bo1 slurp, waw slurp, cod4 slurp”. Obviously u arent going to be happy unless ur sucking off one of those old ass games lol.

          • kplem

            yeah because they were the best, MW3 was ok BO2 and Ghosts were complete trash. so in conclusion im obviously going to mention the best ones now the 2 latest trash ones

          • Black Ops 2 was not trash. I don’t know what you’re smoking, but I want some of it

          • kplem

            Black Ops 2 was flat out garbage. TOO much eCancer dickriding, quick scopers and OP snipers, broken camera angles (lightweight), shot guns, target finders, OP LMGs with no recoil, Abysmal maps, shitty guns, holy trinity lightweight, tounghness, dexterity, LAG galore. in conclusion the worse was either the snipers or the dickriding of eCancer

          • You watch too much Thunder, I take it? The dude is an idiot when it come to Call of duty.

          • kplem

            no he isnt he says the truth about the franchise and gives his opinions. all i said is how i feel about the game and it came out of my head, this isnt based on anyones opinions. THERE are plenty who hate BO2 the only ones who dick suck it now are the eCancer nerds and snipers and SOME people from the community, in conclusion the game is as bad as ghosts. i said ONE line from thunder which was the holy trinity because what else can i call it? seriously

      • Advanced Warfare has been in development since BEFORE Titanfall, bro. Just saying

        • kplem

          whether it was or not i never said it was copying titanfall, i said i dont think this will be good in cod, when i get cod i wanna play it no double jumping but we’ll see how it is hoping its good but there is a problem eCancer is prioritized again -__-

    • VVFZ

      Of course it is. The haters are some of the loudest in the community continuously tweeting or using Reddit and spamming the youtube comment section to say it’s a copy of titanfall and halo. I would think the only time it would be useful is for the few weeks before Black Ops 3 so people can practice for the next COD. I doubt these Exos are returning for IW and Treyarch.

      • Black

        Hopefully they don’t return. I like the idea of having three different gameplay. I somehow expect strafing to change a lot in CoD after AW, and I would be surprised if dodge comes back in BO3.

        • derrrrrrrrrrrrr

          BO1 – Current
          BO2 – Future
          BO3 – Cold War/Vietnam?

          • Black

            Hopefully not. I want BO3 multiplayer to be in the modern settings/slightly futuristic. For SP, I don’t care.
            I meant a clear gameplay distinction between MW/Ghosts ; Advanced Warfare ; and Black Ops.

          • derrrrrrrrrrrrr

            Exactly, a old-school game. Or maybe a game with guns from all ages?

          • A-Ok Thomas

            BO1 was Nam. The game has missions that take place during it, they even had the Hanoi Hilton…

    • SilentNova

      Advanced Warfare really isn’t a cod imo, and we are entitled to our own opinion. When playing Cod for as many years as I have, change is not welcome. Thankfully there adding this playlist, now I’m definetly going to buy this for either my PS3 or Pc

      • Change is not welcome?..Ok then you only want new weapons and maps?

        • SilentNova

          Yeah, do you really want Cod to steer in this direction? I mean seriously, cloaking, extended cloaking, boost dodging? Granted yes, the game looks fun, it just isn’t the direction I wanted Cod to go in…

          • Ok lets just stick to the old classic cod,not that it gets boring right…oh wait it does

          • UpRiftCOD

            Agreed, to me this game could last two years, or at least I hope so, so I can skip the treyarch title.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            No no no. You should skip the Treyarch title. You should skip the IW title.

          • SilentNova

            Wonder what Ghosts 2 campaign will be like. Ghosts campaign was nice, but man did it have an unreal ending

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            I hated that ending. It was soo fucking stupid… I don’t remember if we (the player) get shot or not, but Rorke certainly is, by a .44 magnum hollow point… His chest would literally disappear. How does he manage to have the strength to outfight us?

          • Grenada!

            Agreed. Ghosts ending was one of the most retarded endings in gaming history. Rorke gets beat up, Shot in the chest with a .44 and drowns in the river but still manages to live and drag the player away to fuck him in the a-hole.

          • UpRiftCOD

            Maybe he got a hitmarker XD

          • fires

            but you got to admit, even in the midst of the bullshit in the ending, never before have i wanted a sequel so bad to see what happens, i got over it and can gladly wait, but for hours, i sat there going, “IW, what the fuck man, gimme a conclusion”

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            A actually hated the campaign of Ghosts. It makes no sense at all, it’s more than unlikely, it has bad acting, it is dull, it has some really boring moments, there’s no real characters to the character, instead of using the dog as a strength to the campaign, they kinda marketed the shit out of it, riley was clearly marketing, or just a bad idea…

            At the ending, I SAT THERE LIKE “Well, Ghosts 2 confirmed, bullshit ending, happy it ended and I’m definitely not buying the sequel.”

            Mason dies, I cri evrytiem. The dad on Ghosts dies. Well, another casualty. Even when Yuri died in MW3 I was more sadden then everyone that dies in Ghosts. Another example is Harper, I NEVER, EVER wanted him to die, but I didn’t give a shit about Hesh…

            Remember, it’s my opinion, and I respect yours. But Black Ops II’s campaign was SOOO MUCH BETTER. Just the time where you shoot Mason accidentally has much more character and emotion than the entire Ghosts’ campaign itself.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            I understand you liked it, but I didn’t. And I don’t want another Ghosts campaign. There’s no character in the characters. They are disinteresting as fuck. They really need to step up their character development. If Riley died, I couldn’t care less, we don’t even spend sufficient time with Riley, nor with the characters that die. “Oh, their Dad died. DON’T CARE”, Oh that black guy (I think he was black) with a ghosts mask that dies at the stadium, DON’T CARE. I really hope that they get a better writter. Ghosts’ writter was so shitty, he had the Emmy, but he lacked the talent.

          • UpRiftCOD

            Nah, I dont like WW games, black ops was boring to me (except for the campain) and black ops 2 was laggy and full of hitmarkers. I think I’ll pass. But that’s just how I saw it.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Ye, Black Ops II’s TTK is higher than it should be. I still defend the “you shoot first, he SHOULD NOT be able to turn back a kill you” thing.

          • Grenada!

            I hope this game and Treyarch’s game last long so I can skip Ghosts 2

          • SilentNova

            Yup, let’s even go back to the DS Cods. Man were they a blast

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            So what you’re saying is that you just want DLC and everything else is a plus? K.

          • SilentNova

            If that be the case, than why did so many buy Mw3 after Mw2? It’s practically the same thing…

          • Grenada!

            Yet why did so many people hate MW3 because of it’s bullshit, crappy maps and it was the same thing but some how shitter than MW2.

          • SilentNova

            People actually like the idea of cloaking. Boost jumping and dodging? People complain about hit detection in most of the Cods yet you all are accepting this shift? Ok

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Cloaking has been proven to not be OP and boosting and sliding is an excellent implementation to change cod up a bit this year. For people crying because they can’t accept change, this playlist is for you.

          • SilentNova

            What more had I stated? That’s exactly what I said when I decided that this playlist would suit me the most. “Crying about change” your damn right I’ll cry about the change. Lol

          • SilentNova

            Will agree on the “sliding bit” sliding was one of the few things Ghosts did right. The dolphin dive was just a funny mechanic.

          • Reflexes not trickery

            who’s crying? People are just saying they don’t like it. You’re the one who is crying because people don’t agree with you crappy, little kid opinion. Flying around and pretending it’s a star war games is ok, but some people don’t like it. Accept it.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Lol wtf. I posted this before the game released. Guess what, I was right. Exo abilities are useless in this game. Cloaking makes you more visible when you use it. Everyone seems to like the boosting and dodging. Even people who didn’t like the features have come around and changed their mind. 😛

          • Grenada!

            I still don’t agree with Cloaking but if it’s not OP then alright. Boost jumping and dodging will be good in CoD because it will change up the gameplay. A thing CoD has needed for a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooog time. Don’t like the new CoD? Don’t play it or go and play the playlist without the abilities. Simples.

        • SilentNova

          Cod isn’t meant to be a game you should “adjust” to. It’s a game where you choose a gun you like and shoot. And sure, what’s wrong with an updated engine and new weapons? As well as a dedicated server for once? Is that too much to ask for from a multi billion dollar company?

          • Frankenstien

            Bullseye again. there is a big difference between improving and just changing something to change it. COD is a franchise that people expect a certain amount of reliability concerning gameplay, physics and tone. That’s why many buy it. There are literally thousands of game titles that are different. They should only worry about improving things it already does, make changes that better the experience and dump the failed parts. I don’t care for the unrealistic sy-fy weapons. I didn’t even like the “shock-tards” in BO2. A little off subject and perhaps not as important. But COD as not even come close to having the great voice actors they had in BO series. It’s my opinion.

        • frankenstien

          You’re catching on. Give me new weapons and maps. Improve lag, control, sound, hit detection ect and call it a day. Go buy another game where you can play jumpy jumpy rocket boots. Like a star wars game or something. Let COD be COD.

      • ccrows

        It’s OK “COD” will be back in Trey 2015.

        & I’m looking forward to this playlist, & Pipeline’s remake.

        Now where’s the gift shop so I can buy my “Hater T-Shirt”… 😉

        • SilentNova

          Yes! I have faith in Treyarch only for Zombies, as long as the hit detection in their next game is any where as good as Ghosts, it’ll be an awesome COD

      • UpRiftCOD

        What is a “real cod”? 8 year old kids dropshotting and quick scoping, well they mic spam “you’re trash kid”

      • NuttyTheSquirrel

        It has Call of Duty in the title. It’s a Call of Duty. It’s not opinion based.

        • SilentNova

          It doesn’t stay true to the franchise formula. Tell Mark Rubin if he thinks the cloaking was a good idea. Accept the fact that this game will steer even more Cod fans away

          • Simon

            So be it, they weren’t real fans in the first place. They’ll be replaced with new and old returning fans.

          • Ivan

            Not for you to say who is a “real” fan or night. There is a good argument that says “real” COD fans are loyal to the original formula and it’s the newbs that want the change. Maybe you’ll be the one who is replaced by returning fans and new players that perfer the original formula. You’re probably too young to remember..but New Coke (tastes like Pepsi) was a complete disaster and Coke dumped it without looking back. Could be a analogy in there for COD. Opinions differ.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Mark Rubin, Mark Rubin… Like Mark knows what the CoD formula really is. The only ones who know are the creators and the first ones that were there. And if you really look into it, this future thing was kinda bound to happen… It started in WWII, (also, BO was set during the Cold War,) it got to the modern day/present, to the future….

          • Grenada!

            The true CoD fans wanted a change and something new in the CoD franchise and that’s what SHG is doing with AW. Ghosts was just usual old CoD game and that’s how people got bored fast and didn’t like it. BO2 brought big changes to CoD and that’s why it was played so much and that’s why so many people loved it. AW is doing the same as BO2.

      • frankenstien

        You think a little like me. I agree everybody is entitled to an opinion on a game they paid for and there’s no need to name call about it. AW isn’t my idea of a good COD which I’ve played since the fun WaW. If I wanted to play Halo or titan Fall I would buy them. I like run and gun with a SMG and physics that are reasonably realistic. Probably because I’m better than most at that style of play and cause major headaches for other players in Treyarch games. Seems all the developers want to foil Treyarch style of play with every release and it makes them all boring..TO ME. This game has convinced me that I won’t pay for a COD game not made by Treyarch again. I understand I won’t be missed…no problem. I agree with those who say snipers are lame and hurt a game’s balance. Just MY OPINION.

    • David Sync

      And for the haters who say sledgehammer wont listen to us

    • Sal

      So a big thing that I always wanted and always heard about it is why can’t they make a sniper only playlist? Or no-sniper playlist? Or something similar.

      It’s great that they’re listening to the community but if they’re making a playlist that is practically RIPPING a core gameplay mechanic that differentes this CoD from all other CoDs, then why not make a no-sniper or sniper only playlist?

      At the end of the day it is not a big deal but it is something to think about because I always assumed that it was something developers were always against.

      • Dylan Smith

        Because not everyone in the cod community cares something as patty as this.

        • Sal

          patty? 😮

          The exo is so heavily implemented so them taking out a gun class is no where near as massive as taking out the exo for a playlist.

          The besides the way you move and the flow of everything, the maps were designed heavily around the Exo.

          Its not petty if a good portion of the community doesnt like QSing so why not take it out for a playlist (Snipers)

          • fires

            I think QS will be harder simply due to the higher skill gap with exos. I just don’t want to lose every time with a shotgun because a qsqs tapped two buttons. Bartel stuffs are one thing, extreme consistency in closer range is ridiculous

      • Zach sniper

        yea a sniper only playlist will make a lot of haters happy, the kids who sit on xbox all day and complain about getting 1 shot with a sniper rifle.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          Or take out the fucking mechanic altogether.

          • Brad

            How do you suggest they take it out then smart guy?

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Increase the idle sway, taking off aim assist on snipers, lowering the sprinting speed, increasing the time to kill (headshot is the only OHK), etc. Or just make it like BO1.

          • WishNEdits

            BRO STFU, get one of your friends to turn off aim assist on BO2 and Quickscope, I Quickscope w/ AimAssist all the time, it even better than w/ aim assist, I ussualy go 25-4 (Aim Assist) 30-2 )With No Aim Assist) Im getting tired of your bs, the only fact that you stated is that % of the time Drift0r is wrong, God damn, if you don’t like CoD play BF4 TDM, then when I Quickscope you on that, ill be laughing at you “Ohh, Aim Assist Abuser In The Lobby logic” when theres no Aim Assist in the BF Franchise you fucking stoner, probably Whiteboy7thst’s supplier.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            You stfu.

            You’re making as many excuses as the other quickscoping faggots. Way to go. BF4 has aim assist on console, but the snipers actually require SKILL. A word you don’t understand. They’re only OHK’s in terms of headshots. And the aim assist option on BO2 doesn’t do a damn thing. Fact. Get over it.

          • Brad

            Lol make the only 1 hit kill a headshot? You’re high. Snipers are supposed to be the most powerful guns in the game.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Then take them out. It doesn’t matter how powerful or how NON powerful they are in real life. If they effect the balance, then why put them in the game? 1 hit kill headshots only = balanced. One shot in the dick = unbalanced. 1 shot in the toe = embrace the children breaking the game.

          • Brad

            Why would you want snipers out? They are a huge part of the game. That would ruin call of duty. I definitely wouldn’t want to play a game without snipers

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Snipers are intended for long range. You can be an aggressive sniper without quickscoping. But CoD is a fast paced game. Snipers don’t need to be in the game unless they have their own playlist.

          • As someone who VERY rarely snipes…. quick scoping actually DOES take some skill.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Not at all.

          • You’re an idiot then.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            I’m the idiot? Okay then. Who’s the one who said quickscoping, a piss-easy mechanic, took skill? YOU.

          • Because it does. Apparently you’ve never tried it.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            I’ve been quickscoping since MW2. Try again.

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        Developers are on FaZe’s cock. That’s why.

        • Nugsii

          Retard…in every game snipers are patched. Ghosts doesn’t even have aim assist for snipers, treyarch patched the DSR and Ballista so they are slower then everyone else’s gun , therefore we have to aim and shoot quicker, ghosts has such a fast ttk that you literally need to aim (without aim assist) and kill them as quick as you can or your dead. And they patched the USR too, focus doesn’t work with the USR. If you’re bitching about snipers “quick scoping” you than clearly you’re just an awful player, I would suggest to you to stop whining about snipers and try up your game instead 🙂

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Are YOU retarded? You seem to be quite confused.

            Ghosts has aim assist across the board. Even on snipers. Don’t know where you got that from. The snipers on BO2 are STILL overpowered, you numskull. Even with the patch, they aren’t that slow, and they still move fast/abuse Tactical Insertions. Aiming and shooting quicker is irrelevant with the Ballista, since it already has a fast ADS. You’re* and it’s a good thing that people don’t quickscope on Ghosts. That’s one of few things that they got right.

            “You complain about quickscoping because your bad LULUL” is what every single stupid, pathetic sniper like you sounds like. Your logic is flawed. I’ll destroy your entire essay in one brief statement; if you can use a sniper like a shotgun, then it is overpowered and broken. FACT. END OF CONVERSATION.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)
          • Nugsii

            They patch the snipers in every cod, yet you claim that the developers love FaZe. If the “Developers are on FaZe’s cock.” then why would they patch the snipers in ghosts and claim that quickscoping isn’t in the game? and on BO2 the gun that most of the FaZe sniping team use got patched. Clearly you’re just upset that snipers can kill you. and if you’re seriously comparing snipers to shotguns then you are a moron. Shotgunners don’t aim, nor do they require any amount of skill (even pro players say this) whereas snipers do require aim, you can’t hip fire and get a kill every time, and it requires a lot more skill then using an LMG, SMG or AR and just holding down the trigger.


            watch that video and you’ll understand what i mean. If you can’t kill a sniper when using an AR then you are just a lesser skilled player.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Your logic fails once again. Way to use Drift0r as a source… He doesn’t really know what he’s talking about.

            That’s Infinity Ward/Raven. Treyarch sucked off quickscopers big time. The patch didn’t do a thing to the snipers. It’s still easy as hell on BO2. I AM comparing snipers to shotguns, BECAUSE THAT’S HOW YOU PLAY WITH THEM YOU IDIOT. Quit making excuses like a child. Shotgunners don’t aim? The KSG would like to disagree. I don’t give a fuck about “pros”. They’re irrelevant and irreverent. Quickscoping does NOT require accuracy whatsoever. Snipers should NOT be able to win gunfights at close range. Ever. It’s overpowered. Unbalanced. No, snipers do NOT require more skill than every other weapon in the game. You abuse and exploit aim assist the most out of any weapon. Your snipers barely have any stats whatsoever in order to give it a skill gap. It’s overpowered; that’s a fact, get over it.

            “If you can’t kill a sniper when using an AR then you are just a lesser skilled player.” no. The sniper is the less skilled player, because they have aim assist on their side, and they use snipers incorrectly (like a shotgun for fuck’s sake).

          • Nugsii

            Snipers only win because they have aim assist on their side? Didn’t you just say that every gun has aim assist? Therefore the sniper having aim assist isn’t really a problem since ARs have it too. And also treyarch patched the snipers in BO2, and in BO1 sniping was impossible with the sway and even after the patch it’s still difficult. Let’s just face the fact that you’re upset that snipers can kill you. Sniping isn’t op, far from op. As cod progresses through games developers make sniping harder and harder, so your original statement that developers suck FaZe dick is incorrect, stop whining about you getting killed. Just play cod how you want. Sledgehammer won’t make a game perfectly suited for one side of the community. That’s why they added this playlist, to suit the part of the community that don’t want exo. They have league play for the comp community. Snipers are just another average player. If you don’t like playing against snipers than don’t play them? No one forces you to stay in a lobby.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Yes, I said that all guns have aim assist, but snipers are effected the worst, especially when they have very little stats compared to the other weapons on Black Ops 2. Zero recoil, fast ADS on the Ballista, fast movement, etc. BO1 sniping was the most balanced in the franchise. You HAD to aim, not BLOOP everyone. I’m upset at quickscoping clan YouTubers. I’m upset that the mechanic is broken. I’m upset that it requires no skill. I’m upset that they use a sniper like a shotgun. So excuse me that I want a balanced game without a broken glitch. Shouldn’t glitches get patched? Why hasn’t quickscoping? It wouldn’t effect sales very much.

            Snipers ARE overpowered. Here you are making excuses again. Infinity Ward and Treyarch, during MW3 and BO2, made quickscoping EASIER, it wasn’t until Ghosts when the developers wanted to nerf it. Good. The game was balanced in that aspect. Seems to me like snipers are one-sided, not me. Quickscopers, even though are abundant, are a scarce community compared to us, so why should they be catered to? If they are so skillful, then why can’t they adapt to change?

            “No one forces you to stay in the lobby” another excuse. There’s a difference between an excuse and an argument. Your logic is flawed; I want a balanced and working game. It shouldn’t be in the game, and that was my point. You don’t need to digress and fanboy over them.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            And this comment is directed towards the idiot “Respect Reb”.

            Drift0r doesn’t know what he’s talking about because he hasn’t tested the snipers. I have far better information that I’ve collected throughout the years. Then there’s his bias, since Kross is his friend. He can’t make the argument that quickscoping isn’t OP, because he hasn’t experienced what we (the majority) have experienced. Quickscoping is OP, that’s a fact, get over it. End of conversation.

            There’s no such thing as timing. They just need to hit the triggers on the controller. They use a sniper as a shotgun, your arguments fail.

            The KSG is the most balanced weapon on BO2. It requires the MOST aim out of any weapon, besides the Ballista Iron Sights. I compared them to shotguns because quickscoping is aggressive close-range sniping.

            MLG is irrelevant because they are a minority on a billion dollar franchise. What they do is completely irrelevant to what we play. Your argument is a failure because all they use are the OP guns.

            You’re so wrong it’s hilarious. All quickscopers do is abuse and exploit aim assist and move around like a coyote on steroids.

            Quote me where I said that, you retard. I said they abused aim assist the MOST. AA is used on them THE MOST. Idiot…

          • @Nugsii That sillibk kid is a troll. Don’t waste your time on him

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            How in the fuck am I a troll? You don’t even know what a troll is. I’m stating my comments seriously, not for reaction. Fucking moron. This is what CoD has become? Moronic quickscopers like you? If I’m a troll, then TRY to refute my statements. Oh wait, you’re too idiotic to.

          • Troll
            A person whose sole purpose in life is to seek out people to argue with on the internet over extremely trivial issues. Such arguments can happen on blogs, Facebook, Myspace and a host of others.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Failure. A troll is a sarcastic person on the internet whose intent is to get a reaction out of people. I’m not a troll, because I don’t want a reaction. My arguments are genuine.

          • If eSports has to give restrictions, then it’s because the game has included things that cause unfair, unbalanced, and completely random kills or victories (ied, “noob tubes,” etc.)

            Instead of bashing on something, why don’t you actually try it out?

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Then maybe competitive CoD shouldn’t exist, then. Competitive CoD doesn’t work, because CoD is a casual shooter. LoL and SC are competitive games because they work. And guess what? They don’t have to ban anything.

            I have, and it’s retarded. Keep making up excuses. Excuses aren’t arguments.

          • Sal

            I know a lot of people say that MW3 was bad with the QSing but I always thought Blops2 QSing is just up and beyond, and on its own level, its crazy how fast and easy it is in Blops2.

            It has been severely nerfed in Ghosts because of the inconsistency in comparison to Blops2; you still see it but not as much. If anything I see way more hard scoping because of how large the maps are and how they’re design like mazes with every nook and cranny that you can peek through.

            If they take out QSing all together, the game will take a big hit.

            That’s why they shoud CONSIDER making a no-sniper/sniper only playlist since there will be a no Exo playlist. Hell they can make it a limited time only just to test it out before making it a full time playlist later on in the cycle.

            One last thing, no matter how fast you’re moving in this game, QSing will prevail on some level; drag scoping plus the fact there are no dedicated servers.

            I expect something similar to Blops2 QSing; they just thinking moving that fast is a good counter when i think it probably won’t be. Just have to wait.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            The game wouldn’t take much of a hit tbh. There’s around 1-2 million quickscopers. Ghosts lost around that much for the franchise. It is still dozens of millions of dollars, but Activision makes a billion a year. It’s not very detrimental.

            But I would take no snipers in the main playlists, and sniper-only playlists.

          • Nugsii

            Firstly, the ADS time for snipers in bo2 is actually one of the slowest, the fastest is probably ghosts or MW3. And snipers don’t like playing snipers in the first place so the snipers still wouldn’t play the sniper playlist…you don’t see any developers making an SMG only playlist or shotgun only playlist? A sniper is just another gun in cod. Stop whining ffs the games not even out and people already complain that things look op.

          • Sal

            If you read, I am not complaining, I was just curious and suggesting that they can do that; make a no-sniper/sniper only playlist.

            Well, if snipers don’t like playing against other snipers, then i can say that smg/shotgun players dont mind going against other smg/shotgun players.

            Btw, MW3 and Blops2 QSing were both crazy but quicker or not, blops2 QSing is just on crack and crazy easy. They’re more annoying then any of the IW games(snipers).

            I am excited for AW.

          • Jimmy Fuchs

            Dude do you have any idea how hard it is to truly learn how to snpe! Sniping is not something that comes easy. It takes a lot of time and a lot of deaths. Just because it looks easy on the kill cam, doesn’t make it so. You obviously have know idea how extremely hard it is to go up against fully automatic weapons with a bolt action rifle. Put a few weeks in practicing with a sniper and i bet you’ll think differently.

        • iTYPE2ANNOY

          No…but it seems like almost everyone playing BO2 is on FaZe’s cock, i swear, everyone is quickscoping in FFA and has the word “FaZe” somewhere in their emblems or gamertag LOL

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)


      • Michel

        They should make a No One Shot kill playlist(Snipers & Shotguns removed)

    • IceKoldKilla

      So people interested un plqying classic CoD is a hater? Guess who sounds like they’re hating con hater hahaha

  • cesc-2097

    Thank god……

  • guest

    Yes, they are finally listening to ppl.

    • Duke of hazard

      Oh shut up. At the end of the day, the people will still bitch no matter what they do.

      • ratchetrandy

        But did he just bitch? He said yay they are listening. The only person bitching is YOU. So I guess you are right, people will still bitch no matter what. Bitch.

        • Duke of hazard

          Your lack of comprehending astounds me. I never said or implied he/she was bitching. He (assuming that’s a guy) said “Yay they are finally listening to the ppl” as if they never listen to the community.

          That’s where I come in saying “At the end of the day, the people will still bitch no matter what they do.” meaning it doesn’t matter what the devs do because the community will still complain about the game. For years people complained that Cod is the same, and now that Cod is changing, they’re complaining that it’s different and want the old cod back, hence my reply.


          • DaRaginAsian

            Well the “oh shut up” may come off as a bit rude don’t you think?

          • Duke of hazard

            Who knows? I’m just getting tired of Cod devs in general receiving flak for “not listening to the community”

            BO2 comes in – people bitch that it’s the same Cod, clustered maps, and low TTK

            Ghosts comes in – people bitch that it’s the same Cod, large maps, high TTK

            AW comes in – people bitch that this Cod is different from the previous.

            That was me observing the community and I’m here going “WTF”

  • Zwlu Haribo

    Will be interesting to see how this plans out, with some of the high points on the maps only accessible by double jumps, i think this playlist will probably be used in MLG

    • 모토

      No it won’t. All of the pro players love the Exo suit movement, and I doubt MLG would separate the competitive following and the majority of the casual following that much.

  • Guest

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW IT AINT FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now aside all the happiness NOW we just need a good game…

  • That’s huge news right there

  • Guest

    Oh they said no Exo?

    • UpRiftCOD

      Iron man dlc confirmed!

      • Daniel M


        • iTYPE2ANNOY

          XOXO? so gay

  • wtflolsmh

    This would probably be the route eSports would take.

  • Xecho

    BAsically without the exo stuff it’ll be like black ops 2 basically. basically basically

    • Grigori


  • dest

    This is interesting

  • Dat Guest

    Coolio. I’m a bit worried if people are going to fall in love with the Exo suits so much that they forget about the next installment in the series. Black Ops 3 (or whatever) has 3 years of development, but I don’t think it would make sense to bring over expo abilities…

    • I doubt a BO 3 they can’t branch from the plot of last series.

      • kyr95

        But the actor who plays Woods himself, had said that we’d have to wait until 2015 for the next 3arc game, meaning that he is involved.
        How about a prequel of BO2 and a sequel to BO at the same time, taking place, from 68-86?

        • MichiganerE

          There already IS a CoD game that takes place in between BO1 and BO2, it’s called Black Ops: Declassified.

          • kyr95

            It could also be the case that its another game, but the guy who voices Woods voices a majpr character as well ( similar to Gaz’s-Ghosts’s-Wallcroft’s voice in MW)

          • MichiganerE


        • He could be in the next game but the differences in the story make it near impossible. I mean maybe about his time captured vut…

          • kyr95

            Perhaps youre right!

          • Aalso if you’ve done the origins easter egg then you’d have to wonder if they havevkilled off zombies.

          • kyr95

            At the same time, the ending puts us back in WW2
            Could the whole game head there as well?

          • Its a possibility, but I mean the easter egg showed kids playing it…so I mean.

          • kyr95

            Still remember Samantha ( as the kid ) saying that her father was making something that supposedely will ” change things” ?

      • Guywithbrains


        If you captured Menendez, then he said “I will see you in one year. Study Ulysses… and be ready.”

        • kyr95

          Still though, a second future game right after AW?
          I personally dont mind, but i think they have bigger plans for us.

          • Guywithbrains

            I just can’t see that Menendez clearly hinted to sequel BO3 with that sentence. I don’t think that he said it for nothing. Maybe we get a lot of future setting as we got modern setting for a long time?

          • kyr95

            I know, that phrase was giving away a potential sequel, but i dont know they will follow BO2 since it had alternative endings.

          • Guywithbrains

            Well we have had games which had different endings. It led to new game with different character. For example Infamous games if you have heard of them?

          • kyr95

            Ah true, so if it was supposed to follow BO2, the most possible ending will be the good ending with Menendez in prison but at the same time Mason is still dead ( more authentic that way ), although David stated in the graveyard that he will quit the army, sooo i dont know :p

          • Guywithbrains

            People would go crazy if Treyarch would announce WaW 2 coming to next gen. I can see all the hype going around the internet.

          • kyr95

            A world war 2 game in next-gen? If anyone can do it its 3arc!

          • I think if they do that route then graphics similar to those between CoD 4-MW2 woild only make sense.

          • kyr95

            Eventually im sure Cod will return to its roots even for one installment 😉

          • I just hope they do it with the right type of models and textures.

          • kyr95


          • Been playing from MW I know they can produce good stuff…but I just do not know how the community would react with an older game. I just hope they have a more modern gun choice for mp if they go that way. I personally would love to see the Intervention and M40A3 return, they bring back memories from when I started sniping.

          • kyr95

            It can work 🙂

          • Honestly I want a peek at ghosts 2. I personally loved ghosts.

          • kyr95

            Im propably one of the few people that really liked Ghosts campaign and its cliffhanger.

          • Bruce Wayne

            i loved the ghosts cliffhanger and i’m hoping that 3arc make a WW2 game and that ghosts 2.0 isnt as bad as 1.0

          • Honestly the end was a shocker for me. Normally they actually kill off a villain.

          • kyr95

            Not only that but Rorke takes you to brainwash you as well!
            Logically in the second game you play as Hesh trying to find Logan. That would have the potential for a great storyline.

          • I would love to see them do something like a fan favorite pack in Ghosts 2, They could retexture like the top 4 maps from MW and up by IW. Then bring in all the old fan favorite guns…like the top 4 from each category.

          • Also I feel like thwy may be destined to fail next year because everbody is going to over hype the game.

          • Brad

            I personally hope for the Cold War like black ops 1, but anything from treyarch that’s not in the future next year will be excellent. Tired of all these future games.

          • The game would make no sense to those that shot him though.

  • KillzoneVII

    Good move! I saw the community suggesting this a few days ago and they actually did it (whether it was a coincidence or they actually heard us and listened, who cares)

    I doubt I will play without the exo suit much, as it seems to finally add a game changer to CoD, if the exo abilities do turn out to be an annoyance I’m glad the option is there to play without it.

  • Kenny Alexandre


    • NuttyTheSquirrel

      That’s one of the most bold statements I’ve ever read. “I just read that there will be a “classic” playlist with no exo abilities! Yay, the fun CoD times are coming, because they included which was essential the last titles!”

      I actually love that they’ve done this, but that doesn’t mean it will be a good CoD. IT IS LIKE THIS EVERY FUCKING YEAR. People freak the fuck out and get in the hype train. Then the hype train proccess to fucking crash and explode….

  • LovekillerX

    Well this sounds exciting. They really care about fans and nobody can’t deny that. This is good news for everyone who thought that exo abilities wouldn’t be a good idea. 🙂

  • Nostalgia

    I imagine this will not be a popular playlist, similar to Barebones playlists from past games. Vast majority of people want to try out the new features of the game, otherwise there’s very little incentive to upgrade from past games.

    • Godly

      But you have to understand, going from the old mechanics and such to just throwing in boost jumps and dashes and so much elevation, its hard to adjust. Some people may just not enjoy it. This will ensure that players who might like the new way to play, can play it how they want to. But players who may not enjoy it or people who get tired of the new movement, it gives them the opportunity to play with old mechanics once in a while. It’s a win-win for everyone.

  • Guywithbrains

    This looks even more promising. Now those who wanted change can play with exo suits. However, those who don’t like change can play this game too now without exo suits. Something for everyone!

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    The leak I saw a couple of days before the reveal was pretty much spot on. Now I’m waiting for “default 9v9 TDM/KC” news.

    • MichiganerE

      Agreed, 9v9 needs to be standard, and Ground War can support up to 12v12, 13v13, or 14v14.

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        I’d say expect an announcement on that soon. People that have been playing 6v6 TDM are playing because the players are limited and doesn’t dignify the final build of the game. So I think we’ll be seeing an announcement on that soon. I hope it’s the case, because it’ll be more action-packed. EVEN more action-packed, I should say.

        • MichiganerE

          Indeed. Also, did you know that CoD 2 supported up to 64 players on PC, CoD 3 supported up to 24 players on console, and Finest Hour supported up to 32 players on the Xbox Original and PS2? How we went backwards in player count, I still don’t get.

          • Hmmm… maybe we can get it 16v16 or so for ground war. That would be epic.

          • MichiganerE

            I hope so.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Hardware limitations. And CoD is a chaotic game.

          • MichiganerE

            Even though the 360 and PS3 were more powerful and could handle far more?

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            They can’t handle 64 players on BFBC2. And I think 64 players wasn’t an option because the gameplay would be too chaotic.

          • MichiganerE

            Yeah, I guess.

  • J4MES

    Brilliant news. Any veterans moaning about the new style of movement and combat have no excuse not to get this now! I love the exo suit and its abilities but I also love the classic Call of Duty style and this ‘Barebones’ style playlist will be a welcome alternative representative of past games. Excellent move Sledgehammer!

  • Hydrox


  • MichiganerE

    So my idea of a “Classic” playlist was true?! FUCK YEAH!

    • Grigori

      Its like black ops 3!!! Its amazing!

      • MichiganerE


    • CGkillZ

      Hah that’s funny. We were talking about this and next day it’s there haha.

      • MichiganerE


        • Alex

          It wasn’t your “idea” just took what that Portugese YouTuber said the other day.

          • MichiganerE

            Portugese YouTuber? I just thought of the idea no too long ago.

          • Alex

            Oh, this one guy said that there was going to be a ‘Classic Mode’ in the game a few days before the multiplayer reveal..I think Jordan posted a video on this site some time ago with one of his videos, which revealed a lot of information about the game before they were officially announced.. Sorry if I sounded mean, and I apologize for the misunderstanding, I was just in a grumpy mood before ;P

          • MichiganerE

            It’s alright.

          • ratchetrandy

            You think multiple people cant come to the same conclusion? Dumb fuck.

          • Alex

            Wow, thanks Randy.. I meant that he took that idea from a ‘leak’ a few days before the multiplayer reveal. But now I know that it was just a misunderstanding.


      and remember when I said it wouldn’t happen? hahahah good for you though

      • MichiganerE

        Yeah. Although, I didn’t think it would happen either, but I still had some hope inside it would, and it turned out to happen with AW.

        • iTYPE2ANNOY

          as much as i won’t be playing that mode, i admire SHG listening or at least paying respects to the community. good on them m8s

  • mixamax

    So you could earn loot crates from single player too… Huh, that’s good!

  • Guest

    This could be also a bad thing. Cod NEEDED a change. Now they finally changed the game but they just cant let go of the old model. I really hope majority of the people will play in the exo playlists, not vice versa. I just hope my friends don’t get too excited with the traditional playlist, the exo abilities seem so much fun for me :l

    • J4MES

      I think it’s nice they’ve left the door open to the old COD style as an alternative whilst not leaving old, traditional COD fans alienated. I can see both playlists being rammed and people chopping and changing. Future COD games wont all be about exo suits so it’s nice that this game will suit everybody in the series.

      • Yeah, I guess you’re right.

        • justchill

          will exo abilities still be there?

          • No, the idea of a traditional playlist is not to have any of this exo stuff. But there are normal playlists, with the exo stuff.

        • justchill

          ……like cloak,hover,shield

    • Guest

      But this is also brilliant news because now no one has a reason to complain “this isn’t cod anymore”! And I’m pretty sure that most of the people will play in the exo playlists, so I should just stop worrying. HYPE TRAIN CHOOCHOO

    • Guywithbrains

      Exo abilities make gameplay much more funnier than ever before. Still it is brilliant to have normal classic gameplay if you get too tired of jumping and dashing.

      Although if people don’t want changes, they can choose whatever game between COD1-COD: Ghosts. 🙂

    • It is a bad thing, its going to split the community up and those who are afraid to try something new will stick to the plain playlist.

  • dplusj

    What I wanna know is are we still going to be put int games that have already started, nothign pisses me off when I first turn the game on and instantly get put into the worst map in the game that has already started and there are chopper gunners then a nuke going off and I dye 10 times in a row without being able to move.

  • Bartram22

    Wow today is the day I get on bord the hype train first the news about ttk and now this, not that I’m not a fan of the new abilities but nice to have the option for some clasic cod

    • k5berry

      Yea on one hand I’m really excited about it, but on the other hand I’m kinda afriad that it will be too different and/or affect CoD in the long run. Either way i’m really excited for the game

      • Carrisi

        Yeah I’m not sure in splitting multiplayer in this way is a good idea, but yeah nice to have the option

  • Great job so far SHG. Keep it up.

  • Osner Jean

    Sledgehammer keep coming with more great news, now just waiting for a zombie type game mode and this will be a $60 well spent

    • Guywithbrains

      There is a theory of zombies coming back or at least round based co-op mode. Maybe those strange things in the water in Biolab multiplayer map could be the enemies in 3rd gamemode?

    • fires

      ill be honest, im not a huge zombie fan, so id like something new thats not extinction, zombies, or survival.

  • Sledgehammer is love, Sledgehammer is life…

  • How will some objective game modes play out. I.E Domination. Some of the flags on different maps need boost jumps to get there, how will that work? And like Pete said in his review earlier, the maps are big, but the exosuits make them small enough to play. How will it play out without exo suits then? Would the maps be another Ghost map?

    • SoulTaker

      They can easily just change the location of it. Think of it like Black Ops 1 if you played gun game the maps would be a little different.

  • Tep Kok

    So basically for everyone who just wants another $60 rehash that they can sit in a corner for hours on end in.

  • k5berry

    This is a great idea IMO

    • Guywithbrains


  • It’s nice to have the option but I can’t wait to start double jumping all over the place!

  • Drillz

    This is why SHGames is constantly winning. So now all the kids that wanted to bitch, you got what you wanted. Now go away and let the rest of us enjoy our exo abilities.

    • Guywithbrains

      They won’t let you. They just hate it because it’s cool!

  • jordanxbrookes

    Question is: Which one will the Pros play? Exo or Non-Exo, that is the question.

    • Guywithbrains

      MLG players no doubt will play non-exo. They want to ban everything. Surprisingly they use weapons to win matches… wondering when they get the idea to ban all the guns and use knife only…

      • EP

        not sure if you’re a troll or an idiot …

        • yoyo

          his name is guywithbrains so def not an idiot!!!!!!!!

    • IamConnolly

      Unless some of the big guys have a hissy fit because they aren’t good at the new style then probably Exo.

  • VVFZ

    For the people saying they’re “finally listening to the community” they have been listening this whole time through Reddit, CharlieIntel polls and Twitter. Think about it, IEDs are gone, slower TTK, a change and not a rehash of the same game, more eSports support and league play is back. They didn’t just start listening to us. And btw, more people are in favor of the changes than the people opposed to it wanting the same rehash every year so they can hate on COD and say it never changes.

    • Guywithbrains

      Haters before change: Lol! Call of Duty is the same game every year *goes to play Nintendo games and Battlefield*

      Haters after change: Lol! It changed too much! Bring back CoD 4! *goes to play Nintendo games and Battlefield*

      • HotHam

        I love cod but what’s wrong with Nintendo? Your making it sound like its a terrible company

  • IIPlayer99II

    Great now we have backup mode if we dont like exo suits or if we want to play traditional cod very now and then

  • Dominic McCall

    This COD will not die believe that

  • Michael

    No words to how this game sounds man. I’m exited to play this game! I can’t wait!

  • Michael

    I hope all these innovation come to last gen consoles (ex: 360, ps3, etc.) I know another dev team is making advanced warfare for the 360 but hopefully we get all the stuff that next gen people get.

  • JS Jathu

    May be its only for arabic version ? 🙁

    • Michael

      No man it was just an Arabic commentator. That doesn’t mean it’ll be for arabic people only. Of course it’s gonna come to English player over America and everywhere else.

  • thebulky1cometh

    This is a good idea. This downplays the fears of people (like me) who think the exo skeleton stuff may lead to too much gimmicky bullshit.

  • macht

    99999999 players on normal playlist and 0 on exo playlist.

    • lolol

      That won’t be the case because there are people who do like the new exo abilities.

  • drjakeyoung

    Excellent! Now just confirm demolition and that will be all!

    • Baruck obuma

      yeah Demolition and zombies

  • Elektrobanq

    So DOPE. Excellent move, SHG. I look forward to playing both playlists.

  • Jordan

    Smart Move.

  • So, basically, people complain that COD never changes – and when it does – they complain more. So, Sledgehammer made a mode so people can continue to play the game they’ve been complaining about. Sounds legit.

  • jasonxbrookes

    Sledgehammer Games is doing awesome so far. My last wish for this game is 2 co-op types. A round based mode like Zombies, and a Spec-ops mission mode like MW2 and MW3. Having both would be epic, especially if the Spec-ops is Atlas-themed contracts relating to the campaign.

  • UpRiftCOD

    Yes this makes me so happy! Now I’m hyped.

  • Doc

    Give us a cooperative campaign. I’ll be set

    • A cooperative campaign set in the Universal Soldiers setting with voice acting from Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren would be just perfect.

  • Nothing bad but at least there’s a choice

  • I like this, but I’m worried. Parts of the COD community hate the TTK in Ghosts, myself included. So they came out with Heavy Duty. I thought that was fantastic, and I loved playing it. But even though so many people complained about TTK, NOBODY played the gamemode, which was the cure to their complaints. Then they got rid of it. I see history repeating itself in AW. A bunch of people moan about EXOs, and then won’t play the classic playlist. Then SH will get rid of it. I just don’t get WHY people complain about TTK if they didn’t utilize the fix IW provided. Don’t let this repeat in AW.

    • Spodermen

      If TTK was like in BO2, you’d never kill anybody with all the jumping and exo boosting

  • Chitownbrez

    But people will hate the whole thing and go back to Ghost, just like they do every year.

    • JaBoiKnoWs

      It’s called Ghosts … why does everyone screw that up …

    • thebulky1cometh

      Are we really now bitching about more options!?

  • Moe0lester

    I think it’s stupid.Sledgehammer wants to innovate, why do they have to pander to the needs of people living in the past?

    • Guest


  • NextGenNose

    You make me proud SH!


  • Baldmanz_RAGE

    This is not a good idea. You make a game a certain way you have to stick to it. The maps w/o exo suits will play just like Ghosts. Slow and boring!!! The problem with options is that the game is only playable when the lobbies are full so if the community prefers the game without exo suits then everyone will be stuck playing that way. Not a good decision Sledgehammer!!

  • Autocorrect


  • Matthew

    I fear that having traditional will disperse players too much among the playlists.

  • Baruck obuma

    At around the 0:40 mark they start talking about the conrtoler linked with the 3rd game mode going to be zombies and Glen said “We don’t really want to talk about this now but there will be a 3rd game mode” RAISE THE THEORIES!

  • Kill Denied

    At least one of my dreams came true.

  • RandomGuy69


  • Ash_Killem

    I really hope that the esports doesn’t adopt this playlist.

  • JaBoiKnoWs

    Great that they aren’t being ignorant like Vonderhaar with Treyarch.

  • Zach sniper

    I mean I feel this is good for the people who aren’t gonna buy this game because it “isn’t cod anymore” I am defiantly going to try the standard mode for this cod but I think more people will be playing this playlist. I just don’t want sledgehammer to be mad if the majority of the players choose not to play with the exo suits.

  • Suu

    “I bet those who were complaining about the EXO suits shit their pants.”

  • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

    Really impressed with all the different options they are giving everyone

  • Jason Woods

    Thank you!!

  • jooker-jr

    haters will still find a way to hate the game

    • LovekillerX

      True. People tend to hate Call of Duty because in the game’s cover it says “Call of Duty.” But if there would read something else, people would just be like “wow this is very interesting!” Let them hate this game if they want. It is just ironic how they play Nintendo games which is ALSO recycling. They deny it because who could admit that your favorite game is recycling. This “recycling” can be seen everywhere. Apple, Xbox, Nintendo etc.

      For me Advanced Warfare really changed game mechanics and also thought about fans who didn’t like exosuits with adding traditional playlist – which is good for me because I care about both.

      If you want to see hate, go to IGN. There you can see it a lot. Ironically they praise the games which is also recycling.

      Anyway November 3rd is coming and I am getting more excited by every second! 🙂 Can’t wait to get my hands on this game.

      Which version you will get if you are going to? 🙂

  • jooker-jr
  • Eaz Jmilly


  • SoulTaker

    The best of both worlds.

  • Now thats what im talking about, thank you for adding this as it will allow players to learn the game without boosting everywhere lol great idea 😀

  • Hasoony Muabber

    اخس علاء

  • I think this will turn out like the ‘Heavy Duty’ (or what ever it was called) in Ghosts. In theory a good idea, but the game, maps and guns aren’t designed around such. Also the lack of player awareness causes low numbers and bad connection which simply stops they playlist from working.

    • Epicsand

      It is likely that they designed the maps to work with soldiers with and without exo-suits if they are adding a playlist, and talking about it this far away from the games release date.

    • Cadence

      I agree. The maps in AW are larger to accommodate exo movement. Without that, you’re just going to have a repeat of Ghosts, with people sitting in corners waiting for enemies to walk by.

  • PrayersBro

    Terrible move. It’s now been made obvious that the majority of this fan base don’t want to play a game that requires any amount of skill, hence the crying about the exo suits.

    Here’s what’s going to happen: kids will realize they can’t just camp in the corner anymore and rack up easy kills. They’ll realize the game actually takes skill to be good at due to the new movement mechanics, and they’ll ditch the exo playlists altogether and stick to the traditional one. Resulting in all that innovation, creativeness, those mechanics, etc being completely USELESS since the playlist will be vacant due to actually having a skill curve.

    Guarantee the traditional playlist will be more flooded than the exo playlist. Which would be completely counterproductive to even making this game in the first place.

    “Herp derp I’m tired of COD being the same..” “Derp this game is too easy…” Finally they introduce a change of pace with new mechanics that widen the skill gap and it’s a problem. Lol… Just lol…COD community at its finest. Bad move SH since this will essentially split the population.

    Honestly if this game flops, this community better not ever cry about change again since as we can all see, we don’t want it since we’re tards who would prefer to get bent over the bed by paying 60 bucks for DLC every year. *facepalm*

    • thebulky1cometh

      Kinda tough to guarantee that the traditional playlist will have more players, don’t you think? And what is going to stop camping in the new playlists? Just because you can now boost jump/speed burst doesn’t mean there won’t still be some clown still sitting in a corner the whole time.

  • SLingshot

    thank god… that halo shit looked so terrible in the MP reveal that i cancelled my pre-order and through my money on Mortal Kombat X….

    • SLingshot


  • Walter Iego


  • ridderradar

    What about a pick system where you can customise the stats of the guns? You can allocate points to the damage, range, fire rate, accuracy etc to customise the guns to your liking! With good balance and thought about how to allocate the points, every gun can be used.

    • fires

      The supply drop system is basically that, except you cant pick, you randomly get drops and hope you find a weapon variant that fits what you want. When i get the game, im just gonna run mobility + handling variants

  • Good to know!

  • this guy

    Honestly I.don’t think this is a good idea as I imagine quite a large amount of people will play this ahead of the regular playlist, it would even be possible that the majority of people would play this and it would then end up as regular cod not the fun, fast paced game that I’m so excited to try out

    • thebulky1cometh

      Yes but dont forget- maps can make up for a lack of exo skeleton. We’ve seen fast paced gameplay from past CODs without the exo.



    THANK YOU and sorry for the all caps

  • J Sama

    In all honesty, this is GREAT news. This playlist will basically be BO2 with better hit detection and all of the new weapons and things the AW brings. As a fan of BO2(my favorite COD by far), I am extremely happy with this. I will still play both modes. I have high hopes for this game. MW3, Ghosts, and BO1(to an extent) has soured me towards COD. I don’t get happy for trailers and hype anymore, but I’m liking what I see so far from AW


    holy shit i made fun of a kid who wanted a classic/throwback game mode type similar to this and now I look like a huge jackass LOL

  • DopeAap

    I laughed so hard when Glenn said ”Salam alaicom”

  • Diego Diniz

    You guys liking the Maps till now???

  • GodLikeLeftNut

    its little things like this is why im starting to like sledge hammer. its shows they care about every one and not just there wallet.

  • TK-421

    I want a Veterans Playlist – No shotties or sniper rifles ( no mines either)

  • Bob Loblaw

    One playlist isn’t going to make the game more relevant two months after release when the online population is a Ghost town…

  • Dude, this is seriously dumb. Like, don’t get me wrong, props to Sledgehammer to listening and giving the community everything they want beyond any other studio that’s made COD so far, but come on! I don’t think they should cater to the haters that can’t deal with change. The game is going to seem horrible without the exo-abilities. The maps, flow, guns, and gamemodes are designed for the amazing new innovated suits. Just ignore the haters. Think about it, there is always someone in a playist or gamemode, so I’d rather have most people playing the game it’s meant to be. I really appreciate them talking and listening to the community, (great job btw), but the haters are going to hate the game without the exo-abilites because it’ll feel like a broken game. I truly believe that Sledgehammer should stand behind what they believe in, and give haters the. “Hey, if you don’t like it, no one is forcing you to play it. There must be games you enjoy.” Anyone else agree or disagree?

    • Saint123q

      I agree with you. But, they want to make the older players happy too. I am happy they are doing this, I want to have an option where I can play it classically because you know these kids are going to ruin the Exo experience for people.

      • I can understand that. Just that, the game won’t be fully experienced, feel broken, and people will be playing there instead of the lobbies I will be playing in. The game without the exo-abilities is my only concern. However if people can look past these and play the playlist, then kuddos to them. Just as long as there are like 350,000 people playing the normal game with me.

        • AfraidN0T

          I don’t really see the problem with having a separate playlist for people who don’t want to deal with invisibility and people Super Mario jumping all over the map. Seems like a great idea to me. I think if Ghosts wasn’t as bad as it was, I would kind of agree with you in that change needs to happen, but I know exo suits will do my head in (& probably most of the community) after a week and I can’t go back and play BO2 for a 3rd successive year.

  • George

    I’m sure this is good news overall, but I foresee everyone playing this and leaving the new Exo-using modes neglected.

  • No SnD? fawk

  • NeonPhyzics

    this is a mistake – if you are going to change the game. Go ahead and change the game – don’t waiver based on the crying racis…err kids….err COD community

  • GodzOfTheArenaTV

    This is cool to know. Although I will mostly be playing the Mode with the Exo suit, but its good to know you can play the classic format, which I will play as well.

  • NuttyTheSquirrel

    I now remembered. Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t the maps made for the suits and double jumping? Seems like playing without them would change gameplay flow a lot.

  • Andrew Tronca

    Yes thank god, I was hoping they would have a separate playlist for that so that all the Exo Abilities won’t be in there all the time, but I don’t have a problem with them

  • Ryan

    This is for the real COD players, you want the jumps and shit go play titanfall

    • Shad

      What the hell is a “real COD player”

    • Devin Wolfe

      LUL get out of here kid.

  • IceKoldKilla

    Man! Can Slegdehammer Games be better than Treyarch? People seem excited for this year’s CoD and it sure does look cool. They are adding stuff that usually disappears from one CoD to another for some reason or gets added waaaay later. Seems to me they are polishing lots of details. And they seem to be fixing things fans want fixed/changed. So far Treyarch has done a decent job listening to fans and tweaking a lot during their games’ cycles. Seems SHG will be doing the same or at least I have a feeling they will. To be fair, it’s the first CoD to have a 3 year cycle to be developed. Still, usually the first month needs patching but we’ll see. Getting excited! Too bad I can’t afford it on launch. As soon as I get the money, I’m getting the Atlas Pro Edition.

  • Black

    I hope the traditional playlist doesn’t have “exclusive” supply drops, it would be like forcing me to play hardcore. I don’t mind single player supply drops though.

  • fredwntr

    id be willing to bet that most people after a while dont play the game modes with the exo suit

  • SomeGuy

    I like that they implemented this. Not everyone will want to play with exo abilities all the time, or maybe at all. So it’s cool that you can just switch playlists and not use them if you don’t want to.

  • Jay Talley

    They just removed these playlists this weekend and a lot of people are not happy about it. Let them know that you want it back. Join our Facebook page and let your voice be heard.