The new “AE4” directed energy assault rifle and it’s custom variant “AE4 Widowmaker” weapon is now available for Season Pass owners on Xbox One and Xbox 360. This new weapon will be available for non-Season Pass owners with Havoc DLC, which is expected to release in January on Xbox Live. Xbox 360 users, a new patch update went live earlier today that should’ve unlocked it. If you see it locked, then try a hard reset on the Xbox One by holding the power button for 10 seconds.

The AE4 combines a versatile firing mechanism with all-around movement speed and handling. In addition to the base weapon, the AE4 Widowmaker custom variant will also be included.

An exact date has not been announced yet for when Season Pass owners on PlayStation and PC can expect to receive this new weapon. We’ll update as we get more information on that.

  • TheGamerBeast

    the weapon looks great i saw Gameplays, but sadly i have to wait a full month because i’m not an XBOX player -__-

    • Jjhawks12

      You have to wait till February hahahahahahah!!!! It comes out in January for non season pass people on Xbox then a month later for PS4.

      • drjakeyoung

        Wish the mods would delete bullshit troll posts like this, seeing as they do it whenever anyone rages about ps4 not getting it first.

      • Jay

        It’s trash anyways lol goliath > all

      • dan9977

        January for ps4 season pass owners. It was the same for the Ripper in Ghosts.

        • Jjhawks12

          Actually no it doesn’t because the DLC comes out in January for 360. Then a month later it will come out for Playstation.

  • jordanxbrookes

    My Review: The AE4 is bad, it overheats in 2 seconds, has a slowish fire rate and the damage is low-moderate.

    How I would make it better: Increase the damage or slightly increase the fire rate and increase the time it takes to overheat.

    • ccrows

      Yeah it sucks without the heatsink.

      Range isn’t the greatest either, but at least it doesn’t run out of bullets, and is kinda fun to use…

    • TheGamerBeast

      do u think the weapon will have different variety, like can u find this weapon in supply drops? like maybe there’s an elite version of this weapon ?

      • jordanxbrookes

        Doubt it.

    • TuKo

      really? I only picked it up and it was a 3 bullet kill at all ranges on retreat :/

    • Will_Wheatley

      “damage is low-moderate”
      You really have no idea what you are talking about. The AE4 has a 34-30 damage profile, making it the strongest long-range assault rifle in the game. That low-end damage of 30 means it kills in 4 shots at infinite range! Other assault rifles such as the Bal and HBR have a low-end damage of 24, making them a 5 shot kill at long range.

      Use real data when discussing weapon balance.

  • James Smith

    Done 4 hard resets and have the season pass and still says it is locked, same generic response from Activision support saying wait till the end of the day 🙁

    • Batman

      Im having the same issue

  • Diego Diniz

    Here we go again:
    WHAT ABOUT PS4 ???

    • TheGamerBeast

      u have to wait a month -__- as always nothing new

      • asff

        PS4 at has better titles and got destiny items a year before xbox so it’s not like Sony don’t get stuff too lol

    • Bigi345

      What about it? (Coming from a PS4 user)

    • Jjhawks12

      Comes out in February for PS4. Hahahaha!!!

  • Batman

    It doesnt unlock on my x1 🙁

  • Batman

    Fuckin sHG, I have the pass and it still locked, and nothing works

    • ccrows

      You probably tried this already, but I was having the same issue on the XB1.

      Went into the store, to make sure the season pass was (showing up) as purchased.

      Then I went to the dashboard, logged out of my account, then with AW highlighted on my dashboard, I hit start->quit, then logged back into my account, and then loaded AW back up.

      After I loaded up, it showed up at the top “new items” and the AE4/widowmaker were there.

      ^ Like I said you probably did that already, but those were the exact steps that I did and then it finally worked.

      Hopefully that trick works for either you, or somebody else here… 🙂

      • Batman

        Thanks, but I’ve tried everything already 🙁

        • Marshmalloh

          Ccrows did you download AW off of the Xbox store?

      • Batman

        My season pass doesnt even show as “purchased”

        • ccrows


          Your season pass doesn’t even show purchased?

          That’s messed up. Hopefully that gets fixed for you soon… 🙁

          • Batman

            Thanks man! Have fun! I think they will patch it soon 🙂

  • Diego Diniz

    Whats the difference between AE4 and WIndowmaker???

    • jordanxbrookes

      The AE4 is the base weapon, the AE4 Widowmaker is a variant of the AE4. The AE4 Widowmaker has a +1 for Accuracy and a -1 for Fire Rate.

    • ccrows

      Ummm not much TBH.

      The Widowmaker, is +1 Accuracy, and -1 Fire rate from the AE4.

      The AE4 shoots red lasers, and the other shoots blue…

  • Diego Diniz

    I really hope SHG bring us GOOD MAPS on DLCs. I saw how good maps can CHANGE the game completly! Ghosts Standard Maps SUCKS and DLC maps were Great! Favela(MW2 remake), Mutiny, Departed, Dinasty, Showtime(COD4 remake) are very good maps!

    • ccrows

      100% agree about the maps, just hope there IS NOT any celebrity character BS stuff like Ghosts.

      ^ That honestly bothered me more about Ghosts than anything else… 🙁

      • Diego Diniz

        “Captain Price Camo FTW!” ahahahahha
        and Snoop Dog voice pack…

        • ccrows

          “That” IMO wasn’t too bad, it was f***ing Michael Myers, Pred, Ghost Pirates, and the Snowstorm monster stuff that really bothered me TBH… 🙁

          • Diego Diniz

            ahahaha yeah…these things kinda make me say “WTF” when I saw for the first time…I miss Ghosts! Seriously!

      • Batman

        Celegrity stuff was fine 4 ghosts, I dont want that Bs in AW, but I want it in ghosts 2

    • Rorke File

      the game it self has some good standard maps, but hope there comes a small map. Like i heard about Rust

      • Diego Diniz

        Prepare your Tac-19…BOOM BOOM POW!

      • A

        Rust was an IW map, I highly doubt it will be in this game.

        • jordanxbrookes

          So was Pipeline, but now we have Atlas Gorge. Did you realize that?

          • asfef

            I don’t agree with bringing back old maps for this game, the game play wouldn’t suit them. Atlas gorge is terrible to play on.

          • jordanxbrookes

            For me Atlas Gorge works well on some parts of the map, but it’ll be hard to bring back maps where the exos weren’t built around them.

          • Favela would be the best IW map for AW.

      • Michael

        I hope Rust returning is true. I saw a YouTube video on Biblical Reapers channel talking about the possibility of Rust coming back. Looks like we’ll be settling buisness back on Rust again huh? 😀

      • Cat hunter

        what game was that from again? mw2 right?

        • Michael



      Same for me, it’s been 2 days and i have season pass. Tried disconnecting, deleting season pass and installing it again…nothing! They are not replying on twitter or anything…it’s a fucking bag of dog shit that’s what this is!

  • jordanxbrookes

    Here are some screenshots of the AE4 in first-person 🙂

    • GinsuVictim

      Those irons aren’t too bad. Thanks for the pics.

      • jordanxbrookes

        It’s the weapon performance that’s bad :/

        • GinsuVictim

          I don’t have the season pass anyway, but poor weapon performance is par for the course in this game.

    • Batman

      Looks exactly like Destiny’s AR.
      This is the only gun that I think Shg really went too far on the future

      • jordanxbrookes

        I said pretty much the same thing on Twitter, it’s like an Auto Rifle from Destiny.

        • A

          you do realise there is laser guns already in AW with the EM1 and EPM3?

          • jordanxbrookes

            Yes, I mean, I’ve only been playing AW since Day Zero, of course I’m aware of them -_-

          • Batman

            But those feel real, if you tell me that it exists I would believe! But this one is wayyyy too sci fy

    • Juses

      Btw I think people are using your screenshots on Twitter (or your emblem is quite popular)

      • jordanxbrookes

        They are, but as long as my emblem is on it, I really don’t need to worry 🙂

    • Jay Gautreau

      okay so I woke up thinking that I could hope on and play AW with my new weapon but low and behold there is still a lock on the weapon, when I go to the store and click on the season pass I get this.

      can someone please help me with this <3

      • Marshmalloh

        Same this is pissing me off

      • Josue

        im having the same problem

      • NI6HTxWOLF

        i heard to restart the system and then a update will download

      • NeonPhyzics

        5 days later and I still don’t have it !

      • justin

        i am also having this problem. 🙁 i wanna use it.

      • The boss

        So how do I get the gun

    • ScOott

      It’s a shame these kind of weapons r so weak, u would of thought the big beam coming out of them giving away your position was enough of a draw back but to make them weak as well.. They shouldn’t be op but at least on par with the rest of the ar

      • ZYRAXZEC

        Dude I bet I could beat you with any laser weapon and with my eyes closed -_- (if you can’t kill with a laser gun does not mean that the gun is weak or crap.) Noob.

        • ScOott

          Cool story bro tell it again… I imagine ur one of them people on benefits with nothing better to do so u got plenty of time to tell it again

      • Stop the False advertising

        at least you got the gun

    • Dylan

      It runs out of ammo to quick

    • Stop the false advertising

      I payed 15 fricken dollars expecting to get the gun and everything works with Havoc, BUT THE AE4 DOESN’T EVEN SEEM TO EXIST, no unlock no gun no nothing strong hmmer please solve this F***ING PROBLEM

  • Th3WatchR

    still not unlocked for me and i have season pass.

  • Rorke File

    Are they strong or ??

    • jordanxbrookes


  • Devin Wolfe

    It feels underpowered.

  • DaMadOne

    Just what AW needed, another laser beam gun that kills instantly

  • sTb

    Very underpowered and overheats really fast. Even with heat sink attached.

  • When is this coming out for the PS3 I am a season pass owner?

  • Tep Kok

    My season pass is broken and doesn’t even show as being purchased even though I have it installed and also have Atlas Gorge which works fine.


  • Marshmalloh

    I have tried everything to get the weapon on the Xbox one and I have the season pass but it won’t unlock for me this is REALLY FRUSTRATING ME SHG! ?

  • Favorite Ape

    ATVI is telling players it will be unlocked tomorrow.

  • Ak74u

    Within this update to the EA4 they’ve fixed a few popular glitches! I don’t know what it is but my connection has gotten better and it seems like I’ve been playing with a mix of good and bad players my k/d is exactly a 1.00 and I get with good and bad players recently so my is is going up more I have a feeling that SBMM is gone but I’m not shure it’s just kind of feels like it

  • Kelly McWhorter

    I’ve done the reset, Hard reboot, uninstalled and reinstalled season pass.. Guns still locked. Any suggestions??

  • moonwalker925

    I have AW on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. My season pass was from the Atlas Pro from the 360 . The guns were unlocked there. My season pass ( free copy) on the Xbox One is not unlocked. Tried hard reboot, uninstall and reinstall, no joy. Any one else with this scenario have the same result ?

  • Illbiteyou01

    I got xbox 360 cod awf and the season pass and still can’t get this weapon why?


    My AE4 Laser weapon is STILL Locked!! SH……. Whats going on MAN??? L0L

  • Dylan

    I bought the season pass and got the new weapons on xbox one but why cant i get it on 360 cause i have the game but it doesnt transfer lik cod ghosts did

  • This gun is way to under powered and overheats way to fast. Why release a season pass gun this weak?

  • Mr.Codplayer101

    This is dumb. I got it Advanced warfare on Pc with season pass and now its only for Xbox. Why only xbox. If theyr gonna put something out there they might as well do it right and finish their job. Do they know they made Advanced Warfare and its season pass for other systems. NOT ONLY XBOX. I know Im gonna get it aventually with an update but really?! We paid the same. They shouldv put it on all systems not just XBOX!!!!

  • Ryan Deadpooln

    It’s still not unlocked for me. ugh

  • Jordan Johnston

    does anyone know when its out on


    not unlocked

  • nutshell

    i know this is for xbox but today it came out for ps3 and it says locked download click download takes me to store and says not anything available to download cos i got season pass

  • robbe

    i cant dowload it

  • don

    Once i cleared cache it let me equip the ae4

  • poopy

    my gf got the ae4 , she doesn’t even have the game she plays on my system, so yeah she got it I didn’t ;S