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Opinion: How Exoskeleton could work in Advanced Warfare Multiplayer

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Editor’s Note: This is just an opinion piece on what we think are the possibilities of Advanced Warfare Multiplayer. No official MP details have been announced yet, other than the fact that we’ll be seeing exoskeleton in some form in Multiplayer. 

With Sledgehammer Games bringing Call of Duty to a new era with Advanced Warfare, we wanted to investigate the possibilities of how Exoskeleton can be used inside of the multiplayer aspect of the game. Sledgehammer has stated that Advanced Warfare MP will have the Exo-Suits, which will foster in changes to the core mechanics. Other than that, they haven’t said anything official on how it will work.

The Exoskeleton will provide new abilities to players that we’ve never seen before. In the campaign mode, Exoskeleton delivers the abilities for boost-jump, dodge-jump, cloaking abilities, and more. How could this all translate to multiplayer?

Boost-Jumps:

Boost-jumps is definetly a new thing for Call of Duty fans. Within Call of Duty titles, verticality hasn’t really been a major factor, as jumping has been more “realisitic” to modern-era times; nothing as crazy as Titanfall, or as Halo up until now. But in Advanced Warfare, the Exoskeleton will allow players to boost jump, jumping up to new heights and places like never before. So, what could this do for MP?

It could bring more verticality to maps and even allow players to reach new places in maps. Currently, in Call of Duty, we’re limited to how high up we can reach, dependent upon the accessibility of features like stairs/ladders. With boost-jumps, we could get from roof top to roof top a lot quicker. We could even get to higher places faster, without having to find stairs/etc.

It’s also a possibility that we could see no more falling damage in Advanced Warfare. That would be big for Call of Duty. When we’re in game, and our screen is all red, we know anything we do may get us killed. The worst is when you fall out and die due to fall damage. Having no falling damage would be a great addition. This could also mean we can jump from place to place, without the fear of dying upon accidentally falling short of a jump.

When we say verticality, we don’t want maps like Battlefield at all. Those are way to high up roof tops, and we don’t see the boost jump taking us up that high in Call of Duty.

Dodge-Jump:

Another interesting ability players will get is the new dodge jump; this is demonstrated in the “Induction” campaign mission, where the player jumps out of the way from fire to get a new angle on the enemy. In MP, this could change the strategies and way we play. If you’re stuck in a situation where there’s to many players and cover is the just to one side of you, you could be able to get their quicker, and get right back into the battle.

Cloaking Abilities: 

Advanced Warfare’s Exo-Suit allows for Cloaking abilities, where you go completely invisible from view for a short period of time. Now, it’s not confirmed at all if this is coming to MP, but what are the possibilities and results if it does end up in MP?

For one, we see it maybe implemented as an ability you can get from a streak reward (note: it’s not announced or discussed yet how killstreaks, etc will work). If it’s a reward, then it can be balanced and effective for players. Balance wise, this feature, shown in campaign mode at a behind doors demo at E3 in BioLab mission, would only work for a certain period of time. After a while, it needed to be charged up again before reactivating. Cloaking would allow you to sneak by in objective game modes or get to cover without being seen.

Overdrive: 

There’s also a feature, discussed by Sledgehammer in this video, called ‘Overdrive.’ This feature makes you go faster, which makes you feel like the world around you is going slower. Here’s another situation where we see players getting this via a reward; sort of like a KEM strike, it would alter the world that would result in enemy players are slowed down, and the player who earned the streak gets to use the mode to move faster.

Strength: 

Exo-Suits also provide for more player strength and player driven control. As demonstrated in the Induction mission, players have more strength to the point that they can rip off a car door and use it as cover till it get’s damaged. In MP, this could basically become a riot shield for anyone who wants to use it; we would no longer have to equip a separate riot shield, instead just rip off a certain object and have one ready at cover at any point in a map.

Let us know what you think about Exo-Suits in MP and give us feedback on what else you would like us to go in depth on in the comment section below! 

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Call of Duty players want a Battlefield Portal inspired mode in the future

After FPS fans were blown away by Battlefield Portal’s reveal, Call of Duty fans want to see a similar mode in the future.

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Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode was finally announced at EA Play: Battlefield Portal. This is a hub for content from previous Battlefield games, and Call of Duty players want to see a similar mode in the future.

Like Battlefield, Call of Duty has depicted various theatres of war over the years, both real and fictional. Although Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, as a throwback for long-time fans of the franchise, they’ve included Battlefield Portal.

This brings weapons, maps, vehicles, and more from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 into one, ultimate sandbox experience. Impressed with the new mode, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a similar experience.

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Call of Duty fans have been desperate for remasters of their favorite games from the franchise, with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer being the most prominent. Black Ops Cold War is chock-full of maps from Black Ops 2, but players still want to see more content from the games they grew up with.

Battlefield 2042 found the solution to this with their new Portal mode. With access to a ton of content from previous Battlefield games, players can create almost any custom game mode they can dream up.

“And that’s how you incorporate remastered content into your game,” said renowned industry insider Tom Henderson after seeing the reveal. He followed this by theorizing that Call of Duty will create something similar in the “next 5 years.”

His theory was met with resounding excitement, with many Call of Duty players wanting to see their favorite multiplayer and Zombies experiences return in the same way.

Battlefield Portal “truly could be the next BIG THING for creators,” said popular YouTuber Chaosxsilencer. “Imagine a Call of Duty Portal with BO2, BO3, WaW, MW2, MW3 assets all usable and customizable.”

“The custom game options available with #BATTLEFIELD2042 and the Battlefield Portal are amazing. So many options and ways to be creative and have fun,” said Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone. “@RavenSoftware we need things like this in Warzone, especially with Battlefield announcing this today.”

With how extensive of a backlog Call of Duty has, it’s very likely that Activision will take inspiration from Battlefield’s exciting new mode – and the demand for it is certainly there.

If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, you can check out how to get access to the Open Beta in September.

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Zombies World Record beaten after nearly 300 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

It took one Twitch streamer nearly 300 hours of gameplay to beat the World Record for Black Ops 3’s Nacht Der Untoten Zombies.

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One player has done the unthinkable and beaten the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nacht Der Untoten Zombies World Record by reaching round 255.

Zombies has a storied history dating all the way back to 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War came bundled with a bonus mini-game called ‘Nacht der Untoten.’ The legendary Nazi Zombies mode would go on to reach ridiculous levels of popularity to the point that Treyarch had to make extra Zombies maps.

Since then, virtually every single CoD title has included new versions and variations of the Zombies formula. Black Ops Cold War is currently enjoying the launch of Mauer Der Toten, the freshest Zombies experience.

However, one Twitch streamer has overlooked modern Zombies in favor of a previous game – Black Ops 3. After 20 days of playing the same game of Nacht Der Untoten on and off, a new World Record was set.

The feat was accomplished by CoD Zombies Twitch streamer TomPhantasy as he smashed the previous record by a staggering 40 rounds to reach Round 255.

Beginning his run on July 2, he spent the next 20 days clocking up nearly 300 hours of game time to obliterate the previous Nacht Der Untoten record.

Remarkably, he was only downed twice, and they both came once he’d surpassed the record figure anyway.

The final seconds of the footage are of the streamer clearing up the last few dregs of Zombies until the round icon in the bottom-left changes to 255.

This absolutely smashes the previous record of 216 rounds set by user Chihiro-516, and may never be beaten.

Dexerto was even able to secure an exclusive word with the streamer to get more reaction to his feat: “The Zombies community has been supporting me for months when I have been attempting this record through the highs and lows,” he said.

He continued: “I knew I had to keep going, because after 24.8 days the game freezes, This meant I had to play 13+ hours per day for those 25 days.”

Massive congratulations need to go to the player who was able to gut his way through an arduous three weeks of Zombies. With Mauer Der Toten very much the new Zombies craze, we wonder if he will one day attempt to set the record for it.

Also, for some more incredible accomplishments, check out the Cold War player who reached 10th Prestige without killing a single player.

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How much are COD Points? How to buy, price, how to spend & more

COD Points are the currency of Call of Duty. Here’s a guide on their price, how you can buy them, where to spend them, and what you can buy.

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COD Points have become an integral part of Call of Duty games as they can buy some great cosmetics and other items to show off. So here’s a quick guide to tell you how much points cost, how you can buy them, where you can spend them, and what you can get.

The gaming landscape has changed over the years with the incorporation of microtransactions and live-gaming services. Many games offer extra content – with cosmetics being a big proponent of this. With Cold War and Warzone offering special Rambo and John McClane skins and bringing back legendary Operators like Soap and Captain Price, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend COD Points.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game and requires COD Points to do so.

So with our detailed guide today, we’re going to run through the basics of COD Points to help you understand them, tell you what they do, and more.

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What is the price of COD Points?

There are different amounts and bundles you can opt for when buying COD Points that are tailored to different needs.

Some players just need to top up their account with a few hundred points to get the latest bundle. Whereas some need a big restock with the intention of spending many points. The more points you want, the bigger the discounts grow.

Here are the different prices for the various COD Points bundles:

  • 200 COD Points for $1.99 or £1.79
  • 500 COD Points for $4.99 or £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99 or £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99 or £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99 or £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99 or £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99 or £84.99

How do I buy COD Points?

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You can be very flexible with how you buy COD Points as there are a few different ways to do so. To make sure you’re buying them for the right platform, just double-check with our guide on transferring COD Points across platforms.

These are the various ways you can procure COD Points.

Official website

This method is only for PC players.

A quick visit to the Battle.net shop will take you to the aforementioned COD Points bundles, and you can take your pick.

PlayStation Store

This method is only for PlayStation players.

Head to the PlayStation Store either on your PS4, PS5, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or PSN credit.

Xbox Microsoft Store

This method is only for Xbox players.

Head to the Microsoft Store either on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or Xbox Gift cards.

Retailers

Online or select physical retailers will have copious amounts of COD Points vouchers and gift cards for you to purchase. There will be no difference between official sales and retails sales as they will all sell the same bundles.

Where do I spend my COD Points?

Now that you have a nice bundle of COD Points, where do you actually go to spend them? Well, the answer is rather simple: head to the in-game store for the game you’re playing, browse, and buy.

What can I buy with COD Points?

Call of Duty’s currency is used to primarily buy two things: the Battle Pass for the current season and Bundles containing a variety of items.

Battle Pass

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A Battle Pass is a paid Tier system that allows regular players to earn dozens of extra rewards and cosmetics for essentially playing the game.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are currently in Season Two of their respective lifecycles at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

It features 100 Tiers for players to smash their way through the course of Season 2, and if players are committed enough, they can actually earn enough COD Points, through leveling up the pass, to get the next one for free.

You can buy the Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:

Bundles

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The other main content you can buy is a wide range of Bundles and Operator Bundles. These special bundles vary in price, and each comes with its own unique items.

The collectibles you can expect to find are Calling Cards, Emblems, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, and more.

Also, check out when Black Ops Cold War Season 5 and Warzone Season 5 are set to begin.

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