They call it a utopia, but disaster is about to strike. This week, we’re exploring Climate, a lush biodome promising intense Hardpoint matches. Climate is a new multiplayer map from the Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC pack, available now on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation®Network, and PC.

 

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Use Every Avenue

 

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All possible Hardpoint locations on Climate.

 

While Climate isn’t a very large map, it has a lot of open space. When attacking the Hardpoint, analyze every available route. If you’re only pushing from one angle, the defenders are going to have an advantage over you. Instead, disorient them by watching your teammates’ movement on the mini-map and utilizing a different attack route. With so many platforms available, consider attacking from a height advantage as well.

 

Be Versatile With the OHM

 

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The OHM, Ascendance’s two-in-one directed energy weapon, works particularly well on this map, especially on Hardpoint. The LMG provides a powerful long-range option when attacking players in the open, while the shotgun shines in defensive situations. As you learn the map, you’ll get a better idea of when to switch between the two firing modes for greater effect.

 

Avoid the Water

 

Initially, stepping foot in the biodome’s waterways simply slows your movement, a strong enough disadvantage on its own. Halfway through the match, the water filtration system corrupts, spilling dangerous chemicals into the streams. From this point, the tainted water not only slows but also damages and disorients players. It’s in your best interest to avoid contact at all costs. Take advantage of Climate’s platforming potential to stay safe and take out stragglers below.

 

To Grapple or Not

 

Climate’s environment plays very different between the Exo Grapple playlist and the regular playlist option. Using a grapple, players can navigate the map very quickly, and more easily avoid the water. Because of this, however, it’s also easier for enemy players to get around you when they’re rushing a Hardpoint. Without the grapple, you need to be more conscious of your movement; if you don’t have a plan, you’re likely to get caught out in the open.

 

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Now that we know what they’re capable of, every military group out there is eager to get their hands on the exoskeleton. The latest supplier? A black market operation right in the middle of the city. This week, we’re looking at Chop Shop, a new Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare multiplayer map in the Ascendance DLC pack, available now on Xbox LIVE and coming to PlayStation®Network and PC on April 30th. Now let’s get to it.

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Avoid Tunnel Vision

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Splitting the map directly in half, Chop Shop’s center area sees a lot of action, and you can expect there to be plenty of tag trading from players crossing back and forth. As you can see above, however, there’s ample room on both sides, with each wing mirroring the other’s layout. When the center gets hot, stick to the side and cut off enemies en route to the middle. Grab their tag and reposition to avoid retaliation.

 

Stop Them in Their Tracks

 

Call in an Orbital Care Package on Chop Shop for a chance to earn the map-based Advanced Repulsion Turret scorestreak. This placeable sentry continuously stuns and damages enemy players entering its energy field, making it a perfect means to cover your back or lock down an entryway. With multiple routes in every location, however, it’s best to keep an eye on the turret and take out enemies attempting to dislodge it from another angle.

 

Get Hooked

 

The pace really picks up when playing Kill Confirmed in the new Exo Grapple Playlist. Blindly rush after tags and you’re likely to get taken out by powerful close-quarters attacks. Instead, plan your escape ahead of time, utilizing your grapple to get out fast after nabbing tags.

 

If you get caught face-to-face, launch your grapple to land an instant kill. It takes some practice, but can be lethal in the right situation. Lastly, once you’ve really got a hang of the grapple movement, equip the Overcharged perk for an additional hook shot before recharging.

 

Don’t Let Up

 

Whether you’re in the Exo Grapple Playlist or not, constant mobility is vital. The more engagements you’re in, the more opportunities you’ll have to score points. Even without a direct skirmish, Chop Shop’s confined indoor locations are ripe for missed tags. Consider perks like Lightweight and Fast Hands, as well as the Quickdraw Grip and Stock attachments, to keep you light on your toes as you stock up on confirms and denials.

 

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Somehow, they made it out alive, but Oz, Kahn, Lilith, and Decker are far from a safe return. The zombies have escaped the Atlas research facility and are directing their attack at America’s most beloved franchise: Burger Town. This Exo Zombies episode in the Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC Pack introduces new zombies, new traps, a new weapon, and much more. Here are some tips to get you started:

 

Study the Map

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Just like in Part One, Exo Zombies Part Two provides a mini-map including essential details about the environment. Take some time to internalize the location of each Exo Ability and key items like the 3D Printer, weapon upgrade station, and decontamination zone. The more you know about the environment, the better prepared you’ll be to execute an upgrade strategy.

 

One Too Many

 

There’s nothing like a good Burger Town milkshake and cheeseburger, and the new Goliath Zombie will do everything in its power to keep you away from his favorite meal. Form up and focus fire the armored brute, and do whatever you can to keep out of his massive hammer’s attack range. He doesn’t go down easy, so you’ll need all the power you can get.

 

Expanding Arsenal

 

In addition to Infection’s powerful new Magnetron weapon, the CEL-3 Cauterizer from Outbreak is also present in Part Two’s 3D Printer, giving you a better chance of picking up a heavy hitter. These two weapons pack a huge punch, especially at close range, making them ideal choices when navigating those tight corners below.

 

Train Your Zombies

 

When you’re not snaking through the sewers, Infection’s above ground environment offers ample breathing room, especially near Burger Town. Use the open space to your advantage by looping around and forcing the zombies into a group behind you. Boost ahead to create some space and then turn around and blast them. Once they close the distance, boost back and repeat. Just be on the lookout for stragglers trying to cut you off from the front and sides.

 

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There’s plenty more to the new Exo Zombies map, but discovering it for yourself is a huge part of the fun. Use these tips to get off to a strong start, then start exploring and experimenting. As always, keep up with the latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare news by following us on Facebook (Call of Duty and Sledgehammer Games), Instagram, and Twitter (@CallofDuty and @SHGames).

 

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Ascendance will release April 30th on Playstation Network and PC. For Playstation 4 users, pre-order now and receive a bonus Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare - Ascendance Theme.

 

Prepare for Ascendance, the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare. Ascendance features part two of the Exo Zombies co-op experience: Infection, four unique Multiplayer maps, the OHM bonus weapon and weapon variant, as well as the new Exo Grapple Playlist.

 

Exo Zombies Infection:

The Exo Zombies story continues with Exo Zombies Infection. John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal return as four Atlas employees fighting to survive a deadly zombie outbreak. After being overrun at the Atlas research facility, the four heroes must hold their ground at a nearby Burgertown franchise.

 

Exo Zombies Infection introduces an expanded map for players to discover. New weapons and traps are at your disposal, and you'll certainly need them against dangerous new enemies like the Goliath and Acid Dripper. Also included is the Civilian Extraction Mode, where you will need to help fellow survivors escape the growing horde.

 

Multiplayer:

Perplex- Get vertical in Sydney as you fight to dominate this five-story modular apartment complex. Take the high ground or blast through the close quarters interior in this small to medium sized map. Adapt your strategy mid-match when construction drones shift apartment modules, creating new routes and cover positions.


Site 244- An alien spacecraft has crash landed, spilling its mysterious cargo under the shadow of Mount Rushmore. This medium to large three-lane map allows for any style of gameplay, focusing combat through the space ship’s fuselage and around the debris-littered landscape. Use the map-based scorestreak to crack open an alien spore and instantly enhance your perks and exoskeleton abilities.

 

Climate- Fight your way though a futuristic man-made utopia in this lush, climate-controlled biodome. In this small to medium sized circular map, land and water routes channel frenetic combat around the central island structure. Watch your step when the river water changes from an asset to a deadly bubbling obstacle.


Chop Shop- Think fast as you make your way through a black market exoskeleton industrial complex. Engage in fast-paced shootouts in this medium sized, symmetrical map. Activate the map-based scorestreak to take control of an Advanced Repulsion Turret, a deadly microwave EMP that can help you lock down key areas.

 

OHM and OHM Werewolf Weapons- The OHM is a versatile directed energy hybrid weapon. Engage enemies at distance in LMG mode or concentrate your blasts at close range in Shotgun mode. In addition to the base weapon, you'll also get the OHM Werewolf custom variant, which features increased mobility at the cost of accuracy.

 

Exo Grapple Playlist- The unique grappling ability found in the Campaign mode is now available for use in all of the Ascendance Multiplayer maps through the Exo Grapple Playlist. Activate your Exo Grapple ability for a faster way to reach strategic vantage points or as a brutal secondary weapon to take down the competition.

 

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It’s ski season, soldiers! Grab your sunglasses and suit up in that snow-white KVA Recon set, because we’re heading to the slopes. This week, we’re looking at Drift, the fourth and final multiplayer map of the Havoc DLC pack, available now on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation®Network, and PC.

 

If you’ve just picked up Havoc, be sure to check out our previous articles on Urban, Core, Sideshow, and the first of the Exo Zombies saga: Outbreak.

 

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The Widowmaker Reigns

 

With improved accuracy and a slower fire rate compared to the base AE4 model, the Widowmaker is perfectly suited to Drift’s plentiful open, mid-range environments. Keep a cool trigger finger, only firing when you’re on target to avoid overheating into a forced reload.

 

In Domination and Hardpoint, get to a vantage point above the objective and pick off enemies while your teammates hold the point. If you get cornered, don’t be afraid to drop into hip fire, a prerequisite to unlocking the weapon’s powerful Heat Sink attachment.

 

Cold-Blooded Carousel

 

The spinning Carousel at the center of Drift offers more than just the promise of fun and games. If you’re feeling adventurous, equip a loadout with the Cold-Blooded perk and hop up for a ride. Get down between the seats and go to town. Riding at the center of the plaza, you’re not exactly inconspicuous, but with the right timing it’s worth it for the novelty alone. Too cautious? Set up a Remote Turret instead and take out enemies from afar as they try to dislodge it.

 

Avalanche!

 

Halfway through the match, an avalanche smashes into the left side of the map. Wailing sirens warn of the event, so get out if you’re in the area. Once collapsed, the environment completely changes, so be aware of new sight lines as well as opportunities and threats in the aftermath. There’s not as much cover, so you’ll likely run into more head-to-head skirmishes.

 

A Warm Welcome

 

If freezing in an avalanche isn’t your thing, stay in and keep warm. Equip a fast-firing SMG and attack enemies up close as they pass through the buildings. Watch the entryways for movement and boost back if trouble heads your way. Equip the UAV with the Extra Assist Points (450 points) module and the Aerial Assault Drone with the AI Control and Machine Gun modules (850 points). Surveillance and a deadly fire-and-forget scorestreak keep you focused on what’s in front of you.

 

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Starting today, there will be two new ways to add to your armory collection.

 

Gain Early Access To The OHM Bonus Weapon

 

We're excited to share that Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare's second DLC pack, Ascendance, will include the versatile OHM directed energy hybrid weapon. The OHM allows players to engage the enemy on their own terms, whether unleashing a barrage of fire in LMG mode or with concentrated blasts in Shotgun mode. But you don't have to take our word for it -- Xbox Season Pass owners can gain immediate access to the OHM, now! In addition to the base weapon, Xbox Season Pass owners will also get the OHM Werewolf custom variant.

 

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Advanced Supply Drops

 

Since the launch of Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and the immense personalization of operator gear and weapon variants, players have been asking for more opportunities to secure additional supply drops. Coming soon, Advanced Supply Drops will be available from the in game store, to give you the chance for more Weapon Loot and Character Gear to customize your operator, as well as Reinforcements (Advanced Supply Drops will not include Rapid Supply or Orbital Care Package Reinforcements). Advanced Supply Drops are optional and do not affect the balance of gameplay.

 

Here is what you will find in each Advanced Supply Drop:

- Three items.

- At least one weapon variant.

- At least one Professional rarity item or better.

- All items come with their own Armory slot; all items can be redeemed for XP.

 

[UPDATE as of 3.18.15]

Advanced Supply Drops are now available on Xbox 360.

 

[UPDATE as of 4.7.15]

Advanced Supply Drops are now available on Playstation 4.

 

In addition to acquiring items from the current rotation, you will also have the opportunity to get unique cosmetic gear items found only within Advanced Supply Drops. Be on the lookout for the Eco Custom Exo, items from the Arctic Gear set, and more!

 

Advanced Supply Drops are available individually and in bundles of 3, 5, 10, and 20, with bundles including up to eight bonus drops. Players will not receive duplicate items within the same bundle. To start with, there will be a limit to how many items an individual can purchase as we roll this out. In a few weeks, we will remove the limit on purchasing.

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Point and Shoot is your opportunity to showcase your best Havoc DLC clips to the entire world. To get started, here is how to record, upload, and submit your Playstation 4 clips:

 

1. After executing a highlight-worthy play, press the SHARE button and then the Square button to save the last 15 minutes of gameplay.

 

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2. Go to the Capture Gallery on your Playstation 4 and find your video. Press the SHARE button to begin the upload process.

 

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3. Select YouTube. You will need to link your YouTube account with your PSN account if you have not already done so.

 

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4. Trim your clip and give it suitable titles and descriptions. When you've finished, select Share to begin the upload. To track the upload progress, go to the Uploads section in the Notifications menu.

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5. When your upload is complete, go to YouTube.com and log into your account. Find your video, copy the URL, and go to callofduty.com/pointnshoot to submit your entry!

 

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Settle in and get online this weekend, because we’re turning on Double XP on all platforms. From 9AM PST on Friday, February 20th until 9AM PST on Monday, February 23rd, all players will receive twice the XP on their Multiplayer progress.

 

 

For Playstation and PC players, this weekend is the perfect warm-up for the Havoc DLC Pack, which arrives on Tuesday, February 26th. Dive into an all-new Exo Zombies co-op experience, command the versatile AE4 directed energy assault rifle and AE4 Widowmaker custom variant, as well as explore four new Multiplayer maps.

 

 

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B-O5TEJIEAAymiP.jpgIt's time to put your exoskeleton abilities to the test on the PC. Beginning now and running until Sunday, February 22nd 1pm PST, Steam users can try Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer for free! Customize your loadout, choose from a diverse selection of game modes, and do battle on all 13 of the base Multiplayer maps.

 

For those that want to play on past the weekend, both the standard and Digital Pro Edition are also available at discount for a limited time. Best of all, the Multiplayer progress earned during the free weekend will be waiting for you when you've purchased the full game.

 

This weekend is the perfect warm-up for the Havoc DLC Pack, which arrives on PC Tuesday, February 26th. Dive into an all-new Exo Zombies co-op experience, command the versatile AE4 directed energy assault rifle and AE4 Widowmaker custom variant, as well as explore four new Multiplayer maps.

 

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Pro Tips – Core

Posted by AdvancedWarfareNews Feb 19, 2015

You might want to lighten up your outfit, because this place is hot and dry. Core brings players to the ruins of a desert nuclear fusion plant in the Havoc DLC pack for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare. It won’t be an easy fight, but let’s see if we can’t help prepare you for the worst.

 

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From the City to the Desert

 

In contrast to last week’s look at the confined Urban, Core is large and open. A versatile map, Core features three prominent lanes with opportunities for both short- and long-range combat. The top and bottom lanes present a clear and distant environment, while the center and its surrounding tunnels press players together more tightly. With large swaths of open ground, you’ll have to be light on your toes and quick to the draw to survive.

 

Chaos

 

Holding the middle lane is no small feat, and the chaos that ensues is part of what makes it so fun to try. Stay undercover with Low Profile and Blast Suppressor, and keep an eye on the mini-map to spot targets before they become a nuisance. If you’re having trouble keeping tabs on enemy movements, try the Exo Launcher’s Tracking Drone; there’s a good chance you’ll lock onto someone nearby. Try using an SMG for quick firing mobility in Kill Confirmed or set up shop with Heavy Weapons and make trouble at the B flag in Domination.

 

Order

 

The outside lanes require a bit more planning and precision. Plan your movement carefully or risk getting caught in the open, and always be aware of the pathways leading out from the center. A well placed Remote Turret or Bombing Run can do a lot of damage here, and sight attachments will help you snap onto distant targets more easily. Consider using Toughness to maintain focus during ranged duels. Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles dominate the outer loop, so be prepared to engage from afar in all game modes.

 

Decontamination Commencing

 

Once you get acclimated to the map, it’s time to clean house. Orbital Care Packages have the chance to award players with a lethal decontamination drone. This map-based Scorestreak deploys from one of the several blue holding cells littered around the environment and attacks the first enemy player in its path. They don’t have much health, so someone with quick reflexes can shoot it out of the sky, but its small frame makes a hard target and the distraction alone gives you the opportunity to finish the job yourself.

 

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Point and Shoot is your opportunity to showcase your best Havoc DLC clips to the entire world. To get started, here is how to record, upload, and submit your Xbox One clips:

 

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1. After executing a highlight-worthy play, double-tap the Xbox button and press the X button to record the last 30 seconds of gameplay. For longer recordings, snap the Game DVR app and click End clip now. You will be given the option to save up to the last five minutes of gameplay.

 

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2. Head over to the Upload Studio app and select your recorded clip. Here you can trim your clip down and add optional effects or text.

 

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3. When you are finished editing, check the box for OneDrive and click Next to begin the upload process.

 

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4. When the upload is complete, go to your computer and log on to your OneDrive account at OneDrive.com (same as your Xbox Live login). Find your recorded clip, and click Download to save the video file to your computer.

 

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5. Go to YouTube.com and upload the video file to your account. Once the upload is complete, copy the URL and go to callofduty.com/pointnshoot to submit your entry!

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Pro Tips – Urban

Posted by AdvancedWarfareNews Feb 12, 2015

Welcome to Dallas Ward 3, your new home in Texas. This week, we’re looking at Urban, the smallest multiplayer map in the new Havoc DLC Pack, available now on Xbox LIVE and coming February 26th to the PlayStation Network and PC. The city’s in lockdown, and with nowhere to go, you might as well be prepared to fight.

 

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Think Fast, Act Faster

 

Urban’s compact layout means it won’t take long for opposing sides to crash into each other. With less room to move around, your exoskeleton becomes even more vital than usual. A well-timed dodge, boost, or slam means the difference between going down and staying alive for just a bit longer. Hesitate and you’re a goner. Speed up with the Lightweight and Fast Hands perks, as well as the Quickdraw Grip and Stock attachments.

 

Move Vertically

 

Players that use every bit of the environment tend to succeed more on small maps like Urban. While space is tight, keep an eye out for ledges, walls, staircases, and objects to jump on or over to keep the enemy guessing. If you’re inside one of the buildings, loop around the top and bottom to avoid getting flanked. The more sporadic your movements, the more difficult you’ll be to take down.

 

Lockdown

 

Just when you thought you were stuck here forever, the lockdown lifts. Midway through the match, the lockdown deactivates, opening up the map with additional interior environments. Listen for the alarm indicating access and get into position to take out incoming enemies exploring the new areas. Equip the Exo Trophy System for added protection.

 

Go Small or Go Home

 

While it’s possible to dominate with any weapon class given the right approach, Urban strongly encourages using SMGs or shotguns. It’s a great opportunity to up your close-quarters game and unlock more camos and attachments for your short-range weapons.

 

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The Atlas Corporation has gone too far, and Oz (John Malkovich), Kahn (Bill Paxton), Lilith (Rose McGowan), and Decker (Jon Bernthal) are left to pick up the pieces with a fight for their lives in the Havoc DLC pack’s Exo Zombies Outbreak map. To help get you started, we’ve pulled together some tips to consider in the early rounds of the level, where your actions can determine how successful each match will be.

 

Use Your Knife in the Early Rounds

 

You thought Atlas was going to make this easy for you? Think again. Everything in Outbreak costs points, from accessing new areas to purchasing weapons and upgrades. Building up your points is especially critical in the early rounds when you’re most vulnerable. Finishing off a zombie with a melee attack rewards the most points with 130 per melee takedown. Early on, before you’re getting swarmed, weaken zombies with a few shots and then finish with the knife. The extra points will help you to a stronger start.

 

Suit Up

 

The outbreak happened so quickly, there wasn’t enough time to suit up. At the start of the match, all players are without an Exo Suit. Clearly, that needs to be remedied. Once you start making your way into the Atlas facility, look for Exo Room markers along the wall. Follow these until you reach the room holding the Exo Suits and switch on the power to access them. As you can imagine, these really come in handy when avoiding swarms.

 

Upgrade Your Exo Suit

 

If you call up your mini-map, you’ll notice several icons scattered throughout the environment. Once the Exo Suit is acquired, you’ll want to find the generators to power these various stations and improve your abilities. The options available to you include:

 

Exo Health – 2,500 points

Increase your maximum health.

 

Exo Medic – 1,500 points

Revive teammates more quickly. On solo, revive self (can be purchased up to three times).

 

Exo Slam – 2,000 points

Enables the Exo Suit’s boost slam ability.

 

Exo Reload – 2,000 points

Reload more quickly.

 

Exo Soldier – 1,750 points

Shoot and reload while sprinting, and swap weapons more quickly.

 

Print Your Weapon

 

A good weapon can mean the difference between success and failure. While there a plenty of reliable weapons scattered throughout the environment, Outbreak’s 3D Printer is your key to the most powerful of them. To discover its location, check for the red question box displayed on the wall map in the Main Hub. Or, if you’re really observant, check your mini-map. Activate the printer for 1,000 points to gamble for a better weapon, including powerful options like Heavy Weapons or Outbreak’s deadly CEL-3 Cauterizer, a directed energy shotgun that stops zombies in their tracks.

 

Upgrade Your Weapon

 

Once you’ve got your hands on a good weapon, it’s time to kick up the power. Spend 2,500 points at a weapon Upgrade Station to improve the lethality of your held weapon. Weapons can be upgraded a total of 20 times, offering new camos, attachments, and passive increases along the way.

 

Explore & Experiment

 

We’ve just barely scratched the surface of Outbreak, and there’s so much more to discover. Scan your environment with a keen eye, experiment with difference strategies, and learn how to make the most out of each situation. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to start pushing the later rounds.

 

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The first DLC Pack for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, Havoc is set to release February 26th on Playstation Network and PC. Havoc features the all-new Exo Zombies co-op experience, the all-new versatile AE4 directed energy assault rifle, the AE4 Widowmaker custom variant, and four new Multiplayer maps, tailor-made to unleash your exoskeleton’s power.

 

Multiplayer:

Core- Set in the ruins of a nuclear fusion plant in the Gobi Desert, Core combines long-range exterior routes with close quarters pathways. Call in the unique decontamination drone Scorestreak and clean out the competition.


Drift- Escape to a scenic Rocky Mountain ski resort in Drift, where rooftops and a rotating carousel allow you to spot enemies from afar. When the map-altering avalanche hits, get into position to take down fleeing enemies.

 

Sideshow- In the shadow of Devil's Tower, Wyoming, Sideshow takes players to a creepy clown motel. The map's open layout is perfect for long-range combat, but make sure to move quickly to pick up the deadly bombs that launch from the clown marquee.


Urban- A close quarters map set in the Dallas Ward 3 mega structure, Urban puts all of your exoskeleton skills to the test. Dash quickly across the open center, jump high up to take out advancing enemies, and escape safely into one of the two major buildings.

 

AE4 and AE4 Widowmaker Weapons- A directed energy assault rifle, the AE4 combines a versatile firing mechanism with all-around movement speed and handling. Also included is the AE4 Widowmaker variant, which features increased accuracy at the cost of a reduced fire rate.

 

Exo Zombies:

Starring John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal, Exo Zombies ushers in a new breed of Zombies. When a DNA bioweapon unexpectedly spawns a bloodthirsty mutant horde, four Atlas employees must survive a horror unlike any other. Acquire new weapons, upgrade your exoskeleton, and explore the Atlas research facility, all while fighting an ever-increasing horde of undead.

 

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The Havoc DLC pack is now available for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare on Xbox LIVE, and developer Sledgehammer Games has delivered with heart-pumping action across four new multiplayer maps and the start of the Exo Zombies saga. To celebrate the release of Havoc, we’re focusing this week’s Pro Tips on the new Sideshow multiplayer map.

 

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All Eyes on You

 

Sideshow’s open environment offers clear lines of sight for long-range attacks from the surrounding rooftops and ground cover. The map is fairly small, so sticking to one place for too long is likely to attract unwanted attention. Mark a clear destination or cover point when it’s time to move to avoid becoming fodder in the open. As you learn the map over time, look out for creative uses with the terrain for every situation.

 

Incoming!

 

These clowns aren’t just creepy, but dangerous too. In particular, the looming clown sign in the middle of the map comes alive during Sideshow’s dynamic event, lobbing bombs from under his hat in every direction. Follow the smoke trail and pick up the bomb for a free explosive attack against an unsuspecting target. Or, find cover at a distance and take out enemy players chasing down the goods.

 

Hold the Inn

 

Prefer close-quarters combat? Head to the inn and play toll keeper with enemy players trying to rush through. Have a Flak Jacket loadout on hand for improved survivability against opponents trying to flush you out, and turn the tables with an Explosive Drone when they get frustrated and carelessly run inside. With some fancy footwork and a shotgun or SMG in hand, you can rack up points in the interior while everyone else gets blown to pieces outside.

 

All-out Attack

 

When playing objective modes, especially location-specific ones like Domination and Hardpoint, don’t hesitate to push the offense and attack aggressively. A strong team can use Sideshow’s open environment to hold down a position, and you don’t want to give your enemy that opportunity. Avoid the situation by being the first team there, and when you’re beaten to the punch, dislodge and disorient them with aggressive attacks.

 

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