Advanced Warfare’s exoskeleton could fundamentally change CoD multiplayer

Friday, 25th July 2014 11:58 GMT By Matt Martin

Sledgehammer believes that the exoskeleton in Advanced Warfare will be a revolutionary change for Call of Duty multiplayer.


The exoskeleton changes movement significantly for the player, allowing for high jumping and swift side dashes even before it’s been upgraded.

“We’ve got heavy weapons, which is sort of another new class, verticality through the boost jump – you can imagine what that does to the multiplayer experience,” co-founder Michael Condrey told OXM. “And then cloak, super-strength, and then off-the-controller changes, like the exo-boost and the exo-slide.

“We’ve got a really great combo now with the boost jump and then a lethal slam from above. We feel like it’s a pretty fundamental change to the second-to-second combat, as well as the broader linear experience that you see in campaign,” he added.

The studio is set to show off real hands-on multiplayer to the public next month at Gamescom. Condrey also detailed how exo suits change old favourites from the Call of Duty armoury.

“The shotgun is a close quarters weapon. A short ranged, broad angle weapon like the shotgun is pretty ineffective against a player who can boost out of the way really quickly, right? So there are a lot of really interesting and unique challenges and opportunities, and I think when we talk about MP in more detail you’ll get to see that, but the variety that the new controls and the exo bring to gameplay is pretty revolutionary.”

Want to see what the exoskeleton looks like in 1080p? It’s right here, baby.



  1. ArithonUK

    Wow! Enhanced soldiers than can cloak, jump and lift heavy stuff!

    It’ll be like Crysis was in 2007. Advanced.

    #1 5 months ago

    CRYSIS 4.
    Wasn’t a fan of the Crysis series and now it’s coming into COD?
    Yeah, this won’t be in my library of games.
    I’ll wait for RB6 Siege. At least they’ll have it right.
    You guys went so off the charts with this and as a gun guy, the weapons you’re putting into this game are a century of engineering away. Do you even know the chemical compounds that make up a round of ammunition? You can’t put “Round Paste” in a gun and expect it print it on the fly!?!

    Laser guns? Pulse Shotguns? Really? What is this? Awhnohd’s Erasure?

    Again, COD drops the ball when it could have gone back and done a prequel of the cast of characters from the original trilogy so we could get a trilogy of backstory. But nooooo….you didn’t do that.

    Thank God that he gave me the ability to write an amazing script and I start the storyboard/modeling for my game in 2015.

    Hopefully, we can get a studio to buy into it and share with the world.

    We’d waste COD to the ground if you all knew what we were working on.

    J Erickson
    Benhardtson Entertainment
    A veteran owned and operated gaming company.

    #2 5 months ago

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