Despite being the latest entry in a billion dollar franchise, there are a lot of questions and concerns with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. With a new developer under its wing, most fans hope that Advanced Warfare will be able to reignite the series, but there’s also the possibility Sledgehammer Games may change the game’s identity altogether.
While there are several question marks floating around Advanced Warfare, one of our chief concerns stems from the Exo Suit featured heavily in the game’s marketing materials. At a glance it looks like the Exo Suit fundamentally changes the style of play multiplayer fans have become accustomed to, but whether that’s for the better or worse is yet to be determined.
Hoping to give gamers a better idea as to just how much the Exo Suits can impact multiplayer gameplay, Activision has today released a new trailer focused on the Suit’s abilities. Check it out above.
Although each Exo Suit includes its own set of movement options (jump, dash, slide, slam, etc.), the Exo Suit Abilities are unique buffs for that future tech. However, outfitting your soldier with an Exo Suit Ability then counts against the Pick 13 system, which limits players to 13 battle-ready items.
And even though there are close to a dozen Exo Suit Abilities available in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, this trailer only shines a light on three of them. There’s the always handy cloak ability, which protects players from camping enemies; the trophy system that dispatches at least two explosives per battery charge; and the overclock ability that juices player’s movement abilities up significantly.
All in all, it appears the Exo Suit Abilities add a fun new wrinkle to what is already a fast-paced multiplayer experience. Thankfully, the battery limitations of the Exo Suit will ensure players can’t exploit these abilities too much, only using them in a pinch.
Everything together, however, makes Advanced Warfare almost (emphasis on almost) unrecognizable as a Call of Duty series entry. There are elements that feel pulled from Titanfall, and some from Unreal Tournament, and even some from past Call of Duty titles. Could be just the shot in the arm that Call of Duty needs, or it could be a massive disappointment. Only time will tell.
What do you think of the new Exo Suit Abilities for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Which one do you think will be a favorite?
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare releases November 4, 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
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