A lot was promised by Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The latest star-studded Call of Duty title from Sledgehammer Games was promised to be the equivalent to 4 Hollywood movies. It was also tipped as the "biggest game of the year" by publisher Activision, who also predicted that the game would outsell previous Call of Duty title Call of Duty: Ghosts.
In spite of this promise, and gameplay changes that were the shot in the arm that the franchise may have needed, it looks as though the early sales predictions were accurate. The title has seen a significant dip in sales in comparison to previous Call of Duty iterations. Advanced Warfare has sold 27% less copies in comparison to Call of Duty: Ghosts over the same time period.
It's not all bad news for Activision and Sledgehammer Games, however. In spite of the downturn in sales for the Call of Duty franchise, Activision claims that Advanced Warfare was the top-selling game of the year in the US, with the publisher also taking the second-place spot with Destiny. Now, it turns out that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is going to take a leaf out of the book of its bestselling bedfellow: the latest game patch adds daily challenges.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now contains Supply Drop Daily Challenges, which give players the chance to earn extra XP, Supply Drops, and exclusive loot. The challenges, which are outlined in a post at the Sledgehammer Games website, will be sent as a randomized message each day to players. Completion could reward the player with character gear from the new KVA Recon gear set. The challenge system will sound familiar to those who have played Destiny, as Bungie's MMO shooter offers similar daily challenge content.
How will the challenges work, though? According to Sledgehammer, the challenges will be issued "for a variety of game modes." This includes completing objectives within a chosen game mode and killing a specific number of enemies with a certain weapon. The Supply Drop Daily Challenges can be found in the Find Match menu, as well as in the Challenges menu, where gamers can track their progress.
It's worth noting that the challenges are only available on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Advanced Warfare. Those who play the game on a last-gen system will miss out entirely - a shame, given that Advanced Warfare has sold more copies on Xbox 360 than any other platform. Last-gen players will still have the same access to the rest of the recent patch, though, which includes a number of matchmaking and UI improvements. The full patch notes are available here.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is out now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.