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VRC-PaloAlto-Logo.jpgWe’re extremely excited to announce that our Monthly Studio Charity for February is the Palo Alto Veterans Recovery Center, located down the road in San Jose. As a Bay Area development studio, we’re committed to improving the community around us and the VRC helps Veterans with serious mental illness reclaim their lives, learn life skills, and much more. With few exceptions, they offer services for Vets free of charge and we’re raising money at the studio all month to support their efforts. We’re extremely thankful for the servicemen and women currently serving in our armed forces and supporting our local Veterans is perfectly aligned with our Monthly Studio Charity Program.

 

To find out more information about local VRCs near you, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs here and the local Palo Alto VRC site here. If you have a charity that you’re passionate about and would like us to consider supporting, please drop us a line on Twitter or Facebook. We're looking forward to hearing from you.

The holidays are a special time of year for the developers at SHG to appreciate and say thanks for all we have in our lives. From our charity initiatives to special events at the studio – we love getting in the spirit of the season. This year we partnered with a local Bay Area artist to design our limited edition SHG Holiday Card. We're excited to share the work of Alex Varanese, a SF designer, and give you an inside look at our process.

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Above: Work in Progress Sketch, Wireframes.

 

We wanted to see Alex’s interpretation of a fun and creative take on a studio holiday card based on stylistic elements drawn from Sledgehammer Games. He anchored the theme around the most iconic Christmas cookie – the Gingerbread Man.

 

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Above: Animation showing the process from modeled character to finished version.

 

We loved the direction, and expressed our desire for a deeper narrative within the card design. Collaborating together, we arrived at our final concept – and how can you not love our Gingerbread Man, especially one so skilled in the fine art of ice sculpting. Warning: A peppermint blowtorch is not a toy.

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We hope you enjoy a happy and safe Holiday Season with your families, friends, and loved ones. It’s definitely our favorite time of year, and we are thankful to everyone who helped make our year so special. Please keep up on all of our studio holiday activities via our TWITTER, FB, & INSTAGRAM channels. If you’d like to seem more of Alex’s impressive work, please visit his website. And who knows, if you loved our card, please let us know…you might be seeing more of Alex’s work on our social channels again.

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On behalf of Sledgehammer Games, thanks so much for the incredible year of competitive Call of Duty. Almost 4 years ago, we set out to create a great addition to the eSports environment with Advanced Warfare. It’s been nothing short of amazing seeing Pro teams master the new movements and mechanics we’ve added to Call of Duty, and see how players have really thrived with the increased level of competition. Through your support for eSports and competitive gaming, we’ve made Advanced Warfare a great platform for teams to compete, and you’ve also helped us grow as developers.

 

As a studio, we just wanted to take a moment to share our thanks with some of the organizations like MLG, Gfinity, and UMG who have been instrumental to the continued growth of the COD eSports scene. Our team is incredibly excited to see the culmination of Advanced Warfare’s eSports season with this weekend’s MLG World Finals. We’ll be watching and cheering on some of our favorite teams from the studio.

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We’ve brought a number of new weapons to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in the last few months. From the M1 Irons, to the futuristic CEL-3 shotgun, to classics like the AK47 and M16. This time, we decided to go back to our Call of Duty roots and introduce a new secondary pistol as well as a returning and fan-favorite SMG. The 1911 and the MP40 make a triumphant return to the Call of Duty series on Xbox One on September 29th – coming soon to PS4 and PC.

 

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The classic 1911 pistol returns as the first new secondary to be introduced to Advanced Warfare. This pistol has stood the test of time, being used as the standard issue firearm by the U.S. Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986. It’s known for having low recoil and works great at a close to medium range. The 1911 has four variants, and the base weapon is unlocked for Create a Class once one of the variants has been unlocked via Supply Drops or Advanced Supply Drops. It’s a great secondary weapon to have on-hand when you run out of bullets in your primary.

 

MP40

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The MP40 is a fully automatic sub-machinegun. It has a steady rate of fire which can be used in bursts to maintain accuracy at distances. It’s a great weapon to use for rushing objectives like Capture the Flag or Uplink. The MP40 features four variants, with the base weapon being unlocked once one of the variants has been unlocked via Supply Drops or Advanced Supply Drops.

 

As always, we’re here and listening to your feedback and we’d love to hear what you think of these new weapon additions once you play with them in-game. Please feel free to reach out to us over our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Google+,  and Instagram. See you online!

 

PLEASE NOTE: These weapons are only available on the current generation of consoles (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) and PC. We are dedicated to providing a wide variety of content to all AW players wherever possible, but in some cases are unable to include additional content on the previous gen consoles due to hardware limitations.

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Rewarding players for their accomplishments is what Call of Duty has been about since Day One, and we couldn’t be prouder of our Grand Master Prestige community in Advanced Warfare. These players exemplify the determination and hard work that the developers at our studio live by, and we’re rolling out an extremely special program to reward them – introducing Grand Master Prestige Appreciation Day! Exactly thirty days from now on Sunday, October 18th at 9AM our team will take a snapshot of our records from all platforms (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC) and reward all Grand Master Prestiges on those platforms with 10 Advanced Supply Drops starting on Monday, October 19th!

 

By our calculations, thirty days is enough time to give every player (regardless of rank/prestige) the opportunity to take part in Grand Master Prestige Appreciation Day. Be mindful that this program is focused on rewarding legitimate GMP’s and we’re disqualifying anyone that has previously reverse boosted (after 1/17/2015), boosted (via collusion with other players, or by split screen), exploited, or tampered with their system, and players that receive a ban for one of these offenses during this 30-day time period. The grind is real, and so is the penalty for cheating.

 

Since we’re looking at this as a celebration of the AW community, we’d like to highlight your accomplishments over the course of the next month. Feel free to drop us a line, tag a screenshot of your prestige with #GMPmonth, and we’ll share your progress with our community. Thanks again for being the best community of gamers on earth, and we’ll see you on the other side. Good luck on the road to Grand Master Prestige Appreciation Day, Monday October 19th, 2015!

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Hot off the heels of our DLC4 Reckoning release earlier this month, we’re incredibly excited to be releasing a new set of weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare next week. On August 25th, we’ll be releasing the final set of Royalty Variants, including the MP11, SN6, AE4, and others. This date also marks the return of two fan-favorite weapons, the AK47 and the M16 Assault Rifles. We’re also bringing over the CEL-3 shotgun from Exo-Zombies over to multiplayer. These weapons will be available for all players on Xbox One first, and will be coming soon to PlayStation 4 and PC.

 

UPDATE: We've decided to hold the release of the AK47, M16, & CEL-3 weapons, and the Royalty V3 variants until September 1st on Xbox One. Stay tuned to more details early next week.


10/1/15 UPDATE: The AK47, M16, & CEL-3 weapons, and the Royalty V3 variants have been released for PS4 and PC.


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Back by popular demand – the AK47 is returning to Call of Duty! This fan-favorite fully automatic Assault Rifle can deliver some great damage at close to medium range. Players will want to be careful and fire the weapon in short bursts to keep the recoil under control. The AK47 base weapon will be unlocked once you receive one of the five variants in a Supply Drop or Advanced Supply Drop.

 

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Also returning to Call of Duty – the M16! This three-round burst Assault Rifle offers a little more damage than the ARX-160, but adds a slightly longer delay between bursts. It’s a great weapon to use on long sight-lines, just don’t get caught off guard from someone flanking you, and be prepared with a solid secondary weapon if they get too close. Like the AK47, the M16’s base weapon will be unlocked for use in Create a Class once you receive a variant in a Supply Drop or Advanced Supply Drop. Be on the lookout for the stats of the five unique variants when they release on Xbox One next week!

 

CEL-3

 

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The famed CEL-3 from the Exo-Zombies storyline from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to multiplayer! This fully automatic directed energy shotgun functions very similar to how it is in Exo-Zombies. There’s a small delay between the first and second shot as the chambers on the CEL-3 turn, but if the trigger is held down after the 2nd shot it will have an increased fire rate. The base weapon of the CEL-3 will be available once you receive one of the two variants in a Supply Drop or Advanced Supply Drop. Let us know what you think of the weapon in multiplayer once you get the chance play with it!

 

Royalty Variants v3

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In the last few months, we’ve released two sets of Royalty Weapons Variants [Set 1 & Set 2. This final set of Royalty Variants brings with it another unique weapon stat change: an increase of range. Weapons in Advanced Warfare do a set amount of damage per shot up until a certain range where the damage starts dropping off. This extension of range could help in situations where the enemy is just beyond the reach of the Elite variant the weapon is based on. Like the previous Royalty Variants, they will be available in both Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on Xbox One starting August 25th. Check the full list of Royalty Variants v3 below.

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As always, we’re listening and we’d love to hear your feedback on these new additions to Advanced Warfare. Feel free to give us a shout out on Twitter when you receive one of these Royalty Variants in a Supply Drop with the hashtag #AWRoyalty, or let us know which of the new weapons you’re more excited to play with, the AK47, the M16, or the CEL-3. We can be reached on our social media channels at Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram. Have fun and we’ll see you online!

 

PLEASE NOTE: These weapons are only available on the current generation of consoles (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) and PC. We are dedicated to providing a wide variety of content to all AW players wherever possible, but in some cases are unable to include additional content on the previous gen consoles due to hardware limitations.


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Introducing the OpTic Gold Character Gear set for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. From everyone at Sledgehammer Games, congratulations again to OpTic Gaming for taking home the Gold Medal last month in Austin. To celebrate OpTic’s victory, we’re rolling out an exclusive set of OpTic Gold Elite Character Gear, including a Helmet, Loadout and Exoskeleton available only in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This special character gear set was inspired by the same 2015 Green Wall Jerseys the team wore when they won the gold medal in Austin.

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The OpTic Gold Character Gear Set will be available via Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on Xbox first starting August 10th. In the meantime, we have some special giveaways planned over the coming weeks, so keep it locked to Sledgehammer Games and OpTic’s social channels on Twitter (@SHGames, @OpticGaming), Facebook (Sledgehammer Games, Optic Gaming),Google+ (+SledgehammerGames), and Instagram (SledgehammerGames) for your chance to win. We can’t wait to see the #Greenwall community rocking this new gear very soon!

 

UPDATE 9/9/15: The OpTic Gold Character Gear Set is now available on all platforms.

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Starting next week on Tuesday, July 21st, we're excited to be introducing three new weapons and their unique variants for players to enjoy in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer. These weapons will be available for all players on Xbox One first, coming soon to PlayStation 4 and PC.

 

Blunderbuss

 

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The Blunderbuss is a short range shotgun that packs a punch. Delivering a great amount of damage up close in a wide spread, it has the drawback of a slow reload speed between the single shots. In the right hands, it can help players holding down objectives in Hardpoint or keep your team's flag secure in Capture the Flag. The Blunderbuss base weapon will be unlocked once you receive one of the variants. So in order to use the base weapon, you'll first have to receive one of the ten variants of the Blunderbuss in an Advanced Supply Drop or Supply Drop, then the base weapon will be unlocked in Create a Class. Check out a few of our favorite Blunderbuss variants included in the image above, and be on the lookout for the other seven next week!

 

STG44 & SVO

 

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The STG44 makes a return to Call of Duty as a new Assault Rifle available in multiplayer. Known for its solid accuracy and manageable fire-rate, the STG44 works great for medium range combat situations.

 

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The SVO is a semi-automatic Sniper Rifle with great accuracy the trade-off being increased recoil. We're excited to see how players combine this classic weapon with advanced tech attachments, such as Advanced Warfare's thermal scope or kick it old school with iron sights. Either way, we're looking forward to the community's reaction to how this new weapon feels when stacked up against the other sniper lineup.

 

Both the STG44 and SVO have five variants each, and the base weapon will be unlocked once you receive one of the variants. So in order to use the base weapon, you'll first have to receive one of the variants of the STG44 or SVO in an Advanced Supply Drop or Supply Drop, then the base weapon will be unlocked in Create a Class.

 

As always, we're listening and we'd love to hear your feedback on the new weapons we're adding to Advanced Warfare. Keep in mind that this is the first set of three weapons we're adding, and be sure to stay tuned for more info next month for future weapon releases coming next to Advanced Warfare. Feel free to give us a shout on Twitter when you receive one of the new variants in a Supply Drop. We can always be reached on our social media channels at Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram. Have fun and we'll see you online!

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Blunderbuss, STG44, and SVO weapons are only available on the current generation of consoles (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) and PC. We are dedicated to providing a wide variety of content to all AW players wherever possible, but in some cases are unable to include additional content on the previous gen consoles due to hardware limitations. If you'd like to learn more, please visit our latest Fireside Chat With Michael Condrey.

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It’s hard to believe that over 7 months have passed since the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.  A lot of exciting things have been happening, and our fireside chats are great opportunities to connect with fans. We have a lot more in store for you in the coming weeks and months ahead, and I’d like to take today to discuss some of the newest additions to our game, including XP Bonus for Gear Sets and Royalty Weapon Variants.

 

Beginning June 23rd, players with complete matching gear sets will be awarded an in-game XP Bonus. We heard from you that new ways to earn XP Bonus were important to the way that you level up and prestige, and we also heard that building complete character gear sets was equally important. This new feature delivers on both. For more information on XP Bonus for Gear Sets, read the complete blog here.

 

In May, we rolled out the first set of 10 Royalty Elite Variants to Xbox One, and those weapon variants launched last week on PS4 and PC. For more information, check out the blog here. After extensive testing, we decided to take a conservative approach to our first 10 Royalty Elite Variants. We walk a razor thin line between interesting variants and global gun balance being maintained in an effort to not create any super over powered weapons. We continue to balance many of the weapons in the game, and there are a number of highly competitive weapons for players to choose for their play style. For the first round of 10 weapons, we needed to make sure that these changes wouldn’t upset the weapon ecosystem. We strategically chose to buff the ammo supply stat as the key change for these weapon variants. The extra ammo stat doesn’t give a material advantage to these weapons, but provides an option to run without the scavenger perk. In addition, the purple gunmetal camo makes them some of the most desirable looking weapons in the game. We feel confident that these give meaningful choices to players, but do not unbalance the game. Future releases of Royalty Variants will include stat changes as well, and our approach will be very similar – new weapons available through Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops that are well balanced against other popular weapon choices in the game.  The next batch of Royalty Elite Variants featuring increased reload speed will launch tomorrow, June 23 on Xbox One, and will be coming soon to PS4 and PC.

 

We mentioned that both the SAC3 non-akimbo weapon variants and the new Royalty elite variants were coming out on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Many of you have asked about them coming to prior gen consoles. Since launch, we’ve been committed to delivering a seamless experience between the two console generations and PC. We have hit a hard memory limit on last generation consoles. This memory limit prevents us from adding more weapons to those platforms. We don’t like it any more than you, because we care about Advanced Warfare players on all platforms, but it's a limitation that is outside of our control. People far smarter than I spend a lot of energy trying to solve this hard development limit, and we simply can’t deliver new content at the rate we’re currently producing it for next generation devices (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC). Delivering a true next generation experience has always been our focus, and at times it forces us to make difficult decisions between the two console generations. However, please note that this will not affect the DLC Season, and we’re planning to release DLC4 for all consoles later this year.

 

Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible, fun and new ways to play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and we’re always listening. I value these opportunities to give you more context around the decisions we make at the ground level in development. We’re glued to social channels, so be sure to drop us a line on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, etc. if there are other meaningful topics you’d like addressed. We’re in this together, and we’re committed to making it fun for the entire community.

 

Thanks so much for your time. I hope to hear from you, and we'll see you online.

 

MICHAEL CONDREY

 

Studio Head & Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games

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What’s up, AW Community! As you know, we’re continuing to bring new features and content to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and starting on June 23rd, players on all platforms will be able to earn an #XPBonus when wearing full Character Gear Sets in every match they play. We’re also releasing the second set of #AWRoyalty Weapon Variants on Xbox One first, adding to the more than 350+ weapons that are available in Supply Drops!

 

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Seeing players display their creativity and originality in the Virtual Lobby with more than 1,000+ pieces of character gear has been awesome. That said, we’ve always wanted to implement a system that gives you the incentive to collect a full #AWGearSet and rewards you for collecting the set with a special in-game bonus in the form of XP. On June 23rd, we’re adding a new multiplayer feature – XP bonus for Gear Sets on all platforms. From the Armory, you’ll be able to tell which pieces of gear for each set you currently own, and the pieces you still require to complete the set. If you wear a full Gear Set, you’ll receive a +%5 XP Bonus for all of your online matches! We’re launching with a large number of full Gear Sets that will receive an XP Bonus (check the full list of Gear Sets below), and will be adding to this list over time as we develop and roll out new #AWGearSet content! Stay tuned to our channels for updates to the list below.

 

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UPDATE: Due to a known issue with the Fireproof Gear Set, we had to remove the XP Bonus from this set. It will be added as soon as possible.

 

UPDATE 7/20/2015: We've added the following Gear Sets to the XP Bonus List: Fireproof, Nigerian Infantry, Nigerian Command, Atlas Mobile, Atlas CT, Nigerian Armoured, Atlas Engineer, KVA Recon, Sentinel Operator, Atlas Orbital, Atlas Contractor, Marine Cavalry, and Atlas Recon.

 

Royalty Variants v2

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As we mentioned in our Royalty Weapons Variants blog last month, the first set of Royalty Variants included 11 favorites from Advanced Warfare. Those weapons were clad in the Grand Master Prestige camo and featured a stat buff containing a full clip of extra ammo. This second set of Royalty Elite Weapon Variants has the same purple and gun-metal camouflage that matches the Grand Master Prestige gear, and this set of variants features a different stat change from the first set. Royalty Weapon Variants v2 will benefit from an increased reload speed vs. their Elite counterparts. These new weapon variants are carefully balanced, but provide that slight edge. Royalty Variants v2 will be available in both Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on Xbox One on 6/23.

 

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As always, we’re listening and we’d love to hear your feedback on these new additions to Advanced Warfare. Feel free to give us a shout on Twitter when you receive one of the new #AWRoyalty variants in a Supply Drop, or let us know what you think of the new #XPBonus Gear Sets. Use the hashtags and we’ll like, share, favorite, and retweet the best shots. We can always be reached on our social media channels at Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram. Have fun and we’ll see you online!

 

PLEASE NOTE: These Royalty variant weapons are only available on the current generation of consoles (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) and PC. We are dedicated to providing a wide variety of content to all AW players wherever possible, but in some cases are unable to include additional content on the previous gen consoles due to hardware limitations.


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Congratulations again to Denial eSports, the 2015 Call of Duty World Champions! Shortly after the Championships back in March, we began a project with their team, and we’re extremely excited to share it with you today. But first, let’s quickly recap their road to victory on Advanced Warfare’s biggest stage.

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COD Champs Day 1 started with 32 of the best Call of Duty teams in the world, and ended with 16 teams that proved themselves during pool play. The second day started off strong with Upper and Lower bracket play, and after some upsets and few surprises, 4 teams moved on to Championship Sunday. In the end, Denial took home a check for $400,000, the Grand Finals Trophy, Clayster was crowned MVP, and their team name was etched into Call of Duty History. And it doesn’t stop there, at least not for us at Sledgehammer Games. Following the Call of Duty: Championships we partnered with Denial to permanently commemorate their COD Champs victory in our game…

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Introducing the Denial eSports Character Gear set for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This gear set represents our team’s recognition of Denial’s hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence. Hand selected by the members of Denial eSports, this new character gear set consists of a Denial Champs Helmet, Loadout and Exoskeleton featuring the signature Wolfpack icon and Denial Logo. The Denial Champs Elite Character Gear Set will be available for Xbox first in July via Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops (and coming shortly after that to Playstation and PC). We’re also partnering with Denial eSports for some special giveaways timed closer to the release of the gear set in July – be sure to give them a follow on Facebook & Twitter.

 

Update 7/9/15: The Denial Gear Set is now available in Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops for Xbox One and Xbox 360!

 

We’re here and always listening and we’d love to hear what you think of the new Denial Champs Character Gear Set. Feel free to reach out to us on our social media channels at Twitter, Facebook,Google+, and Instagram.

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The team is busy working on thrilling new features for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and on June 9th, shortly after the release of our third DLC pack Supremacy, we’re bringing the next update to our Supply Drop system.  Introducing two brand new loot rarities – Legendary and Retired!

 

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What’s more elite than elite? LEGENDARY! We’re extremely excited to announce that the new Legendary rarity class is coming to Xbox on June 9th (coming soon thereafter to PlayStation and PC). The Legendary class kicks off with the uber-rare Sentinel CI (Counter-Intelligence) Gear Set. There is currently only one set in existence, awarded to the very first Grand Master Prestige player in Advanced Warfare, and this is now your chance to collect the rarest gear in the game.  This set of eight pieces can be unlocked via Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drop and each Item is highlighted purple in the Armory with the highest redemption value in the game. Take a look at the first ever Legendary loot in Advanced Warfare:

 

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Retired Supply Drop Loot

 

In addition to the hot new loot we continue to add to our Supply Drop and Advanced Supply Drop system, we’ll be retiring some of our existing items on June 9th for Xbox versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (coming soon to PlayStation and PC versions). The gear and weapons variants that are added into this new collectible Retired rarity class will be removed from  Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops moving forward. If you have this gear in your Armory, you’ll still be able to use it in-game, but for those that don’t, they will no longer be able to be earned in game. Think of this gear as being decommissioned and the rarity of these items with also be going up.  Unlike Legendary, however, if you redeem these after June 9th you’ll never have access to them again.

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Here is the first round of the Retired Items in Advanced Warfare:

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And here's how they'll look in Create a Class:

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We’re here and always listening and we’d love to hear your feedback on these new additions to Advanced Warfare. Feel free to reach out to us on our social media channels at TwitterFacebook, Google+, and Instagram.

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The community buzz from the release of the #M1IRONS last week has been incredible.  It’s a super fun new primary that is proving to be a very competitive option for players. We've been in active exploration into bringing exciting new weapon options to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and we have a lot more to come ahead.  First up, we’re excited to bring new variants of the SAC3, an akimbo SMG that has been available to all players in Multiplayer since launch. The SAC3’s signature dual hand, high-rate of fire sub machine gun profile made it deadly for those who could forsake the aim down sights feature provided with standard SMGs.  Starting on 5/19, we’re introducing five new non-akimbo variants of the SAC3 available through both Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on Xbox One (Coming soon to PS4 & PC). Each of these variants feature a new single weapon which allow players to ADS for precision targeting.  We can’t wait to hear your thoughts, and see the first person to post the new elite versions of this single hand weapon.

 

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On 5/19 we’re also introducing the first wave of new Royalty Weapon elite variants to the game. These guns are clad in the same purple and gun-metal camouflage as the Grand Master Prestige armor, and have similar stats to some of the elite versions of weapons you already love. In addition, they all carry an extra starting clip, giving them more lead down field than their elite counterparts. Great stats, extra ammo, and a sick royalty camo – these are some of the hottest weapons you can get in Advanced Warfare.  Elite royalty weapons will be available through both Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on Xbox One (Coming soon to PS4 & PC), with our first 10 favorites launching on May 19th. Grand Master Prestige with your favorite royalty elite – pure bragging rights!

 

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As always, we’re listening and we’d love to hear your feedback on the new additions to Advanced Warfare. Feel free to give us a shout on Twitter when you receive one of the new guns in a Supply Drop and let us know what you think. We can be reached on our social media channels at Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram Have fun and we’ll see you online!

 

UPDATE – MAY 19, 2015: 5 New SAC3 Non-Akimbo Variants and 10 New Royalty Variants have been added to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on Xbox One (Coming soon to PlayStation 4 and PC).

 

UPDATE – JUNE 18, 2015: 5 New SAC3 Non-Akimbo Variants and 10 New Royalty Variants have been added to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Supply Drops and Advanced Supply Drops on PlayStation 4 and PC.

 

PLEASE NOTE: These Elite weapons are only available on the current generation of consoles (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) and PC. We are dedicated to providing a wide variety of content to all AW players wherever possible, but in some cases are unable to include additional content on the previous gen consoles due to hardware limitations.

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As a studio, one of the things close to our heart is giving back to the community. We’ve participated with a lot of different charities and organizations over the last few years, and to go along with Earth Day, we participated with our local Surfrider Foundation for a Beach Clean-up day. A group of Hammers from our Studio headed out to Ocean Bean in San Francisco on Sunday morning to help keep the beach and waters clean so they may be enjoyed for many years to come. One of the initiatives of our local chapter is to keep cigarette butts off the beach, as cigarette butts remain the most littered item—in the U.S. and across the globe. The filters don’t biodegrade, and trap toxic residue that leach into aquatic ecosystems.

 

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The Surfrider Foundation has chapters all over the US, and we encourage you to get involved with keeping our beaches and oceans clean for future generations. You can also find other ways to be involved with your local chapter online, or donate to Surfriders or other organizations like Ocean Conservancy.

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The M1 Irons is now available for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on all platforms. This new pistol is our gift as a thank you for the continued support of Advanced Warfare throughout this year’s season of content.  It will be available in your create-a-class and ready to hit the firing range starting immediately. The M1 Irons revolver not only packs a punch, but has excellent mobility and range. As with all weapons in Advanced Warfare, the M1 Irons has a full suite of loot variants available through Supply Drops, and Advanced Supply Drops. We’re excited for you to try it out and have as much fun as we’ve had making it. Be sure to share some gameplay using the hashtag #M1IRONS. We’ll be sharing our favorites.

 

Here’s some examples of our favorite M1 Irons variants:

 

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The M1 Irons – Gunslinger not only looks incredible, but also gives you the Akimbo attachment for the weapon without cost to your Pick 13.

 

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M1 Irons – Sundown. This variant extends your range allowing for long distance takedowns, but at the cost of slightly slower movement speed.

 

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The M1 Irons – Unforgiving Truth has some all-around changes, which allow the player to go on longer streaks while looking like a bad ass.

 

As always, we’re here and listening to your feedback and adding the M1 Irons as a new weapon is just one example of what positive community feedback can lead to. Please feel free to reach out to us over our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram. See you online!

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