Atlas Gorge map now free for all in Advanced Warfare

Sledgehammer have announced that the map Atlas Gorge is now available for free for everyone.

Atlas Gorge was a bonus Multiplayer Map included in Collector’s Editions or with the Season Pass of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Atlas Gorge This map is a re-imagining of Pipeline, a Multiplayer Map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

A reason to go back and play a few games of Advanced Warfare – Atlas Gorge is available now on all platforms!

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M1 Garand Arrives in New Advanced Warfare Update

Sledgehammer have given this week a little surprise by adding some new content. Advanced Warfare has received a new update on Xbox On, a new weapon. The M1 Garand is now available in supply drops. Users were notified through the “message of the day” in-game menu and also mentions that a special announcement will happen this weekend.

Will Sledgehammer potentially release new maps? Unlikely, but not impossible. There must clearly be a strong user base still playing Advanced Warfare otherwise there would not have been a new content drop. Time will tell.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2 Teased?

Black Ops 3 has only just been released but Sledgehammer is now working on its next Call of Duty release.  Sledgehammer co-founder Glen Schofield mentions on his Twitter that he is so excited about its next “Call of Duty” game.

There really is not much news about the upcoming game, except that in Schofield’s Tweet, Sledgehammer has listened to gamers’ responses and had based the new game the way gamers wanted it to be. The developer plans to come out with an idealistic and heroic new game, but nobody really knows what this means.

Following the three year release cycle expect Sledgehammer’s next effort to be released in 2017.

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Grand Master Appreciation Day – 10 Free Advanced Supply Drops

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!



Release of AK47, M16, & CEL-3 Guns for Advanced Warfare Pushed Back

Sledgehammer has decided to push back the release of the AK47, M16 and CEL-3 on Xbox One for Advanced Warfare. Originally the weapons were supposed to be released today, 25th August. It it unclear why Sledgehammer has opted to do this.

New Guns – AK47, M16 and CEL-3 – Coming to Advanced Warfare

SledgeHammer have just announced three new weapons coming to AW for Xbox One on August 25th.

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.


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.



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!


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!

Sledgehammer Games Not On Board With Call of Duty: Ghosts, “Heads Down” in “Next Project”

It appears that Sledgehammer games, who co-developed 2011′s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with developers Infinity Ward, will not return to assist with the recently announced Call of Duty: Ghosts. Instead, they are “heads down” in their “next project.”

As many may already know, Call of Duty’s yearly development cycle sees an alteration between two primary studios: Infinity Ward (COD 1, COD 2, COD4, MW2, MW3) and Treyarch (COD 3, WaW, BO1, BO2). In 2011, Sledgehammer Games was thrown into the mix, assisting Infinity Ward with the development of Modern Warfare 3 after a number of employees left to form Respawn Entertainment, who are said to be working on an upcoming project, code named “Titan,” under publisher Electronic Arts.

According to a recent tweet by Sledgehammer Games congratulating Infinity Ward on the announcement of COD: Ghosts, it appears that they will not be returning to development on this year’s Call of Duty title. They have something else planned.

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Last we heard of the studio, they were reported to be searching for a Senior Environment Artist to work on a Call of Duty title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Earlier, co-founder Glen Schofield hinted at the possibility of moving on to an entirely new IP, saying, “we’d like to do both [create another CoD] or either. Truthfully, how could you go wrong with making either another COD game or a new IP?” After the release of Modern Warfare 3, Schofield stated, “we will all need some time to recharge the batteries and come back refreshed and ready to give 110%… I know Activision wants us to work on what we’re passionate about, that’s why they asked us to work on MW3, not forced us.”

UPDATE: You may also recall Activision stating their intent to “engage [their core audience] beyond their TV or PC and then give them new experiences around Call of Duty that are unique for [mobile devices].” It’s possible that Sledgehammer Games would be spear-heading the shift towards more “grandiose, immerse experiences” on mobile.

Either way, it looks as though we can look forward do something new from developers Sledgehammer Games, hopefully soon. This also suggests that Infinity Ward may be the sole development house working on Call of Duty: Ghosts, unless, as earlier rumores suggested, they’ve partnered up with Neversoft, who were also reported to be working on a Call of Duty project.

What do you guys think Sledgehammer Games could be working on?

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