Call of Duty Advanced Warfare – All You Need To Know

Updated: May 2, 2014 – This game is official! Pre order here. See our journey to this uncovering evidence that this is the next 2014 game. Check here for current details, gameplay and screenshots. The big push is on, so prepare for the hottest updates and news for COD AW right here! Massive screenshots and GIFs gallery here.

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Details Leaked So Far:

  • Watch the Official COD AW Trailer Here and Now!

  • Release date November 4, 2014

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  • Activision has launched the official website already! Go to: CallofDuty.com/AdvancedWarfare
  • Kevin Spacey is a main character in the game (in his real life body and face).
  • Advanced Warfare Pre Order appears to be immediately following the official unveil on Sunday May 4th. How so? What we’ve seen leaked so far indicates that the official website will have a link for pre orders. Here is a mock up image to whet your appetite. Update: Price to pre order is: £54.99 in the UK.

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  • COD Advanced Warfare Game Box Art

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Screenshots and Captures From Official Trailer:

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The above screenshot is interesting. In the trailer, it appears that the player throws a grenade and this screenshot is the result. The enemy cannot hide apparently!

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There is very little if any information about the new Call of Duty game. In fact you could say there has been about one possible leak so far and that’s pretty good for a game company these days. Capping leaks is a pretty tough thing to do. A simply slip up on social media or online means wildfire rumors and speculation. Given that we are into March 2014 and there is a 2014 slated COD game coming, let’s have fun at this! Please note the idea of “Advanced Warfare” as being the new game is pure and absolute speculation on my part.

So another possibility for the new COD game is Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. That would simplify down to Call of Duty AW. I shorten the Advanced Warfare down to AW for a reason. Don’t worry, next paragraph I’ll explain. I think if we think along the lines of “futuristic”, then future could be in the naming or also “advanced” could be part of the new branch in the COD franchise. In some ways “advanced” is better than “future”. I think Call of Duty is based on realism and I doubt they want to stray into future such as aliens and aspects of Halo. In a sense to me, the word “advanced” is somewhat more appropriate for a futuristic COD game.

So why am I making a point about AW? If you recall in this post here, the YouTuber named Drift0r claims to have seen media from the new Call of Duty game. A nugget, or should I say possible nugget of information is in there. I missed it the first time, but it’s regarding the symbol he saw on one of the guns. Here is his description of what he saw stamped on the gun:

“..it had a symbol over it, similar to having an A over a W.”

He says that the symbol AW was stamped on the gun he saw from the preview. Now he didn’t suggest that it meant anything in particular. He was mentioning it as a point of information. I’m the one suggesting that the AW could, and I mean could (as in I’m guessing) that it’s Advanced Warfare. In the explanation, Drift0r put up a paint image that he constructed to show how is sort of looked in the game.

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So that image above is Drift0r’s best effort to recreate what he saw in the game. There is one aspect of that facsimile and it’s the way he attached the A to the W. See where I’m going with this? I think that design, if he’s actually accurate in his rendition, leads credibility to the possibility of Advanced Warfare. Check out the Modern Warfare 3 logo and tell me the similarity.

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As you can see, the M merges into the W. In the same way that Drift0r has joined the A with the W in his rendition. It gives more credibility or consideration. It makes it a bit more believable to me honestly.

What are the reasons for Activision to avoid using Advanced Warfare in their title?

There is really only one reason. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is about the only wrinkle that I see in choosing that name. If you notice, and I’m sure you did, that “Ghost” so happens to be the latest Call of Duty game. Is it causing confusion among gamers? No, not at all. I’m sure it would be something that Activision would have to consider especially if this new game is going to be a brand new series such as Black Ops and Modern Warfare is. Obviously Call of Duty and the franchise far far exceeds Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise. In that sense maybe it would be more of a concern for Tom Clancy’s franchise.

This isn’t the first time Call of Duty Advanced Warfare has been mentioned.

I can’t claim to be the first person to speak in terms of COD using Advanced Warfare. In fact, after a little bit of digging, you will find other reports. If you can believe it, those stories were published around 2010 and 2011. For example, an article by GameSpy.com from November 2010 talks about Sledgehammer Games working on a new COD game. According to that story, Sledgehammer is “taking Modern Warfare into the distant future”.  In that same article, they reference a Gamasultra article which says the Sledgehammer COD game is “set in the future and features, for lack of a better term, space Marines, a very big step for a franchise that has historically based itself on realism.” If you take that information from 2010 and look at the YouTuber’s description of the next Call of Duty game, then this all starts to make some sense. It’s not a stretch to suggest Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.

Multiple domain name registrations by Activision for Advanced Warfare.

When it comes to companies protecting their intellectual property, domain names don’t really mean much. Many a time in the past domain names have been purchased but rarely have they been a clear indicator of the next game or product. In terms of COD Advanced Warfare, Activision registered the following domains: advancedwarfare2.com and advancedwarfare3.com.

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