Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare recently saw an update on new consoles, but the later consoles have been waiting for the update, which is now ready. Players might think that the biggest changes in the update pertain to the weapons, which would not be entirely false, the update does include weapon balances, but the update also works on a lot of other topics gamers might not be aware of, such as eSports settings, emblems, clans, scorestreaks and more.
The not so recent consoles, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are behind the times. On December 4, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One got update 1.07, which included balances to weapons as well as updates to settings for a lot of different users. The update is now live and free for everyone else. Sledgehammer Games is working to keep all consoles close when it comes to changes across Call of Duty.
Weapons were balanced to affect the base weapon and loot variants. All of the weapons that had increased damage include the EM1, EPM3 (ads time decreased), XMG (lockdown mode increased), Pytaek and Ameli. Weapons that had their max damage range increased include the ASM1 and MP11. The HBRa3 got decreased max damage range and the Bal27 got max damage range decreased, damage reduced and recoil adjusted.
Fixes have been implemented to stop those that have been using “super” classes. Offensive player emblems have also been restricted. The emblem editor has been given additional colors and layers. Plus, the created emblems can become clan emblems. The clan invite window has been widened to make room for longer names. The position of each clan member now shows on the Clan Roster.
Some challenges have been touched upon, such as the “Far Sighted” which takes four long shot medals. “Crushing Victory” has been fixed to properly track no matter the amount of players in the match, “Super Star” challenge was also fixed. The store has seen some improvements as well, most of which came as requests directly from fans.
Call of Duty Ranked has changed slightly as it has removed Join in Progress, the ability to turn off friendly fire and even removed disconnect penalty when matches begin. Players may now turn on Skill Based Matchmaking.
One big unexpected problem has occurred. Some that have downloaded the update have experienced freezing. It is not yet known why the update may be causing the game to freeze. Luckily the complaints are coming from a minority of gamers. Sledgehammer Games hopes it will not ruin the experience for everyone as they try to track down the problem.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is still going strong since its release in early November. The update brought a lot of important fixes to the online players that keep the series alive. The update originally landed on more recent consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but is now on the older Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The update is free and currently live To see more of the specific changes to individual game modes, in-game updates, UI updates, broadcaster UI updates and more check the link below.
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