Been playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? I’m sure you’ve experienced some kind of lag at some point, but thankfully it looks like it’s getting better. A whole other problem though are some of the exploits that exist. Gamers have taken to YouTube to showcase all manners of stuff that really don’t belong in the core game experience. They should be careful, as Activision are looking to ban any videos that they believe promotes these exploits or any kind of cheating.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is an incredibly fun new entry into the franchise, but it isn’t without problems. The game suffers from insufferable lag sometimes, and a lot of the maps have some ridiculously exploitable hacks that run all the competitive fun. At least one of those issues is being sorted out by a new patch, and it’s arguably the easier of the two.
We’ve been wanting to do a podcast for a while, and not just because every other local site around here happens to be doing one. The thing is, it’s a bit awkward for us, due to our gang being scattered around the country like the 12 talismans of the Chinese Zodiac from the Jackie Chan adventures. But we think we’ve found a solution, so sit back, and enjoy some mindless rambling from myself and the Mattstick about Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
The Do Gaming Championship is arguably the biggest event on the South African eSport calendar. In its wake, it’s not unusual to see teams reshuffle or get snapped up by larger MGOs. This is the case with F34R, a local Call of Duty: Ghosts team who won their respective DGC tournament. They have now joined Energy eSports, and mark the first entry into the console division for the MGO.
Thanks to the lovely humans (and one or two robots) at Activision and Megarom, we’re giving away two copies of the latest Call of Duty game to two lucky readers – one per platform. We’ve run things through our much maligned randomising service, and the winners have been selected. those winners are…
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now out, and it has been rather well received, bar the annoying lag and an annoying multiplayer exploit. You’d think the atrocity that was Ghosts would’ve chased away many of the core fans, yet Advanced Warfare is still selling strongly. There are clearly some forgiving people out there, because the franchise has recently been named the best ever video game series, at least according to Guinness World Records and one of their online polls.
Playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare online last week was pretty much impossible unless getting merciless dominated by a horrible online ping sounds like fun. It’s improved drastically though, allowing me to actually get some decent game time in over the weekend. Just enough, in fact, to spot a game breaking bug in one of the maps.
Right now, the multiplayer component of Advanced Warfare is still a bit of a hot mess. The game’s netcode and its overzealous lag compensation are beyond appalling, and the lack of functional dedicated servers is frankly unforgivable if you ask me. The game is out every single year and you’d imagine Activision has the budget – and importantly, the foresight – to provision for servers. Still, the game is broken, but an update is on the way.
Just before the weekend, Bungie revealed a bit of news that’ll have the many of you still playing Destiny rather excited; they’re going to be a little more generous when it comes to handing out better gear. It’s just one of the many promised tweaks and tunes that’ll be coming for the game in the coming weeks leading up to the release of the game’s first major DLC, the ominously named “The Dark Below”.
Geoff posted an article a few days back asking if you were suffering from Lag in Advanced Warfare and while I hadn’t heard anything yet the response to that article definitely convinced us that there was a real problem occurring.
One thing the Call of Duty series is infamous for is its rude community. The stereotype is that it’s filled with 12-year-olds who have apparently slept with everyone's mothers, including yours! This is not the case, at least according to Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games – the team responsible for the rather good Advanced Warfare.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare finally landed yesterday and quickly established itself as one of the best entries the franchise has ever had. That’s mostly due to the game’s new Exo abilities, which transform the landscape of the eSports focused multiplayer mode. It’s going to be interesting to see how professional players adapt to it over time. We, however, didn’t have that much practice at last night’s Media Invitational tournament, but we still walked away victorious!
Pre-loading is a simple enough idea. Pre-order a game, download it early and have it ready to play on launch day, thus removing one of the digital download stings out of the equation. In theory, it should work fine, and indeed it does. But for some reason, it’s been a mission to get Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare properly pre-downloaded on Xbox One. And that’s not the only platform having some advanced issues, as the PlayStation 4 is experiencing some console parity problems as well.
Have you read my Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review yet? I am genuinely surprised by how much I like the game. At the review event, I got the chance to chat to Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games. Apparently, all the technology seen in-game is not too far from reality. They’ve researched it all, and it’s all science.