Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the highly anticipated addition to the long-running Call of Duty franchise, building itself on the promise of delivering a futuristic first-person shooter. The game is being published by Sledgehammer Games for current-gen consoles, and High Moon Studios for last-gen consoles.
One of the highlights of EBX, the demo attempted to give a glimpse into some of the game’s aspects. Spawning on the multiplayer map known as Defender, we had the chance to try out the new Uplink game mode, which very much resembled a deadly sporting game. A team-based mode, we were to either defend our uplink or score at our opponent’s uplink, using an orb that teams had to race to take control of. Being suspended in the air, points were scored by either throwing the orb through the enemy uplink, or jumping through it (double points!).
We were also introduced to the jet pack feature, giving us a quick and short boost into the air, allowing us to easily traverse the environment. To some extent, it could be used tactically, manoeuvring behind a pursuing enemy, or simply just to evade them.