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Sledgehammer ripped apart, "rebuilt" Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare maps for double jump

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

What has an extra year in development done for the latest Call of Duty, Advanced Warfare? Well: it’s ensured we haven’t been lumbered with a load of maps ill-built for its boost-jumping exo-soldiers, for one thing.

It took new CoD custodians Sledgehammer two years to get their multiplayer spaces right. The studio set out to design traditional CoD maps - but came to a realisation when double jump became the game’s standout mechanic:

“Oh, they can get on the roof.”

Over the course of two years, Sledgehammer’s single and multiplayer teams traded and adapted to each other’s ideas.

Sledgehammer first designed their multiplayer maps in the traditional CoD form - before it became apparent that their campaign’s super-soldier shtick would necessitate a major rework.

“Maps took two years because first, you get to design them the way you know, then you’re playing and playing constantly,” studio boss Glen Schofield told Digital Spy. “Then as the boost jump started to solidify more, then it’s like, ‘Oh, they can get on the roof’. 

“You just can’t go back and add that. You got to design. We ripped parts of the level out, and rebuilt it,” he went on. “I would bet there are places that wouldn’t go to that ripping stuff out and start over again. With three years, we had that time to do that.”

Advanced Warfare is out on November 4. You’d be forgiven for missing it in a crowd that now includes Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Dragon Age: Inquisition. What does November hold for you?

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3 Years ago

I hope they will have something that can get they snipers that will be camped out on the roof all game.

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3 Years ago

I just be proactive and go to their camping spot and get em. I don't mind the snipers it's the quick scoping I hate from snipers. So fake and cheating.

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3 Years ago

I'll be getting both games. COD and Assassins creed. When I get tired of the story in AC and want some casual gaming I'll be on COD.

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