Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received an important patch this week that fixes multiplayer exploits on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
Although the game just launched on November 4 for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, this patch is said to fix many of the map exploits that have been affecting players since day one.
A blog post on the official community page for game developer Sledgehammer Games points to a laundry list of fixes for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the popular firstperson shooter. "We're taking your feedback seriously and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is getting better because of it," the post begins. "The changes below are currently going live on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Thanks for being vocal about exploits and cheaters, and making this a better experience for everyone playing. Please be sure to let us know if you have any issues with today's improvements."
The list details several specific bugs on the multiplayer maps Atlas Gorge, Biolab, Defender, Detroit, Greenband, Horizon, Instinct, Recovery, and Retreat, with a mention of connectivity optimizations overall. The Exo Survival Global map has also been patched to prevent losing the heads-up display in Goliath and fixing an AI issue after completing level 25.
Because Sledgehammer Games is not the developer for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, those fixes are up to High Moon Studios.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the 11th installment in the Call of Duty series that started in 2003. It features a first-person military shooter perspective and a focus on futuristic weaponry. Advanced Warfare doesn't use the traditional HUD seen in other CoD games, but instead uses holographic projections straight to the game's character.
Advanced Warfare is also the first CoD game that allows the player to choose different types of conventional weapons as well as laser or energy-directed weaponry. The customization of 2013's Call of Duty: Ghosts is also a major selling point.
The game is set in the near future where you, playing as United States Marine Corps Private Jack Mitchell, are offered an advanced prosthetic limb to replace the left arm you lost during an intense battle against North Korea. The storyline progresses through the next five years as you represent the Atlas Corporation and its CEO (voiced by Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey) through several secret missions.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been a hit with reviewers, earning an 83/100 score for the PS4 version on Metacritic. But despite this reception, some gamers have already been considering asking for a refund due to lag on the multiplayer online servers. Hopefully, this latest patch will correct those issues completely.