Advanced Warfare Will Have Split-Screen, Hardcore Modes, and 10 or 15 Prestige Levels

Dropping more details on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer, Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey took to social media to answer a few incoming questions from curious Call of Duty fans.

The details are pretty straight forward. According to Condrey, Advanced Warfare will feature split-screen play, hardcore modes, and will include either either 10 or 15 Prestige levels — the design team is “still debating”ย between the two numbers.

The question still remains, however, if split-screen will remain limited to two players, as has been the case in the most recent Call of Duty titles, or if it will allow for four-players at once.

In addition, Condrey answered to one questioner that the team believes they’ve “got the right balance” when it come to time-to-kill and that “it seemed validated at Gamescom,” but the studio has “still got some dev time too,” should they feel the need to make alterations.

You can catch Condrey’s Tweets below:

Thanks, CharlieIntel, for that one.

In addition, if you weren’t already aware, Kill Confirmed and Search & Rescue are both game modes that will be returning in Advanced Warfare multiplayer.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches Novemberย 3rd for those who pre-order the Day Zero Edition.

  • VisceralVenom

    Three years for this game? Really? lol

    • Oag0

      Don’t get your comment. I understand you are another troll but please elaborate.

    • Trevor Squires

      Yeah in three years they can deliver innovation, graphics, and content. Crazy how that works.

  • KillzoneVII

    Good news, I’ve been a fan of Hardcore for the past 2 CoD games since the TTK seems very iffy on Core modes lately.

    Also 15 prestiges? Yes! The more the better IMO.

  • Cameron Purdie

    This just in, the new Call of Duty has Call of Duty features.

  • Sal

    I wish it was coming out September 3rd. It was nice being fooled for that quick second, lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • idefaultzz

    Im on Michael Condrey’s twitter, yet I don’t see those tweets at all, any idea how I can see them myself? Or did he delete them? or are they fake?

    EDIT* Ahh nvm, I had to click on tweets and replies, now i see them. sorry about that.


    This game game supposedly had three years dev time yet 2 months before launch and they still don’t know how many prestiges it’s gonna have???

    • HotHam

      That’s one of the last things I would care about if I was developing the game. It really isn’t a major feature that should be worked on at the start of development. And there are other modes besides MP, so those most likely took time

    • idefaultzz

      In those three years, should they decide how many prestiges there will be? or decide gameplay, sound, graphics, content and innovation. Prestiges is the last thing they care about, which can be changed at any time. It’s actually a good thing they are asking how many prestiges we want.

    • MeisseN

      Why does his tweet sound more like “I’m not telling you just yet, wait and see” to me ._.

  • Merffy

    I’ll take 10, especially if they take the Black Ops 2 approach with prestige tokens.

    • James Mulhall

      I thought MW3 was the game with prestige tokens?

      • KillzoneVII

        I think both games did it, MW3 being the first.

        • Brandon

          Black Ops 2 didn’t have prestige tokens, they just brought back the feature where you could permanently unlock something every prestige. Hardly matters lol, I’m just clarifying to satisfy my OCD.

          • KillzoneVII

            That’s what I meant, haha. Forgot MW3 had the option to pick double XP, a class, or a permanent unlock. Lmao

  • Ryan Schulze

    Two player split screen would be nice, but please let it be four.

  • KillzoneVII

    September 3rd?

    I’m beginning to think David purposely writes the wrong dates just to mess with us… Lol

    • Robert Wetterauw Jr

      for those that pre-order the day-zero edition.he wrote it in the post.

      • J4MES

        Um Day Zero is November the 3rd, not September 3rd. It’s not Month Zero;-)

      • KillzoneVII

        That’s still wrong, Day Zero is November 3rd, lol. David is famous for getting the months wrong that’s why I made the joke, it’s no big deal though.

        And David if you read this please don’t get offended, I think your articles are always good and well written, you just tend to get dates wrong, haha ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Haha! No offense taken. I have WAY too many launch dates/months in my head and get them mixed up all the time. Switching from game to game in article to article is too much to handle sometimes. In this case, got it mixed up with Destiny’s September release.

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  • J4MES

    10 prestige levels are more than enough for most players but you get people who play 6+ hours a day and reach max level by Christmas then moan that they want more. Prestige doesn’t mean anything apart from how much time you have on your hands and I would have loved to see something different around the levelling e.g having to perform certain challenges before you can prestige.

    • KillzoneVII

      Titanfall-esque prestiging would be perfect IMO, I’ve always felt that maybe challenges should have to be completed to advance in prestige. But I’ll be happy if they just go old school and make you unlock everything again, rather than like ghosts where you can instantly buy everything back if you have enough tokens.

      • Speaking of which, how is the unlock system in AW? Was that talked about at all?

        • KillzoneVII

          Not that I know of, I think it was the usual CoD MP demo where everyone is level 1 and has all the same weapons and can’t rank up.

    • awkenney

      I would love to see prestige removed entirely, and maybe more gauges to determine your overall performance and areas where you could improve, whether it be accuracy or route movement or metagame. That would be a nice tie-in to the Combat Readiness Program.

  • MegaMan3k

    dear activision

    you think you got the right balance on dying quickly or slowly or whatever but please activision listen please


    maybe at gamescom people think it’s ok, but in a latency free environment things are different

    I know you do latency testing on your internal networks. But Activision no listen to me please


    • One point

      you played it?

    • awkenney

      I agree with this 100%. How the game plays over the Internet is completely critical to the COD franchise at this point.

  • MegaMan3k

    Somebody who has an “in” with these guys – ask if Bumper Jumper will now be a controller option. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • If not, I don’t think I can deal with that. I frankly do not know why every shooter doesn’t feature a shoulder button as jump by default. I mean it was fine before the advent of a dual analog stick function, but using a face button to jump in FPS is archaic considering the last thing you want to do is take your thumb off of the stick you use to aim.

  • jahladagaming

    What about the most important things. Dedicated servers? I would also like a proper theatre mode like BLOPS 1 and 2 NOT like MW3.

    • J4MES

      I don’t think theater mode is going to be in AW.

    • Sams0n

      If there were dedicated servers planned, it would be plastered all over the announcements. Safe to say, no. But then what did you expect from a CoD title.

  • Alex Valenzuela

    I think they should have 10 prestiges in the beggining then add the extra prestiges like in mw3?? I think they added 10 extra prestiges or was it bo1 I don’t remember, cause in bo2 I got to masters in 7 in game days

  • Moeen

    15 would be fine, hate when they decide to add more randomly. So if they are debating between 10 and 15, they are probably going to up the 10 to 15 later on anyways.

  • Oscar Rivera

    Will the game have 4 player split screen local?

  • Adam Estep

    I just hope HC is ricochet like Ghosts. I got put on probation so much because my TROPHY SYSTEM would kill teammates…

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  • simple jack

    4 player split screen maybe ? I got 3 other brothers.

  • andrew setia

    splitscreen 4 people