Advanced Warfare’s First Double XP Weekend Is Now Live, “Full Weight of Activision” On Lag Issues, Says Sledgehammer

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s first official Double XP Weekend is now underway, according to an announcement from Sledgehammer games on Twitter and Facebook.

The event is live across all platforms for the duration of the weekend in celebration of Advanced Warfare’s ‘Day Zero’ launch last Monday, November 3.

In related news, Sledgehammer Games Co-Founder Glen Schofield has addressed a number of complaints from the Call of Duty community that their Advanced Warfare experience has, so far, been full of “laggy” games and connection issues.

According to Schofield, “The full weight of Activision is on the issues.”

“We hear you loud and clear and we want everybody to know we are on top of it,” he added.

For now, the studio has outlined a number of improvements developers have planned for an incoming update, but the list is mostly compiled of polish items. If there are any further announcements on server updates, you’ll be sure to hear it right away on MP1st.


Studio head Michael Condrey issued a similar but more lengthy statement on Advanced Warfare’s connection services in a recent developer blog. Here’s what he said:

Advanced Warfare employs game servers hosted at data centers globally on all platforms and listen servers as part of our proprietary matchmaking system. Our goal is to ensure the best possible connection and greatest gameplay experience regardless of location and time of day.

We hope you have a great Advanced Warfare launch weekend!   We’ve activated DoubleXP as a thank you for the continued support from fans across the globe.

More news to come over the days, weeks and months ahead. Until then, know that we are listening, excited, and happy to be part of this with you.