A new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer recently popped up on YouTube, detailing the brand new Supply Drop system embedded in the game's multiplayer. We never thought we'd say this, but Call of Duty is starting to look like Diablo.
The Supply Drop system awards players with new caches from the sky containing three different items, from weapons to equipment and custom clothing for multiplayer characters. Items come in three rarities: enlisted, professional, and elite. The items in a supply drop are completely random. The craziest items are called Reinforcements, one-time use items in battle that drop in and give the player insane perks. This supply drop system is completely separate from the normal experience-based system, so it's just another way to get items in your arsenal at a faster rate than before.
This is a really cool new idea for Call of Duty multiplayer, adding even more customization options to its already robust system. The most interesting thing is that supply drops will come completely separate from normal progression, so a player could feasibly level up to unlock a weapon, then unlock three more via a supply drop earned in-match. Players could be bulking up fast, which means Advanced Warfare's multiplayer could become unpredictable pretty quickly, and we're okay with that.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches November 4 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
They better get those darn sound effects right.