Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare cover
Developers
Sledgehammer Games
Multiplayer Raven Software
Publishers
Activision
Release dates
Windows November 4, 2014
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General information

Multiplayer matchmaking will not work when any DLC map pack except the free Atlas Gorge map is installed. See Issues fixed below, for fixes and workarounds.
Multiplayer is capped at 91 frames per second. There is no fix for this.
Official Call of Duty series site
Call of Duty Wiki - A detailed wiki for every Call of Duty game made.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Contains 6 DVDs.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Steam
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Includes the first map pack, Havoc. See Issue: No games found in multiplayer when DLC map packs installed
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Ascendance
Windows
Atlas Gorge Map Included in the Digital Pro Edition
Windows
Australia Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Backdraft Personalization Pack
Windows
Barong Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Canada Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Championship Personalization Pack
Windows
Creature Personalization Pack
Windows
Creature Premium Personalization Pack
Windows
Extra Armory Slots 1
Windows
Extra Armory Slots 2
Windows
Extra Armory Slots 3
Windows
Extra Armory Slots 4
Windows
Extra Armory Slots 5
Windows
France Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Germany Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Havoc Included in the Gold Edition.
Windows
Hot Rod Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Italy Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Japan Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Lagoon Personalization Pack
Windows
Lightning Personalization Pack
Windows
Lightning Premium Personalization Pack
Windows
Magma Personalization Pack
Windows
Magma Premium Personalization Pack
Windows
Nanotech Personalization Pack
Windows
Nanotech Premium Personalization Pack
Windows
Netherlands Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Panda Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Psychedelic Personalization Pack
Windows
Season Pass Included in the Digital Pro Edition
Windows
Spain Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Steampunk Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
Tiki Personalization Pack
Windows
United Kingdom Exoskeleton Pack
Windows
United States Exoskeleton Pack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\players2\[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209650/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209650/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen Fixer to fix stretching from 16:9.[1]
Ultra-widescreen
Use Widescreen Fixer to fix stretching from 16:9.[1]
4K Ultra HD
[2]
Field of view (FOV)
65-90° in multiplayer;[3] for single-player use this fix.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Low, normal and high options.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA (1x and Temporal 2x), Filmic SMAA (1x and Temporal 2x) and SSAA (2x, 4x, 8x, 16x)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Multiplayer is capped at 91 FPS.
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map/mouse settings.
In-game key map/mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
There is only a single volume slider though there is native support to turn off the music, announcer, hitmarker sounds and soldier chatter independently.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Only available in Polish retail release.
Retail CD Key gives subscription exclusive to single language.[4]]
Russian
Spanish
:
Lacks Latin American translation (available on console version). Only Castillan translation is available.
Slovak
Fan translation, download.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
18 Versus, Co-op
Co-op supports up to 4 players.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Hybrid system with dedicated servers.
Dedicated
Hybrid system with P2P listen servers.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27014-27050
UDP 3478, 4379-4380, 27000-27031, 27036
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (DX11).
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

No games found in multiplayer when DLC map packs installed[edit]

Having any DLC map pack installed except for the free Atlas Gorge multiplayer map DLC, will prevent CoD:AW MP from matching you with anyone that does not have the exact same combination of map packs installed. It will not fall-back to DLC-less matchmaking if it cannot find any such players. For some reason, Activision apparently intended this: [5]
This will result in a loop of Searching for available games -> No games found.
This issue affects most new players, since the default (Gold) edition of Advanced Warfare sold on Steam comes with the Havoc map pack pre-installed.
Workarounds[citation needed]

Workaround which allows you to keep DLC installed: Only the built in matchmaking is broken, you can still join games using Steam's "Join Game" functionality. If you manage to party up with someone without DLC, this will result in matchmaking working for both of you, since if one player in the session does not have DLC, it will put whole party into matchmaking with people who don't have it either (which is not bugged). How to find active players:

  1. There's Steam Groups for Advanced Warfare. Just join all the AW Groups in this link: https://steamcommunity.com/search/groups/#text=%22advanced+warfare%22 and also join the chat for all of them (Join Chat button is at the top right for each Group)
  2. This way you can quickly see if other players in the Group are online using Friends & Chat (bottom right of the Steam window)
  3. There is also a forum topic with almost 2000 replies at https://steamcommunity.com/app/209660/discussions/0/350533172699315196/?ctp=131 Go in reverse chronological order and add everyone that posts there.
  4. Then you can join their matches using your friends list.

Another workaround:

  1. Uninstall all DLC except for the free Atlas Gorge map
  2. Play a few matches. This will fill up the Recent Players list which you can find by pressing F1 on the multiplayer main screen.
  3. Click the recent players one by one and click Friend Request
  4. This will allow you to see when they are in a CoD AW multiplayer session, and join it without going through matchmaking
  5. Re-install the DLC, if you want.

Multiplayer mouse acceleration[edit]

Some users have reported mouse acceleration, which can be fixed by an .ini edit[6]
Edit the multiplayer config file[citation needed]
  1. First of all you need to locate your COD:AW MP Config file. This can be found at
  2. Steam\steamspps\common\Call Of Duty Advance Warfare\players2\config_mp.cfg.
  3. Change these 3 inputs to "0"
  4. cl_mouseAccel "0" (should be 0 by default)
  5. cl_pitchspeed "0" (Default 140)
  6. cl_yawspeed "0" (Default 140)
  7. Save. (if you notice that the game is resetting this file, right click the config_mp.cfg file and go into properties > Click on "Read Only" and apply.)

Stuttering[edit]

The game has some compatibility issues with older operating systems such as Windows 7 due to the outdated graphics stack (WDDM).
Change operating system[citation needed]
  1. Back up your files and programs.
  2. Go to Microsoft site .
  3. Select at will the type of transition to Windows 10.
  4. Upgrade to Windows 10 or reinstall from scratch.
  5. Download and install the latest drivers for your configuration, in particular the video card.
  6. Turn off the transparency of the desktop interface in the system settings in the personalization color section.
  7. You can also turn on the game mode in the system settings to ensure a higher priority of the game in automatic mode.
This action is the cornerstone of stability and smoothness of the gameplay, as Windows 10 has more advanced basic elements that the game requires.
You can also disable the function of HPET which is a technology of high-precision timer in the motherboard.
This can sometimes cause performance problems.
Disable HPET[7]

Method 1:

  1. Tap on the Windows-key, enter cmd, right-click cmd.exe in the results listing and select to run the command prompt with administrative privileges.
  2. To enable HPET as the only timer run the command bcdedit /set useplatformclock true
  3. To disable HPET in Windows run the command bcdedit /deletevalue useplatformclock
  4. Restart your computer.

Method 2:

  1. Search "Device Manager" on your PC.
  2. Scroll down to "System Devices" and open the sub-menu.
  3. Scroll to "High Precision Event Timer" and click it.
  4. Click "Actions" at the top of the window, and from that pop-up menu, click "Disable".
  5. Restart your computer.

Game isn't using all available VRAM[edit]

Edit a config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\players2
  2. Edit config.cfg (singleplayer) and config_mp.cfg (multiplayer).
  3. Search for seta r_videoMemoryScale "0.85".
  4. Change this value to seta r_videoMemoryScale "1".
  5. Save the file and start the game.

Low resolution assets[edit]

Fix impact.
Fix impact.
Disable shadow caching[citation needed]

Shadow caching options require a large amount of video memory (At least 4 GB according to the description in the options menu), prioritizing shadow maps over textures, leaving you with very low resolution assets regardless of your texture settings.

  1. Go to the main menu and click Campaign. Press Space to enter the options.
  2. Click Video Options, then Advanced Video and scroll down to Shadow Options.
  3. Under Shadow Options, disable Cache Sun Shadow Maps and Cache Spot Shadow Maps.
  4. Apply settings.

Stuttering during cutscenes[edit]

Run the game in borderless windowed mode[citation needed]

Running the game in borderless windowed mode will reduce stuttering during cutscenes, though there will still be slight hiccups from time to time, due to the game loading in the background.

  1. Go to the main menu and click Campaign. Press Space to enter the options.
  2. Click Video Options.
  3. Toggle Display Mode to Windowed (No Border).
  4. Apply settings.

Notes

Players have reported smoother gameplay in addition to cutscenes when turning on Sync Every Frame in conjunction with Windowed (No Border).

Sync Every Frame is found under Advanced Video Options in the Video Options. Toggle the option to say Yes, then apply the settings.

Dead bodies stuck in strange poses[edit]

Enable Ragdoll[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\players2
  2. Edit config.cfg
  3. Search for seta ragdoll_enable "0"
  4. Change to seta ragdoll_enable "1"

"Couldn't write a file. Hard drive is probably full." error[edit]

Run the game as administrator[8][citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Demonware, Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-530
AMD Phenom II X4 810
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
ATI Radeon HD 5870
DirectX 11 compatible
32-bit systems are not officially supported.

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/209650/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (209650) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References