Special limited editions for the yearly release of Call of Duty have become a regular thing over the past few years. Activision confirmed the same approach Tuesday for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on the PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360. However, the publisher skipped the usual themed physical collectible gadget or statue in favor of digital content for this year’s release.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare fans will have the option to purchase the Atlas Limited Edition ($79.99), the Atlas Pro Edition ($119.99) or the Atlas Digital Pro Edition ($99.99). These offerings are only available for the Playstation and Xbox consoles so far. The two physical versions are available to pre-order from various retailers now while the Digital Pro Edition will become available in the future. So, there’s a chance that PC gamers will be restricted to the digital only limited edition.
Each version will come with the Atlas Digital Content Pack, which includes the Bal-27 AE Assault Rifle and Atlas 45 AE Pistol. The pack also includes the Atlas exoskeleton, helmet, player card, and five bonus supply drops that unlock new in-game gear. There’s also an extra upgrade token that will allow players to upgrade their exoskeleton with new ability and powers earlier during the campaign.
All three versions will also include the bonus Atlas Gorge multiplayer map that is a reimagining of an old Call of Duty 4 favorite.
Atlas Gorge re-envisions the fan-favorite ‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’ map, ‘Pipeline,’ re-imagined for the new ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ exoskeleton abilities. The Atlas Corporation has commandeered the world’s largest power source, the Three Gorges Dam in central China, creating a gripping setting for a multiplayer battle. Combatants will navigate the shadows and control a map-based turret scorestreak that overlooks the dam and helps to keep enemies at bay, all while leveraging new abilities and tactics enabled by exoskeleton technology, such as vertical combat, new sightlines, and strategic vantage points.
The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Atlas Pro Edition and Atlas Limited Edition will also come with the following two physical goodies and one digital goodie.
- Welcome to Atlas: Advanced Soldier Manual: The Atlas Corporation’s Advanced Soldier Manual ensures that all recruits are equipped with the necessary intel to become a tier-one Advanced Soldier with Atlas. The manual features original concept artwork from ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ developer, Sledgehammer Games, as well as historical and tactical information that will bolster every soldier’s potential for success in the field and prepare them to carry out Atlas’ global mission.
- Collectible SteelBook: Limited edition steel case featuring premium in-game artwork.
- Official ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Soundtrack’: Digital copy of the in-game score, featuring main title & themes by legendary composer, Harry Gregson-Williams as well as original music by Audiomachine.
Meanwhile, the Atlas Pro Edition earns its premium price by including the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass. This will grant access to four DLC map packs as they become available during the months following the shooter’s release. These have been priced at $49.99 with previous Call of Duty releases.
What do you think of these special edition offerings for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? It’s expected to be one of the biggest sellers of 2014, but are you disappointed that there’s no option for a gadget like remote-controlled quad-copter or night-vision goggles as in the past? Let us know in the comments below.
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