Activision Blizzard announced their second quarter 2016 results earlier and revealed some interesting details about what’s been happening in the company over the last few months. In this post, we recap all of the things they talked about.

The first thing they revealed was that Call of Duty in-game content sales were at a record high this year, driven by Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC map packs and Supply Drops. They revealed that in-game content sales has doubled since last year for Call of Duty.

From May 2016 through August 2016, Activision Blizzard (the entire company, across all of the publisher’s titles) made over $1 billion just from in-game content sales. The press release notes that in-game content refers to DLC Map Packs, Loot Boxes, Supply Drops, and more. Activision also confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 continues to be the best selling next-generation console title life to date, according to NPD data.

In regards to Call of Duty esports, Activision announced that the Call of Duty World League had over 33 million views accumulated for the Stage 1 events, which is a 5 times increase compared to last year. Activision states that they anticipate that the upcoming Call of Duty World League Championship (set to take place September 1-4 at Call of Duty XP), which will feature a $2 million prize pool, will be the most watchedΒ Call of Duty esports event to date.

In regards to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision CEO confirmed that overall preorder numbers are down this year compared to last year. They stated that the company has made marketing adjustments, including having a huge event at Call of Duty XP to reveal Infinite Warfare multiplayer and talk more about the entire game. Activision CEO said that the team at Infinity Ward is extremely excited and proud of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Activision also confirmed that the preorders for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare’s collector’s editions (Legacy, Digital Legacy, Digital Deluxe, and Legacy Pro) are higher than any Collector’s Edition in Call of Duty, thanks to the editions including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Activision CEO said that “Modern Warfare Remastered is the best bonus content we’ve ever offered.” They also revealed that the digital editions are doing well in terms of preorder numbers.

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Activision CEO followed up to talk more about the response to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. He said that “the more people see, the more people are getting excited,” revealing that the title won 25+ awards at E3 and has received the most positive response from press than ever before. Activision has been promoting that GameInformer awarded the title ‘Best Shooter’ at E3 across its site and social media.Β He also talked about the fact that, at this time last year, all of the modes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 were revealed, which resulted in higher preorder numbers at the time, and the title also had a beta as a preorder incentive. It appears that Activision believes Call of Duty XP will help give players many more details about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which might help increase the preorder numbers.

For all of Activision’s (only Activision titles, which includes Call of Duty, Destiny, Skylanders, and more), the number of active players reached a record high for this time of the year — 49 million players. Activision continues to state that monthly active users for Call of Duty has been the highest this year than ever before.

Activision also re-confirmed that the fourth DLC Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will launch after the Call of Duty XP event, which takes place September 2-4, first on PlayStation 4. The company stated that fans at Call of Duty XP can go hands on with DLC 4, alongside Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

SOURCE:Β Activision BlizzardΒ (and Activision Slides)

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  • What you looking at?

    well this confirms supply drops for IW

    • SoulTaker

      And every COD after that.

  • Element115Will

    Preorder sales are down eh. (FOR NOW) Activi$ion, if you cannot tell the reason why, then you are just some greedy, self centered, not giving a shit, failure of a company.

    • What you looking at?

      activision knows why…but they cant fix it right now because its too late

    • CoDforever

      They actually have a point though. This time last year, we saw BO3′ Campaign, Multiplayer AND zombies. They even had a pre order beta. Right now we’ve only seen some campaign gameplay for IW. Even the Terminal remake only got announced just recently.

      So they do have a valid excuse for shitty pre orders tbh.

      • What you looking at?

        honestly…i have no idea why they are doing this,its pretty sad how the beta is gona be in late sept or later (if there will be)..

        • CoDforever

          There wont be a beta. Treyarch was just immensely confident that people would buy their game so they wanted a beta. Judging by bo2 and bo1 sales, Activision let them.

          With InfinityWard however, Activision definitely doesnt have faith in them especially after Ghosts.

      • When will we get Campaign trailer?

    • Sentinel

      They don’t need to spoil the greatness than Infinite Warfare is going to be! Next month, multiplayer reveal and zombies after that!

      • What you looking at?

        i thought zombies is gona be revealed this month?

        • CoDforever

          Most likely gamescom

          • What you looking at?

            yes wich is this month

        • Sentinel

          Nah, I haven’t seen any updates on that to be honest but usually, the 3rd mode is the last thing they reveal…

          • What you looking at?

            they did say they are gona do something BIG for zombies this month
            possibly a gameplay

          • Sentinel

            Word, can’t wait to see what goodies Infinity Ward adds to the zombie mode!

          • What you looking at?

            same mate πŸ˜€

          • CoDforever

            Where did they say that? link?

          • What you looking at?

            you just replied “most likely gamescom” i think i know where i got this information from

          • What you looking at?
          • CoDforever

            no where did they say it was going to be “BIG”?

  • waylay3r

    “More than 1 billion just from in-game sales” . Money and stupidity is one hell of a combo. If the supply drop content was only cosmetic it would all be fine. The fact that a lot of people endorsed this pay to win model is ridiculous.

    • CoDforever

      1 billion is not just from CoD though. Its from all their games, including Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Season passes etc which make a TON of money alone, even without supply drops.

      • waylay3r

        Oh didnt know that season passes count in that tbh, but still thats a shit load of money.

        • CoDforever

          Actually quite low tbh.

          Rockstar made $500 million from GTA Shark Cards ONLY, while Activision only made $1 billion from Overwatch crates, Hearthstone packs and expansions, WoW expansions, COD Supply drops and seasons passes, some sort of Skylanders DLC and tons of stuff from other games.

          • What you looking at?

            rockstar must be the richest company world wide

          • waylay3r

            Well, i am talking mostly about CoD. The article states that the in-game purchases are peaking and the people making in-game purchases doubled.

          • CoDforever

            That doesnt really say much until we know exactly how much “Double” is.

            Also map packs extremely contributed to that, I know many people that bought Bo3’s season pass but hardly anyone who bought AW’s season pass

          • BradyAlucard

            This just proves why it’s a fact that this nonsense is killing the gaming industry, I wish they’d just keep it in freemium games…

          • CoDforever

            I would be fine with it if map packs were free, like how Rockstar gives free updates

          • BradyAlucard

            Very, very grateful for Rockstar.

          • Dr. Edward Richtofen

            Rainbow six siege doesn’t have supply drops

          • BradyAlucard

            It has free DLC, too, which I commend.

          • Ruski Drinks Brewski

            I like how ATVI made Blizzard join them, just to make ATVI look “big” but we all know that they will fail if they didn’t buy Blizzard.

          • Keshav Bhat

            They are a joint entity and a company. The investor releases are driven to shareholders, who have stakes and money in the entire company not just Activision or Blizzard.

          • CoDforever

            did the $1 billion include destiny stuff as well?

          • Ruski Drinks Brewski

            Ok, thanks Keshav

  • djml9

    I was playing with a random today that said they had just spent $150 to get the peacekeeper.

    • Edithvjenkins4

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      • What you looking at?

        great..flag button works

    • That’s really, really sad

    • What you looking at?

      who tf pays that much for a new weapon?….

      • ImGraced11

        But people pay thousands of dollars for skins on CSGO

        • Eddie Tupy

          its different though because it feeds THEIR addiction.

      • Mitymom

        Who the F would pay that much for pixels! is my question. Sorry, I love gameing as much as any nerd but I have better things to spend that kind of money on.

    • CoDforever

      I spent $950 for the Malice

      • What you looking at?

        if i was acitivsion honestly i would keep doing these supply drops for every cod,how can you blame them? dude no offence but if some idiots pay just over 100 euros for ONLY A WEAPON on your game will u still keep doing them in your future games? OFC!

        • CoDforever

          They pay money because they like the thrill of gambling. If the weapons were sold seperately for a set price, then it wouldnt be very fun to get them.

          • What you looking at?

            theres many gambling websites xD

          • CoDforever

            Not many that appeal to children and teenagers!

          • djml9

            It was a grown man

          • CoDforever

            Obviously there are some CoD addicts out there that would pay that type of money, but most of the revenue comes from people younger than 21.

          • What you looking at?

            obvsly since 80% of cod community are under 20 xD

          • Kobrah

            But at least you would get them πŸ˜‰

      • djml9

        I sincerely hope not

  • Fuck that’s sad. With the sales of in-game content this high, COD 2017 might as well be “free to play”, with everything good coming out of supply drops. Fuck that. I seriously hope they don’t include pay to win weapons in supply drops in IW.

    • CoDforever

      They will. Its time to accept it. Supply drop weapons will be in EVERY CoD game.

      I know this sounds absurd, but maybe if we bought a ton of Supply drops when they were cosmetic-only, then they might have stayed that way.

      • Stop.

        • CoDforever

          To? Supply drop weapons in every game or what I said about buying cosmetic supply drops lol?

          • The last part. It is absurd, that kinda makes it sound like it’s the fanbase’s fault for DLC weapons being in supply drops because no one threw cash at Activision for the cosmetic items

          • PuddleOfStix

            That’s the way Activision sees it. We didn’t pay enough for cosmetic only, so they told Treyarch to include weapons too.

          • Jon

            LOL….

          • Obviously that’s how they see it, but in reality, it’s not the fans fault. It’s a spit in the face from a fan to another fan to try and say its our fault because we didn’t buy enough supply drops. No.

          • Logic Chief

            Wait a second when it was cosmetic only i was the only one who spent $10k on cod points…. Come on guys step up your game πŸ˜›

          • Andrey Martim

            It is fanbase’s fault.

            If there is no demand, there is no offer.

          • Yeah, you can fuck off.

          • Dr. Edward Richtofen

            Really motherfucker

      • Tiarajreed3

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      • Michael Romo

        You do know that you don’t have to buy supply drops, right? There’s something called in-game currency…

    • Michael Romo

      Name one pay-to-win weapon in BO3. The VMP and M8 are still the most powerful weapons in the game

      • Kyle Kerr

        True and the kuda

      • Fable Marksman

        You obviously haven’t used the Marshal 16’s or the shadowclaws lmao, don’t comment stupid shit, those guns are op and the marshals up close beat every other gun in the game

  • CoDforever

    “Activision continues to state that monthly active users for Call of Duty has been the highest this year than ever before.”

    This is really interesting. The sales are declining but the # of people playing are increasing?

    • M Demon

      Its true about COD , they said it over and over that BO3 has the most active player count in cod history , although its sales are lower than MW3 , BO2 (or even others) does not mean it cant have more players…

    • brutedawg

      In marketing, it’s called ‘spin’β€” on paper, there’s multiple Call of Duty titles out with some still being supported. They’re just compounding the numbers of users across all titles, hence they say “Call of Duty” not “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3”. In addition, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re counting those playing the campaign and zombies on these titles, or even just people that simply launch the game, as ‘active users’.

    • Dennis Hansen

      Pre-order for IW is lower than bo3 at the same time last year. Read the article again πŸ˜›

    • Commander Wolfe

      I also like the fact that they won’t give us an exact statistic telling us where they’re receiving this information.

  • Ak74u

    They made 1 billion and yet it is not enough for them. bo3 was my last cod and I already know supply drops will stay so I give up. It feels horrible not being able to unlock something you really want to play with. Specially after you’ve payed a good amount for the content

    • Smayo

      I canceled my legacy edition yesterday after the confirmation that the only 2 friends who still played Bo3 aren’t going to buy IW. The only reason I pre-ordered IW was for the MW remake and the thought of playing IW with friends, now that it isn’t going to happen seeing im the only one pre-ordered it there is no reason to buy it anymore. The (half) MW remake alone isn’t worth 90 euros to me.

      Maybe I pick it up in the future if zombies turns out good but for now it seems no CoD in november for me since 2007…

    • reamerb .

      Exactly

  • Alex

    i can’t believe just how stupid ppl are in buy this shit which btw will be irrelevant in a few months time

  • Tom

    Good for them. Unfortunatly, They killed this series for me with the supply drops. The fact that u cant experience the full game without putting a lot of money in it, its just killed the hole thing for me. And its really sad that a lot of other games starting to use this shitbox system.
    And the fact that it is not running on dedicate servers, althougt they making a ton of money. Its just proves they dont care about the community not one bit. I think they will milking this francise 110% for the last drop. The future is not black, its dark now πŸ™

  • ToonToons22

    This is terrible. It’s truly a sad time when publishers like Activision are making tons of money from in-game weapons made entirely out of pixels. What do they need all that cash for?

    They’re already the richest game corporation in the world, and it’s not like they’re doing anything with it. They could be fixing old COD4 and World at War servers to get rid of hackers, but they won’t. They could be doing a better job of making the games better for PC instead of keeping the game optimized for consoles, because BO3 on PC is full of bugs, even on a high-end PC. Hell, with all that money, you would think them to be at least generous enough to give all these new weapons straight to us for free without any gimmicks, right? Nope. Not at all.

    Activision wants to capitalize on every opportunity given to them. So they figure, “Why not put this Peacekeeper MK2 in supply drops? It’s a beast of a gun and everyone wants it, so let’s make them pay extra to speed up their chances of getting it.” Good for them, not for the players. I cringe when I hear the word “Peacekeeper” now.

    And guess who hates that just as much as we do? The game developers themselves. When Vonderhaar found out the idea of weapons in supply drops was going through, he was pissed. I think he even took a vacation the same week the Garand and Marshall came out.

    I hope they’re happy. For the supply drops alone, I rarely ever play BO3 now. I never preordered Infinite Warfare for the same reason. If I find out they do put supply drops in that game too, then Call of Duty is dead to me. I’m not even going to buy it for the MW Remastered. Enjoy your money, Activision. One of these days you’re gonna wish you actually cared about your fans.

    • dust&cheese

      dude for real! a truly grateful company reporting these sorts of numbers and spewing nothing but ‘praise to the best community of fans’ would spend time and invest in keeping those games cleaned and running.

    • Sentinel

      Aww this…this is so sad ;( LOL. Work on a 10 year game. Are you being for real dude? Like keeping the servers up and running ain’t enough ’cause I would shut them down if it were up to me. They got big and better things to focus on now. Such as Modern Warfare Remastered back with stellar graphics, sounds, animations, ect. With online multiplayer too! Ahh and offcourse, Infinite Warfare. Dude, I do know about you, but that’s a hella of nice gesture from Activision to it’s loyal fans. What do they do with all that money? Well, such things like…motion capture, paid actors, New IPs, 3 studios, COD XP EVents. and so on. The list of priorities goes on. Stop stating that Activision is being greedy for an excuse to hid the fact that you are just salty. Yeah supply drops is back, get over it ’cause it is a thing in Call of Duty now. IT is sad but true.

      • I swear this guy is literally the biggest Activision cock sucker here

        • And you’re the biggest hater dick rider here

          • “Hater dick rider”

            Fazal, please for the love of god, do not reproduce.

          • Too late man, I already did with your mom. Congratz you got a sister on the way.

          • Another one?

          • Sentinel

            Ouuh Savage!

          • Mike_Scarnn

            Nice try…

          • Sentinel

            He really is, but it is what they do best. So fuck them πŸ˜€

        • Mike_Scarnn

          πŸ™‚

          • Sentinel

            Lame.

          • Mike_Scarnn

            It’s okay. Don’t cry. That makes you look even worse

          • Sentinel

            Only the realist recognize the cunts, cunt.

          • Mike_Scarnn

            Watch out everyone. We got a badass here

          • Sentinel

            Everyone? HAHA You the type of person who drives a four door car with no friends.

          • Mike_Scarnn

            And I thought my comeback was bad….

          • Sentinel

            They are just gay. & it does not change the fact that you have no friends.

          • Mike_Scarnn

            And I thought my comeback was bad…

          • Mike_Scarnn
          • Sentinel

            So you like spongebob…well why am I not surprised. Btw this is one of the gayest comebacks on CI as of yet LOL.

          • Dr. Edward Richtofen

            I like cod but your just a stupid cod elitest

          • Dr. Edward Richtofen

            It’s right in front of this one though

        • jordanxbrookes

          He’s not the biggest, but he’s one of the biggest on here.

          • Sentinel

            I would give him a comeback but I left it all between his mom’s teeth last night…Now she goes to kiss him goodnight for me.

      • Commander Wolfe

        Personally, I wouldn’t mind it as much if I didn’t keep getting the same stupid shit that I already have and let me get some of the stuff I don’t have. For instance, I only have three of the Black Market Weapons from Black Ops III.

        • Sentinel

          Your luck really sucks. But you still have the chance of 3 out of .000000000000000000000000001 to get one or two of the new weapons in BO3.

          • Snipemare

            3/.0000000000000000001? That’s over a 100 percent chance.

      • ToonToons22

        You think I’m salty? Hell yeah, I am. For a good reason, too. And why should I stop stating that Activision is greedy when it’s completely obvious that they are?! They flat out LIED to us when they said only cosmetic items would be in supply drops. To me, that’s a clear sign that they completely ignore the players in favor of cold hard cash.

        And what do you mean, “get over it?” You seriously think that the community, the ones that truly have a say in how the game gets developed, are going to take this supply drop BS? You only support the supply drop system because you have better luck than most people. If your luck sucks like a bunch of other people’s luck does, your tone would be completely different.

        And I don’t know about you, but I would like to go back to my Xbox 360 and play World at War multiplayer again without any hackers. It was the last WWII game in the series and, if you knew what the community wanted, they want to go back to old-school, boots-on-the-ground combat. If the guys at Activision had half a brain, they’d understand this and fix these old servers for the players who don’t want exo-suits, supply drops, and dumbass Winners Circle dance moves.

        • Mike_Scarnn

          I miss WaW. Can’t decide if that or CoD4 is my favorite. The best thing about that game was the realism in it. If you throw a grenade and it is directly under someone’s feet, it’s going to blow their legs, or at least a foot, off. WaW captured the gory, brutalness of WWII. I would glady jump back on my 360 and join you on an all-nighter of War and S&D

          • Dr. Edward Richtofen

            To bad hackers ruined it I love it still play it a couple times a year

  • Mick

    Just wanna give a 2 thumbs up to the fucking oblivious retards who bought supply drops πŸ‘πŸ‘. Now they are here to stay and will definetly be in IW now πŸ˜’

    • Aidan

      I blame Exility. Fuck that guy.

  • Sam

    You lot better not buy this game. I dont want to see “best selling game” over and over again and bought reviews from ign. Let the franchise die it was good once but its lost it.

    • dust&cheese

      i remember how much i wanted to buy star wars battlefront. but then seeing how little content there was and the retarded premium pass granting access to content that somehow got cut from the vanilla, i said fuck that. and see what happened? there were hundreds of thousands just like me who didn’t buy into that shit and the game suffered horribly and hopefully EA learned. imagine all this in game content was actually free and DLC’s were just added incentive to buying the game and not just another cash grab.

  • DEMOLITION12

    i haven’t preordered it yet but i’m planning on it. unless it looks really bad with the boost jumps. hopefully it’s like ghosts

  • Mitch

    I’ve pre-ordered, but here in The Netherlands there’s absolutely no downside to pre-ordering. You don’t have to pay anything up front and can cancel until the game is shipped without any problems. I’ll just cancel if the Beta (assuming we get one) is ass and otherwise I’ll keep my pre-order.

  • dust&cheese

    “…and has received the most positive response from press than ever before”

    what kind of horse shit lies is this? the press giving positive reviews? How about adding the fact that every major outlet that gave the game an even remotely positive review were sponsored to do so. the game isn’t for the press, it’s for the community and the community knows the game is going to be ass. playing people with nostalgia to cop the legacy version; if they really believed in their product they’d separate the content and let players buy it alone.

    & on another note, Overwatch is still so much f****ing fun.

    • Jon

      Just another kid hating. Thinks he has been nominated and the voice of the community. LOL

      • dust&cheese

        this is my opinion and alot of people share the same thing. just a lil FYI this is the comment section where people put down their thoughts on things, good or bad.

  • #Vietnam Charlie

    Shotguns are more of an issue that any supply drop nonsense! Any who, preorder numbers aren’t a surprise but it is still unfortunate that MW isn’t a standalone.

    • Smayo

      Eventually it will release as a separate download I’m sure of it. If they would announce it now it would hurt the IW pre-orders, it’s like when they said The giant zombies map was only available in the special editions, but got released as a separate DL some months later.

  • Commander Wolfe

    Still disappointing that they won’t make Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered available as a separate purchase, nor make the game the way it was originally made to have the 16 included maps (excluding DLC). So sad.

    • Aidan

      why should they? It wasn’t meant to be released separately. It’s just bonus content. People should consider themselves lucky for even getting 10 maps.

      • Commander Wolfe

        Because if you’re paying basically a price for two games, especially one that’s been originally available since 2007 and they AREN’T putting in everything that made it sell for that original price. You’re getting ripped off and you might as well just not get it. If someone brings in memory limitations would be ludicrous since there are games that far exceed COD4’s memory.

        • Aidan

          you aren’t paying the price for two games. Your paying the price for a game, and bonus content, bonus content which happens to be a remake of a 7 year old game, which people have already experienced, so if you ask me, none of it really matters. If you want the full game, go out, buy a cheap 360 or PS3, buy CoD 4 and play that. You’d probably end up playing the same 10 maps that they’re giving to us in the remaster anyway.

          • Commander Wolfe

            Well you clearly like to waste your money then. Because if you make a remastered version of a game that most people love and find out you’re only getting half of what was in the original, then it’s not like the original. Like Having Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 but Part 2 NEVER gets released. It’s a waste.

          • Aidan

            Again, doesn’t matter. You’re going to end up playing it, and you’re probably going to have a ton of it, so there isn’t any point to complaining.

          • Commander Wolfe

            Once again, it DOES matter. Because they said they’ll include ten classic (in this case fan favorites) maps. There were 16 included maps which were classics AND fan favorites. So if you aren’t going to sell a complete game, then maybe it should be made as a separate purchase. You probably wouldn’t know that because you probably haven’t even played most of the CODs. Prior to Ghosts and on wards. I own a copy of almost EVERY single COD in existence and can at least say that nowadays, little kiddies who shouldn’t even be playing the game in the first place are poisoning the franchise with praises like comparing it to Star Wars. If you like Star Wars then don’t expect it to be in a FPS that was intended to be based off of real events or ideals and just play Star Wars instead.

          • Aidan

            Ok, bud, the reason they are not releasing all of the maps, is because Modern Warfare Remastered, is bonus content. They never stated they were going to release the full game, and the reason they aren’t making it seperate from infinite warfare, is because it’s only half of a game. I don’t know what about that is so hard to understand. Just be happy with the fact that you’re even getting Modern Warfare Remastered, because Activision didn’t have to do this.

            And for the record, I’ve been playing CoD for seven years.

          • Commander Wolfe

            Wrong again. When Modern Warfare 2 came out they released Call of Duty Classic (For you, that’s the ORIGINAL Call of Duty game) in the Prestige Edition for PS3 and Xbox 360. Guess What, when you bought them both you got ALL the multiplayer maps,missions and other content. You even got new things which the 2003 game didn’t have; Achievements. This is NO different.

            Also for the record, I’ve followed this franchise since 2006. (To sum it up when Call of Duty 3 came out. I later bought most of the classic ones due to my fascination on historical conflicts which is what COD should be doing. Look at how well it’s doing for Battlefield 1). You really should play the older games more. That’s when the games were good. No, the last good COD game was MW3, then they were decent until Ghosts. I should know, I put up a LOT of research on the Franchise alone.

          • Aidan

            Oh my god, Ok, look, I get that there were 16 maps in the original. I got that, you said it a hundred times, and so has everyone who ever complained about the stupid shit that you are. Modern Warfare Remastered is a PRE-ORDER BONUS…If they were advertising it as a remaster of the whole game, they would sell it separately. The reason why you can only get it with Infinte Warfare is because the community bitched too much about how much they hated the direction Call of Duty was headed…they scraped that together in about 2 years, knowing damn well they weren’t going to release it as a full game, but as a bonus to the game that they have already been working on for 3 years. The reason they aren’t remastering the full game is because they also want people to play their new game.

            It’s so simple and yet you’re trying to make it into a huge deal, when it’s not a huge deal. It’s a fuckin pre-order bonus, I don’t know why people can’t understand that.

          • Commander Wolfe

            If you’re not going to listen, STOP FUCKING REPLYING! I just got finished telling you that COD Classic was a PRE-ORDER Bonus for the Prestige Edition to Modern Warfare 2, and it had EVERYTHING the original had. Not to mention that it was later available for separate purchase. Why should this game be ANY different. And if it was a market thing, you’re wrong too, because people wanted to see this happen since the PS4 and XBox One first came out.Do I need to spell it it out to you? Stop thinking with your dick and start using your brain. And if you’re going to continue to face the music, maybe you should go back to school earlier than the rest of kiddies.

          • Aidan

            You know why they release the classic CoD as a pre-orde bonus for MW2? Because it probably wasn’t as rushed as MWR. The reason they didn’t start remastering Call of Duty games when the Xbox one and the PS4 first came out is because nobody knew the direction Call of Duty was going. All I’m trying to say is that the reason you aren’t getting MWR as a fully remastered game is because they didn’t start working on it until they realized people didn’t want the future crap, which was in 2014. Had they started working on it when the Xbox one and PS4 were announced, it would have probably been the full game. But, they started to work on it halfway through the development cycle, which is why it is only half the game, so it doesn’t take people’s attention away from Infinite Warfare, the game they thought everyone wanted.

            If this is not making any sense to you by now, then I give up.

          • Commander Wolfe

            They rush it EVERY year. This was even before they had the 3 Developer cycle. And if that was the case, I’d rather wait until they finished the game to the full extent before adding anything new. Stop telling me something I already know and give me something new. If you can’t do that, then just leave.

          • Aidan

            IF YOU ALREADY KNEW ALL OF THAT THEN WHY DID YOU TRY AND PROVE ME WRONG

          • Commander Wolfe

            Because you’re not listening. (on an irrelevant note: forgot a comma after “THAT” and a question mark after “WRONG.” All the more reason you should just go back to school). Face it, you’ve got your head so far up your own ass that you can’t even give me any reason to believe any of your claptrap.

          • Aidan

            You are unbelievable…You apparently own every Call of Duty game, which means you probably have a last gen console, so, go play CoD 4 on there. If you’re going to make such a big deal about not getting the full game, just shut up and don’t buy the remastered version.

          • Commander Wolfe

            Last Gen or not, you think that stopped Halo fans in from getting Halo CE Anniversary and Halo 2 Anniversary in a similar situation? No. Again, why should this game be any different. They might as well make it separate like when they made Black Ops III for older gen consoles but didn’t include the Campaign and gave it shittier graphics than the previous CODs and only sold it for $10 less.

          • Aidan

            What the fuck do you want me to do about it, I don’t fucking work at Activision, and if you’re so fucking butt-hurt about it, why the fuck ….no, ok, I’m going to try to explain it to you like I would a 10 year old, because clearly, nothing I’m saying makes any sense to you…

            Modern Warfare Remastered Is a PRE-ORDER BONUS because if they made a remastered version of the full game and sold it separately from Infinite Warfare, no one would buy Infinite Warfare…You still with me? Did your brain shut down?…Ok…The reason Activison even authorized a remastered version of MW was because they saw how upset the players were with AW…So, halfway through development of Infinite Warfare, Activision got worried that fans would not like the idea of the game going into space, so…TO PLEASE THE FANS…THEY GOT RAVEN SOFTWARE TO REMASTER MODERN WARFARE, KNOWING THAT BEFORE THEY EVEN STARTED DEVELOPING IT, IT WAS GOING TO BE A PRE-ORDER BONUS…BECAUSE BY THE TIME THEY STARTED WORKING ON IT, INFINITE WARFARE WAS ALREADY A YEAR AND A HALF INTO DEVELOPMENT…

            If you still don’t understand what I am talking about, it’ll blow my fucking mind. I even put it in big text so you can clearly read it. It is so fucking simple, dude.

          • Sentinel

            Excuse me Sir, but why do you state that COD4 Remastered was “authorized” because they supposedly saw how upset the fans were…? You do realize how vague of a conclusion that is and is misleading the poor child! Activision actually allowed it because it is going to be the 10th Anniversary since the best selling Call of Duty 4 was released.

          • Aidan

            I only said authorized because usually Activision tells the other developers what to do/what not to do.

          • You’re one delusional fuck

          • Sentinel

            You look like your face got burned tf up and someone tried to fixed it with a bat. It is one thing to be egotistic but are one ugly looking mothafucka. That part.

          • That literally made no damn sense what so ever. Please, don’t quit your day job, because you obviously wouldn’t make it far as a comedian. You’re a delusional Activision Dick rider and you suck at making comebacks. Congratulations, you’re overall fucking retarded.

          • Sentinel

            It is funny how you type with the sense of superiority. Like you have the upper hand on everything here. Like you got everything on check. Yet, not even you big boy words fazed me, what.so.ever & you are really stubborn. You can think, state what ever the fuck you want but on my end, all of that do not really matters. Your have really stupid and sloppy conclusion like you know me well enough…I will give you one for giving a legit laugh ’cause i find it hilarious at times! My previous response just go to show how very serious (yeah, I’m not quite the comedian that suits your sense of humor lol) I take your comments into account…egotistic fuck. You are very insecure and it seems like the internet is one of the ways to mask the pathetic human being that you really are. But that’s none of my business. Even after you was aware that you was blocked, it it’s nice to know a hater like yourself finds the time to look up to me, I’m flattered! & Yes, there are those who truly are Activision’s dick rider but then there’s me, which part of my job is to shake hands and get partner up with such a stellar company, Activision Blizzard. I would personally send you a supply drop with a big BAN HAMMER as courtesy for being such an amazing fan! πŸ˜‰ Anyways, how about you worry about you( ’cause you really need to get your shit together dude) and let me worry about me. It is amazing how simple such things can be right! Don’t bother, I do have any more bones to throw at you so suit yourself!

          • LOL oh my god that is the dumbest reply I have ever seen. What are you even trying to say? Everything you just said once again makes no fucking sense. Like I literally gave up reading that piece of shit half way through because I realized this reply, like all of your other replies, means literally nothing.

            How about not being so fucking retarded next time lol

          • Dr. Edward Richtofen

            He does have a bit of an ego

          • Commander Wolfe

            You sound like a broken record. And again, it took developers for Modern Warfare 2 AND Call of Duty Classic less than a year. Why should this game be any different. I already know that they won’t release it separately. What I was saying is that they SHOULD release it separately. I won’t lie to when I say that I’ll still buy IW and play it, but I won’t play it as much as I did for previous titles.
            And if Activision was so worried that IW wasn’t going to sell, then they should’ve discontinued making futuristic games that NO ONE WANTED! I would’ve accepted a sequel to Ghosts rather than this saturated shit. Sure it was a bad game, but it was only the first one in the new timeline. I mean Activision cancelled games before. Look at that one that was supposed to take place during the Roman Empire or Call of Duty: Vietnam.

          • Aidan

            By the time they found out no one wanted games set in the future, Infinite Warfare was already a year and a half into development. That is when they started working on MWR, and of the two games you mentioned that they canceled, The Roman Wars was the only one that made it into development. They only thing we have for the 3rd person Vietnam game is some concept art. The only reason we are where we are with Call of Duty is because some asshole drew an exo suit on a napkin.

          • Commander Wolfe

            Then let’s just agree that Infinite Warfare is going to be a shitty game and will probably have shitty sales and just move on.

          • Aidan

            I think Infinite Warfare will be a good game. I know we haven’t seen anything about Multiplayer, but the campaign looks amazing. I do agree with you about the sales though. With the amount of blind hate it’s gotten, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the worst selling Call of Duty game.

        • Sentinel

          This remastered has a lot more content since the game released on 2007 that is only $20 and sold as a bonus content with Infinite Warfare. You only want the Remastered? Wait around 6 months when they finally decide to make the Bonus game standalone(IF they do) for $35 πŸ˜€

          • Commander Wolfe

            Name one thing BESIDES better graphics? Also, When they released Call of Duty Classic (Call of Duty 1) with the Prestige Edition for Modern Warfare 2 that came with everything that was included from the original 2003 game. It also came with Achievements which never existed in the game before.

          • Sentinel

            Name one thing…kid, can’t you read?? Why you bringing the past here, that is old news! Stop being picky about shit, No you won’t get COD4 Remastered alone, not until Activision decides when it is the time to do so. & you crying over 5 maps that aren’t included…like get over it. It is probably the ones that weren’t that popular enough to make the cut. I’m just happy they actually brought back memories and fully Remastered. I can settle with that. I swear people make like a ton out of the smallest shit.

          • Commander Wolfe

            I wasn’t, I just simply wanted an answer to what new thing was coming to COD4 Remastered because all the people kept telling me the same thing. Better graphics. So now what? What else is there?

          • Sentinel

            Well based on the campaign gameplay, Highly detail textures, Lighting effects, Rain particles texture on weapons, smooth movement & gun placement, dynamic sounds & addition of explosive, Improved friendly and foe AIs, New animations to A1, and overall a more profound immersive experience. September 2nd I believe, will be the hands on Multiplayer experience.

        • Jon

          This Commander Wolfe kid just doesn’t get it. Give me Give me Give me attitude.

          • Commander Wolfe

            Would you like it if you paid for two games and only one of them was finished? No. It’s Like getting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Parts 1 and 2 only Part 2’s case is empty. I don’t see why this is too difficult for ANY COD fan.

          • Commander Wolfe

            YOU’RE the one who “just doesn’t get it.” It’s simpletons like you that are destroying this franchise. COD’s like a brand new candle; you light the wick (in this case releasing a game) and depending on how good the game is, it melts off a certain amount of wax until eventually there’s nothing left and you buy another candle. Every time a good game releases, the wick doesn’t melt too much wax off, but every time a bad game releases, the wick burns through more wax than it should. See?

      • Jon

        Amen

  • Aidan

    Wouldn’t they have made even more money if they just made the weapons available for purchase? Casual players don’t usually buy CP, but if they just sold the weapons for, say $2.99 each, they’d make so much more money.

    How many weapons are there now? 26? all the weapons together would cost around $78, so lets say that a million players buy all 26 weapons ( I know that would never happen, but let’s just say a Million people buy 78 dollars worth of weapons) so that would add up to…77,740,000…

    Oh my god, they made more money off of the supply drops then they would have if they sold weapons separately…

    • There was a guy on forums who has spent $1000 on supply drops. And youtubers like Ali A and TmarTn spend $1000’s trying to get 1 gun.

      • Aidan

        This is why Activison keeps adding shit to their games that no one wants

  • Truth

    Everyone moans about futuristic cods and how they want boots on the ground back, they dont care what you want money is still going in their pocket, abusing them on twitter or disliking their trailers wont work either only way youre going to get the game you want other than re masters is to not buy the futuristic advanced movement games when they see sales down theyll eventually listen, cod has gone completely off topic now to real life wars to ginger bread men jumping 40 feet in the air with laser guns or a wrench, wouldnt happen in a real war, i was the old type of titles back like mw2 or bo1 ill even settle for ghosts 2

  • Is there gonna be no article about this?

    https://twitter.com/Treyarch/status/761658945840832513

    • Keshav Bhat

      we have never posted articles for their monthly Featured Artist.

      • Ak74u

        How about an article on the damn frame rate issues their last patch brought in everybody is having them and it’s creating a bad gameplay experience why hasn’t this been covered yet

        • Aidan

          Whaaat? Frame rate issues? In Black ops 3?

          • Dr. Edward Richtofen

            Never happens

  • se7en

    Activision is the new EA…

    • se7ene11even

      You must be trolling…easily the dumbest post I’ve seen today.

      • se7en

        Well you must be a pretty dumb person so thats understandable, nobody was even talking to you to begin with and I sure as heck wasn’t asking what you thought about my post, get lost you schmuck.

        • Dr. Edward Richtofen

          What’s in the box

  • Cabe Kase

    Well thats good to know, more remasters are on the way. Well Activision just killed cod for me.

  • If only bo3 supply drops where like loot boxes from overwatch where you get at least an epic or legendary item in every 2-3 openings i would still play it, but oh well overwatch all day till infinite warfare drops

  • Mike_Scarnn

    You know who doesn’t rip you off?

    DICE. πŸ™‚

    • Aidan

      Battlefield Hardline…Star Wars Battlefront…

      • Visceral Games developed Battlefield Hardline

        • Aidan

          DICE was still involved.

          • And Vsceral Games developed it and did most of the work.

          • Shawn Gee

            Keep your dick holster closed. Nobody cares what a shit-for-brains kid, who sucks at BO3, has to say.

          • kill yourself

      • Mike_Scarnn

        Hardline definitely didn’t rip us off. We at least got a lot of content for it.

        I do agree with you on Battlefront. They should’ve charged $30 for when the game came out and then $30 for the season pass because since the release of half the DLC, the game feels way more completed. Still a helluva lot better than Black Ops 3

    • Keshav Bhat

      Battlefield has premium membership with Gold Boxes to buy in game.

      • And do those boxes have guns in them? If not, Call of Duty still wins in terms of ripping off and giving the middle finger to it’s fans

        • Aidan

          It’s not a competition.

          • Of course it is. Activision is better at being dicks. It’s also even more funny when people bring up battle packs like you’re making some good point, YET BATTLEFIELD DOESN’T LOCK GUNS BEHIND AN RNG WALL LIKE CALL OF DUTY

          • SoulTaker

            I gotta give it to Dice and EA on this one they are also releasing all the map packs so far for BF4 as well as some for Hardline. They also let Respawn give out all the map packs for Titanfall 1 and 2 for free.

          • Yeah they’re giving out China Rising for Free this weekend and a few weekends ago, they gave out Naval Strike for free. I don’t ever recall Activision giving out a DLC map pack for free on Call of Duty

      • jordanxbrookes

        Difference is Premium offers A LOT of extra in-game content and Battlepacks only include cosmetics, XP boosts and attachments for weapons, which btw aren’t a huge seller, you can earn them in-game and you never get any cosmetic or attachment duplicates in Battlepacks. Not to mention EA giving away DLC content for free with Titanfall, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline. Call of Duty offers 4 Map Packs: 3 New MP Maps, 1 MP Map Remake & a New Zombies Map, and Supply Drops include DLC weapons which, if we’re being realistic, you will never get in-game unless you spend A LOT of money and hope to get yourself one, plus these weapons can also be duplicates meaning you can get the same DLC weapon over and over again. EA want to make money from Battlefield, but they’re nowhere near as greedy/money hungry as Activision are with Call of Duty.

      • Mike_Scarnn

        As I have stated before, the BATTLEPACKS are similar to supply drops but they don’t ruin the game. You don’t get weapons from battlepacks in BF. You get camos, emblems, and XP boosts. You also can get attachments, but they’re basically cosmetic. So don’t even compare battlepacks to supply drops.

        Even though I’m not big fan of the premium membership, at least you get your money’s worth. You get WAY more content in a BF DLC pack then you do in CoD one. And you know the crazy thing about premium?? Those that actually spent the 50 bucks for it get to use the DLC guns!!!!!! Isn’t that crazy?!?!?!?!?!? It’s like they’re thinking, “Let’s take the time and resources to create these weapons, include them in the DLC, and actually let the players use them.” It’s like they actually want everyone to be able to use the DLC weapons. Isn’t that just bizarre? (the last half of the paragraph was typed with the intention of you reading it and hearing the sarcasm)

        And so what if you can buy battlepacks with real money. They’re very easy to get and take a fraction of the time to earn compared to rare supply drops on BO3. EA doesn’t make a billion dollars off of a battlepack system.

  • Infinite Warfare is the best game in the world!

    • dickmissle

      lo

      • dickmissle

        ol

    • Dr. Edward Richtofen

      No it’s not even close to cod4 or waw or bo1 or mw2 or mw3 or bo2

      • Worst games.

        • Dr. Edward Richtofen

          Just stop its not funny

          • Did I even mention it’s funny?

            Stop bruhs. Can’t anybody take an opinion ffs calm yo tits everyone IW is the best game for me…got probs?

          • Dr. Edward Richtofen

            yeah you haven’t played it

          • I’m liking everything they’ve revealed so far.

  • SoulTaker

    lmao watch them add Supply Drops in COD 4 Remastered.

  • joey

    they’re missing a HUGE opportunity by not giving the peacekeeper for free. that single gesture would quell (or effectively undermine) the anger of a significant portion of peeved players, allowing the company to continue gouging us sans the backlash.

  • Wraith

    The fact they can keep breaking records with supply drops where a significant portion of the sales comes from whales seemingly blowing everything they have on boxes scares us all. If making more players happy means selling less supply drops, their greed would never allow it. You can argue we might be more willing to support them (with our wallets) if they gave more stuff for free and had reasonable business models, but they’ll never take that risk.

  • Michael Romo

    Here’s another example of how fans say they hate supply drops but support them at the same time. I have not spent one cent on anything other than the 4 dlc map packs, and I’ve dealt with the supply drops in-game. To be completely honest, they’ve done a great job balancing the weapons they do put in supply drops, because you still see VMPs and M8s and Dingos dominating the lobbies. And that’s how it should be. The only reason people hate supply drops is because they are salty that they can’t get the new weapons put into the game. Have you ever talked to anyone with the actual weapons? They’d probably say that they’re fun to use, but not optimal most of the time. And that’s the truth.

    I hope they do put supply drops in IW, because supply drops are a whole lot better than the system in BO2 and Ghosts where each individual camo or gun was $2-5. And I do want them to put in micro-dlc like they have been, because these camos/guns are cool and everyone should have an equal opportunity to have them. If they want to spend money to up their chances, fine. That’s their prerogative. But for people like me, who don’t want to spend $100 on in-game content like in Ghosts, supply drops are perfect the way they are in BO3. Like I said before, people are just salty that they can’t get the new weapons right away.

    • LOL this fucking guy

    • Allan Christopher

      Good point, especially in comparison to Ghosts. However, if you’ve played more than 30 minutes of BO3 now, you’re often hit with people using Marshall’s which are overpowered, as well people sitting in corners with the vast amount of melee weapons they added.