We’ve been getting a lot of questions in our mentions about the Day Zero Edition for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, so we thought we’d make a post talking about the most asked questions and clarifying the information.

Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition is available worldwide at all participating retailers listed on CallofDuty.com/advancedwarfare/dayzero.

Which edition of the game do I have to preorder to get Day Zero?

All preorders of any edition of Advanced Warfare will get you access to the Day Zero Edition. The standard edition has been changed to the Day Zero Edition at no additional cost at retailers.

If you preorder the Atlas Pro Edition or the Atlas Limited Edition, you will be able to go to your retailer on November 3rd and pick up your collector’s edition (with the Day Zero content included).

Will there be midnight launch on November 3rd for the Day Zero Edition?

All questions about launch details should be directed to your local retailer. Each retailer varies in terms of how they will operate and when they will open for you to get your Day Zero Edition on November 3rd.

What if I want to preorder or buy the game digitally?

If you preorder the standard game digitally or the Digital Pro Edition (currently available on PSN Store and Steam for PC), you will get the Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition content and access to the game on November 3rd.

Sony has updated the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare listings on the PSN Store to state that the preorders of the digital game will be available on November 3rd. Here’s the PS4 link and PS3 link.

Steam has also updated their product listing for Advanced Warfare to confirm preorder customers will get access on November 3rd. Details here.

Note: MicrosoftΒ has announced that Xbox One will be getting Digital Pre-Orders for certain titles in the future. Stay tuned for news.

Which platforms is the Day Zero Edition available for?

It’s available for all platforms that Advanced Warfare is releasing on: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Have any more questions? Ask in the comments below!

  • MrGladiator20

    I heard this was a limited time offer. Will I be able to preorder closer to November to get the Day Zero Edition?

    • Max Martinez

      I think their is a limited quantity of Day Zero edition, but I honestly am not sure.

      • MrGladiator20

        I heard that if a store runs out of copies then they will give you the normal edition but give you a code to turn it into day zero for early access

    • Keshav Bhat

      Day Zero is available in limited quantity, according to ATVI. The earlier you preorder, the safer you’ll be.

      • unreal

        it does not matter on the cod site they tell you that if you don’t get the zero day edition you will !

        • unreal

          still be able to play it early

  • Max Martinez

    Will it come in the standard packaging we have seen or will it come in the “Day Zero” cover Amazon has posted?

    • Keshav Bhat

      I think it’ll have the Day Zero cover.

  • Do I get a code to dowload it on 3rd, when I pre-order? Or do I go to the store to pick up my game a day earlier?

    • Keshav Bhat

      If you preorder, I believe the game will unlock to play on November 3rd.

      • But how does it unlock if I’m pre-ordering a regular disc version at Gamestop? Do I get a code when I pre-order or do I go to the store at the 3rd to pick up my game a day early?

        • Keshav Bhat

          You go to the store on Nov 3rd and pick up the game on that day.

          • Thank you for the answer!

    • Myke Fletcher

      You will actually get it on Sunday night (12am Monday) instead.

  • Chris2823

    So if I brought the Atlas Pro edition for Xbox One on gamestop online, will the game come in the mail a day early?

    • Keshav Bhat

      Yes, it should. Confirm with GameStop closer to launch about that.

  • LovekillerX

    That’s good advantage for preorderers. Less waiting and we will get into action more sooner than we thought! πŸ™‚ I think that I’m going to preorder normal edition of the game and later I will get the season pass. All those different editions are very expensive in EU so I’m going to stick with standard edition.

    In other news (sort of news) related to Advanced Warfare, there are sixth perk listed on tier 2 perks which is called “dexterity.” In Black Ops 2 it allowed us to climb obstacles faster for example so we should expect same functionality in Advanced Warfare.

    Also scorestreak list on the wiki have been updated with “system hack” and some sort of turret listed before was removed. Anyone know what this system hack is? I think that it is something like EMP but I don’t know. It could also activate that laser AA turret in the map called “Defender” (which was seen in a trailer) but I don’t know.

    Just giving information for those who doesn’t check the wiki so often or if at all. πŸ™‚

    • KernosT

      Well If you have any sort of connection with a shop retailer or anyone in teh shop you can get the game 2 to 3 days early and even a week early at no cost no pre order no nothing.So Im gonna do that.

      • LovekillerX

        I’m unlucky and I don’t have any sort of connections. But I can handle it. Waiting will totally be worth it! πŸ™‚

        • KernosT

          I know.This game is gonna be awesome.If TTK can be increased a little bit then I think this will be right up there with BLOPS2/BLOPS AND COD 4.Also as far as killstreaks check out my channel I’ve done a video showcasing all killstreaks.

          • jordanxbrookes

            No offense but did you ask Keshav, Victor or Pete if you could use their gameplay? Because I did and they said they weren’t letting anyone use their footage.

          • KernosT

            Half of Youtube is using their footage.I gave them all rights but just dont go complaining to him alright.

        • bRyan

          I have some connections that can hook you up. What country do you live in?

          • LovekillerX

            Thanks for the offer but I can wait until November 3rd. πŸ™‚

          • KernosT

            Well I live in the UAE.Donno where that guy is.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Yeah, a DAY early lol.

  • unreal

    will we be able to order closer to november and will it be unlocked to download digitally on xbox one in europe at midnight sunday midnight (november 3rd at 00:00)

    • Keshav Bhat

      It’ll most likely be unlocked in some US time zone, but we’re not sure yet. Microsoft hasn’t stated anything about that stuff as of right now.

      • unreal

        thanks for the quick reply awesome i might even get it friday 31 XD

  • Callum

    So will I receive a digital code if I order off amazon, or a hard copy?

    • Keshav Bhat

      You should receive a hard copy.

    • Max Martinez

      I believe you will receive a physical copy. Some people can give the code to someone else and keep the physical game when shipped.

    • Hard copy, Amazon updated their arrival time to November 3rd now.

  • jordanxbrookes

    I better get my Atlas Pro Edition on November 3rd GAME, otherwise I’ll be annoyed.

    • Im getting mine on the 2nd AMAZON BABY!

      • jordanxbrookes


      • Aaron V

        The 2nd is a Sunday….. How?

        • :0 Just relised that shit i should have thought this one through maybe i can go to the amazon warehouse and pick it up?

        • Just checked i can pick it up sunday when it gets there

          • Aaron V


    • Josh

      I always get from GAME but I got MW3 a day late, they messed up an order once – got it a month later. I don’t trust amazon enough to preorder from them. Tesco direct should be ok, but GAME usually has exclusive pre-order bonuses so that’s why I get games from them πŸ™‚

      • jordanxbrookes

        Yeah, Tesco Direct and GAME are really the only places I get my games from.

        • Paradoxgaming

          Shut up Meg

          • TOROi3


          • jordanxbrookes


          • Benjamin James

            Did tesco have the day zero edition?

    • Myke Fletcher

      Hope you already preordered. Both of my local gamestops are sold out already.

      • jordanxbrookes

        Of course I have, it’s just GAME have done some screw-ups in the past.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      That’s like $200. Damn.

      • jordanxbrookes

        It’s Β£99.99 πŸ˜›

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          I was slightly exaggerating. πŸ˜› It’s more like 120 USD, I think.

    • When I pre-ordered Ghosts, I decided to use my P.O. box, instead of my address. It came a little over 2 weeks late. We asked the company and they said it would have gotten here on time, if we used my address. Goddamn it post offices.

    • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

      Do we have to go to the GAME store to collect our Atlas Pro Edition + Day Zero content or will both be delivered to our address on the day?

      • jordanxbrookes

        If you pre-ordered online, then you would’ve had to type in your address for it be delivered. If you pre-ordered it from your local GAME store, then you would need to pick it up from there on the day and also bring your receipt to confirm that you pre-ordered it from that store.

        • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

          I pre ordered online so Day Zero Content + Atlas Pro Edition will be delivered straight to me on the 3rd? Sounds good, thanks!

    • CoD Man

      You won’t, only day zero comes out on 3rd Nov

      • jordanxbrookes

        Yes but if you’ve already pre-ordered the Atlas Pro or Atlas Limited Editions, it comes with it automatically. If you read the info above, you would know that.

    • Mr codman1976

      yes I hope so to.

  • AcePhoenix007

    So wait, the GameStop that I’m pre-ordering my Limited Edition from doesn’t allow store pickup, but I can get access to the game on November 3rd and then have to wait for the physical copy to come through the mail afterwards?

    • bRyan

      Are you sure about that? All gamestops are allowing in store pick up for the pro and limited editions. If you are referring to the policy from Black Ops 2 with the care package, it doesn’t apply this year.

      • AcePhoenix007

        The GameStop I’m pre-ordering from specifically says “Not available for Pick Up At Store” when I go to my cart. I don’t know why this is happening, but it says that.

        • bRyan

          Did you call the store? Could be an error in the system.

    • GrumpyOldWomen

      That sounds like the same question I am having currently. My local wally world doesnt allow store pick up until the 4th, but how do I get access early monday morning?! Will the game download code be given in an email or something?? Any help would be appreciated.

  • Siftblade of Rivia

    So will I have to download the game? How does this work if I buy a hard copy of the game? Will I be able to pick it up a day early?

    • Myke Fletcher

      Yes, instead of having a midnight launch on Monday night (November 3rd) it will be on Sunday night (November 2nd).

  • Matthew

    My Gamestop is holding a Midnight release for this, I love my Gamestop….

  • Myke Fletcher

    What I want to know is, does the digital edition unlock at 12AM PST? If so I have to wait until 2AM before I can actually play. I am assuming it does because all other digital preorders work that way but this one doesn’t specify so I wasn’t sure.

    • JoZer805g

      If you pre-order the digital edition on PS4, you’ll be able to pre-load the game a few days early and once it is midnight when the Day Zero Edition launches, you will be able to play right away when the pre-load game will have a countdown timer at the homescreen of the PS4. Not sure about PC or Xbox One digital version.

      • Myke Fletcher

        Yeah but is it midnight PST or is it region specific? I live in CST so I would have to wait an addition 2 hours until midnight PST or I could just run to Gamestop and get it 2 hours earlier.

        • Ed

          it specifically says 12am pst.. which is pretty dumb, some games say you can play at midnight in your own time zone, but for some reason, a lot of games specifically say PST.

          so yeah. run to the store if you want to play it two hours earlier.

          • Myke Fletcher

            Ah, thanks! I was looking but everything I could find just said midnight.

        • JoZer805g

          I would think you may have to waste till midnight at PST. Just a guess

  • Hydrox

    If I get the Atlas Pro edition, is the Day Zero content supposed to be in the box or is it an “external” code I receive as soon as I buy the game at Gamestop? Sorry for my English.

    • JoZer805g

      My guess it might be printed onto you receipt like what they did with my Classic Ghost character when I pick up the Hardened Edition of Ghosts.

    • jordanxbrookes

      Yes you get the Day Zero package with the Atlas Pro Edition.

      • Hydrox

        You mean in the game’s box? May I ask you how you know that? Not that I don’t trust you, just curiosity. And thank you


          • sigh

            dude chill tf out geez .

        • jordanxbrookes

          If you read what Keshav said in the article, he states that even if you’ve pre-ordered the Atlas Pro or Atlas Limited Edition, Day Zero comes with it.

    • Max Martinez

      Why would they give you a code and the physical copy?

      • Hydrox

        I don’t know, maybe the 2 extra guns aren’t included in the game or something.

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    Who cares? It’s a scam. Why not release the game a day earlier? And Y U NO BETA?

  • Billy Bedlam

    Game looks fun should be fun but we will see when people cry about ttk again or perks or guns or anyhting

  • Mitch

    Knowing my luck, my Atlast Limited Edition will arive at like 9pm lmao

  • SoulTaker

    I don’t get this at all? What’s so special about Day Zero since a lot of people get the game early.

    • Mitch

      So we can get done with Ghosts 1 day earlier

  • Hey guys! This is my first post here, so HELOOOO! πŸ˜€
    Who’s on board of the hype-train for AW together with me? ahah

    • nobody you fucking faggot

      • Little harsh eh? Did you likebot your comment or are there so many rude people reading these articles?

        • It’s ok, I don’t even bother replying. Best thing to do is not feed the troll. Nice to meet you btw!

        • lol some people just thought it was funny because he was being so nice and polite then i just took his soul away with my comment ahahaha, sorry PaladinGaming im jus fucking around. Of course were on the hype train or we wouldnt be on this site lmaoo

    • Rob Braunsberg

      Which part of the hype-train are you on? I’m on the caboose.

      • Oh way ahead of you, like DeLorean in front of the train from BTTF style! ahah

        • DR

          I’m on the roof because the doors closed to quickly! Still wont stop me from hyping on the Cod AW Train!!!

    • jordanxbrookes

      Hey there, welcome. Excuse this grump GHL.

      • Hey Jordan! I see you around here sometimes. Nice to meet you, man!

      • they’re.

        • UpRiftCOD

          I hope that was a joke too.

          • yeah it was lmao dont worry

  • Suspect

    So if i Pre-Order a standard Day Zero Edition copy from game between September and October will i still revive the game a day early? Or will i get a code on the 3rd and get the copy the next day by mail?

    • Keshav Bhat

      You will receive the game early.

  • kplem

    Im still hoping for a beta announcement. id be thrilled if there is one and im sure the sales will go up because since this is a new thing they are doing in cod alot of people want to try it out before they try.i understand why there is no beta for like BO2 MW3 Ghosts etc etc because they are similar and you know what to expect when you get it

    • Suspect

      Yeah and this game is alot different. I get you. I actually also hope they get a beta

      • kplem

        it would be amazing if there is one. they should look at destiny’s success

  • Okay a few questions. What about Australia, will we still get the game before any other country due to time zone? Also will preloading be possible as it takes me several hours per gig to download.

    • Keshav Bhat

      Preloading will be possible on the PlayStation Store in certain regions. You will want to check with Sony Australia about that. Also, the game digitally unlocks California time sometime, so I don’t think you can get digital before rest of world.

  • Ryumoau

    Awesome! can’t wait to pick up my limited edition at midnight November 3rd. πŸ˜€

  • Merffy

    Might seem like the opposite of obvious, but do I get a physical disc with the Digital Pro Edition? I don’t want a download code -.-

    • bRyan

      No, you don’t. That’s why it’s called the “Digital” Pro Edition.

      • Merffy

        Terrible. Ah well, thanks.

        • bRyan

          No problem πŸ˜‰

  • Freeze

    If i got mine through amazon will it be shipped on the 3rd

  • JoblessMoney

    Day zero edition: We’re releasing the game one day early and calling it special…

    • It’s better than getting it one day later….

  • Mi6Agent0067

    Does it work for preordering it through amazon. I’m hoping so because advanced warfare looks sick

  • jooker-jr

    still waiting for the digital pro edition in the SA/EU ps store.

  • uksgx

    well im wondering if i can pick up my call of duty 1tb xbox one console on november 3rd…

  • 111AlaN111

    LOL, people still get the game before launch.

  • As usuals some retailers will give away the game a couple of days before launch and all the guys who have preordered the game will be screwed.

  • OscarTheTitan

    Fucking hell… Activision needs to stop with all this pre-order bullshit. Pre-orders used to be important when stock would run out at launch and people wanted to secure a copy. But these days it’s just used to drain every last dollar out of willing fanboys (in which CoD has an abundance). I mean I could understand when they would include some art or some novelty item, but when you’re offering people extra gameplay, early access or things that ARE IN THE GAME AT LAUNCH such as weapons or maps to people if they give you their money before judging if the game is even worth buying in the first place, then you are assholes.

    • Haydn

      You say that they are getting every last bit of money out of us…yet they are charging nothing above the standard price? I look at this and think that CoD has now a release date of november 3rd rather than 4th

  • Mr codman1976

    I am getting to old for midnight release, I am just going to pick it up in the morning from game. I took the week off work to get pissed and spank some noobs lol.

  • Waiting for the co-op reveal. Would loved it to be based on Universal Soldier featuring voices acting by Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TFssY9ZF0

    • Stealth_Valtsu

      It’s not gonna be about that! More likely about Predator

  • Guest

    Another Zombie theory. In Call of Duty’s youtube video where Afrojack visited Sledgehammers, they showed a monitor but blurred it. Take a look. Don’t take this as a fact that AW will have zombies, the controller thing got way out of hands with popular big Youtubers… But in the video is really seems like they are dragging their legs and moving like a zombie.


    • Max Martinez

      I’m sure if it was a campaign mission it wouldn’t really be blurred since people walking doesn’t spoil anything. Now that it’s blurred it gives us a strong feeling that it is zombies walking and they are trying to hide it.

  • Guest

    So if I pre order the Day Zero edition online, will they deliver it to me on 3rd or 4th? Or do I have to go into the store and get my ordered game?

    • Max Martinez

      You will get it on Nov 3rd.

    • J4MES

      You should get it delivered on the Monday but it depends on your postal service. Physical copies are always risky and it’s up to the postage and retailer to get it to you on time. Make sure you get it from a repeatable retailer that supports Day Zero and not off eBay or other unfamiliar sites,

  • Kill Denied

    If everyone gets the game early, nobody does.

    • Guest

      = Everyone pre orders the game = everyone has the game

  • Mr. Steve

    Slightly confused. It said all standard editions are changed to Day Zero Editions and that “All preorders of any edition of Advanced Warfare will get you access to the Day Zero Edition.” So if I just preorder the $60 game, I will get the Day Zero Edition???

    • Max Martinez


    • Keshav Bhat


  • PandaMan

    If I preordered before this Day zero stuff will that make it a day zero pre order?

    • J4MES

      Yep. Basically any pre-order equates to Day Zero now whether you did it before the announcement or if you get it next month.

  • Ryan Nryn

    Is the day zero exclusives going to be available after release e.g. like the two special guns?

    • Keshav Bhat

      Not announced.

    • Cadence

      Probably (especially if they’re noticeably better than their counterparts found in-game), but nothing has been announced at this time.

  • If i Pre-order the Xbox one 1TB AW version will i get the day Zero as well ????

    • Keshav Bhat

      If you preorder that Xbox One 1TB AW version, the entire bundle itself is available November 3rd and includes code to download the game on November 3rd.

      • UpRiftCOD

        Good I was wondering the same thing, thanks for the clarification

      • Argy

        Wait, so they hand you an Xbox that says AW but then its not pre-installed. That’s pretty lame in my book. Should be ready to go out of the box.

        • Keshav Bhat

          It’s how bundles work. Microsoft has to manufacturer a number of these consoles way ahead of time and put them in boxes and ship them out, so by the time these are shipped out, AW might not be ready for installation. So they give a download code that will give you the game on the Day it releases.

      • GrumpyOldWomen

        How do you get the codes if you cannot pick up the hard copy until the 4th? Will I even be able to play on the 3rd with just a download?

  • K1ng

    After I pre order Advanced Warfare do I go get the game on Nov.3 to get the game and the Day Zero Edition?

  • Tyler

    Can you still pre order the game in September, October, and November 1st-2nd

  • nathan

    i pre odered from tesco off the link from activision website. will i still get pre order bonus???!?!?!?!?!
    plz respond asap really need to know. any help is appreciated. πŸ™‚

  • Casey Gonsalves

    Hey i pre-ordered Call of duty advance warfare on the UK PlayStation store and it doesn’t have any information about the day zero edition what should i do?

    • DeaDFoX95

      Same on French one

  • TheNikkMann

    I love the idea of Day Zero, but what if you don’t want to get the midnight launch? I mean if I get Day Zero, do I get a code on my PS3 so I can download Day Zero? I don’t want to wait a long line just to play the game early, and I hope that they have a code.

  • Argy

    This is stupid… Why not just release the whole fucking game on the 3rd for everyone and call it done. More PR bullshit.

  • DBone

    Waaait, so i have a question, I am trying to preorder the Atlas Pro Edition for ps4 from Best Buy. Like everywhere else it doesnt give me the option for pickup at my store. So, since everyone is getting the game a day early for preordering does this mean I can actually continue to play the game on the 4th and after without having my Atlas Pro edition yet, since the shipping estimated time is the 3rd – 10th of Nov.? Im confused because i don’t want to preorder the atlas edition and not be able to play after the 3rd until my package arrives in the mail…..anyone have an answer for me on this?…

  • Thebigbangbabyy

    If you get the atlas pro edition would you still get day zero access?

  • disco1020

    why can’t I order the atlas pro edition at gamestop? Tells me unavailable!!!

  • disco1020

    for the xbox one

  • James

    If you download call of duty avanced warfare off the ps3 playstation store can you get ps4 version of the game for free or disscont ?

  • Kissedbyarose88

    Might be a dumb question but does the xb1 bundle have the season pass?? Since it is the Xbox and the bundle that included it…or wiilll I still have to fork over the 50 bux

  • GreenBolt01

    Can I get the xbox one bundle and the atlas pro edition in one deal?

  • Anthony

    Does anyone know how amazon plans to deliver the game. Do you get a code to download it at midnight or do you have to wait until UPS or FEDEX delivers your package on the third?

  • lol

    will there be a season pass in it

  • Rafael67x

    If I order the game at gamestop best buy etc. there is not a “Pick Up At Store” option? so do I have to go to the store and pre order it there? to pick it up in stores?

  • Kristen C.

    I preordered the atlas pro edition on amazon last night and paid in full will I get day zero with my edition or how do I get it?

  • Kevin

    What if you preorder day zero edition and dont get the xbox one untill december will you still get the weapons?

  • Lisa

    Will day zero extras be transferable if i get ps3 day zero then upgrade from ps3 to ps4?

  • Luke

    What’s the difference between atlas pro and day zero?

  • TheAWUnknown

    When I pre ordered my Day Zero, the pre order said it would be aivailable to pick up on the 4th November is it normal? I don’t think so

  • Tristan

    So I went to walmart and got the card saying call of duty: advanced warfare. It didn’t say day zero. It also says get it on the day it comes out on Nov. 4th. Does it change automatically or do I have to take it back and get day zero edition?

  • Tristan

    So I bought one from walmart that isn’t day zero. Do I take it back or does it automatically turn into a day zero card?

  • JoeER

    Just to clarify, if I pre-order it online, I get the Day Zero Edition. And the Day Zero Edition is just the regular version but I get it 24 hours before the regular version comes out, right?

  • GrumpyOldWomen

    Alright, maybe someone can help me out here. Like everyone else on this forum, the sooner I can get playing the better lol. I have not pre-ordered the game yet, but would like the Day Zero edition. My local wal-mart will be selling the game on the 4th, if I pre-order Day Zero, I can pick up the hard copy on the 4th, but when and how will I be able to recieve my download code for Day Zero if I cannot pick it up until afterwards?… I would prefer to start playin Monday morning at 12:01 AM haha. Thanks for the help.

  • AaronsGamingTV

    Will we be able to upload Advanced warfare content to our youtube channels on november 3rd?

  • Ryan

    Will the guncodes for the pro addition work on more than one account on one system

  • wrath

    I have the reservation card (pre-order card) but it doesn’t say day zero on it and I bought it a while back. Can I still get it on November 3rd?

  • Josh Kaplinger

    I got the code to download the advanced warfare camos in black ops and ghosts, but is the code to get the em1 and the exosuit that same code or do you get that when you receive the copy of the disk?

  • John

    Can I get day zero edition on Nov 4 even if I already preordered the game???

  • Daniel Foley

    if I pre-ordered COD AW before dayzero was announced do I still get dayzero access?


    How do we access the Day Zero? Do we get an email with a code or something?

  • Thomas Sellars

    i pre ordered mine from tesco will i still get it on the 3rd (UK)

  • MizzSymptom

    i pre ordered my atlas pro edition with the promise that it would be delivered todayby noon. (nov 3). but when i checked my tracking # this morning it says it wont be delivered till tomorrow.

  • Trent Bullock

    What happens if you are getting (Say, the Atlas Limited Edition) but AFTER November the 3rd, would you still get the Day Zero content?

  • Please help

    My day zero arsenal or guns have not been working. I put in the redeem code and I downloaded them but they didn’t appear any idea how to get my gear?

  • sevenheadedsnake

    If I buy a used COD advanced warfare DAY ZERO EDITION,can I use Day Zero Digital Content,Online Codes and DLC Season pass