Activision has announced that you will be able to upgrade your digitial copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from last-gen console to current-gen console for FREE within the same console family only by March 31st, 2015.

As fans around the world are gearing up to enter a new era of combat this November, we have great news for those of you who plan to secure your copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare digitally. Until March 31st, 2015, if you buy a digital copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, you will be able to download the next-gen version within the same console family for FREE.

Your Season Pass will also transfer from last-gen to your current-gen console for free, within the same console family only. The offer to transfer your Season Pass or any DLC has no deadline.

In addition, if you purchase the Collector’s Edition and receive the Atlas Gorge map, that map will transfer from last-gen to next-gen at no additional cost.

Also, if you upgrade from last-gen to current-gen, you will still own the license to play the game on both consoles.

For more details, including an FAQ, visit the Call of Duty site HERE.

UPDATE: Sony and Activision have announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a cross-buy on PlayStation. This means that if you buy the PS3 version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare digitally on the PS Store, you will get the PS4 version as well. OR, if you buy the PS4 version of Advanced Warfare digitally on the PS Store, you will get the PS3 version as well – at no additional cost if you purchase by March 31st, 2015.

This means that you can “upgrade” both ways – regardless of which PlayStation version you buy, you will get the other platform for free.

This offer also extends to the Season Pass and any additional DLC – if you buy on PS3, you get PS4 version; if you buy on PS4, you will get PS3 version as well with no dealine.

If you have already preordered Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on the PS Store for either PS3 or PS4, after Nov. 3rd, you will be able to download the other version of the game at no additional cost.

  • Juses

    WHAT?!? Is this this real life?

    • Juses

      Haha i’m first!

      • ….

        • TheShadowReaper

          this…motherucking blue shell!!! but i still love Mario Kart. had nearly burned out my cartridge on GB Advance.

          • Yeah but now you can counter act it 😉 (Refresh and see picture below)

        • Not so fast!!!

          • TheShadowReaper

            lol x)

  • Hate on Activison all you want….but they did it with Destiny, and they’re doing it again with CoD.


    • kkk

      You really are that gullible lol.

      • Not really gullible, but I give credit where credit is due. It’s so easy to hate on popular things nowadays, but one has to praise things where praise is due IMO.

        Not saying ATVI is perfect, but I don’t see other publishers doing it (eg. EA, Ubisoft, 2K games with their cross gen games)

    • Edwin Cortez

      this is should become a standard in the industry, until they stop producing games for the last gen… would love to see that on Fifa and GTA

    • Ryumoau

      If The Rock approves it must be a great decision. 🙂

    • falahcod

      I paid 20$ for upgrading Ghosts and Battlefield and then upgrade advanced-warfare from last gen digital to next gen digital shows up for free. Fucking bullshit.

    • Guest

      So I wasted money on upgrading Ghosts and BF4

    • spartanelite

      What did they do?

    • Geeba

      actiwision is Literally A Saint from the God

  • drjakeyoung

    Wouldn’t people just abuse this by paying less on the PS3 the downloading it on the PS4?

    • No because it wont be less

      • Yes it will, PS4 games are usually 10$/10€ more than on PS3

        • Mitch

          In Europe, both are the same prices digitally.

          • drjakeyoung

            You mean Europe or the UK?

          • TheShadowReaper

            probably EU, but its funny how we have to specify each time if it is EU or UK. UK getting special treatment…of getting ripped off! that’s kinda sad tbh.

          • What’s more sad is that some people in the US divide world into US and UK.

          • TheShadowReaper

            thats really bad. really, really bad. freaking americans!

          • drjakeyoung

            Trust me, the UK doesn’t get any special treatment. We are the bin of the EU at the moment. We are the ones getting ripped off and being flooded with immigrants.

          • TheShadowReaper

            just as i said. getting special treatment of getting ripped off. the amount of money they ask you to give for a game is ridiculous. and believe me, immigrants is a problem in a lot of europe countries, so i feel you.

      • drjakeyoung

        Really? I would have thought a downgraded version on an outdated console would have been cheaper surely?

        • It is cheaper.

        • They never do that. Ever. Was Titanfall 360 cheaper? Was every single other cross gen game cheaper? Nope. Plus , They had to hire a whole other dev team for it.
          All about $$ my friend. .

        • I wish it worked like that.

    • That’s what I would’ve done but it’s only digital… no thanks, I prefer disc

    • Ryumoau

      not really, since the ps3 version costs the same as the ps4 copy. So Activision is still getting your $60 (or $90 for digital pro).

  • ShankSquadIII

    Digital copy 🙁

    • Activision could cure cancer and people would still complain 😛

      • VVFZ

        I know you were being sarcastic, but I don’t think people would complain if cancer was cured :L

        • I know I was kidding. I was trying to make a sarcastic remark about how the CoD community will never be happy 😉

          • VVFZ

            They would be happy if cancer was cured

          • I know…it was a joke mate

          • ShankSquadIII

            I have a PS4 but I just think they should of done it where you pay $10 then get the digital game but keep the physical copy from last gen

          • VVFZ

            what’s a joke?

          • So you were pissing with me this whole time xD

            GG 😀

  • Got me excited but then I realised it’s only for digital games… Why won’t they do the same thing they did with Ghosts? You had to use the disc as a license even though the game was digital after upgrading. I want a disc version :l

    • Keshav Bhat

      Because in order for same thing with Ghosts, retailers have to be in agreement. I don’t think any retailer is doing those promotions, so Activision can only do it via Digital.


    So if I buy it on the xbox 360 and then get the free copy for xbox one I keep both or will the 360 version not work anymore ?

    • HetAardvarken

      “Also, if you upgrade from last-gen to current-gen, you will still own the license to play the game on both consoles.” Seems pretty clear to me.

  • jordanxbrookes

    Nah you’re alright, I don’t need to upgrade, I already have an Xbox One 😉

    • Can you show me that you’re a mod and delete my comment?

      (I know it doesn’t say it next to your name, but I was just wondering if you can still mod)

      • jordanxbrookes

        Not with my Disqus account I can’t, otherwise you’ll see the Mod status next to my name.

        • drjakeyoung

          In other words, no?

        • fires

          Jordan, do you know any information on Last-gen versions of the game? I was really curious as how a ps4/xbone made game will be optimized for PS3/360 players, as there are still, a majority on those systems.

    • Jordan you and me playing DAY 0 or day 6 for jordan if he gets it early maybe Day 3 if i get mine!ANYWAY HYPE

      • Ryumoau

        so you getting the game on xbox?

    • Ryumoau

      The way i see it, if its anything like Ghosts i’ll have two seperate trophy lists for each version of the game (ps3 and ps4). Thats great news for trophy whores like myself. 😛

      • Name


  • TheShadowReaper

    hey! i want to have free transfer from my GTX570 PC to my GTX970 PC! arrrrg!

    • LOL 😛

      Hey btw, not sure if you remember a convo a while back with someone called spider man or something, and I said to you that I’ll be back and make a permanent account and will talk to you again one day (won’t be surprise if you don’t remember it).

      Well then here I am ^___^

      • TheShadowReaper

        yes, i was awaiting the moment where another sane person would join Charlie Intel. i remember. welcome back! 😉

        • Hahaha thanks. I’ve always visited CharlieINTEL (for almost over 3 years now) but since I was able to merge my IGN account with my Disqus account, I can now use it to comment on CharlieINTEL ^___^

          • TheShadowReaper

            btw, PS4, XBoxOne or PC?

          • Well currently I own a PS4 and a PS3. I’ve owned other consoles though.

            In fact, shameless plug, but I thought you’d be interested in reading this blog I made. It summarises my gaming preferences nicely 😉


          • TheShadowReaper

            i asked so i know if i will have more comrades on PC this november. unfortunately…no.

          • Juses

            I think the pc version will be bad since we have heard nothing about it yet.

          • True which is unfortunate. Should really do it how IW did with CoD 4 – mods and proper PC support :/

          • TheShadowReaper

            we will see how its going to be. but i’ll assure that they DONT want to anger the COD PC community once again, especially not after Ghosts. if they fuck up they lose a huge % of their profits, since titles on PC raise more money for both developer and publisher.

          • Hmmm, that’s a shame.

            Nevermind though, I respect all platforms so you can still cound me as a universal gamer 😉

            I do have a good PC though – it’s quite powerful but it’s used more or less as a family desktop.

            But have you know, I did game on PC when I was younger – a lot. It used to be my primary gaming platform. Used to play a lot of strategy games (Age of Empires for example – one of my favourite games of all time – until MS screwed us and closed Ensemble studios 🙁 and a lot of MMOs, F2P’s and FPS games)

          • TheShadowReaper

            consider coming back to PC gaming tho. there are some BEASTLY games coming for it the coming years, like for example the Black Desert Online (Sandbox MMO!!!) or Star Citizen, so PC gaming is at its best right now and its only going to get better.

            although i didnt asked to raise the “which platform is better” argument. that goes to PC and PC alone right now. but of course there is still some value to consoles cause of their exclusive titles (if they ever come, they do take their sweet time it seems).

          • “(if they ever come, they do take their sweet time it seems)”

            That is true. Especially for newer consoles. They take time.

            Well I guess consoles are just my preferences and where I play the majority of my games including my multiplatform titles. It’s all about preference to be honest 🙂

          • TheShadowReaper

            i guess. btw, unprivate your account! ^___^

          • Wait what do you mean by unprivate? Unprivate what? I’m confused lol 😛

          • TheShadowReaper

            unprivate your disqus account so people can follow you.

          • Ah ok – I’m on my phone now – I’ll do it tomorrow however. Thanks for telling me though 🙂

          • TheShadowReaper

            sure thing.

          • Juses

            Plz unprivate your account

        • Juses

          I’m a sane person 🙁

          • TheShadowReaper

            yes, i know. one of the very few on this cite.

          • What’s so crazy about CI?

          • TheShadowReaper


    • Freeze

      780 ti classified 🙂

  • Max Martinez

    Can I get the game for PS3 if I buy it for PS4?

    • The article got updated and it says you can. Congrats.

      • jooker-jr

        This feature is actually pretty cool.

  • satish pydikondala

    Definitely going to get digitally fuck getting a physical copy now p.s sorry for profanity people just crazed about the deal

  • jooker-jr

    For FREE ? Activision???

    Am I dreaming ?? Because the last time I heard the words ACTIVISION and FREE in one sentence was in MW3 days.

  • Ryumoau

    Dang it!! I had my mind set on buying the limited edition physical copy. But this actually has me tempted to get the $90 digital pro edition on ps3, so i can get the ps4 version free to. Especially since i can gameshare the ps3 version with my cousin.

    I still have a couple weeks to decide if its worth losing out on that cool Advanced Soldier manual.

  • derrrrrrrrrrrrr

    IMO, it really isn’t that bad at all. I like the idea, I mean, it is digital for god’s sakes. If your disc breaks, you can only get it back with the 30 day warranty. With digital, it doesn’t break, plus you can gameshare it. People are fucking needy.

    • Ryumoau

      i don’t know about xbox, but yeah the ps3 lets you gameshare with one other person. i gameshared ghosts last year with my cousin. Now that they have this offer for Advanced Warfare, i’ll get the ps3 version so i can gameshare with him again.
      Hes a much bigger CoD fan than me. He even managed to find enough fun from Ghosts to still be playing it now.

    • Digital games are tied to your account. So if someone steals your account, you forgot your password, or you get banned… That means bye bye game! I like to have physical copies because I handle them with care, they won’t break. I can use the game on every single account or console.

      • derrrrrrrrrrrrr

        That’s why you keep your security max, use long passwords, and write them down.

        • Doesn’t help if your account gets hacked. Sony can be an ass

          • derrrrrrrrrrrrr

            I’ve never been hacked before.

  • El PlayVakero

    Excellent News Guys!!! For the people that already order the PS4 version of the game, check this out:

  • Mitch

    I wonder if the trophy list will be shared across PS3 and PS4. Ghosts didn’t, but Destiny did.

  • So if I buy it digitally can I download it early like Destiny and will it be on Day Zero?

  • fulzee

    Anyone able to give me info on the Xbox 360 Digital Pro Edition?

  • Tricky VIk

    “Well my friends, I’m happy for this, sadly I only have a PS3, so if any comrades would like to play and team up, I’d be humbled to.”

  • Max Martinez

    Crap! If only I bought it on Digital I could have it for my PS3 too.

  • FlyingGrunt28
  • Drasadex

    Disappointed that physical copies don’t apply to the upgrade policy.. 🙁

  • LunatikToon

    Lets hope Xbox does the same now, so I can get the version I really want on the Xbox One and then get the free copy for Xbox 360 that way I can get a limited edition for the XB1 which u cant get for 360,

  • kia0525

    This actually adds some value to the game since I still play with people on 360.

  • LovekillerX

    This is actually really nice although I’m getting physical copy for PS4. 🙂

  • james_cooper_89

    So how to i pre order the digital download version for the 360?? all i can find is pre orders for the disc copy

  • Sonny

    Digital only? Now if only digital was cheaper to buy due to the fact that they don’t have to make and manufacture disc’s and cases. GG ATVI but fuck you at the same time.

  • Phaz

    So what if I’m buying it for the One… But I want to play from time to time on the 360 with friends who haven’t upgraded to next gen? Can I download last gen for free?

  • Tep Kok

    So when the Xbone version inevitably dies off a week after launch I still have a playable game, great!

  • DopeAap

    >digital only
    kiss my ass

  • Willie809

    If I pre-order the game for PS4 like the actually disc do I still get it for free on PS3 ?!

    • Drasadex

      Digital only.

  • NextGen Graphics

    I know this might make you BO2 C.S s mad but, after looking at some of the gameplay footage it looks like AW might have some of the same knifing issues as BO 2 (undependable knifing)

  • jose

    can I gameshare it with two ps3s and a ps4?

  • Steven Suttles

    So when exactly can i download my ps4 version? I pre ordered on Ps3

  • Bernardo

    It’s all lies dont buy this game i cant download next gen and i bought it on the 360 fuck Microsoft and Sledgehammer for the lies i will get a lawyer for defamation.


    If I bought the Xbox one digital version can I get it free for the 360? Some of my friends won’t get Xbox one til later but I still wanna play with them

  • Mateusz Brzezinka

    hey can i upgrade my call of duty advanced warfare? but i have it on ps3 cd version please help me

  • Nikefootball37

    Is it possible to do this with a disc?

  • hate gaystaition

    microsoft and gaystation can go fuck themselves money grubbing fuck here buy our game but if you dont buy it directly from us then you have to pay twice. cocksucking fucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Victor Perez

    Hey I bought the season pass for Xbox one and can seem to download it on xbox360 pleas help.

  • Squids117

    Lets say I want to upgrade my physical disc copy of advanced warfare… I know I can’t do it free using the program because A. It is June 17th and B. Its the disc not the digital version. I heard there was a way to upgrade the disc but it cost like 20 bucks or something? Please tell me how I upgrade my X360 AW to XONE AW.

    • Squids117

      WAIT!!! Am I able to go into Gamestop and trade in my 360 AW for a free ONE AW?