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Activision posts new FAQ regarding Call of Duty: Ghosts next-gen upgrades

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Activision has just posted a new FAQ regarding the Call of Duty: Ghosts next-gen upgrade programs. They have also talked a little about the Xbox Game Ahead Program, which as of now, there is no retailer that has stated they are participating.

Full FAQ:

What happens to my stats when I upgrade to a next-generation console?

When you upgrade to a next-generation console within the same console family (e.g., from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, or from PS3™ to PS4™), your Multiplayer stats and progress will move with you; so there is no need to re-start leveling up your squad from the beginning.

All you need is your Call of Duty account, which over 20 million of you already have, through registering for Call of Duty ELITE. Your Call of Duty account will also grant access to the Call of Duty App.

If you don’t have a Call of Duty account, you will be able to register in-game in Call of Duty: Ghosts, or you can register for free online right now to be ready. Click here to register for a Call of Duty account.

What happens to my Free Fall Bonus Map when I upgrade to a next-generation console?

Just like your stats, when you upgrade to a next-generation console within the same console family (e.g., from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, or from PS3™ to PS4™), your Free Fall Bonus Map will move with you if redeemed by May 31, 2014.

After I upgrade to a new console, what happens to my stats if I play on a friend’s console or on an older platform?

Link your Call of Duty account to your Xbox Live gamertag or PSN ID and any time you play, while signed in with that Xbox Live gamertag or PSN ID, your progress will be retained.  Whether you play on your console, or sign in on your friend’s console, within the same console family, your progress will be retained. Your progress will also follow your linked Xbox Live gamertag or PSN ID when you and your friends upgrade to next-gen console (all within the same console family only). There is no cost for for this benefit.

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How does the Xbox next-generation upgrade program work?

Microsoft offers the Xbox 360 + Xbox One Digital Combo, a disc-less dual-license that provides the Xbox 360 digital version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, as well as the Xbox One digital version of Call of Duty: Ghosts – linked and unlocked via a user’s Xbox Live gamertag. The Xbox 360 + Xbox One Digital Combo will be available at participating retailers for a suggested retail price of $69.99.

Alternatively, via the Xbox Live Market place, players can also purchase an Xbox 360 digital version of Call of Duty: Ghosts for a suggested retail price of $59.99. And when ready to upgrade to Xbox One, players can purchase a digital Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts for a suggested retail price of just $10 until March 31, 2014.  This also applies to Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition purchases.

If I play on Xbox 360, what other retailer next-generation upgrade options are available?

To-date several retail options have been announced for Xbox 360 players to transition to the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

GamesStop (US)

GameStop Power Up Rewards members will be eligible to trade in their Xbox 360 copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts and get the Xbox One version for just $9.99. Visit http://www.gamestop.com/nextgenoffer for more details on this option. Offer valid until December 31, 2013 or while supplies last.

GameStop (Various European Markets)

Trade in your copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and purchase the Xbox One version for a significantly reduced upgrade fee. Offer valid until December 31, 2013 or while supplies last. Go in-store for more details.

Amazon (US)

Until December 31, 2013 or while supplies last, trade in your copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and get a $25 bonus credit toward your Xbox One version in addition to your trade-in value of at least $25. These special trade-in values are good for a limited time as quantities are limited. Click here for more information on how Amazon’s program works.

Best Buy (US)

Players who buy the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will receive a $10 coupon via e-mail valid towards the purchase of the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Then, when ready to upgrade, players can exchange their Xbox 360 copy of the game for a minimum value of $40, which combined with the $10 coupon will allow them to get the Xbox One version for $9.99. Offer valid until December 31st, 2013. More information on this program can be found here.

GAME (UK)

GAME will be giving Xbox 360 players approximately £40 in trade in value when you upgrade to Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox One. Offer ends December 24th, 2013. Go to GAME for complete details and step-by-step instructions.

EB Games (Canada)

In Canada, EB Games allows you to enjoy playing the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts now and trade up to the new Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts for just $9.99. Visit http://www.ebgames.ca/collection/play-now-upgrade-later for more details on this option.

Microsoft Store (US)

Buy Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and you can trade-in later for the Xbox One version for only $9.99. The offer is valid at Microsoft Store locations until December 31st, 2013. Visit Microsoft.com for more details.

The above programs are available for a limited time only and are offered directly by the participating retailers; contact the applicable retailers for specific requirements.  All prices, terms, and conditions are set by the retailer.

How does the Xbox next-generation upgrade program work for Hardened Edition or Prestige Edition? Will I have to return my SteelBookTM?

In order to upgrade, you can leverage some of the retail options listed above. Some retailers will accept the disc without the SteelBookTM. Please see individual retailer websites for details.

When I buy the Hardened Edition or Prestige Edition on Xbox 360, will the Season Pass and digital content that comes with it, transfer to Xbox One when I upgrade?

Yes, when you buy the Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox 360 Hardened Edition, Digital Hardened Edition, or Prestige Edition, you will receive access to download the equivalent Xbox One Season Pass and digital content on Xbox One, FREE of charge.  You simply need to upgrade your game and Season Pass to the Xbox One version by May 31, 2014, and your content will then be available for download and play on your Xbox One (using the same Xbox Live account).

When I buy the Season Pass on Xbox 360, will I have access to the digital content on Xbox One when I upgrade?

When you buy the Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox 360 Season Pass in the Xbox Live Marketplace, you will automatically receive access to download the equivalent Xbox One Season Pass on Xbox One, FREE of charge.  You simply need to upgrade your game and Season Pass to the Xbox One version in the Xbox Live Marketplace by May 31, 2014and your content will then be available for download and play on your Xbox One (using the same Xbox Live account).

When I upgrade from digital download for Xbox 360 to digital download for Xbox One, will my digital Xbox 360 game license be deactivated?

No, Xbox 360 game license will not be deactivated. Both game licenses will be retained.

 

PlayStation

How does Sony’s PlayStation next-gen upgrade program work?

For a limited time, when gamers buy the disc or digital version of Call of Duty: Ghosts for PlayStation®3 (including Hardened and Prestige Editions), they can download a PlayStation®4 digital copy of the same game from the PlayStation® Store for a $9.99.  This offer expires March 31, 2014.  See http://us.playstation.com/digitalupgrade for more information.

Alternatively, via the PlayStation Store or Sony Entertainment Network Store, players can also purchase a PS3 digital version of Call of Duty: Ghosts for a suggested retail price of $59.99.  And when ready to upgrade to PS4, players can purchase a digital PS4 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts for a suggested retail price of just $9.99 until March 31, 2014.  This also applies to Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition purchases.

If I play on PS3, what other retailer next-generation upgrade options are available?

GameStop (Various European Markets)

Trade in your copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS3 and purchase the PS4 version for a significantly reduced upgrade fee. Offer valid until December 31st, 2013 or while supply lasts. Go in-store for more details.

GAME (UK)

GAME will be giving PS3 players approximately £40 in trade in value when you upgrade to Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS4™. Offer ends December 24th, 2013. Go to GAME for complete details and step-by-step instructions.

The above programs are available for a limited time only and are offered directly by the participating retailers; contact the applicable retailers for specific requirements.  All prices, terms, and conditions are set by the retailer.

When I buy the Hardened Edition or Prestige Edition on PS3, will the Season Pass and digital content that comes with it, transfer to PS4 when I upgrade?

Yes, when you buy the Call of Duty: Ghosts PS3 Hardened Edition or Prestige Edition, your Season Pass DLC and digital content will go with you to PS4 for no additional charge.  You simply need to activate your PS3 Season Pass no later than March 31, 2014, and purchase and activate your PS4 console by March 31, 2014 and your content will then be available on your PS4 (using the same PSN account).

When I buy the Season Pass on PS3, will I have access to the digital content on PS4 when I upgrade?

When you buy the Call of Duty: Ghosts PS3 Season Pass, that Season Pass DLC will go with you to PS4 for no additional charge.  You simply need to buy and activate your PS3 Season Pass no later than March 31, 2014, and purchase and activate your PS4™ console by March 31, 2014 and your content will then be available on your PS4 (using the same PSN account).

When I upgrade from digital download for PS3 to digital download for PS4, will my digital PS3 game license be deactivated?

No, PS3 game license will not be deactivated. Both game licenses will be retained.

SOURCE: Call of Duty Blog

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Video shows off drastic evolution of Call of Duty Zombies from World at War to Cold War

This one is for the dedicated Zombies fans who have been around since Nacht der Untoten, as this video celebrates the evolution of Call of Duty Zombies.

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For those Zombies fans who have been there from the start, here’s a great way to reminisce and relive the Call of Duty Zombies experience we all hold so dearly.

Call of Duty Zombies is still around in today’s Call of Duty, surviving ever since the 2008 classic World at War that started that fan-favorite game mode.

Although a lot has changed since then, players still love the mode, and what better way to bring back good old memories than this video showing the evolution of Zombies.

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The video is by Evolution List on YouTube, a channel dedicated to showing the evolution of various games that have stood the test of time.

In the video, fans are given a walkthrough of Zombies from 2008 all the way to 2021, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War being the latest entry in the high-profile Call of Duty franchise to feature a Zombies game mode that recently saw its newest map, Mauer der Toten, added in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Although the video is fairly short, spanning only 5 minutes, viewers are given one classic Zombies map from each Call of Duty game that possessed Zombies.

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Although the mode was mostly in Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, there have been many variations of the mode, with the video also including WWII’s Zombies, Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies, CoD Mobile’s Zombies, and Infinite Warfare’s Zombies.

Some of the classic maps showcased include:

  • World at War’s Nacht der Untoten
  • Black Ops’ Five
  • Black Ops 3’s Shadows of Evil
  • Black Ops 4’s IX

Of course, there are many other maps shown in the video, but we don’t want to spoil it all!

If you’re a fan of Zombies, this is a great watch so make sure to check out the video below.

For more on Zombies, especially the latest Black Ops Cold War map, Mauer der Toten, be sure to stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Treyarch / Activision / Evolution List

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Call of Duty players want a Battlefield Portal inspired mode in the future

After FPS fans were blown away by Battlefield Portal’s reveal, Call of Duty fans want to see a similar mode in the future.

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Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode was finally announced at EA Play: Battlefield Portal. This is a hub for content from previous Battlefield games, and Call of Duty players want to see a similar mode in the future.

Like Battlefield, Call of Duty has depicted various theatres of war over the years, both real and fictional. Although Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, as a throwback for long-time fans of the franchise, they’ve included Battlefield Portal.

This brings weapons, maps, vehicles, and more from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 into one, ultimate sandbox experience. Impressed with the new mode, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a similar experience.

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Call of Duty fans have been desperate for remasters of their favorite games from the franchise, with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer being the most prominent. Black Ops Cold War is chock-full of maps from Black Ops 2, but players still want to see more content from the games they grew up with.

Battlefield 2042 found the solution to this with their new Portal mode. With access to a ton of content from previous Battlefield games, players can create almost any custom game mode they can dream up.

“And that’s how you incorporate remastered content into your game,” said renowned industry insider Tom Henderson after seeing the reveal. He followed this by theorizing that Call of Duty will create something similar in the “next 5 years.”

His theory was met with resounding excitement, with many Call of Duty players wanting to see their favorite multiplayer and Zombies experiences return in the same way.

Battlefield Portal “truly could be the next BIG THING for creators,” said popular YouTuber Chaosxsilencer. “Imagine a Call of Duty Portal with BO2, BO3, WaW, MW2, MW3 assets all usable and customizable.”

“The custom game options available with #BATTLEFIELD2042 and the Battlefield Portal are amazing. So many options and ways to be creative and have fun,” said Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone. “@RavenSoftware we need things like this in Warzone, especially with Battlefield announcing this today.”

With how extensive of a backlog Call of Duty has, it’s very likely that Activision will take inspiration from Battlefield’s exciting new mode – and the demand for it is certainly there.

If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, you can check out how to get access to the Open Beta in September.

Image Credit: Activision / EA

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Zombies World Record beaten after nearly 300 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

It took one Twitch streamer nearly 300 hours of gameplay to beat the World Record for Black Ops 3’s Nacht Der Untoten Zombies.

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One player has done the unthinkable and beaten the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nacht Der Untoten Zombies World Record by reaching round 255.

Zombies has a storied history dating all the way back to 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War came bundled with a bonus mini-game called ‘Nacht der Untoten.’ The legendary Nazi Zombies mode would go on to reach ridiculous levels of popularity to the point that Treyarch had to make extra Zombies maps.

Since then, virtually every single CoD title has included new versions and variations of the Zombies formula. Black Ops Cold War is currently enjoying the launch of Mauer Der Toten, the freshest Zombies experience.

However, one Twitch streamer has overlooked modern Zombies in favor of a previous game – Black Ops 3. After 20 days of playing the same game of Nacht Der Untoten on and off, a new World Record was set.

The feat was accomplished by CoD Zombies Twitch streamer TomPhantasy as he smashed the previous record by a staggering 40 rounds to reach Round 255.

Beginning his run on July 2, he spent the next 20 days clocking up nearly 300 hours of game time to obliterate the previous Nacht Der Untoten record.

Remarkably, he was only downed twice, and they both came once he’d surpassed the record figure anyway.

The final seconds of the footage are of the streamer clearing up the last few dregs of Zombies until the round icon in the bottom-left changes to 255.

This absolutely smashes the previous record of 216 rounds set by user Chihiro-516, and may never be beaten.

Dexerto was even able to secure an exclusive word with the streamer to get more reaction to his feat: “The Zombies community has been supporting me for months when I have been attempting this record through the highs and lows,” he said.

He continued: “I knew I had to keep going, because after 24.8 days the game freezes, This meant I had to play 13+ hours per day for those 25 days.”

Massive congratulations need to go to the player who was able to gut his way through an arduous three weeks of Zombies. With Mauer Der Toten very much the new Zombies craze, we wonder if he will one day attempt to set the record for it.

Also, for some more incredible accomplishments, check out the Cold War player who reached 10th Prestige without killing a single player.

Image Credit: Activision / TomPhantasy

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