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Call of Duty: Ghosts Current-Gen to Next-Gen Upgrade Details revealed

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Activision has officially revealed how upgrading from current gen to next gen will work for Ghosts.

Xbox Next Gen Upgrade Offers

Introducing the Xbox Game Ahead Program

Gamers can purchase a disc-less dual-license digital version of Call of Duty: Ghosts at participating retailers for a suggested retail price of $69.99. This version will include 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. Look for more information on how to pre-order at participating retailers in the coming weeks.

Via the Game Ahead Program, players can also purchase a digital version of Call of Duty: Ghosts directly from the Xbox Live Marketplace for a suggested retail price of $59.99. And, when ready to upgrade to Xbox One, you can purchase a digital Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts for a suggested retail price of just $10 on the Xbox Live Marketplace until March 31, 2014.

Other Retail Options to Upgrade to Xbox One

GameStop (US)

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

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 31st, 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.

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 retail-driven programs are available for a limited time only; contact the applicable retailers for specific requirements.

PlayStation® Next Gen Upgrade Offers

Upgrade on PlayStation for just $10

The PlayStation upgrade program is completely optional for our fans, and applies whether you buy a new PS3 disc, or buy the game digitally from the PSN Store for PS3.

For a limited time, every new physical copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts for PS3 will include a flyer with a unique Sony code on it. Redeem the code packed into the PlayStation 3 version of the game on the PlayStation Store and download the PlayStation 4 version of the game for a suggested retail price of $10, €10 or £10 depending on territory.

Alternatively, if you buy the digital PS3 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts from the PSN Store, you will also be given the opportunity to upgrade to the PS4 version. Simply go to the PSN store and purchase the discounted PS4 version for a suggested retail price of $10, €10 or £10 depending on territory. You will then be able to enjoy the PS3 version on your PS3, and the PS4 version on you PS4.

These offers must be redeemed, and upgrades purchased, no later than March 31st, 2014; offers available globally. More details about these programs will be coming soon.

Other Retail Options to Upgrade to PlayStation 4

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 retail-driven programs are available for a limited time only; contact the applicable retailers for specific requirements.

Activision has also confirmed that for your stats, you can only transfer between a conosle family using a Call of Duty ELITE account, which is free.

And, your season pass also transfers between the same console family at no additional cost.

Priced at a suggested retail price of $49.99, £34.99, or €49.99, the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass will upgrade to next-gen (from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, and from PS3 to PS4) at no additional cost. Offer is valid until May 31st, 2014

The Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass is now available for pre-order on the Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Store and at participating PC digital download retailers. The Season Pass includes access to four Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Map Packs, each delivering a collection of fresh Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer content and more. Gamers who purchase the Season Pass will also receive the Team Leader digital content pack that includes a unique multiplayer character head, weapon camo, reticle, player patch, player card and player background.

Activision is also confirming that the Digital Hardened Edition is coming to PS3, PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Nothing about Xbox 360 discussed yet.

In addition, we are also excited to announce the full slate of Call of Duty: Ghosts digital versions across multiple gaming platforms – an array of compelling options from which gamers can choose.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available for digital download on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC on November 5, 2013. Pre-orders are available now on the PlayStation Store and participating PC digital download retailers.

The game will also be available for download on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 when those consoles launch later this year. All digital versions of the Call of Duty: Ghosts base game will have a suggested retail price of $59.99, £59.99, or €69.99.

Also available for purchase is the Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition. The Digital Hardened Edition gives players an assortment of bonus digital content in addition to the digital download of Call of Duty: Ghosts. It includes the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass with the Team Leader digital content pack, bonus in-game Ghosts Insignia Pack and Digital Hardened Edition In-Game Item Pack

The Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition is available for a suggested retail price of $119.99, and will be available for PS3 and PC on November 5th, as well as for Xbox One and PS4 later this year. Pre-orders are available now on the PlayStation Store and participating PC digital download retailers.

UPDATE: More information on digital preorders have been revealed via OneofSwords: If you preorder Ghosts digitally on the PS3 or PC, you’ll get the Free Fall bonus map.

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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.

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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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How much are COD Points? How to buy, price, how to spend & more

COD Points are the currency of Call of Duty. Here’s a guide on their price, how you can buy them, where to spend them, and what you can buy.

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COD Points have become an integral part of Call of Duty games as they can buy some great cosmetics and other items to show off. So here’s a quick guide to tell you how much points cost, how you can buy them, where you can spend them, and what you can get.

The gaming landscape has changed over the years with the incorporation of microtransactions and live-gaming services. Many games offer extra content – with cosmetics being a big proponent of this. With Cold War and Warzone offering special Rambo and John McClane skins and bringing back legendary Operators like Soap and Captain Price, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend COD Points.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game and requires COD Points to do so.

So with our detailed guide today, we’re going to run through the basics of COD Points to help you understand them, tell you what they do, and more.

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What is the price of COD Points?

There are different amounts and bundles you can opt for when buying COD Points that are tailored to different needs.

Some players just need to top up their account with a few hundred points to get the latest bundle. Whereas some need a big restock with the intention of spending many points. The more points you want, the bigger the discounts grow.

Here are the different prices for the various COD Points bundles:

  • 200 COD Points for $1.99 or £1.79
  • 500 COD Points for $4.99 or £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99 or £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99 or £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99 or £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99 or £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99 or £84.99

How do I buy COD Points?

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You can be very flexible with how you buy COD Points as there are a few different ways to do so. To make sure you’re buying them for the right platform, just double-check with our guide on transferring COD Points across platforms.

These are the various ways you can procure COD Points.

Official website

This method is only for PC players.

A quick visit to the Battle.net shop will take you to the aforementioned COD Points bundles, and you can take your pick.

PlayStation Store

This method is only for PlayStation players.

Head to the PlayStation Store either on your PS4, PS5, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or PSN credit.

Xbox Microsoft Store

This method is only for Xbox players.

Head to the Microsoft Store either on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or Xbox Gift cards.

Retailers

Online or select physical retailers will have copious amounts of COD Points vouchers and gift cards for you to purchase. There will be no difference between official sales and retails sales as they will all sell the same bundles.

Where do I spend my COD Points?

Now that you have a nice bundle of COD Points, where do you actually go to spend them? Well, the answer is rather simple: head to the in-game store for the game you’re playing, browse, and buy.

What can I buy with COD Points?

Call of Duty’s currency is used to primarily buy two things: the Battle Pass for the current season and Bundles containing a variety of items.

Battle Pass

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A Battle Pass is a paid Tier system that allows regular players to earn dozens of extra rewards and cosmetics for essentially playing the game.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are currently in Season Two of their respective lifecycles at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

It features 100 Tiers for players to smash their way through the course of Season 2, and if players are committed enough, they can actually earn enough COD Points, through leveling up the pass, to get the next one for free.

You can buy the Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:

Bundles

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The other main content you can buy is a wide range of Bundles and Operator Bundles. These special bundles vary in price, and each comes with its own unique items.

The collectibles you can expect to find are Calling Cards, Emblems, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, and more.

Also, check out when Black Ops Cold War Season 5 and Warzone Season 5 are set to begin.

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