UPDATE – October 5: Activision has further expanded the FAQ to talk about how digital versions will work.
If you are buying the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Digital Legacy or Digital Deluxe edition, there is no disc or code. You are *not* required to have both downloaded in order to play either content, which means you can just download Infinite Warfare or just download Modern Warfare Remastered — depending upon which one you want to play.
For Digital Legacy and Digital Deluxe Editions of Infinite Warfare on PS4, there is no game disc or voucher code. An Internet connection is required to download content. Modern Warfare Remastered and Infinite Warfare are two separate downloads and there is no requirement to have both installed in order to play either piece of content. No game disc is required if you purchased the Digital Legacy or Digital Deluxe Edition of Infinite Warfare.
It confirms that for those that are buying Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at a physical retailer, you will need to have the Infinite Warfare disc inserted in order to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
Activision has discussed how it will work for all platforms. For those buying digitally, you will need to download the Infinite Warfare Digital Legacy or Digital Deluxe Edition to get access to Modern Warfare Remastered.
For PlayStation 4, Modern Warfare Remastered will be included as a digital code in the box in Infinite Warfare’s Legacy and Legacy Pro Editions. For Xbox One, Modern Warfare Remastered is actually included on the same Infinite Warfare disc (no extra download code), but there will be an additional download required to play Modern Warfare Remastered.
For both platforms, the Infinite Warfare disc will be required to play Modern Warfare Remastered.
- PlayStation 4 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game digital download that will be included in the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition and Legacy Pro Edition on PlayStation 4. The digital download is redeemed via a voucher code on an insert in the box. The Infinite Warfare game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered. Internet connection is required.
- Xbox One – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is included on the Infinite Warfare Xbox One disc (no voucher code required) in the Legacy Edition and Legacy Pro Edition of Infinite Warfare. Before Modern Warfare Remastered can be played, an additional download is required. The game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered. Internet connection is required.
- Steam – A Steam key will be provided in the Legacy Edition of Infinite Warfare that will provide access to both Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered. Internet connection is required.
Following the release of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Launch Trailer this week, Activision launched a new site to highlight Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered at callofduty.com/modern-warfare-remastered.
This site has new legal wording under the first half that has not been present in their marketing or FAQs before. It states, “Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download (game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered).”
This is the first time an official Activision site has listed that a “game disc” is required to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, regardless of which edition you buy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Legacy/Legacy Pro), is a digital download only. The box includes a digital code to download Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
For those who are getting the two games digitally via PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, or Steam, this does not apply for you. This only applies to physical purchases of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Legacy and Legacy Pro editions.
Many fans were suggesting the possibility of selling their Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare disc after getting the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered code, but it appears that might not be an option anymore.
As we stated above, Activision has never used this wording before, so we are not sure if this is a mistake, or something changed.
We will update if we get any information from Activision regarding this.
Black Ops Cold War-themed Western Digital Black Drives available for a limited time
Western Digital has announced a limited time special edition of WD_BLACK drives themed after Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War.
Hard Drive/SSD manufacturer Western Digital has partnered with Activision to bring specially themed Black Ops Cold War Drives for a limited time.
The Western Digital Black Ops Cold War drives are available now and include specially branded WD_BLACK drives, some of the fastest available in the Western Digital inventory, all catered to gaming.
Included with each purchase will be Call of Duty Points, which fluctuates in quantity depending on which drive you purchase.
The designs of the drives are also quite nice for both the external and internal drives.
For the external drive, a hard drive and NVMe SSD is available, making sure next-gen console gamers and even PC gamers can get an easy to use and portable high-speed SSD.
Black Ops Cold War Themed Drives Prices & Availability
Currently, the specially themed drives are only available on Western Digital’s shop, and not at retailers such as Best Buy. Here’s the rundown of the selection.
- WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive (External Hard Drive) 2TB – $99.99
- Includes 1,100 CoD Points
- USB 3.2, 140MB/s read speeds
- WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe (Internal SSD) 1TB – $239.99
- Includes 2,400 CoD Points
- PCIe Gen4, ~7000MB/s read speeds
- WD_BLACK P50 NVMe SSD Game Drive (External SSD) 1TB – $249.99
- Includes 2,400 CoD Points
- SSD “Superspeed” USB 20Gb/s interface, 2000MB/s read speeds
As of writing, the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe is currently out of stock. It’s unknown when there will be a restock, or if there is a plan to roll out these drives to retailers.
Image Credits: Activision/Western Digital
Ranking the top 5 best Call of Duty Zombies maps
Do you love zombies as much as we do? Here’s our picks for the top 5 Call of Duty Zombies maps ever created by developer Treyarch.
Here’s our picks for the 5 best Call of Duty: Zombies maps ever created.
Call of Duty Zombies has been around for almost 13 years now, starting with Call of Duty: World at War’s release in 2008. What started as a small bonus mode after completing the campaign turned into a phenomenon for Call of Duty, attracting new fans and creating a brand new core game mode for Treyarch titles.
This list will be our list of the top 5 Treyarch Zombies map, in no particular order. It is worth noting that both Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have tried their own Zombies modes, with Sledgehammer attempting Exo Zombies in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, then opting for traditional Zombies in Call of Duty: World War 2. Infinity Ward also tried in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and created a surprisingly fun/goofy experience.
If you’re a fan of those games, don’t expect to see any of the maps on this list, as we’re going to reminisce on some of the greatest Treyarch Zombies maps.
#5 – Origins (Black Ops 2)
Origins set a new standard for large-scale Zombies maps after its release as the final Black Ops 2 DLC map. With boss Zombies, upgradable elemental staffs, and a huge easter egg, the future was looking bright for the Call of Duty Zombies experience. Origins introduced the “Wunderfizz” machine, which awards players with a random perk in the game.
Players were also treated to many map secrets, which included being able to enter the giant robots that roamed the map, and also secret gramophones that unlocked access to a different realm.
Origins also saw a remaster in Black Ops 3 with the “Zombies Chronicles DLC”
#4 – Der Eisendrache (Black Ops 3)
Following the trend for large scale maps, Treyarch set out to make one of the most beautiful and fun Zombies maps with Der Esiendrache. Set in a large castle in Austria, this map had a few callbacks to Origins, with elemental bows instead of staffs and even mechanical Zombies, or “Panzersoldats”.
The easter egg for this map also had an epic boss fight against an Apothican Keeper, which rewarded players with a cutscene once completed.
#3 – Kino Der Toten (Black Ops)
One of two maps included with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops was Kino Der Toten, a simple Zombies map that took place in an abandoned German theater. This map marked the beginning of the next stage of the Zombies storyline and added the iconic “Thunder Gun” into the mystery box.
#2 – Der Riese (World at War)
Der Riese was the final map for World at War and introduced many huge changes to the Zombies formula, like the introduction of the iconic pack-a-punch machine. Additionally, teleporters were added for the first time, and the first real functional easter egg appeared on this map.
The Zombies storyline also truly took off from here, with the addition of secret audio logs hidden on radios around the map.
#1 – Ascension (Black Ops)
Prepare for takeoff! Ascension was the first DLC map added to Black Ops and set a high bar for the rest of the DLC additions. Players started the game entirely in black and white, only to see color when the power was switched on.
The map had several new amazing pieces of equipment, like the Gersh Device and Russian Dolls. Additionally, the new lunar landers added an extra layer of verticality across the map. Ascension had the first full-length story-driven easter egg in the franchise, which rewarded players with a 90-second death machine.
That’s it for our list of the best Call of Duty Zombies maps! Be sure to tweet us @CharlieIntel with your picks.
How to get a free CDL sticker in Warzone & Black Ops Cold War
Here’s how you can get a free Call of Duty League themed sticker in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
Activision is offering players an exclusive Call of Duty League Sticker for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
The Call of Duty League 2021 kickoff starts this month, which means Activision is looking to expand marketing for the league.
The first marketing effort consists of a limited-edition “Squad Wipe” weapon sticker for players that will be useable in both Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.
Note: The sticker will not be available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer.
Here’s how you can get the sticker for yourself.
- 1: Have an Activision account in good standing (no bans).
- 2: Sign up for Call of Duty League email updates before February 4, 2021.
- 3: Enter name, email, birthday, country, and favorite teams on the sign-up website to be eligible.
- 4: Redeem the code emailed to you by January 21, 2022.
Expect the email to come shortly after the February 4, 2021, sign-up deadline. You can register for emails by using this link.
Image Credits: Activision
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