UPDATE: More information regarding the Day Zero Edition: it is available at all participating retailers. If you preordered a Collector’s Edition, that edition will be available to pickup on November 3rd with the Day Zero content included. If you preorder Digitally, the game will be available to starting November 3rd. We’ve added a FAQ to the end of the post!
At the end of the new multiplayer reveal trailer, Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced that if you preorder the Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition you will get 24 hour early access to the game, so you can start playing the game on November 3rd.
If you preorder the Edition, you will be able to go and buy the game on November 3rd. As a bonus, you will get Double XP on November 3rd and access to the Advanced Arsenal alongside 2 custom weapons.
DAY ZERO EDITION: Players have the exciting opportunity to get access to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare one day early, thanks to the Day Zero Edition. Those that preorder or purchase one of the various collectors’ editions, will be able to buy and play the game on November 3, get Double XP for November 3, two special bonus weapons, and the Advanced Arsenal – that features a custom bullet brass exoskeleton and bonus directed energy weapon, the Quantum EM1. Day Zero Edition quantities limited, availability subject to demand and inventory at retailer locations. If Day Zero Edition not available at retailer, pre-order customer may receive a pre-order refund, or may purchase a launch unit and obtain a code to download all Day Zero Edition special content. Visit www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare/dayzero for more information.
Pre-order the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition!
– 24 hour EARLY access
– Advanced Arsenal featuring the Bullet Brass exoskeleton and EM1 Quantum directed energy weapon
– Two custom weapons, the AK-12G Assault Rifle and CROSSBOW-B2
– Double XP on November 3rdmber 3rd
- 1. IF I PRE-ORDER CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE, WILL I GET THE DAY ZERO EDITION?
BY PRE-ORDERING YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO PURCHASE A DAY ZERO EDITION UNIT AT PARTICIPATING RETAILERS ON NOVEMBER 3. HOWEVER, DAY ZERO EDITION QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED, AND AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO DEMAND AND INVENTORY AT RETAILER LOCATIONS. IF THE DAY ZERO EDITION IS NOT AVAILABLE AT YOUR RETAILER, YOU MAY RECEIVE A PRE-ORDER REFUND FROM THE RETAILER IF YOU WISH, OR YOU MAY PURCHASE A LAUNCH UNIT AND OBTAIN A CODE TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE DAY ZERO EDITION SPECIAL CONTENT (AND YOU CAN GET STARTED PLAYING ADVANCED WARFARE EARLY).
- 2. IF I HAVE ALREADY PRE-ORDERED CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE, WILL I GET THE DAY ZERO EDITION?
ALL PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE A DAY ZERO EDITION UNIT, SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AS DISCUSSED ABOVE.
- 3. WHAT COMES WITH THE DAY ZERO EDITION?
IN ADDITION TO EARLY ACCESS TO THE GAME, THE DAY ZERO EDITION FEATURES TWO CUSTOM WEAPONS, THE AK-12G ASSAULT RIFLE AND CROSSBOW-B2. AND PLAYERS WHO PICK UP THE DAY ZERO EDITION WILL BE ABLE TO LEVEL UP QUICKLY WITH DOUBLE XP ALL DAY ON NOVEMBER 3RD. FINALLY, THE DAY ZERO EDITION ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVANCED ARSENAL FEATURING THE BULLET BRASS EXOSKELETON AND EM1 QUANTUM DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON.
- 4. WILL THE DAY ZERO EDITION BE AVAILABLE ON BOTH CURRENT GEN AND NEXT GEN PLATFORMS?
YES. THE DAY ZERO EDITION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION®3, PLAYSTATION®4 AND PC.
- 5. WILL DAY ZERO EARLY ACCESS AND CUSTOM WEAPONS BE AVAILABLE ON COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS OF THE GAME?
YES, THE COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 3RD, AND WILL CONTAIN EVERYTHING THAT COMES WITH THE DAY ZERO EDITION.
- 6. WILL I BE ABLE TO PLAY ALL MODES OF THE GAME ON NOVEMBER 3RD?
YES. ALL MODES WILL BE PLAYABLE ON NOVEMBER 3RD.
- 7. WHERE CAN I GET THE DAY ZERO EDITION?
CHECK WITH YOUR RETAILER TO SEE IF THEY WILL CARRY DAY ZERO EDITION.
- 8. WHAT IF I HAVE PRE-ORDERED A DIGITAL VERSION OF THE GAME?
IF YOU HAVE PRE-ORDERED A DIGITAL VERSION OF THE GAME, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BEGIN PLAYING ON NOVEMBER 3RD, AND WILL GET ALSO GET ALL OF THE DAY ZERO EDITION SPECIAL CONTENT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD RETAILER FOR PRE-LOADING DETAILS.
SOURCE: Call of Duty
Microsoft explain why Call of Duty will stay on PlayStation after Xbox exclusivity rumors
Microsoft have reiterated their claim that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation and gave one simple reason why.
Both PlayStations fans and Sony itself have expressed concern over Call of Duty becoming Xbox and PC exclusive, but Microsoft have reiterated their claim that the games will remain on PlayStation, giving one simple reason why.
Microsoft announced their shock buyout of Activision Blizzard back in January 2022, with the deal set to close in Summer 2023. While Microsoft previously stated that there are no plans to make Call of Duty Xbox and PC-exclusive, Sony still expressed concern.
As reported by VGC, Microsoft responded to these concerns in a document sent to Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE). Here, they accused Sony of blocking games from Xbox Game Pass and reiterated that it “wouldn’t be profitable” to remove Call of Duty from PlayStation.
Microsoft acquired Bethesda back in 2021, and have already started making their games, such as Starfield, Xbox and PC exclusive. However, in this document, Microsoft insisted that Sony shouldn’t worry about Call of Duty being removed from PlayStation.
“Regardless of how unsurprising Sony‘s criticism of content exclusivity is – given that PlayStation’s entire strategy has been centered on exclusivity over the years – the reality is that the strategy of retaining Activision Blizzard’s games by not distributing them in rival console shops would simply not be profitable for Microsoft,” claimed Microsoft.
Microsoft gave several reasons why they wouldn’t remove future Call of Duty games from PlayStation, but it all boiled down to profit.
“The hypothetical adoption of any content discontinuation strategy would not be profitable for Microsoft and, even if implemented, such strategies would have no competitive impact, for the reasons described above,” concluded Microsoft.
There are also reports that there are contractual agreements that ensure the next three Call of Duty games will be on both Xbox and PlayStation. Rumors suggest that Call of Duty 2024 will be developed by Treyarch, and Activision have even teased a new premium game for 2023.
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Huge Black Ops 4 campaign leak reveals scrapped ‘Career’ mode details & concept art
Black Ops 4’s scrapped campaign has reportedly appeared online in a huge leak showing off concept art and breaking down a ton of details.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 went against the norm by opting to skip a campaign, despite it reportedly being in development for some time. Four years later, a leak puts together a ton of information about the scrapped ‘Career’ mode which was set to be an online 2v2 experience.
While Call of Duty players typically enjoy the blockbuster campaigns, it’s arguably multiplayer that brings them back year after year. Despite rumors suggesting that a Black Ops 4 Campaign was in development, the game launched in 2018 without a single-player mode.
Now, almost four years later with Modern Warfare 2 on the horizon, a ton of info has dropped detailing exactly what Black Ops 4’s campaign mode could have been.
Reddit user Purpletoaster20 said this huge post in the GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit was the result of “months of research & discussion with people who have inside knowledge of this mode,” and it includes images of internal powerpoints, concept art, and a detailed breakdown of each mission.
The campaign was dubbed ‘Career’ and would be an online 2v2 mode where players would “race to the finish” against the opposing duo, and whichever side won would affect how the rest of the session would progress.
Taking place in a post-Black Ops 3 2070, there would be “The Year of Chaos” after a pandemic and climate disasters would “heavily diminish the world’s resources.”
Each duo would pick their preferred faction, and then need to battle against AI to complete their objectives ahead of the other team. Plus, there would also be PvP sections with Blackout mechanics, where death would result in respawning back at a base near to the action.
This mode would have counted towards player progression, with each Black Ops 4 season adding several new missions for players to complete.
Four missions were “nearly complete,” and the Reddit user detailed them all in the Reddit post. In these missions, players had to complete Call of Duty-esque objectives such as blowing up convoys and hacking and defending terminals.
But why was this huge mode canceled? According to the Reddit user, it was “due to technical issues & the overall gameplay loop being described as too repetitive,” as well as the release being pushed forward by a month. They also claim that the leaked gameplay wasn’t from the campaign, but was actually from a Specialist HQ mode.
The Reddit user said they’ll be putting all of this information together in a 30-minute video on August 18.
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Players share Call of Duty Next reveal wishlist for Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2
With the Call of Duty Next event set to showcase MW2 and Warzone 2, players reveal exactly what they’re desperate to see.
The upcoming Call of Duty Next event is set to deliver a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal as well as new Warzone 2 information. Here’s what players are desperate to see from the event.
During Call of Duty Champs, the biggest competitive CoD event of the year, Activision and Infinity Ward brought Call of Duty Next to the community’s attention. This one-of-a-kind event that will be broadcast on September 15 is set to tease the future of the Call of Duty franchise.
The event will include a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal, as well as new details concerning the Warzone 2 project and a mobile version of Warzone. With a ton of new information expected to shock the community, here’s what players are hoping to see most.
CharlieIntel took to Twitter to ask CoD players what they’re hoping to see from the highly-anticipated Call of Duty Next broadcast. While the details concerning Warzone 2 are shrouded in mystery, it’s safe to expect gameplay footage of Modern Warfare 2.
Keep in mind that Modern Warfare 2 is set to release on October 28, and with all eyes on Call of Duty Next, it’ll be a great opportunity to build some excitement. Some players in the replies had very specific expectations, while others wish to see more of the game’s technical aspects.
MW2 & Warzone 2 gun mechanism & gunsmith system
Gun mechanisms, loadouts, gunsmith, etc. pic.twitter.com/Ee9JR7hkVc— Warzone Loadout (@Warzone_Loadout) August 9, 2022
This is a great example of the technical side of Modern Warfare 2, and by expected association Warzone 2, that we’ve yet to fully discover. Gun mechanisms and how they feel while firing lay the groundwork for the game’s tone. Modern Warfare 2 Gameplay will likely be heavily influenced by how intuitive the guns feel in players’ hands.
Furthermore, the loadouts and the gunsmith feature are another vital technical aspect. While these aren’t the flashiest concerns, they go a long way in setting the foundation for a high-quality experience. After all, players love to customize and tweak aspects of the game when they’re not engaged in battle.
While we already have some major information about Modern Warfare 2’s gunsmith, including the ability to tweak certain attachment characteristics, hopefully, Call of Duty Next will provide even more insight.
Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play
League play at launch— Sandy 🧚🏼♀ #BrickByBrick (@CallofSandy) August 9, 2022
While the gameplay is set to take center stage, it’s not beyond belief that Call of Duty Next could showcase various game modes. Perhaps the broadcast will mark the official reveal of the rumored DMZ mode.
However, fans of multiplayer will have their fingers crossed for something they’ve been wanting for what seems like ages: “League play at launch.”
Call of Duty fans looking for a top-tier competitive mode have been let down in recent years. Either they’ve had to wait months after release to receive a Ranked Play mode, or in the case of Modern Warfare, it came without Skill Divisions or an ELO system.
Classic Call of Duty weapons
This is the only right answer pic.twitter.com/RBuO5ovqRJ— FaZe Testy (@Testyment) August 9, 2022
FaZe Testy replying with an image of the iconic Intervention sniper gives us a specific weapon request. Surely, the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal is going to include gameplay footage. Of course, with gameplay footage comes the inevitable reveal of weapons.
It remains to be seen if classic Call of Duty weapons will feature in Modern Warfare 2, but players are surely going to lose their minds if the Intervention makes its way to the game. The Sniper is undoubtedly one of the most beloved weapons in Call of Duty history.
That just about wraps up some of the most intriguing hopes and wishes for the upcoming Call of Duty Next event. Don’t forget to tune into the broadcast on September 15 to find out if any of these desires come to fruition.
For more, check out how leaked Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer images seem to confirm that factions are back.
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