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Rumor claiming this year’s Call of Duty title will be ‘Bloodlines’ most likely fake 

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A new rumor has started floating around the web recently claiming that this year’s new Call of Duty title will be called ‘Call of Duty: Bloodlines.’ The rumor originated from a source who has leaked previous information regarding Nintendo platforms correctly, but we don’t buy his rumor on Call of Duty: Bloodlines.

His alleged leak states the following:

  • Activision plans on bringing Skylanders at launch to the NX along with the next Call of Duty game called “Bloodlines” in Fall 2016. In 2017, the company will team up with Platinum Games to launch Spider-Man: The First Avenger which will tie into the MCU movie and universe. Activision is also being given “hard bargains” by Nintendo to have BETA access to “Beyond Destiny”, the sequel to Destiny which plans to launch Holiday 2017.
  • Activision is interested in bringing Beyond Destiny to NX due to the fact you can play local and online multiplayer between units at the same time as well that the new mainline Pokémon games will not only guarantee a big NX user base but a new type of audience they can bring into the franchise. If this deal comes into fruition, Activision will release a “complete” version of the first Destiny game on NX in early 2017.

Now first and foremost, his claim that Skylanders could come to Nintendo’s newest platform shouldn’t be a surprise. Activision’s Skylanders franchise has always been on all Nintendo platforms, so them planning on bringing it to their newest platform is a no brainier, really.

Now, his second half leak is where we see things start to be false. Activision and Bungie have not even announced a possible PC release for Destiny; why would they go out of their way to make a NX version? It could be another studio handling the development of that, but after Call of Duty: Ghosts, Activision has not released a shooter title for any Nintendo platforms.

Call of Duty has never really succeeded on Nintendo’s platform. Activision has released previous Call of Duty titles for Nintendo platforms, but stopped releasing them after Ghosts because lack of player counts. In fact, Wii U versions of Call of Duty got very minimal post-launch support. There are few patch updates to fix bugs, and maybe a pre-order bonus map added in, but that’s it. The support is nothing compared to how they support the other platforms.

While this leaker may have previously posted accurate leaks, we do not think this is true. Calling a Call of Duty title ‘Bloodlines’ just seems odd. It does not really match up with any naming schemes for Call of Duty’s before, and with a name like that, it’s hard to explain what the game is. Call of Duty game titles normally define the game: Modern Warfare being a game about modern warfare; Black Ops being a game about black ops; Advanced Warfare relating to the futuristic setting; Ghosts relating directly to the theme of ghosts soldiers.

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Estimated total number of players on PlayStation 4 for each Call of Duty title since 2013

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Last week, Sony launched the PS4 My Life campaign which allows PlayStation 4 players to see some of their stats. Statistics include overall play-time, top 3 most-played games, rarest trophy, and more.

The rarest trophy statistic provides the exact number of players who earned said trophy. Using this data, Redditor /u/Kalinine has created a report on /r/CallofDuty estimating the total number of players each Call of Duty title since 2013 received on PlayStation 4.

It’s important to note that these are simply rough estimations – Activision has not confirmed these numbers.

Black Ops 4’s numbers will appear significantly low due to releasing only 2 months ago. The influx of players from Christmas also have yet to arrive.

via /u/Kalinine | /r/CallofDuty

In order of highest player count to lowest…

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – 54.7M
  2. Call of Duty: WWII – 25.5M
  3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 21.3M
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – 18.4M
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts – 13.2M
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – 10.6M
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – 9.8M

Black Ops III’s player count is incredibly high, likely to it being available for free to all PlayStation Plus members from June 12th to July 11th, 2018.

While this is a rough idea of total player counts, there’s still many variables which contribute to its inaccuracy.

  • It’s assumed that the numbers are global, however this cannot be confirmed.
  • It’s not known whether these numbers are players who launched the titles or simply had them installed.
  • According to Redditors, the numbers span only from November 20th to December 4th, 2018.
  • The author of the report did not include Trophies with a percentage lower than 0.5% to reduce inaccuracy.

What are your thoughts on these numbers? While it may seem worrying to see Black Ops 4’s numbers low, it’s important to take into account all of the aforementioned points.

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All Call of Duty titles on sale for Steam Winter and Xbox Countdown sales

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The holidays are here! Steam and Xbox have launched their Winter and Countdown sales respectively. From the original Call of Duty up to Black Ops 4, plenty of Call of Duty titles are on sale on both platforms.

Steam (PC)

Steam’s Winter Sale began December 20th, 2018 and ends January 3rd, 2019 at 10AM PT. All prices are in US Dollar.

It’s important to note that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, is available exclusively on Battle.net for PC and thus is not included.

Xbox One / Xbox 360

Xbox’s Countdown Sale began December 20th, 2018 and ends January 3rd, 2019. All prices are in US Dollar. Xbox Live Gold members also receive up to an additional 10% off.

All of the following Xbox 360 titles are Backwards Compatible on Xbox One.

Do you plan to pick up any of the titles while they’re on-sale?

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Call of Duty Cyber Monday – Receive 40% off WWII, Zombies, Infinite Warfare, and Modern Warfare items

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Cyber Monday 2018 deals have gone live on the Call of Duty Shop website until Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.

Use code COD40CM on the Call of Duty Shop website for up to 40% off on WWII, Zombies, Infinite Warfare, and Modern Warfare items (excluding select items).

Here are some of the Items which should be eligible for the promotion, check out all of them at shop.callofduty.com.

WWII Alpha Industries MA-1 Airborne Flight Jacket

$159.95 ($95.97 with code)

MW Flat Brim Snapback Hat

$29.95 ($17.97 with code)

Slasher Tee

$21.95 ($13.17 with code)

At the time of writing it is unknown exactly how many items are applicable to this deal, be sure to verify during checkout.

Do you plan to take advantage of these deals? Let us know your thoughts.

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