Now that is Prestige

This previous week has been one of many largest within the historical past of the Call of Duty sequence. Activision’s legendary franchise, which stays the standard-bearer for the shooter style (at the least from a branding and success standpoint), has been dropping explosive headlines day by day.

Most of the thrill has been centered across the fashionable battle royale title Call of Duty: Warzone, which dropped a literal bomb on the multiplayer locale of Verdansk. After the latest zombie infestation grew to become an excessive amount of to include, some shady authority determined to go all Return of the Living Dead on us, hitting the large crimson button and leveling the complete district. In the blast’s aftermath, the retro-themed “Verdansk ’84” has risen, signifying the merging of CoD: Warzone with CoD: Black Ops: Cold War.

Speaking of Black Ops Cold War, the 2020 launch has just kicked off its third season of content material, bringing with it a number of new maps, weapons, modes, scorestreaks, and operators – together with Mortal Kombat-looking murderer Wraith and Modern Warfare visitor star Captain Price. Over in Zombies, the area of Duka has been added to the superb Outbreak mode, whereas a brand new Field Upgrade has arrived within the type of “Toxic Growth.” A model new Battle Pass can also be dwell, able to grind out once more.

Of course, all of those additions pale compared to the arrival of the costly “Stoner’s Delight” bundle. (And sure, I’ve already seen a ton of individuals operating round sporting this shit.)

Away from the battlefield, Activision has proudly introduced that the Call of Duty franchise has hit a double milestone. This month sees Call of Duty: Warzone hit 100 million players, a bit of over a 12 months after its preliminary launch, whereas the Call of Duty franchise as an entire has now offered an unbelievable 400 million video games because the sequence debut approach again in 2003. When you have a look at the whole lot the franchise has turn out to be right this moment – what with its esports scene, Zombie invasions, and time-hopping narrative, to not point out the litany of lawsuits –  these humble “Finest Hour” days actually appear a number of lifetimes in the past.