‘Modern Warfare II’ Is Call of Duty Franchise's Best Game Launch Yet 

    Activision Blizzard said its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II generated $800 million in sell-through within the first three days.
    By: BLOOMBERG
    | Updated on: Nov 02 2022, 13:31 IST
    Call of Duty: Mobile Season 4 is here and here's a quick look
    The new season of Call of Duty: Mobile is coming on both iOS and Android and takes you to the Wild West.
    1/8 The new season of Call of Duty: Mobile is coming on both iOS and Android and takes you to the Wild West. (Activision/Call of Duty: Mobile )
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    2/8 Call of Duty: Mobile Season 4: Spurned and Burned should please those sharpshooters. (Activision/Call of Duty: Mobile )
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    3/8 Players can test their quick-draw skills in a new updated version of the 1v1 Duel Mode. There is also the multiplayer mode, a chance to Capture the Gold, battle in the Dome and, a whole new map from Modern Warfare 3. (Activision/Call of Duty: Mobile )
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    4/8 Capture the Gold is a part of the new multiplayer modes which puts a Wild West spin on the popular Capture the Flag game. (Activision/Call of Duty: Mobile )
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    5/8 The limited-time multiplayer mode was launched on May 20, and is still on, which gives players the power to become Rambo or John McClane (Guns Blazing).  (Activision/Call of Duty: Mobile )
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    6/8 The Call of Duty: Mobile team has also launched an exhaustive weapon balance pass that is based on feedback from the community. (Activision/Call of Duty: Mobile )
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    7/8 The one thing to look forward to are the new functional weapons, like the versatile Holger 26 or the MK2 marksman rifle (Activision/Call of Duty: Mobile )
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    8/8 Many different weapons across all categories, including NA-45, QXR, HBRa3, and Man-O-War, have been adjusted for the benefit of all players. (Activision/Call of Duty: Mobile )
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    Activision Blizzard Inc. said its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II generated $800 million in sell (Call of Duty)

    Activision Blizzard Inc. said its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II generated $800 million in sell-through within the first three days of its launch, helping the franchise recover from last year's flop.

    The video game, developed by Activision studio Infinity Ward and released on Oct. 28th, had the highest-earning opening weekend of a Call of Duty game, the publisher said in a statement on Tuesday.

    Call of Duty, a first-person shooter, is Activision's most popular franchise. The games regularly top yearly sales charts and have sold more than 400 million units since the series began in 2003. But last year's edition, Call of Duty: Vanguard, struggled with negative reviews and competition from new Halo and Battlefield entries, stifling Activision's fiscal performance.

    The franchise's next installment in a free-to-play mobile version, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, will be released on Nov. 16th, Activision said. The Warzone series is a massive success and may have drawn players away from the premium entries. Bloomberg reported in February that the Santa Monica, California-based publisher will skip a Call of Duty release next year, the first time the series won't have an annual release in two decades, as the company plans to space out releases more.

    Microsoft Corp. is in the process of purchasing Activision for $69 billion, and Call of Duty is being scrutinized by antitrust regulators who are concerned that Microsoft may make the game exclusive to its Xbox console, cutting it off from rival Sony Group Corp.'s PlayStation.

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    First Published Date: 02 Nov, 13:30 IST
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