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Call of Duty sales figures show surprising results for Black Ops 4, WWII and more

Published: 7/Jul/2019 14:43 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 10:44

by Marcus Banks

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Statistics have revealed intriguing sale figures for Call of Duty: WWII and Black Ops 4 on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, revealing which has been the best selling current-gen CoD.

As anticipation mounts regarding the upcoming release of the next Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare, figures have been released regarding the sale totals of the current-gen games in the franchise; Black Ops 4, WWII, Infinite Warfare, Black Ops 3 and Advanced Warfare.

Best selling current-gen CoD

The report, which covers sales in the United States through May 2019, has revealed that WWII, developed by Sledgehammer Games, is currently the highest selling current generation CoD game on both consoles.

SLEDGEHAMMER GAMESWWII is the best selling CoD on Xbox and PS4

Released in November 2017, the game earned over $500 million within three days of release and is only bettered in sales by Grand Theft Auto V on both the PS4 and Xbox One in the US, according to a report from The NPD Group

Red Dead Redemption II performed much better on the Sony console than Microsoft’s – overtaking WWII to take second spot. 

Black Ops 3 or Black Ops 4?

On the Xbox, Call of Duty Blacks Ops 3 has sold more than its successor BO4, which is unsurprising given it has been available for almost four years, while Black Ops 4 was only released in October 2018.

Shockingly though, Black Ops 4 has actually outsold Black Ops 3 on PS4 already, an incredible statistic given how much longer the latter has been on sale.

Perhaps the addition of the battle royale mode Blackout has given BO4 the advantage.

The stats highlight the accomplishments of the franchise, having five titles in the all-time list of top sellers on the Xbox, thanks to the popularity of both Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare.

On the PS4, there was no place for Advanced Warfare on the list thanks to the overwhelming success of some PlayStation exclusives such as Marvel’s Spider-Man.

ACTIVISIONAdvanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare made up the top ten.

The sales figures suggest that the demand from Call of Duty fans for a ‘boots on the ground’ game was massive, meaning the release of Modern Warfare – produced by Activision – could break many of the records set by the previous CoD titles.

Combined with the nostalgia of the original Modern Warfare series, and no competition from Rockstar (Black Ops 4 was directly competing with the launch of Red Dead Redemption), it’s almost certain Modern Warfare will be a massive financial success when it releases on October 12.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.