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How to gift the Battle Pass in Modern Warfare & Warzone

Published: 22/Aug/2020 0:38

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is officially encouraging the spirit of generosity, as they just announced that the Modern Warfare and Warzone Battle Pass can be gifted through the Companion App.

The Call of Duty Companion App allows players to track their Battle Pass progress, analyze their statistics, read up on multiplayer and Warzone news or guides, and even access a variety of content for the Call of Duty League.

While you could also track your Activision friends’ statistics and playing history on the app, now you can get generous and send them access to the Battle Pass.

The full details of how to gift it can be found below, as well as the costs associated with this process.

ActivisionYou can now gift the Modern Warfare and Warzone Battle Pass via the Call of Duty Companion App.

How to gift the Battle Pass

  1. If you don’t have it already, download the Call of Duty Companion App
  2. If your friend isn’t already an Activision friend, add them as one (they must be friends on Activision, not just Playstation or Xbox, and must be your friend for over a week)
  3. Go to the “Player” tab, and scroll to the “Battle Pass” section, where you will find a “Gift the Pass” option
  4. Select which pass you would like to gift them, whether that’s the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,400 COD Points or the standard Battle Pass for 1,000 COD Points
  5. Send them their gift and reap the karmic goods of being a nice friend

Once the gift is sent, they’ll be able to log on and see that they have a reward in their game client.  At that point, they should be able to start blasting through all 100 tiers of the pass (although they may need to restart their system first for the gift to come through).

MW Companion App Gifting
The CoD mobile app’s options now let you “gift the pass” to an Activision friend.

Whether it’s a dear friend who is growing jealous of your cosmetics collection or another whose birthday is coming up, this is an easy way to turn your excess COD Points into an easily transferred gift.

Maybe it’s a buddy with tremendous Gulag callouts or one who forgave you for buying a Loadout and accidentally dropping it in some inaccessible location – either way, now you have another option to reward them with.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.