Call of Duty

The first Call of Duty released 15 years ago today

by Vincent Genova


The Call of Duty franchise started 15 years ago on October 29, 2003.


The original Call of Duty was developed by Infinity Ward and released on PC and Mac in 2003, it would later be ported to the Nokia N-gage the following year.

2004 was the only year since to not see a standalone Call of Duty release, since “United Offensive” was an expansion pack to the original game.

2005's Call of Duty: Finest Hour was the first CoD to release on console and was based on the PC version of Call of Duty.


The first Treyarch Call of Duty was Call of Duty 3, released in 2006. The game launched on PS2 and Xbox and was unavailable on PC, making it the first CoD title to shift its focus to console.

With two developer teams on board, Call of Duty released every single year, alternating between Treyarch and Infinity Ward.

A third developer, Sledgehammer Games, was added in 2014 with Advanced Warfare.


2007’s Modern Warfare was the start of Call of Duty esports and was the first CoD title to not focus on World War 2.

Call of Duty's setting would stay in modern times or the future until 2017's Call of Duty: WW2.

Below is every original Call of Duty release:

Call of Duty (2003)
Call of Duty 2 (2005)
Call of Duty 3 (2006)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
Call of Duty: World at War (2008)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (2012)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016)
Call of Duty: WWII (2017)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018)