Call of Duty: Black Ops – The Cold War set a new record for first-day digital sales in franchise history. The game debuted on current-generation consoles, next-generation consoles and PCs on Friday.
Activision Blizzard Europe / Middle East / Africa managing director Anna Malmahke said in a statement on Sunday that the title is issuing the community’s largest and busiest call for duty expansion in the past year. (Here is our review of the game).
Call of Duty: Mobile has reached over 300 million downloads on mobile devices, and the battle royale mode Call of Duty: Warzone has been downloaded over 80 million times. Mlamhake said the company would continue its practice of launching free post-launch content.
Meanwhile, some players are reporting bugs. I noticed a bug in a single-player campaign on PlayStation 5, in a part where two characters stand on a platform being airlifted by a helicopter. The platform moves a mainframe computer and both characters have to intercept attackers from all sides. The bug is a graphics flaw where you slide off the platform as it rocks back and forth. I encountered this on a couple of tricky modes on the PS5.
Activision has also had to address bugs affecting PS5 version downloads, as well as one that disconnects the PlayStation 4 DualShock controllers during the game.
I have a very easy time playing multiplayer matches, which is very unusual for big game launches, as traffic interruptions are common at the time of launch.
Activision Blizzard has not revealed total sales for the game or franchise. Last year, the company said Call of Duty topped more than 300 million copies sold since 2003.