Call of Duty Celebrating Christmas With Special Goodies

by Robert Workman

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‘Tis the season for shooting someone in the face and conquering a map…okay, that may not quite fit in the usual Christmas carol. But that isn’t stopping Activision from celebrating the holidays with its Call of Duty franchise.

The publisher detailed what goodies it has lined up for players this holiday season in this blog entry, including rewards for those that are veterans of the series.

First up is a special Thunder Pistol that’s being given away to players that have managed to log in time with both Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. This gold and silver weapon looks pretty sharp, and packs a punch with its three-round burst. It also has two additional perks: Whirlwind, which is a fast cycling auto burst that increases recoil, and Focus to reduce idle sway while aiming down sights.

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In addition, six additional maps, as promised, will make their debut in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered starting December 13th, free of charge to those that purchased the game. These include Bloc, Countdown, Pipeline, Showdown, Strike and Wet Work. In addition, the new Hardpoint and Gun Game modes will be available in the game for the first time.

On top of that, a bonus map will also be included – Winter Crash! It’ll be offered free of charge, and to celebrate its debut, a special 24/7 Winter Crash playlist will begin running on December 20th. More details on the event will be available soon.

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Finally, Infinite Warfare players will get a remastered map as well – a special Genesis Holiday map. The Headquarters for the Division of Mechanical Evolution will get a festive new appearance, as detailed in the picture below. There will be a special 24/7 Genesis Holiday playlist running as well, with more details on that coming soon. 

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But that’s not all. From December 21st through January 1st, Activision will offer “extremely cool gifts” to Infinite Warfare players, including everything from big Salvage and Key bonuses, to winter-themed personalization items, and even winter-themed Common, Rare, and Legendary prototypes! All players need to do is log in to their games during these days to cash in and add them to their collection!

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered are available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.