Reminder, in case you need a reminder, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare will be in your hot little hands Monday if you get the Day Zero Edition.
Activision and retailers are preparing for this with Sunday night midnight launches. Although the Day Zero Edition was originally announced as a bonus for pre-ordering, at least one retailer, Best Buy, has made it clear they’ll sell the game to you on Nov. 3 whether you pre-ordered or not. Best Buy is also ignoring the concept of time zones when it comes to its midnight launches, meaning west coast players can waltz into a store at 9 PM and buy the the game.
If you don’t want to join the crush of humanity at your local game store, you can also get the Day Zero Digital Edition at 12:01 AM Monday morning. If your pre-purchase you can preload the game on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One so you can jump into it right away. Preloading is already available on Xbox One and PS4 and will be available on PS3 Saturday.
If you’re a more laid back type, there’s also the regular release on Tuesday, too.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is out for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Windows.
Activision has released a press release hyping the benefits of the Day Zero Edition, which we’ve reproduced below:
Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Arrives Monday, Nov 3;
Offer Gives Players Access to the Game 24 Hours Early,
First for the Call of Duty Franchise
Global Retailers Prepare for the Pop Culture Frenzy this Monday, Nov 3, as Call of Duty® Hits Shelves; Thousands of Retailers Around the Globe Prepare for Sunday Midnight Launches
Be the first to play Call of Duty on Day Zero. On Monday, November 3, fans can grab the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, or collector’s editions from participating global retailers – a first ever initiative for the Call of Duty franchise that allows players up to 24 hours of early access to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, two bonus custom weapons, character gear and a full day of Double XP on Day Zero, Nov 3. In addition, thousands of retailers worldwide will be opening their doors to prepare for the onslaught of eager fans looking to play the game on Monday, November 3, kicking off the new era of Call of Duty a day early.
Digital Downloads are a hot commodity as well, with millions of gamers excited to grab the Day Zero digital edition on next-gen consoles, starting at 12:01am ET Monday Nov 3.
Players who purchase digitally on Xbox 360 will be eligible for a free upgrade to an Xbox One digital version of the game as well, and those who buy digitally on PS3™ will also get a free upgrade to the PS4™ digital edition.*
The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, available on November 3, offers the total package for fans looking to gear up for battle. It includes:
Early access to play Advanced Warfare
Two custom weapons, the AK-12G Assault Rifle and Crossbow-B2
A full day of Double XP on November 3
The Advanced Arsenal, featuring a Bullet Brass Exoskeleton and EM1 Quantum Directed Energy Weapon
Fans can join the Day Zero action at numerous launch events around the globe where they’ll be able to play the game, get caught up in the launch frenzy, and meet the developers. Players can check with their local retailers for details about events near them. And of course the game is also available for download by gamers who want to grab the game digitally.
The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC at participating brick and mortar retailers and digital storefronts.
There’s no better time than a day early to jump into Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
*Full-game free upgrade is within console family only, is limited to purchases of Xbox 360 and PS3 digital versions made by March 31, 2015, and does not apply to physical game copies.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is rated “M” (Mature – Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language – content suitable for persons ages 18 and older) by the ESRB.