Call of Duty: Black Ops release biggest game of the year

Latest CoD release to surpass £1 billion mark

Black Ops targets Halo's Game of the Year crown

Following its midnight launch this morning, Call of Duty: Black Ops is predicted to become the largest entertainment release of the year, eclipsing all other game and movie releases and netting publishers Activision Blizzard over £1 billion.

Within just hours of Call of Duty fans across the globe braving the chilly midnight environments to snap up the first copies of Black Ops, more than 1 million gamers are reported to have logged online to play the game in all its multiplayer glory.

One new addition to the CoD franchise that looks set to tantalise and entertain gamers is the new “wager match” that allows users to compete across four game modes whilst betting their in-game currency on the outcome. Described as “pure adrenaline-junkie fun”, users must finish in the top three of the match’s final standings to win.

Following on from the success of its predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which following its launch last year sold more than 20 million units grossing in excess of £1 billion, Activision Blizzard has issued a joking apology to employers around the world via its Twitter feed for "all the "sick" days your employees will take this week".

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Via: The Telegraph