Call of Duty (CoD) is a popular first-person shooter video game series that focuses on war-based team gameplay. The latest release in the franchise is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, which was released on October 28, 2022. The series includes titles like Black Ops and Warzone, with new games being released annually.
CoD games are rated 18+ due to their graphic content. Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale shooter that has regular tournaments featuring popular streamers.
Playing CoD can provide transferable skills and educational value by requiring critical thinking, fast decision-making, and teamwork. It can improve hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and spatial awareness. The game also features real-world events and locations, providing insights into military and war tactics and helping players learn about different cultures and conflicts.
Platforms: Xbox Series X/S. PS5, PS4, Xbox One, PC
Typical game length: 10-20mins
Genre: First-person shooter
Latest game in series: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Notable tournaments: Call of Duty League, Call of Duty Challengers
Popularity: 400m copies of games in the CoD series have been sold to date (VG247)
Launched: October 28th 2022 (CoD Modern Warfare II)
Pegi age rating: 18
More info for parents: Esports parents guide and Taming Gaming’s CoD Cold War info page