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* CashCowFranchise: Since ''Modern Warfare 2'', each new entry in the series (up until and including Black Ops II, anyway) has become one of or simply ''the'' biggest-selling game of the year. In 2016, Activision verified the series' sales to be over 250 million units sold, putting it behind only Franchise/SuperMarioBros and Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, and ''that'' was before the release of several other games (there's also the fact that ''Pokemon'' and ''Mario'' both had large head starts and their sales are inflated by handhelds, which cost a lot less).
** The 2019 MobilePhoneGame release marks the return of record-breaking number Call of Duty has since 2012.

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* CashCowFranchise: Since ''Modern Warfare 2'', each new entry in the series (up until and including Black Ops II, anyway) has become one of or simply ''the'' biggest-selling game of the year. In 2016, Activision verified the series' sales to be over 250 million units sold, putting it behind only Franchise/SuperMarioBros and Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, and ''that'' was before the release of several other games (there's also the fact that ''Pokemon'' and ''Mario'' both had large head starts and their sales are inflated by handhelds, which cost a lot less).
less; not to mention there are 200+ Mario games compared to <20 COD games).
** The 2019 MobilePhoneGame release marks the return of record-breaking number numbers Call of Duty has been raking since 2012.2012. Specifically, it accumulated over 100 million downloads in two weeks, making it the biggest mobile game launch ever.


* CashCowFranchise: Since ''Modern Warfare 2'', each new entry in the series has become one of or simply ''the'' biggest-selling game of the year. In 2016, Activision verified the series' sales to be over 250 million units sold, putting it behind only Franchise/SuperMarioBros and Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, and ''that'' was before the release of several other games (there's also the fact that ''Pokemon'' and ''Mario'' both had large head starts and their sales are inflated by handhelds, which cost a lot less).

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* CashCowFranchise: Since ''Modern Warfare 2'', each new entry in the series (up until and including Black Ops II, anyway) has become one of or simply ''the'' biggest-selling game of the year. In 2016, Activision verified the series' sales to be over 250 million units sold, putting it behind only Franchise/SuperMarioBros and Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, and ''that'' was before the release of several other games (there's also the fact that ''Pokemon'' and ''Mario'' both had large head starts and their sales are inflated by handhelds, which cost a lot less).less).
** The 2019 MobilePhoneGame release marks the return of record-breaking number Call of Duty has since 2012.


* CashCowFranchise: Since ''Modern Warfare 2'', each new entry in the series has become one of or simply ''the'' biggest-selling game of the year. Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords has verified the series' sales to be almost 189 million units sold, putting it behind only Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros three]] [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} biggest]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} franc]][[UsefulNotes/WiiU hises]] in terms of overall games sold, and ''that'' was in July 2014, before ''Advanced Warfare''[='=]s release.

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* CashCowFranchise: Since ''Modern Warfare 2'', each new entry in the series has become one of or simply ''the'' biggest-selling game of the year. Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords has In 2016, Activision verified the series' sales to be almost 189 over 250 million units sold, putting it behind only Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros three]] [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} biggest]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} franc]][[UsefulNotes/WiiU hises]] in terms of overall games sold, Franchise/SuperMarioBros and Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, and ''that'' was in July 2014, before ''Advanced Warfare''[='=]s release.the release of several other games (there's also the fact that ''Pokemon'' and ''Mario'' both had large head starts and their sales are inflated by handhelds, which cost a lot less).

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* FanNickname: Quite a few people who discovered the original, United Offensive and Call of Duty 2 [[SequelDisplacement after playing the next-gen games]] are now calling them "Call of Duty Classic". The first game was released with this title as a downloadable game after ''Modern Warfare 2''[='=]s release.
** Black Ops is usually shortened to [=CoDBLOPS=] or just "Blops".


* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Tactical Insertions in online multiplayer. Originally debuting in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', they were intended to allow players to choose where they would respawn after their next death. However some of the community used Tac Inserts as a way to boost for easy XP, unlockable equipment and camos, and easy killstreaks. As a result, Tac Inserts were banished to the Infected game mode in both ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'', though this has not discouraged boosting.

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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Tactical Insertions in online multiplayer. Originally debuting in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', they were intended to allow players to choose where they would respawn after their next death. However some of the community used Tac Inserts as a way to boost for easy XP, unlockable equipment and camos, and easy killstreaks. As a result, Tac Inserts were banished to the Infected game mode in both ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'', though this has not discouraged boosting.boosting.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Call_of_Duty_Wiki The Call of Duty Wiki]].


* BannedInChina: ''World at War'' was banned in Japan for "gory violence against Japanese soldiers". It should be noted that the ban was quickly lifted.



* StreisandEffect: ''World at War'' became one of the most popular Xbox 360 games in Japan for a time, even though it was officially banned due to [[LudicrousGibs what typically happens to the Japanese soldiers in-game]].


* HeyItsThatVoice:
** [[Series/{{TwentyFour}} Jack Bauer]] voices Roebuck and Creator/GaryOldman voices Reznov in ''World at War''.
** Oldman is joined by Ed Harris and [[Film/{{Friday}} Craig]] in ''Black Ops''.
** Creator/SteveBlum voices your commander in ''Call of Duty 1'', Giovanni Ribisi is a private, and Creator/JasonStatham is British SAS member too.
*** Steve returns as Tank Dempsey in ''World at War''[='=]s VideoGame/NaziZombies levels.
** Brian Johnson, vocalist of Music/{{ACDC}}, voices the British commander in ''Finest Hour''.
** In ''[=CoD2=]'': Big Red One, Creator/MichaelCudlitz (Bull), Frank John Hughes (Guarnere), Richard Speight Jr (Muck), Ross McCall (Liebgott), Rick Gomez (Luz), and James Madio (Perconte) all had speaking roles. Who are they, you ask? They were in ''Series/BandOfBrothers''.
** Sam Worthington ([[Film/{{Avatar}} Jake Sully]], [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans Perseus]]) voices Alex Mason in ''Black Ops''.
** ''[=MW3=]'' was not the first time William Fichtner played a [[Film/BlackHawkDown Delta Force operator]].
** Tony Curran voices [=MacMillan=] (Baseplate) in ''Modern Warfare 3'' and has been an [[Series/UltimateForce SAS Commando before]] and played Creator/VincentVanGogh on ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** As mentioned on [[VideoGame/NaziZombies Call Of The Dead]], the BigBad is [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George Romero]]. And who fights him? Creator/DannyTrejo, Michael Rooker, Creator/RobertEnglund, and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar.
** Private Polonsky from ''World at War'' is voiced by Aaron Stanford ([[Film/XMen Pyro]]).
** Edward Carlyle (playable character for the British Campaign in ''Finest Hour'') is voiced by Creator/RobinAtkinDownes. Using the same accent [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts Luxord]] has.
*** Alternatively, [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Medic is a Demoman!]]


*** Steve returns as Tank Dempsey in ''World at War''[='=]s NaziZombies levels.

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*** Steve returns as Tank Dempsey in ''World at War''[='=]s NaziZombies VideoGame/NaziZombies levels.



** As mentioned on [[NaziZombies Call Of The Dead]], the BigBad is [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George Romero]]. And who fights him? Creator/DannyTrejo, Michael Rooker, Creator/RobertEnglund, and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar.

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** As mentioned on [[NaziZombies [[VideoGame/NaziZombies Call Of The Dead]], the BigBad is [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George Romero]]. And who fights him? Creator/DannyTrejo, Michael Rooker, Creator/RobertEnglund, and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar.

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** Edward Carlyle (playable character for the British Campaign in ''Finest Hour'') is voiced by Creator/RobinAtkinDownes. Using the same accent [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts Luxord]] has.
*** Alternatively, [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Medic is a Demoman!]]


** As mentioned on [[NaziZombies Call Of The Dead]], the BigBad is [[NightOfTheLivingDead George Romero]]. And who fights him? Creator/DannyTrejo, Michael Rooker, Creator/RobertEnglund, and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar.
** Private Polonsky from ''World at War'' is voiced by Aaron Stanford ([[Film/{{X-Men}} Pyro]]).

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** As mentioned on [[NaziZombies Call Of The Dead]], the BigBad is [[NightOfTheLivingDead [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George Romero]]. And who fights him? Creator/DannyTrejo, Michael Rooker, Creator/RobertEnglund, and Creator/SarahMichelleGellar.
** Private Polonsky from ''World at War'' is voiced by Aaron Stanford ([[Film/{{X-Men}} ([[Film/XMen Pyro]]).


* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Tactical Insertions. Originally debuting in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', they were intended to allow players to choose where they would respawn after their next death. However some of the community used Tac Inserts as a way to boost for easy XP, unlockable equipment and camos, and easy killstreaks. As a result, Tac Inserts were banished to the Infected game mode in both ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'', though this has not discouraged boosting.

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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Tactical Insertions.Insertions in online multiplayer. Originally debuting in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', they were intended to allow players to choose where they would respawn after their next death. However some of the community used Tac Inserts as a way to boost for easy XP, unlockable equipment and camos, and easy killstreaks. As a result, Tac Inserts were banished to the Infected game mode in both ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'', though this has not discouraged boosting.


* StreisandEffect: ''World at War'' became one of the most popular Xbox 360 games in Japan for a time, even though it was officially banned due to [[LudicrousGibs what typically happens to the Japanese soldiers in-game]].

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* StreisandEffect: ''World at War'' became one of the most popular Xbox 360 games in Japan for a time, even though it was officially banned due to [[LudicrousGibs what typically happens to the Japanese soldiers in-game]].in-game]].
* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Tactical Insertions. Originally debuting in ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', they were intended to allow players to choose where they would respawn after their next death. However some of the community used Tac Inserts as a way to boost for easy XP, unlockable equipment and camos, and easy killstreaks. As a result, Tac Inserts were banished to the Infected game mode in both ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'', though this has not discouraged boosting.


* CashCowFranchise: Since ''Modern Warfare 2'', each new entry in the series has become one of or simply ''the'' biggest-selling game of the year. Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords has verified the series' sales to be almost 189 million units sold, putting it behind only Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros three]] [Franchise/{{Pokemon}} biggest]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} franc]][[UsefulNotes/WiiU hises]] in terms of overall games sold, and ''that'' was in July 2014, before ''Advanced Warfare''[='=]s release.

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* CashCowFranchise: Since ''Modern Warfare 2'', each new entry in the series has become one of or simply ''the'' biggest-selling game of the year. Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords has verified the series' sales to be almost 189 million units sold, putting it behind only Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros three]] [Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} biggest]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} franc]][[UsefulNotes/WiiU hises]] in terms of overall games sold, and ''that'' was in July 2014, before ''Advanced Warfare''[='=]s release.


* CashCowFranchise: Since ''Modern Warfare 2'', each new entry in the series has become one of or simply ''the'' biggest-selling game of the year. Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords has verified the series' sales to be almost 189 million units sold, putting it behind only Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros three]] [Franchise/{{Pokemon}} biggest]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} franc]][[UsefulNotes/WiiU hises]] in terms of overall games sold, and ''that'' was in July 2014, before ''Advanced Warfare''[='=]s release.



** [[Series/{{TwentyFour}} Jack Bauer]] voices Roebuck and GaryOldman voices Reznov in ''World at War''.

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** [[Series/{{TwentyFour}} Jack Bauer]] voices Roebuck and GaryOldman Creator/GaryOldman voices Reznov in ''World at War''.



*** Steve returns as Tank Dempsey in World At War's NaziZombies levels.
** Brian Johnson, vocalist of Music/{{ACDC}} voices the British commander in ''Finest Hour''.
** In [=CoD2=]: Big Red One, Creator/MichaelCudlitz (Bull), Frank John Hughes (Guarnere), Richard Speight Jr (Muck), Ross McCall (Liebgott), Rick Gomez (Luz), and James Madio (Perconte) all had speaking roles. Who are they, you ask? They were in Series/BandOfBrothers.
** Sam Worthington ([[Film/{{Avatar}} Jake Sully]], [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans Perseus]]) voices Alex Mason in Black Ops.
** [=MW3=] was not the first time William Fichtner played a [[Film/BlackHawkDown Delta Force operator]].
** Tony Curran voices [=MacMillan=] (Baseplate) in Modern Warfare 3 and has been an [[Series/UltimateForce SAS Commando before]] and played Creator/VincentVanGogh on ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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*** Steve returns as Tank Dempsey in World At War's ''World at War''[='=]s NaziZombies levels.
** Brian Johnson, vocalist of Music/{{ACDC}} Music/{{ACDC}}, voices the British commander in ''Finest Hour''.
** In [=CoD2=]: ''[=CoD2=]'': Big Red One, Creator/MichaelCudlitz (Bull), Frank John Hughes (Guarnere), Richard Speight Jr (Muck), Ross McCall (Liebgott), Rick Gomez (Luz), and James Madio (Perconte) all had speaking roles. Who are they, you ask? They were in Series/BandOfBrothers.
''Series/BandOfBrothers''.
** Sam Worthington ([[Film/{{Avatar}} Jake Sully]], [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans Perseus]]) voices Alex Mason in Black Ops.
''Black Ops''.
** [=MW3=] ''[=MW3=]'' was not the first time William Fichtner played a [[Film/BlackHawkDown Delta Force operator]].
** Tony Curran voices [=MacMillan=] (Baseplate) in Modern ''Modern Warfare 3 3'' and has been an [[Series/UltimateForce SAS Commando before]] and played Creator/VincentVanGogh on ''Series/DoctorWho''.



** Private Polonsky from "World At War" is voiced by Aaron Stanford ([[Film/{{X-Men}} Pyro]]).
* NamesTheSame: There are 3 important characters who shared the last name Petrenko in the series (Mikhail in ''[=COD1=]'', Yuri in ''UO''[[labelnote:*]]Has nothing to do with the Yuri from ''[=MW3=]'' either[[/labelnote]], and Dimitri). None of them are related to each other.

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** Private Polonsky from "World At War" ''World at War'' is voiced by Aaron Stanford ([[Film/{{X-Men}} Pyro]]).
* NamesTheSame: There are 3 three important characters who shared the last name Petrenko in the series (Mikhail in ''[=COD1=]'', ''[=CoD=]'' 1, Yuri in ''UO''[[labelnote:*]]Has nothing to do with the Yuri from ''[=MW3=]'' either[[/labelnote]], and Dimitri). None of them are related to each other.


** In [=CoD2=]: Big Red One, Michael Cudlitz (Bull), Frank John Hughes (Guarnere), Richard Speight Jr (Muck), Ross McCall (Liebgott), Rick Gomez (Luz), and James Madio (Perconte) all had speaking roles. Who are they, you ask? They were in Series/BandOfBrothers.

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** In [=CoD2=]: Big Red One, Michael Cudlitz Creator/MichaelCudlitz (Bull), Frank John Hughes (Guarnere), Richard Speight Jr (Muck), Ross McCall (Liebgott), Rick Gomez (Luz), and James Madio (Perconte) all had speaking roles. Who are they, you ask? They were in Series/BandOfBrothers.

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