Preorder Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Get Destiny Legendary Item

The Blacksmith Armor Shader bonus is available at GameStop in the United States.

Activision has revealed yet another preorder bonus for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but this one isn't tied to Sledgehammer Games' upcoming shooter, but rather Bungie's. If you preorder Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at GameStop in the United States, you'll receive the level 20 "Legendary" Blacksmith Armor Shader for Destiny, which launches a week from today.

The Blacksmith Armor Shader is an in-game item that will apply shades of gun metal gray, bullet brass yellow, and metallic silver to your character. To get the goodie, you'll need to preorder Advanced Warfare before September 21.

If you preorder Advanced Warfare online, you'll receive a code for the Destiny item through email, and if you reserve the game at a physical store, your code will be printed on your receipt.

Everyone who preorders a copy of Advanced Warfare will be automatically upgraded to the Day Zero version, which, among other things, allows you to play the game a day early. For more on Advanced Warfare, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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113 comments
csquared07
csquared07

If anyone is preordering cod for ps4 and doesn't have/want destiny, I would gladly take your code

TMK_PsYcho
TMK_PsYcho

Can you pre order COD, then get the shader and cancel your pre order?

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Both games are trash. I'll wait till they are ten bucks in the used bin.

vale99ntin
vale99ntin

Wait, so is this only available in the U.S.? 

andrenden
andrenden

Just double posted, stupid phone.

andrenden
andrenden

I'm just sad I get my content digitally and didnt really expect this collaboration. I'd much rather have my digital copies of both destiny and CoD:AW so I miss out unless someone reading this is kind enough to send out a spare Shader code. See you in game!

Fursnake
Fursnake

Pre-order latest Cod game, get lackluster item for a totally different game. Whoever came up with this marketing strategy just knocked the bar down to limbo status.

danny_donkey
danny_donkey

If anyone is going to be pre-ordering CoD AW but has no plans of getting destiny. Feel free to send me the code :)


Would be much appreciated, thank you )

jfinchum22
jfinchum22

Call of Duty: Titanfall... uh... "Advanced Warfare" is going to suck. I'm so upset that they've strayed away from their normal gameplay that everyone loved and are trying to become something they're not. If you liked Titanfall and have always liked CoD, good, I'm glad. But as for me, I don't think I'll be a part of this one. I've been to every midnight release for CoD since Call of Duty 3 and its sad to see it go down this road. RIP.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

I love how bungie said stuff like "We want you to earn your stuff, each piece of equipment should have a personal story ..." Yeah, "I preordered a game" is a pretty epic ingame story


Really, the more I hear from Destiny, the more I hate it. The Beta was boring, forcing people to use walkthroughs because the game is build so bad is dumb and this here jus adds more crap to it

yellowsanchez
yellowsanchez

yeah there is no point in putting a shader unlock in a different game.

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

Wow a shader! They're so nice and giving! Who in the he!! cares about a color change to their armor!

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

You've got to be kidding me! What, are we all little kids! Who in the he!! cares about a shader! Do we get a lollipop too? This tells me they're clueless and/or so under values consumer intelligence that they just flat don't care since they obviously think this is a good thing!

Complete joke!

nurnberg
nurnberg

I really hate that type of cross-game marketing thing.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

Well played Activision. Well played.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

A shader?!? Don't hurt yourselves with the generosity there...

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

Markteting department is seeing that there's more negativity towards cod than usual. (I mean anyone with eyes and an internet connection can see that to be honest)

Even if this Cod is great, and i mean well and truly great... the damage has been done.

phili878
phili878

looks like crap, will play like crap, ps4 is crap

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

This industry is getting more and more disgusting as days go by.

S001_PRIMAL
S001_PRIMAL

They're already lucky enough to know that im shelling out cash for destiny collectors edition and the ps4 bundle. to think that i would be interested in a shader that doesnt really look good to begin with unless its for the hunter. seems like a hassle to do the pre order cancel slap on them for a shader.......

ghost140
ghost140

Can we even call it legendary if it is just given away?

Scorch_22
Scorch_22

Absolutely not.


Although it would be funny if I could preorder COD, download the armor, then cancel the preorder before my money is taken

Pupchu
Pupchu

Another victory for Bobby Kotick's salary!

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Uhh what if I'm getting Destiny for my Playstation 4 but I need to pre-order the Advanced Call of Duty on my XBox 360? Will my preorder code work for any system or only the XBox 360? If it can't then this preorder doesn't work for me... and possibly many others.

borlng
borlng

"Oh hey, they made a pre-order bonus, just like every other game company out there does. BUT WAIT, ACTIVISION IS THE ONE WHO MADE IT, SO LET'S POST AS MUCH HATE AND CRAP AS WE CAN AGAINST THEM."

fbn_games
fbn_games

Activision is desperate. HAHAHAHAHA...

Please, don't make me laugh again...

Nellerino
Nellerino

@Dredcrumb9 Yeah having managed to put 50 hours into a game that only came out today, and over 100 hours into one that isn't out for another 2 months. I also came to this conclusion....

nickc2340
nickc2340

@andrenden The article clearly states...


"If you preorder Advanced Warfare online, you'll receive a code for the Destiny item through email, and if you reserve the game at a physical store, your code will be printed on your receipt."

jfinchum22
jfinchum22

And the reason why you shouldn't preorder and then cancel just to get the bonus is because it is only giving them money to make more shitty games like this one.

cmdrdredd
cmdrdredd

You never played an mmo. Obviously. There are always missions that require you to use a guide because the game doesn't hold your hand. Quit being a baby because there are no waypoints.

cmdrdredd
cmdrdredd

They were talking about items that actually affect your stats. If you can't even understand that you are a fool.

cmdrdredd
cmdrdredd

Its cause cod isn't selling like they want. They hope that people will want this for destiny and buy cod.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

@charlieholmes ... in a FPS game. I can see it matter in a 3rd person MMO, I actually liked to design my character in GW2 where I can see him all the time. But in a FPS? They should rather give us weapon skins ^^

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

@nurnberg This turned me off a little. This was the generation that I was going to invest my time into Destiny and skip CoD. 

Kind of an awkward promotion considering Destiny has been advertised with hardcore raiding and taking time away from that to put into CoD would hinder my raiding abilities apparently. 

cmdrdredd
cmdrdredd

It is for the legendary armor, not a legendary unlock

Mfman14
Mfman14

@Scorch_22 If you cancel the preorder they give you your money back. So you could do that.

_termahnator_
_termahnator_

Eh, put 5 on it at gamestop for the system destiny will be on, on launch day take it off and put it on the Cod copy you're really gettin

Pupchu
Pupchu

@borlng  I would say something nice about Activision... if there actually were something nice to say about them.

jakefolk
jakefolk

How does it give them money if you Pre order and cancel switching your $5 to another game?

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

I never spoke about waypoints oO But if they create a game where you NEED a walkthrough it is a bad game. It is one thing if a game is hard but gives you a chance to learn and master it by yourself. It is a totally different thing if it is build to only work in some abstract way that only a walkthrough can tell you. If this is anything like "duck at the wall and a tornado brings you to the next level" it is just a bad game.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Well, other players see optical stuff right away while they have to check you detailled for the stats of equipment. That said, the chances somebody notices it if you have an unusual color is MUCH higher than seeing you have a good item equipped.

krmbosco
krmbosco

You don't NEED a walkthrough...I certainly didn't... You should build your skill and patience by exploring the game and playing it well rather than sucking and wanting a walkthrough to make it instantly easier to play.

krmbosco
krmbosco

But you don't NEED a walkthrough...I know I certainly don't ...build your skill and get better at the game so you don't suck enough that you want a walkthrough to make it easier for you.

krmbosco
krmbosco

You don't NEED a walkthrough...I certainly didn't.... You should build your skill and patience by exploring the game rather than sucking and wanting a walkthrough to make it instantly easier for you to play.