Call of Duty: 1 Quadrillion XP Unlocked

Mind-boggling statistic revealed today as part of new infographic from Activision.

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Following Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's release earlier this month, Activision today published a new infographic that speaks to just how massive the blockbuster Call of Duty shooter franchise really is.

One statistic that is particularly mind-boggling is that players have unlocked an incredible 1 quadrillion XP over the course of the entire franchise. One quadrillion. Another big stat is that, since 2010's Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Call of Duty series overall has attracted 125 million unique players.

You can see the full infographic below.

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I didn't play the game, and I won't play it. I was interested at 1st, but exo suits and faster gameplay is not my definition of great game.

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This can be summed up as "look at all the lives being wasted playing our game"

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You say that as if playing any game isn't a waste of time.

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XP and hours played statistics are about as useful as knowing the number of hair follicles my dog has.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The why would you open this article?

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Useless statistics. They should be more concerned about the fact the COD Advanced Warfare was absolutely rubbish. The whole Exo suit really makes this game quite poor. An option for multiplayer without having to wear an exo suit would have been nice. Bring on next years release, hopefully they go back to the formula that made there multiplayer half decent.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You sound like people from last year who bought "Ghosts". Here's what I think about the current fandom of Call of Duty: They don't realize that they're sick of it yet. It kinda started with Black Ops II. People weren't happy, they went back to Modern Warfare 3. Then they decided to give it another shot with Ghosts "because Infinity Ward" and "Maybe they will return to what made COD good again". They ALL purchase it. Guess what? It's terrible. So many people complained, they went back to Black Ops II because that's what their friends were playing. The reasons their friends didn't get "Ghosts"? Because the friends who bought "Ghosts" hated it and word of mouth spreads quickly.

So now you have Advanced Warfare. People have once again gobbled it up but this time with the hopes that the franchise will be good again. Perhaps return to its roots. Nope. The entire fanbase is burnt out and they don't even realize it because they're too busy playing it in the hopes that the next Map Pack might be worth getting, their friends are playing it and perhaps the next installment will be great. All the while hating every minute of it.

They're playing it out of habit now. Not even because they enjoy it.

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That's not even counting all the hackers.

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The "series overall has attracted 125 million unique players". No it hasn't. The infographic says "unique gamertags/ID's" not "unique players" There's a big difference.

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Are they counting the modders XP on the leaderboards?

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Why this rubbish is still there?

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More marketing has from activision. we know COD is the bro casual game of the year, still not buying till actual effort put in

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That's a lot of experience.

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Activision spitting out arbitrary numbers reminds me of the adorable Lego kitten in The Lego Movie during the business meeting. "Numbers numbers numbers. Am I doing this right?" "Yes." "YAYYY!"

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<< LINK REMOVED >> "Business business business numbers. Is this working? "Yes" YAYY!"

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<< LINK REMOVED >> =) That's right! I got close enough anyway.

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That map is one of the worst maps I've ever seen. Miami is too far north, Atlanta is too far west, Vegas to too far east. I hate people that don't know basic geography.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Get over yourself. Nobody thinks you're smart because you can pinpoint cities on a blank map. Go back to 4chan.

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I love infographics. I also love how nowadays being online means everything we do can be counted. It is hard to convey in text, but this is not sarcasm.

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Oh yeah!? Well I just assigned Call of Duty 1 Quadrillion-QUADRILLION negative xp and you saw it here first!

(No seriously. Who cares about a made up statistic?)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> How do you know it is a "made up" statistic? What is your proof?

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Almost as many times Gamespot has posted CoD articles.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> lol

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"players have unlocked an incredible 1 quadrillion XP"

Arbitrary. In my web-browser Flash-based FPS, you get a million ka-gillion XP per headshot. Pressing the W-key nets you one fantasmobillion XP. It's just a number. Says nothing.

"attracted 125 million unique players"

No. 125 million individual human beings across the world have at some point played a Call of Duty game?

No. Roughly 1,7% of Earth's population has played Call of Duty? No.

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No lifer's!!!! thats how to call them

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Doritos codes yo!

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You only have that much XP because you get it from virtually every action you make in the game.

-Take a step *roll level up music award 100xp*

-Blink *roll level up music award 100xp*

-Get Tea bagged by 9 year old *roll level up music award 1000xp*

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I've never played any "Call Of Duty".

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Fascinating! From now on, I will go to game articles just to say that I've never played it! That is sure to add something valuable to the comment section!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Lies... LIES!!

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Treyarch will smoke these fools once again next year. Better optimization, better connections, better graphics, better style, billion times better co-op, better everything. But I do think the game is good, a lot better than ghosts but sledgehammer is only money hungry and don't care about each platform community equally like treyarch does.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Did you forget the lag comp in the Black Ops series? Ghosts and the MW games have the best connections, no matter what you might think of them.

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You have mastered the art of run on sentences

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So I guess they think this makes their game is somehow more meaningful or is it supposed to make the people that play it (which I have) feel as if they are part of something exciting and grand (because I don't). Instead of worrying about all of the statistics how about fixing your lag fest game (which is just as bad as the previous 2 in the series). Bring it back to the modern era and get rid of the lag compensation.

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While neat, the out-of-context numbers are meaningless. It's akin to Gearbox stating that Borderlands 2 players did five times more damage to enemies than Borderlands 1 players. While it would be true, it'd be a useless statistic since B2 has far larger damage scale.

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Statistics of things that never really happened but in a video game. Isn't life grand...

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Don't care...COD was good years ago, haven't even bothered with the past two iterations in the series.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You are in conflict with yourself. You say you don't care, and yet you click on this article.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You didn't miss much.

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All dat Mountain Dew