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Call Of Duty Next: How To Watch And What To Expect At Today's Event

Activision's big Call of Duty showcase is coming up today.


Activision's big Call of Duty announcement event, Call of Duty Next, is coming up very soon--in fact, it's happening today, October 5. The event promises major news on the Call of Duty franchise, and it's taking place just before the Modern Warfare III beta is set to begin this weekend on PlayStation.

Here's everything you need to know about Call of Duty Next in one place.

What is Call of Duty Next?

Call of Duty Next is Activision's annual broadcast that features news and updates on the Call of Duty series, leading up to the launch of the latest game in the annual series. Viewers can expect information on titles across the Call of Duty series, including Warzone, Modern Warfare III, and Call of Duty's mobile offering.

When is Call of Duty Next?

This year's event takes place on Thursday, October 5. The show starts that day at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. You can see more start times below.

  • 9 AM PT
  • 12 PM ET
  • 5 PM GMT
  • 1 AM JST on October 6
  • 2 AM AEST October 6

How to watch Call of Duty Next

The Call of Duty Next event will air live on Call of Duty's official Twitch and YouTube channels, and GameSpot will carry a livestream as well so you can watch right here with us in the video embed above or on YouTube.

What to expect at Call of Duty Next

Call of Duty Next will feature developers and representatives from the Call of Duty community discussing what's new and upcoming for the series. Viewers will get a new look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III's multiplayer, as well as a "look forward" to what's on tap for Warzone. The game's next map recently emerged online, and a proper showcase is expected for the event. We're also expecting news on what's next for Call of Duty's popular Zombies mode. Viewers will also get to see what's next for the Call of Duty Mobile franchise. Activision is set to launch Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile this year, and it's expected to appear at the showcase.


Activision has published the lineup for all the community creators set to appear at Call of Duty Next, and the list includes some big names. Take a look at the list below.

Free stuff for watching

Activision is encouraging people to tune in to Call of Duty Next by offering special rewards. Everyone who watches the showcase on the official Call of Duty YouTube or Twitch channels will get the following rewards:

  • Death Upload weapon blueprint
  • Robotic Gamer emblem
  • Bot Ops weapon charm
  • Curve Monitor calling card

The beta will immediately follow

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III multiplayer beta is set to begin on October 6 for PlayStation users who have preordered the game, so it kicks off basically immediately after Call of Duty Next. It's likely that Call of Duty Next will include some updates and details on the beta to get people hyped up, so check back soon for more.

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