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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Call Of Duty"

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1. Over 100 million people have played Call of Duty since 2003.

That's three times the entire population of Canada.
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That's three times the entire population of Canada.

2. Five Academy Award winners and four Academy Award nominees have contributed to Call of Duty games.

That elite list includes composers Hans Zimmer and Michael Giacchino, filmmakers Stephen Gaghan and Paul Haggis, and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. Nominees include actors Gary Oldman, Chazz Palminteri, Ed Harris, and Jonah Hill.
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That elite list includes composers Hans Zimmer and Michael Giacchino, filmmakers Stephen Gaghan and Paul Haggis, and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. Nominees include actors Gary Oldman, Chazz Palminteri, Ed Harris, and Jonah Hill.

3. By the time Modern Warfare 3 hit shelves in 2011, about 1.4 billion multiplayer matches had been played.

With a max of 18 players per MP match, that would be enough for every American to play 80 matches.
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With a max of 18 players per MP match, that would be enough for every American to play 80 matches.

4. In 2009, the Call of Duty Endowment — or C.O.D.E. — was founded with the goal of helping veterans find quality jobs.

This Activision-supported nonprofit continues to fund the most effective and efficient veteran job placement organizations in America. On average, every $1,510 provided to its funded nonprofits has placed a veteran in a job. To learn more or donate to the cause, visit C.O.D.E. today.
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This Activision-supported nonprofit continues to fund the most effective and efficient veteran job placement organizations in America. On average, every $1,510 provided to its funded nonprofits has placed a veteran in a job. To learn more or donate to the cause, visit C.O.D.E. today.

5. An estimated 32.3 quadrillion shots have been fired by gamers across the entire Call of Duty franchise.

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To put this into perspective, there are roughly 1 to 10 quadrillion ants alive on Earth. There have been over three times as many shots fired in Call of Duty than there are ants on planet Earth. Chew on that for a minute.

6. Call of Duty's daily players could fill 80 of the world's largest sports stadiums.

That's a whoooooooooooole lotta Team Deathmatch.
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That's a whoooooooooooole lotta Team Deathmatch.

7. Classic adventure game Zork is fully playable in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

If players shake hero Alex Mason free of his interrogation room bonds in the game's main menu, they'll find an interactive computer terminal that comes preloaded with one of the greatest text adventure games of all time.
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If players shake hero Alex Mason free of his interrogation room bonds in the game's main menu, they'll find an interactive computer terminal that comes preloaded with one of the greatest text adventure games of all time.

8. Over 30 billion care packages have been dropped in Call of Duty multiplayer matches.

That's officially way more killstreaks than you can count, and enough care packages to build 15,000 Great Pyramids of Giza or 100 Great Walls of China
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That's officially way more killstreaks than you can count, and enough care packages to build 15,000 Great Pyramids of Giza or 100 Great Walls of China

9. Over 5 billion vehicles have been blown up in multiplayer matches.

That's five times the amount of registered vehicles in the world. Gamers love their explosions.
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That's five times the amount of registered vehicles in the world. Gamers love their explosions.

10. Gamers have collectively played Call of Duty for 25 billion hours.

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That's 2.85 million years of game time. That’s 14 times longer than humans have been on Earth.