NVIDIA Launches Call of Duty Game Bundle for GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Cardsby Ryan Smith on October 30, 2020 4:00 PM EST
For those of you fortunate enough to be able to find one of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 30 series video cards, the GPU maker has launched a new game bundle for the much sought-after cards. For their latest promotion, NVIDIA is bundling the forthcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with GeForce RTX 3080 & GeForce RTX 3090 cards, highlighting the launch of the latest Call of Duty game as well as its support for various NVIDIA technologies. This latest game bundle replaces the Watch Dogs bundle, which ended yesterday.
NVIDIA has offered Call of Duty bundles a few times in the past, so including this year’s game is quickly becoming a regular tradition for the company. One of the biggest games on the market every year, NVIDIA and its developer relations team have worked with developer Treyarch to implement several technologies, including ray tracing support, NVIDIA’s DLSS, and NVIDIA’s new Reflex latency-reduction tech. So as with a lot of NVIDIA’s RTX series game bundles, it’s designed to show off the capabilities of the hardware as much as it is extra kicker to add to the value of NVIDIA’s cards.
|NVIDIA Current Game Bundles
(incl. systems and OEMs)
|GeForce RTX 3090||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War|
|GeForce RTX 3080||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War|
|GeForce RTX 3070||None|
|GeForce RTX 20 Series (All)||None|
|GeForce GTX 16 Series (All)||None|
NVIDIA is including the standard edition of Call of Duty with the top two cards of their new RTX 30-series lineup, the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, as well as new desktop systems that include those cards. Which at face value is a bit surprising; though game bundles with high-end cards aren’t unusual, RTX 30 series card sales are going so well that NVIDIA hardly needs to include extra swag to sell their cards. In fact, if you can even get an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 card then you’re fortunate given how quickly they sell out. On the flip side, however, this may change in November when AMD launches its rival RX 6800/6900 series cards, as the company has made it known that they’re gunning for NVIDIA – so perhaps it’s never too early to sweeten the pot.
At any rate, this is NVIDIA’s only game bundle for the moment. The company is not running the Call of Duty bundle for the recently-launched RTX 3070, nor are they including any games with their previous-generation RTX 20-series or GTX 16-series cards.
As always, codes must be redeemed via the GeForce Experience application on a system with a qualifying graphics card installed. The Call of Duty bundle runs from today through December 10th, and more information and details can be found in the terms and conditions. Be sure to verify the participation of any vendors purchased from, as NVIDIA will not give codes for purchases made from non-participating sellers.
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Yojimbo - Monday, November 2, 2020 - linkAll the 3080s i see listed on Amazon are through the Asus store, and listed as unavailable. How do you know how Asus chooses to sell their cards? Newegg has 432 ratings, and the typed in reviews that I've checked out are verified. The 3070 reviews are starting to coming in now, as well, so that number is likely to go up significantly.
There's very scant evidence that the supply is low. And it's easy to see it's not a "paper launch". The 2080 launched Sept. 20 and first showed up on the Dec. Steam survey (published in January). The 3080 launched Sept. 17, about the same time. The 2070 and 3070 both launched Oct. 29. The 3070 also first showed up in the Dec. list with .17% share of all cards. Now we live in a time where there are much more people gaming with very old hardware than before, because of the coronavirus, but I'd bet that the 30 series still bests those marks and the Jan. marks of .31% and .33%, respectively, for the 20 series cards. Let's see.
Yojimbo - Monday, November 2, 2020 - linkWhy would NVIDIA release numbers? Obviously it's not a paper launch. There are hundreds of reviews up on newegg. Or are you claiming they are fabricated? The world is going insane... You need facts to make claims, otherwise you're just a scrub.
liquid_c - Saturday, October 31, 2020 - link10%, you say? Citation? Link? Something reliable, that is.
colonelclaw - Saturday, October 31, 2020 - linkThat information is clearly hard to come by, but here's something interesting: https://www.scan.co.uk/shops/nvidia/rtx-30-series-...
FYI Scan are one of the largest suppliers of PC components in the UK. For the 3080 they haven't even been able to fulfill 10% of current pre-orders per week. They had to close preorders a few weeks back. So whatever way you look at it don't bank on getting a card any time soon.
Yes I know this isn't a citation, but it's the best I could find, and it is reliable.
Kamus - Sunday, November 1, 2020 - linkfar less than 10%.
Yojimbo - Friday, October 30, 2020 - linkAnd I'd expect an even harder time getting these cards going forward now that Europe is re-instituting mass lock-downs.
blckgrffn - Friday, October 30, 2020 - linkSo they are going to bundle in several hundred copies of Call of Duty between now and early December? Sweet.
inighthawki - Friday, October 30, 2020 - linkDont you mean dozens?
blckgrffn - Saturday, October 31, 2020 - linklmao. Maybe? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
lowlymarine - Friday, October 30, 2020 - linkCool, I look forward to them actually launching the RTX 3080 & 3090 cards themselves at some point.