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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coburn_c - Friday, October 30, 2020 - linkMaybe they can work a deal where they send you the game code now and you get the card in 8-10 weeks.
raywin - Friday, October 30, 2020 - linklol, hope springs eternal
Dug - Friday, October 30, 2020 - linkYay! A 250GB download for a card I can't buy.
Zharoc - Friday, October 30, 2020 - linkThe game will be selling for half price by the time the cards are in full channel
milkywayer - Sunday, November 1, 2020 - linkMore like there'll be trailers for next year's CoD by then and as is trashy activision tradition - there'll be wall hacks and aimbots rushing every server with activation zero effs since they'll be raking in $$ for next year's ore orders.
eastcoast_pete - Saturday, October 31, 2020 - linkWhat were they (NVIDIA) smoking when they cooked up this idiocy? This shows that AMD seems to really have gotten them scared, and doesn't bode well for NVIDIA. Bundles are usually used to boost sales of available cards without lowering the prices - but those cards are simply not available. That leaves concerns over pricing and being competitive - well, if Big Navi is really more bang for the buck, then buying a 3000 series RTX card in current configurations (memory) at current prices would be a loosing proposition, free game or no free game! Instead of NVIDIA's marketing team wasting time and effort cooking up this useless scheme, Huang & Co should have committed resources to solve the supply bottleneck, and maybe launched the "Super" cards with more VRAM soon. In the meantime, if it's for gaming, don't buy - wait for Big Navi tests to come out, and make an informed decision then!
philehidiot - Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - linkI think Nvidia have seen what AMD have done to Intel under Lisa Su and know they are next on the list. What they should have done in my view is take the Valve approach.
"We don't care what the competition are doing, we are making a quality product and we will release it when WE are ready, not when the competition dictates. If you want to buy an AMD card, because that is what is available, go ahead. We will release soon enough and it will be awesome. Your choice."
Then, you work on ensuring things like capacitors and proper testing aren't areas where things go wrong. You get it on the right process and you release something that is actually properly baked, rather than riddled with engineering compromises and things put in place because "we don't have time to test it, but we reckon that'll work".
You also send a powerful message to people. GPUs are rarely components you have to upgrade to play a certain game these days, unless you're new to PCs or are using a very outdated card. We are told the next big thing is just around the corner but what if we were told "it's gonna be good, but we won't rush something out just for sales. We care about having the best product that won't fail you. You just have to be patient if you want the best".
I recently went to measure myself for a set of boots. They are being hand made to order based on 3D scans of my feet. I've had boots from this company before and they are awesome for someone who spends all day in them. They also bull to perfection. But, they take 6 weeks to 3 months to come through. That "if you want something properly built, you have to wait" is instinctive in us and there's a deep knowledge around the delay of gratification. We all want it and want it now but it seems and feels cheap.
Nvidia should be asking "do you want a quick wank or tantric sex?".
ToTTenTranz - Saturday, October 31, 2020 - linkWow this is great news for the whole 12 people that will be getting these cards within the next 3 months.
Hxx - Saturday, October 31, 2020 - linkThe first time in many years when I actually want both the game and the card not just the card and there are no cards to purchase .Oh the irony so I ended up grabbing my game copy from GmG and just like most pc gamers I plan on holding onto my current card (a 2080) until 3k becomes actually available to buy .
Bp_968 - Saturday, October 31, 2020 - linkGlad I got mine a few days ago. I got the watch dog bundle which I might actually play. I'd never have played this game, free or not.