Not content to wait for Tuesday, Walmart and Activision are pushing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out at the big box retailer on Monday, November 3. While the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition sold by Walmart won't have any exclusive in-game content right in the $60 package, the release events hosted at Walmart stores will yield some goodies for series devotees.
Starting on Sunday, November 2 at 10:00PM local time, 2800 Walmart stores will be hosting Call of Duty tournaments that run through Advanced Warfare's official midnight release. Participants will get various pieces of swag like Call of Duty patches and posters, and anyone at the store that also happens to buy a case of Mountain Dew or Doritos will also be able to get an exclusive exoskeleton for their character in Advanced Warfare.
The Day Zero event does mark one significant change to Walmart's video game business: November 3 will be the first day that the retailer officially starts selling used video games. Walmart has experimented with Gamestop-style used game sales for more than five years, but this will be the first large scale, permanent program. Anyone trading in games towards Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will get an extra 50 percent value on the games they turn over.