NVIDIA Extends GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080 Call of Duty Bundle to Januaryby Ryan Smith on December 16, 2020 9:00 AM EST
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For the lucky few who can get their hands on a GeForce RTX 3090 or 3080 card during a very competitive holiday shopping season, NVIDIA has opted to sweeten the pot by extending their Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War game bundle. Previously scheduled to end on December 10th, the bundle has now been extended to January 11th – which also happens to be the start of CES.
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 3060 Ti||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 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. With that said, AMD's recently-launched Radeon RX 6000 series cards are now putting up a stiff fight for the high-end market – and even if they're in equally short supply, any sale that goes to AMD is a sale that doesn't go to NVIDIA. So perhaps it's best for NVIDIA not to rest on their laurels at this time.
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 or RTX 3060 Ti, 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 January 11th, 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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nadim.kahwaji - Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - linkany updates on the Reviews??????????
romrunning - Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - linkMaybe Ryan/Anandtech is on Nvidia's blacklist. Nvidia already tried to blacklist Hardware Unboxed (tech reviewers on YT), and they've done it to others as well. Maybe that's the reason we're not seeing any reviews on AT.
nadim.kahwaji - Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - linki don't think this is the reason, how about the Radeon RX 6000 series! PS5 ,...! on the Other hand the CPU reviews are excellent, hope things will get clearer soon.
mattbe - Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - linkDon't you feel shameful for spreading misinformation like this? If they were on the blacklist, you don't think Anandtech will tell people about it?
romrunning - Thursday, December 17, 2020 - linkIt was a bit tongue-in-cheek to invent a reason for the lack of recent GPU reviews. :)
goodysnack - Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - linkWhat sites other than HUB did Nvidia try to blacklist? AMD on the other hand has done this to multiple of sites...
romrunning - Thursday, December 17, 2020 - linkJayzTwoCents also mentioned being blacklisted a number of times in his response to the HUB issue. But I'm not trying to build lists myself. The original comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek.
However, even with a huge entity like Nvidia, PR/marketing depts still have budget amounts to try to stay within. They definitely have a list of "approved" sites that will receive in advance new products; if nothing else, they have to know how many to reserve from production & ship in advance of general release.
I try not to be a fanboy of either. I just wanted continued competition from multiple players; that, in turn, will keep on helping technology to advance.
Ryan Smith - Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - linkI can safely say I am not blacklisted. If I was, I would have fewer cards to test, which would make my life a whole lot easier!
romrunning - Thursday, December 17, 2020 - linkGood to hear! My initial post was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but it did have a bit more bite based upon a real recent example. :)
I've enjoyed Anandtech for many years, so whatever the reasons for delay, I hope the site continues to publish in-depth coverage for years to come!
steve wilson - Thursday, December 17, 2020 - linkYou know you said that the Review is coming soon... are we talking Blizzard soon or Valve soon?