GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Release Problems

The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release is here and at midnight easter many gamers found a nasty surprise in the form of GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release problems including missing codes. Here’s what’s happening and where you should look for your Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare code, although it’s not s sure bet that it will be there.

The digital Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release started at 12:01 AM Eastern o November 3rd, as shown on Microsoft and Sony markets, but users who bought the game through GameStop digital downloads immediately ran into problems.

Read: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reviews

As #AdvancedWarfareDAYZERO trended on Twitter we spotted many users complaining to GameStop about missing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare download codes for access to the DAY ZERO version which promised 24 hours of early access and double XP. Many users waited up late for the codes to arrive, and are left with no code and no refund.

There are many GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release problems.

There are many GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release problems.

The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release is odd due to the day early access and it’s also one of a growing number of games arriving at 12:01 AM Eastern, after many digital downloads started on Pacific time, making them an unattractive option for any gamer in the Midwest or on the East coast.

The earlier download time and the day early access likely combined to deliver these GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release problems for the digital downloads.

You can try to check the purchase history, using the guide on this GameStop help page, but even then some users see an error.

GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare codes are missing and still "Verifying for some users.

GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare codes are missing and still “Verifying for some users. Image via @NexusWaves

The common problem is,

“Your Download Code is unavailable until your order review is complete. You will be notified via email with further instructions.”

The order page shows, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Status Verifying. Instead of offering gamers the code they need to download Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on their consoles.

Read: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Release – What to Know

While many shoppers purchase the digital Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare direct from Microsoft or Sony, GameStop also sells codes that users can buy to gain a download code. The codes are supposed to arrive in time for the release, but that is not the case for many buyers who are still waiting for their GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare codes to arrive.

Many users are still waiting for their GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare codes.

Many users are still waiting for their GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare codes.

Here are just a few of the complaints about missing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare codes from GameStop customers.

https://twitter.com/ZackTowns/status/529141947341238273

https://twitter.com/Le7Zins/status/529141513435901952

Some users suggest refreshing your order screen and the GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare code will appear.

Throughout this all, GameStop replied to one user, suggesting they email twitter@gamestop.com for help.

If you are able to access your GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare code, let others know how in the comments.