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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are just a few of the complaints about missing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare codes from GameStop customers.
@GameStop you guys messed up big time
— Code StreetR (@CodeStreetR) November 3, 2014
@GameStop I haven't gotten my code for my Call of Duty Advanced Warfare download. When will they be sent out?
— Matt | Jaqzy (@Jaqzyy) November 3, 2014
— drops (@xDropps) November 3, 2014
@GameStop I preordered AW from your online store but there's no code after it says "Download Code:"
— Jason (@DGDjason) November 3, 2014
— Knave (@AstralKnave) November 3, 2014
— D2K Serenity (@Serenitay) November 3, 2014
— DrummerBoy0109 (@DrummerBoy0109) November 3, 2014
Some users suggest refreshing your order screen and the GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare code will appear.
— Greg R (@Gregus31) November 3, 2014
Throughout this all, GameStop replied to one user, suggesting they email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
If you are able to access your GameStop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare code, let others know how in the comments.