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Notice anyone missing from work or class today?

Call of Duty makes a ton of money every year.

There's a good chance that person who took off work today, or pulled a Ferris Bueller and skipped class, is at home on their couch pwning n00bs.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is out today – the latest version of the ridiculously popular shooter that's been raking in cash for a decade. The series started by portraying World War II, but the franchise (which gets a new game every November) has since jumped to modern times, into the near-future, and then for Infinite Warfare into full solar system combat.

There's a full single player story, and a co-op zombie survival mode – but the competitive multiplayer is something people literally put weeks of their time into.

Here's the multiplayer trailer for Infinite Warfare, which was developed by Infinity Ward.

So much money

Call of Duty is one of the most successful franchises of all time – which means a staggering amount of money for the game's publisher, Activision.

It's brought in more than $15 billion over the past decade. The single most successful iteration was Modern Warfare 3, which came out in 2011 and recorded $1.23 billion in sales by itself, MoneyNation estimated. It's one of five Call of Duty titles to cross the $1 billion mark.

And even though pre-orders were trending downward, USA Today saysInfinite Warfare is expected to be the best-selling game of the year. It's out on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the cheapest version coming in at $59.99.

Reviews so far are generally favorable, with the main criticism being the game relies on a formula that is now years old (aka it's becoming a bit stale and familiar).

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