Notice anyone missing from work or class today?

Call of Duty makes a ton of money every year.
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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.

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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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