Call of Duty became all too real for one excited gamer who never even got the chance to play his new game.
A Sydney gamer was mugged at gun-point late last year, following the highly anticipated midnight launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Derek Thompson, 18, was walking home around Wetherill Park shortly after midnight with his girlfriend and another male friend when they were mugged and lost all of their valuable possessions – including two collector's editions of Black Ops II.
"They took my Hardened Edition of COD: Black Ops 2 game, my wallet with everything in it and also my new iPhone," Thompson told GamesFIX.
In a turn of good news, after reporting the event to members of gaming site MMGN, he was put in touch with publisher Activision who was only happy to replace the game after the frightening ordeal.
The gaming community sticks together.