One of the small joys in this age of day one downloads of every console and PC game is, if you want to play the game right when it goes live at midnight, you don’t have to leave the house or even put on pants. Unless you’re attached to buying physical copies of things and believe in things like “ownership” and “first-sale doctrine.” Then you still have to venture into the cold night – pants or not, your decision – or wait until the sun comes out and vanquishes the horrible night.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is just a few days away, and Amazon is trying out something new. In areas where Prime Now has been unveiled, you might be able to get the game delivered to your home right at midnight for no additional fee.
If you’re in one of those areas, Amazon suggests hopping into the Prime Now app at midnight eastern time on Nov. 4 to reserve a spot. Amazon suggests in their press release that they’d really like it if you ordered a bunch of food, candy, and other junk, too, because then they would make more money and that would sure be nice.
The list of cities eligible for this is as follows: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, Minneapolis, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.
Whether you put on pants or not, Call of Duty: Black Ops III releases Friday, Nov. 6, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with PlayStation 4 as the franchise’s new lead platform.