It's almost Christmas and, like the last few years, many will be receiving the latest Call of Duty in their presents haul.
In its latest Message of the Day (posted on Reddit), Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch has addressed the incoming flux of "Christmas noobs", asking its online community of shooter savants to consider going easy on newbies, and advising green players to spend some time in boot camp before swimming with the sharks.
"Let's talk Christmas Noobs. It's that time of the year again where thousands of new players join the online ranks for the first time. We'd ask you to go easy on the Christmas Noobs, but we know you won't," reads the message.
"If you are a Christmas Noob yourself, don't be bullied. In the Combat Training category you'll find a great playlist called Boot Camp. This is the best place for a player to get up to speed on the game and all it has to offer."
Read the full message below:
Activision has said this week it will never make a Call of Duty movie.