Nov 16, 2016

Our Annual Day of Service

Here at Sledgehammer Games, we honor and respect our country’s veterans. Oftentimes, after returning from duty, veterans experience hardships most of us can’t possibly imagine. Upon returning from service, It’s hard to find work, earn a living wage, and sometimes they are left homeless or without basic necessities. Many of them have families they must provide for and don’t always know where to turn for help. That’s why each year, Activision organizes a Day of Service to help serve veterans and f...

Nov 01, 2016

In Case You Couldn't Tell, We Love Halloween

Halloween at the studio gets better and better each year. More Hammers dress up, more families join us, more games are played, and more pie is eaten (albeit a bit sloppily!). This year, a variety of activities kept the evening energetic. We had a costume contest, a mummy wrapping contest, a pie-eating contest, and a carved pumpkin contest. We also really outdid ourselves with ambiance. Spooky colored lighting, scary movies playing on a projector, a photo booth, a fog machine, and killer decorati...

Aug 29, 2016

SHG @ CODXP 2016

Call of Duty XP is back from September 2-4 at the Forum in LA!

Aug 12, 2016

SHG HammerWeek 7th Anniversary Studio Outing

Greetings from your friendly Bay Area Dev Studio! We recently took a trip up to Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco to watch an early screening of Suicide Squad in a private theater reserved for our team. Team outings are always a great opportunity for everyone to take a step back from their work for a moment, share with others outside their department, and visit nearby San Francisco. Out of the many conversations happening before the movie started and in the bar afterwards, one thing was abundant...

Jul 08, 2016


Check out our latest studio outing to a paintball course in the Bay Area. 

Sep 18, 2015


Rewarding players for their accomplishments is what Call of Duty has been about since Day One, and we couldn’t be prouder of our Grand Master Prestige community in Advanced Warfare. These players exemplify the determination and hard work that the developers at our studio live by, and we’re rolling out an extremely special program to reward them – introducing Grand Master Prestige Appreciation Day! Exactly thirty days from now on Sunday, October 18th at 9AM our team will take a snapshot of our re...

Oct 31, 2014


With our Day Zero Live Stream , we’ll be having some of our lead developers on hand to take a deep dive into our multiplayer, explain our philosophy behind map design, talk about our cutting edge audio system, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your questions to our developers and even have a chance to win a Digital Pro Edition for Xbox One! Be sure to tune in starting at 10AM PDT at Follow us for live updates all throughout the stream on ou...

Sep 26, 2014


“It all started when I lost a bet on Twitter.” These were words Michael Condrey, our Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games used to kick off our Studio Meeting on Wednesday morning. We gathered together as a team to watch the premiere of the new “Power Changes Everything” trailer and were informed of a very special VIP guest in our studio. A couple of weeks ago, Michael accepted a bet where a Call of Duty influencer had posted this on Twitter. Michael tends to be a betting man, and rep...

Aug 22, 2014


This year at Gamescom, we went all out with our Global Multiplayer Reveal of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It was an incredible week, and we were extremely fortunate to be able to present all the hard work that our team has been pouring into Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer. We loved hearing your feedback over social media and on the floor, and seeing people play MP for the first time was truly humbling to our development team. If you missed it, be sure to check out our full multiplayer reveal b...

Aug 08, 2014


It’s been a long three years since we’ve traveled out to Cologne, Germany. The last time the team travelled out there, we were showcasing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Now we’re in the final stretch for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and plan to have something incredibly special for our Gamescom audience. We’ve been reading your emails, comments, and watching your videos on the content that we’ve released about Advanced Warfare, but there’s still so much more for us to share. Starting on Monda...

Jun 13, 2014

A Wrap on This Year's E3 2014!

E3 2014 is a wrap and we had such an amazing time showing off a small glimpse of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We loved hearing your excitement grow from the opening moments of the Xbox Media Briefing and introducing the world of advanced soldiers and exoskeletons through the single player mission ‘Induction,’ to the interviews and fan interactions with our studio co-founders, Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey. Our team has been hard at work on Advanced Warfare and we can’t say thanks enough ...

May 16, 2014

Sledgehammer Games and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at E3 2014

It’s hard to believe that it has been almost three years since we started working on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and the last time we were at E3 we were on the road sharing MW3. It's been quite the journey and our show plans are shaping up to be incredibly special. We’ve been busy reading all your comments, watching all your videos, and absolutely glowing with the excitement of sharing more with the greatest community on earth – the Call of Duty community. The anticipation of showing off the...

Oct 07, 2013

Sledgehammer Games is Going Big for Extra-Life 2013

This year we're going all out for Extra Life 2013 by throwing a 25-hour gaming marathon at the studio that starts on November 1st and ends on November 2nd. All the proceeds benefit Extra Life and Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. In 2011 we raised $5000, 2012 we raised over $10,000, and this year we're supersizing our goal to $15,000 to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. CMN tirelessly works to aid children with common childhood afflictions and life threatening challenges such ...

Jul 30, 2013

Sledgehammer Games Celebrates Its Fourth Birthday

Four years ago, Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey set out to build a world-class Bay Area development studio with a singular goal: Achieve Excellence. If you fast forward to today, they sit with an assembly of 150 premier developers, look out at a studio that's doubled in size since 2009, have Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 under their belts, and both consider this just the start of something bigger. Glen and Michael kicked our anniversary festivities off by honoring the team's past accomplishm...

Jun 18, 2013

E3 2013 is a Wrap!

E3 2013 Objectives complete! This year was such an incredible time for new software and hardware! We believe that the week after E3 should be about catching up on some much-needed rest, and thanking those responsible for making the event such a great time. To everyone that we met last week, thanks for telling your stories, demoing your games, and a special thanks for making this year's E3 visit memorable for everyone that attended from the Sledgehammer Games Studio team. Please enjoy the photos ...