Dec 21, 2016

A Merry Hammer Holiday Party

Legion of Honor First off… It. Was. Epic. Our Hammers have been hard at work, so it was a nice, well-deserved night off to eat, drink, dance, and mingle. And hey, who doesn’t want to get dressed up once in awhile and explore fine art?We rented out the entire Legion of Honor museum in the beautiful San Francisco Presidio, had two levels playing all kinds of music, a digital artist doing caricatures, a photo booth with costumes and props, tons of delicious food (shoutout to the chicken pot pies), ...

Dec 16, 2016

Revealed: Sledgehammer Games Holiday Card

As video game developers, we welcome the opportunity to be creative and transform our artistic visions into realities. And it’s not just limited to video games. This year, for our Sledgehammer Games studio holiday card, we held a studio-wide contest for the winning concept and gave away a PS4 Pro as the grand prize. We must say, the competition was strong. Our four finalists each submitted awesome original designs. But it was one of our associate concept artists Joanne’s cozy winter scene and cu...

Dec 07, 2016

December Charity of the Month: Toys for Tots

The holidays are here, time to spread good cheer! All bad rhymes aside, we really do love the holidays. It’s a time to take a break, relax with loved ones, and if you’re lucky, get out and play in some snow! It’s also a time to reflect and be grateful for all that we have, and to think of those who have less and try to help make their holidays merry.For December’s Charity of the Month, we are honored to team up with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to donate gifts to children this ...

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 09, 2016

November Charity of the Month: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

What are you thankful for? Your friends, your family, your pet, your house? Here at Sledgehammer Games, we’re thankful for many things, too. Thankful to be a part of the Call of Duty franchise, thankful for our hardworking developers, our spacious studio, our team activities, our daily coffee and snacks, our supportive community here in the Bay Area and across the globe, and especially you, our fans. November is a month for giving thanks, but it’s also a great month to give back to the community...

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...

Oct 13, 2016

SHG OCTOBER CHARITY: COMPASS SF

We love Halloween. It’s the first of a three-month-long string of holidays and celebrations around the world. Most of us remember dressing up as our favorite superhero or fantasy character and running up and down the streets with our siblings and friends, knocking on doors and awaiting candy or fruit while our parents chaperoned. Halloween is an especially magical time for kids. For families facing economic hardships and homelessness, however, Halloween can be extremely saddening and stressful. ...

Dec 21, 2015

SLEDGEHAMMER GAMES’ HOLIDAY CARD 2015 – DESIGNED BY SHG AND ALEX VARANESE

The holidays are a special time of year for the developers at SHG to appreciate and say thanks for all we have in our lives. From our charity initiatives to special events at the studio – we love getting in the spirit of the season. This year we partnered with a local Bay Area artist to design our limited edition SHG Holiday Card. We're excited to share the work of Alex Varanese, a SF designer, and give you an inside look at our process. Above: Work in Progress Sketch, Wireframes. We wanted to s...

Apr 22, 2015

ADVANCED WARFARE SUPPLY DROP SPOTLIGHT – ATLAS INTEL CHARACTER GEAR SET

As a special thanks to our fans and to celebrate Earth Day, we are giving everyone that plays Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare today (from Wednesday, 4/22 at 9AM PDT to Thursday, 4/23 at 9AM PDT) the ATLAS Intel EXO as an exclusive reward just for playing. Be sure to play during this time or you’ll miss out on your only chance to get this exclusive loot piece. The new set, minus the exclusive EXO, is now a permanent part of the 1000+ pieces of loot available via supply drops. Will you be the first...

Mar 17, 2015

THE ATLAS ENGINEER CHARACTER GEAR SET AND DOUBLE XP ARE NOW LIVE IN ADVANCED WARFARE

We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with all-new #AWGearDrops and #DoubleXP. Starting right now, we’re turning on Double XP for the day and we’re giving everyone that plays Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare throughout the remainder of this week (from Tuesday, 3/17 at 9AM PDT to Friday, 3/20 at 9AM PDT) the ATLAS Engineer EXO as an exclusive reward just for playing. After Friday, 3/20 at 9AM (PST) the only way to get the ATLAS Engineer EXO will be through Advanced Supply Drops, so be sure to grab it...

Dec 15, 2013

SHG December Charity: Family Giving Tree

The holidays are an extremely important time of year for the developers at Sledgehammer Games. Whether it be catching up with family, logging a few more hours of sleep than we're used to, or giving back to the community around us we're determined to get the most out of it. This year, we've decided to team up with Family Giving Tree - a nonprofit organization that helps give gifts to underprivileged children in the Bay Area. The best part of the charity is that they interview the children beforeh...

Nov 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Lunch at Sledgehammer Games

As we ready ourselves for a short Thanksgiving break next week, it's tradition at the studio to celebrate the holiday as a team before everyone goes their separate ways. This year's festivities were complete with all the fixin's, and Glen and Michael served the feast to our team in appreciation of all the hard work this year. Special thanks to all the fans out there for making our success possible! Getting ready to serve the team lunch. Food time! Nice spread. Capturing the excitement. Pie time....

Dec 18, 2012

Sledgehammer Games Holiday Party 2012

Sledgehammer Games celebrated the 2012 holidays in style at Lolinda Restaurant in the Mission District of San Francisco. We packed the house with our developers, loved ones and friends for a wonderful night filled with whiskey tasting, tango dancing, and top-notch Argentinian delicacies. Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey toasted the team with a salute to the studio, Call of Duty, and the successes of 2012. Be sure to check out the full gallery of our party images on our Facebook page, and follo...