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Treyarch logo
Type Subsidiary of Activision
Founded 1996
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, USA
Key people Mark Lamia, Dave Anthony and David Vonderhaar, Jason Blundell
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees 250
Parent Activision

Treyarch is a video game developer company located in Santa Monica, California. It was founded by Peter Akemann and Don Likeness in 1996.[1] Treyarch has developed many games in the Call of Duty series. Activision has owned Treyarch since 2001. In 2005, former employees of Gray Matter Interactive Studios were merged to Treyarch.


When Treyarch released Call of Duty 3, it did not fare nearly as well as Infinity Ward's two previous installments, Call of Duty, and Call of Duty 2. After Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was released to huge success, Treyarch took some ideas from it and combined it with their own to make Call of Duty: World at Warwhich once again did not fare as well as Infinity Ward's previous game. However, in 2010, Treyarch released Call of Duty: Black Ops and broke the record for most entertainment items sold in 24 hours that was set by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the previous year. This record was beaten by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in 2011. The record was again, broken by Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Games developed for the Call of Duty seriesEdit

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
(Nov. 2005)
Callofduty3 Cover
Call of Duty 3
(Nov. 2006)
Call of Duty: World at War
(Nov. 2008)
CoD Black Ops cover
Call of Duty: Black Ops
(Nov. 2010)
BO2 RP Boxart
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
(Nov. 2012)
Game cover art BOIII
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
(Nov. 2015)
Cover Art BO4
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
(Oct. 2018)

Call of Duty games ported to different consolesEdit

(Nov. 2007)
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 box art
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
(Nov. 2011)
Call of Duty Ghosts cover
Call of Duty: Ghosts
(Nov. 2013)
(Wii U)


Former EmployeesEdit



  • Much like Infinity Ward, Treyarch makes references to their company name many times throughout their games, often with the word "3ARC", or "III ARC".
    • An example includes a Computer Code in Call of Duty: Black Ops which is "3ARC UNLOCK", this unlocks the Zombies maps "Five" and "Dead Ops Arcade", but also disables the Stand Down achievement/trophy.
  • Treyarch's logo is available as an Emblem in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, unlocked by getting a Final Killcam with a Stealth Bomber.
  • Treyarch employees often use the clan tag "3arc" in the multiplayer modes of Call of Duty.
    • All the Combat Training multiplayer bots in Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II use "3arc" as their clan tag. As well as them all having the names of Treyarch employees.
    • If one tries to change their clan tag to "3arc" and they are not a Treyarch employee, it will not work.

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