Call of Duty: WWII is the latest version of the hit first-person shooter franchise and one of the most eagerly awaited games of 2017.

As suggested by its name, this latest release returns Call of Duty to its World War II origins for the first time since 2008's Call of Duty: World At War.

Gamers will land in Normandy and then fight their way across Europe, experiencing some of World War II's biggest events including the liberation of Paris and the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, through the eyes of 19-year-old Private Ronald "Red" Daniels from Texas, US.

So with the game hitting stores across the world this week, here's a reminder of some of the Guinness World Records titles Call of Duty has to its name which have helped establish it as one of the best videogame series of all time.

Well for a start, excitement for the new game is helped by the fact Call of Duty is the Most followed shooter videogame on Twitter with 3,286,665 followers as of 2 August 2017, placing it 10th in the overall gaming category list (FIFA is the Most followed videogame on Twitter with 4,990,501 fans).

But onto the game itself.

Call of Duty has the title for the Best-selling first person shooter series, selling a whopping 263.61 million copies across all platforms as of 30 March 2017 with 2011's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 making up 30.92 million copies alone, making that edition the Best-selling first person shooter videogame.

Modern Warfare 3 also has the record titles for the Fastest-selling videogame and Fastest-selling first person shooter videogame, selling 9.3 million units within 24 hours of being released in 2011.

Call of Duty: WW2

But despite being the fastest selling, Modern Warfare 3 is not the Most critically acclaimed Call of Duty videogame.

That honour goes to the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare which has a score of 94.16% across 80 reviews, according to GameRankings.

It's not uncommon for fans to spend hours on end playing their favourite videogame but few sessions have lasted for as many hours as the c.

Australian Okan Kaya spent an incredible 135 hrs 15 min 10 sec playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II in Waterloo, New South Wales, back in November 2012 - that's more than five-and-a-half days!  

But if making money from Call of Duty is your thing (rather than hearing about how much money it's made makers, Activision), then you'll do well to beat Johnathan "John" Perez who has earned $232,707 (£174,972), making him the Highest-earning Call of Duty: Black Ops III player.

Guinness World Records has also presented British gamer Ali-A with two record titles for his channel which has millions subscribed to follow his Call of Duty antics. 

And if you really want a challenge on one of your old games, then why not try the Fastest time to capture the flag in Call of Duty: Black Ops II (blindfolded, team of two). You will have to beat the current record of 38.4 seconds achieved by American brothers Tristan and Taylor Geren in Fredericksburg, Texas, in September 2013. 

And we've not even scratched the surface when it comes to Guinness World Records titles earned by Call of Duty and its fans.

You'll find these records, and lots more, in the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition book, which is out now.

Guinness World Records 2018 collection