Call of Duty lead FourZeroTwo leaves Infinity Ward and Activision

Robert Bowling, the Call of Duty creative strategist more commonly known by his handle "FourZeroTwo," is vacating his position and leaving both Infinity Ward and Activision-at-large, he announced on Twitter earlier today.

Robert Bowling, the Call of Duty creative strategist more commonly known by his handle "FourZeroTwo," is vacating his position and leaving both Infinity Ward and Activision-at-large, he announced on Twitter earlier today.

Bowling served as both creative strategist and community manager for the studio and Call of Duty brand since 2006, and has been one of the most recognizable members of the company since the departure of studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella in 2010. He's been the game's biggest champion and most efficient source of info distribution through social media channels — most notably, he carries a cache of 366 thousand followers on Twitter.

In his own words, Bowling revealed, "Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist of Call of Duty, as a lead of Infinity Ward, and as an employee of Activision." His departure from the company could not be more absolute; we've contacted him and Activision to find out the reason for his leaving, and to confirm that his account hasn't been hacked in an early, poorly-tasted April Fools' Day goof.

Update: It's no goof. An Activision spokesperson told us, "We sincerely thank Robert for his many years of service. He’s been a trusted and valued member of the Infinity Ward team. We wish him all the best on his decision to pursue future opportunities."

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