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Is it that time again? It's been a whirlwind year but we're already barreling toward Chrimbo. And on GD, that can only mean one thing - the return of the 12 Games of Christmas. Toot the horns, bang the drums. Make a big a song and dance.

Now compose yourself for a moment because this is serious stuff. The 12 Games of Christmas 2018 will see 11 games perish in the ring as we attempt to find out what the ultimate gaming Christmas gift could be this year.

How the community voting works

Each day at 17:00 GMT two titles will battle each other. Whichever title receives the most votes in the poll wins, and will then go through to the next round. 12 games in total will be battling away, and the first six rounds will take place from today and over the next five days - one battle per day. The six games that win will make it through to the semi-finals, where three further 1v1 fights will take place. The winners of these three battles will then make it to the three-way final to decide the ultimate game this Christmas. 

Each bout will last 23 hours, and the winner is whichever game receives the most votes in the poll, which can be found towards the bottom of each article. 

Round 1: Fight 1 - Call of Duty Black Ops 4 vs Battlefield V

Time for the first battle and we're pulling no punches with this one, it's the battle of the multiplayer FPS heavyweights. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V are slugging it out in a last-game-standing fight to the death. Only one can come through unscathed and make it to the next round.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may have dropped the single-player campaign this year but it reinvigorated its multiplayer. The Blackout battle royale multiplayer mode has been a knockout success, sitting somewhere between PUBG's milsim aspirations and Fortnite's arcadey run 'n' gun fun. It's backed up by some classic COD multiplayer and the addition of the most in-depth Zombies mode yet. Suffice to say, COD BLOPS 4 is locked, loaded, and ready to kill.

And in the other corner, we have Battlefield V. An incredible return to form for the series, it is, in my humble opinion, the finest that Battlefield has been since the glory days of BF2. There's bugs galore and slight scarcity of content, but the core gameplay is fantastically good, offering some of the most hectic and ambitious battles the franchise has ever seen. Despite BF5's AAA status though, against the might of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 it's going to have to do its best David v Goliath impression if it wants to deliver the knockout punch.

Get voting below for your winner, and remember to check back tomorrow for Day Two of the 12 Games of Christmas, where two more titles will battle it out to earn a place in the next round. The winner of today's competition will face the winner of tomorrow's competition in the semi-final on 16th December!

Our Favorite Comments
"BO4 without hesitation!And i played both!"
"I'm more of a Battlefield guy so I'll go with that. But I must say… reading all about CoD 4's amazing multi-payer, safe to say it would make a fantastic Christmas gift as well :)"
This is a blind poll. All votes are revealed when the poll closes
Poll closed: 16:00 Dec-11-2018