If you’ve been waiting for word about the Call of Duty: Mobile launch, Activision and Tencent have announced that the anticipated mobile installment of the popular series will be launching worldwide on October 1st.
“We are delivering the definitive, first-person action experience on mobile with signature Call of Duty gameplay in the palms of your hands. We are bringing together some of the best the franchise has to offer, including Modern Warfare maps like Crash and Crossfire, Black Ops maps like Nuketown and Hijacked, and many more, into one epic title. We’ve tested the game extensively in select territories and the feedback we’ve received has helped us refine the experience for October 1.”Chris Plummer, VP, Mobile at Activision
The free-to-play game has been in beta testing in Canada, Australia, and Peru for the past few weeks. Featuring both Multiplayer and Battle Royale modes, Activision and Tencent will be rolling out more modes, content, time-limited events, and playlists. Multiplayer features modes like Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, and Free-For-All. Veteran Call of Duty players will recognize favourite maps including Nuketown, Crash, and Hijacked (among others).
The popularity of Battle Royale modes sees its inclusion in the game as well. Fight in solo, two-, or four-man teams against up to 100 other players in this last man standing mode.
Being in Canada, we were lucky enough to have been playing the beta over the past few weeks. Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of the multiplayer component of the Call of Duty games, mostly because (quite frankly) I tend to suck compared to those who spend most of their time playing CoD titles. However, I did find the mobile version refreshing, fast-paced, and surprisingly smooth with decent graphics on both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a XL. Perhaps its the smaller pool of gamers or maybe it’s the mobile controls, but I’ve been enjoying both the wins and losses and have actually been holding my own in most matches.
As mentioned above, the game will be launching worldwide on October 1st with the exception of Mainland China, Vietnam, and Belgium. The game will be available on both Android and iOS.