Call of Duty: Mobile launches October 1, features battle royale mode
What you need to know
- Call of Duty: Mobile is a first-person shooter from Tencent.
- It's coming to almost all mobile devices on October 1.
- The game will feature a battle royale mode at launch.
Call of Duty: Mobile is an upcoming first-person shooter for Android and iOS. The game is surprisingly deep and comes with a number of features diehard fans of the franchise will love. Today, Activision announced that the game is coming to all countries where the Apple App and Google Play stores are supported on October 1. Unfortunately, that doesn't include Belgium, China, and Vietnam.
Keep in mind that Call of Duty: Mobile is developed by Tencent's award-winning Timi studio and published by Activision. It's a free-to-play experience with rather aggressive microtransactions, from what we've heard.
Call of Duty: Mobile will launch with a slew of Call of Duty multiplayer modes and battle royale, with more modes and content, time-limited events, and playlists added on a regular basis. You'll be able to play Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, and Free-For-All on iconic maps like Nuketown, Crash, and Hijacked. Once you rank up, you unlock characters like John MacTavish and even Alex Mason.
In a press release Windows Central received, Activision added that battle royale mode is a unique take on the genre. As expected, up to 100 combatants fight for survival in a new map designed for mobile devices. You can play alone or in teams, and have to battle others across land, sea, and air. It'll be interesting to see how popular this mode is when October 1 comes.
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I wish they had a campaign for Mobile. I'd pay for that.
Battery drain Ahoy! 😅 Cant wait
Is this the same Call of Duty mobile that is already available? Or are they releasing yet another one?
The one currently available is a beta of this.
Aha, that makes sense, although it's weird that these apps are treating Beta's as a version above "1" nowadays (I've seen it a few times), in the past it always seemed to be that version 1 was the first retail release of a product, Betas/Alpha were 0.whatever, but now it's changed and I'm not entirely sure why.