Activision has announced a new bonus cosmetic item available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone for those who play Call of Duty: Mobile.
Users who connect their Call of Duty: Mobile account to the same Call of Duty account linked to their Modern Warfare & Warzone profile will receive a new watch to use in Warzone and Modern Warfare.
A fitting item for this Season, players can get a distinct Call of Duty: Mobile themed in-game watch which can be equipped for use in Modern Warfare including Warzone. To get the watch players must link their Call of Duty: Mobile account to the same Call of Duty account they use for Modern Warfare including Warzone.
Don’t have a Call of Duty® account? Registering for a Call of Duty account is a relatively easy process that gives you some awesome benefits. Accounts make it possible for cross-play to be enabled in Modern Warfare including Warzone, so you may already have one.
Get an account by going here. If you already have an account, you’re all set. Then link your accounts, by logging into Call of Duty: Mobile with your same profile used in Modern Warfare including Warzone. Afterwards, your gift – an in-game Modern Warfare watch – will be added to your inventory in Modern Warfare or free-to-play Warzone. The watch will be found in the Watch Select menu, but may take up to 72 hours to show up in-game.
SuperData Research has released their 2019 report on the video games industry and the overall results from the digital market worldwide.
Their extensive research report is available to download for free and provides insight into the free to play category, premium games, and streaming services for 2019.
The report has revealed that Call of Duty titles collectively generated over $1.1 billion in revenue in 2019.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare generated over $647 million in revenue through the end of the year. The title released in October and, per Activision, is the most played Call of Duty game of this console generation.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s post launch microtransactions also performed well through the end of the year with the game generated $487 million in revenue in 2019. Combining those two, Call of Duty generated $1.13 billion in revenue in 2019.
Call of Duty: Mobile also released in 2019, and per Super Data, the title generated $116 million total in revenue.
Bringing AAA game franchises to mobile proved to be a successful strategy for publishers. Call of Duty Mobile earned $116.8M in 2019 a\er its October release, and Mario Kart: World Tour also launched on mobile. Instead of simply applying a franchise brand to a mobile game, these games truly mirror the feel of their console counterparts. Their success also shows that gamers are willing to play a wide range of genres on a touchscreen.
The industry continued to shift towards free to play in 2019 with free to play games generating a 6% increase in revenue in 2019 versus 2018. More companies are slowly starting to adopt the free to play model, bringing more players into their game universe.
2020 is a big year for gaming as the new generation of consoles arrive. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be launching in Holiday 2020.
2019 and the decade is coming to an end here shortly. Charlie Intel started up in the early part of this decade, back in 2011 with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. 8.5 years later, nine Call of Duty games covered, we’re at the end of this decade.
Now, with the end of the decade almost here, we wanted to put together a post on what we’re looking forward to going into 2020 – from Call of Duty to consoles and more. Due note, some of the stuff we’re speculating are rumors (and will be noted as such!).
Without further ado, let’s get into what we’re looking forward to in 2020.
2020 will be another big year for consoles. The new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will both be arriving in Holiday 2020. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both launched in 2013; so seven years later, we’re getting a new generation of consoles – just in time for the start of the new decade.
The next PlayStation console will be arriving in Holiday 2020. Sony has thus far announced just a few details on the new console, including first details on the console’s specs and the controller.
If you missed it, here’s quick recap of the console details:
Backwards Compatible with PS4 games
Still using Physical Media
8 Core AMD Processor
Radeon Navi GPU (Supports up to 8K resolution)
SSD and More Storage (Spider-Man loads times from 15 seconds to 0.8)
And here’s what’s known about the new DUALSHOCK controller for PS5:
New PS5 Controller uses USB Type C
PS5 Controller has Haptic Feedback
Controller has now adaptive triggers
New Speaker system on the controller
Better Battery Life
Heavier than the DUALSHOCK 4, but will be lighter than a Xbox One controller
There’s a lot more information to come in 2020 as PS5 launch approaches. We’ll be closely looking to see how Sony positions the PlayStation 5 for 2020 and the launch price for the console.
Xbox Series X
Microsoft first announced that a new generation of Xbox would be coming during E3 2019, where the company announced that the new generation is “Project Scarlet.” The told fans it would be a top of the line console with advanced specs and more.
The company then surprised everyone by announcing and revealing the look of the console at the 2019 Game Awards in mid-December. The console is called the Xbox Series X, as shown above, and is launching Holiday 2020.
If you missed any details, here’s a high level recap:
From a technical standpoint, this will manifest as world-class visuals in 4K at 60FPS, with possibility of up to 120FPS, including support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and 8K capability. Powered by our custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and next generation RDNA architecture from our partners at AMD, Xbox Series X will deliver hardware accelerated ray tracing and a new level of performance never before seen in a console. Additionally, our patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology will allow developers to get even more out of the Xbox Series X GPU and our next-generation SSD will virtually eliminate load times and bring players into their gaming worlds faster than ever before.
We are minimizing latency by leveraging technology such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and giving developers new functionality like Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) to make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever. Xbox Series X is also designed for a future in the cloud, with unique capabilities built into the hardware and software to make it as easy as possible to bring great games to both console and elsewhere. Xbox Series X will deliver a level of fidelity and immersion unlike anything that’s been achieved in previous console generations.
Call of Duty
Modern Warfare Content
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launched on October 25, 2019 with mixed reaction from the Call of Duty community.
Activision revealed recently that Modern Warfare is the most played Call of Duty game of the last six years, despite a lot of the negativity online about the game. It seems more of the casual players are playing Modern Warfare a lot while some of the long term fans are frustrated with some of the design choices.
2020 is looking strong for the game with more Post Launch content seasons for Modern Warfare with new Battle Passes, maps, and more. With the elimination of the Season Pass in this game, it’s great knowing all players will receive all of the new maps to come for free. We hope to see more Modern Warfare classic makes into this game, like Rust, Terminal, and more.
There’s so many options to pick from – let’s hope Infinity Ward picks the right ones…
Call of Duty: Mobile
Call of Duty: Mobile debuted in 2019 as one of the new ways Activision can bring Call of Duty to more users worldwide. Call of Duty: Mobile has been a hit for Activision, racking in millions in revenue and becoming the most downloaded new mobile game in history.
In 2020, we’re looking forward to seeing how Activision evolves the Call of Duty: Mobile game with more content and new features. They’ve added in the Zombies mode and promised more Zombies maps, new MP maps, and more to come to the game as the year progresses.
We’re also interested to see if they plan to bring any of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s maps and content to the mobile game. The mobile game has brought Call of Duty to a new audience – especially in Asia, where in some regions home consoles are not as popular.
Rumor: Modern Warfare Battle Royale
Another thing we’re also hoping and waiting to see pan out in 2020 is this long rumored Battle Royale mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Activision has not officially confirmed a Battle Royale exists, but there has been so many rumors about its release.
The rumors state that the Battle Royale is expected to be free to play, standalone from the main Modern Warfare game, and release in “early 2020.” Rumors also state that Raven Software is tasked with leading development of this project. The studio was recently hiring a Community Manager for the studio, in a sign that they are becoming lead in some regard for Call of Duty.
Even beyond the rumors, so many details on this potential BR have been found in the game files for Modern Warfare, including a look at the in-development map for the mode.
Here’s that leaked map, in case you missed it:
Fans have even glitched in-game to be above the entire Battle Royale map inside of Modern Warfare.
With all of the rumors, the numerous in-game references, and more, we’re patiently waiting to see if this ever pans out. And if it does, it would be remarkable. Free to play Call of Duty BR? That would be a major hit for Activision.
But for now, it’s just a rumor.
Speculation: Call of Duty 2020
Every year, a new Call of Duty game releases, and 2020 will of course be no different.
But 2020 will be different in regards to the release cycle. Since 2013, Call of Duty devs have been on a 3 year development cycle rotating between Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games.
But in May of 2019, Kotaku reported that Activision put Treyarch in charge of 2020 Call of Duty game because of bickering between SHG and Raven. Treyarch even slipped up a bit with a job listing earlier saying they’re working on a “next-gen title for 2020.” This makes Sledgehammer and Raven support studios with Treyarch.
2020 will be the first two-year developed Treyarch title since 2012’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which is now a beloved game. It will be interesting to see the direction Treyarch goes with developing a new game in two years, and with that, a new game for new consoles. This will be Treyarch’s first as the leading dev for a new console launch for Call of Duty. 2013 was Infinity Ward with Call of Duty: Ghosts.
The rumors floating around are that the 2020 game from Treyarch encompasses the Cold War era, including the Vietnam War. There is a campaign expected to be part of the game.
With all of this to look forward too, 2020 is looking to be a busy year! As always, stick with CharlieIntel for the latest on all things Call of Duty and new generation consoles.
The Call of Duty Endowment, Activision Blizzard’s non profit organization that helps veterans find jobs, has announced a new “Hire. Honor.” campaign to celebrate the organization’s 10 year anniversary of helping veterans find jobs.
The Call of Duty Endowment has helped many veterans find jobs over the last 10 years and has found unique ways of allowing the community to help support the charity through in-game content packs in Call of Duty titles.
General James Mattis, Decorated American Veteran and Former United States Secretary of Defense, joins the campaign in a call-to-action Public Service Video which can be viewed at: callofdutyendowment.org/HireHonor. In addition to urging viewers to honor veterans by hiring veterans, General Mattis asserts that the vast majority of veterans who have experienced combat emerge stronger and are even greater assets to our society and the workforce.
The campaign encompasses a variety of programs that support the Endowment, with 100% of Activision proceeds going directly to finding jobs for veterans. The Call of Duty Endowment has funded the placement of more than 63,000 veterans into well-paying, high-quality jobs and expects to place 100,000 veterans in meaningful jobs by 2024.
“It is my great honor to partner with General Mattis and General Jones in honoring our veterans by hiring our veterans,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard and co-founder of the Call of Duty Endowment. “We are committed to finding 100,000 jobs for veterans by 2024.”
For the Hire. Honor. campaign, the Endowment is adding additional ways to support veterans and earn in-game content in both Call of Duty: Mobile and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Starting Monday, Nov. 11, Call of Duty®: Mobile will feature an Endowment-themed content pack entitled the Call of Duty Endowment Honor Pack which includes a new skin for in-game items
Players can participate by watching some of their favorite streamers play Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare on Twitch this Veterans Day. Look for streamers with CODE clan tags to see the Call of Duty Endowment streams. Fans who watch for 1 hour will receive 30 minutes of 2XP. Fans who watch for 2 hours will also receive a Call of Duty Endowment Calling Card.
The company also announced a donation partnership with Klay Thompson and Dr. Disrespect.
Gaming superstar Dr Disrespect and basketball legend Klay Thompson are teaming up with Omaze to raise funds for the Call of Duty Endowment. To bring attention to this important cause, they are offering the chance for one lucky fan to play Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare with Dr Disrespect and Klay Thompson, which will be livestreamed on Twitch. The lucky winner will play alongside one of gaming’s most dynamic personalities and one of the greatest three-point shooters in basketball, while supporting the work and mission of the Call of Duty Endowment. Visit Omaze.com/COD for details.
The organization partnered with General Jim Mattis for this campaign and released a new video discussing the campaign.
Activision has dropped a large blog post announcing a ton of details on the Battle Royale mode for the upcoming free to play Call of Duty: Mobile game.
Here’s the details:
We couldn’t be more excited today to show you a first glimpse into the second major mode of Call of Duty®: Mobile – Battle Royale. This is a unique take on the genre, custom-built for mobile with Call of Duty®’s signature gameplay, that thrusts the adrenaline-pumping survival mode into a colossal map that features iconic locations from across the Call of Duty universe.
It’s standalone from other Battle Royale experiences in Call of Duty. So, those familar Call of Duty®:Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode may find some familiarity, but ultimately this experience is unique to Call of Duty®: Mobile. So prepare for some thrilling and exciting gameplay on the go as you deploy, scavenge and survive in any way you can.
Call of Duty®: Mobile – Battle Royale: Overall intel:
* Up to 100 total rivals on a large-scale, sprawling Battle Royale map.
* Single, Two-person, or Four-person playlists are currently being playtested, so you can choose a match and play individually, as part of a pair, or as a team of four.
* Choose from one of six initial classes, each with their own ability and skill.
* The mode features similar rules to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout map; drop in from above, find weapons and gear, survive on the ground, and eliminate all to win!
* Reviving teammates introduces a dog tag retrieval, with successfully-healed friends dropping in from a cargo plane once they are healed.
* The game can be played in either a third or first-person perspective, which you decide on before the match begins.
* The massive map features a wide variety of new territory to explore, as well over a dozen settings from previous Call of Dutytitles, including Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty®: Black Ops, and Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.
Note Call of Duty®: Mobile is still early in development and testing, so information is subject to change.
When you first begin Battle Royale, you’re presented with a quick overview detailing the important game details, designed to get you into the action as quickly as possible, but with an overall understanding of the actions to undertake and the threats to face.
Here’s what to expect:
Prior to each match, you’re able to pick from a variety of Loadout elements, including the choosing of your Class, camos, and skins.
Battle Royale Preparation
Before each match, you can quickly head to the deployment zone, or take a moment to make some adjustments and learn the following onboarding information:
There are six basic actions to undertake as a Battle Royale match occurs:
Choose Class: Firstly, you pick the class you want to play as; each with a an Ability and Class Skill designed to match your style of play.
Parachuting: Secondly, as the match begins, you and up to 100 other rivals utilize a wingsuit, dropping out of an aircraft and steering toward a favored part of the sprawling Battle Royale map, before pulling the ripcord and landing by parachute.
Searching: Next, the scavenging begins! Without equipment or armaments, you need to find items dotting about the map, usually in buildings or supply caches. When you’re tooled up sufficiently, it’s time to engage. Or hide.
Move Fast & Hide: It’s usually recommended to push to a relatively-safe area, encroaching on a building and positioning yourself out of view of any rivals. Then you can play an offensive or defensive game, depending on the variables of the match in question.
Revive Teammate: If you’re playing Duos or Quads, expect to dash to the aid of a fallen friend; reviving them if they’ve been neutralized by a foe; naturally you need to keep your wits about you so you aren’t tagged too!
Fight: Obviously, you’re spending the rest of the match battling for supremacy of the map, aiming to be the last person standing. Use all methods to stay alive until the end of the game!
We’ve previously detailed the various control methods and how they translated to mobile devices. During Battle Royale, some additional control functionality unique to the mode is added. You can access the Backpack (allowing access to health, armor, and other equipment) as well as your class skill. Furthermore, you’re taught the more ubiquitous maneuvers, such as crouching and going prone, jumping and mantling over objects, and marking a position on the Battle Royale map. The straightforward access to these control elements further adds to the ease of movement during gameplay.
Whether you’re on a team or not, you now choose a particular Class of character from the initial six on offer. Each class brings a set of particular talents to the combat zone. Choose from:
Defender: With the ability to place a deformable Transform Shield, this class also is Reinforced, raising resistance to all damage except bullets.
Mechanic: Able to call an EMP Drone to create electro-magnetic interference on hostile forces, this class also features the Engineer ability, granting augmented sight to vehicles, hostile traps, and other equipment.
Scout: Utilizing the Sensor Dart that can view hostile positions in the immediate area of the radar map, this class also benefits from the Tracker ability; allowing you to see fresh footprints of hostiles.
Clown: A master of distraction and friend of the undead, this class has a Toy Bomb to detonate, summoning zombies that only attack hostiles near to them; due in part to the Clown having the Anti-Zombie ability, which reduces the zombies’ aggression distance.
Medic: This class can place a Medical Station that continuously heals the Medic and associated allies in the immediate vicinity. In addition, the Master Healer ability allows a Medic to heal more quickly, and reduces the time it takes to revive teammates.
Ninja: Lastly, this clandestine class has a Grapple Gun that fires a hook, allowing you to propel yourself up and onto target buildings or across the landscape at speed. Movement is quiet too, due to this class having the Dead Silence ability.
Before you drop, you receive instructions on the revival of teammates: If a friend is taken out, they leave a dog tag behind. Move to and pick up this dog tag, and the teammate can be revived, which is attempted using the revive button. If you’re not interrupted during the revival, the teammate can rejoin the fray. This doesn’t happen immediately; they appear on a plane and drop back onto the battlefield.
With your onboarding complete, you can make changes in the Battle Royale loadout menu, allowing you to invite friends, switch character classes, choose your favorite Weapon Camos, Item Skins, and Vehicle Skins, make adjustments to your knife, wingsuit, and parachute, choose emojis, and make a number of other adjustments before the game begins.
Once you’ve completed the debriefing, you’re able to pick the perspective of the camera: Choose either First-Person Perspective (FPP) or Third-Person Perspective (TPP). As you’d expect, FPP view shows your weapon, but not your character, and is the viewpoint you’re used to from Call of Duty games. However, TPP shows your entire character, with the camera behind you a few feet away; similar to the viewpoint when you’re driving a vehicle in Blackout.
Naturally, as players can have a TPP have a slight advantage (they can peer around corners without physically having to step out of cover), games will be matched to the camera type you choose (so there aren’t current plans to have TPP and FPP together in the same game).
One, Two, or Four-Player Teams
Currently, there are three Battle Royale game playlists being tested: There’s single-player (everyone for themselves!), two-person (teams of two), and quartets (teams of four). While you’re waiting on the map for the game to begin, you can make some last-minute changes (switching classes, for example), before deployment begins!
Welcome to Battle Royale!
Upon landing, you’ve moments to seek cover, gather gear, and tackle enemies across a massive environment of locations both familiar and new.
Battle Royale Begins: A Descent into Chaos
As the 100 rivals start to descend from transport aircraft high above the battlefield, you’re able to time your drop, steering to a preferred area of the map using your wingsuit and parachute, hoping your teammates are in the vicinity and enemies are sparse until you’re tooled up with preferred weapons, and ready to fight. Then it’s a fight until you (or your team) are the only ones standing!
Upon landing, you initially need to scramble and loot the area for armaments, health kits, armor, ammo, weapon attachments, and avoid any roaming zombies as well as other rivals. The game auto-gathers the best equipment for you, but you’re still able to grab and utilize your preferred items easily. Doors are auto-opened when you step to them, and you can smash through windows and mantle using the jump button, climb ladders, and (if you have it) utilize the Grapple Hook, as you’d expect.
Expect intermittent supply crates dropped from above, as well as beacons marking the location of Class Upgrade items, augmenting your particular set of skills, with some only becoming accessible once the instructions on the cache are completed. This usually involves the clearing of the immediate area of zombies. Expect areas with high-value equipment to be swarming with foes en route to claim these advantages too, meaning forethought and planning is needed to ensure you’re not overrun by enemies, all intent on gathering these advantages for themselves.
Faster deployment around the map plays an important role in Battle Royale too, with four different controllable vehicles currently accessible:
ATV: A two-person quad-bike with speed but little protection.
Light Helicopter: With room for three including the pilot, allowing you to rain down fire from above.
SUV: An armored troop carrier with room for four, offering more ponderous mobility, but the extra protection compared to the ATV.
Tactical Raft: Take to the waters (including an ocean and rivers) in this fast boat, but watch for snipers!
As the game progresses, the circle collapses, forcing you to a smaller and smaller area of the map on a collision course with the enemy. As time and territory whittles down, it becomes increasingly important to know the terrain, and how to best utilize it in the remaining moments of a match.
Call of Duty®: Mobile introduces a third-person perspective during Battle Royale matches; though the ubiquitous first-person viewpoint is also a choice.
Battle Royale: Navigating the Map
The map itself offers a large variety of topography to fight through, including all-new hills, mesas, settlements, rivers, and bridges, as well as a host of familiar locations from previous Call of Duty titles dotted throughout the environment. Though this isn’t the complete list of locations, expect the map to include the following settings:
Countdown: The hangars and missile silos; elements from the map that appeared in Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare.
Crash: The war-torn settlement with a downed helicopter in the middle, from Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare.
Diner: The infamous eatery from Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Estate: The hilltop house and grounds, inspired by the map in from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2.
Farm: The foreboding rural nightmare from Zombies Survival mode, from Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Firing Range: The military practice facility, versions of which were seen throughout the from Call of Duty®: Black Opsfranchise.
Killhouse: The small, symmetrical warehouse of mayhem from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Launch: The cosmodrome and launch pad from Call of Duty®: Black Ops.
Overgrown: A large, rural farm and fields from Call of Duty 4®: Modern Warfare.
Nuketown: The iconic suburbs with a subterranean secret, as seen in all the Call of Duty®: Black Ops releases.
Pipeline: The grimy and overgrown railyard from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Seaside: The coastal multiplayer map originally from Call of Duty 4: Black Ops 4.
Shipment: The crammed cargo docks from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Standoff: The border town map from Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.
Fight your way through environments that span the Call of Duty series, with Battle Royale map locations from Modern Warfare and Black Ops.
Battle Royale is one mode to play as part of the entire Call of Duty: Mobile gaming experience. Consult previous Activision Games Blog posts to discover more about the menus, loadouts, characters, and multiplayer maps, and look for further information in the coming weeks.
Pre-Registration is Open!
Pre-registration for Call of Duty: Mobile is now open in select regions, including North America, South America, Europe, and other territories. Sign up and pre-register for Call of Duty: Mobile on Android and iOS at www.callofduty.com/mobile to receive all the latest game updates, information, and access to the public beta available soon in select regions. In addition, pre-registration is also open in China; go to codm.qq.com to sign up within this region.
The first limited-scale closed Beta test began recently in India, and a regional Beta test will kick off soon in Australia, with more territories coming online in the coming months.
The Call of Duty: Mobile game beta testing continues on Android in select regions only as Activision gears up to bring Call of Duty to Mobile as a free to play title on iOS and Android this year.
As we mentioned last week, the Mobile game will feature three modes — Multiplayer, Zombies, and Battle Royale.
Today, some users are reporting that Activision has opened up some testing of the Battle Royale mode in the Mobile game and now we have our first look at the map for the mode — which is different than Blackout. This map actually combines Modern Warfare and Black Ops locations into one Battle Royale mode for the Call of Duty: Mobile game, including areas like Crash, Estate, Standoff, and more.
Here’s the map:
Some users are reporting that the Battle Royale is still in an early developmental state experiencing some issues while playing, but that is expected with the beta version of this game as it gears up for launch later this year.
The Call of Duty: Mobile game is developed by Tencent’s TIMI studio and published by Activision. It will be available later this year for free on iOS and Android.
Bringing together the Modern Warfare and Black Ops worlds, Call of Duty: Mobile is taking the king of shooters to mobile devices.
With a deluge of information pouring out of the closed Beta, more and more details on Call of Duty: Mobile are finally being unearthed. Announced in March 2019, Call of Duty: Mobile won’t be the first CoD you can play on your phone, but it’s looking like it might be the best.
Currently, the game is undergoing a closed Beta on Android devices in India, and soon to be Australia, while a worldwide release is expected in the coming months. However, if you can’t wait until the Beta is avaible in your region and want to know everything you possibly can as soon as possible, look no further! Here’s a roundup of everything we know so far about Call of Duty: Mobile. From Nukes to Zombies, this app is packing a punch.
Multiplayer Maps & Modes
Since Call of Duty: Mobile is all about bringing together Call of Duty’s biggest two series’, of the seven maps announced, 4 are pulled from Black Ops games while 3 are from the Modern Warfare franchise.
Nuketown (Black Ops)
Hijacked (Black Ops)
Standoff (Black Ops)
Firing Range (Black Ops)
Crash (Modern Warfare)
Crossfire (Modern Warfare)
Killhouse (Modern Warfare)
Following suit, the Multiplayer Modes available are also selected from a wide array of Call of Duty’s, even including an oft-forgotten mode from Infinite Warfare. All modes can be played in Ranked matches for XP and rewards or Private matches.
Free-For-All (8 Players)
Frontline (10 Players)
Team Deathmatch (10 Players)
Hardpoint (10 Players)
Domination (10 Players)
A core part of Call of Duty Multiplayer, Scorestreaks see their return. Unlockable through in-game XP, the current offerings are the Recon Car, UAV, Hunter Killer Drone, Air Supply Drop, Counter UAV, Missile Strike, Drone, Sentry Gun, SAM Turret, Stealth Chopper, and VTOL.
The weapons and loadout system functions most similarly to Infinite Warfare, in which every gun has increasing Rarity levels that offer more XP and an additional perk or two. These better variants can be unlocked through Ranked Play, CoD Points, Credits, leveling up the Battle Pass, or as a Daily Login bonus.
The base variant of every gun can be unlocked by leveling up naturally, and can equip up to three attachments and a scope.
The list of weapons currently available in Call of Duty: Mobile:
While the amount of guns at your disposal matches the standard amount in a CoD game, Call of Duty: Mobile also has a plethora of equipment including: Concussion, EMP, Flashbang, Grenade, Semtex, Smoke Grenade, and Trip Mine.
For the first time in Call of Duty history, players will be able to customize their Equipment with cosmetics as seen in the image above.
Battle Royale and Zombies
Images from the main menu have already revealed that a Battle Royale and Zombies mode is coming to Call of Duty: Mobile some time in the future. We currently do not know if the Battle Royale mode will take place on Blackout Island, Alcatraz Island, or an entirely new map.
However, looking at the image of the zombie, eagle-eyed fans would recognize this walker from press shots for Shadows of Evil. We’ve seen Zombies maps on smartphones in the past, from Nacht det Untoten to Call of the Dead, yet using a Black Ops 3 map as the base Zombies experience for Call of Duty: Mobile would definitely be an interesting move.
Players will be able to customize their characters before jumping into battle by changing their Headgear, Backpack, and Clothing. Call of Duty Veterans will be happy to see series’ legends make appearances as well. Alex Mason (BO1), David “Section” Mason (BO2), Thomas A. Merrick (Ghosts), John “Soap” MacTavish (MW), John Price (MW) are the first to be confirmed.
The nuke is back! When players go on a 30 killstreak in Call of Duty: Mobile, they will have the chance to press the Nuclear button and eliminate the entire enemy team. While this nuke doesn’t end the game, it still feels as awesome as it did in 2009.
As of now, there are three forms of play in Call of Duty: Mobile: Match, Rank Match, and Private Match. While Match is where most casual play will take place, Ranked Matches offer the ability to level up throughout Seasons and earn better Weapons, Bonus XP, and more based on your level and placement.
Daily Login Rewards
Borrowing yet another page from Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Mobile will offer Daily Login rewards for players who… log into the game daily.
In the Closed Beta, the rewards range from 10 Credits to new Weapon rarities to character skins. Definitely looks like something worth checking in daily to receive.
Battle Pass, Store, & Credits
While pricing and items in the Beta are subject to change, the current model is very reminiscent of Fortnite or PUBG. Players have access to a free and Premium stream of content that rewards them with items per each tier, with the Premium tiers offering better loot than the free tiers.
A welcome addition to these Premium tiers is the inclusion of CoD points as rewards, something still missing from Black Ops 4’s Contraband.
The Store allows players to spend CoD points on new guns, equipment, and skins. Currently, these items are exclusive to the Store and can not be earned in-game, however the Beta grants players with 5000 CoD points to start.
Call of Duty: Mobile has two currencies, CoD Points (the circular icon) and Credits (the hexagonal icon). CoD Points will be bought with real world money or earned through the premium battle pass, while Credits are gained by leveling up in Matches and through both Battle Passes.
Credits can be used to buy items in the Store under the Credits tab such as Legendary guns.
Pre-Registration is Live
Call of Duty: Mobile will release worldwide on Android and iOS devices in the coming months, however a regional Beta is live right now. To get first access when the Beta goes live in your region, be sure to sign up at https://www.callofduty.com/mobile.
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With Call of Duty: Mobile opening up in beta testing in select regions, some YouTubers and users online have started to share some gameplay and details on the mechanics within this new free to play Call of Duty game.
One of the things that everyone knew that was coming was microtransactions, as Activision is working to up their revenue from the free to play mobile market that games like PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and more have capitalized on.
The Call of Duty: Mobile game features a free and paid Battle Pass system, similar to games like Fortnite, that allows users to rank up their Battle Pass tiers and earn rewards like weapon variants, camo, skins, and more.
As part of the Closed Beta Test, Activision is giving users in the beta 5,000 Call of Duty Points to spend in-game only for the beta duration. The Call of Duty Points can be used for the in-game store, to purchase the Premium Battle Pass, or buy Battle Pass Tiers to rank up.
The Battle Pass shown showcases some of the content you can unlock while leveling up the pass throughout the game. It features both a free and paid tier. The paid tier features the ability to earn Call of Duty Points as you level up – something Fortnite does with V-Bucks, but something Black Ops 4 does not.
The game also features Battle Pass missions to level up and earn more content throughout the mobile game.
In addition, the game also features an in-game updating store with new content as the game develops over time.
Activision’s new Call of Duty: Mobile game combines the best of the Black Ops and Modern Warfare series into one free to play mobile game that will feature MP mode, alongside other to be announced modes. One of the modes is expected to be a Battle Royale mode.
This new mobile game is in development by Tencent’s TIMI studio in partnership with Activision Publishing and is expected to release on iOS and Android worldwide later this year.