Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Mobile will be launching for Android and iOS devices on Tuesday 1st October. The game is developed by Tencent’s Timi Studio and will be free-to-play for all players.
Call of Duty: Mobile will allow players to take part in both multiplayer and battle royale modes from launch, and there will be “time-limited events and playlists” that are updated regularly. According to Activision, the game “pulls inspirations from the Call of Duty franchise”, which is the least surprising news you’ll hear all year, and content from the Modern Warfare and Black Ops series are expected.
You’ll be able to play classic Call of Duty modes such as Team Deathmatch, Free-For-All, and Search and Destroy across a number of classic maps, with today’s trailer shows the likes of Firing Range, Crossfire, Hijacked, and Nuketown. Check it out below.
— Call of Duty: Mobile (@PlayCODMobile) September 18, 2019
As you can see, the last couple of seconds of the trailer teases Call of Duty: Mobile’s battle royale mode, which will follow the usual route of pitting 100 players against each other in a last man standing game mode, with both duos and quads also available to play. The mode will obviously be very similar in style to Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, and will be a welcome addition for dedicated Call of Duty players given that this years console release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, won’t feature a battle royale mode.
Of course, the success of the game is likely to come down to exactly how well the game controls on a phone and how easy it is to use. Call of Duty is traditionally a very fast-moving game and phones don’t traditionally lend themselves brilliantly to this type of game. The trailer above boasts that the game has been hailed as “the best first-person shooter on a phone”, but that isn’t really saying much.
Call of Duty: Mobile will release for iOS and Android devices on Tuesday 1st October. It will be available in all countries where Google Play and the App Store are supported, with the exception of mainland China, Vietnam, and Belgium.