[Update 2: October 1st Launch] Call of Duty: Mobile is coming soon to Android and iOS smartphones
The Battle Royale genre for shooting games has massively exploded in popularity over the past few years, riding mainly on the success of Fortnite and PUBG. Both these titles have naturally made their way onto smartphones (and Android) in the form of Fortnite Mobile and PUBG Mobile. After a successful Beta run, Activision’s Call of Duty is now attempting to break into the mobile scene with Call of Duty: Mobile.
We earlier reported on the Call of Duty: Mobile Beta, and how it tried to provide the familiar Call of Duty experience in the new Battle Royale genre and on mobile, no less. The game in its Beta state featured multiplayer modes like Free4All, Search & Destroy, Team Deathmatch and Frontline as well as a zombie mode for bot-based singleplayer. You could also play as some of the more iconic characters from the CoD universe, and also customize your character and weapons using the in-game currency (similar to how all other free-to-play games allow you to do so). Note that the previous beta may no longer work as in-game assets and the apk may have been updated as the beta progressed.
Now, Activision has opened up pre-registrations for the official public launch of Call of Duty: Mobile on both Android and iOS. The game will be a standalone title in the CoD universe, and will be a free-to-download title (note that they do not use the word free-to-play, so we are unsure of the implications here). There will be more pre-launch Betas for those who have pre-registered before the title launches publicly. With regards to minimum device specifications, it would be safe to presume that the game would run properly on flagships, and mid-rangers should also be able to play. However, if you have a lower end device, you should be prepared to face heating issues and performance hiccups.
Update 1: More details
Activision didn’t share many details about Call of Duty: Mobile back in March, but now we have a lot more information about the game. As mentioned above, the game will launch with five modes: Free-For-All, Frontline, Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, and Domination.
For maps, we already knew Nuketown, Crash, and Hijacked would be available, but the game will also have Crossfire, Standoff, Crash, and Killhouse maps. In terms of characters, players will get to choose from Alex Mason, Thomas Merrick, and Simon “Ghost” Riley. The weapon system will be familiar with customization options, upgrades, and many accessories.
A public beta for Call of Duty: Mobile will kick-off this Summer in select regions. As mentioned in the original article, pre-registration is already available.
Update 2: October 1st Launch
— Call of Duty: Mobile (@PlayCODMobile) September 18, 2019
After being available in beta for certain regions this Summer, Call of Duty Mobile will officially launch on October 1st. People who have been using VPNs to play the game will no longer need to resort to that. It’s launching on both Android and iOS.