Call of Duty: Mobile Season 8 update brings new Highrise map, Juggernaut multiplayer mode, and Katana operator skill
Call of Duty – the popular first-person shooter franchise by Activision – was made available on Android and iOS in 2019 featuring battle royale and fast-paced team deathmatch modes. Call of Duty: Mobile has received a couple of updates over the last several months following its release, adding a slew of new maps and modes to keep users engaged in the gameplay. Tencent’s TiMi Studios – the developer behind COD Mobile – has now released another major update to the game. The update brings a new Highrise map, Katana operator skill, and Juggernaut multiplayer mode along with Battle Pass Season 8 “The Forge,” that is filled with characters, events, and items with a post-apocalyptic theme.
The first notable addition is the new Highrise map with several points of counterattack at a construction site on top of a skyscraper. Highrise a mid-sized map with a mix of office buildings, closed quarters, and open rooftops including a helipad. The multi-floor layout and intricate placement of objects make the Highrise map engaging. It is available for a variety of modes, including Attack of the Undead, Kill Confirmed, Team Death Match, Search & Destroy, Domination, as well as the new Juggernaut mode.
Taking about Juggernaut, this mode brings a 5 vs 1 gameplay in which five players combine forces to bring down one mighty Juggernaut. The player to annihilate the Juggernaut takes its place and becomes the Juggernaut itself while the remaining players try to take it down. The first player to reach the score limit wins the match. Here’s a preview of the mode:
Katana operator skill
The third major feature that Call of Duty: Mobile gets with the update is the Katana operator skill that lets you wield the traditional Japanese sword in samurai style. The skill can be activated even through smoke, and a single melee attack is enough to strike the enemy down. For the duration that the Katana operator is active, players will go into a third-person view but without any impact on the general vulnerability towards gunshots or any other form of ballistics.
New weapon, Battle Pass benefits, and more
In addition to these changes, the update brings a new short-to-mid range assault rifle, the DR-H, with high damage but high recoil. The update also brings a bunch of new skins, both – common and rare – with the new Season 8 Battle Pass. As usual, there is a variety of items that can be won in the free as well as the paid versions of the Battle pass in Call of Duty: Mobile.