Today, Activision announced that the Call of Duty franchise is getting a free-to-play standalone mobile game.
According to its website, Call of Duty: Mobile will “brings together maps, modes, weapons, and characters from across the Call of Duty franchise”. There aren’t a lot of details about what’s included just yet, but you’ll be able to play on classic maps like Nuketown, Crash, and Hijacked, in game modes like “Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy and Free-For-All”.
You can suss out the announcement trailer below.
It looks like some kind of battle royale mode could be being teased at the end there, but there’s no confirmation on that one just yet. There’s also no release date, but you can register for news on beta access here if you’re keen.
Call of Duty: Mobile will be released on both Android and iOS devices, both of which I’d say will need to be quite current to run the game. Developed in collaboration with Chinese company, Tencent, a public beta is expected to run sometime during our Winter.
It looks like there’ll be a bit of Zombies action in there as well, which makes sense given the popularity of the game mode. In other words, I’d expect the mobile title to be a bit of a mish-mash of multiplayer modes from all over the franchise. Players will be able to unlock skins, weapons and all of that kinda gear as they progress, so we’ll see some sort of levelling system, as well.
As with any free-to-play game, microtransactions will almost certainly be included. Either way, it should make for a fun addition to your daily commute.