Call of Duty: Mobile has an official release date, and will be released for iOS and Android phones on October 1 for all but some countries (except China, Vietnam and Belgium).
The free game, the multiplayer-only title reduces the typical modern experience of Call of Duty shooters at the smartphone level, with abbreviated controls and features that preserve the feel of the FPS franchise.
To that end, many classic maps such as Nuketown and Crash are ported to CoD: Mobile, as well as multiplayer modes such as Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy and Free-For-All. The result of this effort is that weapons, combat pace and combat flow are faithfully reproduced for smaller screens.
TechRadar got a early look at CoD: Mobile at E3 2019, and the game felt so familiar that we feel anyone who has played a game in the The series would have few problems to adapt to mobile gameplay, and would have an advantage over Call of Duty rookies.
That extends to the game's Battle Royale mode, adapted from the console's Call of Duty Blackout mode, but played on a huge map sewn together from a bunch of known maps in the CoD series. In addition, of course, a group of weapons and vehicles of the franchise.
What makes a mobile Call of Duty
Obviously, there is a big difference between playing a shooter on the latest consoles or PC and playing on a smartphone. Call of Duty: Mobile has some control options to facilitate the transition, such as an optional automatic firing mode that pulls the trigger when you align a cross on an enemy. You can also customize the HUD to clear the mess.
Those mobile-friendly options are not surprising additions: Tencent's Timi study developed CoD: Mobile in partnership with Activision. TiMi had previously made one of the PUBG versions available in China, as well as the highly successful MOBA smartphone, Arena of Valor / Honor of Kings.
The game will be released with a lot of multiplayer and Battle Royale modes, and as long as the press release didn't mention it, we saw hints of a favorite Zombies mode of the franchise when we tested the game on E3 2019.
Having Consider some of the YouTube videos that claim to show early images of the mode in CoD: Mobile, and its great popularity throughout the series, we would be surprised if it were not part of the game. But given the additional modes, content, limited time events and playlists will be added "regularly", according to the press release, we will just have to wait and see.