We’ve seen several Call of Duty games hit mobile platforms over the years, but Activision isn’t stopping there. The company has just announced Call of Duty Mobile, a free-to-play multiplayer shooter in conjunction with Tencent Games.
The game seems nigh-on identical to Call of Duty: Legends of War, a Tencent-developed game that soft-launched in alpha late last year. But the Legends of War tagline has obviously been dropped in favor of the Mobile moniker.
Nevertheless, you can expect what looks like 60fps gameplay, multiple game modes (e.g. Team Deathmatch, Frontline, Free for All), and classic Call of Duty maps (such as Nuketown and Crash). The title will also let you play as iconic characters from the franchise, such as Price and Ghost, if that floats your boat.
Fans of Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode and other battle royale titles might be disappointed with the lack of a similar mode at launch. But Activision has confirmed that more content will be coming to Call of Duty Mobile, including a “unique Call of Duty battle royale experience.”
There’s no word on in-app purchases either, so we might have to wait a while to figure out if it’s a pay-to-win experience. Hopefully Activision’s monetization plan focuses on cosmetic items, rather than paying for better gear and more modes.
Like the sound of Call of Duty Mobile anyway? Well, there’s no release date just yet, but you can pre-register for the title via the button below.