Call of Duty Mobile Gets Battle Royale Mode

first_img The upcoming mobile version of Call of Duty may be a smaller take on Activision’s huge military first-person shooter series, but it’s still getting the biggest mode around. Like last year’s Call of Duty Black Ops 4, the game will include its own battle royale mode where 100 players compete to be the last one standing. Battle royale shooters are huge on all platforms, including mobile, so it’s exciting, if expected, news.Solo, duo, and squad play are all available. Players can choose between six classes. There’s a new “dog tag retrieval” revival system. And you can play in either first- or third-person. For more on Call of Duty Mobile’s battle royale mode, read Activision’s blog. And for more on Call of Duty Mobile in general, keep reading this story.AdChoices广告Activision may not have as much as it used to, whether it’s blockbuster franchises like Destiny or the 800 employees it unceremoniously laid off. But it still has Call of Duty, dammit. While not quite as monolithic as it used to be, the military shooter franchise is still pretty freaking huge on consoles and PC. But millions upon million of people also play games (and spend money) on their phones. Activision should know this, it spent six billion dollars on the Candy Crash creators King. So now Call of Duty: Mobile is gunning for all the money.Developed with help from massive Chinese conglomerate Tencent, Call of Duty: Mobile is a free-to-play take on Call of Duty’s popular online multiplayer modes. It brings together elements from previous games set in the modern, non-WWII era. That includes guns from Modern Warfare as well as specific maps like the classic Nuketown from Black Ops. We’re curious to see how Call of Duty’s famously tight gun-feel works on a touch screen though.Like the recent Black Ops 4, Call of Duty: Mobile doesn’t seem to have a single-player campaign. However, its multiplayer offerings, at least right now, also seem limited to standard modes like Team Deathmatch and Frontline. So it also probably won’t have the new “Blackout” battle royale mode, which seems like a missed opportunity since Fortnite and PUBG have managed to work well on mobile.Call of Duty: Mobile goes into beta this summer with a full launch hopefully not too long after. You can pre-register now for more updates. And pour one out for Gameloft’s Modern Combat, the Call of Duty clone that pretty much had the space all to itself on mobile for years until now.For more on mobile gaming here’s why no matter what happens with Activision Blizzard’s upcoming Diablo Immortal we still lose, and read our thoughts on mobile gaming in general right now after playing augmented reality Angry Birds on new iPhones. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Stay on targetlast_img read more