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Call of Duty: Mobile is launching in October

It’s a free-to-play title on Android and iOS devices

Call of Duty: Mobile screenshot, with a soldier holding a gun toward an explosion Activision/Tencent
Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Call of Duty: Mobile will be released on Android and iOS devices on Oct. 1, Activision announced today. The free-to-play mobile game was developed by Tencent’s Timi Studio and pulls inspiration from the Call of Duty franchise, including games like Modern Warfare and Black Ops.

Multiplayer and battle royale modes will be playable at launch, with “time-limted events and playlists” updated regularly. Within multiplayer, Activision said players will be able to compete in Call of Duty classics like Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, and Free-For-All. Popular maps like Nuketown, Crash, and Hijacked are also expected to appear in the game’s rotation. Call of Duty: Mobile’s battle royale mode sounds familiar to the plenty of others out there: 100 fighters drop into a map and fight to be the last person or team — solos, duos, and four-person modes are available — standing. Weapons and vehicles are strewn across the maps, which have been adjusted specifically for the mobile version of the game.

Call of Duty: Mobile was announced in March, with its public beta running over the summer in “select regions.” At release, Activision teased some potential future content — like Call of Duty’s zombies — at the end of the announcement trailer.

“We’ve tested the game extensively in select territories and the feedback we’ve received has helped us refine the experience for Oct. 1,” Activision vice president of mobile Chris Plummer said in a statement.

Call of Duty: Mobile will be available on iOS and Android devices “in all countries where Google Play and App Store are supported,” Activision said — except mainland China, Vietnam, and Belgium.

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