FYI - Call of Duty Mobile is Out Now

By Joe Robinson 01 Oct 2019 3

Update: Call of Duty Mobile has now released on both iOS and Android. It has a 1,11 GB install size (on Android, at least) and is free-to-play, as we've already reported. I 've just booted it up for a quick spin. Controls come in two flavours - both have you using the left hand side fo the screen to move forwards, backwards, left/right strafing. The righthand side of the screen is for looking. It's essentially a virtual joystick system without needing to have you fingers in any specific place. Where the Simple vs. Advanced stuff comes in is that you can either have it so that your gun will automatically start firing when the cross-hairs are over an enemy, or you can have it so you have to tap a 'fire' button which instantly puts you into ADS mode. There is also a separate ADS button if you want to use that.

Call of Duty Mobile Kill Cam

Original Story: We’ve been expecting Call of Duty’s latest (and biggest) mobile adaptation since March, and now it seems the wait is finally over. Those of you looking to scratch that run-and-gun itch on your phones and tablets can do so when the game launches world-wide on October 1st, 2019.

I’ll be honest, there hasn’t quite been the ‘revolution’ of mainstream games coming to mobile that I thought there’d be back when Fortnite and Ark were leading the charge, but Activision bringing Call of Duty in a more comparable form to the primary console versions is still not to be ignored. Perhaps today’s Apple Arcade launch will also incentivize more companies to give it a go… although the way things are now I’m surprised COD didn’t decide to just go to the Switch instead.

Call of Duty Mobile is promising a “feature rich” experience that draws from both the Modern Warfare and Black Ops games, a kind of 'greatest hits' experience. This is shown through the wide range of game modes (Frontline, Team Deathmatch, Domination, Gun Game, and Search & Destroy), Maps (Nuketown, Hijacked, Crash) and even unlockable Operators (Modern Warfare’s John “Soap” MacTavish vs. Alex Mason from Black Ops) available.

The game will also feature a new 100-player Battle Royale mode, which can be played solo, in pairs or in a four-man team. It features a separate roster of six classes you can choose from, and will include vehicles and weapons. It can be played first or third person, like all good Battle Royale games.

That’s about all we know so far, other than that the ‘Global’ launch doesn’t include mainland China (they’ll have their own version it seems), Vietnam or mainland Belgium. Pocket Gamer’s Cameron Bald proposed an interesting theory that this means we should probably expect Loot Boxes in the game. Belgium has recently investigated such transactions and outright banned them, which means anyone living in that country has been spare- I mean, is out of luck.

Anyone in Australia, Canada and Peru who’ve been a part of the soft-launch will also be pleased to note that you get to keep your progress.

Pre-registration has been open since March, but if you’re just getting around to it now you can go here, or pre-register directly on iOS or Android.

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