Beta testing for the Call of Duty: Mobile game is chugging along on Android in select regions before it is eventually released this year as a free to play title on iOS and Android. Straight from the testing servers is a glimpse at the map for the game's Battle Royale mode.
Activision is doing what it can to bring Call of Duty to mobile devices in a way that will attract newcomers and longtime fans of the series alike. The developer is including many of the familiar game modes from consoles to Call of Duty: Mobile, such as Multiplayer, Zombies, and Battle Royale.
The mobile title has recently opened up testing on the Battle Royale mode and now the map for said mode has made its way to the Internet.
The map is a combination of Modern Warfare and Black Ops locations, which includes areas like Crash, Estate, and Standoff. Because this information is coming from a testing server, all of it could change down the line - even the map - so nothing is final until the game is officially released.
Over on consoles, it's being reported that Modern Warfare 4 may have a free-to-play component. If true, it could signal a big change in how the series' business model operates. Nothing is concrete at the moment, but many suggest a move like this could be in relation to a Battle Royale mode, if there are plans to include one. It is pretty typical to see Battle Royale and free-to-play going hand-in-hand, after all.
While fans wait anxiously for information on the next console title, another report states that Call of Duty 2020 is becoming Black Ops 5, following the recent development of Treyarch taking over development on the game. According to the report, Raven and Sledgehammer are staying on as support, but the change in control is apparently due to disagreements between the two studios. Inside sources describe the game's development as "a mess," so hopefully this change is a step in the right direction.
Call of Duty: Mobile will be available for free later this year on iOS and Android.
Source: Charlie Intel