Call of Duty Mobile is bringing the world's biggest first-person shooter franchise to mobile devices in a big way, and the wait for the game is almost over. It's been announced that the Call of Duty Mobile release date is October 1, at which point it will be released for iOS and Android devices the world over.
Call of Duty Mobile, for the uninitiated, actually provides a fair bit of content for a free-to-play game. It features standard Call of Duty multiplayer action, pulling fan favorite weapons, maps, and modes from both the Modern Warfare games and the Black Ops series. However, it also includes a battle royale mode that supports up to 100 players, using a battle royale map that's comprised of various famous locations from past Call of Duty games.
Call of Duty Mobile's battle royale mode has quite a few options for players to partake in, including solos, duos, and quads. Players are able to explore the map using vehicles, or they can battle it out on foot. Additionally, Call of Duty Mobile has a class system that will help it differentiate itself from similar games available on the mobile market.
Call of Duty Mobile isn't the first time Activision has brought the Call of Duty franchise to handheld devices, but this is arguably its most ambitious attempt yet. Call of Duty Mobile is unlikely to be quite as popular as the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot, but it seems to have enough content that fans of the franchise may want to check it out, even if they don't typically play mobile games.
Moving forward, fans can expect Activision to support Call of Duty Mobile with regular updates. Like its competitors, Call of Duty Mobile is expected to be a live service type of game, so new content in the form of cosmetic items should be added pretty regularly. Players will be able to purchase these items with microtransactions, but there will also be a battle pass in Call of Duty Mobile that will let players unlock additional rewards as well.
Call of Duty Mobile's October 1 release date seems to strategically position the game so that it doesn't have to directly compete with the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot. In fact, some people who would otherwise not bother with this kind of game may even be tempted to try it out just to pass the time between then and Modern Warfare's release later that month. We'll just have to wait and see if Call of Duty Mobile is able to match the success of its console counterparts when the game launches in a couple of weeks.
Call of Duty Mobile launches on October 1 for iOS and Android mobile devices.