Activision and Tencent today announced that Call of Duty Online has entered public beta in China today. The game is developed by Raven Software, in partnership with Activision China and Tencent.

“Millions of gamers in the West have come to appreciate that white-knuckled, epic thrill-ride that only Call of Duty delivers. And now an entire new audience of gamers will experience this for the first time. We believe Call of Duty Online is going to be a game-changer for Chinese gamers,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We’ve worked closely with our partner at Tencent, and we’ve challenged one of our most trusted and talented development teams of Raven Software to create a true Call of Duty experience tailored for the Chinese market. Throughout testing, the community feedback has been tremendous. We couldn’t be more excited and we look forward to winning the hearts and minds of a new community in China.”

The new free-to-play experience for Call of Duty – in which gamers are able to purchase or rent in-game items – delivers an unprecedented, unique offering for Chinese players, including Hero Ops single-player campaign missions, Survival Mode cooperative experiences, best-in-class Call of Duty multiplayer and the newly created Cyborgs (PVE modes exclusive to the Chinese market in Call of Duty Online) – all delivered with the trademark Call of Duty cinematic intensity and fast-paced action, for which the franchise is known the world over.

Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent, said, “Since announcing Call of Duty Online, we have gone through a series of alpha and closed beta tests, with each test generating incredibly positive results. Call of Duty Online is a top tier game developed by an elite team and we are honored to bring this highly anticipated title to the Chinese players.”

“Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely with Tencent to tailor Call of Duty Online specifically for the Chinese audience, while maintaining an authentic Call of Duty experience,” said Brian Raffel, Studio Head at Raven Software. “We’ve had a unique opportunity to take the best moments from the entire Call of Duty franchise – along with all-new unique experiences – and deliver the ultimate entertainment package for a whole new audience.”

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  • Seems cool, wish it was in the west.

  • Why do they constantly tease us even though it’s released only in China?

    • Guywithbrains

      Y u do dis?

      • JoZer805g

        We cri evrytiem :'(

    • Slothigans

      For real it’s like what’s the benefit for us in the u.s.?

  • To this today, I still fine it disappointing that the rest of the COD community doesn’t have access to this game. This is literally what the rest of the world is craving!??

    • Well… To be fair, they didn’t have access to console gaming over there as the result of a 14 year ban on them. Just earlier last year, that ban was lifted. The whole reason it was brought together was to bring Call of Duty to China. The whole aspect of Call of Duty is a new thing and it was disappointing that they couldn’t share in the gaming world for so long. I don’t mind this being a thing at all, if anything, I’m happy it is.

  • clint

    Well, i hope that Raven Software will made a Modern Warfare Collection for PS4/X1 after that. 🙂

    • jooker-jr

      This will destroy cod future. Don’t get me wrong, a collection like HALO MCC is a great idea but it will not happen simply because cod is an annual release.

      • AcePhoenix007

        Good point.

  • CrowReap .

    We need this here. Aw sucks, we need a cod that’s fun like this

  • Guywithbrains

    A vote is going on for community’s favorite map(s) to the next double xp weekend. To vote, go to Sledgehammer Games’ Facebook page. 😉

    EDIT: Comeback is winning at this moment. Everyone vote so we don’t get this awful camper’s dream map!

    • I have no idea what to vote… I just reached master prestige but I’ve realised this game doesn’t have a simple map like Nuketown. Comeback would probably be the most active map though because it’s so small

      • Guywithbrains

        I like Terrace and Solar. But I agree this game doesn’t have any very small maps like Nuketown.

      • zumbuh

        nuketowns in cod online

  • Hi

    I need this game aw is geting boring

  • While people are upset that this is only a free-to-play in China, you need to keep in mind Raven teamed up with Tencent and Activision to bring CoD to China because the market is now finally open. Up until last year, gaming consoles were banned by the government and bottle-necked any real sort of gaming market over there. Why it is getting media attention is because it’s a big deal, a huge franchise opening up a market that is brand new and now free to flourish. You’ve had CoD for the past decade, the Chinese have not, that’s why it’s free-to-play.

    • smayo

      This game was released before they lifted the console ban in China, i don’t even understand what it has to do with anything seeing CoD online is released on PC platform.

      why people are “upset” is that this is the kind of CoD they want to see, a fast past arcade style fps game, instead of the MLG catering games we get over here for the last 2 to 3 years, not that is FTP.

  • NiftyGam3r

    Waiting on you guys to post something regarding the confirmation given about treyarch doing world at war 2 this year

  • Ryumoau

    i like the idea of taking the best parts of Black Ops and Modern Warfare, but i don’t trust Activision to handle a free to play model if this ever came to North America. You just know there would be ridiculous microtransactions and the game would be almost unplayable without paying something. :/

  • Well time to play some Cyborg Zombies then.

  • They should just take a couple years off from releasing a new Call of Duty and give us Call of Duty Online. Just change all the words over to English and have some servers in other parts of the world. I was saying it would be nice if they upgraded the graphics, but they wouldnt need to with the mix of the best Call of Duties and all the best parts of them this game would be awesome.

  • SebaARG

    The game also has micro-transactions that include guns and stuff.
    And I also believe that if COD: Online is very successful in China it will be released in the rest of the world