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Call of Duty: Mobile November 15 Community Update – New Content and more

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The Call of Duty: Mobile team has shared the latest Community Update for the game on Reddit late on Friday, November 15 providing fans of the game a look at what’s coming up to the title.

There’s a new battle pass stream of gear coming to Call of Duty: Mobile very soon, alongside new content drop for the game including Black Ops’ Summit map.

They’ve also said that controller support is incoming to the game and more details will be shared early next week in a blog post.

And lastly, Zombies mode debuts on November 22 alongside “other content!”

Greetings Call of Duty: Mobile community, last week we were thrilled to see you share in our excitement about upcoming content and zombies mode! Not only is that on the way this month, but as you may have noticed the current Battle Pass is nearing its end and that means a brand one is just around the corner.

That new Battle Pass will be filled with new loot, new gear, and plenty of ways to make you stand-out, or blend in, on the battlefield. On top of that there will be a variety of new content coming out around that same update, like controller support, new limited time modes, and a new classic map.

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Hang tight until the next update and if the stars align on our end, we’ll be able to share all of those exciting details then!

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Many events are just nearing their end at the time of this post, but we have a great deal coming up later this month with many different limited time events, unique promotional offers, new items to obtain, in-game challenges to complete, map updates, and so much more!

For one, starting today everyone has access to the Molotov Cocktail Event! If you are able to complete this event you’ll snag a few goodies but most importantly you can earn a new scorestreak to utilize. Starting tomorrow on 11/16 you’ll be able to you’ll be able to earn the M16 Stained Glass through a variety of weapon based challenges as part of the Weapon Mastery event.

Here is the full look at everything already running or coming this week to COD Mobile:

  • 11/11 – 11/18 ~ Call of Duty Endowment Pack
  • 11/15 – 11/21 ~ Sniper Only Event & Challenge
  • 11/15 – 11/24 ~ Molotov Cocktail Event
  • 11/16 – 11/24 ~ Weapon Mastery – Multiplayer
  • 11/22 ~ Zombies + Other Content (did you read the whole post?)
  • 11/25 ~ Battle Pass Season 2 Begins

*All Dates UTC

On top of the in-game events, challenges, and everything occurring this week there has also been several new Call of Duty: Mobile blog posts since the last week Community Update

Earlier this week we had a post about all the different Operator Skills in the game. Whether you just want to know the basics of how a skill works or you want some tips you can find that all here.

Lucky Draw

A few weeks ago we used part of our Nov 1st. Community Update to address some of the questions and feedback related to the Halloween Lucky Draw. Tomorrow, we have the next iteration of that coming to the game: the Cosmos Chance.

Like we said last time, we are committed to making changes to this type of event to help you better understand how it works with a breakdown and the rarity of the included items. We have done the following:

  • This rarity information can be found by clicking on the More Info button.
  • In addition to the rarity information, we have also replaced XP cards and crates with more unique items.

Please let us know what you think of these changes, the new items (like Razorback – Cosmos), and what you’d like to see with similar events in the future.

Controller Support

Last week we mentioned Controller Support is coming out soon in an update and today we’d like to announce that you’ll be able to find all of that information early next week on our Activision Blog.

The blog post will provide information on what types of controllers are supported, the settings, and how to set that up. We’ll share that through our Call of Duty: Mobile social media and in several community areas once it is live.

Feedback

Before we jump in, we’d just like to thank the many players out there who specifically answered our call last week for more feedback related to new operator skills, new content, limited time modes, and in-game events. After posting the Community Update last Friday we saw many players immediately respond to those topics and while we can’t respond to each of those individual posts, we greatly appreciate the discussion, feedback, and enthusiasm.

This week we have a few new topics to discuss, so if you are looking for previously discussed topics, like anti-cheat or bots, please refer to our other Community Update posts.

COD Mobile: Garena – Beta Test

One quick note, our South East Asia version of Call of Duty: Mobile is currently performing a test for an upcoming update and many of you have been posting about it in the community.

Garena does not always share the same content as COD Mobile and that beta may have content that is not complete or not part of the final build, but even with that in mind please think of your fellow players before sharing potential spoilers about new maps, new modes, or other content that is exclusive to that beta. Be kind to each other everyone.

Limited Time Modes

It’s been a little while since we’ve discussed limited time modes and we saw quite a bit of discussion this last week about Hardpoint, Gun Game, and Free For All. The purpose of limited time modes is to provide with new and frequently rotating options that provide you with a new experience while also not splitting the player base or affecting matchmaking.

With that said, if you like a specific limited time mode please do keep letting us know. If you truly want a limited time mode to become permanent here is how you can influence that:

  • Play it a significant amount during its limited time availability
  • Bother you friends to get them to play it as well
  • Bother your clan and get them to play it as well
  • Bother the rest of community on social media to both share your love of the mode and to get them to play it as well

TL:DR get everyone you can to play it and we will notice. Sure, threads and feedback always are welcome too, but most importantly show your unrelenting dedication by extensively playing that mode.

Just a reminder, while we are always looking for feedback in community spaces, you can also report that in-game (hint – look under the ? icon next to the messages icon).Bug Reports

This week we saw the same types of bugs being discussed in the community and this will basically just be a reminder of how to deal with a couple of the most commonly discussed issues:

Lastly, we didn’t forget about zombies mode! We are happy to announce that it is releasing on November 22nd (PST) alongside some other amazing content that we’ll be talking about next week.

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Activision executives reportedly discussing end of Call of Duty annual releases

A new report claims Activision are considering scrapping the series’ annual release schedule following Microsoft’s buyout.

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Activision Blizzard executives are reportedly considering ending the Call of Duty franchise’s annual release schedule, with Bloomberg claiming discussions are ongoing.

For years, fans have become accustomed to receiving a new Call of Duty game every year. Without fail, Activision have published the latest entry in the legendary FPS franchise in October or November, giving players a new game to grind into the holiday seasons.

Some players have suggested this isn’t always a good thing, as this cycle gives CoD’s three developers a limited time to work on games, which can sometimes lead to issues when they launch. Sledgehammer Games have already delayed Vanguard Season 2 to try and address the problems plaguing the game.

Now, it appears that Activision’s higher-ups may be coming around to the idea of ending yearly releases for good.

Vanguard players running in-game

According to a new report from Bloomberg, high-level employees at Activision “have discussed moving away from the annual release schedule.”

Jason Schreier reports that these plans haven’t been finalized yet, but there is a belief among the franchise’s development teams that this would “please players and help bolster the franchise” by lightening the intense workloads they currently face.

This debate has been sparked after the lackluster reception to Vanguard, although Schreier states any change is unlikely to happen for at least a year or two, with Activision banking on 2022’s rumored Modern Warfare II to boost the franchise.

The move away from yearly releases would certainly offer developers more time to tweak and polish the game, and avoid many of the criticisms leveled at their games in the early days. Halo fans had to wait 6 years for Infinite, but the game was met with widespread acclaim at launch.

With the Microsoft acquisition of Activision, it’s expected that we could see some major changes to the publisher’s titles, although Phil Spencer has moved to calm fears that CoD could become an Xbox exclusive title.

For more on what could happen, check out how Microsoft and Xbox Studios could change Call of Duty forever.

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Here’s why 54% of CoD fans are happy about Microsoft’s Activision buyout

A recent poll revealed that 54% of Call of Duty fans were positive about Microsoft’s Activision buyout, and here’s their reasoning.

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It was revealed in a Charlie INTEL poll that the majority of Call of Duty fans were glad of Microsoft’s planned Activision Blizzard takeover, with 54% agreeing it’s a good thing.

The game’s industry was shocked when Microsoft announced they’re planning to buy Activision Blizzard King for almost $70 billion. This gives them exclusive rights to some of the biggest gaming franchises in the world such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch.

We asked the Call of Duty community their thoughts, and the majority were excited about the franchise’s future under Microsoft. However, some were more hesitant to celebrate the news.

54% of CoD players say Microsoft’s Activision buyout is a good thing

Charlie INTEL conducted a poll on January 19, roughly 24 hours after the monumental news broke, asking Call of Duty fans: “What’s your reaction to the Microsoft buyout of Activision Blizzard?”

Over half of the 28,000 votes believed it will be a good thing. Just over 12% think it will be bad for the industry, and 33% aren’t sure yet.

Unfortunately, Microsoft’s plans for Activision’s properties are as clear as mud. They sound hopeful that Activision titles will hit Xbox Game Pass, but we’ll likely need to wait until the acquisition goes through to know more.

Why CoD players are happy with Microsoft’s Activision buyout

Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard

Several players explained why they think Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard takeover is a good thing.

“For worker culture at Activision Blizzard it seems like things will likely improve,” said popular Call of Duty leaker TheGhostOfHope. “COD will likely see a much more healthy developer ecosystem as well. Microsoft being able to buy the competition like they are is a slippery slope long term though. Overall I’d say it’s good.”

One player was extremely positive about the acquisition, saying that “if anyone thinks this is a bad thing” then “you need to think again.” They believe that “Microsoft has come a long way and isn’t spending 70 billion to make CoD worse. It can only get better. But it will take time.”

Many were hopeful that Microsoft would scrap Call of Duty’s yearly release cycle. Both Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard were released with broken and missing features, and many players believe these developers should be given much more time to perfect the game.

“I overall see this as a good thing and can hope that xbox will stop the yearly cod cycle and fix warzone,” said one player. TangoCheeseball echoed their statement, saying they hope that Microsoft supports CoD 2022 for two years, and then Treyarch returns with a new title in 2024 or 2025.

Xbox players were obviously glad, expecting to receive exclusive content and Call of Duty on Game Pass. “I’m on Xbox so game pass bouta be blessed but not sure if it’ll be a upgrade for Cod or if it will just stay the same. Either way a positive for xbox,” said LiLbotboi.

But of course, not every player was happy about the acquisition. Many had doubts over Microsoft’s monopoly over the games industry, with them already owning Bethesda, and worried that Call of Duty would go Xbox/PC exclusive.

“If they choose to make all of Activision’s future games exclusive to Xbox/PC, it’s doing a disservice to all gamers,” said Elkucuy.

Newbro101_ was more open-minded, saying: “It’s way too early to tell if it’s a good thing or not, once I notice an actual change in games it’s good [I guess].”


There’s no way of knowing what Microsoft has in store for Call of Duty and its development teams. We can only hope the change is positive for both Activision staff and the CoD community.

However, we have some thoughts on what may change, so check out the five ways Microsoft buying Activision could change Call of Duty forever.

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How Microsoft buying Activision could change Call of Duty forever

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is a seizmic shift for gaming, and Xbox could make make some major changes to Call of Duty.

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The world of gaming was rocked on January 18 when Microsoft confirmed they had agreed to buy Activision Blizzard. With Xbox Studios set to add CoD’s developers to their sprawling family of game creators, we take a look at five ways Call of Duty could change forever.

It’s rare that real surprises take place in the gaming industry, but everyone was left speechless when word of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard broke on January 18. Worth close to $70 billion according to reports, it immediately becomes gaming’s biggest buyout ever.

The deal, which will close before June 2023, will see CoD developers Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software all become wider parts of the Xbox Studios family, bringing past and future Call of Duty titles with them.

With such a seismic change, what could the Microsoft buyout mean for the future of the series, and what changes could Xbox Studios make to Call of Duty moving forward? We’ve picked out five ways the legendary FPS franchise could change forever once the deal is complete.

Xbox's Acitivison Blizzard acquisition image featuring Overwatch, CoD, and WoW.

Call of Duty becomes Xbox-exclusive

The topic on every Call of Duty fan’s lips right now is Xbox exclusivity. With Microsoft adding the biggest console FPS title to their portfolio, they could use it to drive consumers away from the PS5 by announcing that future CoD titles are only available on the Xbox Series X|S.

Thankfully, that seems fairly unlikely, at least for the time being. Microsoft Gaming’s CEO Phil Spencer has already eased fears, telling Bloomberg that “it’s not our intent to pull communities away from [Sony’s] platform, and we remain committed to that.”

Still, we wouldn’t expect to see Sony’s deal for exclusive content on PlayStation consoles continue for long, with Microsoft likely to move that feature to Xbox as soon as possible.


A focus on Ranked Play

Ranked Play is a controversial word for CoD players. For years, players have bemoaned the franchise’s lackluster, and sometimes entirely missing, ranked playlists. A decade on, Black Ops 2’s League Play is still the gold standard in the franchise.

Under Xbox though, this might finally change. Halo Infinite featured a ranked playlist at launch, something we’ve been begging developers to do for years.

It’s unlikely that this will be Xbox’s biggest focus, but perhaps we could see CoD developers following 343 Industries’ path in the future.

Call of Duty Ranked play emblems

CoD’s annual release schedule ends

This one is pretty unlikely, but as it stands, Xbox don’t have any titles that release on a yearly schedule – something Call of Duty is synonymous with.

Halo fans had to wait six years between Guardians and Infinite, and while we don’t think there would ever be such a huge gap between titles, Xbox Studios may be more open to granting developers more time to polish games before release.

A greater focus on frequent Warzone updates, and using existing Xbox studios to help Raven Software, could help to plug a longer gap between mainline franchise releases.


Remastered CoD games & Xbox Game Pass

Game Pass has been a huge focus for Xbox, giving players the opportunity to play hundreds of games, starting at $9.99 a month. What better way to get Call of Duty players on the service than adding fan-favorite titles to its extensive library?

Who wouldn’t be pulling out their credit card to get back into CoD 4’s legendary campaign, or to dive into World At War’s classic Zombies mode?

If Microsoft wanted to go the extra mile, they could even add remastered versions of these games. Rumors suggest that an updated version of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer was in development at one point, and Game Pass could be the perfect place to release it.

Modern Warfare 2 players fighting on Rust

Amazing crossovers

Minecraft Steve in Zombies? Master Chief in multiplayer? Forza cars in Warzone? All of these crazy ideas are now possible, as we expect to see major crossovers between Xbox games and Call of Duty.

While CoD’s Attack on Titan collaboration wasn’t well-received, the teams who create Microsoft’s iconic characters could actively work with studios like Sledgehammer and Raven to create awesome skins and cosmetics.

And really, who wouldn’t want to win a Warzone match as a kitted-out Spartan from Halo?

Spartan in Halo Infinite

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard creates so many options and theories, it could make your head spin. The reality is that we’ve never seen any deal as big as this in gaming, and the possibilities are endless. These are just a few possibilities, but Xbox may have even bigger plans than we could imagine.

With so many ideas and concerns, all we can do for now is wait and see how it all plays out. Still, we can’t contain our excitement at what could come next when the deal concludes before June 2023.

Image Credits: Activision Blizzard / Microsoft / 343 Industries

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