Call of Duty Mobile Season 12: Going Dark is coming tomorrow, November 11th.
The 12th season adds Modern Warfare’s Hackney Yard, a new Battle Pass, and the new “Knights Divided” event. In addition, it also adds in a Night Mode for 3 multiplayer maps – Hackney Yard, Crash & Summit.
Also dropping later into the season is the .50 GS pistol from Modern Warfare, a new perk, and a new Battle Royale class.
Here’s the intel via the Call of Duty blog:
Darkness Descends with Nighttime Maps and Modes
Inspired by the tactical NVG Multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Going Dark will introduce Night Mode to its Multiplayer offerings.
In this variant, Operators have access to fully functional night vision goggles, which offer infrared imaging to help illuminate an Operator’s surroundings. Alternatively, a laser sight could also be used to cut through the darkness to a small degree, which could be helpful if you choose to leave those NVGs to navigate through light-heavy areas.
Night Mode is available for play on three maps: Crash, Summit, and a new addition to the most memorable locales in franchise history:
New Multiplayer Map: Hackney Yard (Night and Day)
A classic Multiplayer map from Modern Warfare, Hackney Yard is coming to mobile with both a night and daytime version.
A gritty, rubbish-filled industrial park on the wrong side of town, Hackney Yard is a small-sized map located next to the River Thames. With a rough three lane design in a compact package, this map gives way to a variety of competitive playstyles, from close-quarters combat inside the offices and warehouse to cross-map sniper duels on the rooftops.
In its nighttime iteration, Hackney Yard becomes a tactician’s playground, where the savviest players must draw on the best of their map knowledge to attack and surprise the enemy team. With the element of surprise in play, nighttime infiltrations will open new strategies with endless flanking opportunities, including a perilous journey through the containers in the middle of the map.
Did You See That?! Night Mode in Attack of the Undead
Along with a playlist for Team Deathmatch, Night Mode will also include a playlist featuring Attack of the Undead, returning from its short dirt nap after Halloween.
Under the cover of night, zombified players no longer cast a luminous glow, allowing them blend into their dark surroundings. Operators will be forced to work together, watching every corner for the next attack and using their NVGs to spot these shadowy figures.
Will you make it out alive or go gently into the night and join the undead ranks?
Earn More Rewards In The Going Dark Battle Pass
Season 12 adds 50 new tiers of free and premium content, including new characters, weapon blueprints, weapon charms, a new Operator Skill, a new functional weapon, and more. Here are some of the highlights:
Battle Pass Free Tiers
Reach Tier 14 to unlock the free Ballistic Shield Operator Skill, a weapon built for defense. Use it to guard against enemy attacks while you hold a position or move up with teammates into enemy territory, making the most of this great defense to provide an outstanding offense.
Progress to Tier 21 to unlock the AGR 556 SMG, a new functional weapon that features solid power, balanced maneuverability, and great versatility. Through the Gunsmith, this weapon can be equipped with 5.56 ammo, turning this compact personal defense weapon into a highly mobile mid-range attack machine.
Premium Pass Tiers
Purchase the Battle Pass for the chance to unlock all 50 tiers of content in the Going Dark Battle Pass.
Leading the charge for Operators skins is the captain himself, Captain John Price. Get the Price – Cover of Night skin to look the part of a badass night ops elite soldier and round out your Operator roster with additional soldiers like Urban Tracker – By Night and Ghost – Jawbone.
The Premium Pass also includes several new blueprint weapons from the Black Gold series, as well as a blueprint for the new AGR 556 known as the Byakko.
Seasonal Challenges and Events
Look out for plenty of earnable rewards throughout Going Dark, including a new secondary and a set of gear that only the most elite Operators can earn through the competitive Knights Divided Event.
Compete in the Knights Divided Event
The primary battle of Season 12 pits red vs. blue in the Knights Divided Event.
Choose a side and crush the opposition in a race to conquer new territory and earn rewards in the process. Earn and equip a special weapon set for a bonus modifier to further boost your efforts, with special rewards in store for the winning teams and the top contributors for either side.
Earn a New Weapon, Perk, and Battle Royale Class Later This Season
Later this season, expect to see additional events and challenges to further bolster your Multiplayer and Battle Royale arsenal.
This includes the .50 GS large caliber pistol, which provides incredible power in a compact design, beckoning the most elite Operators to control its kick for accurate shots.
Towards the end of the season, a new seasonal challenge will give everyone the chance to earn the Launcher Plus perk, allowing Operators to add even more explosive firepower to their loadout with an additional piece of Launcher ammo. Around that time, a new Battle Royale class known as the Refitter will be available to unlock through a featured event to be announced later.
Gear Up with the First Legendary Operator Skin and Exclusive Deals
Call of Duty: Mobile is set to introduce its first-ever Legendary Operator skin within Season 12, to be introduced in the middle of a packed Black Friday and Cyber Monday season of deals.
Enter the Dark Side with Nikto
Later this season, the Dark Side Draw will include the first-ever Legendary Operator in Nikto – Dark Side, bathing this operator in black with a foreboding red trim.
This draw will also include several other items with the same nightmarish motif, including a Legendary blueprint of the .50 GS, an Epic blueprint of the XPR-50, and several Battle Royale items like a flashy motorbike and a high-tech Wingsuit.
Look Out for Deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Great deals are coming.
Check-in during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period for a wave of discounts, including special deals on bundles and crates. There are plenty of promotions in store, including one for the Dark Side Draw, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to upgrade your arsenal.
With all this content-packed into Season 12 of Call of Duty: Mobile, we don’t blame you if you want to pull a few all-nighters. Grab your mobile device, consider turning on “Night Mode” to get into the spirit of Going Dark, and we’ll see you online.
Prepare for mobilization.
Source: Call of Duty Blog
Video shows off drastic evolution of Call of Duty Zombies from World at War to Cold War
This one is for the dedicated Zombies fans who have been around since Nacht der Untoten, as this video celebrates the evolution of Call of Duty Zombies.
For those Zombies fans who have been there from the start, here’s a great way to reminisce and relive the Call of Duty Zombies experience we all hold so dearly.
Call of Duty Zombies is still around in today’s Call of Duty, surviving ever since the 2008 classic World at War that started that fan-favorite game mode.
Although a lot has changed since then, players still love the mode, and what better way to bring back good old memories than this video showing the evolution of Zombies.
The video is by Evolution List on YouTube, a channel dedicated to showing the evolution of various games that have stood the test of time.
In the video, fans are given a walkthrough of Zombies from 2008 all the way to 2021, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War being the latest entry in the high-profile Call of Duty franchise to feature a Zombies game mode that recently saw its newest map, Mauer der Toten, added in the Season 4 Reloaded update.
Although the video is fairly short, spanning only 5 minutes, viewers are given one classic Zombies map from each Call of Duty game that possessed Zombies.
Evolution of Zombies video
Although the mode was mostly in Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, there have been many variations of the mode, with the video also including WWII’s Zombies, Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies, CoD Mobile’s Zombies, and Infinite Warfare’s Zombies.
Some of the classic maps showcased include:
- World at War’s Nacht der Untoten
- Black Ops’ Five
- Black Ops 3’s Shadows of Evil
- Black Ops 4’s IX
Of course, there are many other maps shown in the video, but we don’t want to spoil it all!
If you’re a fan of Zombies, this is a great watch so make sure to check out the video below.
Image Credits: Treyarch / Activision / Evolution List
Call of Duty players want a Battlefield Portal inspired mode in the future
After FPS fans were blown away by Battlefield Portal’s reveal, Call of Duty fans want to see a similar mode in the future.
Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode was finally announced at EA Play: Battlefield Portal. This is a hub for content from previous Battlefield games, and Call of Duty players want to see a similar mode in the future.
Like Battlefield, Call of Duty has depicted various theatres of war over the years, both real and fictional. Although Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, as a throwback for long-time fans of the franchise, they’ve included Battlefield Portal.
This brings weapons, maps, vehicles, and more from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 into one, ultimate sandbox experience. Impressed with the new mode, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a similar experience.
Call of Duty fans have been desperate for remasters of their favorite games from the franchise, with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer being the most prominent. Black Ops Cold War is chock-full of maps from Black Ops 2, but players still want to see more content from the games they grew up with.
Battlefield 2042 found the solution to this with their new Portal mode. With access to a ton of content from previous Battlefield games, players can create almost any custom game mode they can dream up.
“And that’s how you incorporate remastered content into your game,” said renowned industry insider Tom Henderson after seeing the reveal. He followed this by theorizing that Call of Duty will create something similar in the “next 5 years.”
His theory was met with resounding excitement, with many Call of Duty players wanting to see their favorite multiplayer and Zombies experiences return in the same way.
Battlefield Portal “truly could be the next BIG THING for creators,” said popular YouTuber Chaosxsilencer. “Imagine a Call of Duty Portal with BO2, BO3, WaW, MW2, MW3 assets all usable and customizable.”
“The custom game options available with #BATTLEFIELD2042 and the Battlefield Portal are amazing. So many options and ways to be creative and have fun,” said Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone. “@RavenSoftware we need things like this in Warzone, especially with Battlefield announcing this today.”
With how extensive of a backlog Call of Duty has, it’s very likely that Activision will take inspiration from Battlefield’s exciting new mode – and the demand for it is certainly there.
If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, you can check out how to get access to the Open Beta in September.
Image Credit: Activision / EA
Zombies World Record beaten after nearly 300 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
It took one Twitch streamer nearly 300 hours of gameplay to beat the World Record for Black Ops 3’s Nacht Der Untoten Zombies.
One player has done the unthinkable and beaten the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nacht Der Untoten Zombies World Record by reaching round 255.
Zombies has a storied history dating all the way back to 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War came bundled with a bonus mini-game called ‘Nacht der Untoten.’ The legendary Nazi Zombies mode would go on to reach ridiculous levels of popularity to the point that Treyarch had to make extra Zombies maps.
Since then, virtually every single CoD title has included new versions and variations of the Zombies formula. Black Ops Cold War is currently enjoying the launch of Mauer Der Toten, the freshest Zombies experience.
However, one Twitch streamer has overlooked modern Zombies in favor of a previous game – Black Ops 3. After 20 days of playing the same game of Nacht Der Untoten on and off, a new World Record was set.
The feat was accomplished by CoD Zombies Twitch streamer TomPhantasy as he smashed the previous record by a staggering 40 rounds to reach Round 255.
Beginning his run on July 2, he spent the next 20 days clocking up nearly 300 hours of game time to obliterate the previous Nacht Der Untoten record.
Remarkably, he was only downed twice, and they both came once he’d surpassed the record figure anyway.
The final seconds of the footage are of the streamer clearing up the last few dregs of Zombies until the round icon in the bottom-left changes to 255.
This absolutely smashes the previous record of 216 rounds set by user Chihiro-516, and may never be beaten.
Dexerto was even able to secure an exclusive word with the streamer to get more reaction to his feat: “The Zombies community has been supporting me for months when I have been attempting this record through the highs and lows,” he said.
He continued: “I knew I had to keep going, because after 24.8 days the game freezes, This meant I had to play 13+ hours per day for those 25 days.”
Massive congratulations need to go to the player who was able to gut his way through an arduous three weeks of Zombies. With Mauer Der Toten very much the new Zombies craze, we wonder if he will one day attempt to set the record for it.
Also, for some more incredible accomplishments, check out the Cold War player who reached 10th Prestige without killing a single player.
Image Credit: Activision / TomPhantasy
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