In new Activision Blog post, the company has provided an update as the launch of Call of Duty: Mobile draws closer.
The new Call of Duty: Mobile game launches worldwide on iOS and Android on October 1.
Here’s the full details on cosmetics, progression, supply drop, currencies, and more:
Activision Games Blog (AGB): How does ranking up work in Call of Duty: Mobile?
Chris Plummer (CP): We put a lot of thought and testing into our progression system in Call of Duty: Mobile. We looked at how gamers like to play on mobile, and also what our Call of Duty fans are familiar with. Leveling up works differently in Call of Duty: Mobile in that ranks are associated with your progress in ranked play. You start at Rookie rank and progress all the way up to Legendary. Players will earn rank points for each ranked match, based not only on whether their team wins or loses a match, but also their individual performance. And of course, players will earn awesome rewards as they progress through the ranks.
AGB: How did the team approach the philosophy of progression, especially for mobile players?
CP: The experience should feel familiar to Call of Duty players in that certain items in the game can only be earned through leveling up your player level which occurs by just playing the game. These items include weapons of different tiers, scorestreaks, loadout unlocks, grenades, and perks.
Your weapons are leveled up by using them in matches, but you can speed up leveling by using weapon XP cards. As you level up your weapon, you will unlock weapon attachments as well as a weapon perk for all weapons of rare or higher tier.
Early on, player progression will unlock the different weapon classes. As they progress, players will be rewarded with higher rarity weapons that provide unique cosmetic options including those with perks for personalizing your loadout.
AGB: Is progression consistent across the game?
CP: Playing either Multiplayer or Battle Royale will both contribute to your player level, so you’re able to carry over your progress no matter what you’re in the mood to play. Most cosmetic content can be used in both MP and BR, (including character skins, weapon skins and emotes), but each game mode will also have some content suited for that mode (example: specific weapons unique to MP or parachutes which are unique to BR).
AGB: What types of things/items can I acquire in the game?
CP: In Call of Duty: Mobile, you will earn a variety of rewards just by playing the game, through player leveling as well as through the free Battle Pass track. A big part of the game is personalizing your experience and your loadouts the way you want to. Items you can acquire include weapons (and weapon skins/camos associated each weapon), character outfits, melee skins, grenade skins, backpack skins, emotes, sprays, helicopter skins, vehicle skins, parachute skins, Glider skins and weapon XP Cards.
AGB: Can players purchase items in the game?
CP: There is a ton of free content you’ll earn simply by playing the game. Call of Duty: Mobile features a Battle Pass, which works similarly to other mobile games in the genre. There is a free track to the Battle Pass with lots of items to unlock, and more rewards are available by purchasing the premium Battle Pass that unlocks an additional track. You can also purchase a “tier upgrade” in the premium Battle Pass to progress to the next tier to unlock everything within it immediately. It’s a unified Battle Pass across modes, so both Multiplayer and Battle Royale have Battle Pass tasks that contribute progress to it. Players can purchase certain content directly through the store a la carte as well, or purchase weapon experience cards to speed up the progression of leveling weapons and unlocking attachments. These cards are earned by playing the game as well.
AGB: What types of currencies are in the game, and how do they work?
CP: As you’re playing Call of Duty: Mobile, you’re always earning. There are two types of currency in the game:
Credits: Credits are only earned through playing the game and can be used to purchase items in the store. Players earn credits on a regular basis from logging in, playtime, in-game events and through the free Battle Pass.
CoD points: Players can purchase CoD points to purchase tier skips in the Battle Pass, items in the store or the premium Battle Pass.
AGB: Are there supply drops in the game? How do they work?
CP: We are looking at ways to give players even more ways to engage with the content. In the coming weeks, we will begin to roll out supply drops that our Call of Duty community is familiar with in two forms:
Daily Supply Drop: A daily reward package that is given out free to all players that contains a wide set of rewards.
Premium Supply Drop: These include higher rarity items, and they are earned gradually through active play.
The top prizes for the premium supply drop are epic weapons with top-notch cosmetics compared to lower rarity items. Premium supply drops can also be purchased with CoD points.
AGB: Can I play Call of Duty: Mobile for free?
CP: Absolutely. When the game launches worldwide, you’ll be able to download and play the full game for free, and you will earn plenty of rewards without purchasing anything through player leveling as well as through the free Battle Pass track. These progression tracks will reward the player with a wide variety of weapons and cosmetics.
Thank you, Chris! The soft launch is now live in Canada and Australia for Android, and available imminently for iOS!
Pre-Registration is Open
Pre-registration for Call of Duty: Mobile is now open in select regions, including North America, South America, Europe, and other territories. Sign up and pre-register for Call of Duty: Mobile on Android and iOS at www.callofduty.com/mobile to receive all the latest game updates, information, and access to the soft launch in supported regions.
Is Black Ops 2 being remastered? Rumors & leaks
Fans have been wondering for sometime if CoD: Black Ops 2 is going to be remastered, and we’ll answer that today.
Several Call of Duty games have received the remaster treatment in recent years, and it’s left fans wondering if the mega-popular Black Ops 2 will get one. Here are all the latest rumors and leaks regarding a Black Ops 2 remaster.
The popularity of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 simply cannot be understated with the game being considered the greatest of all time by many. But fast-forward to 2021, and players want to know if this beloved entry in the CoD franchise will be remastered.
The premise of Call of Duty remasters was kickstarted by the 2016 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered title. Since then, we’ve also had the Modern Warfare 2 campaign be remastered, and there are rumors of Modern Warfare 3 being remastered, despite Activision saying it isn’t.
Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 being remastered?
From what we understand, no, not at this time. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that any form of Black Ops remaster is in the works.
Naturally, people would think that Treyarch’s Black Ops may receive the same love that the Modern Warfare franchise has gotten, but alas it doesn’t seem to be the case.
Why isn’t Black Ops 2 being remastered?
We believe there could be two strong reasons for Black Ops 2 not being remastered, one being that it would oversaturate the CoD market, and also that we’ve already seen a few of its maps recently.
One of the problems 2016’s Infinite Warfare suffered from is that it released with the full Call of Duty 4 remaster, and consequently, the player base was divided between the two games.
Furthermore, Black Ops Cold War featured no less than seven Black Ops 2 map remasters throughout its multiple seasons, and they feel too fresh in the memory to warrant a remaster of the multiplayer.
We could see a remaster of the Black Ops campaigns, following the successful rerelease of the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.
Activision may have some surprises and remasters up their sleeves, but for the time being, we can only speculate and ask you to keep checking in to see if anything becomes official.
Also, check out everything we know about Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
Infinity Ward announces new Austin office as studio gears up for CoD 2022
The original Call of Duty developer, Infinity Ward, is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas for CoD 2022.
One of the three developers behind the Call of Duty franchise is getting a new office. Infinity Ward is expanding its operations via a new office in Austin, Texas, in preparation for CoD 2022.
Infinity Ward is the developer behind the original Call of Duty game. Activision founded Infinity Ward in 2002, with the first Call of Duty title being released in 2003. This birthed one of the most iconic video game franchises to date.
Infinity Ward would go on to develop Call of Duty 2 in 2005 before alternating developers. Now, Infinity Ward is known for developing the Modern Warfare titles, which are released roughly every three years.
With Infinity Ward releasing the last Modern Warfare title in 2019, the developer is gearing up for another release in 2022. We don’t know what CoD 2022 will be just yet, but we do know that Infinity Ward is expanding its operations with a new office.
Infinity Ward Austin Texas office
Today, Infinity Ward announced via Twitter that it would be opening a new office in Austin, Texas. This would be the fourth development hub for the company, with the other three being located in Los Angeles, Poland, and Mexico.
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This also means that Infinity Ward is hiring. According to Infinity Ward, the Austin office is currently hiring for all positions, and you can find all of the available jobs posted on the Infinity Ward website.
Call of Duty: Vanguard releases in less than a month. It’s taking players back to WWII, where Infinity Ward is expected to bring the franchise back to modern times, with CoD 2022 speculated to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.
That being said, we have no official idea what to expect from Infinity Ward going into 2022, but with the significant success of Modern Warfare 2019, it will no doubt be a Call of Duty game plenty of players will love.
Regardless, Infinity Ward is planning something big, and the new office proves just that. So, if Vanguard isn’t your cup of tea, CoD 2022 is just a year away.
Image Credits: Infinity Ward / Activision
Biggest AAA video games coming in 2022: PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, Stadia & Steam
2022 could be a huge year for video games and here’s all the biggest titles coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and more – with dates.
2022 is shaping up to be a massive year for video games. Between franchises such as God of War, Gran Turismo, Horizon, Pokemon, and Harry Potter, the PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Stadia have some mammoth titles to host. Here’s an extensive look into the biggest games and potential release dates too.
The beginning of 2022 will signal over a year since the PS5, and Xbox Series X took video games to the ninth generation of consoles. Developers have had plenty of time to chew the fat and harness the power of the consoles to create immense AAA experiences.
There’s also plenty of mileage left for the Nintendo Switch, and of course, PC, Stadia, and Steam are always on the march.
PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC, Steam & Stadia video games in 2022
Some genuinely iconic franchises and household names are expected to launch video games in 2022, so here’s a look at the top AAA video games coming in 2022.
God of War: Ragnarok release date: 2022
Players got a juicy look at the next epic adventure in Santa Monica’s God of War franchise during the 2021 PlayStation Experience. Kratos and Atreus are set to battle with Freya, possibly Thor, and their own demons.
God of War Ragnarok looks like it’s expanded upon the reboot to incorporate more NPCs, more spectacular gameplay, and a gripping narrative that will test the bond between father and son.
Horizon Forbidden West release date: February 18, 2022
Aloy is one of the standout protagonists in gaming during modern times, and her post-apocalyptic adventures are set to continue in Horizon Forbidden West.
She seeks to uncover even more truth and learn about the state of the world she resides in, all the while battling even more dangerous robotic creatures and nature itself.
Elden Ring release date: January 21, 2022
One of the first games to arrive in 2022, Elden Ring is the next sinister and challenging game to come from the sadistic bunch at FromSoftware.
Their track record at producing brutal yet satisfying RPGs will be tested in the form of Elden Ring, their newest ‘Souls’ game. Unlike previous FromSoftware games, there seems to be a much deeper emphasis on the story with Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin on board to help with the narrative.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus release date: January 28, 2022
Unlike the typical dual-releases that Pokemon specializes in, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a standalone game that continues the growth shown in recent, mainline Pokemon titles.
Embracing the open-world nature of 2020’s Pokemon Sword and Shield, Arceus is a brand new adventure that will involve all the familiar, beloved elements of Pokemon games: obtaining them, training them, leveling them, and catching them all!
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction release date: January 2022
Another spin-off, this time from the team at Ubisoft as they take a drastic turn away from the realism of simulated combat.
Instead, Rainbow Six Extraction delves into the world of the unknown, and non-human, as teams of three pull together to take down alien creatures called Archaeans. It will feature lots of the same gameplay mechanics and Operators from Siege, but with a darker, deadly twist.
Dying Light 2 release date: February 4, 2022
The long-awaited sequel to the hit 2015 survival-adventure game, Dying Light 2 promises to bring more parkour-zombie-survival action that made the first such a breakout success.
Offering more open-world exploration, the player must scavenge, forge friendships (and weapons), and deal with both friendly and hostile forces.
As with the first Dying Light, players need to make the most of the precious daylight before night strikes, as the undead gets a bit more fidgety and murderous.
Gran Turismo 7 release date: March 4, 2022
Polyphony Digital is infamous for taking their time between each Gran Turismo release to ensure every one is as polished as can be, and the PS5 looks set to make Gran Turismo 7 one of the best-looking games ever.
Like with God of War Ragnarok, the 2021 PlayStation Experience gave fans a glimpse into the high-speed action they can expect with Gran Turismo 7.
It’s learned from its predecessor’s mistakes and will launch with a complete career mode, and could be a bonafide system-seller for Sony and the PlayStation brand.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date: 2022
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could easily be one of the most anticipated games of all time.
Breath of the Wild took the world by storm in 2017 with its rich, expressive world that deviated from the conventions of traditional Zelda games. Many millions of copies sold later, and fans everywhere are desperate for the next chapter for Link in this gorgeous, sprawling version of Hyrule.
Call of Duty 2022 release date: 2022
It wouldn’t be a year of video games without a major Call of Duty release, and we expect 2022 to be no different.
Given that there’s already a buzz about Call of Duty 2023, we would say it’s safe to assume that another Call of Duty game will release in 2022.
With Vanguard being set in World War 2, rumors are rife that the 2022 Call of Duty will be a Modern Warfare sequel.
Gotham Knights release date: 2022
A Gotham City without the caped crusader is a strange thought, but that’s the threat that faces it as Bruce Wayne is dead.
In Batman’s place, his former proteges need to step up and protect Gotham, batting away any threats of crime perpetrated by some of its most evil supervillains. Featuring co-operative mode, players can take control of these plucky heroes and hopefully do Batman proud.
Hogwarts Legacy release date: 2022
There have been many Harry Potter movie tie-in games, but there still hasn’t been an authentic RPG experience that lets you become your own wizard – until now.
Hogwarts Legacy will let fans worldwide finally live out their dream of attending Hogwarts, and the game allows players to select their House, the classes they do, and customize their character, all the while fighting monsters and completing quests.
That completes our guide to the biggest and most anticipated video games that are due to arrive in 2022.
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