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.
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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