Real Call of Duty (with battle royale?) finally coming to mobile

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Call of Duty: Mobile
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A real Call of Duty game is finally coming to mobile. The popular first-person shooter will bring classic maps and weapons from popular titles like Modern Warfare and Black Ops to Android and iOS.

You can register your interest in the game today for a chance to join the beta when it goes live this summer.

Call of Duty has been one of the biggest and best first-person shooters for years now. The franchise has sold a whopping 250 million units worldwide since making its debut in 2003, and continues to be a best-seller year after year.

We’ve seen Call of Duty games on mobile before, but they’ve been different or vastly watered-down experiences. After Fortnite proved complete console titles can work on mobile, that’s going to change this year.

Lock and load for Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile promises to bring the signature multiplayer experience fans know and love to Android and iOS for the first time.

The game will feature iconic maps like Nuketown, Hijacked, and Firing Range — plus beloved game modes like Team Deathmatch and Search and Destroy. Activision also promises “other modes” that will be revealed at a later date.

The first trailer for the game offers an exciting preview of what’s to come.

There’s a lot packed into that 48-second clip. It showcases impressive graphics, familiar gameplay, some of the game’s score streaks, and more. Look closely and you will also see hints at what one of those “other modes” might be.

Is Blackout coming to mobile?

At the very end of the trailer, there’s a brief glimpse of a sprawling map with helicopters hovering above it. It’s much larger than a standard Call of Duty multiplayer map. It looks more like the island used in Blackout.

Blackout is Call of Duty’s new battle royale mode that debuted with Black Ops 4 last year. It would make sense to include this in the game since other big battle royale titles, including Fortnite and PUBG, are already on mobile.

Speaking of PUBG, the same developer who brought that to mobile, Tencent, is also behind Call of Duty: Mobile. That’s a very strong indication that a battle royale mode will be included.

Call of Duty: Mobile drops this year

Call of Duty: Mobile is coming to Android and iOS later this year and it will be free-to-play. Android users can sign up for early access via Google Play, while those on iOS can register their interest in the game on the Activision website.

A beta will roll out this summer, giving fans a taster ahead of its official release.