Call of Duty: Mobile details confirmed ahead of summer beta

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Call of Duty: Mobile
It should be arriving in other markets very soon.
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Activision has confirmed some new Call of Duty: Mobile details ahead of a summer beta test.

New release regions have been confirmed for the free-to-play title — as well as additional game modes, maps, control settings, and more. But on big thing is missing.

We’ve gotten Call of Duty games on mobile before, but they’ve always been very different from the console versions. The upcoming Call of Duty: Mobile, which is being developed by Tencent, plans to change that.

The new title will take everything fans love about the franchise and bring it to Android and iOS. That includes fan-favorite maps, weapons, and game modes, as well as the fast-paced first-person shooter gameplay we know and love.

Here’s what Activision has confirmed so far.

What to expect from Call of Duty: Mobile

So, we already knew some things about CoD: Mobile. We knew it would feature game modes like Team Deathmatch and Search and Destroy, as well as iconic maps like Nuketown, Hijacked, and Firing Range.

But Activision promised more details would be confirmed at a later date — and know they’re here. We’ve knocked up the list below to make them easier to digest:

  • From the game’s main menu, you’ll be able to check messages, see invites from friends, find and add friends, and look for players you recently played with. You will also be able to communicate with the in-game chat function.
  • There will be two control options: Simple Mode and Advanced Mode. Simple Mode will automatically fire your weapon when you target an enemy, while Advanced Mode gives you full control and HUD customization. You’ll be able to adjust things like sensitivity and more.
  • Like any good CoD game, Mobile will include score streaks. These include the Recon Car, UAV, Hunter Killer Drone, Air Supply Drop, Counter UAV, Missile Stroke, Drone, Sentry Gun, SAM Turret, Stealth Chopper, and VTOL.
  • It will support custom load outs, too. You’ll be able to choose a primary weapon accompanied by a secondary weapon, an explosive grenade or tactical grenade, up to three perks, and a weapon skill. Skills work like specialists in recent CoD games.
  • You will also be able to pick your own character — many of which will be familiar to long-time CoD fans. These include a CIA operative, a SEAL team member, a former Navy SEAL, and more.
  • In addition to the game modes mentioned above, there will be Free-For-All, Frontline, Hardpoint, and Domination. Each will support between eight and 10 players.
  • In addition to the maps mentioned above, there will be Crossfire, Standoff, Crash, and Killhouse.

What’s missing?

There are some notable omissions from this list. Activision makes no mention of controller support, which would be pretty huge for a fast-paced FPS game. A battle royale mode hasn’t been confirmed, either, despite previous hints.

But don’t be too disappointed. Activision does say that it will tell us more about Mobile “in the coming weeks,” so it could be saving some big details for then.

Play the beta early

If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on Call of Duty: Mobile, you can sign up to join the early beta test this summer. Just visit Activision’s website and register your interest for a chance to get an invite.

The beta has already kicked off in India and will soon make its way to Australia, with more territories being added later on.

We don’t know when Mobile will be released to all yet, but we do know it will be available in North America, South America, Europe, China, Australia, India, and other regions at launch.