Call of Duty: Mobile (formerly known as Call of Duty: Legends of War, and Elite Squad in its pre-alpha phase) is a free mobile first-person shooter that was released first in Closed Alpha on December 15th, 2018 for Android systems only in Australia .
On March 18th, 2019, Activision officially announced the game, now called Call of Duty: Mobile  . On September 18th, 2019, a release date has been announced and the game was released worldwide on October 1st, 2019 . At launch, the game was not available in Belgium, mainland China, and Vietnam. On April 20, 2020, the game was released in Vietnam.
The game surpassed 35 million downloads on the Apple Store and Google Play on its first three days worldwide  and reached 100 million downloads during its first week . By the end of 2019, Call of Duty: Mobile reached 180 million downloads worldwide.  As of June 2020, the game has over 250 million downloads and generated nearly $327 million. 
It can be seen as somewhat of a spiritual successor to Call of Duty: Online, due to a similar approach of a "mega-game", as the former had, along with taking several weapons and various other things from the former. However, it is not exclusive (for the most part) to China.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Multiplayer
- 3 Zombies
- 4 Battle Royale
- 5 Weapons
- 6 Monetization
- 7 Weapon Rarities
- 8 Seasons and Themes
- 9 Story
- 10 App Icons
- 11 Gallery
- 12 Videos
- 13 References
Overview[edit | edit source]
Similarly to Call of Duty: Online, Call of Duty: Mobile is intended to be a collection of nearly every element of Call of Duty, including characters, weapons, and maps from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and a Battle Royale mode similar to the Blackout mode from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Elite Squad[edit | edit source]
In October 2018, a trailer of a game called "Elite Squad" was leaked. While there are is no official information about this version, looking at available files shows that at this point TiMi J3 Studios where not sure whether they would get the rights to Call of Duty or not. Because of this the game was develped in 2 versions. Some of the assets for the Elite Squad version where called "UNCOD". A lot of the Elite Squad assets still remain in the current files. These include, but are not limited to: weapon UI icons, weapon stat files, loading screens and text files.
Beta Phases[edit | edit source]
On May 16th, 2019, closed beta was introduced to the Android platform. India was the first country to gain access to the beta, being able to test multiplayer initially. On May 19th, 2019, Battle Royale mode was added. The Closed beta in India ended on June 6th, 2019. On June 10th, 2019, the Closed Beta starts exclusively in Australia. On June 14th, the IOS beta was released. The Closed beta in Australia ended in July 3th, 2019. On September 16th, 2019, the Closed Beta starts exclusively in Southeast Asia countries and Taiwan. The Closed beta in Southeast Asia countries and Taiwan ended on September 26th, 2019. On September 25th, 2019, the Closed Beta starts exclusively in Korea. The Closed beta in Korea ended in September 27th, 2019.
Soft Launch[edit | edit source]
On July 18th, 2019, a soft launch began and the first countries that had access were Canada and Australia. On August 15th, 2019, Peru was the new country added in the soft launch.
Multiplayer[edit | edit source]
Call of Duty: Mobile's multiplayer features classic, "boots on the ground" gameplay that fans have come to love, and also features various fan-favorite weapons across almost every Call of Duty title. The game includes a slowly increasing amount of maps: Hijacked, Nuketown, Crash, Takeoff, Crossfire, Summit, Standoff, Raid, Killhouse and Firing Range. More maps are added as new updates are released.
There are ranked and non-ranked options. Ranked is randomized in 4 modes Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, Search and Destroy and across all available maps. Non-ranked can be played in any available modes and any available maps.
Killstreaks are replaced by scorestreaks, which are achieved by reaching a certain score. All players can equip three scorestreaks at any given time. They range from the XS1 Goliath, a Stealth Chopper, UAVs, and more as updates are released.
The medals awarded in multiplayer are based on the medals from Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
A tactical nuke is also achievable with 20 weapon kills without dying. Scorestreak kills, like VTOLs, Stealth Chopper, and Sentry Guns do not count toward this total.
Zombies[edit | edit source]
In an early build of Call of Duty: Mobile (while it was still known as Call of Duty: Legends of War), the Zombies mode featured various linear missions that can be completed in a few minutes instead of the usual round-based gameplay.
In this build, the missions were based on the Call of Duty: Black Ops II map; Green Run.
Zombie mode was officially launched on November 23, 2019, and the mode was completely rework compared to the Alpha version launched in Australia in December 2018.
The first map at launch was Shi no Numa and three modes were released: Survival mode and Raid mode where there are two difficulties; Normal Raid and Hardcore Raid. It also features the return of classic Perk-a-Colas Juggernog, Speed Cola, Double Tap Root Beer, Quick Revive, Deadshot Daiquiri, and Electric Cherry, as well as a new system known as Coins, which act similarly to GobbleGum from Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Zombies also features "Buffs", which are cheaper, non-perk slot bonuses that grant the player abilities such as increased weapon damage, increased health, etc.
On February 29th, 2020, TiMi J3 Studios announced the Zombies mode will be removed from the game on March 25th, but also stating that they may add the mode back at some point with the map Nacht der Untoten.
Zombies Easter Eggs[edit | edit source]
In Call of Duty Mobile Zombies, there are three known easter eggs.
The first Easter Egg (achievable only in the Hardcore Raid) is an additional boss known as the "Jubokko", which can be unlocked after activating the elevator and entering the second part of the map. In the center building of there are 4 repair parts that can be picked up spawning both on the first and second floors, however, the Elevator only requires two parts to be repaired. After repairing the elevator the player(s) can activate it which sends them to the second part of the map called Zetsubou No Shima.
This part of the map contains two additional perk machines. Within this section of the map, there are blue plants with the ability to sprout large tendrils. Killing them all will grant the ability to get the codes to fight the Jubokko. The codes can be entered on a computer terminal in the adjacent room highlighted by a flashing red light.
Another Easter Egg involves shooting the blue crystal rock formation in the Northwestern section of the map, doing so enough times will spawn blue skulls. Shooting all the skulls will reward the players with a Power-Up.
Within the southeastern section of the map, in the furthest building, there is a set of pans hanging on the wall. Shooting them all will spawn a total of four blue plants around the map. Destroying them all will reward the players with a Max Ammo.
Battle Royale[edit | edit source]
The Battle Royale mode makes a return in Call of Duty: Mobile. The mode features 3 game modes, 1-player, 2-players, and 4-players modes. One map is available at launch, called Isolated, which features several locations from the Black Ops and Modern Warfare series. A 20 versus 20 mode (known as "Warfare") was also temporarily added to Battle Royale.
Players can also choose between two camera types, a third-person camera called TPP Shot Mode or a first-person camera called FPP Shot Mode. When you first begin Battle Royale, you’re presented with a quick overview detailing the important game details, designed to get you into the action as quickly as possible, but with an overall understanding of the actions to undertake and the threats to face.
There is fall damage, but it can be easily avoided as the player automatically opens wingsuits when jumping off a high height. However, medium heights can still be dangerous. There are also ziplines for fast and easy travel.
It features six vehicles:
Within Battle Royale, there are twelve classes that the player can choose between at the start of the game that each has unique attributes, including equipment and a perk that are only available for that class.
The classes include:
- Scout - Sensor Dart and Tracker (Official page)
- Clown - Toy Bomb and Anti-zombie (Official Page)
- Medic - Medical Station and Medic (Official Page)
- Ninja - Grapple Hook and Dead Silence (Official Page)
- Defender - Transform Shield and Reinforced (Official Page)
- Mechanic - EMP Drone and Engineer (Official Page)
- Airborne - Ejection Device and Lightweight (Official Page)
- Trickster - Psychosis and Alert (Official Page)
- Trap Master - Electric Trip Wire and Territorial Effect (Official Page)
- Poltergeist - Active Camo and Voidwalker (Official Page)
- Smoke Bomber - Cluster Smoke Grenade and Smoke Perspective (Official Page )
- Hacker - Ice Pack and Hard Wired (Official Page )
- Refitter - armor packs and armor (Official Page)
Only one player per squad or duo can select a class, forcing each person to select a different one.
As of Season 9, weapons and attachments have been changed from something similar to the traditional PUBG style to a rarity system similar to Warzone. From Season 10 scopes are not pre-equipped and can be picked up or swapped. However, scopes can not be swapped from Airdrop Arsenal Loadouts.
In Season 11, the Blackout map Alcatraz was introduced, initially as a season-exclusive. From Season 12 and onward, it appears the location will be a permanent addition. It is mostly identical to its Black Ops counterpart, including the same locations and the lift to the roof of the cellhouse.
Maps[edit | edit source]
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Monetization[edit | edit source]
Because the game is free to play, it has plenty of in-app purchases. These are all the things players can purchase:
- Weapon skins
- Characters/character skins
- Grenade skins (lethal and non-lethal)
- Battle Royale class skins
- Player avatar and avatar frame
- Battle Royale vehicle skins
- Battle Royale parachute skins
- Weapon XP cards/Player Rename card.
All skins come in 6 levels of Rarity: Common (grey), Uncommon (green), Rare (blue), Epic (purple), Legendary (orange), and Mythic (red). Common usually denoted base weapons.
Weapon Rarities[edit | edit source]
Before Season 9, camos that were Rare or above would have perks attached to them. These perks would vary, and higher rarities would provide better perks than a lower rarity.
However, after Season 9, when Gunsmith was introduced, Uncommon and Rare weapons became camo options, providing no strategic advantage. However, Epic and Legendary camos turned to weapon blueprints, which each had their own unique attachment set. Epic rarity would come with four attachments, while Legendary weapons came full equiped. Legendary weapons would also have unique kill animations. Usually Legendary Weapons are available in draws, whilst Epic weapons are available in draws, crates, Battle Passes, and events.
A new Mythic rarity was introduced in Season 11, with the Fennec - Ascended variant. The Mythic rarity uses a unique leveling system with unique Mythic cards which can be bought in a draw separate to the main weapon draw. Leveling up the Mythic level of a blueprint will unlock extra customization options, such as skins for attachments. The player can choose to use the default appearance of an attachment, or use the modified version. The differences are purely cosmetic, and have no strategic value.
Seasons and Themes[edit | edit source]
Call of Duty: Mobile releases monthly-based seasons with varying themes and introduction of new characters, weapons, abilities, perks, and game modes. Starting the third season’s launch, the game developers named each season and battle pass to represent the current theme. Since season 6, comics were provided alongside the battle pass, with the story focusing about the theme of the season and picking up where it left off in the new season.
|Call of Duty: Mobile Seasons and Battle Pass 2019-present|
|Season||Official Name||Battle Pass||
|Corresponding Rank Series|
|Season 1||unnamed||Covert Operations||October 1, 2019||S1
(09.2019 - 11.2019)
|Season 2||November 25, 2019||S2
(11.2019 - 01.2020)
|Season 3||The Future Is Here||Phantom Strike||January 16, 2020||S3
(01.2020 - 03.2020)
|Season 4||Rise of Soap||Disavowed||March 1, 2020||S3
(01.2020 - 03.2020)
|Season 5||Steel Legion||Steel Legion||April 1, 2020||S4
(04.2020 - 06.2020)
|Season 6||Once Upon A Time In Rust||Wild West||May 1, 2020||S4
(04.2020 - 06.2020)
|Season 7||Radioactive Agent||Radioactive Agent||June 12, 2020||S5
(06.2020 - 08.2020)
|Season 8||The Forge||The Forge||July 10, 2020||S5
(06.2020 - 08.2020)
|Season 9||Conquest||Conquest||August 16, 2020||S6
(08.2020 - 10.2020)
|Season 10||The Hunt||The Hunt||September 10, 2020||S6
(08.2020 - 10.2020)
|Season 11||Anniversary||Anniversary||October 15, 2020||S7
(10.2020 - 12.2020)
|Season 12||Going Dark||Going Dark||November 11, 2020||S7
(10.2020 - 12.2020)
There are also seasonal ranked rewards, which are unlockable as the player attains the required seasonal rank, known as "Tier". These rewards include themed weapon skins, character/character skin, avatar and avatar frame, vehicle skins, weapon cosmetics like stickers, charms and calling cards. Each season is known for its unique skinset
- Season 1 - Stars
- Season 2 - Snowflakes
- Season 3 - Yellow Snake
- Season 4 - Industrial Revolution
- Season 5 - Skulls and Blood
- Season 6 - Undead Crusade
- Season 7 - Royal Flush
Story[edit | edit source]
Call of Duty: Mobile since Season 6: Once Upon A Time In Rust, started its own story in comics mixing universes, characters and elements from the Modern Warfare and Black Ops series, along with new characters and exclusive plot details.
Season 6[edit | edit source]
Somewhere in a desert, Ghost attacked a hideout used by a group of mercenaries and killed them off swiftly.
Season 7[edit | edit source]
Ghost then goes into the basement along with his team, where he discovered Makarov was using the lab to try and recreate Nova Gas, and was also using it as a missile silo that had missiles containing the replicated Nova Gas. The team is then ambushed by Makarov, who releases the gas and a team of mercenaries. Ghost barely makes it out while his whole team is killed. Makarov then remotely launches the missiles, and Ghost can do nothing to stop them.
Season 8[edit | edit source]
Ghost arrives in one of the cities Makarov targeted with Tank Dempsey, noting that it looked like the end of the world. As they search for clues, Tank notes that there was no tactical reason to target the city, but Ghost pulls him into cover as they are ambushed. Ghost kills the ambusher, a clown, and Tank picks up his weapon, noting that it was probably supplied from somewhere. The duo then finds an abandoned Gulag that was used as a hideout for Krueger and Mace. As Tank engages Krueger, Ghost engages Mace. Ghost throws a grenade, disarming Mace, which lead them fighting in the Showers hand to hand. As they were fighting, Tank arrives after failing to take down Krueger and fires at Mace, causing him to retreat.
Season 9[edit | edit source]
Ghost and Tank searched the abandoned prison and found Reznov, who was in his early hundreds. Ghost interrogated Reznov, who told Ghost and Tank about the Nova Gas he had hidden during his time in the Soviet Armed Forces that Makarov was searching for.
Season 10[edit | edit source]
After Ghost extracts the information from Reznov, he calls Mara to locate Makarov and stop him. Mara and her team storm into Makarov's jungle base and ends up in a Mexican standoff with Mace, holding Makarov at her gunpoint. Mace betrays and kills Makarov, escapes into an underground bunker and activates an EMP weapon located in the bunker as Soap arrives with Mara's team too late.
Season 11[edit | edit source]
Ghost wants to hunt down Mace, who is hiding out in Alcatraz, along with an underground criminal magnate named Hidora Kai. Mace and Hidora start to plan out their next moves, disabling intelligence satellites, transports, and a plane in which Ghost and Tank are traveling in using the EMP launched earlier. Eventually, all the operators meet up at Blacksite 97, known in game as "The Club".
Ghost admits that the group has no way to fight Hidora and Mace, along with no way to locate them. Russell Adler appears and says that they do have ways to combat the new threat. After Ghost asks who he is, Price introduces Adler, and officially states the group is now a part of the United Anti-Terrorism Coalition, ending the introduction with "Ladies and gentlemen, we're going dark."
Season 12[edit | edit source]
Adler and the rest of the team start to plan out their assault on Five Knights locations. When asked on how they would coordinate and even reach those locations, Adler presents the team with Swiss mechanical watches, which are unaffected by EMPs. Price also notes that Adler is not the only Cold-War relic in operational state in the bunker, indicating an old helicopter. During all of this, a character named Templar is preparing himself, and he appears to have a personal grudge against the operators of the Coalition. Meanwhile, the Coalition begins striking 3 key sites of the Five Knights simultaneously; Price and Soap lead an assault team on the Communication Centre, Mara and her team storm in at the Command Center, while Ghost and Tank strike a production facility in Hackney Yard. When Price and Soap attempt to exfil, Templar appears and grabs Soap by the neck, noting he is "glad" to see Captain Price again. At the same time, Mara goes one on one against Hidora Kai, while her team finds that the Command Center is already rigged to blow. Meanwhile Tank comes across Mace, who knocks Tank down and snatches his weapon, and opens fire on him.
App Icons[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Garena official announcement