Earlier this year, Activision made something of a surprise announcement by revealing Call of Duty: Mobile. The company has spent the previous few months teasing the game (and even launching it in some regions), but now we know when it will release on a larger scale. Today, Activision confirmed that Call of Duty: Mobile‘s launch date is right around the corner.
More specifically, the company announced an October 1st, 2019 release date for the Tencent-developed game. That release date is for both the Android and iOS versions of the game, with Activision saying that it will be launching in “many countries around the world.” It’s already available in Australia, Canada, and Peru, and when the game launches in other territories, players in those three regions will keep their progress.
It seems that Call of Duty: Mobile will be comprised of two modes when it arrives in October. The first is your standard multiplayer mode, with plenty of customization options for players to dive into. It sounds like Call of Duty: Mobile will let players customize a bunch of things about their loadouts, from soldier types and perks to primary and secondary weapons.
Activision also says that players will be able to use a number of classic Call of Duty characters in this mode, including John “Soap” MacTavish, Simon “Ghost” Riley, and Alex Mason. In standard multiplayer, there will be a variety of modes to choose from, including Team Deathmatch, Domination, Search & Destroy, Gun Game, and Frontline.
Then, of course, we have battle royale, which was a given for Call of Duty: Mobile considering the popularity of the genre at the moment. It sounds like this will be your standard battle royale mode, only on mobile devices, with Activision promising matches with up to 100 players; solo, duo, and quad-player modes; and a variety of different vehicles you can use to traverse the map. It seems that Call of Duty: Mobile is taking a page out of the Apex Legends book, as there will be six classes to choose from before you drop onto the island.
Call of Duty: Mobile will be a free-to-play game, which of course means that there will likely be plenty of microtransactions to purchase as well (this is Activision we’re talking about, after all, which really seem loves microtransactions these days). We’ll see if Call of Duty: Mobile manages to sink or swim soon enough, as it’ll be on both Android and iOS in just a couple of weeks.