Activision announced on March 18 that Call of Duty is officially coming to mobile devices and is allowing user to pre-register for the upcoming release.
In partnership with Tencent Games, Call of Duty: Mobile will be a free-to-play experience bringing maps, weapons and characters from the franchise to a first-person game on iOS and Android devices.
So far Multiplayer modes such as Deathmatch, Frontline, Search and Destroy, and Free-for-all will be available in the new game which will be playable on iconic maps like Nuketown, Crash, Hijacked and more.
Screenshots of a mobile iteration for Call of Duty had previously leaked. Now official images tied to the title show off incredible visuals and extensive design choices to translate the popular franchise to mobile devices.
“Call of Duty is synonymous with incredible quality and gameplay, and our team couldn’t be happier working together with Activision to bring it to life on mobile,” said Steven Ma, SVP, Tencent Holdings Limited. “With our expertise creating games custom-built for mobile players, we’re excited to deliver a new, feature-packed Call of Duty experience that all types of fans will enjoy.”
The new game was built on the Unity engine to bring a fluid experience on mobile devices.
Even though its a title built for mobile, the new game will be bringing extensive customization options to unlock weapons, scorestreaks, and gear to personally tailor the experience just like the main entries on console.
Call of Duty: Mobile is a part of the company’s latest push to bring more content to smart device users that revolve around popular franchises like Diablo, Call of Duty and more, according to an Activision Blizzard earnings call in February.
No release date was provided with the announcement, though Activision will be providing pre-launch betas for those who register on their site or the Google Play Store.
Warzone has undoubtedly been a monster hit for Activision and the Call of Duty franchise, but even now players are still struggling to find the best loot rotations to maximize their chances of winning.
While Black Ops Cold War might be fresh on the shelves, Warzone is still super popular. Just as many players are dropping into Verdansk as ever before, and major changes Cold War will bring to the game are highly anticipated.
So, if you’re trying to figure out the best places to pick up loot and put yourself in the most advantageous positions for the long game, you’ve come to the right place, as we take into consideration potential zone pulls, best places to offer mobility and more.
Hospital is great if you want solid mobility — just make sure to grab that heli!
What you’ll find is that, most of the time, the circle pulls towards one of the four corners of the map, so there are several places for you to consider with this in mind, based on where you expect the zone to go.
Dropping at Hospital places you in the middle of the lower half of the map, with a whole bunch of loot available. The buildings surrounding the main hospital will often be busy due to the sheer amounts of loot available. But you can often find a lot of mobility as well, including a helicopter, when dropping here, setting you up for the long haul.
The Stadium opening up completely changed the game.
Stadium was absolutely hectic when it first opened, but now it’s a much easier place to land, and as always, offers a lot of loot. The best part about Stadium is the chance of finding a keycard to open up the loot bunkers, which will get you more than sufficiently set up for the rest of the game.
Again, due to how central it is on the map, Stadium is great if the circle pulls anywhere towards the east side of the map, but it can also be used to loot up and push into Downtown, which is always a hotspot for players dropping in to the battle royale game.
Prison is crammed with loot, but could be a game-winning drop if you don’t mind a slower game.
A Prison drop will rarely be the most exciting, except for the opening few minutes which will likely be hectic. That said, the loot on offer is often ideal, and many games see the circle finish around Prison too.
If you think the zone looks to be finishing in Prison, you can work your way through all the floors to amass serious amounts of loot, and if it finishes away from Prison you can easily float into the likes of Farmland and Port, which equally have good loot on offer.
Quarry is popular, but is usually a fairly safe drop, which could be perfect if you want some peace while you loot up.
Quarry is always a busy spot, filled with contracts and, most importantly, loot. Offering good rotation opportunities, it’s easy enough to stock up on everything you need in Quarry before moving out to the likes of Military Base or even as far as Dam, depending on how the zone moves.
Similarly, you can move out to TV Station for a more central position, which in itself is also filled with loot, to maximize your chances of staying ahead of circle rotations.
Train Station has loot in abundance, and could definitely set you up well at the start of the game.
Finally, Train Station is arguably the best place to drop from a pure loot perspective. There’s unprecedented amounts of loot crates, and it feels like it naturally stretches out towards Downtown, Promenade, Boneyard and Hospital, making it easy to rotate out of when the zone moves.
Needless to say, if you drop at Train Station (and make it out alive), you should be more than prepared to take any gunfight and buy whatever you need from the Buy Station.
They’re our top picks for the best loot rotations in Warzone, but ultimately a lot of it comes down to personal preference. That said, these spots will guarantee you some solid loot and a decent amount of cash to use, so it’s worth practicing these drops and rotations.