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Call of Duty: Mobile breaks download record with staggering player count

Published: 8/Oct/2019 14:10 Updated: 8/Oct/2019 14:26

by David Purcell

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An astonishing number of Call of Duty players have decided to move away from their console and PCs following the release of COD Mobile, marking the largest launch of any game on the platform. 

The mobile video game market is still relatively new and developing in comparison to its other more traditional counterparts, but Activision decided to bring the Call of Duty experience to handheld devices when they launched their app on October 1. 

This new game, which is available to download on both Android and iOS devices through their respective app stores, was touted as a major rival for the likes of PUBG Mobile and Fortnite’s handheld version even before release – but now they have the stats to back up such claims. 

Tencent, ActivisionCall of Duty: Mobile was developed by TiMi Studios and is published by Activision.

It hasn’t taken long for Call of Duty: Mobile to reach an impressive number of downloads, with figures from Sensor Tower – via Reuters – revealing that it’s amassed over 100 million just over a week after launch, but that’s not the only impressive statistic to come from its release. 

$2 million has already been spent on the game in the way of microtransactions. Those who have played the Call of Duty games before will know that these transactions allow players to be able to pick up new cosmetics, features and more.

“This is by far the largest mobile game launch in history in terms of the player base that’s been built in the first week,” said Randy Nelson, head of mobile insights at Sensor Tower – according to the Reuters report. 

For those who haven’t seen much of COD Mobile, there’s a lot for players to dig their way through and it brings back a whole host of fan-favorite maps as well – making them playable at any time, on the go. The likes of Nuketown, Firing Range, Hijacked and more are included in the multiplayer mode alone.

As it stands, 17 percent of installs have occurred in the United States, with a good amount of the game’s player base built up in India and other countries across the world as well. 

While there’s no doubt that the launch has been a successful one for both Activision and Garena, it will be interesting to see just how they can keep it fresh and entice even more players in the future. 

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Warzone release date in Black Ops Cold War confirmed for December

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:24 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:42

by Tanner Pierce

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During one of the company’s 2020 investors calls, Activision announced that Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will be fully integrated into each other in December, which is a bit later than some players were initially expecting. 

One of the biggest surprises of Black Ops Cold War’s initial announcement was the fact that Warzone, the series’ official battle royale mode, would be fully integrated with the game, marking a huge crossover for the Call of Duty franchise and the first of its kind for the series.

Now, Activision has officially announced during its Q3 financial call that Warzone will be fully integrated into Black Ops Cold War in December 2020. More specifically, during the title’s first official post-launch content season.

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Activision has announced that Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be integrated in December 2020.

Unfortunately, other details about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Warzone are scarce at this time other than the fact that players will be able to use both their Modern Warfare loadouts in the battle royale game. It’ll also feature the same battle pass system as Infinity Ward’s and Treyarch’s titles.

This new integration timeframe means that the battle royale mode will still be a part of Modern Warfare well past Black Ops Cold War’s launch. While it’s pure obviously pure speculation, a new season to hold fans over is no longer out of the question and is entirely possible.

This new season has been a talking point for a while now, with players even able to get the access to an unfinished build of the Makarov pistol from the Black Ops series in Modern Warfare, leading to speculation about the weapon being added soon.

When the crossover was originally announced, there was some speculation about when the crossover would happen, with some people theorizing it would come with Black Ops Cold War, and some speculating that it would be soon after release, so it’s nice that Activision has finally answered the question.