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CoD Mobile devs confirm Season 9 Conquest release date

Published: 14/Aug/2020 11:30

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile developers have confirmed the start date of Season 9: Conquest, and it’s actually not too far away. 

In the run-up to Season 9, Call of Duty Mobile fans have seen a slew of details come out about the new update despite the delayed start time.

Some of these details, like the World War 2 theme, the addition of the Marksman Rifle, and new maps like Shipment 1944, have been confirmed by the devs. Others, like the possible addition of Terminal, however, have been debunked despite fans getting excited about them. 

Despite all that, the start date for the new season has been up in the air. The devs have noted previously that it would be “coming soon” but now, they’ve been able to nail down a release date for their new content.

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Shipment is coming to CoD Mobile in Season 9.

CoD Mobile Season 9 release time

The new date was announced on August 13 through the PlayCODMobile Twitter account after they confirmed the name of the new season would be Conquest.

“Season 9 date confirmed: 8/16 (UTC)!” the devs added. If the date doesn’t click for you right away, don’t worry, you’re not missing some magical 16th month on the calendar. The new CoD Mobile season will get underway on August 16. 

August 16 is a Sunday, which is a slight change in itself. Call of Duty Mobile updates have come, usually, during the week – with Friday being a regular spot for the major patches.

As for the time of the release, once it hits midnight and the calendar rolls over to midnight in the UTC timezone, the update will start rolling out the different app stores. That time is 1 am BST/5 pm PST/8 pm EDT/2 am CEST. 

It may take a few moments for the update to appear on your app store, but it shouldn’t take too long before it is completely rolled out and Call of Duty fans across the globe are diving into Season 9: Conquest.

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CoD Mobile devs explain why Overkill perk hasn’t been added yet

Published: 30/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have shed a little bit more light on why the Overkill perk hasn’t been added just yet despite being teased for a few seasons now.

With each new Call of Duty Mobile season, fans of the game are treated to a whole batch of new content, typically including a new weapon, new map, new skins, and a new character. 

Back in CoD Mobile Season 8, the Overkill perk was supposed to be added alongside Quick Fix and Shrapnel. Though the other two made it in, Overkill was left locked until being removed not too long ago. 

The removal of the perk, which has been a staple in other CoD titles, has had fans questioning whether the devs are getting rid of it entirely, and now, they’ve shed a little more light on what’s happened. 

Overkill perk in the CoD mobile create a class screen
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Overkill was listed a perk for CoD Mobile but was never available.

Following their October 29 Community Update, where they revealed some additional content for Halloween, as well as going over bug fixes for the current season, the devs were quizzed on plenty of different topics – including Overkill. 

Players asked if it was still in the works and if they had any further info to add, given that players have been waiting quite a while to see it. “No, not yet. Still the same situation as before where we aren’t quite comfortable enough with weapon balance after the introduction of Gunsmith,”  the devs replied. 

Adding on to that, they continued: “We need weapon balance to be damn near perfect before we drop Overkill into the mix since that can have a huge effect on weapon balance as well.”

Given that the power of balancing is in the hands of the devs, there’s no telling as to when the mobile game will be balanced enough for Overkill to be introduced. 

Fans who have been waiting for the perk will be hoping that this day comes sooner rather than later, but, we’ll just have to wait and see.