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How to get Petrol for free in CoD Mobile’s Solstice Awakened event

Published: 22/Jul/2020 11:52

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty Mobile has added new rewards that can be unlocked after gathering resources during Season 8’s Solstice Awakened event. Here’s how you can get Petrol for free.

Activision has introduced a new event to CoD Mobile Season 8, Solstice Awakened, which offers three different types of resources: Petrol, Toilet Paper, and Rations for taking part in specific playlists.

These resources can be traded to unlock free rewards through the ‘Exchange Center’ screen with items such as an Epic ‘Nuclear Fallout’ Skin for the Man-O-War available during this event.

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CoD Mobile players can unlock rewards in the Exchange Center.

How to get free petrol in CoD Mobile

The earnable resources in these Solstice Awakened playlists will be updated every day or so, only allowing players to collect two of the three resources at once.

While it can be difficult to know where and when exactly you can earn resources such as Petrol, we’ve compiled a list of all the game modes and dates that offer these tokens.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to claim free Petrol tokens in Cod Mobile’s Solstice Awakened event.

  1. Check what resources are available on the day that you are playing, as seen in our schedule below.
  2. You’ll then need to queue up for a match in the playlist listed for that date.
  3. Earn free petrol and other resources by simply getting kills in these Solstice Awakened playlists.
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CoD Mobile players can queue for these playlists from the Solstice Awakened tab.

What days to get Petrol in the Solstice Awakened event

  • Highrise Gulag (Petrol & Rations) – July 19
  • BR Gulag Mode (Petrol & Toilet Paper) – July 20
  • BR Gulag Mode (Petrol & Toilet Paper) – July 21
  • Cage Rust (Petrol & Rations) – July 23
  • Tunisia Saloon (Petrol & Rations) – July 26
  • Meltdown Saloon (Petrol & Toilet Paper) – July 27
  • Meltdown Saloon (Petrol & Toilet Paper) – July 28
  • Cage Highrise (Petrol & Rations) – July 30
Dates for Solstice awakened event items
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Full schedule to when to earn these CoD Mobile exchange items.

As the Solstice Awakened event is scheduled to end on July 30, it is likely that these tokens could expire shortly after, meaning you might not have long to claim any of the new items.

It is also worth noting that some of the items available in the Exchange Center will require you to collect different amounts of each resource, so it could help to check what you need before playing.

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Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre


Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
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Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.