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When is CoD Mobile Season 11? Release date, new maps & more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 11:22 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 23:25

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty Mobile Season 11 is on the horizon but the devs are being quite secretive with new details. Regardless, here’s everything we know so far. 

Call of Duty Mobile Season 10, The Hunt, is almost at its endpoint after bringing Terminal, Pine, the Echo shotgun, new characters, and changes to the Battle Royale mode.

As a result, players have been looking ahead to see what Season 11 might offer, but unlikely previous seasons, the devs have decided against running a test server in order to keep things secret.

With the season shrouded in plenty of mystery, including when exactly it will release, we’ve nailed down some of the details that we know right now.

CoD Mobile character in Season 10
CoD Mobile Season 10, The Hunt, brought plenty of new content with maps, weapons, and more.

When is CoD Mobile Season 11?

The question on everybody’s lips is, when will Season 11 actually get underway? The CoD Mobile devs have stated mid-October would be the target date, and it’s going to be dead center of the week. 

CoD Mobile Season 11 will be releasing on October 14 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST / 1 AM BST (the next day).

What new maps and weapon will be in CoD Mobile Season 11?

As for what maps and weapons could be around, the devs have once again been secretive on that front but it hasn’t been completely radio silent. 

On October 3, they teased the return of an old map, and it didn’t take long before fans recognized that it would be Halloween Standoff. The broken wall and destroyed tank from the iconic Black Ops 2 map gave the game away. 

However, as we saw in Season 10, the devs aren’t averse to putting in multiple maps, so we could see something else too. As for weapons, they’ve teased “multiple” coming in Season 11, but haven’t gone any further than that. 

Halloween Standoff in COD Mobile
Halloween Standoff is set to return in CoD Mobile.

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 11?

Given that the Halloween version of Standoff will be returning, it makes sense that someone with a spooky sort of name or vibe could be available as a character.

That’s right, we’re talking about Ghost. Some fans have suggested that he could appear in Season 11, but given that everything is pretty much under wraps, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

As we get closer to Season 11, and when it ultimately releases, we’ll know more about the devs have in store.

So, keep checking back in with Dexerto as we’ll keep this post update with the latest news, rumors, and speculation regarding the new season.

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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.