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2v2 Showdown playlist coming to Call of Duty: Mobile

Season 5 – Steel Legion – begins in Call of Duty: Mobile on Wednesday, April 1 bringing a brand new Battle Pass, new Killstreak, and a new mode.

The new mode is called 2v2 Showdown. It’s a 2v2 mode for players to team up with a friend and go against another duo. Similar to Modern Warfare’s Gunfight, 2v2 Showdown has randomized create a class loadouts for players.

2v2 Showdown, a new game mode, where duos face-off in a round based brawl to the death. Similar to Modern Warfare Gunfight, 2v2 Showdown dishes out randomized loadouts each round, players’ health does not regenerate, and you must eliminate the other team or capture the overtime flag to win. The first team to take five rounds wins the game. Squad up with your friend or just practice your quick draw with a variety of weapons in 2v2 Showdown. 

It’s not clear which maps 2v2 Showdown is played on in Call of Duty: Mobile, but based on the Activision Blog post it looks to be in the standard set of MP maps available in the mobile game.

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Call of Duty: Mobile – March 26 Update

The latest update for Call of Duty: Mobile went live overnight on March 26th bringing a host new content and bug fixes to the mobile game on iOS and Android.

This update also sets up the incoming start of Season 5 – Legion Steel – for Call of Duty: Mobile, which will begin on Wednesday, April 1 in-game and last through April 30.

Now live in Call of Duty: Mobile is Black Ops 2’s Meltdown as the newest MP map, a new Ranked season, and more.

Here’s a look at what’s coming to the Mobile game:

On top of this in-game update, we are preparing for the next season, Steel Legion, which will be releasing next week at the beginning of April. Every single day we’ll have a variety of announcements, news, and highlights coming out in-game and through our social media channels.

Before we get to that though, here is a long look at Meltdown. It is live in-game right now.0:000:30

That’s right, our Youtube channel is alive and kicking once again! We plan to have more video content regularly available there, especially as we move into these themed seasons. In the immediate future, we may or may not have a Steel Legion trailer releasing there soon. Keep an eye out.

As a part of this update we’ll have a new ranked season (with new rewards and changes), a new Battle Pass, new MP modes, a new version of BR’s Warfare mode, and more that we aren’t revealing entirely just through the patch notes. You’ll have to check back next week for more.

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Patch Notes

What’s NewNew Ranked Season

Season 4 Ranked Mode will run from April 1st until June 1st

  • New ranked mode seasonal rewards
  • All new Industrial Revolution themed weapons & equipment coming to Season 4 Ranked Mode, including Epic weapon Man-o-War, and Epic soldier Ruin
  • Ranked Mode Changes
  • Improved art and particle effects in Ranked match tab
  • Improved score earning rules for MP based on player’s performance
  • Improved matchmaking logic
  • New Ranked MP Mode map: Temporarily replaced Scrapyard with Meltdown, available for S&D, DOM and TDM
  • Reduced the penalty for losing a ranked match

Battle Pass

  • Steel Legion Pass has arrived! New Content
    • Originally from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Lt. Commander David Mason, Code Name: SECTION, is now available in the Premium Battle Pass
  • Mason Battle Pass themed weapons are also available now for a limited time
    • Free Battle Pass Rewards
  • GKS: New high-powered SMG that has reliable recoil and stability, but can also hit long range targets
  • New Scorestreak – Shock RC: Detects and disables nearby enemies with an electric shock

Multiplayer – Newly Added Modes:

  • Gun Game: Team Fight = Gun Game + TDM, Progress your weapons by earning kills or with two assists. First team to reach 60 points or a knife kill on the last level wins.
  • 2v2 Showdown: Two teams of two go head to head using random weapon loadouts that change every 2 rounds. Be the first to eliminate both enemies, or capture the point in overtime to win the match. First team to reach 6 rounds wins. Single round respawn and health regeneration disabled.

New Map – Meltdown

  • Originally from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Battle in the industrial section of a nuclear power plant
    • Meltdown is available in the following 7 modes: S&D, DOM, TDM, Snipers Only, Gun Game: Team Fight, Gun Game, and FFA

Optimizations

  • Limited Time Mode: Prop Hunt
    • Reduced from 3 rounds to 2 rounds, increased round time
    • Players can join a match in progress during the first round
    • Optimized starting score for players who join a match in progress
    • A new spring themed Prop Hunt is coming Soon!
  • Practice Vs. AI Mode: This mode will no longer add other human players
    • Invulnerable timer after respawn changed to 4 seconds
  • Frontline: Invulnerable timer after respawn changed to 4 seconds
  • Gun Game: added new weapons to the rotation
  • Snipers Only: Sniper Rifle optics will be changed to default scopes

Weapon Balances

  • Reduced S36 stability, increased horizontal recoil
  • Reduced LMG sprint-to-fire speed
  • Reduced MSMC stability and short range damage
  • Reduced Type 25 close range damage
  • Increase flinch when shot by Locus, DL Q33, Arctic .50
  • Greatly increase ASM10 stability, increased damage range
  • Reduced LK24 damage range
  • Increased BK57 damage range
  • Increased ICR damage range
  • Increased AK47 and Man-O-War stability

Movement

  • Optimized sliding and jumping action

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in FFA where the Trophy System destroys your own projectiles
  • Fixed DL Q33 – Holidays sound bug
  • Fixed voice announcement when a teammate uses a Predator Missile
  • Fixed a bug where the player earns Hardpoint Kill bonus points when they use a VTOL while sitting within the Hardpoint zone
  • Fixed voice announcer bug in DOM mode

Battle Royale

New Mode: FPP Warfare

  • FPP Warfare Mode: 20v20 clash using First Person Perspective only
    • Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming limited time mode!

Easter Egg Event

  • During our BR Easter Egg Event there will be some changes to the Circus area, go check it out!
  • Pay close attention to Eggs laid out on the map, go break them apart!

Lootable Weapons

  • Added UL736 LMG & HS2126 Shotgun to BR

Bug Fixes & Optimization

  • Fixed a bug where players are unable to equip the Axe and Baseball Bat
  • We have changed the melee weapon interface; Players must now select a melee weapon

SystemOptimization

  • Improved lobby UI and visuals for a more user-friendly experience after the Season 4 Ranked Mode ends; Players must update to the latest version to start climbing the ranks in the new season.
  • Soap and Outrider received a little extra polish

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where opening the friend list in the mode lobby will cause the game to freeze
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We are looking forward to seeing what you all think about the update (that S36 nerf really did happen) and what we have coming next week! For now, have one more glimpse at something coming soon, the Shock RC, our newest scorestreak which will be available as a part of the Steel Legion Battle Pass.

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And here’s the trailer for Meltdown:

SOURCE: The Call of Duty: Mobile Team

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Call of Duty: Mobile – New Season Disavowed Live Now

The Call of Duty: Mobile team launched a brand new season of content for the game over the weekend, including a brand new Battle Pass, the debut of Soap into the game, and a new map Cage.

The new content is available now for all Call of Duty: Mobile players.

The Call of Duty: Mobile team has stated that they are moving away from having Season 3/4/etc and now doing themed seasons with names. The new season is called Disavowed.

The season brings the first new map called Cage, which is not in any other Call of Duty titles. There’s also an update on the Zombies mode, which is not good news for fans of that mode in the Mobile game – the mode will be removed in March.

Here’s the full details:

Greetings Call of Duty: Mobile Community, we are back again after going through hundreds and hundreds of comments over the last week. First off, thank you for embracing our approach to communicating those changes and our plans to improve a variety of aspects of the game in the near future. Your kindness, your feedback, and all of the discussions spurred on from that post have been absolutely wonderful to see!

Today we are back and excited with to share a brand-new season with you. Soap is back baby! We are moving away from Season 3, Season 4, etc. etc. and focusing more on uniquely themed names. With this March season we are calling it Disavowed.

Today on March 1st (UTC) we have our newest event, Spring Into Action. You’ll find waiting for you a brand-new Battle Pass, a brand-new multiplayer map called CAGE, the release of the earnable H.I.V.E. Operator Skill, a credit store update, the limited time Warfare mode (BR 20 vs20), the MP mode One Shot One Kill, double player XP, double weapon XP, and more.

Login now, take advantage of any of the limited time exclusives, and explore the new season.

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Instead of the normal cadence, we want to instead focus on everything coming up today on March 1st (UTC) and everything related to this season. You’ll read descriptions not only from our community team, but also directly from developers and designers. Let’s first go through all of the major aspects of this event followed by some general announcement and news.

Patch Notes

– A new Battle Pass season drops March 1st!

  • Unlock Soap, new weapons, new equipment and more in the Disavowed Battle Pass!

– “Spring Into Action” for 24 hours with new events and rewards, including the H.I.V.E Operator Skill!

  • One Shot One Kill and Warfare unlocked for 24 hours on March 1st
  • Double Weapon and Double Player XP for 24 hours

– New Cage multiplayer map available March 1st

  • Unlock rewards in a special Cage event

– The credit store has been updated

– New weapon and Operator crates coming soon

– Hardpoint has been added to core and ranked multiplayer rotation

– Search & Destroy win condition reduced from 6 rounds to 5 rounds

Battle Pass Highlight

With this brand-new Battle Pass we are happy to announce that we will have our first ever female operator in a Battle Pass, Urban Tracker, and the return of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series legend, Soap MacTavish.

Of course, that’s just the two main characters featured in the pass, there is also the savagely effective RUS-79U Viking, the Brambles series of weapons and gear, the MacTavish series of weapons and gear, and more. As per usual, there is both a free Battle Pass and a premium Battle Pass available with their own selection of gear to earn and acquire.

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Spring Into Action – Limited Time Modes

For 24 hours we are bringing back both two of the most popular limited time modes: Jump into a chaotic 20vs20 team-based experience with Warfare in Battle Royale or the quick, deadly, and precision focused One Shot One Kill multiplayer mode.

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CAGE Multiplayer Map

This is our first Call of Duty: Mobile original map and it is a close-quarters three lane battlefield contained within a contemporary construction site. This map is mirrored and the ideal battlefield for fast-paced close quarter skirmishes.

The map is designed in a way where there ‘perfect’ cover due to the verticality of the map, so be vigilant and keep an eye on your surroundings and not just what is right in front of you. Lastly, there are plenty of unique tactical advantages to be found and mantled throughout the map. Take a quick look at the flyby below and then try it out yourself.0:000:13

H.I.V.E. Operator Skill Highlight

This brand-new Operator Skill was once a Specialist Weapon in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, now makes its debut in Call of Duty: Mobile! This versatile weapon can be used for defense or offense. Release pods at doorways and block entry points or crowded routes, like when blocking off the routes to a capture point or use it aggressively to make an area a walking bee-field of deadly pods.

Starting today, you’ll be able to earn this skill by completing various Multiplayer based objectives: login, play MP matches, use other operator skills, take out enemies with scorestreaks, or just get general kills. The skill will be available to earn until March 11th (UTC).

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Credit Store Update

While it seems like only a short while we last talked about the credit store updating with fresh new gear, we are back again today with another update! Like we mentioned last week, we are committed to frequently updating the store and in providing a variety of ways to earn or grind for new gear. With this update we have the following coming to the store:

  • · Scorestreak: MQ-27 DRAGONFIRE
  • · Shotgun: HS0405 – Ukiyo-e
  • · Assault Rifle: AK-47 – Metal Note
  • · Assault Rifle: AK117 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • · SMG: MSMC – St. Patrick’s Day

ZOMBIES Mode

One of the most frequently asked questions to these updates is “what about ZOMBIES Mode?” Today, after extensive evaluation we are sharing that ZOMBIES Mode is being removed on March 25th.

We had always mentioned it was limited but with no explicit end-date. We wanted to see the reception, see the feedback, and see how we can potentially shape the mode for the future. However, the mode just didn’t reach the level of quality that we desire. The second map, Nacht Der Untoten, is also not releasing in the global version.

We may bring the mode back, with Nacht Der Untoten, once we can make sure it is high enough quality, but for now we’ll focus on development for Multiplayer, Battle Royale, and Ranked Mode.

Hardpoint Becomes Permanent
Last week after our community update, we saw a huge response to our call for feedback and specifically about Hardpoint. Today, we are thrilled to announce that based on community feedback and in-game participation (when the mode was previously available) that Hardpoint is now permanent!

You can find the mode available today in core Multiplayer and in Ranked mode. However, in Ranked Mode you’ll have to rise to the rank of Elite before you can participate in Hardpoint. Well done everyone, you did it!

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Call of Duty: Mobile Season 3 Update

Season 3 has arrived in Call of Duty: Mobile!

Season 3 of Call of Duty: Mobile brings a new map – Scrapyard from Modern Warfare 2,- new loot to earn in the system, and a new Battle Pass which goes live on January 19.

The season this themed around the Phantom Skin from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Season 3 also sees bug fixes, updates to Ranked, new modes in MP, new BR locations, and more.

Season 3 is live in the app for the next month.

The Call of Duty: Mobile team has shared the patch notes for the new Season:

Greetings Call of Duty: Mobile community, it has been a short while since our holiday updates rolled out with Prop Hunt, Winter Raid, and a whole bunch of free rewards to celebrate the excellent year.

Today we are releasing the Season 3 Update for Call of Duty: Mobile! This update is live and rolling out in all regions. To update just search for Call of Duty: Mobile on the Android or Apple storefront.REPLAY VIDEO0:170:17

Similar to our Season 2 release, with this community update we will focus more discussing and sharing everything we can about the features, modes, changes, and content coming in this release. As per usual, we’ll be keeping an eye out for feedback and bug reports, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Call of Duty: Account

Since the worldwide launch of Call of Duty: Mobile you all have been asking for more and more ways to connect to the game. We have always shown we are dedicated to providing you those options.

First, we added a way to use Google Play and Apple’s Gamecenter as login options. With this Season 3 update, we are adding a way to link your Call of Duty Account! This option will be available to all players, those with pre-existing accounts and new players.

This will provide you with another way to save your player data and will provide us new opportunities in the future to link to the massive Call of Duty infrastructure. As a thanks to anyone who helps test this first iteration of this system, anyone who links now will receive the Outrider – Arctic skin as a reward.

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You can see how to link up your account and do all of that in our new Activision Bloghttps://blog.activision.com/call-of-duty/2020-01/Link-Up-to-Earn-Rewards-in-Call-of-Duty-MobileSeason 3 Battle Pass

Alongside everything else coming this season, we also have a brand-new Battle Pass! You’ll be able to acquire Phantom and FTL from Infinite Warfare alongside a variety of similarly futuristic weapons, like the Chicom – Irradiated Amethyst or the Type 25 – Geometry.

This time around, the length is shortened down to 50 tiers, instead of 100, but with the same amount of gear and loot to earn across that timeframe. To reflect that the premium price is lowered compared to the others Same high-value content, both free and premium, in a brand-new Battle Pass launching on January 20th (January 19th PST).

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Multiplayer

There are new scorestreaks and operator skills coming out this season, but as we mentioned in the last community update, this season we have two new multiplayer maps for everyone and one new limited time mode. Let’s take a quick look at both of those.

Scrapyard
This classic recreation of the Modern Warfare 2 map will be available to all players today on release. You will be able to traverse and fight your way across this medium-size map on most Multiplayer modes and through both indoor and outdoor environments.

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Cage
This brand-new map will be coming to COD: Mobile later on in the season. This map has a deceptively basic three-lane design with verticality, open lanes for sniping, and a mixture of close quarters & mid-range options. As we get closer to this releasing in-game we’ll share more shots of this map in future updates.

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Rapid Fire Mode
This brand new fast paced limited time mode will be available for everyone to try on release! There is plenty to love with unlimited ammo, faster scorestreaks, and shorter operator skill cooldowns. Like all new modes, we will be on the look-out for any and all feedback to help us shape the future of the mode.Battle Royale

While there are some general map updates for Battle Royale, a new class skill, and a few changes mentioned in the update notes, the main attraction is our new 20vs20 mode called Warfare! This will be available today on release and here is some of the basic info:

  • · Multiplayer style fast paced action but in Battle Royale
  • · Two teams draw battle lines and drop on their respective sides of the map
  • · Infinite respawns
  • · Loadout saved upon death
  • · First team to 150 kills win the match
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Ranked Mode
With Season 3 we also have a brand-new season of Ranked Mode coming your way! This time around we have a new Ranked Mode tile on the main page that will allow you to check your ranked status in both Multiplayer and Battle Royale. You can see your rewards, your rank in each mode, and all of the information you might require on your road to Legendary.

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Call of Duty: Mobile 3.0 Update Notes

Season 3 Update is Live! A brand-new ranked season is now available.

  • New ranked rewards, including Black Ops III weapons, Yellow Snake series, and more!
  • Ranked Improvements
    • Updated user interface
    • Improved matchmaking balance
    • Increased penalty for frequently quitting
    • Reduced point deduction for losses below Master
    • Hijacked map removed from ranked MP
    • Domination single round score adjusted to 75 in ranked
    • TDM score adjusted to 50 in ranked

Battle Pass

  • – New Premium and Free Battle Pass Rewards!
  • – Premium Battle Pass price has been lowered
  • – Battle Pass tiers has been reduced to 50, high value content has remained

Multiplayer

  • – New Limited Time Mode
    • Rapid Fire
      • Faster Score Streaks
      • Shorter Operator Skill cooldowns
      • Unlimited ammo
  • – New Maps:
    • Scrapyard
      • TDM, Domination, Search and Destroy, Frontline, Hardpoint
    • Cage
      • TDM, Sniper Only
  • – New Operator Skill – H.I.V.E
    • New operator skill that kills enemies with the use of traps
  • New Scorestreak – XS1 Goliath
    • Unlock this devastating Scorestreak at 900 points

Battle Royale

  • – Time and space have distorted and will soon reveal a new battle area
  • – New Limited Time Battle Royale Mode – Warfare
  • 20 vs 20 Mode
    • Fast-paced objective based mode that brings MP mechanics to Battle Royale
  • New vehicle
    • 2-person motorcycle, perfect for high speed assaults and escapes
  • New Battle Royale Class coming soon

General

  • Call of Duty Account Login!
    • Players can create a Call of Duty Account or bind their existing account to Call of Duty: Mobile! This will provide another way to save your data.
    • Players who link their CoD account will receive the Outrider – Arctic skin.
  • Controls
    • Added three new sensitivity modes and shotgun firing in control settings

Improvements and Optimizations

Multiplayer

  • – TDM is now unlocked at level 3
  • – Return of Takeoff and Raid MP maps
  • – Fixed wall geometry on certain maps
  • – Added warning and death for leaving combat zone
  • – Increased damage taken from falls
  • – Added ability to climb down ladders
  • – SMRS has slightly reduced movement speed, lethal range, and damage to Scorestreak
  • – Adjusted shooting stability of S36, reduce its performance in long distance
  • – Slightly reduced recoil stability of Type 25 foregrip attachment
  • – Slightly reduced recoil stability of AK117 foregrip attachment
  • – Reduced MSMC magazine capacity to 25
  • – Slightly increased recoil stability of ICR foregrip attachment
  • – Increased recoil control of AK-47 and reduced vertical recoil degree
  • – Increased firing stability and animations of LK24, ASM10 and HG40
  • – Deploying Transform Shield releases a high-pressure air blast that affects incoming bullet trajectory
  • – Gravity Spike gives temporary increased armor effect
  • – Significantly reduced charge time of Gravity Spikes, and increased energy returned by skill
  • – Increased energy usage of Sparrow Operator Skill
  • – Improved throwing and speed of standard and fast grenades
  • – Additional improvements

Battle Royale

  • – Improved Shipment and Countdown location layouts
  • – Improved sound effects in cold areas
  • – Added additional strategic ziplines
  • – Increased damage drop-off of SMRS rockets at longer distances
  • – Reduced movement speed while actively using SMRS
  • – Improved helicopter collision mechanics with environment
  • – Airdrops always contain Level 3 body armor
  • – Deploying Transform Shield releases a high-pressure air blast that affects incoming bullet trajectory
  • – Additional improvements

System and Client

  • – Slightly increased strength of controller aim assist on MP and BR
  • – MP after action report UI improvements for final scores and team MVPs
  • – Improved experience bonus from certain modes
  • – Reporting cheaters may generate a follow up on actions taken
  • – Fallen players can ping teammates to retrieve or use dog tags in BR
  • – Primary and secondary weapons can be switched during match countdown
  • – Improved quick team up option in lobby

That’s everything for this Season 3 update! Plenty will be rolling out throughout this season and of course we have plenty more planned for the future of Call of Duty: Mobile. Until next time!

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Call of Duty: Mobile January 9 Community Update – Season 3 Preview

The Call of Duty: Mobile team has posted their latest Community Update on Reddit, and this community update is giving fans a first preview of what’s coming with Season 3 to Call of Duty: Mobile.

Season 3 is set to begin in mid-January for Call of Duty: Mobile with new content for MP, BR, Zombies, new Battle Pass, and more for the game.

The team previewed some of the content in the Season, including the return of Modern Warfare 2’s Scrapyard.

Happy New Year Call of Duty: Mobile community, we are back with the first community update of the year and with news of an impending release! We have Season 3 of Call of Duty: Mobile releasing around the middle of January and with that will come new modes, new maps, a new ranked mode season for BR & MP, a new Battle Pass, and more.

We are going to go over all of that in detail just before release with the full patch notes alongside some extra information about what is releasing throughout the Season 3 period, but let’s start with a preview of the next Multiplayer map.

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More on that later, but this isn’t the only new Multiplayer map to be releasing during Season 3.

Season 3 Preview

While we don’t want to reveal all the details before we give out patch notes and do the announcements for the release, we would like to give you a taste of what is coming in this next update and particularly what will immediately be available in Multiplayer.

First up, we have Rapid Fire mode for Multiplayer. This fast paced and action-packed experience will be giving you infinite ammo, infinite grenades, sped up operator skill cooldowns, and faster recharging scorestreaks. This limited time mode will be available for all to try on Season 3 launch.

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Second, we have Scrapyard. This is a recreation of the classic three lane Modern Warfare 2 map. It is a medium sized map that provides plenty of opportunities for close to mid-range combat and promises plenty of action. This will be the first Multiplayer map to release in Season 3.

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Call of Duty titles generated over $1.1 billion in revenue in 2019

SuperData Research has released their 2019 report on the video games industry and the overall results from the digital market worldwide.

Their extensive research report is available to download for free and provides insight into the free to play category, premium games, and streaming services for 2019.

The report has revealed that Call of Duty titles collectively generated over $1.1 billion in revenue in 2019.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare generated over $647 million in revenue through the end of the year. The title released in October and, per Activision, is the most played Call of Duty game of this console generation.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s post launch microtransactions also performed well through the end of the year with the game generated $487 million in revenue in 2019. Combining those two, Call of Duty generated $1.13 billion in revenue in 2019.

Source: SuperData

Call of Duty: Mobile also released in 2019, and per Super Data, the title generated $116 million total in revenue.

Bringing AAA game franchises to mobile proved to be a successful strategy for publishers. Call of Duty Mobile earned $116.8M in 2019 a\er its October release, and Mario Kart: World Tour also launched on mobile. Instead of simply applying a franchise brand to a mobile game, these games truly mirror the feel of their console counterparts. Their success also shows that gamers are willing to play a wide range of genres on a touchscreen.

The industry continued to shift towards free to play in 2019 with free to play games generating a 6% increase in revenue in 2019 versus 2018. More companies are slowly starting to adopt the free to play model, bringing more players into their game universe.

2020 is a big year for gaming as the new generation of consoles arrive. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be launching in Holiday 2020.

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What We’re Looking Forward To in 2020

2019 and the decade is coming to an end here shortly. Charlie Intel started up in the early part of this decade, back in 2011 with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. 8.5 years later, nine Call of Duty games covered, we’re at the end of this decade.

On Friday, we posed a question on Twitter: what was your favorite Call of Duty game of the decade? The question was so popular it trended on Twitter, and the resounding answer was Black Ops 2 – as that trended worldwide following our question.

Now, with the end of the decade almost here, we wanted to put together a post on what we’re looking forward to going into 2020 – from Call of Duty to consoles and more. Due note, some of the stuff we’re speculating are rumors (and will be noted as such!).

Without further ado, let’s get into what we’re looking forward to in 2020.

Next-Generation Consoles

2020 will be another big year for consoles. The new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will both be arriving in Holiday 2020. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both launched in 2013; so seven years later, we’re getting a new generation of consoles – just in time for the start of the new decade.

PlayStation 5

The next PlayStation console will be arriving in Holiday 2020. Sony has thus far announced just a few details on the new console, including first details on the console’s specs and the controller.

If you missed it, here’s quick recap of the console details:

  • Backwards Compatible with PS4 games
  • Still using Physical Media
  • 8 Core AMD Processor
  • Radeon Navi GPU (Supports up to 8K resolution)
  • SSD and More Storage (Spider-Man loads times from 15 seconds to 0.8)
  • Raytracing

And here’s what’s known about the new DUALSHOCK controller for PS5:

  • New PS5 Controller uses USB Type C
  • PS5 Controller has Haptic Feedback
  • Controller has now adaptive triggers
  • New Speaker system on the controller
  • Better Battery Life
  • Heavier than the DUALSHOCK 4, but will be lighter than a Xbox One controller

There’s a lot more information to come in 2020 as PS5 launch approaches. We’ll be closely looking to see how Sony positions the PlayStation 5 for 2020 and the launch price for the console.

Xbox Series X

Microsoft first announced that a new generation of Xbox would be coming during E3 2019, where the company announced that the new generation is “Project Scarlet.” The told fans it would be a top of the line console with advanced specs and more.

The company then surprised everyone by announcing and revealing the look of the console at the 2019 Game Awards in mid-December. The console is called the Xbox Series X, as shown above, and is launching Holiday 2020.

If you missed any details, here’s a high level recap:

From a technical standpoint, this will manifest as world-class visuals in 4K at 60FPS, with possibility of up to 120FPS, including support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and 8K capability. Powered by our custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and next generation RDNA architecture from our partners at AMD, Xbox Series X will deliver hardware accelerated ray tracing and a new level of performance never before seen in a console.  Additionally, our patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology will allow developers to get even more out of the Xbox Series X GPU and our next-generation SSD will virtually eliminate load times and bring players into their gaming worlds faster than ever before.

We are minimizing latency by leveraging technology such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and giving developers new functionality like Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) to make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever.  Xbox Series X is also designed for a future in the cloud, with unique capabilities built into the hardware and software to make it as easy as possible to bring great games to both console and elsewhere. Xbox Series X will deliver a level of fidelity and immersion unlike anything that’s been achieved in previous console generations. 

Call of Duty

Modern Warfare Content

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launched on October 25, 2019 with mixed reaction from the Call of Duty community.

Activision revealed recently that Modern Warfare is the most played Call of Duty game of the last six years, despite a lot of the negativity online about the game. It seems more of the casual players are playing Modern Warfare a lot while some of the long term fans are frustrated with some of the design choices.

2020 is looking strong for the game with more Post Launch content seasons for Modern Warfare with new Battle Passes, maps, and more. With the elimination of the Season Pass in this game, it’s great knowing all players will receive all of the new maps to come for free. We hope to see more Modern Warfare classic makes into this game, like Rust, Terminal, and more.

There’s so many options to pick from – let’s hope Infinity Ward picks the right ones…

Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile debuted in 2019 as one of the new ways Activision can bring Call of Duty to more users worldwide. Call of Duty: Mobile has been a hit for Activision, racking in millions in revenue and becoming the most downloaded new mobile game in history.

In 2020, we’re looking forward to seeing how Activision evolves the Call of Duty: Mobile game with more content and new features. They’ve added in the Zombies mode and promised more Zombies maps, new MP maps, and more to come to the game as the year progresses.

We’re also interested to see if they plan to bring any of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s maps and content to the mobile game. The mobile game has brought Call of Duty to a new audience – especially in Asia, where in some regions home consoles are not as popular.

Rumor: Modern Warfare Battle Royale

Another thing we’re also hoping and waiting to see pan out in 2020 is this long rumored Battle Royale mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Activision has not officially confirmed a Battle Royale exists, but there has been so many rumors about its release.

The rumors state that the Battle Royale is expected to be free to play, standalone from the main Modern Warfare game, and release in “early 2020.” Rumors also state that Raven Software is tasked with leading development of this project. The studio was recently hiring a Community Manager for the studio, in a sign that they are becoming lead in some regard for Call of Duty.

Even beyond the rumors, so many details on this potential BR have been found in the game files for Modern Warfare, including a look at the in-development map for the mode.

Here’s that leaked map, in case you missed it:

Fans have even glitched in-game to be above the entire Battle Royale map inside of Modern Warfare.

With all of the rumors, the numerous in-game references, and more, we’re patiently waiting to see if this ever pans out. And if it does, it would be remarkable. Free to play Call of Duty BR? That would be a major hit for Activision.

But for now, it’s just a rumor.

Speculation: Call of Duty 2020

Every year, a new Call of Duty game releases, and 2020 will of course be no different.

But 2020 will be different in regards to the release cycle. Since 2013, Call of Duty devs have been on a 3 year development cycle rotating between Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games.

But in May of 2019, Kotaku reported that Activision put Treyarch in charge of 2020 Call of Duty game because of bickering between SHG and Raven. Treyarch even slipped up a bit with a job listing earlier saying they’re working on a “next-gen title for 2020.” This makes Sledgehammer and Raven support studios with Treyarch.

2020 will be the first two-year developed Treyarch title since 2012’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which is now a beloved game. It will be interesting to see the direction Treyarch goes with developing a new game in two years, and with that, a new game for new consoles. This will be Treyarch’s first as the leading dev for a new console launch for Call of Duty. 2013 was Infinity Ward with Call of Duty: Ghosts.

The rumors floating around are that the 2020 game from Treyarch encompasses the Cold War era, including the Vietnam War. There is a campaign expected to be part of the game.

With all of this to look forward too, 2020 is looking to be a busy year! As always, stick with CharlieIntel for the latest on all things Call of Duty and new generation consoles.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy new year!

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Prop Hunt arrives in Call of Duty: Mobile

Prop Hunt mode has arrived in Call of Duty: Mobile as part of Holiday Celebrations in the mobile game.

The mode was released on Friday, December 20 and available on the Winter Raid variation map. Prop Hunt on Winter Raid is available to play until December 31.

Standard Prop Hunt then debuts in Call of Duty: Mobile on December 31 on maps Standoff and Crash.

Prop Hunt will have players literally chasing down presents in a wicked game of hide and seek, available starting on December 20 until December 31 on Winter Raid. Standard Prop Hunt will make its way to Standoff and Crash on December 31.

Check it out in game while it’s available!

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Activision wins numerous awards at 2019 The Game Awards

The 2019 Game Awards took place on Thursday, December 12 in Los Angeles, CA hosted by Geoff Kieghley.

The stream featured a variety of reveals, including the reveal of the new Xbox console coming in Holiday 2020: Xbox Series X.

The event also featured many awards being handed out for best games of 2019, and Activision took home a few awards during the night for several games released.

The awards for Call of Duty titles included:

  • Best Audio Design – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Best Mobile Game – Call of Duty: Mobile

Other Activision titles also won awards, including an Activision published title winning Game of the Year.

  • Best Sports/Racing Game – Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled
  • Best Adventure Game – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Game of the Year – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Congratulations to all of the development studios and teams at Activision!

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Holiday themed areas coming next week in Call of Duty: Mobile Battle Royale

Activision and Tencent have announced that Call of Duty: Mobile will be getting holiday themed areas in the Battle Royale mode in the near future.

Season 2 brought in the new Circus area to the Battle Royale map when it launched in November, and now they are bringing the holiday festivities to the Battle Royale map.

For those who have been diving into Battle Royale games over the past few weeks, you might have noticed a new area: the Circus.

Starting next week, this new named zone will have a holiday parade heading straight towards it. You can hide behind these floats to potentially surprise opponents on four unique routes to this circus, but you may want to watch out for the undead that may take over these seemingly harmless holiday floats. 

Also, big congratulations to the teams at Activision and Tencent – Call of Duty: Mobile has won the award for the Best Game, User’s Choice Game, and Best Competitive Game on the Google Play Store.

Call of Duty: Mobile was named 2019’s Best Game, Users’ Choice Game, AND a Best Competitive Game by Google Play.

Specifically, here’s where we’ve won those awards in Google’s slate of country-by-country accolades:

  • Best Game: United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, India, Turkey, ROLATAM, MENA.
  • Users’ Choice Game: United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, India.
  • Best Competitive Game: United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, India, ROLATAM, MENA.

Thanks to you, the Call of Duty community, for your votes and support around the world.

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