A new game in Activision’s Call of Duty franchise took a step closer to launching on mobile devices with the release of an Alpha version of the cunningly named Call of Duty Mobile. The Alpha is available in select countries via the Google Play Store but unfortunately you had to pre-register for the game so you can’t just go and download it. However, you can still sign up for a chance to join the test here.
The description on Google Play reads thus: “Call of Duty®: Mobile is currently in early Alpha in select countries, and we are working to improve the game experience by continuously fixing bugs and adding additional content for players. We welcome any feedback during your experience to improve the game.”
The game includes customisation options and a Competitive Ranked Mode, there’s also a new trailer for the game which you can watch below.
Activision announced Call of Duty: Mobile at GDC in March this year and showed an ambitious looking attempt to bring faithful rendition of the series’ multiplayer to iOS and Android. The game will be based on popular modes and maps taken from the Black Ops and Modern Warfare series. Modes will include Search and Destroy, Team Deathmatch and Free For All, alongside fan favourite maps like Nuketown and Crash.
Although the game will launch with the standard PvP modes Activision have also teased teased Zombies and the Blackout Battle Royale mode found in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
This will be Activision’s first fully featured major mobile title although they ave had attempts in the past, back in 2012 a leak revealed that Activision Leeds was working on a Call of Duty for mobile devices. They have also launched games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies and Call of Duty: Heroes but they have been pale imitations of their console counterparts.
Call of Duty Mobile is set to launch on Android and iOS devices later this year.