Call of Duty Mobile’s battle royale mode detailed

Includes character classes, different revival system to Blackout

Activision has detailed the battle royale mode featured in Call of Duty: Mobile, which is currently in the early stages of beta testing.

The upcoming free-to-play title will bring together maps, modes, weapons and characters from across the franchise, including a battle royale mode which shares similarities with Black Ops 4’s Blackout but is billed as a “unique take on the genre, custom-built for mobile with Call of Duty’s signature gameplay”.

In an lengthy blog post detailing the mode, Activision said users will be able to select from single, two-person or four-person playlists before jumping into 100-player matches, which can be played in a first or third-person perspective.

They’ll also need to choose from one of six classes (Defender, Mechanic, Scout, Clown, Medic, Ninja), each with their own ability and skill, before parachuting into the map.

Scout, for example, can fire a sensor dart to view hostile players in the immediate area on the radar map, and can see fresh footprints, while Clown can set off a bomb which summons zombies that only attack nearby hostiles.

Reviving teammates introduces a dog tag retrieval system, with successfully healed players being dropped back into the map from a cargo plane.

While it appears to share similarities with Blackout’s map, Activision said the play space features “a wide variety of new territory to explore”, including areas based on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare maps Crash, Shipment and Pipeline.

Activision launched Call of Duty: Mobile beta testing last week in India, “with more territories coming online in the coming months”.