'Call Of Duty: Mobile' Is Getting Christmas-Themed Battle Royale Next Week
Christmas is fast approaching. Advent calendars are being torn into. Presents are being purchased for loved ones. Michael Bublé is presumably savouring every last ounce of freedom before January rolls around and he gets put back in the freezer next to Mariah Carey. It's the most wonderful time of the year, or so they say. Whoever "they" are. Argos, probably.
Activision and Tencent have decided to get in on the festive spirit in their own unique way. While most of us are just putting on silly Christmas jumpers and pretending the shorter days aren't having an impact on our mental health, the team behind Call Of Duty: Mobile are bringing all manner of holiday-themed content to the popular mobile shooter.
A new circus area was recently added to the game's battle royale map, and it seems that Tencent will be building on this by giving the entire mode a fun, festive makeover. From next week, this new zone will have a special holiday parade that marches through it - but it'll more than a purely cosmetic change.
According to a blog post shared by Activision, players will be able to "hide behind parade floats to potentially surprise opponents on four unique routes to this circus". If that's not enough for you, zombies will also play a role in the festivities. The undead nasties will be attracted by the sights and sounds of the parade, and are capable of taking over the "seemingly harmless" holiday floats. You'd better watch out, then. You better not cry, either.
Activision has promised to share more info on the festive event soon, but it's a safe bet that the parade will be joined by all manner of cosmetic Christmas goodies. I would like to fight zombies while dressed as Santa. That's all I've ever wanted, frankly.
In the same post, Activision also underlined what a great launch Call Of Duty: Mobile has had. In fact, the mobile shooter has picked up multiple Google Play awards, including 2019's Best Game, User's Choice Game, and Best Competitive Game. Not bad for a game that only launched two months ago.
Just one week after release, Call Of Duty: Mobile had been downloaded over 100 million times, making it the biggest mobile game launch in history. You probably won't be too shocked to learn that, as a result, Activision is now assessing which of its other IPs could work on mobile.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Mobile or I riot.
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