Latest in Gaming. Image credit:. Sponsored Links. Show full PR text. This fitness app can count your reps and even critique your form. Chinese law requires that any Western studio wanting to release a game work with a local business partner, so Activision are partnering with Chinese publisher Tencent to make it happen.
Call of Duty: Mobile features many playable characters, maps, and gamemodes from previous games in the series. This game mode follows the classic Call of Duty zombies "survival" formula where the player fights off endless waves of zombies, aiming to survive as long as possible. A "Raid" mode was also included where the player must defeat a set amount of waves of zombies before encountering one of two final bosses.
But, Activision said they might bring it back in a later update. Players can choose to play ranked or non-ranked matches in multiplayer mode.
It has two types of in-game currencies: "Credits", which are earned through playing the game, and "COD Points", which have to be bought with real world money. It is possible to play the full game without paying, however, some exclusive character and weapon skins can only be bought with COD Points.
Additionally, the game features special and limited multiplayer modes that may last for days, weeks, or a whole game season. Political intrigue aside, Activision's job is explaining things that seem second-nature to a western audience to the one in China, and conditioning gamers to accept them. Chinese gamers may have high regard for the brand name, but then, many brand names are pirated and counterfeited openly there, and desiring something is not the same as actually paying money for, or using it.
And playing a video game is not the same thing as watching a movie or wearing a pair of jeans. We have game modes, like 'Kill Confirmed' where you go around collecting dogtags, and either capture the kill for your team or deny the kill for the other. In China, they actively avoid these things. Battle royale is a minute match that lets up to players play on a single large map. A player can choose to play alone, as a two-man team, or as a four-man squad.
At the start of a game, all players are aboard a plane that flies in a straight line over the map. This flight path changes every game.
Every team is automatically given a jump leader who decides when and where the team will land. The map is strewn with weapons and items. Players use them to improve their chances of killing other teams while staying alive themselves.