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Another entry to the long-running Call of Duty series, developed by Tencent Games' TiMi development team and published by Activision (Garena in South East Asia), it was released in early October 2019 after several region limited closed beta tests.

The game combines content from many Call of Duty games, mostly the original Modern Warfare trilogy and the Black Ops series in a faithful recreation of Call of Duty multiplayer, along with a Battle Royale Game mode which plays like Blackout from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and the famous Zombies mode, borrowing some gameplay features from Call of Duty: Black Ops III.


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  • A.K.A.-47:
    • While some weapons retain their real names, some are changed, such as Cheytac Intervention being called as "DL Q33" or the Winchester Model 1200 (W1200) pump action shotgun being called "BY-15".
    • The AKS-74U, the name of an actual gun, was renamed to RUS-79U in Season 3.
  • Allegedly Free Game: Surprisingly defied as while a few weapons gave minor advantage, ultimately skill matters more in multiplayer, and perks are level unlockables instead of bought.
  • Ammunition Conservation: In "One Shot, One Kill" mode, the player only has limited ammunition, and must therefore try to limit their shots to when they are able to score a direct hit. Successful kills are rewarded by having the spent cartridges replenished.
  • Anonymous Ringer:
    • The opposing forces are instead "Special Forces" and "Guerilla Ops" and both use the same announcer. Both use the same models too, although the opposing forces always glow red from the player's side, regardless of the faction.
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    • As well, the "Crash" and "Crossfire" maps, originally set in the Middle East, has all Arabic markings and signs changed to English.
  • Bad Santa: The Christmas event introduced the Battle Royale boss Zombie Santa, who has stolen everyone's presents and is taking them to the Circus.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: The default Zombies boss starts with a menacing hellhound, similar to the Cerebus boss in Battle Royale. The Abomination promptly kills it and takes over as boss.
  • Battle Royale Game: This game's Battle Royale mode is inspired by the Blackout game mode from Black Ops 4 with some different mechanics and weapons.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: Zombies mode has Wonder Weapons with special perks which can only be bought by opening Loot Crates. These kinds of weapons are especially important on later survival rounds when the zombies become very tanky.
  • Color-Coded Item Tiers:
    • Item rarity is tiered: White < Green < Blue < Purple. Blue and purple-tiered items have some minor perks in Multiplayer games. In Zombies Mode, weapons in higher tiers do more damage.
    • Attachment rarity in Battle Royale is tiered: White < Green < Blue < Purple < Gold. The differences between these items are documented here.
  • Combat Resuscitation: When playing in duos or squads in Battle Royale, players can be knocked out and then revived by their teammates. If a person bleeds out, they can still be brought back into the match if their team scans their dog tag.
  • Crossover: A massive one of the many Call of Duty series, mostly the original Modern Warfare trilogy and the Black Ops series.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: Just bumping into something can cause substantial damage to most vehicles. One or two rockets or a good bullet spray can make any vehicle explode.
  • Fake Difficulty: Zombies in this game are even bigger bullet sponges than their console counterparts. This can be partially solved with traps, which always insta-kill anyone who falls into them.
  • Falling Damage:
    • Classic mode has some fall damage, though it can be reduced with the Lightweight perk.
    • Mostly subverted in Battle Royale, where there's little to no fall damage since the character's wingsuit usually opens before falling a great distance.
  • Hero Shooter: Battle Royale players can choose from at least six different classes, each with their own special abilities and perks.
  • Hit Stop:
    • The replay footage of the final kill in a match is dramatically slowed down.
    • The last kill in Battle Royale is also slowed down to give this effect.
  • More Dakka: Heavy machine guns like the S36 and RPD have magazines with 75-100 bullets, though they do slow down running speed significantly.
  • Nazi Zombies: Downplayed in Zombies mode. While it's mentioned that the area house is actually a secret research facility from World War II, it's never explained exactly where the hordes of zombies come from.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: All of the game modes, with the exception of Zombies, don't have backstories. The player just follows what the Commander says.
  • Regenerating Health:
    • Played straight, even though HP is visible both in HUD and above every player as in the fourth Black Ops game, which averts this.
    • Averted in the Battle Royale mode which plays like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, regenerating health in the BR mode can only be done by with healing items.
    • Also averted in 2v2 Showdown, where health cannot be regenerated in any way
  • Schmuck Bait: One of the Battle Royale classes is Trickster, which sends out two holographic images of the player and disguises that player as a holograph.
  • Self-Plagiarism: This game and PUBG Mobile are both published by Tencent Games, specifically while PUBG Mobile were developed by Lightspeed & Quantum, COD Mobile were developed by TiMi, who had once made a Chinese-exclusive PUBG Mobile: Army Attack that was released concurrently before it was replaced.
    • Both games have similar controls and game modes, so players can easily switch between playing these games.
    • They also have similar monetization schemes, with Battle Passes, Loot Boxes, and special events.
  • Soft Glass: The windows in Battle Royale can be broken by climbing through them.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Some voice clips just do not belong on the characters they're given to. For example, Tank Dempsey is given a RUSSIAN ACCENT, and similarly, the American "Battery" and Chinese "Seraph" are given the same weird vague European accent.
  • When Trees Attack: Zombies mode has a tree monster boss called Jubokko which can be unlocked by collecting various Easter Eggs around the map.

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