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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, as well as borrowing some gameplay features from Call of Duty: Black Ops III such as Operator Skills.


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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", the Winchester Model 1200 (W1200) being called "BY-15", the AKS-74U being renamed to "RUS-79U" in Season 3, the SCAR-L being called "DR-H", the KAR-98 bolt action rifle being called "Kilo Bolt Action", the KRISS Vector being called "Fennec", and FAMAS being called "FR 5.56"
    • Misidentified Weapons: The "M4" in the game is actually SIG MCX, though the LMG variant does actually resemble M4, but with drum ammo by default.
  • Allegedly Free Game: Surprisingly defied as no matter what tier or rarity the guns you have, the stats are none too different (the difference between Blueprint and normal weapon are only the weapon attachment arrangements apart from the appearance), ultimately skill matters more in multiplayer. Perks, and with the addition of Gunsmith customization as of season 9 update, gun parts 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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 started with a menacing hellhound, similar to the Cerberus 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:
    • The now removed Zombies mode had Wonder Weapons with special perks which could only be bought by opening Loot Crates. These kinds of weapons were especially important on later survival rounds when the zombies became very tanky.
    • The gun blueprints, aside from looking "cooler", allow you to obtain better gun accessories earlier than intended. Battle Pass as well as exclusive rewards has its procurement guaranteed while some are locked in Loot Crates or Lucky Draws.
  • Capture the Flag: The "Capture the Flag" mode has two teams trying to capture the enemy's gold and retrieving it to their base.
  • Color-Coded Item Tiers:
    • Item rarity is tiered: White < Green < Blue < Purple < Gold < Red. Weapons above the green tier have some minor perks in Multiplayer games. In Zombies Mode, weapons with higher tiers did more damage.
    • Attachment rarity in Battle Royale is slso 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, but also Advanced Warfare, Infinite Warfare, and Modern Warfare (2019).
  • Denser and Wackier: Garishly colorful uniforms and skins for characters and weapons are commonplace, and one of the Operator Skill is a blade that plays anime-style music as the user slashes the enemies with increased agility.
  • 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 were even bigger bullet sponges than their console counterparts. This could be partially solved with traps, which always insta-killed anyone who fell 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.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: The Annihilator in Black Ops III is described as being able to break the arm of an non-augmented soldier. Because Operator Skills are not unique to specific characters in Mobile, it can be used by operators that don't have any cybernetics.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The boss monster in Battle Royale, which can be summoned by going to a red marker usually at the farmlands. Used to be there to foreshadow Zombies mode, but even after the Zombies mode was removed, the boss monster is still retained (as for the zombie itself, it is retained for one of the class ability, sending zombie as a bait to distract an enemy).
  • Hero Shooter: Battle Royale players can choose from at least six different classes (though as of the first anniversary, the classes has been increased to nine), 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.
  • Loot Box: Come in two flavors, the traditional Loot Crates and the roulette esque Lucky Draws, in which Lucky Draws price are rising after each attempt, but you can't get duplicate from the lineup.
  • Missing Secret: The Zombies mode stats can still be seen even after it was removed. Also, there is a menu to choose character clothing and headgear since the first release, but such customization hasn't even been implemented more than a year after release despite huge UI changes.
  • 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. Averted with each season's Battle Pass starting from Season 6, which includes tie-in comics readable in-game that fills the operators' backstory related to the season's theme as well as an exclusive continuity unrelated to the main series' continuity as it puts together characters from various games that have different timelines. However, to ensure character customization freedom, none of the story elements carried over to the gameplay, so you can have Price, Soap, and Ghost fighting each other in an average multiplayer game.
  • 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 using healing items.
    • Also averted in 2v2 Showdown, where health cannot be regenerated in any way.
  • Revenue-Enhancing Devices: The controversial Mythic series of weapons, a far more futuristic look of existing weapons as well as featuring unique effects such as dismemberment, exaggerates this trope, as sets of its attachments are unlocked via Mythic Cards, which are attained using COD Points, first, the Ascended weapons require a lot of (paid-for) COD Points or plain luck on the player side. Then to unlock the rest of the attachments the players need to obtain Mythic Cards, again, paid-for. The gun stats itself are actually unchanged compared to the normal versions of the guns, despite looking like buffed in stats, by applying the same gunsmith gun parts.
  • 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.
  • Tank Goodness: Tank appears randomly (it used to be always during its first appearance) during the last quarter of Battle Royale match, and one of the events involving constructing tank by collecting the parts.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Some voice clips just do not belong on the characters they're given to. For example, most of the generic Special Forces characters are given British or Russian accents (despite using the character models for SEAL Team Six), while the American "Battery", Malaysian "Seraph" and German "Artery" all speak with a vague Irish/Scottish accent.
  • When Trees Attack: Zombies mode had a tree monster boss called Jubokko which could be unlocked by collecting various Easter Eggs around the map.
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