Greetings Call of Duty: Mobile Community! We had a lot of questions last week about one topic, the public test build for our upcoming season and anniversary. Well, today we are happy to share that it is here right now! The new public test build is ready to go and with a wide variety of content for you to test on Android and iOS.
Here are all of the public test build details below:
- Begins today on September 3rd
- Test end date September 13th (may end earlier or later)
- Available for Android and iOS devices
- 9/7 Update - All Links Closed Currently (Capacity Filled)
- Download Size: Just over 2 gigabytes, Wifi connection is highly recommended
- Player Registration Limit: 30,000
- Content suited for ages 16+
- All information and player data collected during this test will be deleted
As per usual, everything you see in the build may not be final, may be buggy, may have placeholder art or text, or may be different from what eventually releases. Sometimes content we are testing is for the next season or it could potentially be for two seasons from now. However, here are a few pieces of content you can look forward to trying out in this build:
- New MP Map – Hovec Sawmill
- MP Map Revamp – Crash
- New Operator Skill, Scorestreak, Weapon, Perk, MP Mode, BR Vehicle, and BR Class
- Various optimizations to MP
- New loadout features
- Balance adjustments
- New Undead Siege content
Please note all of the above content isn't going to be in the build right at the start, some may be missing or partially complete, but we intend to release it all throughout the test build period.
Just another reminder as well that this content is by no means representative of everything coming to the next release. We specifically curate what is going into these builds and are trying to get feedback or in-game data on specific features, changes, optimizations, and content. We’ll have more about the next season in general coming soon, but for now enjoy the test and thank you to everyone who joins!
Please make sure to use the in-game survey function to report your feedback or any bugs. Other than the public test build, we have a few more topics to go over for in this update, so let’s jump in!
Here is a quick look at all of the newest events and others launching throughout the week:
- 09/01 ~ Two New Seasonal Challenges (Crossbow time!)
- 09/03 – 09/09 ~ Pistols, Sticks and Snipers (MP playlist)
- 09/03 – 09/12 ~ BR Solid Gold Mode
- 09/03 – 09/16 ~ Royal Renegade Draw
- 09/03 – 09/16 ~ Cyber Attack Featured Event
- 09/06 – 09/12 ~ Shoot the Ship 24/7 (MP Playlist)
- 09/06 – 09/16 ~ 10v10 Collection
- 09/10 – 09/16 ~ BR Tank Battle Mode
- 09/10 ~ Next Credit Store Update
- 09/10 – 09/19 ~ Payout S&D Mode (MP)
*All Dates UTC
There are a great many options available for you now, whether it is Cyber Attack, Scrapyard 2019, Ozuna: Kill Confirmed, or Battle Royale’s Solid Gold mode, but as you can see in the schedule and in the roadmap there is still more on the way. There is a great mixture of new and revamped content available to play now, but if you are looking for something particularly fresh feeling make sure to try out the Payout S&D mode when it launches next week!
Stage 4 - Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2021 Presented by Sony
The regional playoffs (aka Stage 4) are well underway and so far we’ve had many events already take place across South Asia, the Middle East, Japan, and Latin America! Congrats to all of the winning teams and well done to all teams who made it all the way to Stage 4. Victorious or not, that’s an achievement in itself and worth being proud of.
We have more fierce competition on the way though and with North America starting tomorrow and running through September 4th and September 5th! Each day will be starting at 10 am (PT) and for these playoffs you’ll have Maven, IHoldShift, BobbyPlays, Luis Carrera, Extreme ‘The Player’, and Joseph Edgar casting those tournaments.
To make sure you don’t miss any of the action be sure to keep an eye on both the Call of Duty: Mobile Esports YouTube channel!) as well as our main Call of Duty: Mobile YouTube channel!). Later in the month we’ll have the last remaining regional playoffs launching in Europe on September 18th and 19th. Keep an eye out for more on that later and best of luck to all competing teams from North America this weekend! See you all on stream.
Cyber Attack – Featured Event
The main featured event of Season 7: Elite of Elite has arrived and Zero needs your help and guidance in-game now! Level up Zero by playing matches in Multiplayer or Battle Royale in order to unlock new stories in her bio. Through those snippets, you’ll learn about her mission to track down and investigate the dangerous and illicit Nova 6 Gas, and how all roads always seem to lead back to the Five Knights.
Leveling up Zero isn’t just useful for lore purposes, but the higher her level the higher your probabilities are of getting the best items when sending her out on operations. Through operations you can snag items like the epic Charm – Crow Feather, SKS – Technic Turret, credits, rare camos, and weapon XP.
However, the main reward most players will be seeking is Zero – Dark Ops herself! If you manage to level her up to max level you'll unlock the Zero - Dark Ops operator. This event is available for a limited time and each operation you send Zero on has a 6 hour cooldown, so make sure to jump in now and start collecting new rewards on top of working to find out more about Zero’s past.
Two more seasonal challenges have arrived this week and with them comes a secondary weapon that we’ve surprisingly seen many passionate players earn gold camos on already. The Crossbow is available now and also various PP19 – Bizons camos in the Blue-Ribbon Solider challenge. All of the details on those two new challenges can be found below!
Blue Ribbon Soldier
This six-part seasonal challenge is all focused on Ranked Matches, both BR and MP, and for the most dedicated players out there. There are a variety of tasks here ranging from just playing Ranked Matches to the extremely challenging earn 3 relentless medals. For completing all of these you’ll bring in 16,000 Battle XP and the following rewards:
- (Uncommon) SMRS – Scarab
- (Uncommon) PP19 Bizon – Scarab
- (Rare) Calling Card – Jug Out
- (Rare) PP19 Bizon – Colorweave
This seven-part seasonal challenge is entirely focused on Multiplayer and showing that you can complete a variety of skill-based tasks that are focused on precision. To acquire the coveted Crossbow you’ll need to use the Sparrow Operator Skill, get One Shot, One Kill medals, take enemies out with shotguns and pistols, and a few more tasks. For completing all of those tasks you’ll earn 19,000 Battle Pass XP and the following rewards:
- (Uncommon) MW11 – Scarab
- (Uncommon) Striker – Scarab
- (Uncommon) Spray – The Big Guns
- (Rare) Fennec – Colorweave
- New Weapon – Crossbow
The Crossbow is a unique secondary weapon due to its attachments and bolts, like Gas Grenade Bolts. It delivers high damage shots but with a slow reload speed and high reliance on your accuracy. If you miss a shot and your enemy is coming at you, it’s going to hurt. See the new weapon in action below along with some stat breakdowns:
Feedback & Bug Reports
There has been a variety of different feedback and bug reports coming in over the last week since the season launched, and while we may not have answers or news on all of them there are still a few we'd like to bring up this week. However, please keep in mind that some common questions can be directly answered by seeing the intended changes we’ve implemented into the public test build 😉.
Blue Ribbon Solider Difficulty – Sometimes we release events and wholly intend for them to be difficult with at least one of the tasks being a serious challenge for any player. However, it is always something that can be balanced and we’ve shared back feedback about this particular challenge with the team.
Battle Royale – One common request since our last anniversary and Alcatraz is ‘when is more Battle Royale content coming?’ and while you can see some real changes with BR in the test build there is much more on the way, and soon, that isn’t shown there. Our designers haven’t forgotten. Just hang tight and keep an eye out for news!
Weapon Balance Changes – Just a quick call-out that we surprisingly saw community members asking about weapon balance changes after the last update, even though they were addressed there, so first off please refer to that previous update for that full list (it is at the end). Also, there are more changes included within this test build!
Recent Bug Reports – We’ve listed out many bugs being investigated and worked on in previous updates, but since Season 7 released we have thankfully not had a huge influx of high-risk or debilitating issues. However, there are still plenty being looked into. Here are a few to call-out:
- Holger 26 – Dark Frontier sprint related issues
- Hades – Shoulder Cannon kill announce visual issues
- Some Perks not working in Training Mode (may be intended, investigating)
- General performance related issues
- A few low-impact issues with the Cyber Attack event
- Season 7 Battle Pass UI issues
Flavor Text Appreciation - Just a shout-out to u/airplanesandcars for highlighting the little things our devs do to try to add more "flavor" (sorry for the dad joke) to the game. Flavor text on weapons, operators, and items has always been something we've seen players highlight and call-out from time to time throughout the nearly two years of Call of Duty: Mobile and we always appreciate an excuse to highlight it ourselves in one of these updates.
As per usual with any new season we are paying extra attention to any bugs cropping up, so if you see anything please jump into the community or into the support chat to help us investigate it! Here are the two main support options below:
- In-game support chat
- Player Support Website: Contact Us
Next week we’ll be back with another update that will surprisingly mark our halfway point for Season 7: Elite of the Elite, but that also means we’ll have more events and modes dropping, like Payload S&D, the new MP Map – Monastery, a new Legendary operator, a unique event that we haven’t announced yet but are excited to reveal! We’ll also be starting to share glimpses about the upcoming season beyond what you are going to see now in the test build.
However, for now there is still plenty to explore, play, and earn, and make sure to check out the World Championship 2021 Regional Playoffs running this weekend! For all of you North American players get ready to support your teams as they fight with all of their skill and might to become the leading team of the region. We’ll see you out there on Saturday and Sunday, and for everyone else we’ll see you next week! Take care.
-The Call of Duty: Mobile TeamExternal link →