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Call of Duty Warzone Mobile: Verdansk, Warzone 2.0 shared progression, pre-register & early launch

Activision have confirmed that Call of Duty: Warzone is coming to mobile. We have all the latest news and information about Warzone Mobile.

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CoD: Mobile has been extremely successful, and now Activision are developing a mobile version of Warzone. Here’s everything we know about it, including its studios, map, and early launch.

Activision have dominated the first-person shooter market with their Call of Duty games. Titles like Vanguard were a success, and Modern Warfare 2 as well as Warzone 2 have added to the massive fanbase.

CoD: Mobile is also massively successful, and now the developers are looking to make another hand-held title. A Warzone game that will be available on mobile will be arriving shortly.

Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty Warzone: Mobile so far.

Does Warzone Mobile have a release date?

Warzone Mobile key art

Thanks to the Call of Duty Next event we know that Warzone Mobile is set to launch worldwide in 2023. Activision confirmed on March 10 that the game is in development, but they’ve not provided the exact release date yet.

Prior to the official announcement of the game, a few leaks suggested that the handheld battle royale game could see a release as early as 2022. However, this estimate was slightly wide of the mark as Activision revealed a 2023 global release.

Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile early launch

Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile had a limited release in Australia on November 30 and is now available there on Google Play with the iOS release coming soon to the Apple App Store.

Activision confirmed that the worldwide release is still planned for 2023, so players in other regions will need to wait for a bit before they can get their hands on Warzone Mobile,

Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile details & new studios

Warzone mobile job listing

Activision have gathered several notable gaming studios and teams to work on the project. Solid State Studios (Activision’s new internal mobile team), Digital Legends, Beenox, Activision Shanghai, and Demonware will all come together to develop Warzone Mobile.

Along with the very first Warzone Mobile announcement, Activision also declared that they would be hiring individuals to work on the project.

Activision aimed to hire talented individuals to help work on the game. “From production roles to engineering, design, art, marketing, and more, we’re looking for game-makers, passionate fans, and genuinely awesome people to join our diverse team, inspired to deliver the next world-class mobile gaming experience to fans,” they announced.

Will Warzone Mobile have shared progression with Warzone 2?

Warzone Mobile Operators

Activision confirmed that Warzone Mobile will feature shared progression with Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0. In an attempt to deliver a unified Call of Duty experience, Activision are delivering what they call cross-progression to improve the connectivity between titles.

Many of the same weapons and Operators will feature across all three titles, which simplifies the shared progression concept. In addition, you’ll be able to advance a unified Battle Pass across Warzone Mobile, Modern Warfare 2, and Warzone 2.0.

One example that the Call of Duty team has provided is the scenario of unlocking a new weapon in Modern Warfare 2 and it appear directly on Warzone Mobile shortly after.

The enhanced connectivity across the three games will also simplify finding games with your friends as your lists and chat channels will unify.

Warzone Mobile pre-register now open

Players can finally pre-register for Warzone Mobile ahead of the game’s 2023 release. This will ensure that you won’t miss your chance to drop in come launch day. We’ve put together a guide on how to pre-register for Warzone Mobile for those interested in the mobile game.

If global pre-registration is a success and certain milestones are met, you’ll be able to earn in-game rewards. Here’s what’s up for grabs.

  • Five Million Pre-registrations: Emblem: Dark Familiar and Vinyl: Foe’s Flame  
  • 10 Million Pre-registrations: Blueprint (X12): Prince of Hell.
  • 15 Million Pre-registrations: Blueprint (M4): Archfiend.
  • 25 Million Pre-registrations: Mystery Reward

Previously, players were unable to sign up for the Alpha version of Warzone Mobile, as it was only accessible through private invitations.

The devs explained the reason behind the small test group, “the Closed Alpha is limited in size and with it we are looking to simply start to improve tuning, stress test matches, identify and fix bugs, as well as collect feedback and insights on all aspects of the game as new features come online.”    

Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile Verdansk map

Warzone Mobile Verdansk map

After it was hinted at in a Warzone Mobile teaser trailer, Activision confirmed that Warzone Mobile players will be heading to Verdansk. Players will be able to drop into the Verdansk map on Warzone Mobile at launch.

All Verdansk’s classic POIs including Downton, SuperStore, and Dam will be returning in the faithful transition to mobile. Players will also run into the classic Buy Stations, Gulag, and Contracts across Verdansk. This is great for players who have been calling for the map to return.

In addition, Activision have also confirmed that Warzone Mobile will feature 120 player lobbies. Given that this version of Warzone is on mobile, players may have expected a smaller player count, but it seems the devs are dedicated to delivering an authentic Warzone experience.

Warzone Mobile to feature Multiplayer

Activision has also confirmed that Warzone Mobile will indeed feature multiplayer as well as battle royale, allowing players to use the mode to practice. This is great for players who are looking to get used to the way Warzone feels on mobile, allowing them to play a mode in which players can respawn.

Warzone Mobile Players will have two multiplayer maps to enjoy on launch of Warzone Mobile:

  • TV Station
  • Scrapyard

We’ll keep you updated with more details if the devs decided to release more maps for the multiplayer mode in Warzone Mobile.


For more Call of Duty content, check out every Modern Warfare 2 weapon in Season 1 as well as how to use Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 and DMZ.

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