Activision just revealed the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise that's exclusive to iOS. That sentence probably has you pretty excited, yeah? Well, let me bring you back down to earth- It looks and sounds a lot like the free to play base building and attacking games that have blown up in popularity since Clash of Clans Started making bazillions of dollars a day.


Per One of Swords, the game will be going live in the New Zealand and Australian App Stores tomorrow, to do what sounds like a typical soft launch. In the game you'll build up your base, train dudes (including some heroes from the world of Call of Duty) and then battle enemies. Apparently as part of your attack you'll be able to do Call of Duty-ish things like call down UAV's, care packages, drone stokes, and more while earning kill streaks to unlock various in-game rewards.

I guess it's cool that we're getting more Call of Duty games on the App Store, but with how great Call of Duty: Strike Team was, it's a little disappointing that it's coming in the form of a base builder.

[via One of Swords]

  • Nicholas Chan

    free to play, build something, come back in an hour. oh did you want to build it faster? share on facebook and/or do an in-app purchase to buy coins and shit to get things instantly. go attack someone, come back in an hour, repeat and shit.

  • Jake7905

    This must be the first sign of the apocalypse. What's next, Modern Combat Saga?

    • LousyHero

      No. King would sue...

    • TJF588

      As an industry insider has attested, there's only three games in the eyes of the fat cats: Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, Call of Duty.

      That even this has happened feels like I live in some flat-fallen parodical universe.

      • seinfeld95

        Jimquisition 😀

      • Arcite

        Call of Candy: Clan Crush Saga

  • iValerio1990

    Nonononononono..why??? WHY???????? I want a REAL ARMAGEDDON FPS!!

  • E5cape

    Only thing the developers need from this game is money and only money. This cr** made not for our pleasure, only one more f2p kinda-strategy kinda-ClashOfClans cr**. Hate every developer, thst makes clones of Clash Of Clanes, they just don't have any fantasy, they think if they would steal the game mechanic from other developers of popular game, the money will fill their pockets...sorry...this news make me really upset :'(

  • workingman

    I love these kinds of games and I for 1 am super excited about its release.
    I would however love to have an actual COD game on my device

    • markaman

      With all the negative comments, I'm glad to see something positive!

  • terrence92

    Yeah how about no thanks

  • SonixManix

    I will certainly try this out tomorrow and leave imps. I am rather open-mined about these games. 🙂

  • lll Anubis lll

    Game of all time! Get rect noobs!

  • Poo


  • Jay G

    Everyone always complains when someone else stumbles onto a way to make insane amounts of money. Hell, I wish I could code, I'd make a money printing press like this, just to hear you all bitch about it. Then I'd laugh all the way to the bank. Mwa-ha-ha-ha!

    • WrenDavey

      You're more likely to fail.

      Of all the Candy Crush clones available now in the AppStore, few make a fraction of what Candy Crush makes. You can't undercut the price of CC, because it's free, so you will have to make a better game than Candy Crush. Unfortunately, that takes imagination, which if you had any, you probably wouldn't be cloning games in the first place.

      • workingman

        I almost agree with your comment, the thing is that probably 99% of all games made are pretty much clones already with something added or tweaked to make it just a little bit different.
        Am I wrong?

      • WrenDavey

        You're right. Nearly all games are clones. I was just generalizing about the clones that are closer to being a rip-off (copying nearly every aspect of a game) than those that only use game mechanics from other games.

        A clone either needs to fill a consumer demand or set itself apart from the game it's cloning for it to be successful. If it's too close, there's always some backlash.

        Candy Crush is a match 3 clone, but it was able to set itself apart from other match 3 games.

      • Jay G

        It never ceases to amaze that a rather insulting reply like yours, always gets more upvotes than an obviously joking one, like mine. They're all guest votes so far, I guess they don't have the time to make an account and actually have the balls to put a (fake) name to their miserable, humorless existence.

      • WrenDavey

        Up votes don't really matter, but if that's what you are striving for, maybe try not to antagonize people, even if it's only meant as a joke.

        (Psst... I just up voted your comment. I hope it helps you feel better soon.)

      • Jay G

        Says the guy whose original reply is antagonistic and rude and is being upvoted into the stratosphere. Stick your upvote.

      • WrenDavey

        All I said was that you didn't have an imagination, which isn't much of an insult. Don't be so sensitive. If you are going to dish out insults, you need to learn to take a few. It kinda goes with the territory.

        Besides, I was joking. Up votes do matter! Mwah-ha-ha-ha!

        (I took my up vote back and added it to some random person's comment!)

  • ste86uk

    I'd prefer a proper game but I'll still give it a go when it reaches the UK or CA stores.

  • WrenDavey

    The only think worse than drone strikes is "drone stokes." You don't want to get one of those things excited.

  • oscar123967

    Unlike most people, I like these type of games. Looking forward to it & hopefully its good

  • Morgan01

    Developers jumping on the band wagon after a slice of pie...

    • Kane

      Apple Pie...

  • worldcitizen1919

    So Call of Duty is now dead on ios. Very sad.

  • MaqueGenio

    Not surprising. Activision is doing exactly what one can expect from then. Treating mobile as mobile. You can forget about that idea many people once had that mobile gaming would become large and healthy enough to support AAA games. Console business is doing pretty well and PS4 proves it. Mobile is destined to be mobile. At this point Its more likely Apple and Google going after the console market rather than the other way around

  • Bruciato

    aren't there enough games like clash of clans already?

    give me something turn based strategic instead

  • DannyTheElite

    It's not out yet?

    • Adrián Graña

      I also want to know...

  • mrmoobz

    IAP games need to die.

  • lordyokomoto

    Ok.. Clones is the new in word .... So let's reflect IF CoD:BC Is a clone.... Where does this leave the following

    Duke nukem
    Call of duty
    Halo etc

    All racin games Clones ?

    All football games clones ..

    Only cause a. Game is similar doesn't always mean it's a clone .......

  • AJShadowz

    Weak sauce

    • Stormourner

      yummy sauce XD

  • surirav

    Nice is better with new cod like the new cod warfare special for the ios.

  • Fireman4200

    Just released in New Zealand, going to download and try it out. I love Clash Of Clans and Call Of Duty, hoping this Call Of Duty version will be somewhat good. It's aways good getting more Call Of Duty games in the App Store though! 🙂

    • NFCT

      NZ app link? Doesn't seem to show up for me. Or am too daft to find it.