The Call of Duty 1st Anniversary update has been officially released across the world. Players can expect a lot of surprises coming to the game for the whole month of October starting with a new map for the game’s battle royale mode – the Alcatraz map from the Call of Duty Blackout game.
There’s no better way to commemorate the first anniversary of Activision’s most successful mobile game, Call of Duty Mobile than to celebrate it with one of the most famous and original battle royale map of the same series.
As a matter of fact, there was a time that a rumor emerged saying that the developers might bring back the original battle royale mode rather than a Warzone integration. While this speculation remains unclear, the development team chose to give its Call of Duty fans a Blackout cure.
Alcatraz Battle Royale
In an official press release by Activision, the studio confirmed that the Alcatraz map will be coming to Call of Duty Mobile but for a limited time only and it will be the game’s second battle royale map next to the original.
A part of the statement reads:
“First seen in Blackout in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Alcatraz challenges players to fight for survival in and around the infamous San Francisco Bay prison.”
Alcatraz is a smaller map than Isolated, our original BR map, placing a greater focus on close-quarters engagements. Keep your head on a swivel and take advantage of the map’s verticality to get up high and rain destruction on your enemies below. Gather your loot fast, watch those corners, and be the last squad standing.”
If fans think the 10v10 multiplayer mode was violent, then the narrow and isolated map of Alcatraz will be a new heart-racing experience. Sadly, players who like to play the battle royale alone will not be able to join alone since the new Alcatraz battle royale mode is only playable in Squads (teams of four). Regardless, players can always uncheck the “Fill the Squad” box to play the new mode alone but this means they will be going up against grouped opponents.
It seems like the developers are taking a similar step from Epic Games’ Fortnite Party Royale. However, in the case of Call of Duty Mobile, it is named “The Club”. Players can enter “The Club” by touching the small Call of Duty Mobile logo behind their character once they are in the game’s lobby.
The Club seems like an underground bar with a DJ playing songs, a dancing area, and various minigames. Inside, players can socialize with others in the community. Although, there are no announcements yet if a concert will happen during the anniversary since the stage looks like it’s ready to hold a virtual party.
It looks like the developers are still planning a lot of other surprises so Call of Duty players shouldn’t miss any of the Anniversary celebrations as it is a once in a lifetime experience. As for the new battle royale map, fans are hoping that it will stay longer in the game.