Activision Steps Up Warzone Mobile Hype by Handing Out Invites to Select Call of Duty Fans

Published 05/28/2022, 10:40 AM EDT

The mobile gaming industry is at its all-time high, with giants trying to establish their space in it. While PUBG Mobile has dominated the industry for several years, looks like tycoons like EA and Activision aren’t going to sit back and watch Krafton do all the talking! As per the latest reports, Activision has already started the alpha test surrounding Warzone Mobile, a much-anticipated adaption of the popular battle royale title. 

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As mentioned before, mobile esports is increasing at a notably fast pace. Most of the popularity could be attributed to the portability of a mobile phone, much like the popular hand-held console, Nintendo Switch. As a result, more and more video game developers are targeting the said sphere to make a mark and grab gamers’ attention at the first chance. 

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Warzone Mobile’s (Project Aurora) development was first announced officially on May 11 – just a few weeks back. And now, a select number of people who registered for the closed alpha test at the time of announcement are getting to experience the first look.

Warzone Mobile is reportedly entering the closed alpha test phase soon

A Twitter user, @Rick_Sama_, sent out a tweet to Charlie Intel, disclosing the screenshots of the email he received from Activision. The email obviously talked about the closed alpha test for Project Aurora and how this event would help Activision.

The email also requested selected players to not disclose the screenshots of any communication or gameplay. To put the rule into effect, selected players will have to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) before they start playing the game.

Another thing to note was the device support. Project Aurora’s closed alpha test will be playable on select devices only, namely the following:
iOS: iPhone 12 Pro and Max, iPhone 13 Pro and Max (6GB devices only)
Android: Samsung S20, Samsung S21

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According to the email, the developers will add more device support in future versions. 

When will the closed alpha test phase start?

According to the email, the test phase will start in early June. The selected players will have to opt-in for the test phase by accepting a few terms. The Call of Duty team also stressed the fact that the closed alpha test content is not final; the developers will deploy updates to fix reported bugs and glitches and add new content throughout the phase. 

Some fans were worried about how the person who disclosed the information violated the NDA agreement. However, it probably doesn’t matter until one accepts the NDA.

Warzone Mobile, in its current close alpha test state, will support only high-end devices. This made a few fans sad! Then again, the team promised to include more devices in upcoming versions – according to the email.

Some fans are worried that Warzone Mobile may not run very smoothly – that’s something we’ll have to see once the game releases!

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It is quite thrilling that a Battle Royale title like Warzone is coming to the mobile platform. On the other hand, fans cannot help but wonder about Call of Duty Mobile’s fate. COD Mobile already has a Battle Royale mode. As Warzone Mobile prepares to enter the closed alpha test phase, Activision hasn’t revealed any plans for Call of Duty Mobile yet.

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However, the options are clear. The Battle Royale mode in COD Mobile may remain separately as Activision bumps things up for Warzone Mobile. Or, the team could take the hard decision to remove it. Either way, it could notably affect the COD Mobile fan base.

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi

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