'Call of Duty: Mobile' aims for October 1 release

The "Call of Duty" franchise is having another crack at the mobile market through "Call of Duty: Mobile," a more straightforward adaptation of the annualized first-person shooter, due on both Android and iOS from October 1.

"Call of Duty: Mobile" is preparing to launch on Android and iOS from October 1.

It brings classic multiplayer modes Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy and Free-For-All over from the console and computer "Call of Duty" experience, with maps sourced from the "Black Ops" and "Modern Warfare" subseries.

Keeping in step with the zeitgeist, "Call of Duty: Mobile" also has a Battle Royale mode, enabling it to compete with "Fortnite," "PUBG" and mobile-oriented variants like "Knives Out," "Rules of Survival" and "Free Fire."

Don't expect single-player campaign spectacle here though -- much like 2018's "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4," this is all about multiplayer.

Activision partnered with "PUBG Mobile" developer Tencent Games for "Call of Duty: Mobile," which will be free-to-play with virtual currencies and a season pass system that encourage players to cough up real money in exchange for customization and enhanced gameplay.