Season 9 of Call of Duty: Mobile is one of the most highly-anticipated in the game's history, in large part because it is set to mark the return of the classic Zombies mode.
It's been a long time coming, but the undead are set to rise again in Call of Duty: Mobile, with Season 9 marking the point that the classic Zombies game mode will return.
That fact was essentially confirmed over the weekend; after weeks of teasing and knowledge that the developers were working on its return, a trailer was released that finally confirmed the fan-favorite would return in October.
Such a big addition would only be released as part of a seasonal update, and in this case, that means Season 9.
If you want to learn more about this highly-anticipated update, including Season 9's release date, keep reading.
COD: Mobile Season 9 - Release Date
There is currently no officially announced release date for COD: Mobile Season 9, though we're pretty sure we know when it will arrive.
That's thanks to the in-game counter for the Season 8 battle pass, which reveals that Season 8 will end on Thursday, October 13. Not quite 'Friday the 13th' but suitably spooky all the same, falling as it does on the month of Halloween.
When one battle pass ends, a new season and accompanying battle pass begin, so stick October 13 in your calendar.
The Return Of Classic Zombies
Over two and a half years since it was last in the game, the long-awaited return of the classic Zombies game mode is almost here.
However, it's looking like it won't be quite the same mode that left the game all those years ago, with leakers suggesting more maps and a Zombies-exclusive battle pass will be included this time around.
Further evidence of the new maps comes courtesy of the recently released teaser trailer, which features two distinct maps: Shi No Numa and TranZit.
The 'Farm' section of TranZit can be seen at the end of the teaser when the zombie bursts through the door.
Previously only Shi No Numa was available in COD: Mobile, with a version of TranZit, which first appeared in Black Ops II, present only in a very early alpha build of the game - one that few people played.
A recent leak also revealed lines of code that referred to yet another Zombies map, which we may well see in Season 9.
Zombies are already breaking in the door!— Plastic Leaks Foods | COD: Mobile News (@codM_N3ws) August 18, 2022
Details about their comeback in the 1st image. pic.twitter.com/DOp2irqO55
Nacht der Untoten was the Zombies map released with World at War, and leakers have suggested the much-loved map will also be available in COD: Mobile.
It's possible that the Zombies mode that arrives with Season 9 will be a long-term project with new maps and features being added long after the release of the season, giving players plenty of reasons to stay playing a game that will soon have a competitor from the same franchise in the form of COD: Warzone Mobile.
COD: Mobile Season 9 - Patch Notes
Little else is known about COD: Mobile Season 9, with none of the usual leaks we are accustomed to appearing - yet.
However, we do know a few things to expect in Season 9, with the developers using the most recent Community Update to detail some upcoming bug fixes and also to stress that the recent reveal of COD: Warzone Mobile does not spell the end of COD: Mobile.
Included in the list of bugs the developers are actively working on are the following:
- Missing Iron Sights – we have been seeing players report that some camos are affecting the unique iron sights of select weapon blueprints. The team is aware of this issue and working on a fix.
- Pumped BR Class – we have seen reports of players having issues with enemies using Pumped Class in BR because of some unintended visual effects from players using the Class. The team has identified the root of this issue and it will be fixed in the next major update.
- Wrong Rewards Shown – the team is aware that the wrong Manta Ray was shown in the rewards preview and is investigating.
- Missing Animations – the team is aware that some animations are no longer showing, specifically in frames. The team is investigating.
- Non Snipers in Sniper Challenge – the team is aware and investigating that non-sniper weapons (AK117) are appearing in Sniper Challenge Isolated, mostly used by bots.
Of course, there will also be a new battle pass; in another comment in the same thread, the developers revealed that they felt this upcoming battle pass is a "killer" one that "you all are going to love."
Players can also expect new weapons and events, but we are going to have to wait to learn what they are.
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