6v6 Team Deathmatch and Domination are coming to Warzone Mobile.
Update 7:08 pm UTC 31/10:
The promotional image announcing these new game modes has disappeared and may have been posted in error. We will keep you updated.
Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is set to introduce new multiplayer game modes in the next round of its alpha test, along with two new variants of the battle royale mode.
The two new multiplayer game modes will be 6v6 Team Deathmatch and Domination, inclusions which make it a direct competitor to Call of Duty: Mobile. Also being tested are Quads and Duos in the battle royale mode, which previously featured Solos and Trios.
The update featuring the new modes was announced via the in-game bulletin board, and while it says it goes live at 11 am UTC on October 31 - at the time of writing, that doesn't appear to be the case. This new testing period is expected to run until November 28 and - rather strangely - comes days after the developers announced that the closed alpha would end on October 31.
It's not clear if there will be new multiplayer maps or if the battle royale map will be repurposed for these new game modes.
Team Deathmatch and Domination are two game modes that appear in all entries in the Call of Duty franchise.
Both game modes have unlimited respawns, with Team Deathmatch tasking teams to get a certain amount of kills to be declared the winner. Domination is all about controlling certain points on the map. There are usually at least three control points, with teams earning points based on how many they control.
Warzone Mobile To Get MP Modes, Putting COD: Mobile's Future In Doubt
The arrival of what would be considered "standard" multiplayer modes is a surprise.
In September, when Warzone Mobile was first unveiled and appeared on the Google Play Store, it was tagged as a "battle royale" and "multiplayer" title, but that multiplayer tag soon disappeared.
In the weeks following that, the Call of Duty: Mobile developers stated that both games would "co-exist together," leading many to assume that Warzone Mobile would feature only battle royale modes and their variants, leaving the more traditional Call of Duty experience to COD: Mobile.
That assumption now appears to be wrong, which raises questions about the future of COD: Mobile, now over three years old and potentially finding itself in competition with a game from the same franchise.
Warzone Mobile will have a future-proof advantage over COD: Mobile, with the former offering cross-progression with Modern Warfare II and the soon-to-be-released Warzone 2, while any potential account linking between COD: Mobile and Warzone Mobile was recently shut down.
It leaves COD: Mobile players in a tricky spot. Now facing the possibility that a game they have sunk hundreds - if not thousands - of dollars in cosmetics in a game that could soon be superseded by a new, shinier version.
At this point, it would be welcome for the developers of both titles to make their plans for the future clearer, but with COD: Mobile still pumping out new updates and new expensive cosmetics, it may be that clearing up the confusion would do more for us than it does for them.
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