Call of Duty Mobile Season 5: New Shipment map with summer theme teased

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Call of Duty Mobile Season 4 is underway with anticipation turning to Season 5, for which the teasing has already started.

You’ll recall that the numbering of seasons was reset with Season 1, New Order, rather than having Season 14. The next season for 2021 will be Season 5.

Here’s everything you need to know about the next Season of Call of Duty Mobile.

When will CoD Mobile Season 5 start?

The next season of Call of Duty Mobile will start after 28 June. This is when the Monthly Login Calendar expires and normally the new season starts a few days after that. There’s often a game update before the new season starts to add in some new content, but the exact date is still to be confirmed.

What to expect from CoD Mobile Season 5

We’re only halfway through Season 4 at the moment, but we’ve already seen some teasing about what to expect in Season 5 and it looks like there might be a summer theme to things.

New maps

The first big tease we’ve seen is a shift for Shipment. This looks to be bathed in sunset, with Shipment expected to get a new design. There’s palm trees and boats in the background, making it looks like somewhere you might go on vacation.

Previously it had been confirmed by the developers that the classic Nuketown map would be returning to the game. Through the winter months Nuketown Russia has replaced the normal Nuketown map – although there’s no confirmation as to when this switch will take place. With the onset of summer, that switch might come in Season 5.

A monastery map has popped up in the Chinese beta and there’s some gameplay that we can see thanks to YouTube. Some elements stay in the Chinese version and don’t appear elsewhere, but it’s still a possibility.

This looks a little like the sort of gameplay you find in the current Tunisia map, so we think it would slot right in as a new multiplayer option for all game modes, although there’s no confirmation we’ll be getting it.

New weapons

So far we’ve not heard anything about what new weapons to expect in Season 5.

New game modes

Little has been said about what to expect, but there are some old rumours.

Activision has confirmed that the zombies map, Shi No Numa, is returning to the Chinese version of the game – and that zombies will be returning to Call of Duty Mobile “later in the year”. It wasn’t in Season 3 but it will come at some point in the future.

If you remember, the zombies element was dropped in March 2020 – a year ago – with Activision saying at the time that it didn’t meet expectations. At the same time, the company did say that zombies might return in the future – and now we know that’s on the cards: it’s in the Chinese beta, with China getting it first, it seems.

Unique helmets and body items

Again, an older rumour that’s still out there. There are slots in the loadout of a recent beta where you could potentially change some elements of your character skin. There are loads of backpacks, but the other slots have often not been used. In the 6 May Community Update, it was mentioned that these would be used in the next update, suggesting you’ll be able to get unique helmets and body items to customise your characters further, although this is still to be confirmed.

A reminder of what landed in Season 4

It has now been confirmed what’s coming to Season 4 of Call of Duty Mobile, which is called Spurned and Burned. It’s a Wild West theme, and there’s some tie-in with that with the introduction of a new Winchester action rifle (always associated with the Wild West), new 1v1 duels, as well as characters from the old West too, if that’s your thing.

On 20 May we saw the update for the game, and that brought in the 80s action heroes to get people started and for some fun between seasons.

80s action heroes

There’s been plenty of teasing around this, the introduction of 80s action heroes to Call of Duty – and not just Mobile, but Warzone, and Cold War too. The addition of Rambo was the first big tease and pretty obvious, but the second tease has been for John McClane from Die Hard. These arrived in the 20 May update, with both Rambo and John McClane available to buy in the store, as well as a game mode where you can become those characters for a brief time.

They’re very OP and it’s a bit of fun, but we suspect most who want those characters will end up paying for them.

New maps

The new confirmed map is Dome. This is a multiplayer map that was seen in Modern Warfare 3, a small map based around a Nato base, the dome being an old radar dome.

With the Nakatomi Plaza building shown on one of the teaser images – as well as the reference to glass from Die Hard – there’s some speculation that we could see something based around Nakatomi Plaza in Season 4, to give John McClane somewhere to show off his skills. This doens’t appear to be in the game, but the building is on the Verdansk map in Warzone.

New weapons

There are two new weapons coming in Season 4, both confirmed. That’s a new rifle and a new LMG. There’s also an update to Gunsmith, so you’ll see some pretty big changes there.

The LMG is the Holger 26, of which there will also be a Mythic version. The Holger 26 will come later in Season 4.

The new rifle is the MK2, a marksman rifle, which looks like it will be a lot of fun. It will be unlocked at Tier 21.

Not strictly a weapon, but there’s a new Scorestreak, the Hawk X3 which is another drone you can use to fly over your enemy and pepper them with gunfire. This will be unlocked at Tier 14.

There will also be a Heartbeat sensor you can equip to track your enemy and later in the season you’ll be able to earn a Sickle melee weapon in a featured event.

New game modes

The big addition in Season 4 will be Clan Wars. This is designed to boost the clan system on the game and get more people involved in clans. This will run alongside Ranked matches, with clans competing to win prizes and earning clan currency that can be spent in the clan store for special items.

There are also Wild West themed versions of other game modes, so Capture the Gold is basically Capture the Flag.

A reminder of what landed in Call of Duty Season 3

Season 3 is now live and here’s everthing that it includes.

New weapons

It’s been confirmed that the PP19 Bizon will be making its way to Call of Duty Mobile. This is a popular SMG in PUBG Mobile, so it’s great to see it appearing in the mobile version of Call of Duty. The Bizon is best known for its high rate of fire and large magazine capacity, so is likely to be a winner on small maps in close combat.

This isn’t the only new weapon we’re expecting. It’s been confirmed that there will also be a new secondary weapon appearing in Season 3 and that pistol has been revealed.

It’s the Renetti, best known because it will fire three-round bursts with the right attachment. It’s a 9mm pistol and we can see it will be popular with those wanting a fast fire rate from a secondary weapon, although we suspect you’ll have to develop this weapon in Gunsmith to get the best from it.

On top of these new weapons, there will be an Overclock Perk, to increase the speed of Operator Skill recharges.

New maps

Confirmed for Season 3 is a new map called Coastal. This is a small map for multiplayer games and is currently in the Chinese version of CODM. It has been specifically designed for Search & Destroy multiplayer games.

There’s a mixture of indoor and outdoor locations in this map so should be great fun.

You’ll also note there’s a voiceover on this official tease. This is thought to be the voice of Hidora Kai, with some speculation that you’ll be able to get Kai on the free Battle Pass.

Season 3 of Call of Duty Mobile will also be bringing the Oasis map to the mobile game. It was first seen in Modern Warfare 3.

This is based around an upmarket hotel in Dubai.

New game modes

On the playlist for Season 3 is Swords & Stones and Night Mode 2.0. In Swords & Stones you’ll have melee weapons and grenades, to fit in with the Samuari theme. 

Night Mode will see the return of night vision goggles, although it looks like the twist here will be limited charge on those google.

A reminder of what was added for Call of Duty Mobile Season 2

New weapons

The AS VAL was added to the game. The AS VAL is a Russian rifle with an integrated supressor, designed for stealth but with big stopping power. It was first introduced in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The AS VAL is a free Battle Pass reward.

On top of the AS VAL, Season 2 introduced another marksman rifle – the SP-R 208, previously seen in Warzone. This is a popular weapon, because of the power and reload speed, while the bolt action is faster than most other bolt action rifles in the game. It should prove a popular choice for maps like Crossfire.

The SP-R 208 is an event reward, so you’ll have to complete all the challenges to add it to your armoury. 

On top of the new weapons, there’s also a new scorestreak – Napalm. You’ll be able to relive those Vietnam vibes with air support, raining fire on your enemies.

New maps

A new map was added – Shoot House. Again, this is a Modern Warfare map, designed for MP gaming. It’s a kill house, so designed for faster action.

Activision has published a full blog on the map, detailing the layout and some of the things to think about. It’s a small map designed for intensive play, but varied enough to provide plenty of fun options.

Shoot House will be available for Team Death Match, Domination, Hard Point, Kill Confirmed and more.

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Shipment from Modern Warfare has joined Call of Duty: Mobile.

This replaced the Shipment 1944 map, although it might just be for a limited time.

The map is essentailly the same layout as the 1944 map, but the open containers at the top and bottom were straight in Modern Warfare rather than angled, meaning you can shoot right through. 

New game modes

On top of the new maps and weapons, there’s a new game mode – Gunfight Sniper. This will feature six players and six rounds, as snipers, but the listed maps are all small – Cage, Shipment, Pine, King, etc.

There’s also Tank Battle as a new model in battle royale. We’ve seen tanks in battle royale for some time, but things will be shifting gear for a lot more tank action.

This will be a ranked mode game and you’ll have to collect the components to create a tank – chassis, engine, armour, primary and secondary weapons. Of course, there’s a whole collection of anti-tank weapons too! There are three different tank blueprints.

A new Cargo Truck has also been added for battle royale.

A reminder of what was added for Call of Duty Mobile Season 1

Here’s a quick reminder of the additions for the Season 1:

New Original MP Map – ReclaimNew Characters – New Order-themed characters to be revealed at season launchNew Battle Royale Mode – Blitz (40-player mode)New Operator Skill – Gravity Vortex GunNew BR Class – DesperadoTwo New Functional Weapons – Assault Rifle – FR .556, Marksman Rifle – SKSNew MP Modes – 3v3 Gunfight, 20-Player Attack of the UndeadSeason 1: New Order Battle Pass – New characters, weapons, items and moreMarquee Event – Fight for HumanityNew Seasonal ChallengesVarious UI updates, weapon balance, and gameplay optimizations

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