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Call of Duty Warzone Mobile: Everything we know about Project Aurora

On March 10, 2022, Activision officially announced that Warzone would be coming to mobile after months of speculation. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming battle royale title.

Warzone was an instant hit not only with the Call of Duty player base, but with the wider gaming community as a whole. Two years later, it became a hugely influential entry into the franchise, and developers celebrated the two-year anniversary by announcing Warzone’s mobile experience.

Here are all the details we have on Warzone Mobile so far.


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Warzone Mobile Project Aurora concept art
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Project Aurora is the official codename for Warzone Mobile.

Warzone Mobile codenamed Project Aurora

Although no official gameplay details have been announced yet, at Activision blog post on May 11th we revealed our first look at the concept art along with revealing the internal codename.

Project Aurora is the current working title for Warzone Mobile, but don’t expect that to be the final name. As the release draws closer, we’re sure to get a final title that features the hugely popular Warzone brand.

Does Warzone Mobile have a release date?

Warzone Mobile was discussed for months before its official announcement. Job postings hinted at an upcoming new mobile experience in Call of Duty, but the announcement was saved for Warzone’s two-year anniversary on March 11th.

Unfortunately, a release date has not yet been announced. Plans are already in place for Warzone 2 to be released in 2023, so it’s possible that Warzone Mobile will launch as a side-by-side mobile counterpart, although that’s pure speculation.

The very first Warzone Mobile Closed Alpha tests are now underway, according to the May 11th blog post. Although this testing phase is only intended to “improve tuning, stress matches, identify and fix bugs, and gather feedback and insights on all aspects of the game as new features come live”.

So it remains unclear when the handheld battle royale can start. However, given the launch, there’s a chance we’ll be able to access an early beta later before a full launch.

What map will be included in Warzone Mobile?

Initial rumble around Warzone Mobile hinted at an iteration of Verdansk appearing in the handheld title. Descriptions from various insiders claimed that this build of the first Warzone map included familiar POIs as well as some brand new locations.

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Warzone’s most iconic map is currently only used for testing purposes, according to initial reports.

However, it appears that this unique layout is for testing purposes only. “The content in the Project Auror Closed Alpha is not final and is subject to change,” the developers stated in the May 11 blog. “Right now we’re just accessing the game’s rich battle royale gameplay mechanics on mobile.”

As a result, we could see a whole new map when Warzone Mobile launches. We’ll be sure to keep you updated here as more details emerge.

Will Warzone be in Call of Duty Mobile?

CoD Mobile Gameplay
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CoD Mobile already has its own dedicated BR mode.

CoD Mobile already has its own battle royale for players to enjoy, and the game itself is incredibly popular. Although it is still in its infancy, all discussions about Warzone Mobile have indicated that the project is a standalone version, separate from the CoD Mobile application.

Therefore, it is unclear what could become of the existing CoD Mobile Battle Royale. It could co-exist with Warzone Mobile or be scrapped altogether when Warzone Mobile comes into focus. We’ll have to wait and see what Activision has planned.

Will Warzone Mobile have crossplay?

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Could mobile users one day battle PC and console players for battle royale dominance in Caldera?

With development still pretty much under wraps and not much being shared about the upcoming title, it’s impossible to say if the Warzone mobile experience will crossplay with other platforms.

It would make sense for the mobile game to be the same as the main title, so we’d expect Warzone Mobile to have crossplay with PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, although it’s impossible to say for sure.

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Emma Bowman

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