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Everything You Need to Know About The Call of Duty: Mobile Season Two Update

Call of Duty: Mobile is set for the second season in 2021, with the new season scheduled to commence from the 10th of March. There are several additions, improvements and changes that will get the fans hyped for Season 2: Day of Reckoning. Let us take a deep dive into everything that is coming along with the patch update, with the Garena version revealing the patch notes of the upcoming update.

Two New Maps – Shoot House and Modernized Shipment

Call of Duty: Mobile already revealed the scheduled arrival of two new maps and this patch adds the two maps – Shoot House and Modernized Shipment – into the map pool for the mobile version.

Everything You Need to Know About The Call of Duty: Mobile Season Two Update

Shoot House will be available for Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hard Point, Kill Confirmed and other game modes. Fabled for the 3-route design, Shoot House enables close combat while also retaining some room for sniping and tacticality.

Shipment on the other hand, is a pure close-combat heavy map. The map has been given a makeover to fit the ‘modern’ style, especially the look of the shipping containers present in abundance throughout the map, which is the shortest in the Call of Duty series. Players can queue and find the Shipment’s modernized version in Team DeathMatch, Domination, Hard Point, Kill Confirmed and other game modes. Shipment can also be found in the new game mode, ‘Gunfight Sniper’ that also arrives with this patch.

Gunfight Sniper – A Sniper only Game Mode

Everything You Need to Know About The Call of Duty: Mobile Season Two Update

A game mode that only involves sniper rifles, Gunfight Sniper directs players to work as a team and pick up sniper rifles on the map before coming out victorious by eliminating or completing objectives through the acquired sniper rifles, with the likes of SKS, NA-45 and Kilo Bolt Action available in this game mode.

The Gunfight Sniper mode will be available to be played on Modernized Shipment, Cage, Pine, King and other maps.

Tank Battle – A Tank Oriented Battle Royale Mode

Everything You Need to Know About The Call of Duty: Mobile Season Two Update

Available to be played in the Ranked Mode, Tank Battle is a Battle Royale game mode that requires players to assemble five Tank components – A tank chassis, Components for tank’s engine, Components for tank’s armor, Components for tank’s primary weapon, Components for tank’s secondary weapon – to build a Tank. Alternatively, a Tank can also be assembled according to the blueprint in Airdrop. Once assembled, the Tank allows more players to be part of the battle of the Tanks.

The Tank Battle mode will have some Anti-Tank weapons available for players to enable destruction of the said tanks, with the likes of Delay Bomb, Proximity Mine, Anti-Tank Sticky Grenade, Anti-Tank Sniper and Anti-Tank War Machine being added. Damaged Tanks can also be repaired with the help of a Welding Gun.

The AS VAL – An Automatic Rifle that packs quite a punch

Call of Duty: Mobile is also adding AS VAL – a Legendary class assault rifle that deals heavy damage with a great fire rate – as a new base weapon. However, the bullet speed is slower than expected while the fall-off trajectory of the bullet is high. The firing system creates a subsonic effect, which in turn creates a silencing illusion. Due to the trajectory falloff in particular, the rifle will require a lot of mastering, especially for players who prefer long-range aim duels.

Everything You Need to Know About The Call of Duty: Mobile Season Two Update

Along with AS VAL, the SP-R 208 is set to be added to the armory of weapons in Call of Duty: Mobile. SP-R 208 is a Sniper Rifle with greater mobility compared to the classic sniper rifles while also reserving the usually heavy damage dealing power.

New Battle Pass, Battle Pass and Events Rewards

With Season 2, the new Battle Pass will also make an appearance, with a free and premium reward sequence as usual. The Premium rewards include 4 new epic Soldiers, new Epic Blueprints and new Legendary Calling Cards. The free rewards include the AS VAL rifle as mentioned above along with a new scorestreak called Napalm that scorches the enemies in the nearby area (AOE) while filling the battlefield with flames. Napalm in general is a volatile petrochemical used in bombs and thus fits the design and effect of the scorestreak perfectly.

Everything You Need to Know About The Call of Duty: Mobile Season Two Update

There are new events and missions that will hit the servers with this patch update, with new rewards up for grabs. A new perk called Recon is available, which when activated will scan and reveal the enemies nearby on the minimap after you kill someone. The Rank Series is also receiving a reset, with the new series set to be played out between March and May, 2021.

Cargo Truck – The Mega Carrier

A two-seater by nature, Cargo Truck might have just two spots to seat – one for the driver and the other for the co-driver. However, the body of the truck is able to accommodate multiple soldiers. The truck can carry soldiers, who climb into the body and/or trunk of the truck. Since the Cargo Truck is a truck, it is by design a bit slower but more durable compared to other vehicles while also being good for carrying a team of soldiers to the battlefield.

Updated Weapon Grades List

Common: AK117 / SKS / M4LMG / GKS

Uncommon: AK47 / Man-O-War / M21 EBR / Chopper / RUS-74U / BY15 / KRM-262

Rare: AK117 / BK57 / FR .556 / HVK-30 / Peacekeeper MK2 / AS VAL / LOCUS / M4LMG / Razorback / QQ9 / QXR / KRM-262

Epic: Type 25 / ICR / DRH / BK57 / KN-44 / AS VAL / Man-O-War / Peacekeeper MK2 / HVK-30 / DL Q33 / SKS / Chopper / RUS-74U / GKS / QQ9

Legendary: M4 / Man-O-War / AS VAL / HVK-30 / M4LMG / QXR / GKS

Everything You Need to Know About The Call of Duty: Mobile Season Two Update

Improvements and Optimizations – Multiplayer

– Increased MSMC’s OWC Marksman barrel attachment vertical recoil control.

– Increased S36, UL736, RPD and M4LMG’s YKM combat stock attachment ADS time reduction.

– Decreased HBRA3’s OWC Marksman barrel attachment’s negative effects.

– Increased DL Q33 damage to 90 and Increased the gun’s wall piercing damage and effectiveness.

– Increased DRH’s No Stock attachment ADS time reduction to 12% while decreasing its hit flinch to 15%.

– Slightly decreased ICR’s No Stock attachment and YKM Combat Stock attachment accuracy.

– Slightly increased ASM10’s No Stock attachment hit flinch.

– Decreased Arctic .50’s wall-penetrating damage and MIP Stopping Power Reload attachment’s damage ratio to legs. Now a wall-penetrating leg shot will not be lethal.

– The capacity of blocking fire bullets for Arctic.50 has been decreased from 20 to 15, with the maximum capacity decreased from 40 to 30. ADS time has been increased from 12% to 30% and shot interval has also received a buff, taking it from 40% to 50%.

– Decreased the explosion range of War Machine.

– Decreased the damage reduction of the War Machine operator.

– Decreased Gravity Spike damage range.

– Slightly decreased the damage of Annihilator when dealt to: Stealth Chopper, XS1 Goliath, VTOL, Shield Turret and Transform shield.

– Soldiers equipped with Dead Silence Perk no longer hear their own footsteps and the audible range of running has been decreased.

– Players are now able to jump while moving alongside a wall.

– Optimized the speed adjustment when moving alongside a wall/obstacle and the server tick rate.

– Optimized player’s hit box when switching among standing, crouching and prostrating.

– Increased characters’ FPS. Enemy’s movements and actions are more precise and smooth.

– Optimized sound effects based on different scenes so that players can locate their enemies more accurately.

– Fixed an issue wherein players were getting stuck in window frames when trying to climb through it.

– Fixed an issue when Soldiers are stuck for a while after crossing the shortcut of LAUNDRY SIDEWALK in Raid.

– Fixed an issue of wrong collisions in Takeoff’s scene and in Tunisia’s scene.

Improvements and Optimizations – Battle Royale

– Increased ADS accuracy and horizontal recoil control for all weapons.

– Popular weapons such as AK47 and AK117 have much lower recoil control compared to other weapons.

– The locking time for FHJ18 has been changed to 1 second.

– The launching speed of projectiles from FHJ18 is decreased to 110m/s

– Significantly increased SMG and SHOTGUN hip-fire accuracy.

– Significantly increased SNIPER rifle recoil control.

– Increased Tempest’s damage and damaging radius.

– Increased Annihilator range. It now can eliminate enemy in all ranges with 2 shots

– Increased projectile distance of all lethal and tactical weapons.

– Cluster Grenade now has an alarm when it sticks to an object while directions of small grenades will be displayed on the screen.

– Discarded guns will no longer show the amount of remaining ammo.

– Optimized wing suit landing action.

– Optimized the server tick rate.

– Optimized player’s hit box when switching among standing, crouching and prostrating.

– Increased characters’ FPS. Enemy’s movements and actions are more precise and smooth.

– Optimized sound effects based on different scenes so that players can locate their enemies more accurately.

Going Dark Optimization

The Night Vision devices have received several nerfs in this patch update in order to optimize the gameplay. A Battery Limitation feature has been added to the night vision devices except in the case of Undeads in the Attack of the Night. Night visions can now be temporarily paralyzed by EMPs.

The lighting and display have also received optimizations so much so that the scorestreak items and trip mines will now clearly show the team color when the night vision device is on. There were issues that overexposed the weapon blueprints and firing effects while the night vision device was on. The scorestreak control button was also blurred in some cases while night vision was activated. All of them have now been fixed.

Hardpoint HQ and Ranked System Rework

The scoring mechanism and ranking point system have both received some changes. In Hardpoint HQ, a new scoring rule has been added called continuous capturing, wherein players who continuously capture the HardPoint earn additional points.

The Battle Royale Rank points calculating algorithm has received a rework which will result in players earning more rank points than before in the new season overall.

As far as the multiplayer mode is concerned, the Ranked System’s algorithm that studies and evaluates the players’ strengths and abilities have been optimized, with Legendary players in particular spotlight. The Legendary Players who are at or around 6500 Points will not be regularly matched with Legendary Players with a higher points tally or a greater rank. The user interface of the Ranking Lobby has also been optimized.

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