Why You Can’t Play Zombies on CoD Mobile

by in Call of Duty | May, 6th 2021

Since World at War Zombies has brought itself into the mainstream of the Call of Duty community. Spanning several games and developers, and even being ported to phones. But one such version of Zombies on mobile devices was removed before it could cement itself in the community’s mind, and that is Zombies on CoD Mobile.

A Rocky Start & Removal

After many months of speculation without any information, CoD Mobile released their Zombies mode to the masses, featuring a linear level design and maps based on locations from the game’s battle royale mode. This was nowhere near the mode people were asking for, as the formula for Zombies has remained fairly consistent throughout the series titles. CoD Mobile finally revealed a version of the Zombies mode for players to enjoy that featured one of the fan-favorite maps, Shi No Numa. It included all the options that were closer to the original design of Zombies. 

That was until the game was taken down on March 25 in 2020. In a post on Reddit by the CoD Mobile developers, they said this. “We had always mentioned it was limited but with no explicit end-date. We wanted to see the reception, see the feedback, and see how we can potentially shape the mode for the future. However, the mode didn’t reach the level of quality that we desire. The second map, Nacht Der Untoten, is also not releasing in the global version.”

The Return

It wasn’t until a year later, after the removal of Zombies on CoD Mobile, that they announced it would return for players by the end of the year. In another community post on Reddit, the developers had this to say regarding the game mode’s return. 

“Our original ZOMBIES map, Shi No Numa, will soon be available in the Chinese version of Call of Duty Mobile. For the rest of the world, we haven’t forgotten about you! Hang tight a bit longer Call of Duty Mobile players — we are planning to release a new ZOMBIES experience later in the year.”

While this does confirm that Zombies will be making a comeback to CoD Mobile, this was posted on March 30. Since then, nothing has been said about the return to Zombies for CoD Mobile fans. While it has been on the Chinese version of CoD Mobile, Zombies has yet to make its return to the rest of the world. For now, fans will have to wait to see what kind of new Zombies experience will be on the horizon for fans of the series. 


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