Call of Duty Online to Shutdown in China by Tencent.
Tencent has decided to shut down Call of Duty Online in China by the end of August this year. The bad news for the COD community in China came after the CODOL operation team announced the decision last month.
Call of Duty Online is a free-to-play PC title exclusively made for China which got launched in 2015. The game was well-received and pretty popular among gamers in China. However, now the game would be no longer available for players and will cease at the end of August. COD Online players will have an option to switch to Call of Duty Mobile that arrived in China in December 2020.
The server will remain active till 31 August 2021 however certain features will close gradually. The game’s recharge will be closed on May 31st. New game registrations will be closed on June 1st and the server will be brought down on August 31st. Before the server shutdown, players can play the game and take part in activities, use tokens and props. With the server shutdown, all the data and information related to accounts and characters will be erased.
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The reason behind the closure of COD Online was due to “declining revenue and lack of renewal from Activision.” The decision is also a step towards pushing players to migrate to Call of Duty Mobile.
Call of Duty Online Players are also being incentivized in terms of in-game items. The official statement read, “The gift packs of other games involved in this compensation activity will also serve as a replacement for the player’s unconsumed virtual currency and unexpired game services (if any) in the player’s game account.” Once a player will get enrolled and participate in the Call of Duty Mobile Games compensation event, he/she will consent to the compensation plan.
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