Tencent Games will be shutting down all services for Call of Duty Online in China in August 2021 due to a continuous dip in revenue and player's interest. The company makes the move in order to motivate players towards Call of Duty: Mobile.

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Tencent Games is shutting down Call of Duty Online after 6 years.

The game servers and services will be taken down this August, officially closing Call of Duty Online in China. With COD Mobile is growing immensely in the country, Tencent Games wants to put more attention on the title. Also, there will be a compensation reward for players who choose to switch to the newer game.

Tencent Games Shuts Down Services For Call of Duty Online in China

Tencent first introduced Call of Duty Online in 2015 as a PC game for the Chinese market after its initial beta in 2012. Just like Call of Duty: Mobile, COD Online is a free-to-play title. The game publisher reveals that the decision for the shut down is the “declining revenue and the lack of renewal from Activision.”

After the closing of the server, Tencent will redirect players' focus towards Call of Duty: Mobile instead.

The Call of Duty franchise has struggled in China in recent years due to the region’s distribution laws. Later, Activision found a way to break into the Chinese market by introducing a F2P version of the game. It did help generate quite a playerbase but players slowly lose their interests after six years.

The game has already started to close down, and all activities regarding Call of Duty Online will officially shut down in August.

Compensating Rewards for Call of Duty Online Players

To help players better settle with the new game, Tencent will be introducing compensation rewards. The official statement by Activision and Tencent confirmed the decision. The publisher of more than 25 game titles has yet to release further details. However, they do promise to update Call of Duty: Mobile with new weapons, maps, and modes similar to Call of Duty Online.

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Call of Duty Online players wil receive a compensation after moving to the new game.

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