Activision has announced a free companion app for Call of Duty, letting you keep track of social features, earn rewards, track your own stats and performance, and keep up with Call of Duty news. It will work with both Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Call of Duty: WW2 when it launches for free soon on iOS and Android devices.
The friends feed will let you track your friends' accomplishments and battle stats and compare acheivements. You can also form a squad with up to 20 players and earn in-game exclusive rewards by completing squad goals. Those will consist of challenges like killing a certain number of zombies or winning a specified number of matches in a game mode. You can even bank your rewards toward real-world gear from Call of Duty licensees like KontrolFreek.
Connecting your in-game profile to the app will give you detailed stats of your own performance in Black Ops 4 and Call of Duty: WW2. You can get weekly "Action Reports" along with personalized recommendations on how to improve your game. The app will also show you heat maps to analyze your play.
Finally, the app will serve as an information hub for Call of Duty happenings, giving word on in-game events and patch notes.
"The release of the Call of Duty Companion App is part of our continued commitment to creating personalized services for players that enhances their gameplay and deepens their connection to the game, as well as other players," said engagement SVP Monte Lutz, in the announcement. "We're launching with compelling features that are tailor made for the Call of Duty community, and we'll continue to add new capabilities, including localization, a loadout editor and chat, that will give players the tools they need to get the most out of Call of Duty. We look forward to partnering with the community on developing the roadmap for future features."