Call of Duty Heroes 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Following an August soft-launch in select markets, publisher Activison on Thursday released its free-to-play Call of Duty: Heroes in App Stores around the globe.

Seemingly inspired by Clash of Clans, the iPhone and iPad combat strategy game features nice 3D graphics and lets you command an army of elite soldiers, heroes, drones and more.

You begin as a commander of a small outpost and as the game progresses you must conquer new territories, customize and build up your base, lead your heroes into battle and even take direct control of weapons such as the first-person chopper gunner.

Download Call of Duty: Heroes free from the App Store.

“Take direct control of heroes such as Price, Soap, and Harper, wreaking havoc with game-changing Killstreaks,” reads the blurb. “Create deadly alliances with your friends, competing for in-game rewards.”

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Call of Duty: Heroes comes a week following the launch of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on consoles and its accompanying iOS app, .

Call of Duty Heroes 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

Because it’s being released on a freemium basis, Heroes contains a bunch of In-App Purhcases ranging from $4.99 to as much as $49.99.

Call of Duty: Heroes highlights

  • Take control of and level up iconic heroes from the Call of Duty franchise, including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and more. Each hero has their own progression system and unique Killstreaks.
  • Train and specialize your army using units directly from Call of Duty, such as Juggernauts, Dragonfires, and CLAWs.
  • Unleash Killstreaks such as the drone strike, UAV, care package, and chopper gunner to devastate opponents.
  • Build and upgrade your base into a fortress with sentry guns, Guardians, SAM turrets, howitzers, mines, and over 30 other upgradable structures.

The graphics intensive game does not run on the fourth-generation iPod touch or the iPhone 4 or older.

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The 97.2-megabyte universal app requires iOS 6.0 or later. An internet connection is required to play the game.

Download Call of Duty: Heroes free from the App Store.

  • iBanks

    Wish there was a way to purchase an iPad app from my iPhone and it download to my iPad when its not with me.

    • BoardDWorld

      YES, totally agree. They should make a tweak to enable it if possible.

    • What’s the hurry really? 100MB should take like 10-20seconds to download on your iPad… let’s say it would take you 1 minute tops till you can play it on your iPad once you are using it and download the game.

      • iBanks

        This is a general reply, not just in specific to this app. There’s no rush. There are times where an app can be on sale and I notice it at last minute. If I don’t have my iPad or access to iTunes, I can’t make the purchase at the sale price. I can make an iPhone app purchase on my iPad, should be able to do the opposite as well.

      • & fair enough, the on sale makes sense!

      • iBanks

        Wow! Now do you see what I mean? I get home to my iPad to only find out that the app has been pulled from the store. If I was able to purchase from my iPhone but have it download to my iPad while away from it, I would have it.

      • Woah, did not see that coming!

    • Tim

      You can already do that. On your iPad Head over to settings->iTunes & App Store and make sure that automatic downloads for Apps is enabled

      • iBanks

        You missed what I said. I’m not talking about an universal app, I’m talking an iPad only app being purchased through the iPhone but download to the iPad. Can’t be done.

      • Tim

        My mistake, that can only be done on a computer via iTunes. Maybe we will get a jailbreak tweak for that

    • Falk M.

      Add Mac applications to that list.

  • Jon

    Not in Singapore store. 🙁

    • Juschan

      well you live in singapore ? nevertheless i am jealous :O germany ist somehow boring hahaha

      • Not in German app store, too
        Hahaha.

      • Juschan

        not anymore?! already installed it

  • I’m out, the game requires an internet connection the entire time. Can’t stand apps that do that.

    • Falk M.

      Wasn’t that overly interested, especially as it’s free and probably not very enjoyable without the IAPs and/or just not living up to what I’m used to from CoD on serious gaming platforms.
      It seems like selling something entirely else but attaching a popular name to it to make it work.

      The always-online requirement basically killed any left interest.
      Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Sleetui

      What if an app just needs “confirmation” that it’s connected to internet but doesn’t actually pull “important” data. Like something that the app NEEDS to run. Then someone makes a tweak to make it “think” it’s on wifi/data.

  • HeavyComponent

    Was the game pulled? No longer in the AppStore. US.

    • nonchalont

      Yeah think it’s pulled. It was there, but wouldn’t let me download. i went back to try again and now it was gone 🙁 …sounds interesting as I love playing clash of clans

      • HeavyComponent

        Yeah I love COC and I’ve been looking for a military type clash. So this is perfect. I want it for the iPhone as well.

  • Okhoo

    It’s actually exactly like clash of clans…

  • Umut Bilgiç

    I thought it was one of those composition apps, at least this some kind of a fun little game.

  • Dom

    They pulled it from the U.S. store. Was anyone able to download it before that?

  • Brandon Miranda

    Its been apparently pulled from the US app store.

  • DEEPANGEORGE

    Why it got pulled out from US store?

    • HeavyComponent

      Nobody knows. No warning or anything and their isn’t even a site for the game.

      • DEEPANGEORGE

        Dang… too bad… most people wanted to try it out… hoping it will be released back someday…

  • Shams

    I clicked on the link for the game. Did not do anything except loading the whole time. One time it says only available in US App Store, I click change store and it’s not available. Weird.