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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, .

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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.