The new map, named Kurohana Metropolis, will be added along with a raft of new weapons, grenades, operators, and modes during the launch of COD Mobile's Season 8 on September 6. The season, dubbed 'Error 404', presents Kurohana Metropolis as a new sci-fi-themed multiplayer map, featuring a vibrant downtown environment with striking, Japanese-inspired lights evocative of Tokyo.
However, soon after the map's disclosure, players of Fortnite identified its likeness to the widely cherished Fortnite POI, Mega City, introduced to the Battle Royale game in March 2023. This resulted in some players accusing Call of Duty Mobile of copying Fortnite's Mega City.
Accusations of Copying Fortnite's Mega City
With the announcement of Kurohana Metropolis coming to COD Mobile for Season 8, coupled with images of the map, gamers were quick to comment. Some remarks included: 'Activision saw mega city from Fortnite and called it a day.' and 'Literally MEGA City.'
CharlieIntel posted the announcement of Kurohana Metropolis coming to COD Mobile for Season 8, paired with images. However, not everyone made the comparison. Some comments praised the new map without acknowledging any resemblance to Fortnite's Mega City. One comment read: 'Looks better than any new map they released for regular cod.'
Undeniably, both maps games share strikingly similar visual characteristics. Both are heavily influenced by Tokyo's famous city nightlife, showcasing bright pink and blue lights, Japanese lettering, and iconic Cherry blossom trees throughout.
Ahead of all the comparisons and comments, Call of Duty Mobile Season 8: Error 404 is all set to release on September 6 at 5 PM PT.