Combat Master, a very hyped-up mobile FPS that reached a million downloads on the Play Store within a couple of days of release, is now no longer available on the Google Play or the App Store and has apparently been taken off the platforms.
Update: The developers have finally confirmed that Combat Master has been taken off from the Play Store due to a copyright claim. They further added that they will be finalizing the appeal and getting rid of the controversy soon by getting in touch with the right parties. It can be hardly a surprise for the reason of the copyright claim.
The developer has confirmed the same and this wasn’t entirely unexpected, considering the fact that the game copies CoD Modern Warfare, which is an extremely popular game. Many players were already expecting Activision to take some action against this game and it was a subject of some controversy pretty much as soon as the game came out.
The developers haven’t given up on Combat Master
In an announcement on the official Discord server for the game, the developer of the game clarified that they are in talks with the concerned authorities regarding the removal of the game but it’s also been made clear that they haven’t given up on it and it has not been banned.
Since the game wasn’t actually multiplayer and offline with bots, players who downloaded the game can still play it. However, aside from .apk files on the Internet, there isn’t any other way to get it now since the game isn’t even available on TapTap.
That being said, this is certainly going to hurt the fan following that the game was building up, with many content creators promoting it. The future of the game at this point is shrouded in uncertainty although the game was overall a pretty fun experience for many and had the potential to do great. It’s quite probable at this point that the game was put under scrutiny by Activision but only time can tell what will happen to the game.
Update: As per the latest update from the developers, Combat Master is indeed shutting down, for now from the app stores after failing the appeal against the copyright claims. The game will definitely return revamped with new features and game modes in the upcoming days. The devs also announced that people who made in-app purchases in the game can get the same items free once the new game releases.
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