Call of Duty is coming to iPhone and Android. A closed beta test is currently underway in India and new regions will gain access to the game soon.
But what is Call of Duty: Mobile? Is it a conversion of one of the console/PC CODs? Or is it a standalone game designed just for smartphones?
That might why Call of Duty: Mobile kept a low profile at the show despite the game’s massive appeal. This is the biggest mobile game coming in the second half of 2019 and, after a couple of matches, I’m convinced it deserves your hype.
what (Call Of Duty) COD Mobile is –
Call of Duty: Mobile was announced in March 2019, with publisher Activision announcing that it would like to develop more smartphone games in future.
It is being developed by Tencent studio Timi, which has experience in creating multiplayer online games for mobile platforms.
At present, all announced modes are player-versus-player (PVP) – including battle royale. However, Activision has revealed that the game will not not be exclusively multiplayer, with additional modes of play to be announced at a later date.We do know though that the majority of play will be on maps and with characters and weapons that have appeared in multiple Call of Duty titles over the years, including the Modern Warfare and Black Ops series.
The biggest obstacle facing a mobile game is the controls, of course, and shooters are among the most challenging genres. Call of Duty: Mobile offers two control schemes, and I tried both.
Cost of COD –
Call of Duty: Mobile will be free-to-play with in-app purchases for in-game items. Activision says that you’ll be able to play the whole game free, using either credits that you earn in the game to level-up, as well as supporting CoD points that you’ll buy with real cash.
When Call of Duty Mobile does launch, it’ll be entirely free-to-play. Activision won’t charge an upfront price for you to download their mobile game on either Android or iOS, but it remains to be seen how the publisher will make up for this with microtransactions, which are prevalent in the console and PC versions of the franchise.
Call of Duty mobile Gameplay –
Just below, you can see a slice of Call of Duty Mobile gameplay. Drift0r notes that the game actually looks much better in your hands than on YouTube, since it’s captured gameplay with an overlay, as well as being played through a VPN.
you can set your graphics quality level while playing Call of Duty Mobile. Drift0r says that in your hands, Call of Duty Mobile runs at a solid 90 frames per second, without stutters
Call Of Duty Mobile Battle Royale –
Matches will host up to 100 players on the same map, with single, two-person and four-person playlists being tested. That means you will be able to play solo, two-player and in teams of four.
Like Blackout, you drop from above the map and must battle to be the last person standing. If you are in a team, you can revive teammates, who drop back into play once healed.
There are different character classes to choose from before a round: Defender, Mechanic, Scout, Clown, Medic or Ninja. Each has an individual ability to call upon.
There will also be vehicles to drive in Battle Royale, including an ATV, light helicopter, SUV and a tactical raft. These could help you more quickly avoid the ever-decreasing circle of death as the game progresses.
Before a match of battle royale starts in Call of Duty Mobile, you’ll get to choose whether to play in first or third-person view. Matches will be exclusive to the perspective used, so you won’t get third-person players matched up against those playing in the first-person view.
Call of Duty Mobile Releasing Date –
Call of Duty Mobile might finally have a release date courtesy of the Samsung Unpacked event earlier this month. The game was highlighted numerous times during the Galaxy Note 10’s launch, and according to SamMobile, it’ll come preloaded into the device when it’s launched on Aug. 23.
If the Galaxy Note 10 becomes available on Aug. 23 and Call of Duty Mobile is included with the device, that means the game’s release date could be on that same day. But there’s a chance that this could be a promotion to give owners of the Galaxy Note 10 early access to the game and it might be released globally at a later date. Activision hasn’t announced an official release date yet.
Beta sessions in other regions are likely, but it shouldn’t be too long before the full release will be available anyway. The publisher quoted “summer” for global release when it was first announced, but now says that it will be available in the “coming months”.