It’s time for a new Call of Duty, but this isn’t one you would be able to pick up on any store shelf. Call of Duty: Mobile adds itself to a small handful of Call of Duty titles released on mobile. It also shattered records by being one of the biggest launches on a mobile game to date, but did Activision finally make a statement on the mobile platform with its Call of Duty franchise? Let’s take a look at a review for Call of Duty: Mobile.
Controls And Interface
Surprisingly, there isn’t Bluetooth controller support and it was completely intentional by Activision. Pre-launch testing of the game provided controller support, but after launch, the controller support seemingly dropped entirely. Activision claims they never intended to have controller support and hopes that having everyone use the touch screen controls will provide a level playing field.
Touch screen controls are relatively intuitive but, during an intense match, it’s easy for the fingers to slip. On smaller devices, the interface can get crowded. Crowded is an understatement when it comes to the battle royale display. This shouldn’t be too much of an issue on large mobile screens though.
Unfortunately, there are those who are trying to find a workaround to not having controller support, but for those who just want to enjoy the game in its natural state, the touch screen controls are easy to use.
Battle Royale Mode
There is a traditional multiplayer in Call of Duty: Mobile, but what’s a player-versus-player focused game without a battle royale mode? What game with a battle royale mode won’t come without its comparisons to PUBG or Fortnite? The battle royale craze equals money and we don’t blame Activision for trying to cash in, but did they do it right?
First off, the map is a well-balanced map that brings a little nostalgia for seasoned Call of Duty players. It’s a map put together like a Frankenstein of old Call of Duty maps. However, they were able to do it in a way that provides a healthy balance to different terrains. There’s enough of a balance for everyone’s playstyle for those who prefer close quarter combat to those who prefer long-range sniping.
Speaking of different playstyles, like Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Mobile comes with a list of six classes: Defender, Mechanic, Medic, Ninja, Clown, and Scout. Unlike other war games involving a Mechanic, the class isn’t just about fixing up vehicles. The mechanic can utilize an EMP drone that can put a damper on your enemy’s tech.
For those who are hungry for a “which game is better,” then we can clearly say that Call of Duty: Mobile blows PUBG out of the water.
Just like any freemium game, you can enjoy it without spending a dime. However, you would probably enjoy it a little bit more if you put some money into it. You can either earn credits in-game or earn COD points through the store. The store offers a variety of guns, skins, loot boxes, sprays, an XP cards. Of course, you could also go the way of other mobile games dependent on their ads and watch an annoying advertisement to earn a loot box.
Call of Duty: Mobile also loves to remind you that you should spend real money on the game. It can be a little overbearing, but keep in mind you don’t particularly need to spend a dime on the game. Spending money, like in any freemium game, is more for the impatient of gamers.
Despite its overbearing advertisements and lack of controller support, you would have to reach pretty hard to find a lot of complaints about Activision’s new mobile multiplayer shooter. In fact, we can easily crown it the best multiplayer shooter available on mobile. Sorry PUBG, there’s a new king on the block.