Call of Duty: Mobile may dethrone PUBG: Mobile as India’s most popular mobile game

Activision brings the iconic Call of Duty franchise into mobile gaming

author_img Poona M Published :  30th May 2019 11:48 AM   |   Published :   |  30th May 2019 11:48 AM


One of the greatest shoot-'em-ups of our digital generation is coming to mobile. Call of Duty, which easily ranks amongst the most-sold video game franchises on the planet is heading to your phones. Activision's blog states: This free-to-play mobile game brings together iconic Call of Duty characters, popular maps, competitive game modes, and signature weapons from the series, including Black Ops and Modern Warfare!

Though Candy Crush Saga and Pokemon Go were trending mobile apps in India, no gaming phenomenon hit Indians harder than PUBG: Mobile. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)—basically introduced the Battle Royale format—is all about being the last player standing in a map filled with 100 players—while scavenging for weapons and supply crates. 

The game became such a pop-culture phenomenon that it infiltrated soap operas; was used in Bollywood movie promotions; lead to PUBG-themed weddings; eventually, several local authorities in cities across India banned it. Teenagers in Gujarat even got arrested for playing this video game—on the grounds that it incites violence, affects academic performances and is addictive!


However, with the sheer level of prior gaming expertise and modes available, fans are flocking in the millions to sign up for Call of Duty: Mobile. With beta testers raving about its various aspects. 

With fan favourites like Simon “Ghost” Riley and Alex Mason now available on the phone, gamers are going ga-ga. Maps include Killhouse and Crossfire. Other factors are the game modes, besides Battle Royale:

Free-For-All*: The classic every-player-for-themselves deathmatch.
Frontline**: After spawning at a team base, defeat players on the opposing team. Team Deathmatch**: The classic defeat-players-on-the-opposing-team mode. Hardpoint**: Capture and hold the hardpoint to earn points.
Domination**: Capture and hold the designated positions to gain points.

Other exciting updates provided on the blog are Classes. Each player can sign up as a different expert:-

Whether you’re on a team or not, you now choose a particular Class of character from the initial six on offer. Each class brings a set of particular talents to the combat zone. Choose from:

            Defender: With the ability to place a deformable Transform Shield, this class also is Reinforced, raising resistance to all damage except bullets.

            Mechanic: Able to call an EMP Drone to create electromagnetic interference on hostile forces, this class also features the Engineer ability, granting augmented sight to vehicles, hostile traps, and other equipment.

            Scout: Utilizing the Sensor Dart that can view hostile positions in the immediate area of the radar map, this class also benefits from the Tracker ability; allowing you to see fresh footprints of hostiles.

            Clown: A master of distraction and friend of the undead, this class has a Toy Bomb to detonate, summoning zombies that only attack hostiles near to them; due in part to the Clown having the Anti-Zombie ability, which reduces the zombies’ aggression distance.

            Medic: This class can place a Medical Station that continuously heals the Medic and associated allies in the immediate vicinity. In addition, the Master Healer ability allows a Medic to heal more quickly, and reduces the time it takes to revive teammates.

            Ninja: Lastly, this clandestine class has a Grapple Gun that fires a hook, allowing you to propel yourself up and onto target buildings or across the landscape at speed. Movement is quiet too, due to this class having the Dead Silence ability.