PUBG Mobile dethroned! Call of Duty: Mobile crosses 172 million downloads in just two months
Call of Duty has widely been considered one of the greatest shoot-’em-ups of our digital generation. It ranks amongst the most-sold video game franchises on the planet. Two months ago, this video game changed platforms and reached your phones.
Now, Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM) has reaped nearly $87 million in global player spending and more than 172 million downloads in its first two months. According to Apptonia, PUBG Mobile only crossed 100 million downloads on iOS and Android—four months after its debut.
The Call of Duty: Mobile picked up nearly 21 million installs in November, compared to almost 146 million in October, revealed analytics firm Sensor Tower recently. As per the report, the game has been a hit in the US, where it has seen nearly 28.5 million installs. India came in second with 17.5 million installs, and Brazil ranked third with 12 million installs.
Google Play generated the majority of downloads over 89 million, or 52 per cent. The iOS version, meanwhile, accumulated nearly 83 million downloads, or 48 per cent.
Why is the game so popular?
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 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.
In the game, up to 100 users fight for survival in a map designed for the mobile title, featuring locations from across Call of Duty franchise in solos, duos or four-person teams. Players can battle across land, sea and air with vehicles including an ATV, helicopter and tactical raft while finding and equipping gear and weapons that span the series.
Recently, on both Android and iOS, Call of Duty Mobile released a mega update that brings in the much-awaited zombie mode. The zombie mode is available as a separate gameplay mode and the content is slightly different from what we have seen in PUBG MOBILE.
The zombie mode, for now, brings two different modes that are broadly divided into ‘Raid’ and ‘Survival’ mode.
*Partly edited from IANS report