The Call of Duty franchise is one of the most recognised in the era of modern gaming. The series is available on a multitude of platforms; and has dabbled with mobile in the past. On October 1st, 2019 Call of Duty: Mobile released on Android and iOS devices, bringing the competitive world of first-person online shooters to mobile devices in a way only a few have attempted before.
If you’re thinking of trying it out, here are thirteen things that Call of Duty: Mobile doesn’t tell you:
Call of Duty: Mobile Download & APK
Call of Duty: Mobile can be downloaded foe free from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Since it is available world-wide, there is no need to download a separate Call of Duty: Mobile APK to install the game.
Is Call of Duty: Mobile Free?
Call of Duty: Mobile is free to download and play, but this can be supplemented by micro-transactions for premium in-game currency, called COD Points.
These can be used to purchase skins, experience cards, and the premium Battle Pass. Similar to Fortnite and other popular free-to-play games, CoD Mobile features a free and a premium Battle Pass. For the price of 800 COD Points ($10 USD), players can access the Premium Battle Pass and for 2000 COD Points ($25 USD), players can purchase the Premium Pass Plus which will automatically bump them up 25 Tiers. As you might expect, the Battle Pass is filled with skins, points, credits, xp boosts, and even loot boxes.
Speaking of loot boxes, these can be purchased with COD Points as well, and offer players the chance to win a variety of weapon skins which are divided up into three different rarities. Developers have also disclosed the CoD: Mobile loot box odds within the game, which can be seen below.
- Epic (Purple): 1.30%
- Rare (Blue): 40.70%
- Uncommon (Green): 58%
Different skins can also be purchased in the store with CoD Points, for a variety of prices. There are multiple CoD Point packages currently available in the store, ranging from $1-$99 USD. You can see a full list of bundles below.
- 80 Points – $1
- 400 Points – $5
- 800 Points – $10
- 2,000 Points – $25
- 4,000 Points – $50
- 8,000 Points – $100
Call of Duty: Mobile Gameplay | Levelling Up
If you’ve got your eye on an item in the Battle Pass, then you might be wondering how to level up in CoD: Mobile. The simple answer is to gain as much XP as possible. The more complicated answer involves strategically choosing what game modes you play.
To level up fast, you’re probably going to want to stick to Unranked PvP matches instead of the Ranked matches, simply because they are easier, and you’ll be able to farm a little bit more XP during each match. If you’re getting bored and want to switch things up, you can also play Domination mode which nets a fair amount of XP and can be completed quickly.
One mode you’ll want to avoid if you’re trying to farm XP is the Battle Royale mode. While it does tend to net more XP than others, the games take a long time. You may get 4,000 XP from a Battle Royale game, but you’ll also sacrifice a large chunk of time. Instead, you could have gotten 2,500 XP in each match from three or more Unranked PvP games in the same amount of time.
Call of Duty: Mobile Bots
After a few rounds of the hit mobile game, players might become suspicious of CoD: Mobile bots and AI. There are a couple things that might tip you off, but the most obvious will likely be that some players are really bad. While it may seem like you are playing against bots, there is currently no evidence of this. Since playing requires an internet connection and there is no option for offline play, chances are that you are in fact playing against real people.
Call of Duty: Mobile Gameplay | Friend Requests
If you and your friends want to play together, then you’ll probably want to add them as a friend. There are a couple of different ways to add friends in Call of Duty: Mobile. For starters, you’ll want to click the icon of two humans on the top of your screen. This is the friend page, from here you can connect with friends from social media, find recent players, see your friends list, or add friends from the suggested list or search their name/ID.
If you can’t remember your username or want to find your ID number, you can locate the information within the settings. Simply click the gear icon to the right of the friend’s icon and go to the “Other” tab. On the bottom of the screen, you should see your ID number as well as your username.
How to 1v1 in Call of Duty: Mobile
We all have that one friend whose only comeback consists of “1v1 me in CoD bro.” Well, if you want to settle the scores in the mobile version, you can do that in a few simple steps. From the home screen, select multiplayer and then the “Private” button in the bottom left corner.
You’ll be taken to a versus screen where you can set up two different teams with your friends. You can add up to five players on each team or you can set up a 1v1 match. Simply select the friend you want to face in a 1v1 match from your friends list and choose the map and mode you want to play on. Then begin the game and show your friend who’s boss.
How to Change your Name in CoD: Mobile
If you’d like to change your CoD: Mobile nickname, you can do that by following a few simple steps. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as clicking a button to change your name, but it is possible. For starters, you’ll need to link your account with Facebook, if you don’t, you won’t be able to change your name. You can do this by going to the settings within the game and clicking the “Link” button in the top right corner.
Once you do that, you’ll be prompted to sign up with Facebook, but you will keep your original nickname. If you want to change your name, you’ll need to uninstall and reinstall the app. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your account or any of your progress. Once you reinstall the app and open it up, you’ll have to login with Facebook again and you’ll be prompted to change your nickname.
How to use Voice Chat in CoD: Mobile
If you want to play with your friends, then you also might be interested in using voice chat in CoD: Mobile. However, there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that using voice chat is really simple. Simply choose the “Multiplayer” option on your homescreen then press the little microphone in the bottom left corner.
The bad news is that a lot of players are reporting issues with voice chat, saying they are receiving “server timed out” messages. While this is annoying, it’s likely just a simple bug that developers will be able to fix in the near future. So, hold on tight, soldier.
Call of Duty: Mobile Controller Support
Controller support for Call of Duty: Mobile was restored on November 24th, 2019. At the time of writing, only official DUALSHOCK®4 PlayStation® 4 and official Xbox One controllers can be used within the game. Controllers also only work while you’re in a match – you will still need to use the standard touch interface to navigate the main menus or in-game menus like changing a loadout.
You will need to connect your controller prior to entering a match. This is mainly done via Bluetooth pairing, although some controllers may accept a wired connection. Further advice on pairing a controller to your phone can be found here. Once paired, you will need to go into the Settings menu and toggle the “Allow to use controller” option.
Players will be matched with other players also using a controller. If you are playing with a party and one of your party members uses a controller, you will be matched with other players using controllers. If you are playing with the phone’s native controls, you will be matched with other players using the phone’s native controls.
Can you play CoD: Mobile on PC?
Despite being a mobile game, players will in fact be able to play CoD: Mobile on PC. GameLoop, a child company of Tencent (CoD: Mobile developers), has made the game available on PC via an emulator. Since the company is associated with the developers, you don’t need to worry about getting in trouble for emulating the game.
You can check out the Call of Duty: Mobile emulator on the GameLoop website. This will allow players the ability to experience the mobile game with a mouse and PC. Further, the emulation download is only 10 MB, which shouldn’t take more than a few seconds to download, depending on your internet speeds.
Call of Duty: Mobile Zombies
Call of Duty: Mobile Zombie mode released on November 22nd, 2019.
Call of Duty: Mobile | Best Guns
There are tons of great weapons in Call of Duty: Mobile, but only a few rank among the best. We have compiled a list of our favorite CoD: Mobile weapons in the list below.
As you can see, we have chosen two from each category of Primary weapons that you’ll want to use if you have them unlocked.
- AK47 (Assault Rifle)
- AK 117 (Assault Rifle)
- UL 736 (LMG)
- RPD (LMG)
- Striker (Shotgun)
- HS0405 (Shotgun)
- M21 EBR (Sniper Rifle)
- Artic .50 (Sniper Rifle)
- AKS-74U (SMG)
- MSMC (SMG)
While there are tons of other great guns in Call of Duty: Mobile, we think that these are the best weapons. Is there something we should add to the list? If so, let us know in the comments below.