The wait was finally over, millions of users finally had a chance to breathe in the real gunpowder. While PUBG had us all hooked up with its unique Battle Royale mode, the real threat to its legacy was waiting for the iron to get red hot. For the final strike!
Call of Duty was finally up on the Play Store and everybody was on fire, even I was! Being a long-time Call of Duty fan it was a solemn duty to install this beauty, and boy did it deliver upon the greatest of the expectations. Here’s why it is way too good for a portable platform like smartphones, tablets, and what not:-
A Familiar Sight:
Every PC or console gamer knows this fact well that Call of Duty has a specific place in the hearts of those who love military-based First Person Shooter games. From the very first edition to the Modern Warfare trilogy, to Black Ops series and to World War 2 each entry has a specific fanbase and that’s a given because of its fricking Call of Duty. When the mobile version was announced, it was a fresh take on the franchise as a whole, a different platform, and the competition was quite high, the likes of PUBG and Fortnite were well established mobile gaming titles already. But fans welcomed this take with open arms as honestly, not everyone has a gaming rig or a high-end console to play with, hence the mobile version provided the fans with an affordable platform, to begin with.
The Classic Maps:
A major reason why Call of Duty mobile had the quickest 100 million downloads, way faster than PUBG and Fortnite is because of the fact that it offered the players with classic fan-favorite maps from Modern Warfare 1, Black Ops 1 and Black Ops 2. It was time for the mobile to rub shoulders with its PC and console brothers. The graphics are well detailed and every map is spot-on perfect, invisible walls aren’t there as you can literally climb upon ledges and walls for a better flanking position.
Boots On The Ground:
Franchise fatigue was a crippling flaw of the more modern titles in the franchise, mainly because of over the top movement mechanics. Things like wall-running, jet pack jumping etc were irritating at times and players weren’t happy about that. Enter Call of Duty mobile and things went back to normal again, with its simplistic approach and proper execution, Call of Duty became the good old Call of Duty gain. Players enjoyed the classic Boots On The Ground experience, and that speaks for itself!
Customization Done Right:
Class customization was best explored in legendary titles like Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops 2, this was a staple of Call of Duty, to provide the best customization experience to the players possible. The mobile version does that experience justice as it provides a plethora of customization options from weapons to player skins to vehicle skins, you name it. The mobile version follows the tried and tested Pick 10 system for weapon attachments. Now that’s classic gaming experience.
While Black Ops 4 introduced the community to the more popular Battle Royale game mode, mobile gamers were waiting for a similar experience. They got their wishes fulfilled as Call of Duty mobile came equipped with a Battle Royale mode which honestly worked just fine. It was as good as it could be, some minor bugs and glitches plagued the playing experience in the beginning but most of it was fixed if not all. Not just weapons but the mode also introduced vehicles, ATVs, SUVs with machineguns, and the best one, Helicopters. Say what ya’ll love it already!
Call of Duty isn’t just a franchise, its nostalgia to most of us gamers, online matches have always been the proving ground for players to test their might. Mobile users now have a champion among them and it’s giving a tough competition to PUBG and Fortnite, cheer up COD boys, we have an old friend in our ranks.