WITHIN A SINGLE DAY, THE FIGURES ARE REMARKABLE
After quite some time teasing and testing closed betas, Call of Duty has finally found its way onto mobile devices thanks to Call of Duty: Mobile which released on the 2nd of October, the day of writing for this article. Accessible for free on Android and iOS, the title is dominating app charts on both platforms with some impressive figures.
As the launch trailer released, that’s precisely when all hell broke loose on both the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store. Storming way past 5 million downloads on Google Play and topping the iOS App Store, the high traffic of gameplay has resulted in sign in issues, to compensate for, Activision offered players 500 credits which is awfully kind of them. To boot, the title of Call of Duty Mobile tsked the community to play out as many matches as possible in order for everyone to benefit from rewards – as of this moment, the number sits at 39,000,000 total matches across just a few hours.
Then again, I haven’t quite described the game yet – why is it doing so well, instantly? Call of Duty Mobile is a celebration of the franchise, stitching classic maps from all titles, (not just Black Ops as seen in Blackout) into a coherent battle royale experience built on the use of cult-classic weaponry and gameplay mechanics. Bearing in mind the arcade nature of CoD, and you’ve got yourself a quick to start battle royale experience wherever you are. The only downsides expressed by the community is the fact that it’s possible to play using a mouse and keyboard, which is apocalyptically unfair to touchscreen players who don’t stand a chance.
Call of Duty Mobile looks to contest the likes of Mario Kart Tour, PUBG Mobile and Fortnite as the most popular mainstream title on mobile. Should the game keep this pace up, it has an incredible amount of potential. We’ll see how long this lasts with the up and coming Minecraft Earth title.
Let us know in the comments section below! Have you tried it yet?