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How to play CoD: Mobile with a controller

Get an advantage over your competitors by connecting a controller to CoD: Mobile, and use our best settings guide to improve your aim.

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Call of Duty: Mobile has become immensely popular since its release, and for those who want an advantage over their opponents, using a controller is key. Not every controller is supported, but we’ve got everything you need to know, including the best settings for your gamepad for CoD: Mobile.

It may seem like an odd prospect to play Call of Duty’s leading handheld game with a fully-fledged gaming controller, but the fact is that CoD: Mobile is an essential game for any fans of the series. It takes lots of aspects from previous CoD titles and blends them into one game.

It’s not just a condensed version of the current games like Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, but in many ways, it’s a more complete offering. So it makes sense that people want to capture that authentic Call of Duty experience by using a controller on a smartphone or tablet.

With CoD: Mobile Season 8 kicking off, introducing the M13 and R9-0 weapons along with the Blackout map, there’s never been a better time to use a controller and give yourself an advantage over your opponents.

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How to play CoD: Mobile with a controller on Android, iPhone, or iPad

Connecting your controller your devices is easy, as all you need is to connect them via Bluetooth. This process is quick and painless, regardless of your phone or tablet’s operating system.

Android

  1. Pull down the Notification Shade from the top of your screen.
  2. Long press the Bluetooth symbol
  3. Select ‘Pair New Device.’
  4. Hold down the PS & Share button on your PlayStation controller, or the connect button on your Xbox controller.
  5. Once the controller LED starts flashing, select it from the list on your Android phone.
  6. Once connected in your settings, open CoD: Mobile and test your controller.

iPhone

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone, and select Bluetooth.
  2. Hold down the PS & Share button on your PlayStation controller, or the connect button on your Xbox controller.
  3. Once the controller LED starts flashing, select it on your iOS device under ‘Other Devices.’
  4. Once connected in your settings, open CoD: Mobile and test your controller.

Remember, your controller will only work when you’re actually playing a match, so don’t worry if it doesn’t seem to work in the game’s menus.

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Best CoD: Mobile controller settings

Now you’ve connected your controller to CoD: Mobile, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the best settings. Unfortunately, there’s no way to match your settings with Warzone or Cold War’s, but there are plenty of settings you can tinker with to play CoD: Mobile at your best.

By going to the ‘Key Description’ tab, you can see all of the controls for CoD: Mobile’s different game modes, but you can customize them further.

CoD Mobile controller settings screen

Settings

  • Enable Controller Support: On
  • X-axis FLIP: Default
  • Y-axis FLIP: Default
  • Flip Triggers with Bumpers: Default
  • Tap ADS: Hold
  • Auto-Sprint: Off
  • Sprint Function: Push Left Joystick Forward

Multiplayer & Battle Royale Sensitivity

CoD: Mobile allows you to have separate sensitivity settings for multiplayer and battle royale, but we’d recommend keeping them consistent across the two.

  • Horizontal Sensitivity: 145
  • Vertical Sensitivity: 145
  • ADS & Non-Scope Horizontal Sensitivity: 100
  • ADS & Non-Scope Vertical Sensitivity: 100
  • Scope Horizontal Sensitivity: 95
  • Scope Vertical Sensitivity: 95
  • Sniper ADS Horizontal Sensitivity: 50
  • Sniper ADS Vertical Sensitivity: 54

Everyone will require different settings depending on the size of their screen and personal preferences, but these are a great place to start. Take these settings as a baseline, then keep adjusting them until you’re comfortable.

Which controllers are supported in CoD: Mobile

Unfortunately, not every controller is supported by CoD: Mobile, with only the Sony PlayStation Dualshock 4 and Xbox One controllers at the moment. It’s likely that the PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers will be added to this list in the future.

It is possible to use other Bluetooth controllers, but because they aren’t officially supported, they may run into functionality issues at some point in the future.

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Does using a controller in CoD: Mobile get you banned?

Don’t worry, using a controller in CoD: Mobile definitely won’t get you banned! Gamepads are completely supported by the developer.

But be warned, the official CoD: Mobile does say: “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.”

So it’s entirely possible for controller players to come up against handheld users!


Using a controller is a sure-fire way to improve your gameplay on CoD: Mobile, no matter if you use Android or iOS. Now that you have the best controller settings, make sure your inventory is up to scratch with our best CoD: Mobile Season 8 guns.

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CoD Mobile Season 1 2022 Heist patch notes: Hacienda, Kilo 141 & PPSH-41

Call of Duty Mobile Season 1 is here, with two new guns, two maps, and plenty of tweaks and improvements.

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The new year is well underway, and the first season of CoD Mobile in 2022 is here. Titled ‘Heist,’ Season 1 includes two new maps, two new weapons, and a host of tweaks and fixes to improve your gameplay.

CoD Mobile Season 11 officially dropped on December 17, 2021, bringing festive cosmetics, a new multiplayer map, and Undead Siege.

Even though the patch was filled with content, CoD Mobile fans are already thinking about what’s next. As always, the iOS and Android title is set to restart in the new year with a brand new update.

For the past few weeks, very little has been known about CoD Mobile Season 1 2022, but thanks to some leaked Korean patch notes, we know exactly what to expect when the update drops. 

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When does CoD Mobile Season 1 2022 Heist release?

The good news is that CoD Mobile Season 1: Heist officially kicks off on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 4pm PT / 7pm ET.

Patches for the game rarely have any downtime, so you won’t have to sit looking at a loading screen. As soon as the update drops, you’ll be able to drop into matches and test out the new items and maps. 

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Kilo 141 & PPSh-41 in CoD Mobile Season 1 2022

CoD Mobile Season 1 2022 will include two new weapons for players to use. First up, Modern Warfare’s Kilo 141 assault rifle joins the game from Modern Warfare. Warzone players will remember this gun well, as it dominated the meta for a period in 2020.

SMG players will also get something new, with the franchise’s classic PPSh-41 also joining the fray. We don’t know how powerful these guns will be just yet, but early test builds suggest the Kilo could be a powerful option. 

PPSh-41 and Kilo 141 in CoD Mobile

CoD: Mobile Season 1 2022 new maps: Hacienda and Nuketown Temple

On top of two new weapons, CoD Mobile fans will also get to compete on two new maps, with a Black Ops 4 map joining the action.

Hacienda makes its mobile debut, a fan-favorite map based on a sprawling mansion, complete with an indoor courtyard and vineyard. On top of that, players will get Nuketown Temple, a redesigned version of the classic map to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

CoD Mobile Season 1 2022 New Modes & Battle Pass

The first update of 2022 also brings three new modes, with Heist returning from Black Ops 4, Payout Search & Destroy, and Red Envelope Kill Confirmed, which devs claim is “full of surprises.”

As always, there’s also a new Battle Pass, filled with limited-time cosmetic items to set your Operator apart from the rest.


CoD Mobile Season 1 2022 Heist patch notes

MULTIPLAYER:

  • New Map – Hacienda
  • New Map – Chinese Nuketown
  • New Tactical Grenade – Storm Ball
    • Creates a spherical barrier at the target location to block the enemy’s gaze.
    • Enemies inside the barrier do not recover HP.
  • New Game Modes
    • Heist
    • Payout Search and Destroy
      • Payout Search will be included in Ranked Multiplayer for a limited time.
    • Red Envelope Kill Confirmed
  • Map Update
    • Tunisia: Updated the skylight in the wine cellar, allowing players to throw various props through the skylight.
  • Other Updates
  • Added a feature where attachments remain equipped when replacing designs.
  • Optimized the quality of the MVP kill cam.
  • Added a zoom function to the map display when specifying an orbiting laser line.
  • Reduced screen freezes and frame drops when using MQ-27 Dragonfire and Hawk X3.
  • Balanced the amount of weapon experience gained and account progression in multiplayer.
  • Adjusted the acceleration of the M13 to match the weapon running speed.

BATTLE ROYALE:

  • Feature Update
  • Voluntarily discarding attachments prevents players from acquiring attachments of the same type or of any rank for 30 seconds.
  • Reduced the chance of getting unsuccessfully experienced by players when the network environment is poor.
  • Expanded display of advanced attachments for spectators.
  • Optimized environmental sound effects when the player is in a wild environment.
  • Updated text prompt when players exit Battle Royale.
  • Gameplay adjustments
    • Sniper Challenge Mode Adjustment
      • All pistol weapons except the MW11 will no longer appear in the mod.
      • Updated recommendations for custom sniper rifles and gear.
      • If you do not have a sniper rifle in your backpack, a custom sniper rifle recommended by the designer will be displayed.
  • New Features
    • Warfare mode supports spectator mode.
  • Map Optimization
    • Adjusted the structure of the Blackout map to optimize overall gameplay and performance.
    • Added snow and ice areas to Blackout.
  • New weapons
    • Kilo 141
      • One of the fully automatic assault rifles with longer optics to enhance the headshot effect.
      • Moderate damage output, average rate of fire, and a convertible drum magazine.
    • PPSh-41
      • This is a low-precision submachine gun that uses a large-capacity drum magazine.
      • Charge the enemy with the advantage of non-aimed fire!
  • New weapon inspection
    • Exclusive weapon inspection has been added to some mythical weapons.
  • Optimization of combat performance
    • Muzzle Smoke Effect
      • Added different types of muzzle fire smoke effects, each muzzle attachment has its own smoke effect.
      • Added muzzle heat dissipation smoke effect, and muzzle heat dissipation smoke appears after more than 10 consecutive shots.
  • Weapon performance update
    • Improved weapon handling.
    • Tweaked the grenade throwing behavior model.
    • Improved photorealistic site effects.
    • Optimized gun shake performance when moving non-aimed fire and aiming fire.

CLAN WARS:

  • Clan Wars Update
    • Adjustment of individual contribution rules
      • In order to increase the weekly clan credit reward factor and obtain character shard rewards, you must form a team with a clan member in a node competition.
  • Relaxation of entry restrictions
    • Players who are new to the clan can also participate in the competition for that week.
    • Clans with fewer active players than the matching requirement can also join, but will be deducted based on a decrease in node score.
    • Recruit more clan members to prevent your clan from being penalized.

BALANCE ADJUSTMENT:

  • Multiplayer:
    • QXR
      • Stage 3 range damage increase 22-19-16-12 ▶ 22-19-18-12
      • Increased first range 8m ▶ 10m
    • AMR
      • Tactical reload time 4 seconds ▶ 3.4 seconds
      • Empty magazine reload time 5 seconds ▶ 4.1 seconds
    • PP19
      • First range damage 26 ▶ 28
      • Headshot damage ratio 1.2 ▶ 1.3
      • Chest damage multiplier 1 ▶ 1.15
    • DR-H
      • Increased range in the first section 7m ▶ 9m
      • Increased range in the second section 13m ▶ 15m
      • Tactical reload time 2.3 seconds ▶ 2.1 seconds
      • Empty magazine reload time 2.8 seconds ▶ 2.5 seconds
    • D13 Sector
      • Number of shots 3 ▶ 4
      • Ammo 1 ▶ 2
    • Score Streak
      • If you cancel the score streak that you need to deploy by pressing the minimap, you will have to wait a certain amount of time to use the streak bonus again.
      • Reduced cooling time after overheating of XS1 Goliath.
      • Enhanced Hawk X3’s aiming support.
    • Operator Skills
      • Increased the Purifier’s rate of fire, direct hit damage and initial number of bullets.

RANKED MATCH UPDATES:

  • Multiplayer
    • When a solo player faces a 4-person queue entered as a team, additional Rank Points are earned, and more information can be found in Ranked Rewards.
    • New season reset rules for top 5000 players have been adjusted, more details can be found in the Ranked Lobby.
    • Starting this season, the rarity of the top 5000 players’ calling cards has been adjusted to Legendary.
    • Mismatched composition of pre-formed teams during matchmaking has been mitigated.
    • The probability of matching with other teams with the number of players is greatly reduced.
    • The matchmaking scope at the beginning of the season will be expanded to accommodate the shortage of top-ranked players.
    • Solo players are matched with players of similar or lower ranks.
    • Team Deathmatch/Forefront Rank Bonuses are more affected by relative individual performance than match results.

OTHER SYSTEM UPDATES:

  • Adjust loadout
    • Loadout can be changed during queue.
  • Adjust the sensitivity setting
    • The gyroscope can be adjusted separately for fire sensitivity and normal state sensitivity.
    • Scope precision for red dot sight and holographic sight can be adjusted separately to enhance player operability.
  • Update jump control
    • Added advanced control options for jumping and climbing motions in settings.
    • Players will no longer ride and climb automatically by pressing the jump button when selected.
    • A new option allows players to set the jump button to climb by moving the jump button up to avoid accidentally touching it during combat.
  • Battle royale Medicine settings
    • You can turn off the recommended Medicine setting for Battle Royale HP items, which is enabled by default to prevent item replacement in user shortcut keys.

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How to get CoD Mobile’s iFerg, BobbyPlays & HawksNext skins: Release dates & bundles

Here’s everything we know about the iFerg, BobbyPlays, and HawksNest Cod Mobile skins. including the release date and bundles.

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The CoD Mobile developers are adding content creators iFerg, BobbyPlays, and HawksNest as new skins, so here’s everything we know about them, including the bundles and release date.


CoD Mobile Season 11 brought a ton of fun content, including festive cosmetics, a new multiplayer map, and Undead Siege. The patch notes also confirmed a few other additions for the game.

Three new custom skins will be arriving for players to unlock. Popular CoD Mobile content creators, iFerg, BobbyPlays, and HawksNest will receive their own bundles in the handheld title.

Here’s everything we know about these new CoD Mobile skins.

iFerg, BobbyPlays, & HawksNest CoD Mobile skins release date

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There are currently no official release dates for the CoD Mobile’s content creator skins. However, some leaks may have revealed when exactly we’ll see these cosmetics arrive in the game.

Here are the leaked bundle dates:

  • iFerg CoD Mobile Bundle: January 11 – February 3
  • BobbyPlays CoD Mobile BundleJanuary 13 – February 5
  • Hawksnest CoD Mobile Bundle: January 16 – February 7

The iFerg, BobbyPlays, and HawksNest CoD Mobile skins are set to be available throughout CoD Mobile Season 1. You’ll be able to unlock all the bundles at different stages throughout the update.

We’ll keep checking for any announcements of the official release dates for these three skins. Once there are any more developments, we’ll be sure to update this article with that information.

How to get iFerg, BobbyPlays, & HawksNest CoD Mobile Bundles

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The iFerg, BobbyPlays, and HawksNest skins can be purchased in the store when they finally arrive. You’ll just need to check the in-game shop and spend CoD Points to get your hands on them.

Each content creator will also have their own complete bundle which includes additional cosmetics such as weapon skins and player icons. Leaks suggest that each bundle will have 10 items.

That covers everything that has been revealed about the iFerg, BobbyPlays, and HawksNest skins in CoD Mobile. We’ll be sure to update this article with new information as it becomes available.


For more Cod Mobile, check out the best CoD Mobile settings for Multiplayer and Battle Royale and how to play CoD Mobile with a controller.

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Aydan and Dr Disrespect say CoD Mobile looks “10x better” than Vanguard & Warzone

Top Call of Duty content creators Aydan, Dr Disrespect, and Nadeshot have said that CoD Mobile looks even better than Vanguard and Warzone.

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Amid a ton of bugs and glitches, as well as very little competitive support, top Call of Duty content creators Aydan, Dr Disrespect, and Nadeshot have been discussing how CoD Mobile “looks “10x better” than Vanguard and Warzone. 

Call of Duty: Mobile features content from almost all previous CoD games, with a ton of maps, weapons, and characters from the franchise’s history being available in one game. 

Now, feeling fed up with Warzone and Vanguard, top Call of Duty content creators Aydan, Dr Disrespect, and Nadeshot have been discussing how CoD Mobile looks better than the main entries in the franchise. 

It appears that Aydan’s time with Warzone might be coming to an end, as the pro player and top earner tweeted on December 21: “Losing my passion for Warzone & CoD day by day.” 

Not long after this tweet, he commented on CoD Mobile, asking “Why does COD: Mobile look 10x better than Warzone & Vanguard?” along with a crying face emoji. 

Popular streamer IceManIsaac responded, saying he “played in one COD: Mobile tourny and it was better than any Warzone tournament I’ve ever played in.” To which Aydan said, “It almost feels like a ‘f**k you’ to us. That game is everything we ask for. I really just don’t understand.” 

Aydan isn’t alone in these thoughts, with 100 Thieves CEO and ex-CoD pro Nadeshot tweeting the same thing on December 28, saying “CoD Mobile sadly looks better than Vanguard.” 

Also, frustrated with Warzone, Dr Disrespect said on a recent live stream that he’d rather be playing CoD Mobile. “Give me some sort of ported issue for PCs only, I don’t know,” he explained. “That game seems to be fun.” 

Doc has played CoD Mobile before, and said that he preferred the battle royale map’s design to Verdansk and that he enjoys “all of it.” 

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Warzone and Vanguard Season 1 Reloaded is coming soon, and Vanguard is still to receive its League Play mode. But whether Aydan, Nadeshot, and Dr Disrespect give CoD Mobile a real chance remains to be seen. 

For more Warzone, you can check out the Rebirth Island strategy that fully levels Vanguard guns in only “30 minutes.”

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