Unbeknownst to many CoD: Mobile players, Activision’s portable version of their long-running hit franchise can also be played using a game controller. For a more accurate gameplay experience, find out how you can play using one.
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.
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How to play CoD: Mobile with a controller
The official Activision website states the following when listing acceptable devices compatible with CoD Mobile:
“As of launch, only official DUALSHOCK®4 PlayStation® 4 and official Xbox One controllers can be used to play Call of Duty: Mobile. All versions of official PS4 controllers except first-generation controllers are supported.
Additional controller support may be available in future updates, but for now, players using a non-supported controller may experience issues with functionality.”
Since the launch of current-gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X controller compatibility has also been added as well.
How to connect a PlayStation or Xbox controller with CoD: Mobile
Here’s how to connect your PlayStation or Xbox controller to CoD Mobile:
- For PS Users: The first step is to hold down the Share button and PS button at the same time on a PS4 controller
- For Xbox Users: The first step is to hold down the Sync button and Xbox button at the same time on a PS4 controller
- Now you need to turn your mobile device’s Bluetooth on
- When the Bluetooth is locating a device, look for “wireless controller”
- Now connect to it
- Launch CoD: Mobile and enable “Allow to use controller” in the Controller settings menu
- Your controller should now be connected, and you can modify its settings
Do note, however, that the controller will only work when you are actually in the middle of a game.
If you are in the game’s lobby or in the settings in general, you will have to use your smartphone or tablet to control the game.
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.
- 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.
Zombies mode is also confirmed to be returning to CoD: Mobile in 2021, so expect the game to allow you to customize your settings for this mode, too. However, we would recommend keeping your settings consistent across all the modes.
Hopefully, this can help your ability to improve with CoD: Mobile and can stand you in good stead.
Image Credit: Activision
CoD: Mobile Blackout map release date officially revealed
The fan-favorite Blackout map from Black Ops 4 will be making its debut in CoD: Mobile in the near future, and we have the release date covered for you.
The famous Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map has been officially revealed to be arriving in the world of CoD: Mobile, and we have the release date covered for you.
Battle Royale became a part of the Call of Duty franchise with Blackout in Black Ops 4, which saw a culmination of content from various Treyarch Call of Duty games be combined into an adrenaline-fueled experience.
The success of Blackout lead to the creation of Warzone and the CoD: mobile battle royale game mode, which have both become extremely popular globally.
Looking to celebrate the success of CoD: Mobile, the 2nd anniversary of the game will see the arrival of the Blackout map in the world of CoD: Mobile, and we have the release date covered for you.
CoD: Mobile Blackout map release date
Activision revealed on September 17, 2021, that the CoD: Mobile Blackout map will be available for players to experience on September 22 at 5 PM PST/ 7 PM CST/ 8 PM EST.
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“Blackout is filled with references to iconic locations throughout the Black Ops universe, from Nuketown Island to Firing Range and even Verrückt in the form of Asylum. Some areas are nearly identical to their Multiplayer incarnations, while others are only loosely based on their known environment,” stated Activision in the official Call of Duty Blog post that announced the official release date of the CoD: Mobile Blackout map.
You can find some of the popular areas that will be available on the Blackout map below:
- Raid (Estates)
- Firing Range
- Nuketown Island
- Ghost Town
- Cargo Docks
There is no doubt that plenty of players will be very excited to see the addition of the CoD: Mobile Blackout map, especially players who are fans of the Call of Duty Black Ops universe.
Image Credits: Activision
Are there bots in CoD: Mobile? How to practice with AI
Most online games of CoD: Mobile feature tons of real-life players, but can they can also feature bots as well?
Ever wondered if every player you play online with in CoD: Mobile is real? Well, we have all the details on whether or not bots exist in multiplayer, and also find out how you can practice against them too.
There is a long-standing belief that in the first few ranks of CoD: Mobile you’ll face mostly, if not all, bots in your online games. Players will find that if they can adjust to the controls quickly, then they can rack up some serious kills from the get-go.
However, this isn’t necessarily because you’re an expert marksman in CoD: Mobile, but more so due to the presence of simulated players. So let’s discuss the likelihood of bots in CoD: Mobile, and how to practice against them too.
Do you play against bots in CoD: Mobile?
Even though Activision or devs TiMi Studio Group haven’t come out and directly addressed it, we’re 99.99% sure that bots do exist in online games of CoD: Mobile.
Playing Call of Duty on a smaller, handheld device requires a lot more precision due to its slightly fiddly nature. So it’s only natural that it might take some time to adjust, or you just might be a new player in general that is getting to grips with Call of Duty.
So until you reach about Level 10 in CoD: Mobile, you’ll find that in your first few games that you’re almost godlike – finishing with insane K/D ratios. This is because you’re playing nothing but bots. You can still get bots in later levels too if the lobby is struggling to fill up for whatever reason.
It’s also quite easy to tell the difference between a bot and a real player as well. Yes, there will inevitably be newcomers that struggle with CoD: Mobile, but they still act naturally.
Whereas bots will repeatedly duck and dodge in cover in a completely robotic way following the same scripted path. Additionally, they also stand out in the open not even attempting to take cover and move into completely bizarre positions.
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YouTube user ExxotikGaming has created an incredibly useful video that can assist you in identifying bots in a game.
You can check it out below.
CoD: Mobile how to practice against the A.I
If you’re eager to try out some new weapons or test your aim in CoD: Mobile so that you can perform better in actual matches, then you might want to practice.
This is very easy and straightforward to do:
- Load up CoD: Mobile
- At the main menu, press on the ‘Multiplayer’ option
- Make your way down through the options until you get to the ‘Practice’ choice
- Go across to ‘Practice vs. AI’
- Select the game mode and play a 5v5 match
The game will inform you that you will earn XP at a “90% reduction,” but that’s not why you’re in practice anyway.
So if you’re new to the game, or encounter a strange-looking and behaving enemy, then consider the possibility that they are indeed a bot.
Also, check out all CoD: Mobile ranks and how to get them.
Image Credit: Activision / TiMi Studio Group
How to get Operator Arthur Kingsley in CoD: Mobile
CoD: Mobile players have the opportunity to bring Arthur Kingsley from Call of Duty: Vanguard into the mobile game, and here is how you can.
Vanguard will be bringing some new faces to the Call of Duty universe, one of them being Arthur Kingsley, who will be available for CoD: Mobile players to use as an Operator if they unlock him.
There is plenty of excitement in the Call of Duty community, with the official Vanguard Multiplayer reveal having taken place on September 7, 2021.
This Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer reveal gave the community a taste of what they can expect to experience in the Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta, which will see its first weekend take place starting on September 10.
Players will earn various rewards for participating in the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta, one of them being the Arthur Kingsley Operator for CoD: Mobile. With this in mind, here is everything you need to know to get the CoD: Mobile Arthur Kingsley Operator.
How to get CoD: Mobile Arthur Kingsley Operator
Players will get the CoD: Mobile Arthur Kingsley Operator by playing during any Open Beta dates during September.
All that you need to do is make sure that your CoD: Mobile profile is linked to the Activision Account that you will be using to play the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta, as you will not get this character for CoD: Mobile if you play the Beta on a different Activision Account.
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Codes for the CoD: Mobile Arthur Kingsley Operator will be sent out to the in-game mailboxes of CoD: Mobile players the week after the Beta ends.
Once you have your code for the CoD: Mobile Arthur Kingsley Operator, you will need to head to the Call of Duty website and redeem it to then have the reward appear in your CoD: Mobile mailbox.
To recap, here are the official steps for getting this character, according to the Call of Duty Blog:
- Step 1: If you haven’t already, create or link your Activision Account in Call of Duty: Mobile. Click here for detailed instructions on how to do this.
- Step 2: Download and play the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta through the same Activision Account. It doesn’t matter what platform you’re on or what day you play—so long as you play on the same Activision Account, you linked your Call of Duty: Mobile profile to, you’re eligible to receive this reward.
- Step 3: Check your in-game mailbox in Call of Duty: Mobile to redeem Kingsley. Codes will be sent the week after the Beta ends. Please wait until November 1 before reaching out to Activision Support if you do not receive Kingsley.
- Step 4: Once you receive a code, visit https://www.callofduty.com/redemption and enter your UID (found in your Call of Duty: Mobile profile, under your username), as well as your unique code.
- Step 5: Head to Call of Duty: Mobile’s in-game mailbox to claim your reward and deploy Kingsley into Call of Duty: Mobile’s Multiplayer and Battle Royale.
There are sure to be plenty of players excited to deploy as one of the new characters that Vanguard is introducing to the Call of Duty universe following the end of the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta.
For more CoD: Mobile, check out the best guns currently in the popular Call of Duty game, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
Image Credits: Activision
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