COD Mobile Season 10: What’s Coming

Call of Duty season 10 ‘The Hunt’ is just around the corner and here is what you can expect from the upcoming seasonal update. The update will feature a new class, skill, maps, game mode, new characters, and much more.


New Characters

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This season have some iconic characters from the franchise which will be unlockable through the battle pass. These characters are likely to be included in the next season:

  • Makarov
  • Outrider
  • Mara
  • Ghost Mace
  • Frank Woods


New Class- Hacker

A new class named ‘Hacker’ is also coming with the update. The class offers 2 abilities:-

The Active skill of this class is ‘Ice Pick,’ which will black out the minimap of nearby enemies.

The Passive ability of the ‘Hacker’ class is ‘Hard Wired‘ this ability will prevent you from getting revealed whenever an enemy is using the ‘Scout’ class and any interference will not block the radar in your minimap.

This class can give you a considerable advantage as enemy players will not be able to use their abilities when hacked.


New Operator Skill

Equalizer‘ description states, “Dual integrated machine guns with built-in suppressors for close-quarters combat.” The skill takes inspiration from Synaptic’s Payload featured in COD Infinite Warfare.


New Map

Terminal is one of the most famous maps in the whole Call of Duty franchise is being featured in this update. This map comes from COD Modern Warfare 2’s ‘No Russian’ mission, which was quite controversial during the game’s initial launch.

Pine is also another familiar Gunfight map from Modern Warfare 2019.


Hardcore Mode

This mode will come halfway through the season so you can expect this drop by mid to late September. Players will deal higher damage across the board but will have lower health, no HP regeneration, and friendly fire. So place your shots carefully.


New Multiplayer Mode- Headquarters

With each season COD Mobile continues to add more and more game modes to the title. This season a new game mode called ‘Headquarters’ makes its way to the game. In this mode, you have to capture and hold the Headquarters to earn points. No respawns when defending.


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COD Mobile: How To Play On PC

Yes, you heard it right with the help of emulators you can play Call of Duty Mobile on PC. While the game is made to play on mobile many people don’t like the controls offered by the game. This is true even if we use a controller as many players find it more comfortable to use keyboard and mouse.

While there is an official emulator by the name of ‘Gameloop’ we wouldn’t recommend using it as it is made by Tencent. The emulator we would recommend is called ‘Bluestacks’ and it is quite popular in gaming community. You can also download other emulators such as LDPlayer, MeMu, KoPlayer, and Nox.

Step 1: First thing you have to do is download and install the emulator from this link

Step 2: Now that the emulator is installed open it and run Google Play Store and log in

Step 3: Search for COD Mobile and download it

Step 4: Run the game and adjust quality settings according to your PC hardware.

Note: The emulator may take a while to download even with fast internet connections.

COD Mobile vs Free Fire, Which One To Play?

After the ban on PUBG Mobile, players are trying to find a game to fill up the void left by the it. They are now looking towards alternative games such as COD Mobile, Free Fire, Fortnite, and many more. The clear outlier here is definitely COD Mobile and Free Fire but which one is for you.


BATTLE ROYALE

This is where both games are highly different as Free fire has a BR mode for 50 players whereas COD Mobile BR mode consists of 100 players. This results in highly different match dynamics as Free Fire offers instant matches lasting 10-15 minutes where player can get into the action straight away.

There’s also the matter of the no of maps available in the game. COD Mobile offers just a single battle royale map whereas Free Fire has three such maps like Bermuda, Purgatory, and Kalahari.


GAME MODES

In terms of game modes COD Mobile has the upper hand as it offers a wide variety of game modes such as Front Line, Domination, Sniper Only, and Search and Destroy. There’s also a campaign mode which is coming in future along with a zombie mode which isn’t currently available but is expected to make its way to the game soon.

Free Fire on the other hand is mostly focused around Battle Royale although it does have Clash squad and Ranked mode. If you get bored of playing BR there’s not much option for you here whereas in COD Mobile there’s a game mode for everyone.


CHARACTERS

Both Free Fire and Call of Duty Mobile give you options to choose from different characters, but even within these there are quite a few differences.

Call of Duty Mobile has characters only in the Battle Royale mode. Each character has its own role, like the medic, scout, and the defender. These classes are available to everyone, and you can play using any class, depending on what play style you prefer.

Free Fire is a little different in this, the first major difference being that you start off with 2 free characters, and you can continue to unlock more by simply playing the game. Most of the remaining characters you’ll be able to buy using the in-game currency you earn by playing matches. The only issue is that there are a few characters that you can purchase only with diamonds, and for these diamonds, you have to spend real-life money, there’s no other way.


GRAPHICS

It is quite obvious that COD Mobile has better graphics than Free Fire but it also means that the game requires you to have a decent phone to run it. One can even say that COD Mobile graphics are on the same level as a PC game which certainly adds to the experience and gives better immersion.


PERFORMANCE

COD Mobile due to its resource intensive requirements needs a good quality phone to run it properly. Free Fire on the other hand can be played on nearly any smartphone due to its low requirements and hardly ever show signs of lagging and FPS drop.


REQUIREMENTS

Call of Duty Mobile

  • CPU Snapdragon 625 / 2GHz or higher
  • RAM 2GB (recommended 3GB for lag free experience)
  • Storage 1.03GB (2.6GB installed)

Free Fire

  • Almost any CPU
  • 1GB
  • 600MB (recommended 1.5GB)


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COD Mobile: How To Use Private Lobby

With PUBG Mobile banned, players are now looking towards alternative games such as COD Mobile to fill up that void left by the game. Due to this many beginners may not know about all the features the game has to offer. One such feature is the private lobby feature where you and your friends can play together without restrictions.

The private room feature allows players to create their own lobby where they can add their friends and even host some tournaments. These private rooms allow players to set some rules for their lobby such as map selection, game modes, weapons, squad mode, and many other interesting things.

Unfortunately only 10 people can be added in a single instance. Others can also be added as spectators to watch the match.


How To Create Private Room

Step 1: Click on the multiplayer mode icon on the main menu screen

Step 2: Open the drop down menu ‘≡’ in the top right corner and select private

Step 3: A private room will be created so invite your friends to join by pressing ‘+’ icon on the friends list

Step 4: Select your preferred game mode from the bottom right menu just above start

Step 5: From here you can also select your preferred map

Step 6: After finalizing all setting press start to jump into the match


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PUBG Mobile Ban: Everything You Need To Know

By now most of you must have heard about this unfortunate development, that PUBG Mobile has been banned in India. After a month of rumors surrounding its ban due to privacy concerns the Indian government has finally announced a ban on 118 Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile.

According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, “PUBG Mobile has been banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, on grounds that they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”


REASON FOR THE BAN

PUBG Mobile is developed by PUBG corporation(formerly Bluehole) which is based in South Korea but unlike its PC counterpart it is published by Tencent Games.

Tencent is a Chinese tech conglomerate which has a 10% stake in PUBG Corporation and is also suspected of sharing user data with the Chinese government. The reason for this ban is seemingly due to the risk of Indian user data being used by the Chinese government through companies such as Tencent.

It is ironic that the game itself was about to be banned in China back in 2017 due to its violent and graphic nature. However, an alternative version was released under the name “Fight for peace” which was state approved.


POLICY UPDATE AND INDIAN SERVERS

Although it was just a month ago that PUBG Mobile had updated its privacy policy for India and clarified how they utilize the user data to provide services. They even mentioned that the data provided by Indian users is now being stored in servers located in India.

Compared to users in other countries whose data is still being stored in Chinese servers, Indian users still had the extra layer of protection in terms of third parties accessing user info. All of this was done to protect the game from getting banned in India but that was all for nothing.


ALTERNATIVES TO PUBG MOBILE

Players are now looking towards alternative games such as COD Mobile, Free Fire, and Fortnite to fill up that void left by PUBG. The clear outlier here is definitely COD Mobile. However, it seems that too is published by Tencent.


EFFECT ON GAMING IN INDIA

The game has had a huge impact in India in a sense that it became a cultural phenomenon. PUBG had more than 175 million game installation in India with around 25% of all of the game’s global player-base coming from here. It not only popularized gaming in India but also provided benefit to many industries, especially entertainment and mobile industry.


POSSIBILITY OF AN UN-BAN

Previously, Pakistan too placed a similar ban on PUBG Mobile which was later lifted on July 26. After a public outcry on the internet, the country’s government officials had a meeting with game representatives in which they decided to reverse that order. According to Pakistan government officials, the reason for the ban was due to long term psychological effects.

A similar situation is possible in the case of India but the quickest solution would be for Tencent to cut ties with the game completely. However, that too seems unlikely considering how the game is a cash cow for the company.


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PUBG Mobile Banned, Is COD Mobile Next?

By now you might have heard about the ban on PUBG Mobile by the Indian Government. This is part of a larger Digital strike on 118 Chinese apps that are being banned in India.

Players are now looking towards alternative games such as COD Mobile, Free Fire, and Fortnite to fill up that void left by PUBG. The clear outlier here is definitely COD Mobile. However, it seems that too is developed by Tencent.


ACTIVISION CUT TIES WITH TENCENT

Call of Duty is one of the most successful video game series in the world with each game being published by Activision, an american video game company. Activision hired TiMi Studios, a subsidiary of the Chinese conglomerate, Tencent Holdings to lead the development of its mobile title. The game was later published by Activision and Tencent with only a small portion of the revenue going to the latter.

However, just a month ago Activision has cut ties with Tencent due to Trump’s orders that restricts companies operating in the US to conduct any transactions with Chinese companies.


CONCLUSION

The situation surrounding the game and its possible ban is still uncertain as the game series “Call of Duty” still belongs to Activision but it is developed by TiMi Studios, a Chinese company which is part of Tencent itself. However, the situation seems more hopeful now that Tencent is out of the picture.


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COD Mobile Vs PUBG Mobile, Which Is Better?

A lot of people have been playing COD Mobile recently while it was in closed beta, and the game is actually pretty good. Not only does it have the same Battle Royale as PUBG, but it also has a ton of other game modes if you want some variety. With COD Mobile soon coming back in open beta, many have been asking what the differences between the two big games are, and which game will be more fun with friends.

Graphics

Firstly, let’s talk about the graphics – Both games look good on phones, but for my preference, COD Mobile looks a bit sharper. It only has one map in the Battle Royale mode, but it has a lot more maps in the different games modes and all of it adds a lot of variety to how the game looks.

Gameplay

Next is the gameplay, and this is probably what will mean the most to players. PUBG Mobile leans more towards a more realistic military feel, while COD Mobile is a lot more arcade-ish. You move a lot faster in COD mobile and the gameplay is lot more frantic. If you prefer a more tactical and slow approach, PUBG Mobile is more suited for you. However, if you prefer a faster gameplay style, COD Mobile is easily the best in the genre. Weapons feel tight and accurate, and the movement is really fluid.

Stability

Anyone who has played PUBG Mobile for a good amount of time will know that the game has terrible optimization. Fun as the game is, it has a lot of performance issues, and the game constantly drops frames below 60. COD Mobile, however, is super smooth and runs at 60 FPS without any lag at all. This alone made me want to play a lot more of COD Mobile over PUBG Mobile. Picking up items and opening doors always felt janky in PUBG Mobile, while it’s really responsive in COD Mobile, and it feels great.

Game Modes

The biggest difference between COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile are the game modes. Both games have the popular Battle Royale game mode that is all the craze right now. However, in COD Mobile Battle Royale, you can drive even more vehicles and even fly a helicopter. This is a lot more fun and gives you more options to chase down enemies. You can also jump off the helicopter and redeploy the glider to land safely. Apart from the Battle Royale mode, COD has lot of other popular multiplayer modes like Free For All and Deathmatch, with a lot of different maps.

This is a big difference from PUBG Mobile, which does have a few other modes but feels really lacking in comparison. This variety is also refreshing and is a good reason for you to keep playing the game and get some good practice with the shooting, even if you get bored of the Battle Royale mode.

Conclusion

Overall, it really feels like COD Mobile is a more refined version of PUBG Mobile, and players will have a lot of fun playing it. It’s not that COD Mobile will be a PUBG killer, but it sure will give it some tough competition. Almost everyone I know who plays PUBG Mobile has great things to say about COD Mobile and said that they would rather play COD Mobile over PUBG.

So which one do you think is the right game for you, PUBG Mobile or Call of Duty Mobile? Let us know in the comments what you think about both the games and which one you like more.

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Call of Duty Mobile Best Controls And Sensitivity Settings Guide

In the last guide, we told you about the best graphics settings for optimal performance in Call of Duty. Once you sort that out, the next thing on the list is to figure out the best settings for Controls and Sensitivity. And that’s exactly what we’re doing in this guide. You can check out our Graphics settings guide here, and if you’ve already done that, let’ cover the sensitivity, starting with the controls.

Controls

  • Let’s start off with the Controls Tab. Here you should set it to advanced mode since it doesn’t auto-fire.
  • We highly recommend using Advanced because you have more control over when to shoot because sometimes, you don’t want to shoot someone and want to sneak behind them or be stealthy. Plus, auto shooting just wastes bullets which can be the difference between winning and losing.
  • In Advanced, the shooting met is set it to custom where all weapons are set to Hip Fire besides Sniper Rifle which is set to ADS. This will allow you to scope up guns only when you want to. So if you’re in a close-range situation, you won’t have to un-scope to hip fire. 
  • For Sniper, having it set to ADS helps when you need to do a quick scope shot or when you just want to get a single shot and quickly get out of the scope. This can be extremely helpful with sniping so if you’re a sniper player you should try this out.
  • In a similar fashion, you can use the aim button when you’ve set it to ADS to stay scoped in after you take a shot. This is useful for holding angles and when you know there’s going to be multiple enemies that you will have to take out.

The same settings can be used in BR Mode.

Sensitivity

Onwards we go to the awaited Sensitivity tab.

  • Here, set rotation mode to Fixed Speed. This is because it will train your muscle memory. So you will know exactly how much to move your finger to move a certain distance. After this is set, go into a game and then start moving the camera. 
  • Another way of testing your sensitivity is this: swipe your thumb from the middle part of the screen till the edge of your screen. If your camera is rotating about 180 degrees which is directly behind you, you’re good. If it is too much or too little, you might want to adjust standard sensitivity accordingly so that you’re consistently close to 180 degrees.

After you find that move onto the next sensitivity exercise.

  • Look at one spot and try to aim at it consistently at least 10 times. If it feels too slow, turn up your standard sensitivity. Too fast, then decrease it. Keep doing this until you find a comfortable sensitivity and then try aiming at other specific spots from a single place to see if you’re comfortable with your new setting. 

Then do the same exercise for the Aiming Down Sights setting, then again when using a tactical scope and again when using a sniper scope. For sniper scope, the sensitivity will usually be a bit lower than your normal sensitivity so keep that in mind.

You can set pretty much the same settings for the Firing Sensitivity tab which kicks in when you fire your gun.

And that’s about it. These were some of the best settings for control and sensitivity in the current version of CoD Mobile that will help you become the best player among your friends and maybe even the world. Stay tuned for our weapons and attachment guides.

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Free Fire VS COD Mobile, Which One is Better For You?

Garena Free Fire and Call of Duty Mobile look pretty similar at the first glance, but the truth is they can be really far apart from each other. This guide will help you be more familiar with the differences between the two games, so you can figure out which game is better for you according to your preferences and play style.

Let’s start off by talking about the characters.

Characters

Both Free Fire and Call of Duty Mobile give you options to choose from different characters, but even within these there are quite a few differences.

Call of Duty Mobile has characters only in the Battle Royale mode. Each character has its own role, like the medic, whose primary role is to heal and revive the teammates, helping them survive till the end. Then you have the scout, who is helpful in tracking enemies from far off, and the defender, who can place a shield in the battlefield, giving teammates some cover and reducing the incoming damage. These classes are available to everyone, and you can play using any class, depending on what play style you prefer.

Free Fire is a little different in this, the first major difference being that you start off with 2 free characters, and you can continue to unlock more by simply playing the game. You don’t have to spend any money at all. You can even get some characters for free, just for logging into the game. And most of the remaining characters you’ll be able to by using the in-game currency you earn by playing matches. The only issue is that there are a few characters that you can purchase only with diamonds, and for these diamonds, you have to spend real-life money, there’s no other way.

These characters all have their own skills, and you can unlock even more skills for each of them by levelling them up and buying specific skills. Each character has their own unique skills, so if you have a very specific play style, you can focus on unlocking a particular character and give more attention to upgrading it.

Let’s move on and talk about the Battle Royale mode.

Battle Royale

In Call of Duty Mobile, the Battle Royale mode has a total of 100 players in the battlefield, including the player. And you don’t just have to worry about the enemies and the blue zone, as there are also zombies on the map who can kill you if easily if you’re not careful. If you play smart, you can even trick your enemies and use them to your advantage.

As the game has 100 players, the matches can last for a longer time, and you’ll find a lot of different types of loot, ranging from pistols to SMGs to Shotguns and Sniper Rifles.

On the other hand, Free Fire only has a total of 50 players in the Battle Royale mode. This means the matches are a lot shorter. Even the weapon variety is a lot less in Free Fire compared to COD Mobile.

These are some of the major differences between the two games. Now, the question is: Which game should you choose?

If the only mode you want to play is the Battle Royale, it depends on how much time you’re willing to spend in the game. If you’re okay with longer games and want to go against more enemies on bigger maps, then COD Mobile is the game for you, with its huge arsenal of weapons and epic 100 player Battle Royale fights.

But on the other hand, if you don’t want too spend too much time in one match and like to experiment with different characters, skills and play styles, then Free Fire might be better for you. You’ll spend a lot of time unlocking the characters and having fun with them, but the individual matches will be comparatively shorter.

If you want to try modes other than just Battle Royale, then you don’t need to look further than COD Mobile. In addition to the Battle Royale, it has the classic Call of Duty multiplayer modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination and Search and Destroy, all of which have a different taste and are incredibly fun.

Let us know in the comments which game you like the best! And make sure to keep checking more guides regularly for both Free Fire and Call of Duty Mobile.

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Call of Duty Mobile Best Graphics Settings For Optimal Performance

Call of Duty Mobile has been out for a while and has been taking over the world by the storm. It crossed 100 million downloads pretty quickly, and for all the good reasons. People can now enjoy their favourite FPS on almost any recent phone, from a low spec budget smartphone to a high-end flagship one. And to make sure you get an optimal experience irrespective of how low or high-spec your phone is, we’ve prepared this guide with the best graphics settings. Let’s jump right into it.

Graphics

First things first, lower the graphics settings. Even if you have a high-end phone, we really recommend this because it just reduces the strain on your phone. I mean, the game will look uglier but your aim is to stop enemies and get the smooth performance and this will help with both.

We personally play on low because it gives us the best framerate and we don’t mind the visuals because enemies are mostly easily spottable. Especially in multiplayer modes like Team Deathmatch and Frontline.

So speaking of framerate, you always want this to be on the highest setting. For regular phones we recommend high since that will be the smoothest as it will be at 60fps. If you have a phone with a 90hz screen or anything above 60hz we would recommend any setting above for that.

And the best way to achieve that is by setting your graphics to low. To unlock the “Max Setting” for framerate, you will have to set the Graphics Quality to Low, Medium or High.

Below this, set everything off. Setting graphics quality to low will automatically turn off and block out most options. Depth of Field adds a slight blur to the sides of the screen when zooming in.

  • Bloom is just a visual effect that’s a bright light.
  • Realtime shadow updates shadows in real-time. It looks good but will eat power.
  • Ragdoll means how enemies bodies will fall after dying. When set to on, they will fall somewhat realistically depending on how you shot them. 
  • Anti-Aliasing fixes the edges and makes them smoother instead of rough. Turn this on only if you have a good phone and want the game to look good.
  • In graphics Mode, set it to Dynamic because it’s just a bit more vibrant and colours pop more. This means spotting enemies is easier for me.
  • Adjust screen is set to Auto because it does a good job of setting the buttons and visual elements properly according to your phone’s screen.

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