The Club in COD Mobile: All you need to know

With Season 11 underway and the Halloween get-up clearly visible in COD Mobile, there’s plenty of new content and weapons. Activision has also promised that there will be more new content as the season progresses. 

One of the best features that have been introduced is The Club. It provides a relaxing environment for players to just chat and relax before the intense Call of Duty action begins. 

All you need to know about The Club is listed below:-

Entering the Club – On the home screen of COD Mobile, there’s an icon on the entrance of the Bunker in the background. Just tap on it and you will enter the club. 

NPCs – Once you’re in the club there are a variety of classic characters from previous entries in the franchise. You can interact with them to receive some interesting missions or just discuss some COD lore. The NPCs include Adler, Ghost and T.E.D.D. 

Minigames – The Club is well…. a club, so it would be incomplete with the absence of some arcade minigames as well as Darts. There’s also a game called Kaboom in which has to catch dynamite that is falling to the ground by sliding around empty containers. 

Anniversary Machine – The points earned via playing COD Mobile matches or minigames in the Club can be spent on the Anniversary Machine for a spin. Each spin costs 10 points and also gives a few anniversary points in return along with the chance to earn some epic cosmetic items. 

Other activities in the club just enjoying and chilling with other people as well as watch some television while sitting at the bar. 

COD Mobile Season 11 Anniversary Update: What To Expect?

Call of Duty Mobile next update is just around and you can expect this one to be quite special. This Season 11 update also marks the game’s 1-year anniversary in October so expect some surprises in the coming month.

As for the release date, COD Mobile Season 11 arrives on the 15th of October, this is when the Battle Pass for Season 10 ends.


BATTLE ROYALE

A new Battle Royale class ‘Hacker’ will also be coming with COD Mobile Season 11.


NEW OPERATOR ABILITY & PERKS

There’s a chance that the developers also might release the new perk called Overkill. The perk allows players to equip two unique primary weapons at once in place of a secondary weapon.

There’s also the new operator skill ‘Tracker’ that has been spotted in the app’s Google Play Store screenshots.


POSSIBLE RETURN OF ZOMBIES MODE?

Data-miners have also found game files involving Richtofen, one of the four main characters in COD: Mobile Zombies. This along with the rumored return of Rebirth Island which was a zombies map from the original Call of Duty Black Ops has led many to believe in a return of the beloved zombie game mode.

This would be the perfect time to release the game mode once more considering this update would feature both the 1-year anniversary content as well as the Halloween content.


NEW WEAPONS

With each new update, the game adds more weapons to its already massive roster. However, this time it is not just one or two guns that are being added to the game but a whole bunch of them, according to the developer. The following are some of the weapons that were found in the game files and might make their way into the Season 11 update.

  • Fist melee
  • 48-Dredge LMG
  • M249 SAW 
  • NA-45
  • GPAS-12
  • MP7
  • H28
  • KRM-262
  • G36


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COD Mobile: Best Operator Skills

In Call of Duty Mobile, players have an option to choose one operator skill to use in a multiplayer match. You unlock these skills by playing the game and leveling up. Activision themselves have described these skills just so that players can better understand what it is they are grinding for. The following are some of the best skills the game has to offer.


PURIFIER

Unlocked at Level 3

A flamethrower that blasts a stream of scorching fire within close range. The first Operator Skill unlocked brings the heat… Literally. Upon activation, your soldier will whip out this flamethrower; hold down the fire button, and unleash a heatwave that will burn enemies to a crisp.

As detailed in the Purifier’s in-game description, the flamethrower’s main drawback is its short range. Expect to do plenty of damage up close against enemy forces, but don’t get your hopes up in attempting to burn someone sitting across the map. 


DEATH MACHINE

Unlocked at Level 15.

Formerly known as the “Scythe”. A hand-held minigun that slowly increases accuracy over time. This minigun fires fast and wildly at first, then continues its torrent of bullets with greater precision over time. 

Like other Operator Skills, the Scythe is best used when put up against multiple enemies. A normal weapon usually pails in comparison to this mini-gun, so going up against two, three, or a whole squad of enemies may not be an issue.


WAR MACHINE

Unlocked at Level 26

A fully automatic grenade launcher with a devastating payload. Bring in the boomstick; the War Machine is a demolition expert’s dream, as it offers multiple grenade rounds in a circular drum and a fast-firing launcher to send them towards the enemy.

The War Machine’s payload travels in an arc towards targets, with direct hits being an instant kill and explosions within a few feet also typically resulting in a knockout. Firing a War Machine towards a group of enemies is a solid idea, as these explosives are deadly enough to take out a handful of enemies at once. 


TEMPEST

Unlocked at Level 35

Hold the fire button to build up power and send a bolt of lightning at the target. Amp up your loadout with this electrifying weapon, which can shock enemies at any range with its lightning bolts.

The Tempest’s major strength is its ability to potentially turn an entire enemy team into a massive electric current. When a lightning bolt hits an enemy, any enemy within a few feet will also be downed as the current travels to other foes within close range.


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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

COD Mobile Season 10, Call of Duty Mobile season 10

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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