If you were holding back because of the absence of controller support, know that Call of Duty: Mobile has come around to address the concern.
The free-to-play adaptation of the franchise, the first of its kind, has been in beta for months in select regions worldwide. Based on popular demand, Tencent Games released a new update on the weekend (via CharlieIntel) that added controller support to Call of Duty: Mobile. Those with access can head into settings to see a new dedicated tab for bindings and descriptions.
The feature is for both iOS and Android systems, and it goes without saying that players will find it easier to play with custom configurations rather than the on-screen control schemes. There might possibly be some compatibility issues on Android but as far as iOS is concerned, Call of Duty: Mobile will support the standard PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers on iPhone and iPad.
Call of Duty: Mobile has already crossed 16 million pre-registrations in China, which is unsurprising when accounting that the country is home to the largest mobile-using market. It will feature both traditional multiplayer and battle royale modes, the latter of which has proven to exceptionally popular in China, as indicated by other games like PUBG and Fortnite.
Call of Duty: Mobile is described as a combination of Modern Warfare and Black Ops. Hence, you can expect iconic features to be part of the experience. Soap McTavish, Simon “Ghost” Riley, and Alex Mason are all returning, alongside classic maps such as Nuketown, Crash, and Hijacked. Besides the battle royale mode, there will be Team Deathmatch, Domination, and even Gun Game.
The free-to-play tag, though, does mean that there will be a premium currency for microtransactions. Tencent Games will be providing post-release content support through seasonal battle passes, meaning that there will be a reason for you to stick around and consider spending real-world money on the otherwise free-to-play game.
Call of Duty: Mobile is scheduled to release in a couple of days, depending upon your regional timings. The official date is October 1, 2019, for China and the rest of the world. This is nearly a month before the new Modern Warfare, which is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25, 2019.
Following a successful beta, which Activision announced as the best yet in the franchise’s history, Modern Warfare took a deep dive. The bone of contention is the Spec Ops Survival Mode which is being kept exclusive to PlayStation 4 for a whole year. There have also been rumors about weapons being included in supply drops, making it a rocky road just weeks before launch.