Monday, March 18th, Activision revealed their next groundbreaking game, one that no one expected, Call Of Duty: Mobile. The trailer promised iconic maps and gamemodes for multiplayer and even hinted zombie and battle royale modes. It showed off fan favorite guns like the PDW from Black Ops 2, Purifier from Black Ops 3 and 4, and the Intervention from Modern Warfare 2. The initial response from the COD community was surprisingly unpleasant. In addition to 7000+ dislikes, the reveal trailer comment section was filled with negative responses. The top comment, with nearly 10,000 likes, said
“The call of duty everyone wanted but the platform nobody wanted”
Regardless of the rocky start, Activision delivered the game first to Canada, India, and Australia on June 9th.
Come October 1st, Call Of Duty: Mobile released to the world with 20,000,000 downloads on the first day. Also on the first day, KSI Qs, from FA Azrael, made the in game clan KSIdotCOM. I reached out to him for an opinion on the game.
KSI New Blue: To start, thank you for your time. You are the owner of the KSI clan in game. What made you think to make it?
KSI Qs: Thanks for having me! I was thinking that it would be cool to have a “clan” set up on a game like Call of Duty Mobile. We have both a PS4 and Xbox One division and can’t really play Call of Duty with each other but CoD Mobile allows that in addition to the new Modern Warfare game that is due to be released at the end of this month.
KSI New Blue: Now that it’s been a few days since the game launched, what do you think of it?
KSI Qs: Since I’ve been playing on launch day, the game has played very smoothly/consistently which is awesome and really great, especially for a mobile game such as this one. It’s rumored that controller support is being added at some point, which would be pretty cool, but at the same time would give some players an advantage over others. I have played a game on the battle royale mode to see how it was, it played alright I should say, ended up getting 3rd that game.
KSI New Blue: What issues do you see with the game that could affect its longevity?
KSI Qs: Like all mobile games, the hype will die and that’s what concerns me. How will this game be kept updated besides maintenance updates? Will Activision continue to support the game with new game content updates such as maps and weapons? Another is the micro transactions, Apple and Google both have certain regulations on them [micro transactions] that forces Activision to disclose the probability of winning rare or better weapons, etc. and that’s a big part of Activision’s revenue stream. If the chances of someone winning that type of item by purchasing cod points, I would be steered away from that.
Go ahead and pick up Call Of Duty: Mobile for free on Google Play or the App Store, then request to join the in game clan, KSIdotCOM.
Written by KSI New Blue (Writer)