Call of Duty Mobile has racked up more than 100 million downloads since launching last week, making it the most popular mobile game of all time. Figures released by market research firm Sensor Tower revealed the game smashed the previous record set by Mario Kart Tour, which raced to 90 million downloads in its first week.
Within three days of launching on 1 October, Call of Duty Mobile hit the top of the iOS app charts in more than 100 countries.
According to Sensor Tower, Call of Duty got 56.9 downloads on iOS and 45.3 million on Android. Furthermore, Call of Duty: Mobile generated $9.1 million in revenue on iOS and $8.3 million on Android. The US saw 16.9 percent of downloads and 43.1 percent of spending. Notably, Call of Duty: Mobile’s figures can be considered to be impressive since it is yet to be launched in China.
This is far greater than Call of Duty’s biggest rivals, according to Sensor Tower. PUBG Mobile got 28 million downloads in its first week and Fortnite raked in 22.5 million downloads though it was available only on the Apple App Store.
Call of Duty Mobile is part of the popular Call of Duty franchise from the world of PC and console gaming. However, it doesn’t fall into the storylines of the PC games and is just a standalone installation for fans and players of the series who want the familiar COD experience on the move.
The game brings the classic Call of Duty gameplay modes to the table. Whether under-ranked or unranked matches, players can choose to participate in Search and Destroy, Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Domination, Hardpoint, and Frontline modes. Even some of the iconic maps such as Crash, Crossfire, Hijacked, Standoff, Killhouse, and Firing Range are available on the mobile version.
“Call of Duty Mobile” makes use of touchscreen controls and includes many of the same game modes and maps as the popular “Call of Duty” console releases.
Moreover, you get to see the latest graphics with higher details compared to PUBG MOBILE. Character uniforms and weapon detailing are easily the best in the mobile gaming industry right now. On high-end phones, you can even see better graphics with stunning effects.
The game brings all the familiar modes from the PC version but also offers its twist to the battle royale genre in a dedicated mode. Fans of the franchise will get to experience all the familiar weapons, gameplay styles, popular characters, vehicles and more.
However, the huge popularity of the game resulted in issues for some users, who blamed the amount of players on slow download times and the game failing to load. “Think my game is frozen on the start-up screen,” one user wrote. “Game isn’t loading. Stuck on the loading screen.”
Call of Duty: Mobile was developed by Tencent’s TiMi Studio in Shenzhen, China and published by Activision. Call of Duty Mobile is available on the App Store and Playstore as a free download with in-app purchases ranging from $0.99 to $99.99.