Call of Duty Mobile vs PUBG Mobile
Chris Plummer, Activision’s VP Mobile, explains how Call of Duty Mobile’s battle royale is different from PUBG Mobile’s.
On October 1, Activision launched the most-awaited Call of Duty worldwide. Since its launch, Call of Duty: Mobile has exceeded 148 million downloads, breaking the record for the first month of PUBG Mobile and Fortnite. While the multiplayer is the main highlight of Call of Duty: Mobile, it also offers the most popular Battle Royale mode: the PUBG Mobile marquee feature.
Activision's VP Mobile Chris Plummer says Call of Duty: Mobile's battle royale is not the same as PUBG Mobile.
"Our Battle Royale mode is our unique take on the genre from within the Call of Duty universe, specifically built and tailored for Call of Duty: Mobile. We emphasise vehicles, including an ATV, helicopter, SUV and tactical raft, allowing for faster travel with your squad and encourages combat across land, sea and air," told Hindustan Times in an interview.
"Also, another thing that sets us apart is players can choose an Operator class before entering the battle, where each Operator has two actionable gear items unique to that class. For example, you might equip a grappling hook while a team-mate equips recovery gear," he further added.
He was also happy about the popularity of Call of Duty: Mobile in India. "We saw a lot of interest from gamers in India when we were testing the game early on. This helped us ensure the network quality would be strong in India, and we wanted to make sure the players in India stayed engaged and enthusiastic. Still, we didn't know how popular it would be until after we launched globally. It makes us happy to see a large and thriving community of Call of Duty Mobile players in India," he said.