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Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile Hands-On Preview

It’s been over two and a half years since we first parachuted into Verdansk, but Warzone’s first map is still on the minds of fans. After an exciting story that spanned his two games of Call of Duty, played host to a zombie outbreak, and culminated in a cataclysmic event that wiped the map from the surface of Warzone, we’re going to tell you about it. Seeing it all was unlikely. regain its glory. Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile has plenty of ideas, but returning to Verdansk’s 120-player lobby version has left him on the ambitious task of bringing one of the most popular battle royales to his mobile device. We are aiming.

With Warzone 2.0 going in a different direction, Warzone Mobile instead opts to focus on refining the familiar experience for the new platform. Indulging in old hangouts like Downtown or Hospital is almost solace after being away for so long, even if some compromises can be made.

To maintain a fast pace and quick duels, Warzone Mobile has implemented a number of toggleable automations to remove the awkwardness of playing the shooter on a touchscreen. Auto fire, jump over obstacles, and sprint rock are just a few of the new options available. There are also other buttons that pop up on the screen to perform awkward actions like climbing long stairs. Although there are quite a few prompts on the screen, the UI feels intuitive and easy to grasp. Having played Warzone with a keyboard and mouse, I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort of playing on a touchscreen. Tweaking these controls takes some practice, but is sufficient for a quick session on the go. , there is no need to force this adjustment.

Warzone Mobile definitely feels like its older brother, and it’s heartening that the experience has been simplified and optimized for mobile phones without losing the game’s identity. There’s an option to dive into, but there’s also a short 10-minute mode, perfect for those who like to dive. Just like Warzone’s existing rotating playlists, Warzone Mobile also supports solos, duos, trios and quads, cycling in and out to keep queue times short. ‘s core functionality returns intact, but new features introduced in Warzone 2.0, such as the ability to pause mid-reload and slide to prone, are also popularized. The only real compromise is the addition of AI bots to combat long latencies. However, this is a common occurrence in online mobile games, and given the size of Warzone’s fanbase, I doubt this will be a big problem in the long run.

Warzone Mobile is becoming a worthy companion for Call of Duty’s current heavy hitters.

This pocket-sized version of Warzone is designed to sit side-by-side with Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, featuring cross-progression of weapons and battle passes. This is a big move to bring his three games together, and great news for players considering how long it takes to unlock and level up weapons in MW2’s multiplayer mode. . Rather than crafting separate loadout sets in Warzone Mobile, players can continue to earn XP by pulling from his Modern Warfare 2 guns and attachments. This works two-way, so you can use newly unlocked items in the mobile version on his MW2. For those looking to complete the Season’s Battle Pass, Warzone Mobile also offers a unique set of Daily Challenges to earn even more XP. Plus, get exclusive content and kick off with a new operator. This gives hardcore fans an incentive to join in from time to time and expand their cosmetics collection.

In addition to Battle Royale mode, Warzone Mobile features two classic multiplayer modes: Domination and Team Deathmatch. These 6v6 matches of his play out in a lifted location from Verdansk, condensing Warzone’s sweaty shootouts into a tiny arena. As a big fan of Call of Duty multiplayer, I found these tight levels and intense encounters to emulate the frantic feel of these modes very well. Multiplayer is quite challenging on touch screens due to its fast-paced nature, unlike Battle Royale. Deploying killstreaks and throwables using a touchscreen can feel a little slow, but using a controller brings the experience much closer to what you’d expect on a PC or Call of Duty console. You see. The inclusion of these traditional multiplayer modes allows players to adapt to some of Warzone Mobile’s quirks and quality-of-life tweaks in casual matches before venturing into the unforgiving conditions of Battle Royale. You are welcome to give us the opportunity.

Overall, I was impressed with what I saw in Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile. It consolidates the current Call of Duty roster and delivers a map that fans have been dying to revisit. We hope it will serve as a way to replenish your XP when you want to play Warzone, but you can’t dedicate yourself to a full session on PC. It’s still a faithful version of Warzone, and we got to see his players on mobile get the most out of it with a controller. Unceremoniously.

Pushing Warzone onto mobile devices is no small feat, but Activision has managed to bring Warzone to the platform without making major compromises to the game’s DNA. It’s still very much like Warzone, and each new tweak ensures that the experience translates to mobile as smoothly as possible. I didn’t feel the need to repeat. But Warzone Mobile is becoming a worthy companion for Call of Duty’s current heavy hitters, and in the process opening up its iconic Battle Royale his maps to entirely new player platforms and other players. provides a healthy dose of nostalgia.

Emma Matthews is IGN’s Junior Syndication Editor.

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