Even before PUBG (short for PlayerUnknown’s Battleground) or Fortnite became a rage among mobile gamers, the legendary first-person-shooter game, Call of Duty, had its own fanfare. In fact, it still does, but the game is exclusive to PC, Xbox and PlayStation, which essentially means having that highly-configured smartphone isn’t going to help. But that changes now.
The popular FPS game is about to make its entry to the mobile platform by teaming up with Tencent Games (ironically the developers of PUBG Mobile). CoD’s Activision will first be available on Android platform (sorry iPhone users), bringing millions of users globally a PC-like experience on a small screen.
It’s not hard to see PUBG’s success on mobile has attracted the legendary FPS game, but it remains to be seen if Tencent’s big move hits the popularity of PUBG Mobile. Activision and Tencent Games have come together to release Call of Duty: Legends of War on Android, but so far the game appears to be available only in Australia.
We tried accessing Call of Duty Mobile from India and had no luck. But XDA Developers found a way to get interested gamers started with Call of Duty: Legends of War before the world gets to experience it. It’s not the official way to get the game on your Android phone right now, which requires you to go through some extra steps.
How to download Call of Duty Mobile on Android right now?
Download Call of Duty: Legends of War 1.0.0 beta APK file
Install the APK on your phone
Launch the game and exit it when the initial loading screen appears
Download the additional OBB file on your phone
Extract the OBB file to the location: /Android/obb/com.activision.callofduty.shooter and make sure the OBB file sits within com.activision.callofduty.shooter folder
Start the game again to get started
Note: Both APK files are over 1GB in size, so it’s best to use Wi-Fi or LAN to download.
Call of Duty: Legends of War
If you haven’t explored the gaming world beyond PUBG and Fortnite, Call of Duty: Legends of Way is a first-person-shooter game where you can play against bots or real players. Players can choose from various characters like Price, Ghost and others and just like in PUBG, you can customise your character and weapons.
There are various maps available for you to play in, including Nuketown, Killhouse, Hijacked, Crossfire, Standoff and Crash. But do note that this is just in the beta stage and bugs are likely to affect your gameplay now and then. But when the global launch takes place, it’s going to be a hell lot better. This is good for those who want to gain an advantage by testing out Call of Duty on mobile early.