CoD Mobile is ACTUALLY Good

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sponsored by Storyblocks. With Storyblocks, you have unlimited access to studio-quality 4K stock video. You can check out more in the link below. Hey guys, and welcome to, “This is Now”. Last week, Activision released their mobile version of Call of Duty, and it has absolutely smashed expectations by racking up 100 million downloads in its first week alone. This means that CoD Mobile had the biggest mobile game launch ever, beating out Mario Kart Tour, which has set the record last week with 90 million downloads. Battle Royale games have
taken over the gaming industry in the past couple of years, and that is mostly thanks to PUB-G. Now it feels like every game has some sort of Battle Royale mode, and it’s not hard to figure out why. These games bring in millions, and millions of dollars a day. – [Matt] Civilization
has a Battle Royale mode, and to be fair, it’s pretty cool though.
– Civ? Originally, PUB-G was built as a mod, and was inspired directly by a Japanese film
titled, “Battle Royale.” Where people were transported
to a secluded island and forced to battle to the death, which, yeah, sounds familiar. Fortnite had actually been in development for years before PUB-G, but it was a very different game compared to what it is today. – [Matt] And to be fair, you could say that about
every season of Fortnite, but yeah. – Yeah, it always seems
like a very different game whenever I see over Austin’s
shoulder playing it. Instead it was a survival PBE game, drawing comparisons of
Minecraft meeting Left 4 Dead, where players gather
resources to build weapons, and traps against monsters. After seeing the success of PUB-G, Epic Games shifted their
focus and turn around a Battle Royale mode in just two months, which is just kind of insane. – [Matt] It is such a
quick turnaround time. – It is, especially if
we’re playing catch-up and considering where Fortnite is now compared to Pub-G, it was a good move on them tt was a 100% a great move on them. But actually, the real winner here is Tencent Games, and that’s because Tencent owns all three, or at least, part of all three. Tencent, which is based out of China, is actually the largest
gaming company in the world. So large in fact that they
own stakes in Activision, as well as PUB-g’s parent company Bluehole and a whopping up 40% of Epic Games. Oh and they also own these
not so known titles like, League of Legends, Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, just to name a few. So regardless of which
game you’re playing, Tencent is making money. And a lot of it. Prior to all of this for the last decade, Call of Duty was the king of online FPS. Last year they released
their Battle Royale mode, Black Out to Black Ops 4. And while it have a
pretty positive launch, it has come nowhere near
close to putting a dent in PUB-G and Fortnite’s
share of the genre. But with the launch of
Call of Duty Mobile, it looks as if that’s all about to change. So how does Call of Duty hold
up to PUB-G and Fortnite? Let’s find out. So the first game I’m
gonna play is Fortnite, because of course, but this is a game that I actually don’t really play that much, at all, let alone on the mobile version. So I’m kinda curious to see how it plays. Combat controls, aim
anywhere, tap to fire. I mean obviously, this is a mobile game, so all the controls are
going to be on the screen. But I think with Fortnite, you actually do have the
ability to use a controller and also play with people
on other platforms. I will say the main reason why I don’t like the shooters on phones, is mainly because it’s very easy to lose my stick placement, as much as that sounds
like an excuse for dying. Snipers are my favorite thing in shooters. I’m surprisingly good at them. Maybe not in Fortnite but
I’m really good at them. Is that person? Oh god. (humming) I’m surprisingly good at them. Suffice to say, I don’t think
I’m getting a kill today. So Fortnite, I’m not good at it and I probably didn’t put
the game through its paces especially to see if it’s really a worthy experience on mobile, but as far as the pure technical’s of it, like how it looked
frame-rate wise and all that, it definitely performed well. Controls, just like
with any mobile shooter, it’s gonna be something to get used to if you haven’t really
played many mobile shooters, but I think as far as
I can tell it’s fine. Now PUB-G have actually
played on PC before, I haven’t played a crazy amount, but I’ve definitely played
it more than Fortnite. So I should preference, I
actually did play PUB-G Mobile for the first time last night, and in my first game I
got a chicken dinner, but then people on Twitter
shot me back down to earth and told me that the first
couple of games are with bots. So where Fortnite is a
direct port onto mobile and the console and PC versions
are pretty much the same And you can actually cross play with them, on that game. PUB-G Mobile is not a direct Port, it’s actually just a pretty much, completely new game under the hood which is really impressive. – [Matt] Is it better
or worse than Fortnite? – I think it’s better
than Fortnite because, again, I think the gameplay is
just a little more direct. It’s literally just people, and that’s it. There’s no building or anything so, no inhibitors to get in the
way of you getting the kill. It’s pretty much just you
and being able to strafe, hide in buildings. Get your aim on point,
it’s really up to you really to get all this, I don’t wanna to call it cheating, but building is definitely another aspect that complicates things in the gameplay. Violence is not the answer. Oh God, uh-huh, uh-oh, oh God, oh God, oh God. Okay, maybe violence is the answer.
(gun rounds firing) Okay I knocked him out, we good. I will say controls versus Fortnite, it’s very easy, again, for my thumb to drift. It’s not as bad I think with Fortnite and I think it was just the particular control mode that I selected
in the settings that helps. It’s not bad, I think playing
with bots again is the great call here for the first couple of games. You definitely need to get over that learning curve for sure. So, you know Fortnite’s popular on mobile and other devices as well. We know PUB-G is also
still fairly popular, but why is Call of Duty the new thing? Why is this with 100
million downloads, right? – 100 million.
– 100 million. – [Matt] Well I mean probably over 100 million at this point.
– At this point, yeah. That statistic’s probably what like a week old?
– Yeah. – That’s crazy. So it’s actually important to note that Call of Duty has its
own Battle Royale mode, but if I’m real, I don’t care about that because I care about nostalgia, and back in the day all I did was play Team Deathmatch, Search
and Destroy and Domination, which just so happens to be in this game. Now having all of these
different game modes, is what sets it apart
from PUB-G, and Fortnite. It kind of makes the gaming experience a little smaller scale. You don’t have huge maps to
go by at least in these modes. In fact, these maps are straight
from the console version. They look fairly similar,
this was from CoD 4. Now what this means, is
that you can play games, that are only a few minutes long, you don’t have to sit
there for matches that are 30 minutes at a time, which
I think for mobile experience actually does play a little better. Now full disclosure, I have been playing Call of Duty for the past week so I’ve had enough time to fine-tune the controls and all that. So, I might be a little
biased in saying that this is my favorite game of the three. But you know what? I like
having these smaller matches. I think it really makes
the biggest difference in playing these online shooters. I don’t have to sit here on my phone and commit myself to 30 minutes at a time. This is this proper bite size matches. I mean CoD 4 costs like
60 bucks back in the day. This is a free-to-play game, and of course you can spend
money and do all that, I haven’t spent a single Cent on the game and it feels like a true online FPS. Now being on this boat,
it is great to know that this game has a bunch of maps on it, it’s not just one map that you’re playing multiple game modes in. They have quite a handful of maps on here, which is great, and they
are the Legacy maps of Call of Duty. I think it’s very clear that Call of Duty is the best one out of the three. Maybe I’m biased, you
can totally say that, but I think for a mobile experience Call of Duty is the best one. The shorter game types are great. The fact that you have
multiple Game types is great, having different maps
or variety is awesome. I think I enjoy it a lot more, and I think that pretty much speaks to why it is the most popular of the three. You know who is also winner? Our sponsor of today’s video, Storyblocks. With Storyblocks, you
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– Yeah. – And let us know in the comments which game you think is best.

85 Replies to “CoD Mobile is ACTUALLY Good

  1. COD mobile death match are only good battle royale mode is crap , Pubg mobile also has that mode it's called team death match.
    btw playing pubg with thumbs without even gyro should be banned , i wonder how will he react to claw players.

  2. It's not the most popular of the three. Most players who play PUBG are the ones that tried out codm in the first place (me being one of them.) Have been playing all three of those for a long while now and can definitely say that PUBG is the best game right now(Ken, it has the TDM mode as well, but not as good as COD TDM.). COD has a big potential, it'll take time to take over

  3. US/Europe ll go for cod
    India > pubg

    me… pubg is the best one (the downside being the hackers/cheaters. wayyyyy too many. ruins the experience)

  4. there is short mode in pubg…Short 8 min match with 30ppl…what u mean theres no short game

    there Deathmatch also in pubg

    and snipe only mode 15mins

  5. trash video
    how can you decide which game is the best if you haven't invested the right time and given them a chance :-/

  6. PUBG mobile also has team deathmatch, war mode, sniping mode, infection mode, survival mode, zombie mode, and Arcade mode. It also has 4 main maps and two different mini maps for TDM, and infection mode. It also has a training mode.

  7. in cod i have serious latency issues… huge delay before shooting (more than enough time for people to move out of the shooting reticle…);
    in pugb i had no delay… fortnite with it's building mechanisms just never did the magic for me…
    so… since there is no real competition; pubg

  8. We all know call of duty mobile is amazing

    But the best battle royals is my wife and me

    Can I get 6000 likes and a comment

  9. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS! Its a studio fully owned by Tencent that make this app/game, aka the company that will soon own all in gaming, and is ruining Blizzard from within. Activision Blizzard might only be 5% owned by Tencent, but on the flipside its much, much worse. Look into what Tencent is! They are out to censor media, games everything

  10. Yawn I don't Like FPS Shooting Game such PUBG or Fornite or Something Else!!! Skip it 😉😉😉

  11. I'd like to think that the director of that wonderful movie, after seeing what his work turned into, is 🤦🏻‍♂️ing hard to this day.

    Stay blessed team this is 🙏

  12. Title doesn't gownith the channel name. Terrible
    Wait did you just say coc isn't a well known title? Yo ass is living under a rock mate.

  13. I like how you think you were one of those guys lay off the first one and I don't know maybe you can 4 and 4th and I don't know maybe I can tell you worked hard to get a girlfriend to be on the left side of the universe's face to say that I was just a little bit more than a freind of the universe's own BURRITO and I don't know maybe it's cool just go with it but I just don't know how to use it 6to or I mean I don't want to talk let's go to hell.

    I went through my text replace

  14. Who remembers when the only call of the duty considered to be mobile was on the ds. Please hit the like button if you were like me and grew up playing it.

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