October 1st is the official release date for Activision’s popular game franchise Call of Duty on mobile platforms iOS and Android.
Much as that is the case, the October 1st rollout is not for everyone. Users in places like the United Kingdom and other regions have been reporting have access to the game since the day started. However, that is not the case for those of us who find ourselves in regions that are not always first in line to get anything.
By default, the game is still listed as “coming soon” on the Play Store pages accessible to Kenyans. The only option available is to pre-register so as to be notified when it is finally officially available in our region.
An interesting twist is that this can be pretty much circumvented at the moment.
Just head over to the Play Store from the desktop website, sign in to your Google account if you weren’t already signed in, search for Call of Duty Mobile, click on install, select your device from the subsequent dropdown and, voila! You’re home and dry. You just need a little patience as your device downloads the mammoth game.
Call of Duty Mobile is a whopping 1.11 GB initially and should balloon further as it gets all the necessary game data so make sure you not only have enough data bundles or are on Wi-Fi but also that you have enough local storage.
Call of Duty Mobile, also known as Legends of War, as the name suggests, brings to the mobile world all of the gaming modes that we have come to know and love COD for. Ranked match or not, players can opt to play any of the Search and Destroy, Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Domination, Hardpoint and Frontline modes that are available.
Longtime Call of Duty players will love the Crash, Crossfire, Hijacked, Standoff, Killhouse and Firing Range maps that we have become accustomed to on consoles and the desktop.
Those that don’t have any nostalgic holdouts but have immersed themselves in the world of gaming in recent years will be pretty much at home with the game’s exclusive (it’s nowhere on the console and desktop versions of COD games) battle royale mode that takes after popular titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile.