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Setting yourself up for a win - Best settings and controls for Call of Duty Mobile

Shounak Sengupta
3rd Oct, 2019

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The release of Call of Duty: Mobile was met with an overwhelming positive response from the mobile gaming community and the title has taken off at blazing speed. Features like polished gameplay, quality graphics and a great UI have all been praised and make the game a complete package. The game has a lot of customizable settings and controls which can be a bit daunting to start off with. But as always, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best settings and controls for Call of Duty Mobile.


1. NEVER use Simple Mode


The first and most important setting is the control mode. COD Mobile provides two options - Simple and Advanced. While Simple mode may be easy to start off with, you will quickly realize that it has a lot of limitations. You want as much control on shooting, aiming, ADSing and hip-firing and simple mode simply takes a lot of this  away.


In Advanced mode, 1-tap ADS is relatively easy to start off with but it too can help build bad habits. Hip-fire is harder to start off with but you will quickly realize the importance of it in close quarter combat. You don’t want to be ADSed when in close quarters and 1-tap will take away this feature. Another option is to use the custom setting and set your rifles and SMG’s to hip fire and your snipers and long range weaponry to ADS. 

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Try and use both hip-fire and ADS while playing to try and get used to the different scenarios in which they are best suited. 



Camera FOV


For some reason, the default setting is set to very low and in case you haven’t changed it, you should definitely go and increase the camera FOV to around 68+. A larger field of view will allow you to see more of your surroundings and help spot enemies easier. Personally, the max FOV setting, which is 75 works out the best for me. 

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Sensitivity settings


It’s important to play around with the sensitivity settings till you find a good combination. By default, all the sensitivities are set much lower than one would usually use. We’d suggest you to crank up all of them to at least 80 and above to be able to look, aim and move quickly. The exact values will differ from person to person depending on your preference so be open to trying out different values to find your best match. Ideally your scoping and ADSing sensitivities should be lower than your free movement ones to help you hold tighter angles. 

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Layout customization

The layout customization is obviously very specific to your playstyle and grip but prioritize your knifing icon as it is a handy tool in close quarters. The prone and jump options are also key when trying to move quickly and smoothly from cover to cover. 

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While their is no exact answer to the best settings, the best way to figure it out is to play around with them and use them in actual games. We hope this guide helped you guys out and if you have some suggestions about the settings, let us know in the comment section below. 

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