Call of Duty Mobile launched on Tuesday and the iOS version of the free-to-play mobile title will reportedly be playable using Xbox One and PS4 controllers following the latest updates for Apple devices.
[Update 3, October 13: Activision says it hears calls from the Call of Duty: Mobile community to introduce controller support for the game “loud and clear” and is currently testing the feature ahead of its possible introduction.
Update 2, October 3: Call of Duty Mobile’s brief controller support was a test for “a portion” of live players, Activision has said. However, controller support may be reactivated in the future in the form of separate game lobbies.
Update, October 2: Controller support for Call of Duty: Mobile has been removed via an update and is no longer supported, according to Activision’s customer support team.]
Charlie Intel reports that Call of Duty: Mobile will support controllers on iOS and Android devices following a title update that went live for the game shortly before its official launch on October 1. However, Reddit users claim controller support previously available in the game’s settings has since been removed.
VGC has contacted publisher Activision for further information.
Call of Duty: Mobile is also reportedly playable on PC via Android emulator GameLoop, which offers mouse and keyboard controls plus “exclusive key mapping”.
The new feature means users can now play hundreds of controller-supported games on Apple devices – game subscription service Apple Arcade launched on September 19 with a host of exclusive new titles.
Additionally, PlayStation owners can now use a DualShock 4 controller to play PS4 games on Apple devices via the PS4 Remote Play app. The PlayStation Blog has a new FAQ on the subject.
Developed by Tencent’s Timi studio, the game brings together maps, modes, weapons and characters from across the franchise, including the Black Ops and Modern Warfare series.
Multiplayer modes available at launch include Free-For-All, Team Deathmatch and Search and Destroy, while the game’s battle royale mode supports up to 100 players, with matches set on a map designed exclusively for the mobile title.
Update, October 4: Call of Duty Mobile has been downloaded over 35 million times across iOS and Android devices, according to publisher Activision.