Call of Duty: Mobile takes the App Store by storm

What you need to know

  • Call of Duty:Mobile is the number one app in more than 100 countries.
  • It's proven hugely popular since it launched on October 1st.
  • The game has been downloaded more than 35 milliion times on iOS/Android.

It may have only arrived a few days ago, but Call of Duty: Mobile is already proving to be a hit. Now Activision has confirmed that the game is not only the number one game in the App Store by download numbers, but also the number one in the App Store as a whole – including apps, and across more than 100 countries.

Activision's Call of Duty®: Mobile has surpassed 35 million downloads faster than any other mobile First Person or Third Person Action games on App Store and Google Play.i Published by Activision, and developed by Tencent Games' award-winning TiMi Studios, the new title has achieved the #1 app ranking on App Store based on downloads in over 100 countries since launch.

While the 35 million download number includes both iOS and Android, it's fair to say that plenty of people are playing on iPhones and iPads. It isn't easy to find yourself crowned as the most popular app on the App Store, even if Activision does note that it's using its own internal estimates to come to that conclusion.

The game's popularity can likely be traced back to its full-on Call of Duty experience, rather than being a watered down one. There are multiple game modes including a Fortnite-like Battle Royales option.

The title includes full head-to-head competitive Multiplayer modes, as well as an all-new Battle Royale experience, including classic locations from Call of Duty® featuring land, sea and air vehicles.

You can download Call of Duty: Mobile from the App Store for free now, although it sounds like the chances are good that you already did.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.