The success of Call of Duty Mobile (CoD Mobile) continues to attract audiences from other games of the genre, especially players from Free Fire, the most popular battle royale in Brazil. But, after all, is there so much difference between the two games? Which one is the best? Check out the comparison below and see our conclusion!

1. Call of Duty Mobile had more downloads in less time

CoD Mobile carried the success of its name for the launch of the mobile version and, in just one week, the game had more than 100 million downloads. This figure represents more than half the number reached by Free Fire during the entire 2018, when it closed the year with 182 million downloads. It is expected that this value will still increase significantly as optimized CoD and new content updates are released.

2. Call of Duty Mobile is heavier and features superior graphics

Starting with the visual aspect, Call of Duty Mobile features more detailed graphics than the Garena game, in addition to possibly having the best environments among all mobile battle royales. If you are a fan of good graphics, you will prefer CoD Mobile to Free Fire. Of course, each player defines his level of graphics, but, on average, Call of Duty has superior graphics without having to give up performance, which demonstrates the high level of optimization of the game. As it is a more detailed game with a lot more content (see the item below), Call of Duty requires more advanced devices to run satisfactorily, while Free Fire is much lighter and suitable for medium or weak devices. Check out the minimum requirements for each game:
Call of Duty Mobile Free Fire
CPU Snapdragon 625 with 2GHz or higher All
Storage 1.03 GB (2.6 installed) 600MB

3. Free Fire has simpler mechanics and less content

Both Call of Duty Mobile and Free Fire use the hitscan mechanics in their shots, that is, each shot automatically hits the opponent after being shot, differently from what happens in PUBG, for example. However, unlike Free Fire, Call of Duty becomes more complex and difficult to master due to the custom recoil that each weapon has, which is far greater than the subtle recoil of Free Fire weapons. This in itself creates a big difference in gameplay between titles, with Free Fire being much easier to master . Thus, high level players need to resort to the smallest details of the game (besides creativity) to stand out. So, if you are looking for a more "shallow" game Call of Duty also has more content to offer , as it has a larger list of very different weapons, more equipment, more maps and more modes (see the item below).

4. Call of Duty Mobile offers more modes in addition to battle royale

Although much of the success of Call of Duty Mobile is tied to the phenomenon of battle royales, the game is not limited to the genre and offers other modes such as Frontline, Killmatch, Domination and Find and Destroy. In addition, Activision has already reported that Campaign and Zombie modes will be available in the future, making the game even more complete. So, while Free Fire is an exclusive battle royale , Call of Duty Mobile is a more comprehensive shooting game that can trap even those who are not fans of BRs and just want to have fun in less tactical modes (especially the killer!) .

5. Free Fire has faster matches and fewer players

Free Fire matches take place between 50 players, while Call of Duty Mobile (battle royale mode) matches between 100 players. So, Free Fire matches are faster , making it the right game if you don't want to commit for too long.

6. Free Fire has more stable servers than CoD at the moment

Currently, Call of Duty Mobile is experiencing several connectivity and communication problems. Much of the community reports cases of disconnection during matches and difficulty communicating via microphone. These problems will certainly be solved soon, considering that the game was released very recently. For now, it is correct to say that Free Fire is a more stable game .

7. Call of Duty Mobile has more electrifying combat

Due to the greater number of mechanics, weapons and equipment, Call of Duty Mobile offers more electrifying combat, involving much more action and movement. In it, you will need to mix jumps, squats and glides (one of the main mechanics of the game) in order to succeed in combat. Call of Duty Mobile also allows unusual combats that are not feasible in Free Fire, since in CoD you can fight zombies (including a big boss), in addition to having to shoot opponents in the air (whether in helicopters, hooks or wingsuit), or even shoot underwater. Basically, CoD fights are less repetitive.

8. Other differences

There are also some minor factors that differentiate Call of Duty from Free Fire:
  • Call of Duty Mobile allows 1st person perspective.
  • Unlike Free Fire, in CoD Mobile you can heal yourself by walking.
  • There is no drop damage in Call of Duty Mobile. Whenever your character jumps (or falls) from a high place, the wingsuit is automatically opened.
  • You can slide in Call of Duty to get more speed and become a smaller target.
  • Call of Duty Mobile has more expensive events and microtransactions than Free Fire.
  • Call of Duty Mobile still contains a high number of bots to fill games quickly.


Taking into account all the above factors, we consider Call of Duty Mobile to be a much more complete game than Free Fire. Its history in the market has carried success to the mobile and the game is able to please not only battle royale fans, but also fans of shooting games in general. However, Free Fire still occupies its space as a simpler game aimed at people with weaker devices, or for more casual players who do not want to spend so much time in a game.
Call Of Duty Mobile Free Fire
  • Superior graphics
  • Requires more powerful devices and more storage
  • Features more complex mechanics
  • Offers more general content (maps, weapons, equipment, etc.)
  • Offers modes other than battle royale
  • Your battle royale has longer games with 100 players
  • It has more varied and fun combats
  • Has less stable servers that have connectivity failures
  • Simpler graphics
  • Runs well on most devices and takes up less space
  • Features simpler to master mechanics and favorable to novice players
  • Being a lighter game, it offers less content
  • Has only battle royale mode
  • It has faster matches, with only 50 players
  • Combats are more repetitive
  • Has stable servers that rarely have connectivity problems
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