Nukes have been a longstanding feature of the Call of Duty franchise. They were first introduced in Modern Warfare 2, and since then, they have been featured in every Call of Duty game, including Call of Duty: Mobile. If you have a nuke, you can destroy every enemy on the map without fail. As can be expected, they are hard to get, but there are a few requirements you must know about to get your hands on nukes faster than others. In this article, we will detail those requirements to help you get a nuke in COD: Mobile.
How to get nukes in COD: Mobile
Nukes in COD games are basically a reward for players who have done various tasks. Similarly, COD: Mobile also features the nuke as a killstreak reward. You need to fulfill some unique requirements to get a nuke in COD: Mobile. There are primarily two requirements to get a nuke in COD: Mobile, and the first one is easier than the second.
The first requirement is to reach rank 20. Once you are among the top 20 players, you attain the ability to call in a nuke. After you fulfill the first requirement, the nuke will become available for unlock. You don’t have to be equipped or anything like that; rather, you just to need to rank among the top 20 for the nuke to be available.
The second requirement is to get a 20-kill streak in a multiplayer match. This means you will have to kill 20 enemies without dying while using only guns or equipment. It must be noted that killstreak rewards do not count toward the nuke. Once you have completed 20 kills, you will get a notification saying “Use Nuclear Bomb.” To see the notification, you will have to stop aiming down your sights.
After you deploy the nuke, you will see an animation of your character opening a briefcase. The nuke will wipe out all your enemies on the map and blow up things such as cars. Unlike in the earlier COD titles, deploying a nuke doesn’t end the game in COD: Mobile. In COD: Mobile, the nuke wipes out everyone on the enemy team, and the match continues.
Call of Duty: Mobile is breaking records
Activision released Call of Duty: Mobile for Android and iOS last week in partnership with China’s Tencent. The game has already amassed millions of downloads and broken a few records. According to app research firm SensorTower, the game has already surpassed 100 million downloads.
The firm adds that the game’s download number beat the first-week download numbers of other popular games, such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite. In its first week, PUBG was downloaded 28 million times, while Fortnite captured 22 million downloads. A point to note is that PUBG was released in limited regions, while Fortnite was iOS-only at launch.
On the other hand, Call of Duty: Mobile is available on both iOS and Android and in all regions except for mainland China, Vietnam and Belgium. At 56.9 million, iOS downloads of Call of Duty: Mobile surpassed Android’s 45.3 million downloads. In terms of region, the U.S. leads downloads with 17.3 million, followed by 13.7 million in India and 7.1 million in Brazil.
In terms of revenue, COD: Mobile has generated about $9.1 million on iOS and $8.3 million on Android. COD: Mobile is also ahead of Fortnite and PUBG in revenue. In its first seven days, the Fortnite earned $2.3 million in revenue, while PUBG generated $600,000 in its first week. Mario Kart Tour got 90 million downloads in its first week and earned $12.7 million in revenue from both iOS and Android.
Call of Duty: Mobile is a free-to-play game with in-app purchases ranging from 99 cents to $99.99.
Activision Blizzard faces boycott
Call of Duty: Mobile may be breaking records, but the game is now facing a boycott from some gamers. The boycott is actually aimed at publisher Activision Blizzard, which recently banned a Hearthstone player for 12 months for staging an online protest over the political crisis in Hong Kong.
“Unless/until they completely reverse their stance on this issue (which, unfortunately, doesn’t seem likely) they will get no more money from me,” one Reddit user said.
The hashtag #Blizzardboycott is trending on Twitter. Other boycotters include Mark Kern, a former developer at Blizzard.
However, such backlash is not expected to cause any serious commercial problems for Activision Blizzard.
“It’s negative PR and that’s never great for a company but I can’t remember an instance where a consumer-led boycott has led to a significant drop in sales in the video games industry,” GamesIndustry.biz U.K. Editor James Batchelor told the BBC.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is scheduled to release on Oct. 25. Many on social media platforms are encouraging those who pre-ordered the game to ask for refunds.