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CoD Mobile taking over the CDL in 2022 isn't actually a far-fetched idea

CoD Mobile taking the reins from CoD Vanguard as the sole competitive title for 2022 makes all the sense in the world right now.

  • Posted on 07th Jan, 2022 03:00 AM
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Call of Duty: Vanguard is in no state to feature as the competitive title for this year’s Call of Duty League season. With game-breaking bugs aplenty, a baffling lack of a third game mode, and an outright negligence of the competitive scene, it’s only fair that CoD Mobile takes the reins in 2022.

On the other side of the coin, CoD Mobile’s developers are constantly in-tune with the community. Whether it’s massively detailed blog posts every week, frequent replies to players on Reddit and Twitter, or rapid balance updates to address new issues before they get out of hand, it’s night and day to the teams working on Vanguard.

That’s not to say they’re a flawless company incapable of doing wrong. They’ve certainly made a fair share of mistakes too. But active communication sets them miles ahead of every other CoD studio today. 

If something is wrong, they’ll be among the first to address it. You don’t have weeks of radio silence as game-breaking flaws just have their way.

There’s a genuine feeling those working on the game actually care. They want players to enjoy their time and to that point, they want to see the community thrive as much as anyone.

CoD Mobile taking over the CDL in 2022 isn't actually a far-fetched ideaKrampus alone goes to show how out of touch today’s CoD devs are with the community.

A clear example of this arrived at the tail end of 2021 with CoD Mobile’s Season 11 update. For the first time in franchise history, popular community figures now have their own skins on the way. Custom bundles designed around three of the biggest content creators will soon be available for fans to grab.

In just a few months on the market, CoD Mobile has done something players have been wanting to see for years. Regular entries are lucky to get generic sticker packs to support the community’s top names, let alone full-blown skins.

It’s a different level of support and something we may never see from a AAA CoD game.

CoD Mobile is everything mainline CoD should aspire to be. Having a singular, accessible title with an emphasis on competitive play is the next step Activision has to take if our competitive scene is to survive a few more years.

But there’s no good reason to wait for that potential day to come. Instead, now is the opportune time to make the swap and not look back. Port CoD Mobile to PC with appropriate controller support, let it take the reins and lead the community through 2022, and watch CoD esports bounce back from what’s unquestionably its lowest point.

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