Call of Duty players slam ‘hopeless’ Warzone Mobile graphics

Call of Duty players slam ‘hopeless’ Warzone Mobile graphics
Images via Activision

Written by 

Joseph Kime


22nd Mar 2024 16:45

The Call of Duty conversation is about to switch up in a pretty huge way. Fans have been locked into Modern Warfare 3 and its Warzone companion for a while now, but it seems a new way to play is about to upend the battle royale.

Although it's only just launched on March 21, Warzone Mobile looks incredibly promising. Players have been praising the lack of changes made to fundamental gameplay, while the return of the beloved Verdansk map has us jumping back into Warzone's glory days. 

But, it seems that not everything we were offered by promotional materials is reflected in the game, and fans are taking aim at the title's sometimes horrendous visuals. We presume this isn't someone playing the iPhone 15 Pro' "Peak Graphics Mode", but still.  

Warzone Mobile gets smoked for its visuals

Through the various pre-release peeks at Warzone Mobile, it looked like it was going to deliver some close-to-console-standard visuals. For many, though, it definitely hasn't lived up to the hype in the graphical department.

One Reddit video (thanks Dexerto) best exemplifies Warzone Mobile's visual problems, with semi-distant grass visibly rendering in, and not even looking that good when it does. Despite it being a mobile game that relies on a strong connection, the lag is genuinely unfathomable.

While the game was once expected to excel, this video footage has shown fans the worst of what the mobile version has to offer. Judging by the comments for the video, they're not particularly happy about it.

Warzone fans react to incriminating Mobile version video

Key art for Warzone mobile that sees soldiers airdrop into Verdansk.
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"Sadly my phone cannot handle the game," says one player in the replies to the video. "I can get good FPS but my graphics are locked on low. It's hopeless so I guess it's back to playing Zynga Poker."

"Bruh why does it have worse graphics than codm battle royale?" asks another user, making reference to the much-maligned last attempt for Call of Duty to make it onto mobile. Others are mocking Warzone Mobile for playing about as well as the current Warzone.

Summing up how many are feeling, someone else concluded, "They'll still make a fucking enormous profit. It was annoying at first, then hilarious, then unbelievable, and now it's just not even funny, it's just straight-up sad."

It's clear that many simply aren't surprised that a new Call of Duty has been rushed to market in a pretty poor state. It's telling of the franchise's standing among fans, and frankly, we've been made to feel as though we were expecting too much. That's another dream dashed.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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