Warzone Mobile players are worried about finger vs controller

Warzone Mobile players are worried about finger vs controller
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Written by 

Tom Chapman


11th Mar 2024 12:00

It's a new dawn for the battle royale genre, as the goliath that is Call of Duty: Warzone is going on the move. While it seems like an eternity since Warzone Mobile was first announced, March 21 is the big day when the servers go live, and we jump into a new way to play. 

The iOS and Android version of the classic Warzone experience breaks free from the confines of console and allows you to blast your foes on the iconic Verdansk while on your way to work. There will be plenty that's different this time around, but with Activision confirming new details, some of you are concerned.

Warzone Mobile will support controllers at launch

As the debate over mouse and keyboard versus controller rages on, there's a whole new argument brewing in the bowels of Verdansk. Although some will question why you'd use a controller on a mobile game, the idea that Warzone Mobile will support controllers at launch is sure to be a popular one.

In a new blog post, Activision explained the controls and control options for Warzone Mobile's imminent release. There are three ways to play, with standard touchscreen controls, the exclusive Backbone One controllers (read on to find out more), and a general Bluetooth controller. 

When Twitter account @ModernWarzone shared news about the control options, there were obvious concerns about whether controller players would be paired with 'finger' players in lobbies. One disgruntled gamer wrote, "Can't wait for all the thumb users to complain about controller aim assist."

Another added, "I'm curious to see how they match up. Supposedly rollers AA is stronger than touch so that might be a problem but we. gotta wait and see." A third concluded, "Oh cool, because that's exactly what I want in a mobile game, more sweaty players with controller advantage 🙄🎮 But hey, at least I can flex my sick controller skills too 😜💁‍♀️."

Backbone's 'Prestige Edition' costs $100

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With a rush to snatch controllers for Warzone Mobile, Backbone is releasing an exclusive 'Prestige Edition' controller. Backbone is Warzone Mobile's "official controller partner," snapping to your phone with ease. If you subscribe to Backbone+, you'll get bonuses like double XP tokens, a calling card, an emblem, and a weapon charm.

The Prestige Edition comes with even more rewards and some exclusive packaging, but it comes in at a whopping $100. This suddenly makes the free-to-play Warzone Mobile not-so-free, although it's sure to be popular. You can purchase the Backbone Prestige Edition controller from Best Buy on March 13. 

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