Are you wondering if you can play Call of Duty mobile on a laptop? I know how annoying it can be to play with the touchscreen. Since the game doesn’t have very high system requirements, it should be able to run most laptops.
In this article, I’ll cover everything that you need to know about getting Call of Duty mobile running on a laptop.
Can You Play Call of Duty Mobile on a Laptop?
I’ll walk you through the exact installation steps in a moment. Before we continue, there are two important points you need to keep in mind.
Input Devices are Matched with Eachother
Playing Call of Duty mobile on a laptop can be a lot of fun but you will be matched with other players on the same platform.
What this means is you won’t be able to pop in and use your mouse and keyboard advantage to destroy touchpad players, because it will match you with players that are using the same inputs as you.
Bummer? No. It keeps things fair. The same applies to people who play Call of Duty mobile on a phone with a controller, they’ll be matched with other players using a controller too. While fair, the obvious downside to this matchmaking filter is, when using a specific input device, it can take a long time to find matches.
On the other hand, when it comes to playing on a laptop, there are lots of emulator players, so it shouldn’t be hard to find a match. Just don’t expect them to go easy on you! Now that we got that out of the way, let’s walk through the installation process…
You’ll Need to Change Lots of Sensitivity Settings
To successfully play Call of Duty mobile on a laptop with a mouse and keyboard you’ll need to play around with the sensitivity sliders. Remember, Call of Duty mobile has sensitivity sliders for almost every action, including aiming while running and walking and ADS.
I also recommend disabling auto-aim and fire because that can throw off your performance and use the advanced mode.
Installing Call of Duty Mobile on a Laptop:
The steps here are designed for laptops that are running Windows 10 or similar operating systems. Here’s what you need to do:
Call of Duty Mobile on Tencent GameLoop
Gameloop is more optimized for games, so it’s what we’ll recommend first.
- Download and install Tencent Game Loop
- Open the program, tap the settings icon in the top right corner, and locate Engine.
- In the Engine menu, you can change rendering options for performance, I recommend changing the resolution to your laptop’s screen.
- Open Game Center, locate Call of Duty, and tap install
- Run the game, sign-in to your account
- An on-screen menu will appear with the keyboard controls, change them if needed
- Change sensitivity settings
- Enjoy the game
Now let’s look at the other option to play Call of Duty mobile on a laptop:
Call of Duty Mobile on Bluestacks:
If the above option isn’t working for you, Bluestacks is another alternative. For some people, it works better than GameLoop.
- Download Bluestacks and install the program (it can take a while)
- Open Bluestacks, link your Google Account and open the Play Store
- Download Call of Duty Mobile
- Open the game, a menu with game controls will appear, change them to your preferences
- Allow permissions, and start a match
- You should be able to play the game like any other first-person shooter
Since the game was designed for mobile, it can run on almost any laptop as long as you have 2 GB or more of RAM. Bluestacks also relies heavily on CPU usage, so the better your CPU the more performance you’ll get in the game.
Why is COD Mobile so Easy?
COD Mobile is easy because the game matches you with bots until you’re around level 10 and then you’re put in matches with real players.
The bots I played with seemed like they were purposely trying to miss me by aiming down or at my feet. The problem is there’s no indicator that a user is a bot or human, even the bots use IDs, complete with numbers, that come across as human players.
So that’s how you can play Call of Duty mobile on a laptop – it’s pretty easy! The thing is emulators can be a bit unreliable, and the frame rate is usually locked to either 30 or 60 with V-Sync enabled, creating input delay. It’s definitely not the same as playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare on the PC – or any other first person shooter for that matter.
Still, it’s a free and fun game to play around with for a while, and it’s much easier to play on a laptop with a mouse and keyboard than on a phone.