Battle Royale is fast becoming the most popular genre in online multiplayer and it’s clear to see why. The rush of finding the best loot and making plays on enemy targets is addictive, to say the least, and Call of Duty: Mobile’s Battle Royale Mode is no different.
As I climbed up to Legendary rank, I played many great matches filled with moments that I won’t soon forget but there’s always one moment in particular that stands out to me. Every win is satisfying, but there’s just something about a Clutch victory that keeps me coming back for more.
Being able to “clutch” means being able to win the game despite being outnumbered in the final moments. It’s definitely a challenge having the odds stacked against you like that but it is one of the most highlight-worthy plays to make. I mean, you’re literally clutching victory from the jaws of defeat.
So today, I thought I’d break down one of my most recent plays so we can see exactly what was going through my mind and the strategy I used to ultimately get the 1v3 Clutch in Call of Duty: Mobile
First things first, we have to look all at the tools I had at my disposal. I chose the new Kreuger – Alchemist skin as usual but I couldn’t take the Poltergeist class since my teammate had chosen it before me, so I went with the Trickster class instead and it was definitely the better choice in the end.
My weapon of choice was the AK117 of course, rocking that new radioactive skin and fully equipped with “rare” level attachments. Trust me, this is a gun I look for in every game so all of these attachments were chosen for a specific reason.
- Red Dot Sight: For a lot of new players, it seems pretty obvious to stick the best scope you can find on your gun but in my experience, that’s not always the case. Bigger scopes mean you’ll experience more of the guns recoil and it makes it hard to control your spray at a distance. Ideally, I would use the iron sight but for a little extra accuracy, I will always prefer to use a Red Dot Sight.
- Extended Barrel: I prefer this over the suppressor because it gives you a little more range and makes your weapon more effective at long ranges. Stealth is definitely an important factor but I save those more for sniper rifles since they’re extremely loud and can give away your position pretty easily.
- Extended Mag: Losing a firefight just because you ran out of bullets is the worst and it’s happened to me more times than I’d care to admit. That’s why I always look for an extended mag so I can spray down targets with ease and increase my chances of surviving
- Foregrip: Accuracy means everything in a game like Call of Duty so there’s really no reason why you wouldn’t have a foregrip attached to your weapon. It helps to control a lot of the guns recoil and is an effective attachment when fighting at a distance.
- Stock: This will make it a lot easier to control your aim while moving and it finishes off the overall build quite well.
While games and scenarios may vary, this is the most common loadout I use and it’s the one that won me this particular game. I encourage any new players to pay more attention to your loadout as you progress in the game.
The final moments of this battle took place around a slightly larger hill and not much cover to say the least. It wasn’t the final circle just yet but nearly everyone had been taken out and there were only 2 teams and 4 people left. It was just me facing off against a squad of three.
Luckily, I was on the far side of the hill with the blue wall of death at my back, trapping me in the fight and giving me no choice but to move up and over the ridge. Although I didn’t know at the time, the enemy team was scattered all over on the other side, waiting for me to show my face.
There was one to my right, one a little to my left and another perched up in a nearby tower further back, scouting from above to see where I was. They were spread out and eager to hunt.
To me, there were really only 3 ways this could play out.
- Wait for the next circle shift and try to sneak into the safe zone since I didn’t know where they were. Potentially avoiding them until the last possible second.
- Run up and over the ridge and just start blasting at the first person I see until their all dead. Hopefully, they’ll be caught by surprise and I can identify where all of them as I start shooting.
- Use my wits and make a sick play!
I definitely liked the third option better.
How it All Went Down
Even though I didn’t know where they were, my biggest advantage was the fact that they didn’t know where I was either. But I knew that, no matter what I did, my next move was going to give away my position.
I made sure that my gun was fully loaded one more time and then activated my class skill. Instantly, my clones started charging headfirst up and over the ridge and, they all opened fire, shooting at what appeared to be a full squad.
The sound of their gunshots gave me a clear indication of where they were, so I rotated to the right. Staying low and out of sight as much as I can until I finally saw my first target. All I could see was the small shape of his head above the grass but I opened fire and sure enough, he went down.
I lost sight of him but emptied the rest of my clip and tried to shoot anybody else that might be hiding but there was no one and I couldn’t confirm the kill. Surely that gave away my position.
I rotated around again to the left to try to avoid anyone that was coming and, once I got to my original position, I charged up the hill to go full Rambo and get this fight over with.
Luckily, reaching the top of the ridge put me directly in line with the guy sitting in the tower, which was further down the hill. He was a fair distance away but he was still looking around frantically to see where I was. I seized the opportunity, took aim, and started shooting until I got him down and confirmed the kill.
Stealth was no longer an option. They had to know where I was by now so I strafed to the left while trying desperately to reload my gun and find a better position to fight. That’s when I heard footsteps coming from the left.
I looked around and, once I saw my last target, I abandoned the reload and started shooting straight from the hip without aiming down the sights.
By the time my last bullet left my gun, I managed to get the final kill and secure the win.
That’s Why I Love It
Its exhilarating moments like these that keep me coming back for more and I’m sure there’ll be many more to come. Hopefully, now that I’ve broken down everything I did to make this amazing play, you’ll be clutching victories in your games as well.
Have you ever gotten a clutch victory? What are some of your best Call of Duty: Mobile stories? Let me know in the comments section below!