Grind may be a brand new mode in Call of Duty: Mobile, but it’s an old classic of the franchise itself. If you’re still going to jump into the experience or just want some advice on how to win, here are some of the best tips to master the mode.
First presented in Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grind stood out being one of the most distinct experiments in this iteration. The mode was only accessible through custom games, the same was carried through to the 2016 Infinite Warfare.
However, the unique playlist eventually went live in 2019’s Modern Warfare as a proper multiplayer mode. Now, it’s also made a jump to CoD Mobile. Mode is a blend between Kill Confirmed and Hardpoint, with a key focus on objective play.
Each enemy drops dog tags on death, no different from Kill Confirmed. Although in Grind, you need to collect these tags and bring them back to the objective marker of your team on the map.
It could be a difficult task to try to stay on top of everything at the moment. So here are our best tips to help you win in Grind.
Less is often more in CoD Mobile’s Grind
With Grind, the most important thing to remember is that less is often more. Sure, it may be a flashy way to play to ramp up and collect 10 tags at a time, but it’s not the most effective.
If you’re on a big streak and you end up dying near the enemy base, you’ve basically done a heavy lifting for them. All the dog tags you’ve accumulated over time will drop to their feet for an easy deposit.
Instead, you should be focusing on smaller amounts. Find a bunch of tags and head back to your target marker as often as you can. Apparently not for every single kill, but try to cash in smaller drops than bank up for a big one.
Positioning is vital in Grind
While playing this mode, you’ll want to keep your placement in mind. In other playlists, you can get away with long flanks or aggressive pushouts, but Grind will punish you for not being cautious.
It is essential to control the center of the map, picking up tags where you can before running back to base. In the open, pushing too far out could leave you out and make your efforts worthless.
However, that’s not to say that you still can’t play against the grain. Your objective for the match could be to merely help stop the enemy team from banking, rather than focusing on collecting tags. As a result, you will want to position yourself close to the enemy base, but along the way, you will ignore every tag.
It can be a huge thorn in their side to shoot down enemies as they look to deposit them. Before they can safely rack up any further points, they’ll have to concentrate on taking you out.
Pick the right class for the job
Last but not least, your choice is absolutely essential. There’s never a reason for a sniper to run and collect tags in the center. You need to be careful and try to play around with what you’re using.
When it comes to picking up tags, SMGs should be up front leading the charge. In the meantime, ARs can often go back to the base to protect allies and shut down opposing players. For snipers in this role as well, the same can be said.
In the end, it pays to concentrate on a particular role and build your class around that.