Difference Between Free Fire and Call of Duty (With Table)

A lot of video game has gained popularity after PUBG like Garena Free Fire and Call of Duty which offers the player one of the best battle royale games. Free Fire and Call of Duty has gained popularity all over the world. Since the ban of PUBG, it has gained popularity in India as well. Both the games almost run on the same mechanics, but there are some visible differences.

Free Fire vs Call of Duty

The difference between Free Fire and Call of Duty is the number of players in the gameplay. Free Fire limits the number of players in the game to 50 players, whereas in Call of Duty, just like PUBG, it has 100 players in a game. Also, Free Fire matches are shorter, and it takes very little time to complete a battle in it. In contrast, in Call of Duty, matches last longer, up to 30 minutes, to complete due to the larger number of maps.

Free Fire is also known by the name Free Fire Battlegrounds which is developed by 111 Dots Studio in Singapore. It was published by Garena for mobile gamers in the year 2017. In 2019, it gained so much popularity that it crossed the 1 billion downloads and won the award for “Best Popular Vote Game”. Free Fire is a game that has a dual package of action and adventure played from the third-person perspective.

Call of Duty is a game played from the first-person perspective published by the company Activision developed in the United States. It was started in the year 2003 when few people would have played such a game. Earlier, the series of the game was set in World War 2, then on Cold War, then on the future world and outer space. Gradually it improved with different series, and now it focuses on Modern Warfare, Advanced Warfare etc.

Comparison Table Between Free Fire and Call of Duty

Parameter of ComparisonFree FireCall of Duty
GamePlayFree Fire games are very quick, packed with action and features 50 players.Call of Duty has matches for a longer duration and has dynamic elements in the game, and it features 100 players.
Game ModesIt has many game modes available to play like Ranked Game, Classic, Clash Squad etc. and focuses on battle royale.It has fewer modes like Frontline, Domination, Search and Destroy etc.
WeaponsFree Fire guns and machinery looks animated and cannot match COD.COD has weapons that look realistic, and it has a specific purpose for different battles.
GraphicsIts graphics make you feel like a cartoon not so good as COD.It has some of the best graphics, and weapons are designed in a detailed way.
MapsIt has more maps as compared to COD like Bermuda, Purgatory, and Kalahari etc.COD has only two maps: Alcatraz and Isolated.

What is Free Fire? 

Free Fire Battlegrounds or Free Fire is packed with adventure and action game played from a third-person view. Its concept is quite similar to PUBG, which has a battle royale game. All the players jump from parachute on an island, but their number is limited to 50. The player who survives till the end wins the game. Although the graphics of Free Fire are not as good as Call of Duty or PUBG. Its game is quite animated, and sometimes user feels like they are playing a cartoonish game.

In the Free Fire, unlike COD, the game ends very quickly in 10 minutes. So matches are for a shorter duration, but if you love battle royale games, you will like Free Fire. It has many games modes available like Ranked Game, Clash Squad (Ranked and non-Ranked), Classic, and Kill Secured. The weapons and sounds of the gun look animated, but it is unique in itself.

Free Fire offers several maps in the game and has minimaps for different types of game modes. Since its launching, it has become so popular that it is the fourth most popular games downloaded worldwide. 

What is Call of Duty?

Call of Duty, also known as COD, is a video-game franchise published by Activision and developed first by Infinity Ward in the year 2003. It is a first-person shooter game. Earlier, its games were focused on World War 2. Then it was released in different seasons like Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War etc.

It is one of the most successful games and has made a Guinness Book record as the best selling first-person shooter game. It was launched on all the platforms ranging from Microsft Windows to PlayStation to Android and iOS. Besides the video game, it has numerous products in a franchise like Action Figures, Card Game and Toys etc.

Call of Duty is a very competitive game known for its high-quality graphics, which makes you feel realistic, and there are many dynamic elements in it. COD has only one single avatar in mobile with different types of advantages and speciality. For close and long-range battles, there are different types of weapons. Tournaments and ladder matches are held daily, and it is popular in Europe and America.

Main Differences Between Free Fire and Call of Duty

  1. Free Fire games are very quick, packed with action and features 50 players. All the characters in Free Fire have unique abilities. While Call of Duty has matches for a longer duration and has dynamic elements in the game and it features 100 players. It has a single avatar in COD Mobile.
  2. Free Fire has many game modes available to play like Ranked Game, Classic, Clash Squad etc. and focuses on battle royale challenges. Whereas COD has fewer modes like Frontline, Domination, Search and Destroy etc.
  3. Free Fire guns and machinery looks animated and cannot match COD. COD has weapons that look realistic, and it has a specific purpose for different battles like SMGs for close-range battle and snipers for long-range battles.
  4. Free Fire graphics make you feel like a cartoon not so good as COD. COD has some of the best graphics, and weapons are designed in a detailed way.
  5. Free Fire has more maps as compared to COD like Bermuda, Purgatory, and Kalahari etc. COD has only two maps: Alcatraz and Isolated.

Conclusion

Free Fire requires less RAM and storage, and it can work on almost all low and mid-range devices. COD needs higher storage, and it works only on high range devices. Both the games, whether Free Fire and COD, have their charm. But if you prefer high graphics and look at overall gameplay, then COD is the best video game for you. Because of its hard to recoil realistic weapons, intricate designs and characters become more appealing. Free Fire is also a good game, but if you want the game to be entertaining, then you should try your hand at this.

References

  1. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1555412016638603
  2. https://www.jstor.org/stable/43653093
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