What Does ADS Mean in COD Mobile? – Answered

Enemies hate this secret trick.

COD Mobile ADS
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While it may be a mobile platform game, COD Mobile has all the same features you would expect in a mainline Call of Duty, and that includes the use of ADS. But if you are new to the game, or the series at all, you may not know what that means and I’m here to explain.

COD Mobile – What Does ADS Mean?

ADS in COD Mobile stands for “Aim Down Sights” on your weapon of choice. This is the most important mechanic in the game, if you don’t count the act of shooting the weapon itself. Without the ability to aim down sights, you would notice right away just how impossible the game feels.

You will see the use of the ADS acronym pop up when you look at challenges or stats for your weapons. One of the most important stats for guns in COD Mobile is ADS speed. Most of the best loadouts will utilize ADS speed and without some attention to this stat, your weapon will handle like tons of dead weight.

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There are two main ways that you can ADS in Call of Duty Mobile. The standard version of “aim down sights” is done by holding the fire button. When the standard fire button is held, your Operator will automatically ADS and shoot at the same time. This is the main method I use, and the most reliable.

Above the fire button, you will find a crosshair icon that can be toggled. This is another way that you can manually ADS on your weapon without firing like you would in any other COD game. You have much more control with this method, but if you are on a mobile device, it’s also much tougher to rely on.

ADS is best used on some worthwhile weapons, and the Krig 6 is one of the best, so make sure to unlock this when you can.

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Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides and news as a staff writer and freelancer since he graduated from Westfield State University in 2020. You can find him covering the FPS and Battle Royale space at Prima Games.