COD Mobile: Battle Royale Class Guide (2022): Tier List, How To Upgrade, More

A recent update to Call of Duty: Mobile's battle royale classes introduced professions, changing how the mechanic works. We explain how, and reveal the best classes in a tier list.

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A guide to Call of Duty: Mobile's battle royale class system and how it changed in 2022. | © Activision Blizzard

Season 7: New Vision City saw changes made to Call of Duty: Mobile's class system, introducing professions that offer passive abilities that work alongside class abilities. These passive abilities took the place of the perks that classes used to offer previously.

This change has fundamentally changed the dynamic in the battle royale mode, and it has become more important to get pick the best class and its associated profession if you want to come out on top in the BR.

To help you understand these changes, we have put together this class and profession guide, with an accompanying tier list to help track the power of the various options.

How Do You Unlock Classes In COD: Mobile?

Before we get into the classes and professions, it's worth knowing how you can unlock COD: Mobile's various classes.

There is one main way, and that is by purchasing them using credits (not COD Points). Classes cost 2000 credits, which can be earned by leveling up the battle pass, daily login rewards, opening crates, etc.

Some classes, like the soon-to-be-released, Igniter class, are unlocked via the battle pass that coincides with their release. Once that battle pass is over, they become purchasable using credits.

Take note: Only one player in each squad can choose a particular class.

Professions And Their Passives

Starting with Season 7, COD: Mobile's class system changed. Classes were categorized into class professions, of which there are five.

These professions offer up passive bonuses.

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Class professions were added with COD: Mobile Season 7. | © Activision Blizzard

The five professions, their passives, and associated classes are:

Disrupt (Disruptor)

  • Passive: After activating class skill, movement speed is increased.
  • Classes: Trap Master, Rewind, Trickster, Smoke Bomber, Hacker

Stealth (Assassin)

  • Passive: Reduces movement noises.
  • Classes: Ninja, Poltergeist, Pumped (unavailable)

Support (Rebound)

  • Passive: Reduces recovery and revive time.
  • Classes: Medic, Refitter

Defense (Fortress)

  • Passive: Reduces explosive damage and the impact of negative statuses (storm damage, etc.).
  • Classes: Spotter, Defender, Desperado, Igniter

Tracker (Observor)

  • Passive: Enemy footsteps can be heard from a distance.
  • Classes: Scout, Clown, Mechanic, Airborne

Now, to make things slightly more confusing, some classes have always had passive, and some of these passives have become the profession's passive.

That means with the Season 7 update, many of the classes were buffed or nerfed, depending on whether they gained a passive or found it more commonplace.

How To Upgrade Battle Royale Classes In COD: Mobile

Before we get into the class tier list, you may be wondering how to upgrade classes. In COD: Mobile, every class has a standard and upgraded state.

The standard state will become available to you when your class skill meter is full (it's a circle that sits on the top right of your screen); once upgraded, it turns purple.

To upgrade your class, you will need to find a Class Driver. These can be found at Upgrade Terminals, which are marked with a purple icon on your map.

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Find an Upgrade Terminal to upgrade your class. | © Activision Blizzard

Once you pick up a Class Driver, your character will automatically use it, upgrading the skill.

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Use a Class Driver to upgrade your class, each terminal will have enough for the whole squad. | © Activision Blizzard

Again, you will know when it's done because the circle which displays your class skill turns purple.

COD: Mobile Class Tier List

There are 17 active classes in COD: Mobile's battle royale mode, with one, Pumped, not yet available.

We are now going to rank these according to their relative power. For brevity's sake, we won't spend much time explaining the rankings but, instead, detail the abilities and passives you get with the class.

S-Tier

  • Rewind (Disrupt)
    • Allows players to teleport to a location from 8 seconds prior. Movement speed will be reset.
    • Passive: After activating class skill, movement speed is increased.
  • Trap Master (Disrupt)
    • Places a high voltage current line that reduces the speed of enemies passing through and incrementally hurts those who stand in the trap.
    • Passive: After activating class skill, movement speed is increased.
  • Refitter (Support)
    • Drop armor packs that can be picked up by you and your teammates.
    • Passive: Automatically repairs the vehicle being ridden in.
    • Passive: Reduces recovery and revive time.
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The Trap Master's many charges mean you will be speeding around the map. | © Activision Blizzard

A-Tier

  • Smoke Bomber (Disrupt)
    • Generates smoke to a target area that can mark enemies.
    • Passive: After activating class skill, movement speed is increased.
  • Scout (Tracker)
    • Shoot a Sensor Dart that can pinpoint hostile positions on the radar.
    • Passive: Enemy footprints are visible.
    • Passive: Enemy footsteps can be heard from a distance.
  • Hacker (Disrupt)
    • Disrupt the minimap of all nearby enemies and prevent them from using gadgets.
    • Passive: Immune to Hacker class.
    • Passive: After activating class skill, movement speed is increased.
  • Airborne (Tracker)
    • Deploy a catapult that flings your team into the air and triggers wingsuit gliding.
    • Passive: Gliding lasts longer.
    • Passive: Enemy footsteps can be heard from a distance.
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The Airborne class can send your whole team high into the air. | © Activision Blizzard

B-Tier

  • Igniter (Defense)
    • A bag that continuously spews tar.
    • Passive: Reduces explosive damage and the impact of negative statuses.
  • Ninja (Stealth)
    • Shoot a grappling hook that pulls you to target.
    • Passive: Reduces movement noises.
  • Spotter (Defense)
    • Launch a cluster air strike to a designated area.
    • Passive: Reduces explosive damage and the impact of negative statuses.
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The Ninja class can grapple on top of buildings. | © Activision Blizzard

C-Tier

  • Desperado (Defense)
    • Place a shielded turret.
    • Passive: Fight with a pistol when downed. Killing an enemy in this state revives you.
    • Passive: Reduces explosive damage and the impact of negative statuses.
  • Mechanic (Tracker)
    • Call an EMP drone to interfere with hostiles.
    • Passive: Detect vehicles through walls.
    • Passive: Enemy footsteps can be heard from a distance.
  • Poltergeist (Stealth)
    • Become near invisible for a short duration.
    • Passive: Reduces movement noises.
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The Desperado class can deploy a shielded turret. | © Activision Blizzard

D-Tier

  • Trickster (Defense)
    • Use two holographic decoys and a major speed boost to confuse your enemies.
  • Defender (Defense)
    • Place a transforming shield that cause a flashbang effect on surrounding hostiles.
    • Passive: Reduces explosive damage and the impact of negative statuses.
  • Clown (Tracker)
    • Summons dogs that attack nearby enemy units.
    • Passive: Enemy footsteps can be heard from a distance.
  • Medic (Support)
    • Place a medical station that heals you and your allies continuously.
    • Passive: Reduces recovery and revive time.
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The Medic class can't quite match Refitter, offering health instead of the all-important shields. | © Activision Blizzard

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