Translating the first person shooter COD franchise into a mobile experience for fans of Clash Of Clans or Game Of War: Fire Age, the free-to-play Call Of Duty Heroes offers more tactical combat options than the typical freemium base builder. Now including heroes from the recently released Black Ops 3, there are plenty of Call Of Duty Heroes cheats and strategies to exploit for the best base layout when defending against aggressive players.

Like most mobile strategy games, Heroes lets players build a base, train troops, upgrade buildings, raid enemy bases for oil and gold and fight human players in PvP battles. The game introduces some really innovative skills, something which hasn’t been introduced in any game before. You can use a chopper gunner or man a turret in first person perspective, launch an unmanned aerial vehicle, drop care packages for your soldiers or unleash drone strikes at a touch of a button.

Use a Hero’s Area Damage Skills to Earn More Skill Points

Skill points have an energy symbol. Total points are shown on the right side of the screen and the number of skill points for each skill is shown below the special skill symbol.

To earn quick points, use a hero’s special area damage skills, such as drone missiles, EMP Artillery and Chopper Gunner. They can be used to destroy enemy buildings in PvP battles to earn extra points.

Call Of Duty Heroes

Call Of Duty Heroes

Tips to Make the Most of Your Heroes

Since you can control your hero anytime during battle, make sure you use him to destroy buildings located in the outer vicinity of the enemy base. Tap and drag a hero to move him. Hit the unprotected buildings first and then use his special skills to destroy the buildings inside the base. (Make sure you have enough skill points to use hero skills).

Unlock heroes by upgrading the Command Center. You can deploy only one hero during the entire battle, so choose the one you would think would be effective against all enemies.

Each hero has its own special skills. Just tap on “Heroes” (located on the bottom-left corner of the game screen) and tap on a hero’s profile to find out stats and skills.

You can upgrade hero skills by tapping on a skill and pressing the upgrade button.

For a quick level-up, upgrade your command center to level 6.

How to play Call Of Duty Heroes

How to play Call Of Duty Heroes

Correct Turret Placement is Crucial Part of Your Base Defense Strategy

Everybody has his own base defense strategy. Proper turret and mine placement depends on a player’s base layout. However, keeping long range air and ground defenses inside the base and around key buildings can be a good idea.

Keep a few turrets on the outer side of your base to slow down enemy movement and place the rest inside the base. Place all defenses, including bouncing betties and anti-tank mines to fortify your base. Later stages will have both air and ground attack so place a mix of both land air defenses.

To know the exact range of a turret, tap on it. You will see a green circle around the turret. This will give you a good idea of its range and place it around key buildings. You can also move your defenses anytime by tapping and dragging your finger to the area you want to place them.

Placing Defenses In Call Of Duty Heroes

The best base layouts keep in mind the versatility present in your attacker’s troops. You might not always get hit by the same types of enemies, so it’s important to have a well-rounded defense. Since there are heroes like Price who can take out turrets with their special abilities, you need mines and other defenses set up strategically around critical buildings.

Laying mines in the perfect locations is actually pretty tough: you need to place mines essentially where you would send in your troops if you were on the attacking side. Here you need to think about funneling the enemies into specific lanes with your barriers and buildings but keep in mind your defenses will get destroyed so troops may end up going through different paths than you originally expected. If you find your mines are frequently getting avoided, tap the “replay” option after a battle to see exactly where the troops went and base your mine laying strategy around past experience.

Call Of Duty Heroes tips

Call Of Duty Heroes tips

Pro Safety Tips

Make sure to log into Game Center (iOS) / Google Play (Android), this links your base to the account and prevents you losing it if you need to reinstall the game.

Click on your player name at top left and make note or screenshot of your player ID number – you will need it if something goes wrong.

Also, consider turning off automatic app updates on your device – sometimes you can get an update accidentally released before the game servers are reset and you will not be able to log in.