Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has officially had the tarp thrown off it by Treyarch and wow… There’s a lot to see. This year’s game has the traditional multiplayer and zombies we expect as well as Battle Royale. Let’s get into it.
Traditional COD Multiplayer is back and you can tell it’s the Treyarch flavor. Pick 10, Scorestreaks and Powers return in a futuristic but not too futuristic setting. Indeed there is no single player campaign this time around in favor of a story integrated into the online play. Yeah, people aren’t going to like that one bit. COD has become known for it’s over-the-top, bombastic, action movie campaigns and this is the equivalent of not making a new Star Wars movie but skipping right to the toyline for it and telling the movie’s plot through real long commercials. Still though, fans of COD MP look to be in for a real treat this year.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer raises the bar, delivering the most thrilling grounded combat experience yet with a focus on tactical gameplay and player choice. The game offers a new level of online action across a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes. For the first time Multiplayer serves as the center of the game’s narrative, as players uncover a deeper connection to the role of each Specialist and their unique playstyles. With the return of the Pick 10 Create-a-Class system – and when combined with the new Gear category – gameplay becomes more customizable than ever, giving players choice over how to power up their Specialists. Combined with the ability to unlock devastating Scorestreaks along the way, players will have the opportunity to be dangerous alone, or unstoppable as a team.
Blackout // Battle Royale
COD’s take on Battle Royale looks more like an internal pitch video than an actual reveal in this video but it outlines the basics. The gameplay will be COD style. That most likely means fast TTK and hitscan weapons. (Expect a lot of trickshot / no-scope win videos on YouTube) It also means claymores, RC-XDs, drones and other gadgets will come into play.
The map is promised to be huge and will be made up from a collection of other COD maps. I’ve seen some fans complaining about this thinking it’s a copy-paste affair to save time and resources but it could honestly be really cool if done well. Instead of having points of interest like Tilted Towers or School you can drop into like PUBG and Fortnite, you may be able to drop into Nuke Town or Crisis with natural lands around them to traverse. And traverse you will as the game has land, sea and air vehicles. Blackout will be the first BR game to allow air vehicles so it will be interesting to see. It’s not likely to permanently sway PUBG players who are used to a more sim-like tactical game or Fortnite players who love the the building mechanic and memes but it may very well carve out it’s own space as the hyper fast BR game some people have been requesting. It’s true rival may be the BR mode that follows Battlefield V.
In Blackout, Black Ops comes to life in one massive battle royale experience, combining Black Ops signature combat and the biggest map in Call of Duty history. Play as fan favorite characters and battle through iconic settings from the Black Ops universe. It’s a collision course bringing together the worlds of Black Ops in an all-out survival and elimination experience featuring weapons; equipment; land, sea, and air vehicles; RC-XDs; traps; and even Zombies in an experience that is uniquely Black Ops.
Zombies as always looks like it’s own game. High production values, breakneck puzzle mechanics and a style all it’s own.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 delivers the biggest Day 1 Zombies offering ever with three full experiences at launch, IX, Voyage of Despair, and Blood of the Dead. With an exciting new adventure and a brand-new cast of characters, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Zombies will feature the deep gameplay and easter eggs that its fans have come to expect.