Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise, and was revealed through a series of leaks from retailers and other sources. Today, a new leak from a source close to the series has been added to the pile, mentioning that the upcoming Black Ops 4 will not feature a traditional campaign, leaving it as the first game in the franchise to not do so.
Instead of the traditional scripted singleplayer experience, BLOPS 4 will have a cooperative campaign. This campaign will allow multiple players to run through the grandiose action sequences one would expect from the Call of Duty franchise. But hang on to your hats, because that’s not all the rumors swirling around Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Another unknown source alleged that the game will feature a new battle royale mode within its various multiplayer game modes. Developer Treyarch will also be including the obligatory zombie mode as well. No word yet on what these modes will play like.
We don’t know how these new modes will work. Nor do we know how the vicious scourge of loot boxes will infect this title too. We only hope that the publishers can avoid the same missteps that EA made with Battlefront 2. And we can assume that loot boxes or some form of microtransactions will appear, as it’s much more appealing for AAA publishers to monetize multiplayer games in such a fashion. And Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 being multiplayer-only lends itself nicely to such practices. Even if those practices aren’t actually all that nice.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will release October 12 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. We can expect more news in the next couple of months as we inch closer to E3 in June.