Activision have finally held their long-awaited livestream for Call of Duty Black Ops 4 which showed what’s in store for this latest game in the series which is due for release this October.
The first major change is that franchise seems to be dumping some of the exosuit-powered nonsense from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. There’s going to be a much tighter focus on tactical maneuvering and gunplay in terms of the singleplayer and multiplayer base modes.
But don’t be fooled, Acitivision-Blizzard isn’t skimping on the over-the-top action this time around though. There’s the perennial zombie mode which features the typical level of nonsensical storylines. The BLOPS 4 version of zombies features a story where players will be traveling through time as you can see in the trailers below which show the Titanic and ancient Rome. Players also have the option of adding AI bots to their co-op teams as well.
But it’s not just zombies running around. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 features a fully-realized Battle Royale mode, because of course it does. The battle royale mode will feature land, sea, and air vehicles and it’s the biggest map ever made for a COD game, about 1500 times larger than Nuketown. Maps, weapons, and gear from the BLOPS series will be included in this new mode. The Blackout mode, as it’s so titled is set to be a major part of the franchise going forward.
The game will also be launching on Battle.Net and not Steam as Activision start consolidating their PC releases onto Blizzard’s platform. PC players will be catered for with dedicated servers, lots of cosmetic customization, uncapped framerates, 4K and ultrawide monitor support, HDR, and scalability to cater for as many systems as possible.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is being developed by Treyarch in partnership with Activision-Blizzard. The game will release on October 12, 2018 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The livestream also debuted a whole mess of trailers and gameplay footage to wade through, check them out below.