Early this morning, Activision has revealed the latest title in the Call of Duty series – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The rumours that have been surrounding the next installment have been true as Black Ops 4 will deliver a multiplayer only focused Call of Duty title and the introduction of a Battle Royale mode and more.
Near-future boots on the ground multiplayer
With the previous Black Ops title featuring a fast paced exo-suit combat, it was surprising to see that the latest iteration of the series will return to boots on the ground gameplay similar to the one seen in Black Ops 2. The reveal trailer shows the return of some weapons and abilities as well as some new things:
Key points revealed:
- Return of the ‘Pick 10 system’
- Story based around the Multiplayer ‘Specialists’ classes
- Innovations in weapon controls, combat flow, health regeneration, and player movement
- Solo and multiplayer combat experiences
Battle Royale ‘Black Ops’ Style
With the popularity of Battle Royale titles lately, having a Black Ops style version of this popular game mode could potentially be good. No actual gameplay has been released on the battle royale part of the game but they have released this sneak peek trailer showcasing some still shots of the mode, what to expect and the sheer scale of the map. It’s also worth noting the mode will feature vehicles.
Key points revealed:
- Biggest map ever in Call of Duty
- Land, Sea, and Air vehicles
- RC-XDs, traps, and even Zombies
With the main game shifting its focus to multiplayer, Black Ops 4 will deliver not one but three Zombies campaigns on release. As an iconic mode in the franchise, Black Ops 4 Zombies will feature new modes plus an in-game tutorial helping new players learn the ropes of Zombies.
Here are the trailers:
Call of Duty PC on Battle Net
While not surprising here, Black Ops 4 will release and run on Blizzard’s Battle.net. In the announcement, Black Ops 4 ‘represents’ the largest development team assembled for the PC version of the series. The PC version of Black Ops 4 will have uncapped framerates, 4K and HDR support, Ultra-wide monitors support and an performance and visual quality customisation. Treyarch and Beenox worked closely with the team at Blizzard to incorporate Battle.net’s social systems, security, and server stability into Black Ops 4.
— Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) May 17, 2018
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches on Xbox One, PS4 and PC globally on October 12th, 2018. If you pre-order the game, you’ll get access to the private beta.