The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 reveal event took place yesterday, during which developer Treyarch outlined what fans can expect from the game. Obviously, the Call of Duty franchise has a huge fan base, but competing against Fornite is going to be more hard than expected. It will be the first game in the series to not feature a single player campaign, with the developer instead adding narrative elements to the other modes in the game. You loved Reznov, now you can play as him.
And then there's the new game mode Blackout, which is a battle royale-style mode in the vein of Fortnite. Following the trend of other battle royale games such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, Black Ops 4's Blackout will drop players on a huge map and will task them with being the last one standing. But Treyarch has confirmed that Blackout will feature various vehicles and weapons as well as named characters from throughout the Black Ops universe, which appears to include playable female characters too.
Treyarch will have to spend the time up to release to figure out how to balance the size demands from players with the technical demands to make that happen. "If you look at it through that lens, and trying to deliver more for your players and how you're playing the game, it's a pretty easy decision".
"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". Nonetheless, Fortnite is still free to play while Black Ops 4 will probably cost around $50 and this guarantees that Black Ops 4 will never surpass Fortnite's user base.
Zombies are a thing to Call of Duty lovers for the past 10 years now, and Treyarch celebrates the decade by coming up with the biggest launch day offering ever: three Zombies experiences that are IX, Blood of the Dead, and Voyage of Despair.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12, 2018 on Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One.