Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was officially revealed earlier today by Activision. Earlier rumors suggested that Black Ops 4 won’t offer a traditional single player campaign and the official reveal has now basically confirmed that the campaign has been removed in favor of a new Battle Royale mode and increased focus on the multiplayer.
Call of Duty games have typically offered action packed single player campaigns in the past but Black Ops 4 will be the first game in the long running series to ditch it entirely. This has helped the developers give more time and attention to the multiplayer aspect of the game. The official reveal trailer shows that despite having a futuristic setting, the combat is still very much grounded just with the addition of new type of perks and skills.
“Black Ops 4 is by far the most ambitious title our team has ever created,” said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “At its core Black Ops has always been about challenging convention and boldly taking our gameplay in new directions. With Black Ops 4, we’ve designed an experience for all play styles and skill levels from casual to competitive. It brings a layer of tactical depth that rewards players for mastery, and just feels so good to play.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will also offer the Zombies mode making it the most content rich version so far. There will be three Zombies mode maps that will be available to play at launch: IX, Voyage of Despair and Blood of the Dead.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will launch on October 12th for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game is also confirmed to feature timed exclusive DLC for the PS4 just like it was the case with the past entries in the series.