Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 battle royale mode announced

Muriel Hammond
May 18, 2018

What can Black Ops 4 offer the genre that these other games can't?

These new experiences give players new worlds in which to enjoy the Zombies theme.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will include a battle royale mode called Blackout to take on the wildly popular Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). Whether you are excited for it or not, it will be interesting to see how Call of Duty's first attempt at a battle royale mode works.

"How we look at it is, we are crafting our own experience with Black Ops 4", producer Miles Leslie said. "More than 200 million players have called Black Ops home, and they've played for more than 15 billion hours". For fair-to-middling players like myself, these devices can help the game feel more accessible to those just looking to contribute without having to worry too much about how many kills they tally.

Rather than a solo campaign, the game sports three main modes: traditional multiplayer, Zombies and a battle royale mode called Blackout.

- Travis Saucier (@EvilEnygma)What, NO single campaign in Black Ops 4? Players will have access to mechanics, weaponry, and killstreaks from previous games such as the RC-XD and what makes this probably the most unique... classic Call of Duty maps and locations are scattered around this large map.

Players will now have the ability to better control weapons when firing, which could have a major impact on the skill gap of the game down the road.

Now if they could just figure out the franchise thing.

Black Ops 4 looks like absolute shit. Combat is more tactical, yet more fluid than ever. It means, no wall climbing and no thrust jumps. With Black Ops 4, we've designed an experience for all play styles and skill levels from casual to competitive.

Wrapping up the undead focus was a teaser for Blood of the Dead, an all-new chapter featuring the original zombies cast. Teams of up to four players will battle against Zombies together, the undead coming in progressively larger waves as players make their way through the map. While this could be referring to the feature returning to Black Ops 4 at some future point, Miller's follow up answers seem to point to it not exiting Call of Duty as a whole.

Developer Treyarch have announced that a brand new "predictive recoil" pattern system will be featured in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

We learn that the map will be the biggest Treyarch has created that includes air, land, and sea vehicles and will be the "deepest and most replayable game they have ever made".

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