The latest installment in the Call of Duty lineup of games will reportedly set to follow the paths of Fortnite, Overwatch and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds by ditching the customary single player campaign. The game’s publisher Activision has revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will include a battle royal mode with three different strands.
At an unveiling ceremony held in Los Angeles yesterday, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was revealed to the public for the first time. The latest installment promises a host of new features that include the removal of the futuristic elements of its predecessor, Call of Duty: WWII.
The major revelation, however, is that there will be no single-player narrative campaign in the game anymore. It will instead feature a multiplayer battle royal mode that may have been inspired by the massively popular Overwatch or Fortnite game.
The game will be divided into three strands of multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout. The first mode consists of some distinct characters called Specialists with various skillsets and ammunition. A tank character in the multiplayer mode called Battery can hurl sticky and bouncy grenades while another character called Firebreak can create a deadly radiation field. The game is expected to add new characters in the multiplayer mode to enable the gamers to play as a team.
The game also includes a new Blackout mode that features a large number of players playing together although the exact figure has not been revealed till now. In a press release, Activision did reveal that the Blackout mode will include “Black Ops’ signature fast, fluid, guns-up combat, with fierce new levels of survival competition across iconic Black Ops settings reimagined at a colossal scale.”
The Zombie mode has also been completely overhauled. The model focuses on team-based co-operative battles against waves of Zombie invaders set in large environments. The revamped mode gives more emphasis narrative that comprises of three adventures, IX, Voyage of Despair and Blood of the Dead.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to arrive on PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 12 this year. A Nintendo Switch version has also been rumored but has not been confirmed by the company.