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CoD Black Ops 4 Announcement Reveal Event
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 was revealed during a live stream and Black Ops 4 reveal event on May 17, 2018. During the event Activision and Treyarch revealed Black Ops 4 multiplayer, zombies, and a brand-new Battle Royale mode named Blackout. We've got all the key details and trailers for you, right here.
- Black Ops 4 will not include a single-player campaign mode, but does include solo missions and Zombies can be played with bots - Blakc Ops 4 is largely multiplayer only with narrative elements weaved in throughout.
- 100 percent boots on the ground gameplay. No wall climbing, no thrust jumps.
- Weapons get a complete overhaul, with unique attachments for each gun.
- No automatic health regeneration in multiplayer. Manual healing through a health button, or via a medic.
- Three complete zombie maps at launch. "IX" "Voyage of Despair" and "Blood of the Dead" will all be available at launch.
- Custom Mutations lets players create custom rules for zombies, changing everything from health to zombie speed, and everything in between.
- League play returns from CoD Black Ops 2
- New Battle Royale mode called Blackout. 100 players fight to become the last man standing on a map 1500 times the size of Nuketown. Will feature weapons, characters, land, air, and sea vehicles from over 10 years of Call of Duty series history.
- Black Ops 4 is coming to Battle.net on PC.
CoD Black Ops 4 Release Date
The Black Ops 4 release date is October 12, 2018. Black Ops 4 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The mid-October release date is somewhat out of the ordinary for Call of Duty, with the latest game in the series usually arriving in early November. The official reason behind the move to an earlier release isn't known, but Black Ops 4 will now release before the hotly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 and most likely also before Battlefield 5. Black Ops 4 is being officially revealed in an event on May 17, 2018.
We currently don't know anything about Black Ops 4 other than its release platforms and release date. Details on Black Ops 4's story and multiplayer are nonexistent at the moment. Some of the missing details will be revealed at the event on May 17, but Activision tends to space out its reveals, with more info likely at E3 in June, and perhaps Gamescom in August.
Even though details on Black Ops 4 are rather thin, you can already pre-order Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. We've got pre-order links to buy Black Ops 4 from Amazon, just below. We'll update these links once the inevitable special and limited editions of CoD Black Ops 4 are revealed.
Black Ops 4 - No Campaign but Does Include a Battle Royale Mode
In what must be one of the biggest shocks of this generation, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 will not include a single-player campaign or multiplayer campaign.
While the lack of campaign is sad news for fans of the FPS who like to play the campaign each year, news of a Battle Roayle mode in Black Ops 4 (Blackout) is interesting. Treyarch isn't stating how many players will be able to play Blackout together, but it will be far more than has been able to play CoD multiplayer together before.
Blackout in Black Ops 4 is still to be properly revealed, but the map seems to be making use of some of the franchise's most iconic maps to build key areas for combat. Treyarch has also said that the mode will feature many of the characters and weapons see in Black Ops history, along with ground, see, and air vehicles. Whether or not we'll also see zombies in Blackout is unclear.
Black Ops 4 Zombies
With no campaign to play through, Zombies is going to have to carry a lot of the storytelling found in Black Ops 4. The game will launch with three unique Zombies maps: "IX" "Voyage of Despair" and "Blood of the Dead". These are each very different, with IX set in ancient Rome, Voyage of Despair on the sinking Titanic, and Blood of the Dead built as a successor to mode in Black Ops 2.
From the footage of the "IX" Zombies map, it seems melee combat will play a key part. What's obvious is that the developers are looking to go pretty wild with Zombies in Black Ops 4.
CoD Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Perks
Treyarch Studios Twitter account looks to have been teasing the reveal of brand new multiplayer Perks for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, if the tweet just below is anything to go by.
While we can't exactly decipher what each Perk means as of right now, you can be sure to read about all the new multiplayer Perks as soon as they're revealed, right here.
Black Ops 3 Pre-Release Hype
In one of the most bizarre pre-announcement teases of all time, Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was seemingly promoted on the hat of Houston Rockets' James Harden. The point guard's hat features a logo that resembles the Black Ops style, but with four "I" symbols.
The Beard has arrived, and he's ready for battle with the Thunder. pic.twitter.com/ky3E8TK9Hy— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 7, 2018
Black Ops 4 Story Details
The Black Ops series from developer Treyarch began back in 2010, with Call of Duty: Black Ops depicting the story of CIA operative Alex Mason, as he attempts to recall the location of a numbers station, which is due to transmit orders to sleeper agents, who would then unleash chemical weapons across the United States.
Two years later in 2012, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was released, and featured two parallel storylines: one set in the Cold War following returning protagonist Alex Mason, and another set in 2025, chronicling a second Cold War with Alex's son, David. Finally, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 released in 2015, and depicted a world ravished by a third Cold War in 2065, forty years after the events of Black Ops 2.
While Black Ops 4 doesn't include a campaign it does include narrative elements and is said to be said between Black Ops 2 and Black Ops 4. You'll see familiar characters, each being somewhat different to how they are in Black Ops 4.
Black Ops 4 Nintendo Switch Rumors - Are They Legit?
While rumors have pointed to Black Ops 4 releasing on Nintendo Switch, this has yet to be verified by any trustworthy source. It is perhaps telling that Activision announced CoD Black Ops 4 without mention of the Switch, and a short time later Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct that didn't include any mention of Black Ops 4. A port of Black Ops 4 for Switch is possible, but it's looking increasingly unlikely.
It should be noted that if Black Ops 4 was to come to the Nintendo Switch, it would mark the first time that the Black Ops series has been available on a Nintendo device since the original Black Ops back in 2010, which was released on the Nintendo DS. No other game in the Black Ops series was released on Nintendo platforms after this, with Black Ops 2 in 2012 and Black Ops 3 in 2015 both sticking to traditional console and PC launches. The last Call of Duty game to launch on a Nintendo platform was Call of Duty: Ghosts, coming to the Wii U in November 2013.
This might be everything that we know for certain about Black Ops 4 so far, but make sure to keep an eye on this guide, as we'll be updating it with any additional information that comes to light about the game between now and its eventual release.
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