Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Finally Confirmed: First Details and Release Date

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Finally Confirmed: First Details and Release Date

Activision has finally confirmed the long-rumored Call of Duty Black Ops 4.

After being teased via a hat of all things, Activision finally confirmed that Treyarch is working on Call of Duty Black Ops 4 for a 2018 release. And yes, it's using the fairly silly "IIII" in its title.

No info on the story yet, Activision said they will be holding a special reveal event with Treyarch on May 17. We're hearing that it will be "boots on the ground" like Call of Duty WWII. Interestingly, you can now link your Call of Duty account with a Blizzard Battle.net account, suggesting the PC version will follow in the footsteps of Destiny 2.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has been rumored for some time now. Reports began to leak in early February that Treyarch was working on Black Ops 4, which tracked with the franchise's general studio rotation. Then James Harden wore a hat that teased its release.

Per usual, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can check out our guide to everything we know about Call of Duty Black Ops 4 for additional details.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief

Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

In other news

Halo 3 Gets New Armor in the Master Chief Collection, But Many Aren't Happy About It

The new additions look out of place to many, but 343 says a toggle option is being explored.

NPD: PS5 Sets New US Console Launch Records While Switch Holds Strong

A strong debut for Sony hasn't stopped Switches from flying off shelves.

The Last of Us Part 2 Takes Home Top Prize at The Game Awards: Here Are All the Winners

Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.

Perfect Dark Revival Unveiled at The Game Awards

Joanna's back in a new story conceived by The Initiative.

Need help?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Weapons Tier List

Here's our guide compiling the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 weapons list, including all weapon unlock levels, and more.

Borderlands 3 Shift Codes List (August 2020)

All the info you need on getting and redeeming SHiFT Codes in Borderlands 3, plus how to get Golden Keys to earn loot.

Destiny 2 Xenophage Quest - How to Get the New Xenophage Machine Gun

This is how to complete the Destiny 2 Xenophage quest, including all puzzles, and more.

Apex Legends Wattson - Abilities, Skins, How to Win With Wattson Apex Legends

This is our guide to Wattson in Apex Legends, featuring all her legendary skins, new abilities, tips, and more.