Today we learned about a massive focus on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer segment including revamped specialists with 5 vs 5 games, a new Battle Royale mode called Blackout and an epic Black Ops 4 zombies experience that comes with three stories on day one.
Described as more than 1,500-times bigger than Nuke Town, the map will bring together tons of weapons and characters from past Black Ops games for what will probably be a very chaotic experience.
In a bold break from the norm, this zombies mode will also see players ditch the guns in favour of older weapons with one map showing the players facing off against the zombie horde in a Roman-style coliseum.More news: Why Ryan Reynolds is the ideal man to play Deadpool
First, Black Ops 4 will not include a single player campaign.
Black Ops 4 launches on October 12, 2018 on PC.
With the rise of the battle royale genre in games like Fortnite and PUBG, Treyarch and Activision saw a major opportunity with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. While at E3, we will give you more information on this game, along with our hands-on impressions. Something that was not expected however, was the news that the latest addition will not be making its way to PC's via Steam, but rather that it will become a Battle.net Exclusive.More news: Nanoco's (NANO) "Purchase" Rating Restated at Peel Hunt
The zombie mode will also introduce new features like customization and mutations which will allow players to change the balance of each zombie filled level.
Overall, it looks like it has plenty of the same near-future gadgetry as "Black Ops III", just without any of the wall-running antics.
Knee-slides and sprinting are your primary means of getting about the compact maps, establishing a sweet spot between WW2's methodical pace and Black Ops 3's suite of movement options. Trying to tell stories that make sense within the Call of Duty universe seems to have become increasingly hard for developers, which is exactly why modes like Zombies exist.
Treyarch is hoping to get newer players on board with its zombies mode this year, and the new "zombie rush" mode is created to offer a simpler experience that anyone can enjoy. Instead, the game will fold narrative elements into each of its competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes, according to Kotaku.More news: Walmart Reports Better-Than-Expected Q1, Boosted by Online Sales
If you want to play Black Ops 4 digitally on PC you'll have to buy it right from Activision. This was all introduced via some slightly boring pre-rendered cut scenes but there will be three unique maps: IX, Voyage of Despair, and Blood of the Dead.