Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is looking to be one of the big multiplayer releases of 2018. A recent leak has revealed a screenshot that shows off some interesting details on the planned Blackout mode.
Sixty Soldiers in a War
Battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are still very popular, so it’s not too surprising to see Activison take a shot at the genre. A recent article from GameByte has revealed a screenshot from the game’s battle royale mode:
The dot in the middle-right of the picture reads ‘2-60 Network Players.’ This suggests that the maximum amount of players in a match will be sixty. That’s a relatively small number for a battle roayle mode. For comparison, the big battle royale games, Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, both have a 100 player limit per match. The map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode will be 1,500 times larger than the Nuketown map.
What we know for certain
Out of the three modes commonly associated with the Black Ops franchise, the single player campaign will not make an appearance. Instead, they will focus on multiplayer, the new battle royale mode, and zombies. Anonymous sources say that Treyarch, the game’s developer, wants to focus more on the multiplayer aspect of the game and its popular zombie mode. It’s an understandable decision, but some players will certainly miss the single-player campaigns and the stories they tell. However, those campaigns have fallen under more scrutiny for the violence it depicts compared to the multiplayer modes. I’m sure plenty of people still remember the infamous ‘No Russian’ mission from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In that mission, players gunned down civilians at a Russian airport in a false flag operation.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released October 12 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.