Treyarch has promised a full integration of the existing Battle.net social features, including the friends list and the cross game communication already enjoyed by fans of the other big non-Blizzard game on the platform, Destiny 2. This year's Call of Duty will have a bigger focus on zombies, in addition to a new Battle Royale mode called "Blackout". Today we are going to cover everything there is to know about the new game and what type of cool and innovative features fans should get ready for.
Zombie experiences are popular with players and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 will launch with three difference undead experiences. This massive battle royale will include iconic characters and locations from all four Black Ops games and will the feature the biggest map ever built in Call of Duty history. We asked Yale Miller, Senior Producer at Treyarch about the mode and he told us that things are still being tested in terms of player count, but he did confirm that the game mode will arrive alongside Black Ops 4 on October 12th.
"Black Ops 4 doesn't have a traditional campaign, we're weaving narrative into each of the modes", said Mark Lamia, Treyarch chairman, during the staged announcement yesterday evening. Battling solo or in teams, players will engage in diverse combat complete with ground, air and sea vehicles across a gamespace unlike anything ever in Call of Duty. While the cinematic single-player campaigns have offered players some unforgettable missions and experiences in previous games, we don't think the series will suffer for losing them. Now, Call of Duty will be following that same path, with Black Ops 4 set to release on Battle.net instead of Steam. There are also new specialists that will be joining the roster like Crash, a medic who can heal allies and Torque, who has the ability to use razor wires and create improvised cover for the team.
Health generation has changed and could prove to be more challenging. With Black Ops 4, we've designed an experience for all play styles and skill levels from casual to competitive.
That's right, no more Call of Duty on Steam. As we did that, some things make it, some things don't.