During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 community event we learned that the game won’t feature a traditional single-player campaign. However, players will be able to engage with some other modes that have traditionally been limited to multiplayer as solo players, as well as embrace a story that takes place between Black Ops 2 and 3 via single-player missions that focus on multiplayer specialist training.
Black Ops 4 features "boots on the ground" combat for those familiar with the franchise. There won't be any boosting around or wall running in this Call of Duty. Instead, weapons get some additional time in the spotlight, each weapon will have unique attachments, including an operator mod. Operator mods add differentiation to each weapon. The game features Predictive recoil, meaning you can learn exactly how a gun is going to respond and master a weapon's kick. Healing is NOT automatic unlike how it is in most other Call of Duty titles, and must be manually initiated, leaving you vulnerable to attack as your heal ticks up. Some specialists, like the medic, can assist with healing on the fly. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is releasing on PC via Blizzard’s Battle.net platform, the first for the series and the only game other than Destiny to currently share the presents of Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and more. This has exciting prospects for social support and systems, and uncapped framerate.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches with 3 different zombie modes. This is a brand new zombie storyline with new characters that draws upon both real and mythological history. Zombie modes feature a 4-player cast as is the standard, but now there are a slew of customization options and a difficulty selection option. You’ll be able to play with bots and make your way through the horde if you don’t have anyone else to play with. If the default difficulty of zombie modes turned you off in the past, you can now select a range of difficulty options to make the undead less of a threat. Zombie players can now use sharable codes that let them handle the same challenge and compete for the best scores. In addition, constant updates are scheduled to roll out to zombie mode over time, including seasonal events known as callings. In one map, we see our protagonists battling in a gladiatorial arena with melee weapons against a swarm of zombies. The protagonists use maces, swords, and more as a giant boss zombie bursts into the fray. Treyarch didn’t comment on any details on this mode but it looks like this map may only feature melee weapons only. Next is the map Voyage of Despair, which takes place on the Titanic. Things go a slightly different than the historical iceberg tragedy as a heist turns into an insane barrage of the undead on the ship as the crew are turning into abominations. The last zombie mode is called Blood of the Dead, which features the original crew from the past few Treyarch zombies mode. We see them in Alcatraz (Mob of the Dead from Black Ops 2) in an ominous hallway after a candle goes out. Not much else is known expect that this will be a remake of Mob of the Dead.
Last but not least Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode (current player support is unknown) is Blackout. This mode features a map 1,500 times larger than your typical Call of Duty multiplayer map alongside characters from the entire Black Ops franchise. Even more interesting is that this mode includes ground, sea and air vehicles.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may not have a traditional single-player campaign, but they certainly seem to be making up for it with all the content they have shown. We’ll see what happens on October 12.