Confirmed: Black Ops 4 gets Battle Royale mode
Will hardcore gamers abandon popular battle-royale games like Battlegrounds and Fortnite to play COD, simply because it’s COD? A multiplayer reveal trailer has been released to accompany the announcement and can be seen below…. Get a first look at Black Ops 4 multiplayer, below. As part of the tactical emphasis, the company reintroduced characters like FireBreak to deal with aerial threats and two new specialists, a reconnaissance expert and a defensive player who can create tactical positions for teams. There was a particular focus on shields, which can be used both for defense and offense.
At the reveal event, Treyarch showed off three separate Zombies experiences, including one aboard the Titanic and one taking place in a medieval Roman coliseum. This gives each weapon more of a personality and a feel all its own.
Players are strong on their own, but unstoppable as a team, especially when they combine Specialists in strategic ways to work together. Why ditch a campaign for a battle royale mode in Black Ops 4? Wolfenstein II didn’t even have a multiplayer mode yet it was still a huge success. You will be able to play solo across the board, but the game is primarily a multiplayer combat and co-op experience.
One feature that we didn’t mention with our hands-on with Black Ops 4 was the fact that auto-heal is pretty much a no-go. Their names are Bruno, Diego, Shaw, and Scarlet. Due to the source material, the series has never strayed too far from the grey and gloom of the original Call of Duty games. The mutations will have effects mechanics like zombie speed, health and weapon damage and more.
Last October, EA’s Patrick Söderlund identified the industry-wide move away from these “story-based, linear adventure games” as “fundamental shifts in the marketplace”. There will be a narrative, we were told, but not a story as such.
As for the Battle.net exclusive PC version, Treyarch announced that dedicated servers will be making a return, alongside support for ultrawide monitors, 4K HDR support, and uncapped frame rates. The developers say everything from the UI to the recoil systems have been tuned with mouse and keyboard control in mind. Treyarch can use Battle.net’s existing infrastructure and expertise instead of dealing with the networking in-house.
Finally, a brand new mode is coming to the Call of Duty franchise. Battle Royale is just a fad and it’s a shame to see Call of Duty merely trying to cash in on it. Players will also find and drive land, sea and air vehicles.
Players can also enlist artificial intelligence bots to fight alongside them if humans aren’t available, or if you just want to practice.