Black Ops 4 Features Insane New Zombies Mode

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is due to be released on October 14 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It is official that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a campaign this year and boy are some fans mad. With immersive new adventures, a brand-new cast of characters and a nefarious new enemy, Black Ops 4 Zombies will feature the deep gameplay and easter eggs that the rabid community of fans devours. While such story-driven, single-player adventures are far from dead, the industry's biggest publishers seem to see more earning potential in focusing heavily on the never-ending, keep-them-coming-back multiplayer competition found in multiplayer-centric hits from Hearthstone and Rocket League to Dota 2 and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege. The old wallruns and thrust jumps are gone, returning the series to its ground-based infantry roots. Being able to heal oneself during the middle of a fight is one way for players to remain in the game.

Black Ops 4's zombies mode is a major part of the overall title, offering up three maps at launch. In it, as shown in the trailer above, teams battle against zombies created by an ancient artifact the team attempted to steal from the ship. Our four heroes from "Voyage of Despair" track down the now destroyed artifacts roots to a group of masked cultists. "As with the rest of the Black Ops IIII we've gone back to the drawing board on Zombies", says Jason Blundell. Players can also make the zombie experience their own via the mutation system.

The final experience is "Blood of the Dead". The presentation was packed with high-octane trailers and lots of details. What we do know is that the full game will be arriving on October 12th, 2018.

"Call Of Duty" eschews single-player campaign for even more multiplayer. With ditching a campaign mode Activision is alienating a fair amount of their consumers who either don't want battle royale or want a single-player campaign. Called Blackout, the description points to the overall map size being 1,500 times bigger than the iconic Nuketown map from the Black Ops series.

That will include land, air, and sea vehicles. Whether you are excited for it or not, it will be interesting to see how Call of Duty's first attempt at a battle royale mode works. The PC version will also support 4K resolutions and HDR, ultrawide monitors, and uncapped framerates-and yes, there will be dedicated server support.

There you have it - all the big news from the Black Ops 4 reveal. Battle.net integration means players can interact with existing friends on the platform, and will provide Activision a boon of wholly-recouped sales as well as stronger social engagement via the platform. Activision also stated that the game has been tested on a wide variety of hardware, meaning gamers shouldn't face any weird glitches or incompatibility due to the hardware in their build.

But that's not the only way to play in Black Ops 4's Zombies. EA has taken similar actions with Origin.

Vanessa Coleman

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