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Activision Formally Launches Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Activision Formally Launches Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Multiplayer has always been the biggest focus of the Call of Duty series and that doesn't seem to be changing in the slightest.

"When you're playing the campaign, you're sitting down to have that sort of epic and cinematic experience, right?"

The reveal event of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has ended and it contained many information about the upcoming Activision title. "This is a game that's built to last for years to come", said Treyarch chairman Mark Lamia.

First and foremost, I should inform you guys that the game will now feature a classic campaign/story mode. Treyarch confirmed that there will be "no traditional campaign" in this game, although there will be some solo missions available through the game's multiplayer. If you've got about 40 minutes to spare, you can check out the full reveal, below. Although there is no traditional single player campaign, there's still a lot to experience.

Black Ops 4 will feature class-based character customisation and is set between the events of Black Ops 2 and Black Ops 3, so will likely feature many near-future weapon systems.

Overwatch League Commissioner updated Overwatch League fans and teams on which patch that Stage 4 will be played on, as the topic has become a major discussion point in the community.

Revealed on the livestream earlier today, the latest Call of Duty will not be joining its cohort on Steam, rather sticking to Battle.net for now. Black Ops 4 isn't the first Activision-published game to make its way to Battlenet, with that title going to Destiny 2, but it's still somewhat of a big deal as it proves Activision will most likely release it's future PC games on the application.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will contain a brand new game mode - ominously titled "Blackout" - and it may, it may just have a little something to do with the increasingly popularity of the free-to-play multiplayer phenomenon Fortnite, which has even taken over the lives of England internationals Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

There will be land, sea, and air vehicles though, which is usually a no-no for Call Of Duty multiplayer. The mode, titled "Blackout", will take place on a map that Treyarch describes as the biggest one the developers have ever made. "The same goes for our PC community".

The studio said it's co-developing the PC version of "Black Ops 4" with Beenox and optimizing it for Activision Blizzard's Battle.net service. We also learned that the PC version will be created to better meet the needs of PC gamers and will be exclusively available on Blizzard Battle.net. "They couldn't, for example, make Blackout. because that's just quintessentially Black Ops, you know?" The new Blackout mode will include the requisite massive map, and characters, weapons, and references from the entire Black Ops series.

It has the largest ever PC development team CoD has ever seen working on it, and will feature an uncapped framerate, 4K resolution and HDR, support for ultra-wide monitors, and the ability for players to extensively customise the performance and visual quality for their specific hardware. These settings constitute the three launch-day zombie modes: IX, Voyage of Despair, and Blood of the Dead (respectively). Zombies will also bring back difficulty levels so that even the worst Call of Duty player, such as myself, can get in on the action.

Finally, difficulty settings make a return should the challenge prove too hard (or too easy!).

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