Yesterday, Activision and Treyarch revealed the next installment in the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and things are a bit different this time. It was rumored the title wouldn't have any campaign and would be multiplayer only, which was confirmed by the announcement yesterday and further explained by the developer in an interview with Polygon. The good news is that the game will launch with a Zombies mode and it sounds like it may be a little bit "richer" in its offerings than in year's past.
With E3 right around the corner, we'll undoubtedly get more details soon, but for now, here's what we know:
- The exact number of players supported (and in what configuration) aren't mentioned, but it seems likely it will be four player online co-op, similar to Zombie modes in the past couple years
- The game will launch with three different Zombie "adventures" (i.e., three maps to play instead of just the one and additional maps getting added as DLC). The maps are:
- Voyage of Despair - set aboard the RMS Titanic, an iconic and monumental setting where our four protagonists discover the truth that befell the doomed passengers on that fateful night
- IX - set in ancient Rome, the four protagonists find themselves in a coliseum where ritual sacrifices may be required
- Blood of the Dead - expanding on the fan-favorite Mob of the Dead, this map features the Origins characters from the previous Zombies storyline visiting the purgatory dimension of Alcatraz
- Zombies will also feature a "Custom Game" mode where players can set their own mutations to affect things like zombie speed, health, and more
So, if you've been a fan of the Call of Duty "Zombies" mode, then it sounds like Black Ops 4 will get you the most bang for your buck.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.