Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
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Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode is a Mistake

Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode is a Mistake

The Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has had its reveal yesterday and Treyarch among many other things also showcased the new Black Ops 4 Zombies Maps that will be featured in the game.

Battle royale games have revolutionised the first-person shooter genre over the last few years, and feature a large amount of players - normally 100 - entering into combat that is won when just one victor, or winning team, is left alive. While this could be referring to the feature returning to Black Ops 4 at some future point, Miller's follow up answers seem to point to it not exiting Call of Duty as a whole.

"When it came to working on Overwatch, we consulted with Treyarch on a number of features.[now] we're going to be able to talk to players across Black Ops 4, into Overwatch, which should be pretty unbelievable".

The latest version of Call of Duty's Zombie mode is keeping some things traditional, while other things are taking a wild spin.

Player Movement and Gameplay Pace - The pace of Black Ops IIII has evolved, without slowing down the speed of the player.

Instead, Call of Duty's 200 million plus players on October 12th will be treated to a multiplayer experience that Treyarch promises that will raise the bar. There will be both solo and team play, and naturally vehicles (land, sea, and air). The game is already available for pre-order: apply for it will get access to the closed beta test of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.


Another reason why the battle royale mode on Black Ops 4 is a mistake is because battle royale games themselves are a fad. Making those engagements feel as Black Ops and Call of Duty as possible. Even the cast from the Zombies mode will be along for the ride with their own weapons and gear.

As it will be 10 years since the original Call of Duty Zombies mode made its debut, Black Ops 4 will provide an epic Zombies experience with three Zombies experiences at launch including IX, Voyage of Despair and Blood of the Dead.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 features gritty, grounded, combat, along with new levels of customization and tactical gameplay, and a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes for the ultimate Black Ops multiplayer experience.

"Black Ops 4 is by far the most ambitious title our team has ever created", said Dan Bunting, the Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. According to Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan, the marriage of Black Ops 4 and Battle.net should make for an incredible combination. Yet, now we know that they exist and, more or less, how they'll function-to a certain point. Given publishers have to pay Valve a cut for every game sold on Steam, major games-makers are pushing towards their own storefronts a la Ubisoft with uPlay or EA with Origin (and of course Activision-Blizzard with Battle.net).

Battle royale has been popularised in recent months by the likes of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, and makes its Call of Duty debut in the shape of Blackout. You can chat with her about video games and anime on Twitter. Weapon recoil and knockback for Black Ops 4 on PC was also designed for those playing with keyboard and mouse controls.

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