Activision have pulled back the curtain on the next instalment in the Call of Duty franchise. Black Ops IIII is the latest in the first-person shooter series heading to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It’s Treyarch’s time to shine after a well received outing last year from Sledgehammer Games. Black Ops 4 will release later this year on October 12th.

This release will feature four main components, Multiplayer, Zombies, Blackout (Battle Royale) and the Campaign, the last of which is to be far from the traditional single-player experience we have seen previously.

The campaign will be a series of solo missions that put players in the role of new and returning Specialist characters set between Black Ops 2 and Black Ops 3. Get a look at each Specialist’s backstory and the opportunity to learn new tactics.

Zombies much like before will be able to be played solo or the preferred method of co-op. There will be an impressive three maps at launch that come with varying difficulty levels, tutorials and a custom mode with over 100 options. If that wasn’t enough there will be online challenges called Callings and so much more.

Multiplayer is the Call of Duty bread and butter and this time, the multiplayer suite comes packed with features. The boots are firmly on the ground, with no wall-running and no thrust jumping, I can almost hear the sigh of relief from everyone, everywhere. Weapons will have their own unique attachments and operator mods allow for more customisation of each weapon. Health regeneration is a manual action, to be used much like reloading, with no automatic health regeneration.

Blackout is Call Of Duty venturing into the battle royale genre. It is a brand new mode and will feature a map 1,500 times the size of an average Call of Duty map. There will be weapons, tools and characters from the multiplayer and zombies alike available for play.

Published by Rhys Baldwin.

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