Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

call-of-duty-black-ops-4-boxCall of Duty Partners with Blizzard Entertainment to Bring Black Ops 4 to Battle.net - Behind the Scenes Trailer Released

It’s time to soldier up because Black Ops is back! The series which has become the most played in Call of Duty history as well as a cultural phenomenon around the globe returns October 12th with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, a gritty, grounded, all-out combat experience. Black Ops 4 raises the bar for Multiplayer mode that increases tactical gameplay and player choice, along with the biggest Zombies offering ever with three full experiences at launch, and Blackout, where the Black Ops universe comes to life in a massive battle royale experience featuring iconic characters and locations from all four Black Ops games in a one-of-a-kind offering that is uniquely Black Ops. Published by Activision and developed by award-winning studio Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 transforms the established universe played by hundreds of millions of fans with the largest gameplay experience ever created in the series.

Black Ops 4 gives our community more ways to have fun with their friends than anything Treyarch has ever created and introduces meaningful innovations to every element of the game, including next level tactical team-based multiplayer, the biggest zombies offering yet and Blackout, where the largest map in Call of Duty history brings together the rich universe of Black Ops,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty. “More than 200 million players have called Black Ops home, and they’ve played for more than 15 billion hours. This is an incredible community that has inspired the development team to take their innovative gameplay design to new heights.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th. Fans can pre-order now and get access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta. Black Ops 4 for the PC delivers a fully-optimized experience, which for the first time in Call of Duty’s history will be available exclusively on Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service.

View the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 “Behind the Scenes” Trailer HERE.

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. The game features the return of the iconic Pick 10 system, along with a series of innovations in weapon controls, combat flow, health regeneration, and player movement. Black Ops 4 goes deeper than ever before into the fiction of multiplayer, where players will explore the world of Specialists – who they are, why they exist, and what battles they fight together – while mastering their gameplay through solo and multiplayer combat experiences. Black Ops 4 features a combination of new and returning Specialists, each with their own unique weapons, equipment and playstyles. Players will be powerful alone, but devastating as a team working together.

For more intel about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, be sure to visit CallofDuty.com/blackops4.

call-of-duty-black-ops-4-boxBy Steven @ GamingIntel

Activision including Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode in the next Call of Duty title seems a strong likelihood to us. Back in March we reported it would not be a surprise to see Battle Royale introduced, this was for many reasons.

WHY BLACK OPS 4 BATTLE ROYALE MAKES SENSE

  • The success of Fortnite and PUBG
  • Huge revenue generated in Fortnite from Microtransactions
  • Battle Royale concept is still fresh and in-demand
  • Call of Duty is stagnating as a franchise

A recent report from Polygon states “Black Ops 4 won’t have traditional single-player campaign, will instead focus on Multiplayer and Zombies”. On top of this Charlie INTEL recently tweeted a report stating “a tipster also informed CI that Raven Software has reportedly been tasked with adding a Battle Royale mode to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to fill the content gap of no campaign”.

This sounds to be the making of an extremely shrewd business decision by Activision on multiple levels. I’m sure a previous Activision meeting went along the lines of “Why include a campaign which takes up a considerable portion of the budget and development time, when you can include a new hyped game mode which has the potential to generate huge amounts through micro-transactions”. This ties in with our earlier article where a report suggested “Activision is keenly aware of how other publishers have benefited from releasing titles in the popular Battle Royale genre”.

With no single player campaign, this also allows Activision to use the established and popular ‘Black Ops’ brand without having to tie it into the storyline. The setting and mechanics do not have to corroborate with the timeline of Black Ops 3, which is important given the general dislike of boost jumps and Exo Suits. Of course we expect Easter Eggs and references back to the previous series but this is much less of an undertaking than fitting in a whole new storyline.

Read on…

call-of-duty-black-ops-4-boxTop-Selling Series in Call of Duty History Makes its Return 12th October

Black Ops is back! In what represents a game-changing experience, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will revolutionise the top-selling series in Call of Duty history when it launches worldwide on Friday, 12th October for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Call of Duty fans can tune in Thursday, 17th May, when publisher Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, and award-winning developer Treyarch host the community reveal to a worldwide audience.

View the official Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 teaser trailer HERE.

call-of-duty-2018-black-ops-4Source: Gaming Intel

Call of Duty: WWII generated approximately $500 million in a $104.8 billion Gaming Industry during 2017. It’s a huge industry and Battle Royale games such as H1Z1, PUBG and Fortnite are becoming increasingly popular. With this in mind, Treyarch, the developers of Call of Duty 2018 will be looking to innovate new ideas. Could we see a Battle Royale Mode in Call of Duty for the first time ever?

The immense competition between Battle Royale Games such as H1Z1, PUBG and Fortnite has been the major topic of recent times. Fortnite managed to achieve another incredible milestone last week, the game hit 3.4 million concurrent players. If we compare that to PUBG, they’ve hit just over 3 million concurrent players on PC also. Between both Fortnite and PUBG, $1 billion was made last year so it’s fair to say that it’s in every developer’s best interests to tap into the Battle Royale community.

Battle Royale Games won’t be going away in 2018, in fact even more competitors will be going head to head against both Fortnite and PUBG. There’s no doubt Call of Duty will be looking into this and how this could affect their future earnings.

According to Activision, ‘the next three year slate for Call of Duty will be the best in the entire franchise’s history.’ This is very interesting considering Battle Royale is only quite recent. Their statement could be hinting that the next three years for Call of Duty will feature a Battle Royale Mode.

Here are several reasons why Battle Royale in Call of Duty 2018 is a strong possibility:

  • Call of Duty won’t have to abandon Multiplayer and the Campaign – Fortnite originally started off as a PVE and later on added a Battle Royale mode.
  • Call of Duty will be hoping to innovate new ideas and try out potential working formulas for the future.
  • Battle Royale has made an appearance in Call of Duty Online China.

Also, for Battle Royale to happen, changes also need to happen:

  • New and bigger maps
  • Balanced Weapons – No overpowered assault rifles or shotguns we’ve seen in the past, Treyarch will have to be very aware and up to date on nerfing and buffing weapons.

With Battle Royale taking over the gaming market in 2017, there’s no doubt Treyarch and Activision will be wanting to join in on the action.

call-of-duty-2018-black-ops-4Source: Gaming Intel

There is a recent rumour that Call of Duty 2018 will be named Black Ops 4. The upcoming installment in the COD Series will be developed by Treyarch. The report seems to have surfaced via twitter user @Marcus_Sellars, where he states “COD 2018 is Black Ops 4 and is coming to PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch.”

The full tweet is as follows;

COD 2018 is Black Ops 4 and is coming to PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch. It is set in the modern times and is boots on the ground. The Switch version will support DLC, HD Rumble and motion controls. The Switch version is also being ported by a company which is familar with COD games.

Usually we take rumours with a pinch of salt, however Marcus has been correct on several of his leaks in the past. He’s previously correctly announced that Dark Souls and Labo were coming to the Nintendo Switch.

It appears that one company which are familiar with both previous Nintendo systems and Call of Duty titles, is Beenox. They have had involvement in Treyarch’s latest title, Black Ops 3 and Modern Warfare Remastered. Not long ago they posted a tweet hinting at an upcoming Switch port.