Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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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.

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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.