The Three Pillars Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4


No Single Player Campaign

Activision and developer Treyarch held a Community Reveal event for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and covered the three main modes: Multiplayer, Zombies, and Call of Duty's take on the Battle Royale mode called Blackout. This will be the first time the Call of Duty will not have a single player campaign. 

The gameplay looks similar to the previous Call of Duty titles but the notable change with multiplayer this time around is the new health regeneration system. You'll have to manually heal your character by pressing a button. Another change that Treyarch mentioned is that there will be no wallclimbing or thrust jumps in Black Ops 4. Specialists also makes a return and there will be 8 available on launch that specializes in specific roles. Folks at the event were mentioning that this will be heavily team-based, suggesting that games like Overwatch were the inspiration.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will have the most Zombies content at launch. Three maps will be available and it features a crazy story that involves time traveling - fighting zombies in Ancient Rome to exploring the Titanic. Treyarch mentioned that there will be a variety of customization to tweak the three campaigns. They are calling it Mutations and players can alter zombie health, weapon damage, and more.

Battle Royale Confirmed

The third and final game mode will be Blackout, and it's pretty much Call of Duty's take on the Battle Royale game mode. Based on the popularity of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds right now, there's no need explaining how it works. In the trailer above, Treyarch mentioned that this is the biggest map ever created by the studio. Vehicles are confirmed and that's pretty much it so far. Among the three game modes, Blackout has the least details. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be out on October 12 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For PC players, Black Ops 4 will be available exclusively on, similar to Destiny 2.