Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be releasing a new, cheaper version that gives players access to just Multiplayer and Blackout modes with the ability to add Zombies separately.
This new version will retail for just $29.99 (for now) and is called the Black Ops 4 Battle Edition, exclusively for PC. Activision and Treyarch announced the news earlier today that this mode contains 2 out of 3 game modes rather than having all the modes in one package.
Many players don’t really care for Zombies, so this makes financial sense. They can always buy the whole game later on as an add-on.
For players who are on the fence about BO4, this makes the game even more appealing to give it a try. The Blackout mode is their signature battle royale mode and CoD’s first attempt at the genre. And the Multiplayer mode is the standard online FPS you’d expect from the series. The game has received mostly positive praise for its battle royale mode, constant content updates, split screen local multiplayer, and over is just fun to play.
Activision’s Rob Schonfeld said the following in regards to why they made this move:
“Since launch, the response on Black Ops 4 from the PC community has been fantastic, and the game has continued to drive strong engagement with players. The Black Ops 4 Battle Edition is a great way to bring even more new players into the game and allow them to jump into the incredibly fun Multiplayer and Blackout modes which fans have loved so much since day one.”
The Battle Edition of BO4 is currently available for purchase on Battle.net for PC. Starting on January 6, the package will jump in price to $39.99, which is on par with the standard game that includes all 3 game modes right now if you find it on sale. So if you really want to get a deal, you need to act fast, or else buying the standard game would make more sense.