Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 comes out tomorrow, the 12th of October. With just a single day left in the calendar, the fans are stoked about tomorrow’s launch of the next CoD entry. This one will have no single player campaign and is fully focused on multiplayer. Blacks Ops 4 will also be the first CoD game with a battle royale mode called Blackout.
The latest trailer released for CoD shows off the intense action of Blackout. This mode is apparently the focus of the game and you can definitely see Treyarch put in a lot of their effort. The trailers show a hectic, chaotic war zone with adrenaline-fueled action that just slaps you across the face. Twice. Just watch the trailer and you’ll understand.
CoD’s Blackout mode has gone under many revisions since the beta test back a few months ago. Player counts have increased, FPS has been capped, and much other quality of life improvements like item pickup toggling have been implemented. The focus is on fast-paced combat as 80 players fight to be the last one standing across land, sea, and air. Weapons, throwables, vehicles, and even the radio control car are all shown in the trailer. We also see a flash of grappling hooks and wire traps.
The trailer shows that players will be fighting on the biggest map ever created, complete with character unlocks, perks, and even zombies. Blackout is like everything a player could want packed into a single game, thrown into a blender with steroids, and then lit on fire.
Is the real game actually like this? Probably not. These are all just scenes taken from game footage. There will be slow segments of course, where the game feels like a walking simulator on a such a huge map. Then again, Treyarch has been working hard on this, so who knows how the actual gameplay will be like. But if the actual Blackout mode can meet half of what’s seen in the trailer, we’ll have a very intense battle royale game on our hands. We’ll find out soon.
CoD: BO4 rolls out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC tomorrow.