The IGN live stream for the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 shows many significant changes are coming to the game. Though there’s still plenty to speculate on.

There is no single player campaign. Instead, it has a bigger and more narrative-driven multiplayer experience (including zombies) than ever before. This game looks set to make a big splash.

GadgetGuy is pleased to present a summary of the ProGamersReview.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 – the basics

  • Battle.net. COD Black Ops IV will be only the second non-Blizzard game to launch on Blizzard’s Battle.net platform. This likely means you can use Battle.net currency inside the game.
  • Release date. October 12
  • No single player campaign. This might be a small disappointment to some fans. The more expansive multiplayer modes including narratives in multiplayer gaming will make this a more immersive experience.
  • Battle Royale. That’s right, Activision is getting COD into the latest, most popular gaming mode. But with plenty of Call of Duty style.

Wait … Battle Royale in COD?

It’s hardly a surprise that Activision wants to break into the battle royale scene after the massive success of games like Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds. What is surprising is how they’re doing it.

The battle royale mode and map in Black Ops 4 is called Blackout, and will reportedly feature a huge variety of Call of Duty weapons, gadgets, and vehicles from the most recent games and the classic era, too.

It also takes place on a map that Activision claims is 1500 times larger than the classic Nuketown map.

Zombies!

While the Blackout mode is proving Call of Duty Black Ops IV is all about innovation, Activision is sticking to the roots that made the series famous in the first place, too.

The new zombie mode will debut with three maps for the first time in Call of Duty history, which is a great replacement for a single player campaign in most gamers’ opinion. There’s also more mod and customisation support than ever before, allowing you to tweak virtually all aspects of the zombies to your satisfaction.

Multiplayer Changes

There are plenty of improvements coming to the general multiplayer gameplay, too. Here are just a few of the changes we’ve noticed:

  • Healing isn’t automatic anymore and will have a dedicated button.
  • Weapons have a lot more to offer regarding variety and differentiation, including a unique attachment for each gun in the game.
  • Recoil will behave more realistically and predictably, too, meaning you can learn to control each weapon.
  • Fog of War, that great old standby from RTS games, has finally come to COD. The minimap will only reveal a small area around you now, putting more of an emphasis on strategy and realism than ever before.

What changes are you most excited about in the new Call of Duty Black Ops 4? Let us know in the comments!

For the full ProGamerReview and video trailers click here.

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