Treyarch presented a new Heist mode in his second beta test for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer. I've played it on PlayStation 4 a number of times, and here's my inquiry report.
Beta Test Black Ops 4 continues until kl. 10.00 on Friday 13th of August. With Heist mode, five human players compete against five human rivals. You need to find a bag of money and then take it to the extraction site. It reminds of similar modes in Counter-Strike and Battlefield Hardline, and it almost always ends with a kind of dramatic battle.
Each match has as many as seven rounds, but the team that wins four wins wins the match. You start with a gun. The more rounds you win and the more money your team collects, the more you can buy upgrades in a store. Usually I was able to upgrade to a light machine gun in a few rounds. You also need to pick up a health pack and ammunition on the map.
The bag of money is a magnet for battle. It pays to get up first and spread as you wait for the inevitable enemy's rush. You get exposed when you take money, so you have to make sure your comrades cover you. When you get money, you have to run around and avoid being shot.
Meanwhile, a recovery point appears on the map. If you have the bag, you must make it to the extraction site and survive the timer. If you do, your team will win the match. You can also win the round by killing all enemies that you can not respite.
One of the interesting features is that you can revive your teammates who are shot. When you get shot once, you have to crawl around until someone revives you. But if you're shot once more while crawling, you're out for good and you have to provide the rest of the match.
One of my colleagues was kindly reviving me, but then he was shot. So it's best to crawl to cover where it's safer to be revived. Picking up your health on the battlefield, instead of just having it back on a timer, forces you to think about your health more since you can not take the health effect for granted.
Of course, the goal is to get the second team to die or creep. It's a fun mode and it feels good to earn favorite weapons and buy them in the store. It reminds you that shooting it out with guns in the first place is a real test of skills and cooperation.
Heist may be a copy of other games, but it's nice that Treyarch put their own twists to the gameplay that makes it more exciting. Check out what Heist looks like in the videos I've posted in this post.
I enjoy Heist mode, but I prefer other famous modes like Team Deathmatch and Domination. But it's nice to see Treyarch doing a lot of experimentation. The big mode we are all waiting to try is the fight royal mode on a big map called Blackout.