Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now and it continues the franchise's story with explosive multiplayer, first-person shooter game. Old mechanics and features return, such as the fans' favorite zombie mode, but the game implements several changes in the Black Ops formula. We have collected everything we know about Black Ops 4 below.
Black Ops has quite a long history. The first Black Ops, released in 2010, takes place during the Cold War of the 1960s, and exchanges between CIA operators Alex Mason and Frank Woods. 2012's Black Ops 2 moved the story to 2025 and follows Alex's son, David Mason. 2015 Black Ops 3 continues the journey of the previous game into the future and focuses on operators in 2065.
The first Black Ops presented the first playable protagonists in a Call of Duty game to talk during games, and not just the cutscenes. Its sequel introduced the Grief and Turned variations to Call of Dutys Zombies mode. The third game was the first Call of Duty title, where Activision and Sony's partnership created limited-time exclusive DLC content for PlayStation consoles.
What is Black Ops 4?
Black Ops 4 is the seventh Call of Duty game developed by Treyarch, one of the many video game companies under the Activision umbrella. The game is the first Call of Duty title to lack a traditional single player campaign, instead of individual missions, each focusing on the background of one of Black Ops 4's multiplayer specialists. The feature resembles the Opera Six Siege Operations, but is more historically driven and merged into an overall plot. The quests take place between 2025 and 2065, making Black Ops 4 a follow-up story for Black Ops 2 and a prequel for Black Ops 3.
Release Date / Day One Update / Preloading
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 released on October 1
2 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game has a pretty big Day One update, so be sure your system has enough space on the hard drive. The game comes with special Delux, Digital Delux, Pro and Mystery Box editions, all of which are detailed in our purchase guide.
After spending time after the launch, we have released our full Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review. In the GameSpot review editor Kallie Plagge, you can look at each of the three main modes, write, "Black Ops 4 is not short of content, and the three main modes are large. Multiplayer introduces more tactical mechanics without forcing you into them, and it achieves a good balance. Zombies have more deep, secret maps to explore, although the returned characters do not stop and turn out distracting. Finally, Blackout Call of Duty pushes in a completely new direction and uses deal with aspects of both multiplayer and zombies to take on the royal genre on its own. It's not a traditional singleplayer campaign, but with the depth and breadth of what's there, Black Ops 4 does not need it. "
Black Ops 4 contains many features and mechanics that may be known for an experience Call of Duty player, but foreign to franchise newcomers. If you need help, go to one of Black Op's 4 guides, which will give you all the help you need to get started with multiplayer, zombies and blackout.
Multiplayer, Maps and Specialists
For the First Time in a Call of Duty game, Black Ops 4 digests health regeneration. Firearms use both hitscan and projectile damage, instead of just the first in the game's new ballistics system. Predictive recoil patterns and return of arms. Together, it provides a more tactical experience that promotes teammates who work together rather than play as a lonely wolf. Several classic Call of Duty modes – including Zombies – come back in Black Ops 4, but the game also includes the first match of the series Blackout.