Activision and Treyarch revealed the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at a community event today. Read on for details about the latest entry into the world of Black Ops.
Black Ops is back! The series, which has become the most played in Call of Duty history, as well as a cultural phenomenon around the globe, returns on October 12 with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, a gritty, grounded, all-out combat experience tailored for the Black Ops community. Developed by Treyarch, Black Ops 4 raises the bar for Multiplayer gameplay with a combat experience that is more tactical and team-driven, while offering more player choice. Black Ops 4 also represents the biggest Call of Duty Zombies offering ever with three full experiences available on disc at launch.
Black Ops 4 also features Blackout, where the Black Ops universe comes to life in a massive battle royale experience featuring iconic characters, locations, and weapons from all four Black Ops games in a one-of-kind experience that is uniquely Black Ops. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 builds on the established universe played by hundreds of millions of fans with the largest gameplay experience ever created in the series.
“Black Ops 4 gives our community more ways to have fun with their friends than anything Treyarch has ever created and introduces meaningful innovations to every element of the game, including tactical team-based multiplayer, a brand-new Zombies universe and Blackout, where the largest map in Call of Duty history brings together the rich universe of Black Ops,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty. “More than 200 million players have called Black Ops home, and they’ve played for more than 15 billion hours. This is an incredible community that has inspired the development team to take their innovative gameplay design to new heights.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 features gritty, grounded, combat, along with new levels of customization and tactical gameplay, and a variety of new weaponry, maps, and modes for the ultimate Black Ops multiplayer experience. The game features the return of the iconic Pick 10 system, along with a series of innovations in weapon controls, combat flow, health regeneration, and player movement.
This game goes deeper into multiplayer fiction, where players will explore the world of Specialists – who they are, why they exist, and what battles they fight together – while mastering their gameplay through solo and multiplayer combat experiences. Black Ops 4 features a combination of new and returning Specialists, each with their own unique weapons, equipment, and playstyles. Players will be powerful alone, but devastating as a team working together.
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Zombies, Black Ops 4 also debuts an entirely new and unprecedented experience: the biggest Day One offering in franchise history – with three fully-featured Zombies experiences at launch (IX, Voyage of Despair and Blood of the Dead). With immersive new adventures, a brand-new cast of characters and a nefarious new enemy, Black Ops 4 Zombies will feature the deep gameplay and easter eggs that its rabid community of fans devours. It also includes the most customizable action to-date, new systems for creating and completing community challenges, and social systems designed to connect players.
In addition to unveiling Multiplayer and Zombies in today’s world premiere, the team also introduced Blackout – the new battle royale-style experience that combines Black Ops’ signature fast, fluid, guns-up combat, with fierce new levels of survival competition across iconic Black Ops settings re-imagined at a colossal scale. Blackout is an experience unlike any other game or anything in Call of Duty history, where players will have to scavenge, strategize and compete to win.
Featuring the largest map ever built in Call of Duty – 1,500 times bigger than Nuketown – Blackout thrusts players into a collision course as they play as classic characters spanning the history of the series, including the original Call of Duty Zombies Origins cast. Battling solo or in teams, players will engage in diverse combat complete with ground, air and sea vehicles across a gamespace unlike anything ever in Call of Duty. Players will encounter fan-favorite Black Ops map locations and call upon a massive arsenal of Black Ops weaponry and equipment as the winner-takes-all action creates a new way to play to Call of Duty.
Black Ops 4 for the PC delivers a fully-optimized experience, which for the first time in Call of Duty’s history will be available exclusively on Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service. For the PC, Treyarch is co-developing with Beenox. Black Ops 4 represents the largest development team assembled for a PC title in the series. Black Ops 4 on PC will have uncapped framerate, 4K resolution and HDR, support for ultra-wide monitors and the ability for players to extensively customize the performance and visual quality for their specific hardware.
PC players will be able to select from pre-set control options, including options for left-handed players, or fully customize the keyboard and mouse controls to their preference. Additionally, Treyarch and Beenox worked closely with the team at Blizzard to incorporate Battle.net’s social systems, security, and server stability into Black Ops 4, to prepare for the release on Battle.net.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12. Fans can pre-order now and get access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta*.
*Actual platform availability and launch date(s) subject to change. Beta may begin on different dates for each platform. See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details. Minimum Beta duration is 3 days. Limited time only, while beta codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection required.