Published: Mon, April 23, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 To Ditch Single Player Campaign

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 To Ditch Single Player Campaign

Despite the continuation of flashy and bombastic single-player campaigns (and no shortage of media coverage for its more controversial depictions of violence), Call of Duty continued to become more and more associated with its multiplayer. Polygon's sources stated that the team at Treyarch is also hoping to further flesh out cooperative modes to mediate the loss of single-player.

It is also heavily rumoured that a battle royale mode will ship in the game. One source also claimed that Treyarch, the developer of the new "Call of Duty" game, has shifted its focus on expanding the multiplayer mode and Zombies mode.

Charlie Intel sources claim that Raven Software - which often pitches in on the CoD franchise - is tackling the battle royale mode.

Call of Duty is not the only franchise jumping on the Battle Royal bandwagon. Then more will be announced around the new Call of Duty game. With the boost of Xbox and PlayStation systems, Activision introduced cinematics, direct missions, and an overall first-person shooter experience that no other game offered at the time.

When is the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 release date?

It may also be hard to see Call of Duty translating to a large-scale last-man-standing format like Fortnite, but it would make just as much sense considering the financial motive at play. No AAA publisher has released a game with a 100-player battle royale mode, so it's possible we may see an evolution of the mode. When asked, Activision declined to comment on these reports. For now, we will have to wait until May 17th where Activision is revealing Black Ops 4 at a community event.

Call of Duty is unlikely to follow the same approach of having a single base game supported by a wealth of updates and loot boxes without releasing a new game a year later. Hard to say-we'll know officially in about a month-but it does sound like this CoD has a better chance of being more structurally distinct from other games in the series.

But the real blame for Black Ops 4's absent campaign can, interestingly enough, be placed at the doorstep of Red Dead Redemption 2.

A recent reddit post from Epic Games has revealed that the guided missile will be removed from Fortnite Battle Royale until the studio decides the future of the controversial weapon.

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