Showing posts with label Call of Duty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Call of Duty. Show all posts

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Call of Duty 2020 Will Be Black Ops 5

Activision puts developer studio Treyarch in charge for Call of Duty 2020, which would seemingly be Black Ops 5.

Through a series of leaks and rumors, next title from first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty for 2019 is almost confirmed to be Modern Warfare 4 due to Infinity Ward being involved and former developers are coming back once again.

Meanwhile, publisher Activision is already up to something for next year with developer Treyarch, which is likely to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, giving developers a year less to deliver next installment of Black Ops sub-series.

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Call of Duty 2020 Will Be Black Ops 5

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Recently, Activision has sidelined studios Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games for handing over the ongoing project to Treyarch to rush its development cycle up to speed while aiming at a 2020 release window right now.

As a follow-up to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that just came up about seven months ago, developers at Treyarch will have a tight schedule to pursue in order to deliver next Call of Duty game for 2020 after this sudden shift.

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Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Treyarch has been following a three-year development cycle for annual Call of Duty releases from 2012, rotating their roles each year to work on Advanced Warfare, Black Ops and Infinite Warfare sub-franchise.

At this point, Infinity Ward is most probably busy with long-awaited return of Modern Warfare. Activision was working with Raven and Sledgehammer on a CoD title that is set during Cold War era and most likely to feature Vietnam.

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Now that Treyarch is put in charge creative leadership for BO5, Raven and Sledgehammer would still remain as support studio. Their work so far on the project would be transformed into a single-player campaign mode for veteran fans.

Return of story mode would be welcoming to players who were critical of Black Ops 4 for its lack of a campaign. Currently expected to arrive on fall of 2020 for upcoming PlayStation and Xbox consoles, BO5 would probably be a cross-gen title.

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Only downside for studio Treyarch is that they have only two years to finish it instead of three and that would eventually led to major crunch time for developers who are already annoyed working brutal overtime hours for BO4.

Though Black Ops 4 saw a best-selling digital launch on CoD history, its sales number for physical copies were lowest among other series titles and didn't generate expected revenue margin that Activision was hoping for.

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Based on these facts, the publisher is currently considering taking a free-to-play approach even though they were against that idea once. Upcoming Modern Warfare 4 may embrace this new revenue model and offer similar component.

According to insider report, staffs from Raven and Sledgehammer were in constant argument over development of Cold War-themed Call of Duty 2020 throughout the past year and now, those guys are about to act as support for Treyarch, which is pretty concerning.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

Returning of formers Infinity Ward developers strongly suggests for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 to be their next game.

Though there is no solid evidence for which sub-series from first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty will come out for 2019, all hints are pointing towards the release of much anticipated title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 now.

However, some recent information strongly suggests that some new project related to Modern Warfare is coming and developers at Infinity Ward are currently looking forward to a 2019 launch window that will be revealed very soon.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

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Recent changes in LinkedIn profiles of five former Infinity Ward developers show that all of them have returned to their former home. The studio brings back Mark Grigsby as animation director, who worked on first two MW games back then.

Alex Roycewicz, Geoff Smith and Joel Emslie came back as game designer, multiplayer design director and studio art director respectively. Even Infinity Ward founder Zied Rieke himself has returned in position of gameplay director.

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Grigsby was behind popular knife melee attack mechanics of MW and worked on its weapons design. Roycewicz and Smith on the other hand were responsible for some unforgettable multiplayer maps like Overgrown and Wetwork.

Emslie came up with memorable Call of Duty character like Ghost and designed items like the ghillie suit. Rieke had the idea of original team deathmatch spawn logic and flashing health regenerating system that continue to influence COD.

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When Activision fired company co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella, these five talented employees left Infinity Ward to join Respawn Entertainment, where they would work on successful titles like Titanfall and Titanfall 2.

After working for Respawn and before coming back to IW studio, Rieke joined Naughty Dog in 2013. Due to their reputation of creating compelling narratives, ex-developers are hired to craft a solid single-player campaign for newest Call of Duty title.

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Infinity Ward has concluded MW story arc with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 back in 2011 and even in a regular cycle of a new Call of Duty game releasing every year, fans have been eagerly waiting to get back at it till this day.

First there was some leaked info about MW4 on Twitter back in January and then some renowned NFL star confirmed of having some hands-on experience with next Call of Duty game after attending an event by publisher Activision.

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From 2007-2011, Infinity Ward has been developing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series and given how each year Activision tasks a different studio to work on next Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 4 is likely to be on the corner.

Although neither developers nor publisher companies have given any confirmation to these unofficial clues, we can get an announcement in May or expect to get a bigger reveal at E3 2019 with more information and maybe even gameplay footage.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Update

"Operation Spectre Rising" update will be launching new season of content for online shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Now that Operation Grand Heist has successfully come to an end, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision is already on board with their fourth Operation for multiplayer first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

New Operation Spectre Rising update will go live on April 30 for PlayStation 4 owners with slew of changes for all three modes of BO4, loads of items and weapons before eventually arriving on PC and Xbox One a week later at May 7.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Update

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Following official trailer for Operation Spectre Rising has a brief overview at Black Ops 4 latest season of content.




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Most of the gameplay changes that you would come across in Spectre Rising are inspired by clandestine approach and stealth assassinations. Where else to jump in for that other than bringing an old favorite who specializes in such tasks?

Hailing straight from Call of Duty: Black Ops III, returns a deadly playable specialist Spectre who has a reputation that precedes him. Little do we know about this free agent except that he is going to own Hydro Dam on the Blackout map for sure.

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Operation Spectre Rising Roadmap

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Wielding his signature weapon Shadow Blade, specialist Spectre is a perfect tool to take out adversaries in silent yet deadly way. While watching him taking down enemies in third-person perspective, be sure to strike a combo of moves.

Not only is he efficient with his blade but is quite skilled in pulling off exceptional maneuvers in combat. In both Blackout and Multiplayer mode, enemies will tremble at his arrival and he would strike them before they know what hit them.

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Assassination and Infiltration Specialist

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Taking a total of 12 players to pit them in a 6v6 round-based match against each other, popular multiplayer mode Prop Hunt proudly returns. Hunters will go looking for props that are hidden and scattered throughout the maps to find out.

At times, those sneaky props would effectively blend within map environment by turning into bike or a trash can. Hunters can only track them down by a periodic whistle after every 30 seconds and to take down all of them to win a round.

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New Multiplayer Map, Artifact

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Blackout main map receiving Wetworks update has led to most of its areas drowning under water after a recent Dam burst. Now survivors have to adapt into a situation that demands for new tactics to win over each challenges.

A new game mode Bounty Hunter sends you to main Blackout map to locate Spectre's Shadow Blade that would transform you into the deadly assassin with various perks to hunt down every other opponent until you are the last-man-standing.

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Bounty Hunter Game Mode

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Black Ops Pass owners get their hands on a new character named Uncle Frank, which basically is an older version of Sgt. Woods from Black Ops II. Characters like Blackjack, David Mason, Misty, Sarah Hall and Sergei from past games will be available in Black Market.

New Gauntlet in Zombies mode offers "Super Blood Wolf Moon" that comes with opportunities to earn cosmetic items and weapons. Set within Dead of the Night map, this one features 30 unique challenges for players to go through.

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Besides there will be plenty of assassin-themed outfits and weapons in Black Market, courtesy of latest Black Ops 4 content update. Your favorite weapons are up for more personalization and new death effects are added for taking down enemies each time.

Pick up Polynesian war club Nifo'Oti for brutal melee attacks and add Tigershark LMG your arsenal of weapons. Other than themed specialist outfit for Ajax, Battery and Torque, Spectre also has a Ninja outfit designed especially for him.

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Ninja Outfit for Spectre

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Spectre Rising comes along as part of Black Ops Pass but you can simply jump into action with Black Ops 4 Spectre Rising Edition that comes with full game, a starter pack, emblem and a couple other cool stuffs if you haven't experienced BO4 yet.

Operation Spectre Rising will continue till July 2 on PS4 and on July 9 for players on PC and Xbox One. Treyarch has already mapped future plans for bringing fifth and sixth Operation for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by summer and fall respectively.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Revealed Soon

Upcoming Call of Duty 2019 from Activision and Infinity Ward is already playable, waiting to be revealed soon.

After a leak for PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered from Pan European Game Information (PEGI) board was spotted back in February, rumors of third sequel to Modern Warfare sub-series was in the air.

Recently, Call of Duty series publisher Activision hosted an event inviting a few renowned athletes for a hands-on experience with their first-person shooter title who later confirmed it by sharing their images on social media.

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Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Revealed Soon

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Both the publisher and developer Infinity Ward remained coy about what they are about to unveil soon but considering the involvement of the latter, we either are on board for Call of Duty: Ghosts 2 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.

Yesterday, high-profile American football athletes N'Keal Harry, Riley Ridley and Tajae Sharpe have each posted image from an official event organized by Activision and even though it is not yet officially announced yet, Call of Duty 2019 is apparently playable.








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Whether or not 2019 Call of Duty turns out to be Modern Warfare 4, we probably will not have to wait too long since their yearly announcement for each CoD title usually comes in May and we are only a few days away from next month.

Though both Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 titles were very well-received from last two years, BO4 failed to catch traction it was aiming for with its unique Battle Royale mode Blackout despite its overall success.

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It has also been confirmed earlier that single-player campaign are coming back to franchise, which would make series fans happy because many were upset after Black Ops 4 decided to exclude a story mode last year in favor of Battle Royale.

Seeing that Activision has already started campaign to create social media buzz for upcoming Call of Duty game for this year, players won't have to wait much longer to find out which sub-series sequel are they packing for 2019.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Adds Alcatraz Blackout Map

New Alcatraz map comes to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 today on PS4 with a month of free access to Blackout on all platforms.

Latest entry in long-running Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon while managing to keep up their player base as well.

A Battle Royale mode introduced for this popular multiplayer shooter called Blackout has been giving tough competition to similar games from the genre since launch and a brand-new map Alcatraz is debuting for the titular mode.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Adds Alcatraz Blackout Map

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A reveal trailer for brand-new Alcatraz quickly goes through highlights of the map that is a new addition to CoD: BO4.




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Black Ops 4 owners on PlayStation 4 can jump right in to experience the thrill of multiplayer deathmatch in newest standalone Blackout map Alcatraz. However, players on PC and Xbox One will have to wait for a later date to barge in on April 9.

Aside from main Battle Royale map, Alcatraz is based on co-op Zombies mode map "Mob of the Dead" from Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which is situated on titular prison island and designed to emphasize more on close-quarter combats.

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Close Combat Warfare

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Players are dropped from above to gear up for taking down enemies waiting right above each corner to get the drop on them. Prepare for any sudden frenzy of firefight as you and your teammates are busy collecting items within these prison ground.

Because there are less place to roam around, conflicts will be shorter than usual and end faster than you expect as there are no time to form a long-term plan. So, better keep a prying eye on those dockside, jail cells, warehouses and yards for anyone sneaking.

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Intense Blackout Action

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Near guaranteed victories can turn into defeat in split-seconds if you are not careful enough when you are at this dig or make a wrong move for there is more dense number of rivals prowling in tighter spaces, which favors every odd against you.

Outside of the prison tower, there are places like a temporary helipad, a powerhouse, few apartment blocks, many abandoned mobile medical units, tents and warehouses to hide for cover but none too secure to stay for long though.

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Look Out for Zombies

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Blackout Free Access
Also, try not to miss out the fact that Blackout is free for all on PC, PS4 and Xbox One from April 2 and access will last until April 30, for a thrilling multiplayer experience for anyone interested in trying out the last-man-standing shooter mode.

So, buckle up to play Solo or Duos and Quads with your friends online and run through both maps with all weapon updates for an entire month and in case if you choose to purchase CoD: BO4 after that, your progress will surely be carried thorough.

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Blackout Mode Free Access

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Scouting through Alcatraz is a complete different scenario than it was on original Blackout map and therefore, you must consider equipment and items that you usually left behind like the Grapple Gun and watch out for those flesh-eating Zombies.

Starting from today, Treyarch brings you a fully action-packed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ride with free Blackout mode, offering a glimpse of the chaotic environment of Battle Royale that comes with newly added map Alcatraz and features.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Leaked

A recent leak on European rating board PEGI suggests Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is coming soon.

With all the recent releases from Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise like Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is getting popular these days; some seasoned players still yearns for classic taste of Modern Warfare sub-series.

If you were hoping for something similar, chances are your wish might come true anytime sooner as a listing for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered was recently posted for PlayStation 4 by Pan European Game Information (PEGI), only to delete afterwards.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Leaked

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Although publisher Activision has yet to make an announcement to make it official for all, this swift removal of their accidental listing only suggests they would make it soon and the title is next in line. Otherwise, what was the point then?

Also, the game was listed as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered" and we can make a guess that multiplayer component could be up to a separate release. This supports an early rumor of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 to feature MW2 single-player campaign.

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Developer Infinity Ward concluded Modern Warfare storyline in 2011 with the release of Modern Warfare 3 but it is very much possible for them to come up with MW4 in mid-spring 2019 and include the MW2 single-player mode into it.



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When Activision bundled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered as an exclusive with a limited edition version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, it disappointed many fans who looked forward for a standalone release, which obviously followed next year though.

Another reason to get hyped to this leak is that 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Original release of the game had a PEGI 18 rating on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which is also the same for the rumored remastered version.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Grand Heist Update Details

Operation Grand Heist will unload a new season of content for all three modes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

After having an impressively successful run from launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, multiplayer first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision is loading out a new season for the game.

Stuffed with a bunch of new content including maps, a Specialist and weapons for both multiplayer and Blackout modes of the popular online shooter, comes the Operation Grand Heist update with more to come in March.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Grand Heist Update Details

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Check out the upcoming DLC highlights of CoD: BO4, Operation Grand Heist in the official trailer embedded below.




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The third season of free content marks the debut of Outrider, a new Specialist who is best known for her precision with explosives and uses a signature longbow, Sparrow. Cosmetic items to customize this Brazilian newcomer are available at the Black Market.

Players owning Black Ops Pass will get access to exclusive Zombie gorilla character Cosmic Silverback for Blackout mode. Aside from newly included multiplayer maps Casino and Lockup, players can also jump into "One in the Chamber" mode.

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New Specialist Outrider

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Another new map is introduced for Battle Royale players called Ghost Town, which is inspired from classis map Outlaw from Call of Duty: Black Ops II for above ground level and a Zombies map named Buried for the part that are below ground.

February 22 will add three new vehicles SUV, muscle car and PBR assault boat into Hot Pursuit mode for Blackout. It's a fast-paced and chaotic experience for everyone to chase through maps looking for armor, grenades and supply drops to win challenges.

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Blackout Map Ghost Town

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Zombies mode will get a round-based new Gauntlet challenge mode within Classified map and players gets a new perk called Ethereal Razor, which will significantly increase their melee attack damage on those undead enemies with Armory support.

Regardless of whatever platform you are on, World League Hub and League Play is currently live for all. Also, hitching issues on Create-a-Class matchmaking has been addressed and newcomers will receive same loadouts in accords to current ruleset.

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Cosmic Silverback Returns

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Treyarch is bringing lots of new adjustments, characters, maps, outfits, updates, vehicles and weapons in Operation Grand Heist DLC, set to drop on February 19 for PS4 first before landing on PC and Xbox One platforms on a later date of February 26, 2019.

Overall, newest DLC brings slew of new content across all modes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for everyone to play on all available platforms. Blackout and Zombies mode has gotten the most out of this update for a brand-new season.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Reveal

Battle Royale mode Blackout for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 finally unveils their first impressive look.

When this years' release from Call of Duty franchise was revealed as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, people was most excited to know about a Battle Royale mode, Blackout which was about to change the course of the genre.

Finally, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision has unveiled a first look at the most anticipated game mode from their upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter title and from the initial look at it, we know one thing for sure and that it is going to be epic.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Reveal

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Get a better view of Blackout mode of CoD: Black Ops 4 in the brand-new trailer and prepare to be amazed by the raised stakes.




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The combat in Blackout Battle Royale mode covers land, air and water with an intention to make it as big as possible. When it finally hits PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, players are open to explore iconic multiplayer maps like Cargo, Hydro, Nuketown and Turbine.

Rather than putting barbed wire barricades or throwing explosives, playing with your best tactics can be your only savior. Adding chopper to vehicular combat was the next best idea after unleashing hordes of zombies into the fight.

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Pre-Release Blackout Map

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Considering the game have to compete with already established Battle Royale titles like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, developers tried hard to create their own version better.

A maximum of 80 players can take part in a match at a time and whereas that number is not the biggest among other titles, Black Ops 4 surpasses any other titles in terms of vehicles and weapons variety. The game will be launched on October 12 and Blackout beta will start first on PS4 from September 10.

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Crash Sniping Skyscraper

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Although, Activision is not the first company to bring out Battle Royale games to the market but it looks like they sure are going to reinvent the field by setting a new level though "Blackout" if Battlefield V somehow fails to impress with the same type of game mode "Firestorm".

In the beginning, the absolute removal of any campaign mode from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was quite shocking for many fans but by the looks of it, Treyarch has really tried hard to compensate for that.