Report: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode in Development

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With yesterday’s big unconfirmed news that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t have a traditional single-player campaign, some franchise fans might be wondering what’ll replace the mode. Well, it seems we now know what.

Multiple reports have cropped up overnight stating that a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode will be part of the game when it ships this October! The news first came to light via reliable Call of Duty leaker CharlieIntel who mentioned that the Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode is being developed by Raven Software, who some might know as the studio that made Modern Warfare Remastered, along with helping out in other Call of Duty expansions.

Further reports have made their way online, with Eurogamer’s sources also saying the same thing: there will be no full-fledged campaign, but a Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode is indeed being worked on. What’s more, while the Black Ops 4 version of the popular mode might not hit the 100-player mark from the get-go, the developers are said to be “working towards that number.” Note that game development is an ever-changing scenario, so some of the info here could be a work-in-progress, or scrapped altogether.

Just to further hammer the point across, Kotaku has multiple sources who corroborated that Black Ops 4 won’t have a traditional campaign as well. Given Activision has been adamant that it doesn’t want to comment on the on-going rumors and such, we’ll have to wait until May 17 when the Black Ops 4 official reveal will take place to know more.

Given the success of games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite, it’s not that surprising to see the Call of Duty franchise dip its toes in the battle royale pool. Whether it’ll be successful is another story though.

Do you think this Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode can and will replace the traditional multiplayer mode of the franchise? Are you OK with having this instead of a traditional campaign?

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