Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the fifth instalment in Treyarch’s Black Ops universe, which started with World at War in 2008. The game sees the return of the Zombies mode, as expected.
A battle royale mode, called Blackout, is also featured in the game. Black Ops 4 is also the first game in the series to not feature a single player campaign whatsoever.
Seven Call of Duties and two Rockstar titles make up almost the entire list.
In an internal email, the studio said it takes "the well-being of every single individual working here very seriously."
This was cancelled for a solo campaign, which was subsequently canned for Blackout, as per a new report.
Some shooting in the sun.
A new report claims that Treyerch are developing a cross-gen Black Ops 5 for release in 2020.
The map mysteriously vanished last week, but it's coming back soon.
Subscribe now to receive Blackout and multiplayer for just $12.
Activision's blockbuster franchise joins a very exclusive club.
The updates adds new stuff and various fixes.
The teaser looks a lot like a familiar face is coming back.
New mode Infected also debuts on PS4.
Treyarch also goes over the respawn system and Wall Buys in a new briefing video.
Alcatraz will be available for PS4 first, with other platforms receiving it later.
What has this world come to?
Travel to Ancient Greece, where undead horrors seemingly lay in wait.
Double XP Weekend will also be available across all multiplayer modes.
Even Red Dead Redemption 2 could not topple FIFA 19.
Ahead of Resident Evil 2 and new Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
New weapons, modes, and locations are coming later today for PS4 players.
Could Alessandra Castillo make her return as Black Ops 4's newest Operator?
Curated playlists will "evolve over time" based on feedback and in-game data, as per Treyarch.
Treyarch also teases some upcoming changes to the Blackout map.
But this year’s Call of Duty game will apparently be a modern setting shooter.
Ambush in Blackout and a new Zombies Gauntlet are now live for PS4 players first.
A new Zombies Gauntlet is also set to release today.
Capcom witnessed its biggest UK launch since Resident Evil 7 in 2017.
A new reactive camo, outfits, calling cards, and weapon can be earned on PS4 first.
Coming in ahead of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Honestly, at this point, it's hard to even be surprised by this.
Try it out today, along with the new console looting UI, and the "Down But Not Out" limited time mode.
Battle through 30 rounds of Zombies, each with their own modifiers, for different rewards.
Activision has a plan to reel you into buying their game.
Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto 5 has managed to find its way back into the top 10 yet again.
Red Dead Redemption 2 pushed down to second position.
Nintendo exclusives dominate the top ten in general.
The three best-selling titles in the UK last year were FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
All new lows for microtransactions in video games.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield 5, Pokemon Let's Go, and (surprisingly enough) Fallout 76 chart high as well.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate drops down to 4th place in its second week on the market.
Reaper from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 also joins the roster of playable Blackout characters.
Operation Absolute Zero will be available today for PS4 players first and next week for other platforms.
The first 100 Tiers in the new Contraband Stream are all clearly defined, with more diverse content added.
Hijacked from Black Ops 2 is coming to Blackout, while Zombies will have Daily Callings.
The Battle Edition currently retails for $30, but will cost $40 from January 6th, 2019 onwards.
Apparently slated for December 11th, fans are predicting Hijacked from Black Ops 2.
Numerous crash fixes have been implemented, along with new Calling Cards in Blackout.
Major US retailer posts $488.6 million loss in the midst of falling share price.
The Bowie Knife arrives in Blackout and PS4 players get to play Safeguard first.
Some minor issues in gameplay have also been addressed.
Double XP, Tier Boosts, Nebulium Plasma, and Merits available until November 26th, 10 AM PST.
As far as Call of Duty goes, it seems like players don’t care much for the single player campaigns at all.
Massive update adds double XP for all modes, weapon balance changes, and more.
Call of Duty wins the first battle between it and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Treyarch is also teasing a surprise later next week.
Red Dead Redemption 2 can’t knock these games off.
The fan-favourite map heads to Russia for some Cold War action.
The fan-favourite map will finally debut for multiplayer fans soon.
Scrapped in mid-2017 to focus more on multiplayer maps.
Instead of making all the money, Activision only made very close to all the money, and that has disappointed investors.
Plus, on PC, Black Ops 4 has done three times better than Black Ops 3 did.
Red Dead’s legs in Japan have nothing on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s long term performance.
Weapon-specific changes also come to Blackout, along with several playlist updates.
Treyarch have rolled out the latest update for their new multiplayer first person shooter.
Purchase Special Orders with unique items or buy tiers to skip the grind.
Highly anticipated title came in behind Fortnite and Black Ops 4 in its debut week.
Changes to Gear, Perks, and so much more are included with the latest patch.
Multiplayer seems to have received significant improvements- Blackout, not so much.
First "major Multiplayer weapons tuning pass" is also confirmed for next week.
SoulCalibur 6 and the Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered have disappointing debuts.
It seems to me as though he was banned from the game for being too good at it.
The success of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 can only mean good things for fans of single player and multiplayer games alike.
"We're constantly working to optimize the game, and particularly network performance," says Treyarch.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas also debuts albeit outside of the top 10.
The limited-time Halloween event has also kicked off.
Fortnite players will probably find a lot of these updates familiar...
Double XP weekend, along with double Nebulium Plasma in Zombies, starts today.
Combined play count and average hours per player are highest for the series this generation.
Activision’s take on battle royale seems to be siphoning players away from PUBG.
Switch continues to top the hardware charts.
Blackout Duos' player count has been increased, while that of Quads has been reduced.
He makes a good point, while also missing another one entirely.
Not quite a headshot, but still a hit.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 still debuted in first place despite low physical sales.
Treyarch's shooter is still the second biggest physical launch in the UK for 2018.
Treyarch's latest surpasses Call of Duty: WW2's record and sees more launch day players.
Players have been using emotes in creative ways, but Treyarch is working to remove unfair advantages.
A remake of Zombies map "Five", Classified is available for Black Ops Pass owners.
Beats Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield 5, and Fallout 76 in the multiplatform category.
Return to Alcatraz as the lovable Primis group and battle hordes of zombies.
Treyarch's David Vonderhaar talks about some of the tactics to use in Battle Royale.
Disc owners will require the patch to access multiplayer, Zombies, and more.
Watch Treyarch's Dan Bunting discuss Control, Heist, and other multiplayer features.
The most vital pieces of info on Treyarch's upcoming shooter.
Treyarch will be making tweaks to the revive time in the final game.
Fourteen maps in total, with 10 original maps and 4 remakes, have been confirmed.
That’s surprisingly small after how large the file sizes had become in the last few years.
Take a quick look at all the chaos contained in Treyarch's next big shooter.
Essentially, more kills equals more XP.
This includes free and paid post-launch content, but the waiting period is now 7 days.
Cut as a music video for Avenged Sevenfold’s “Mad Hatter”, and it actually works pretty well!
"The launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is just the beginning."
Treyarch is looking for feedback specifically on the PC version.
Frame rate performance capped to ensure "as smooth an experience as possible".
Treyarch also discusses upcoming bug fixes and changes to the Battle Royale mode.
A day after the beta went live, Activision's stock value increased by 7%.
Only 12 more players to be added...
Item pickup speed and Quick Equip menu fixes are on the way.
PS4 preorder consumers get the first crack at the Battle Royale mode.
Perks will work a bit differently in Blackout.
Call of Duty's take on Battle Royale finally receives its first explosive trailer.
Treyarch's David Vonderhaar says 60 FPS is the target but it might not happen.
Nuketown, Array, Cargo, Turbine, and more are all part of the massive map.
AI-controlled Zombies are present in the Battle Royale mode, but work a bit differently from past games.
Apparently, Treyarch experimented with 100 players before settling on 80.
Nintendo did not make this game.
Details about Specialist missions, the battle royale mode, and more have been leaked.
Blackout maps are "built seamlessly together" and inspired by classic maps, as per Treyarch.
Gamescom attendees get to go hands-on with the new Hardpoint map.
Non-PS4 owners won't have to wait very long to join in on the battle royale fun.
Apparently, things are looking pretty bad for Battlefield 5 right now.
Body Armour will receive more explosive damage, while Fog of War will be more strongly enforced.
Analysts at Piper Jaffray believe Battlefield 5 may not perform as well as some other upcoming games.
And we still don't know anything about it!
Sliding and bunny hopping have are at the centre of it all.
The new objective-based mode will have limited lives with purchasable weapons and perks.
Treyarch also reveals what modes and maps that will be available during the next beta stage.
Treyarch is looking into feedback its getting from the recently launched beta.
The upcoming beta test for the Battle Royale mode won't require a huge new download.
Not even Activision themselves can stop Call of Duty, it seems.
The multiplayer beta is currently available for pre-load on the PlayStation Store.
It seems like the Blackout mode will have Nuketown and Raid.
Remote controlled cars, AI controlled soldiers, and more.
Sounds like this will be a full fledged PC port, here.
Treyarch's Jason Blundell talks about the studio's approach to Black Ops 4's Zombies mode.
Treyarch announces a physical limited package focused on the Zombies experience.
Treyarch debuts the opening cinematic for the third Zombies map in Black Ops 4.
Undead threats, including zombie tigers, outline "Voyage of the Dead" and "IX".
Treyarch could potentially reveal more information for the new Chaos storyline on July 19th.
Treyarch have announced what the private beta rewards will be for Black Ops 4.
The beta for the battle royale mode will be kicking off this September.
"60 people land on an island" doesn't sound quite as impressive...
The undead will live again, eleven days from now.
Treyarch talks about how it's trying to slow things down a bit with the upcoming Black Ops 4.
Treyarch says they're looking into it, but are not quite ready to talk about it.
Activision's season pass policies for Black Ops 4 are drawing a lot of criticism.
Treyarch is (kind of) changing the way post-launch content is doled out.
Cry "rip-off!" all you'd like but the two big shooters continue a long tradition of iteration.
Nuketown also confirmed to return, though it releases in November.
Upcoming playable maps for E3 2018 will be showcased.
Which makes full sense, honestly.
Activision has been sending out e-mails to invite people to play Black Ops 4's multiplayer at E3.
But don't necessarily expect that for the final game, yeah?
Plenty of interesting stuff in here.
The Black Ops 4 reveal event was also the most watched reveal event in series history.
David Vonderhaar remembers the "2nd and 3rd and..." versions.
"We’ve got a huge library of content, ten years of history, we’ve got the best gunplay out there, we’ve got the best movement."
So that should end that expectation.
Treyarch co-studio head also discusses content that solo players can expect.
Could it be added into the game later?
Includes full integration with Battle.net with 4K support and uncapped framerate.
"You have to try various flavors of that until you find the right one."
Zombies will be even bigger than ever in Treyarch's sequel.
Features land, sea and air vehicles along with an enormous map.
Specialists collide with boots-on-the-ground gameplay.
Sorry, I meant Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
A new Call of Duty? I never saw it coming.
"Mankind's reckoning will be its salvation."
So you need to wait just a little more.
You have our attention, Activision.
Black Ops franchise reportedly has 200 million players and over 15 billion hours played.
Treyarch at hinting at important announcements in the near future.
Is Battle Royale really a good substitute for a campaign? What are we really missing?
Treyarch's upcoming game seems like a confusing mess right now.
Battle Royale mode will apparently replace single-player campaign.
Anonymous sources state that the campaign was cancelled for being "too out there".
Michael Olson, Analyst at Wall Street firm Piper Jaffray predicts so.
By apparently deleting all his tweets (except one) and changing his user profile name to "Redacted".
Activision reminds investors that "the company is a faster follower".
Players can pre-order the game on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
This year's iteration of Call of Duty will be releasing sooner than usual.
Returning to a more grounded setting sounds like a good idea.
The rumors may have been true all along.
The store listing showcases t-shirts and other items such as storage boxes which seem to be pre-order bonus items.
"Doing the best work of our lives."
Activision is currently testing it out in Call of Duty: Online.
Treyarch working on having "the best engine and feature set possible."
But is it Call of Duty Black Ops 4...?
But will it be Black Ops 4?
Where there is smoke...
From the guy who knew about Labo, and who could have guessed Labo?
The studio has posted another job listing.
New update on Treyarch's next Call of Duty title.
Treyarch posts new job listing.
Reports about the next Call of Duty continue coming in.
That's a pretty safe bet.
Cowen & Company also believes that Call of Duty: WW2 will outperform Infinite Warfare.
The next Call of Duty may have a present setting.