Nintendo did not make this game.
That Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t be a kid-friendly game is something that never needed to be said, and ESRB have now gone live with their official rating for the game to confirm that assertion. Black Ops 4 has received an “M for Mature” rating, predictably enough, and the rating summary reveals some interesting info on the game.
There is, of course, information about the sort of stuff you’d expect, like an abundance of swearing, gun combat leading to violent gameplay, and other stuff, but the summary gets pretty graphic while describing some of the stuff related to the Zombies Mode. Zombies mauling people, dismemberments, people being ripped open- you name it.
“This is first-person shooter in which players compete in multiplayer matches within military and fantasy settings,” the rating summary reads. “Players use pistols, machine guns, shotguns, and rocket launchers to kill enemy soldiers and waves of zombies in frenetic combat. Some weapon attacks can result in decapitation and/or dismemberment, leaving large bloodstains and body parts on the ground; several environments depict mutilated corpses with exposed entrails/viscera.”
Now is where things get really interesting. “Cutscenes can also depict intense acts of violence: zombies mauling victims from a close-up perspective; warriors dismembering and beheading zombies; a creature emerging from a man’s body, ripping his chest apart. A handful of environments depict packets of drugs and white powder. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the game.”
Sounds like exactly what the Zombies Mode needs to be (and up until now always has been). Can’t wait, right? Not long to wait, thankfully enough. Black Ops 4 launches on October 12 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Recently, several details on the game were leaked, from its Specialist Missions to the battle royale mode. Read more on that through here.