With More than 200 Million Players to date, The Black Ops Series
Returns with All-New Blockbuster
Pre-Order Now and Receive Access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta
Global Livestream Community Event Caps Biggest Call of Duty Reveal Ever
“Black Ops 4 gives our community more ways to have fun
with their friends than anything Treyarch has ever created and
introduces meaningful innovations to every element of the game,
including next level tactical team-based multiplayer, the biggest
zombies offering yet and Blackout, where the largest map in Call
of Duty history brings together the rich universe of Black Ops,”
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on
PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on
The game was revealed earlier today in a livestreamed community event broadcast worldwide across 10 languages, as Activision and Treyarch unveiled an unprecedented first look along with a trove of detailed game information.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 features gritty, grounded combat, along with new levels of customization and tactical gameplay, and a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes for the ultimate Black Ops multiplayer experience. The game features the return of the iconic Pick 10 system, along with a series of innovations in weapon controls, combat flow, health regeneration, and player movement. Black Ops 4 goes deeper than ever before into the fiction of multiplayer, where players will explore the world of Specialists – who they are, why they exist, and what battles they fight together – while mastering their gameplay through solo and multiplayer combat experiences. Black Ops 4 features a combination of new and returning Specialists, each with their own unique weapons, equipment and playstyles. Players will be powerful alone, but devastating as a team working together.
“Black Ops 4 is by far the most ambitious title our team
has ever created,” said
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the original Call of Duty Zombies, Black Ops 4 also debuts an entirely new and unprecedented Zombies experience that’s the biggest Day One offering in franchise history – with three fully-featured Zombies experiences at launch – IX, Voyage of Despair and Blood of the Dead. With immersive new adventures, a brand new cast of characters and a nefarious new enemy, Black Ops 4Zombies will feature the deep gameplay and easter eggs that the rabid community of fans devours. It also includes the most customizable action to date, new systems for creating and completing community challenges, and social systems designed to connect players. Black Ops 4 also reintroduces difficulty levels and an in-game tutorial to onboard new players to the Zombies universe, while giving hardcore players the option of ratcheting up the challenge. Additionally, Zombie Rush is a brand new mode that streamlines the gameplay experience, introducing enticing new challenges to grizzled veterans, while creating a whole new tempo of gameplay for newcomers.
In addition to unveiling Multiplayer and Zombies in today’s world premiere, the team also introduced Blackout – the new battle royale-style experience that combines Black Ops’ signature fast, fluid, guns-up combat, with fierce new levels of survival competition across iconic Black Ops settings re-imagined at a colossal scale. Blackout is an experience unlike any other game or mode in Call of Duty history, where players will have to scavenge, strategize, compete and survive to win. Featuring the largest map ever built in Call of Duty – 1,500 times bigger than Nuketown – Blackout thrusts players into a collision course as they play as classic characters spanning the history of the Black Ops series including the original Call of Duty Zombies Origins cast. Battling solo or in teams, players will engage in diverse combat complete with ground, air and sea vehicles across a gamespace unlike anything ever in Call of Duty. Players will encounter fan-favorite Black Ops map locations and call upon a massive arsenal of Black Ops weaponry and equipment as the winner-takes-all action creates a new way to play Call of Duty.
“The Black Ops community means everything to us, so we knew in
order to deliver something really special for our fans like Blackout,
with the biggest map we’ve ever created in Call of Duty, we had
to push ourselves and our tech to the absolute limits,” said
For the PC, Treyarch is co-developing with Beenox, who together are
working closely with Blizzard to optimize Black Ops 4 for
Battle.net. Black Ops 4 represents the largest development
team assembled for a PC title in the series. Black Ops 4
on PC will have uncapped framerate, 4K resolution and HDR, support for
ultra-wide monitors and the ability for players to extensively customize
the performance and visual quality for their specific hardware. In
addition, players will be able to select from pre-set control options,
including options for left-handed players, or fully customize the
keyboard and mouse controls to their preference. In addition, Treyarch
and Beenox worked closely with the team at Blizzard to incorporate
Battle.net’s social systems, security, and server stability into Black
Ops 4 to prepare for the release on Battle.net on
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of
Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio behind the Call of Duty: Black Ops series of games, an industry-leading developer. Call of Duty: Black Ops set an entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track; Call of Duty: Black Ops II set world-wide launch day records; and the studio’s most recent Call of Duty: Black Ops III held the biggest entertainment opening weekend of 2015, and was the #1 console game globally for the calendar year. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of Call of Duty’s Zombies. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision.
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