Did you miss the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 community reveal event? Care about zombies? Look no further!
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies mode changes the formula
Call of Duty’s Zombies mode became a staple in the award-winning franchise when World at War released in 2008, and it’s no secret that a huge chunk of Call of Duty’s player base exclusively plays Zombies. Being one of those players, I was patiently waiting for today’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 community reveal event. Treyarch did not disappoint. Aside from the exciting announcements of multiplayer and Blackout, Call of Duty’s take on the popular Battle Royale genre, Treyarch revealed the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies mode and communicated a variety of details.
Each Call of Duty installment introduces a new take on the Zombies mode, but none stray too far from what works. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies mode is changing things up for the better. With Treyarch chairman Mark Lamia confirming that Black Ops 4 will not have a “traditional campaign,” it opens the door to tell stories through other modes — in this case Zombies. When players rip open that shiny shrink wrap off of their Call of Duty Black Ops 4 case, and pop in that disc (or download your game, for you digital heads), they’ll see that the mode is packed in with 3 experiences.
IX, Call of Medieval
The first experience dubbed ‘IX,’ was shown at the reveal event and confirmed the use of time travel, and a change in scenery. The group of 4 protagonists can be seen inhaling some of that good stuff that trips them back into the age of gladiators. All of those years of learning weapon recoil won’t matter in this story. The use of axes, shields, swords, daggers and maces are shown during the first cinematic. I’m down with ditching the guns for some mano a mano action, and pack-a-punching an axe sounds like an amazing idea.
If changing the whole Call of Duty mechanic doesn’t interest you, maybe an actual storyline will tickle your pickle. The trailer for ‘IX’ confirmed a continuous story between the experiences with an overarching villain-type of character. Check out the reveal for Call of Duty: Ghost of Sparta (not the real name) below.
The iceberg is the least of your worries!
The second map shown off is called ‘Voyage of Despair.’ This experience follows the traditional Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies mechanic with a unique twist on the setting. Players are going to find themselves on board the Titanic while hunting a mysterious artifact that can be seen during ‘IX’. The artifact turns humans into zombies and other enemy types, and all of this insanity is taking place right before the Titanic hits the pesky iceberg that brought it to its doom. Take a look at the trailer below.
Hello, old friend
Rounding out the list of the three day one experiences is ‘Blood of the Dead.’ This map is a remake of Black Ops 2’s ‘Mod of the Dead.’ No information was given, and only a teaser was shown. If you’re into getting teased (who isn’t?) check it out.
Players can also expect new features to make their way into Black Ops 4 Zombies. For example, something called Callings will introduce us to online challenges, post-launch updates and surprises. Have you ever wanted to customize things like zombie speeds or player damage? Well, now you can, and that includes hundreds of other options. Treyarch is bringing back the ability to change the difficulty setting, and adding a tutorial called Zombie Rush for all the newbies out there.
All in all, Black Ops 4’s zombie mode is shaping up to be the best in the series. With an assortment of unique experiences, and the additions of new settings, features, and mechanics, Treyarch is making sure that no one remembers that Call of Duty ever had a traditional campaign. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to release October 12 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. More Zombies information will start trickle around summer.
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