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An in-depth report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has revealed some interesting details about the goings-on at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch. First and foremost, Schreier claims the employees at Treyarch are unhappy with Activision’s decision to implement more and more microtransactions into COD BLOPS 4 in order to drive more revenue.
If you’re a Battle Royale fan but the thought of giving Activision your hard-earned money has your wallet shriveling up like a prune then help is hand - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode is free to play from now all the way through until January 24th.
Is it that time again? It's been a whirlwind year but we're already barreling toward Chrimbo. And on GD, that can only mean one thing - the return of the 12 Games of Christmas. Toot the horns, bang the drums. Make a big a song and dance.
As has become standard for a lot of AAA titles these days, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been updated to include microtransactions a few weeks after its launch. That’s nothing new, it’s a similar deal to what we’ve already seen with Call of Duty multiple times over the years. However, a new level of insanity has been added thanks to Sony’s exclusive partnership with Activision for COD: Black Ops 4.
There’s been a bit of a furore about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 over the weekend, when members of the community discovered COD BLOPS 4 currently only supports a 20Hz server tickrate in both its Blackout and Multiplayer modes.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is currently operating in some strange sphere where it’s out but it’s not the finished article yet, particularly in the regards to its Battle Royale-style Blackout mode. Treyarch continues to roll out patches at a steady clip as it addresses fan issues, with the latest COD BLOPS 4 shunting the COD: Black Ops 4 - Blackout duos player count from 88 up to a nice round 100.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is off with a bang if publisher Activision is to be believed. COD BLOPS 4 has set the record as the biggest day one digital release in Activision’s history, while on PC its day-one sales more than doubled Call of Duty: WWII’s day-one units. It sounds as if abandoning Steam in favour of Blizzard’s hasn’t done Treyarch’s shooter any harm at all.
If I were a betting man, I’d put some money on today being the launch day of the best selling game of 2018. It’s Call of Duty time, naturally, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be looking to make the franchise top dog once again. This time around, COD Black Ops 4 will be coming to PC exclusively through Blizzard’s, and once you’ve checked out the PC system specs, the one final bit of homework you’ll need to do is ensure you grab the latest driver release.
We are now less than 24 hours away from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 being unleashed on the world. Anticipation feels a little muted, it would be fair to say, but Activision is looking to build the hype with its new COD: Black Ops 4 - Zombies - Blood of the Dead trailer, which absolutely rolls off the tongue.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is exploding into life this Friday when it launches on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Forgoing single-player entirely, COD BLOPS 4 is all about the multiplayer action, and also includes Activision's first stab at a battle royale thanks to Blackout mode. This could well be the mode that gets Call of Duty back at the top of its game.
Somehow it’s snuck up on us but we’re zeroing in on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s worldwide release date. We’re close enough for Activision to push out a very premature COD BLOPS 4 launch trailer three weeks ahead of the game’s October 12th launch.