Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – The Return of Specialists and Zombies

First time in the series, Battle Royale mode is here

Stylized as Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, Call of Duty: Black Ops IV lets you experience a Multiplayer FPS gameplay brought to you by Activision. The game is specially designed for hardcore players and released for PS4, PC, and Microsoft’s Xbox One in 2018. Serving as the sequel to CoD: Bo3, it is the fifth installment in the sub-series of Black Ops and fifteenth in the long-running series of CoD. Following the traditional aspects of the series, this title is marked as the first release not to feature the Single-player mode.

However, it has the solo missions game type focuses on backstories of multiplayer characters, called Specialists. Chronologically, all challenging missions are set somewhere in Bo2 and Bo3. You would be surprised to know that the health regeneration system is removed against both predictive and ballistics system. Here good news for those who love to kill zombies is that three zombies’ maps are available in the initial release, however fourth could be unlocked with a purchase of special edition. The RMS Titanic, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, and Ancient Rome are prominent areas of the maps to explore.

Black Ops is back with detailed gritty, grounded, and fluid multiplayer combat. Taking place in the zombie apocalypse, the game offers a large environment where the universe comes of the series comes to life with exquisite twists. Soldiers are ready to fight for you against deadly evils, and three unique modes will take your gaming experience beyond the limits. Some modes are here to entertain you a lot such as:

  • Blackout (Battle Royale)
  • Multiplayer
  • Zombies

Scavenge Resources and be the Last Standing Person to Win

You might know, a massive crowd of hardcore players is crazy for Battle Royale, and they love to land on an island, scavenge for weaponry, and then find other players to kill using an array of items. Die-hard fans would like to know that now they can experience the Battle Royale mode (Blackout) in this installment of Call of Duty series. It delivers the perfect blend of Black Ops signature combat and the massive map in the history of CoD, enabling players from all over the world to play as fan-favorite characters and fight through iconic settings while having fun with survival and elimination experience.

The Battle Royale mode pits 100 players from across the globe against each other, and they can use many characters from past Black Ops releases as the character of the player in the game type.

Zombies Await You

This time, Multiplayer mode crosses the limits to deliver the most thrilling grounded battle experience yet with the primary focus on the player choice and tactical gameplay as well. A brand new cast of characters is a part of this game and players are free to choose their favorite avatar to partake in this game to complete a series of missions in multiplayer matches. What will happen when the world is invaded by vicious zombies? Inevitably, people will find out a hero who could save them from being eaten. The world selects you for its survival, and you must prove your worth by defeating zombies alone or with buddies. The zombie mode is here comes with an exciting new adventure and a vast cast of characters. Three options are available in the start to experience, such as:

  1. Blood of the Dead
  2. IX
  3. Voyage of Despair

Get Ready to Go Fishing

The recently released update lets you fish in Battle Royale (Blackout) mode. During the game, you can fish for items, and if you’re lucky you will get your hands with some powerful weapons. There are two fishing places, and your first adventure will start begin on the docks by lightning on the map. Near the bones’ pile, there’s a fishing pole and you can directly interact with the pole to start completing objects. You have got an opportunity to reel in different aspects, including bandages to revive your health and combat axes for melee battle.

One of the best catch in the Zombie mode is a ray gun MKII variant and players from all over the world can catch spray paint cans in Battle Royale mode, the in-game currency for Camo Progression System. You are allowed to engage yourself in fishing for as long as you can survive, but keep in mind the Lighting house is a tough location to overcome.

Black Ops 4 vs. Previous Titles

Although the main focus of the game centers on the traditional gameplay, Black Ops 4 introduces several new components, unlike the previous titles. It is marked as the first release in the series not to launch Single-player campaign. Only Multiplayer, Zombies, and a newly implemented Battle Royale modes are the part of this game. No friends to play in Multiplayer, zombies, or Battle Royale? No worries, Treyarch introduces the solo missions mode mainly focused on the backstories of characters found in Multiplayer of the game. Unlike past releases, Bo4 lets you go fishing to have some fun in two different locations full of zombie creatures and new brutal monsters venturing the environment freely.

Specialists Are Back Again

The arrival of Specialists is one of the most prominent features of the game. If you’re new to this game, then a question regarding specialist is floating in your mind. Let me explain that Specialists are individual soldier characters possess unique traits and abilities. At release, the game has ten specialists which are:
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Specialists

They’re all reintroduced from the previous version and the remaining four characters are new to this game, and their names are, such as Crash, Ajax, Recon, and Torque. Only one specialist is allowed for a team to assume the role of each character, unlike Bo3. Further specialists are included following the release and armed them with new equipment and weapons as well.

Specialist name Ability Equipment
Ajax Ballistic Shield – Durable transforming defensive shield with a built-in machine pistol. 9-Bang – Tactical grenade that flashes and stuns. Can be cooked to detonate multiple times.
Battery War Machine – Grenade launcher that fires bouncing grenades which detonate after a short time or by hitting an enemy directly. Cluster Grenade – A grenade that sticks to surfaces and releases several smaller grenades.
Crash TAK-5 – Heals, boosts max health, and removes wounds for the user and up to four targeted allies. Works through walls. Assault Pack – Deploys ammo magazines that provide bonus score for taking down enemies. Available to everyone on the team.
Firebreak Purifier – Flamethrower that shoots a steady gout of flame, scorching enemies in close range. Reactor Core – Emits a damaging radiation field that wounds enemies, reducing their maximum health for a period of time.
Nomad Attack Dog – Attack dog that can be commanded to follow you or patrol a designated location. Mesh Mine – Explosive traps that connect to create lethal tripwires.
Prophet Tempest – A tactical rifle that shoots electrically charged shock rounds to incapacitate enemies and any squad mates within their proximity. Seeker Shock Mine – A deployable tactical that hunts down enemies and shocks them with temporary paralysis.
Recon Vision Pulse – Pulse the surrounding area to reveal enemies for a period of time. Visible to everyone on the team. Sensor Dart – Sensor equipment that reveals enemies within its proximity on the mini-map. Visible to everyone on the team.
Ruin Grave Slam – A short, aggressive leap that delivers a lethal blast in radius around the point of impact. Grapple Gun – Quickly move to elevations and other locations.
Seraph Annihilator – Massive high caliber revolver that fires devastating rounds with increased bullet penetration. Tac Deploy – Deployable beacon that allows your teammates to re-deploy to the surrounding area.
Torque Barricade – Deploy reinforced cover protection while securing objectives. Built in microwave field slows and damages enemies. Owner can deactivate cover at will. Razor Wire – Place razor wire to damage and slow enemies that attempt to cross it.

To offer next-gen gaming experience, Multiplayer mode has been revised and executed several modifications for detailed teamwork and tactical gameplay. However, automatic system of health generation has changed with a new healing system which is manual, and weapons are following patterns of predictive recoil.

Deep Customization System for Weaponry

A smart customization system is featured in this title, allowing you to modify your weaponry in your style to boost the performance and use in the battle to kill all types of enemies quickly. Weapons are your trustworthy companion in the battlefield and defend you at any situation. So keep them always updated for better performance to ensure your survival in any condition. The customization feature will allow you for in-depth personalization of arsenals of your character. Particular weapons provide you with operator mods, which will modify how a gun works while costing a small portion of 10 slots per class.

Co-op Multiplayer Campaign for Bo4

The game delivers a massive set of customization which allows you for unique playstyles. The newly introduced mechanics can be modified through Custom Mutations, including more than a hundred variables, such as Zombie Speed, Overall Difficulty, Damage, Health, and more. You would be amazed to know that time-limited competitions are featured, known as Callings, for long-term gameplay. Like Nazi Zombies mode found in CoD: WWII, the game features custom load-outs that enable you to choose different starting arms, exceptional upgrades, equipment and perk selection present in each match.

What is “Rush” in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4?

A new gameplay type is available into Zombies mode to experience, known as Rush, where players from across the world will struggle to stack up as many points as possible by defeating other players until death.

Elixirs in Black Ops 4

Four new types of items are featured, known as “Elixirs” offering the player temporary buffs upon activation.
Exilirs are replacing the GobbleGums from Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
In the game, Exilirs are offered in five unique types/levels of rarity, such as:

  • Common- the 2’nd most comoom rarity.
  • Rare– the 3’rd most comoom rarity.
  • Legendary – the 2’nd rarest rarity.
  • Classic – this Elixir may be used an unlimited amount of times and it’s the most common one.
  • Epic– the most rarest rarity.

Through the player progression, the first will be unlocked, while the remaining four serve as consumable items and only accessible using the in-game currency.

Two Distinctive Storyline for Zombies

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is marked as the first release to introduce two distinctive storylines for zombies mode. There are three exquisite maps at the release time, and their names are mentioned above, each map takes place in a unique location. However, the preceding two maps feature the new storyline and cast a new set of characters, including Bruno, Diego, Shaw, and Scarlett.

Are You Ready to Explore the Future?

Moreover, the storyline of the game takes place in the futuristic year 2023, set during a covert mission involving a team. According to the plot, Jessica Mason-Green is killed while her two companions named as Donnie Walsh and Erin Baker successfully escape with serious injuries. After two years, a trillionaire researcher named Savannah Mason-Meyer and the sister of Jessica recruit the most elite soldiers of the world for a secret mission against an unknown, brutal threat. During the gameplay, she will use a combat immersion system to train all ten specialists in a simulation with the instructor.

So when you start playing the game, you have to declare your playable character choose your mode and then partake in the match where you can interact with other players and together complete a set of missions to have fun. But in battle royale mode, you don’t have to handshake with other players either you’re playing in solo, dual, or squad mode, polish your weapons and pull the trigger to take them down to win. In the year 2018, up to three special editions were confirmed and released for Black Ops 4, such as The Digital Deluxe, the Pro Edition, and the Digital Deluxe Enhanced. Furthermore, all three released edition comprises the Black Ops Pass, serving as a season pass that grants access to Classified, a map. In the end, the game offers excellent gameplay and incredible shooting mechanics like never before.

Black ops 4 trailer

This is the Official Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 – Launch Gameplay Trailer