Now that we know the next entry into the Call of Duty series will be Black Ops IIII, this next game has a lot to live up to. The Black Ops series is one of the most acclaimed in the entire franchise and has produced three stellar games. Developer Treyarch revives the series as a sequel to Black Ops III in what is rumoured to be a near-future setting. Since not much is known about the upcoming title, questions are swirling around the internet as to what the game will have in store for fans of the popular shooter.
Will Black Ops 4 Be Boots On The Ground?
Call of Duty: WWII found great success returning to the boots on the ground method, especially as fans were clamoring for a step away from the futuristic gameplay. Will it be set in the past, present, or future? There is no solid confirmation on the setting for this year’s title. With WWII being set in the past, and a gamut of recent games set in the future, who knows where or when Black Ops IIII will take place.
All of these questions will be answered as we move closer to the October, 12 release date. Until then, however, here are 5 things I would like to see in Black Ops IIII.
Black Ops 4 Campaign.
What made Black Ops a fan-favourite series was its great campaign modes. The stories in each of the three previous games were captivating, and the characters were likeable and made the player care about them. While some of the games in the franchise missed the mark when it came to the campaign, I would love to see Black Ops IIII produce a deep story and give us more memorable moments.
Black Ops 4 Pick 10 System.
Call of Duty is known for changing up its multiplayer Create-A-Class system across its titles, and they introduced the brand-new Divisions loadouts with WWII. While Divisions was a fun addition to the series, I want Black Ops IIII to bring back the Pick 10 class-building system. A player can pick any 10 pieces of equipment to take with them into battle. Players could pick from any combination of a primary weapon, secondary weapon, weapon attachments, lethal and tactical grenades, equipment, and perks. Want to take The customisation this style afforded players was unparalleled and was used in several Call of Duty games.
Black Op 4 Battle Royale Mode.
WWII’s War Mode was a different and fun addition to Call of Duty’s multiplayer experience. Two teams of six face off in a series of objective based matches with one team playing offence and one playing defence. Expanding this to larger teams would be a perfect fit for Call of Duty. Activision has also acknowledged that they are aware of the popularity of battle royale games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite. If not War Mode, could we see a Call of Duty Battle Royale Mode?
More Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Maps at Launch.
Call of Duty is known for its multiplayer experience, so a healthy variety of maps is needed to keep players interested and the battles feeling fresh. WWII launched with only nine multiplayer maps (and three maps exclusive to War Mode), and it just didn’t feel like enough. The nine maps quickly became repetitive and I found myself looking for more. Of course, players can purchase more maps as Activision rolls out additions to the game through the Season Pass. I am hoping Black Ops IIII comes with more maps at release.
Simpler Black Ops 4 Zombies Mode.
One of the hallmarks of the Call of Duty series is their Zombies Mode, where players can team up to take on hordes of the undead. Originally released in World at War, Zombies Mode has appeared in several series, including Black Ops. As Zombies Mode has evolved, I feel it has strayed away from what made it so great. Before players could navigate a simple map, find Mystery Boxes, Perks, and the Pack-A-Punch machine and slay countless zombies. Now, players are forced to open various sections of the map in order to activate things or collect relics before the Pack-A-Punch is reached to help take out zombies. I feel it has become more story driven and less about killing zombies. I would love to see a return to a Zombie Mode similar to the style featured in Black Ops II.
Written By ~Anthony Giudice.