The multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is only days away, and for the first time scorestreaks which will be available have been revealed.
It will come as no surprise that scorestreaks make a return in Black Ops 4, as they have been a staple of every entry in the series since CoD 4, and some familiar looking payloads will return this year.
PS4 players who have preordered the game will get hands on with the beta on August 3, and will be the fist to get hands on with these scorestreaks.
Some of the returning favorites include the RC-XD (remote controlled explosive device), which first appeared in Black Ops 1. For Black Ops 4, it is back on the ground – gone is the floating, jumping ‘HC-XD’ of Black Ops III.
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There is also the return of the Hellstorm Missile, a manually guided rocket which was present in Black Ops 2 and Black Ops III.
But some completely new scorestreaks are also on show in the trailer, such as the ‘Strike Team’. From previous gameplay footage, this is two AI soldiers who drop into the map and take out enemies in a designated area.
And finally, the trailer also shows off a four legged robot streak, the name of which is not revealed in the trailer, but is believed to be called the ‘Mantis’.
Scorestreaks are back!
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) July 27, 2018
The Mantis looks like a deadly streak, and is expected to be one of the more costly to earn. Fans will have to wait for the trailer to see how scoring from kills, assists (which now count as kills) and objective work counts towards streaks.
The beta is first on PS4 on August 3-6, before returning on August 10 for both PS4 and Xbox One, and PC will also get a beta August 10-13.
Five game modes (TDM, Domination, S&D, Hardpoint and Control) and six maps will be available in the multiplayer beta. New specialists, as well as some familiar from Black Ops III, will also be available.
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A beta for the battle royale mode, Blackout, is set for September, but no specific dates have been announced yet.