Treyarch has confirmed that a ‘traditional’ single-player Campaign mode was never set to be included in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 following the ‘Community Reveal Event.’
Set to release on October 12th, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has already become one of the most hyped upcoming titles of 2018 following its ‘Community Reveal Event’ which announced various aspects of the game for fans.
Black Ops 4 will include a redefined multiplayer mode, a new Zombies storyline, and the addition of a ‘Battle Royale’ mode for the first time in CoD history, however, it will be lacking a single-player Campaign mode.
Prior to the reveal event, a number of leaks from different sources stated that BO4 would not have a Campaign mode, which would allow Treyarch to focus on other modes.
Now that the rumors have been confirmed, Polygon sat down with Dan Bunting, a Treyarch studio Co-Head, to discuss the decision to leave out a true single-player experience following the major event.
“When we set out to make this game, we never started with the idea that we would make a traditional campaign […] That was just not part of our plan. We started from a place that we were gonna make a game that across the board can be playable with friends. That’s been our mission from day one.”
He later went on to mention how Black Ops 4 was specifically developed to ‘expand’ over time, and provide fans with countless hours of replay value for years to come.
[Black Ops 4] is built to be expandable, adaptable, [and] it’s going to evolve over time […] We’ve gone into this knowing that we’re making a game that can be played with friends across the board and going to be played for a long time to come, many years. We learned that lesson in a big way with Black Ops 3. We didn’t necessarily build Black Ops 3 to be run like that. We just learned, evolved and adapted to run it that way. We’re still not done releasing content for that game.”
We will continue to provide updates on new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 information as the community gears up for its release in October of 2018.
From Blueprints to weapon charms and plenty more, Warzone’s new Haunting of Verdansk event has dropped 16 unique items across the map. Here’s everything you need to know to claim them all.
Verdansk has been well and truly taken over in the new Halloween-themed event. Horror film icons are available to unlock in new bundles, a spooky nighttime version of the battle royale has been deployed, and there’s even a new Zombie Royale Limited-Time Mode (LTM)
Activision has clearly gone all out with this haunting takeover, but there’s still more to it than meets the eye. On top of everything outlined in the new roadmap, Warzone also comes boasting a ton of free items in the new event. Just for exploring the map, 16 unique unlocks can be yours.
There’s a special treat waiting for you at the very end as well. From an overview of each reward to where they can all be found, we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown.
How Trick or Treat works in Warzone
From October 20 through November 3, there will be plenty of fresh content for Warzone players to sink their teeth into. Featured throughout the event is a new trick or treat system full of goodies and surprises.
Boxes are scattered around Verdansk for you to find. Some might contain rare weapon Blueprints, though others could come with a “terrifying fright.” There’s no guarantee that you’ll get a reward from every box you open, but they’re well worth your time.
There’s no need to worry about these boxes ruining your run either. You’ll get a fright, but the ‘trick’ part of this trick or treat gimmick deals “no damage,” Activision confirmed.
Upon claiming all 16 rewards on offer, a Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint will be all yours. The boxes are spread out far and wide so be sure to use our guide below to hunt them all down.
Trick or Treat locations in Warzone
Trick or Treat boxes can be found all across Verdansk
Just like regular Supply Boxes in Warzone, these special crates are randomized. There’s no guarantee that one will be waiting for you at every single location in a single match. It might take some time across a good number of games over the next few weeks of the event.
There are five sections of the map that have a chance to contain Trick or Treat boxes, with two to four points of interest at each. You’ll need to claim rewards at each area over time as some are exclusive to certain points of the map. In other words, you can’t drop into the same location over and over expecting to find unique rewards each time.
Once you’ve claimed the rewards from a specific part of the map, a checkmark will appear in-game. Use this as you advance from one location to another, just to make sure you’re crossing every section off the list. A full rundown of every possible location can be found below.
Sector One – North
Arklov Peak Military Base
Karst River Quarry
Sector Two – West
Verdansk International Airport
Sector Three – Southwest
Novi Grazna Hills
Sector Four – Central and South
BCH TV Station
Sector Five – East
Gorengrad Lumber Yard
Port of Verdansk
Zordaya Prison Complex (Gulag)
Trick or Treat rewards
From spooky Calling Cards to weapon charms and a ton more, there’s plenty to unlock during this limited-time event. First up, just for opening the Trick or Treat menu in-game, a weapon charm will be yours.
Next up, it’ll be on you to track down each location across the map. Once you’ve ticked off all 16, a special treat will be all yours.
The “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is on offer throughout this Halloween-themed event. As the name implies, it’s a vibrant orange weapon with a creepy face carved into the side. Everything from the magazine to the muzzle has been painted or tinted orange to keep it consistent.
The “Pumpkin Punisher” Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint is your final reward.
Below is a look at all 16 items you’ll collect on your way to the Legendary Blueprint.
Warzone Freak of Nature Spray
Warzone Chainsaw Fiend Spray
Warzone Flashy Fate Sticker
Warzone The Harvester Emblem
Warzone Ghoulish Gift Emblem
Warzone Scary Patch
Warzone The Cleaver Melee weapon
Warzone Spooky Scene Calling Card
Warzone Jack-O-Lantern Charm
Warzone Skeleton Crew Spray
Warzone Time of the Season Watch
Warzone Lil Demon Charm
Warzone The Joker Sticker
Warzone The Woodsman Spray
Warzone Return To Dust Assault Rifle Blueprint
Warzone Pumpkin Peril Calling Card
You have from October 20 until November 3 to track down every unique item. Once it’s over, the one of a kind Blueprint will be gone, so make sure you get in quick.