The announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on March 8th confirmed the whirlwind of rumors that the fourth game in the popular Black Ops series would grace the storied CoD series as its next title.
The vast player-base has since waiting in anticipation of the Community Reveal Event that is set to take place on May 17th, with the game due to be released on October 12th.
With numerous rumors, leaks, and hints surfacing since the announcement, there seem to be countless questions about the game that need to be answered.
The Community Reveal Event will present developer Treyarch and publisher Activision the chance to reveal major details about the game for the first time.
That being said, here are five things that we would like to learn about during the Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event on May 17th.
Every single Call of Duty title has featured a single-player campaign mode, many of them featuring memorable moments and legendary characters.
However, numerous sources have come out and said that CoD: Black Ops 4 will not feature such a mode.
It would be very interesting to find out if these reports are true, and if so, then what are the reasons behind such a major and sudden decision.
Multiplayer Game Modes
In their recent financial call, the executives from Activision mentioned that Treyarch have been hard at work developing innovative mutliplayer game modes that will bring novelties to CoD that haven’t been seen before.
Does that mean that brand new game modes and/or integral changes to existing and familiar modes are coming to Black Ops 4?
Also, could this be a reference to the introduction of a Battle Royale mode that has been heavily suggested by numerous reports and leaks?
In-game Movement Mechanics
In-game movement mechanics will most likely be a heavy point of focus and emphasis during the Reveal Event.
The three year spell of the ‘Jetpack Era’ of Call of Duty was brought to an end with the more traditional, boots-on-the-ground style of the current WWII title, which has received its share of mixed reviews.
What kind of movement system will Black Ops 4 feature, and how will it work towards fixing the movement mistakes of previous titles?
Perks System and Scorestreaks
The introduction of Divisions in CoD: WWII represented a major overhaul to the more classical perks systems that players have grown familiar with over the years.
Many in the community have expressed their desire for the return of the traditional ‘Pick-10’ perks system, something which Treyarch have cryptically hinted at in a previously tweeted image.
Furthermore, it will be worth seeing which, if any, of the scorestreaks are introduced during the Reveal event, as that has been another aspect of Call of Duty which players want to see revamped after recent titles.
Maybe the most important aspect of Call of Duty multiplayer, maps require delicate balance and intricate design that is hard to perfect but easy to mess up.
Traditionally, the Black Ops series has produced some of the most iconic maps in the CoD franchise.
Fans and players will hope that this trend will continue with the next title, and will look forward to seeing a glimpse of some of the maps on May 17th.