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Statistics Give Insight To Why Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Will Not Include A Single Player Campaign

Published: 20/May/2018 3:19 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:56

by Scott Mahoney

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The October launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not include a single player campaign this year.

Data collected through achievements reveals that few players ever start a campaign and even fewer finish one.

Despite the lack of players participating in single player campaigns the Call of Duty franchise has found itself the best selling game of the year since 2013.

There has also been no shortage is sales for downloadable content in recent years.

However, data collected by True Achievements reveals that on average, across all games in the series, only 22% of Call of Duty players played a single player campaign to completion.

The previous installment in the Black Ops series, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, saw just under a 9% single player campaign completion.

Treyarch seems to have recognized that Call of Duty players rarely focus on the single player campaign.

Yet, some fans remain unhappy that Black Ops 4 will forego the single player campaign.

The development team opted for focusing their efforts in developing a more complex multiplayer experience for fans.

Though Black Ops 4 will lack some of the traditional components of past Call of Duty games, there will be several new features including a Battle Royale game mode to make up for it.

 

Source: TrueAchievements

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.