Back with a bang, Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is coming out all guns blazing with a first look at its multiplayer gameplay.
Once again developed by Treyarch, the road to Black Ops 4 has been paved with rumors of zombies, jetpacks, and a whole host of behind-the-scenes drama when it comes to single-player. As expected, the fourth game in the long-running series is very much putting the focus on teaming up against opponents and blowing them to kingdom come in a huge multiplayer brawl.
Posted on the official Call of Duty YouTube following the trailer's debut at the official reveal event in Los Angeles, there is a quite a bit of flame-throwing, heavy artillery action hitting the game alongside its October release. You can watch the trailer in the section above.
Once again heading to the near future, bloodthirsty multiplayer aficionados can shoot holes in the walls of churches, take down helicopters in mountaintop facilities, or take a dip in some blood-stained waters until their heart's content. The futuristic setting is offset by nifty exoskeleton suits and an impressive array of out-there guns and bombs.
Most importantly, the chilling narration of "every shot counts" goes hand in hand with the fact that healing is no longer automatic. Players are warned that a special recovery button will be almost as crucial as the reloading, meaning that gamers can take their time topping up their health or gamble it all for that crucial kill shot. Elsewhere, boost jumping, wall running and (sorry) jetpacks are all out. That being said, the trailer still shows what the Black Ops series does best: making a bunch of heavy-hitting grunts look smooth in their movements.
Black Ops 4 has been described at 100% boots on the ground, bringing back several of the specialists from 2015's Black Ops 3. Elsewhere, gun customization is top of the agenda, with each weapon sporting a set of unique attachments that can't be shared across each class. Activision wants to emphasize that Treyarch has skillfully woven a "guns up" mentality into the game, making sure players are ready to fire at whatever is hiding around the next corner. All in all, Black Ops 4 wants to be one of the most replayable entries in the series while still giving a fresh coat of bloodlust to each new battle. Currently in the midst of its livestream for the game, the news - just like the bullets - will keep coming thick and fast as fans find out more about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12, 2018.