Black Ops 4 mixes up formula by taking cues from Overwatch

Call of Duty | 4 hours

After months of speculation about Treyarch's next Call of Duty title, Black Ops 4 was announced in March of 2018 with the release date confirmed for October 12th, a full month earlier than is typical.

Recently, there was also a rumor that Raven Software was activated by Activision to insert a battle royale mode. Do you buy the rumors?

The Twitter user Matt Harris relies on multiple sources that were present at the Black Ops 4 multiplayer test session. He states that recent playtesters have claimed similarities to Overwatch, and even Lawbreakers, and that the team has ultimately scrapped numerous core kill-streak mechanics. It can be seen from the tale that the multiplayer of the game is not very similar to the traditional Call of Duty gameplay with perks and killstreaks, but that is more like games like Overwatch and Lawbreakers. The leak confirms that Black Ops 4 features a "mixture of boots on the ground and advanced movements with many changes to the game's core systems". Perks were basically removed completely, and had instead been morphed into a unusual kind of Kill Streak.

Playtesters "claim that it is less like a Call of Duty mode and more like a Call of Duty Overwatch or a Call of Duty Lawbreakers." . Well I can elaborate on that a little more too. Perks were basically removed completely, and had instead been morphed into a odd kind of Kill Streak. For example, the regular killstreaks in the previous Call of Durty games introduce a Harrier jet fighter or even an AC-130 gunship, but that is lacking in Black Ops 4.

North Korea announces end to missile testing
Last month Kim told a South Korean delegation that he "understood" the need for joint US-South Korean military drills. Denuclearization of North Korea has been a key issue going into the talks between the US and North Korea.

Black Ops 3 multiplayer had players take on a number of different characters who often had their own various roles in a similar manner to Overwatch, coming with different weapons and gear and even various "super" moves that they could perform. Instead you got highly powerful perks. It makes sense that Activision would be changing their games to fit Overwatch's standard - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered adapted the same cosmetic-only supply drop system as Overwatch back in 2016. What this does mean is that the game is in fact beginning to resemble more and more the state of the game in Black Ops 3.

"This fell flat with playtesters". It was deemed an unfair portrayal of Call of Duty, and something that wouldn't resonate with fans in the slightest. Word is, this new approach was not well-received by testers, and Treyarch is now scrambling to revert numerous changes. "What this means for the future of BO4 I do not know".

Should Black Ops 4 ship without a single-player campaign, it will be the first instalment in the Call of Duty series to do so.


  • Kourtney Kardashian Gets Naked For New

    Kourtney Kardashian Gets Naked For New "V Magazine" Spread

    For the editorial, Kardashian used KOURT X KYLIE exclusively, highlighting the line's beautifying properties. In another pic, Kourtney appears to be glowing, with her sultry smoky eye and bronzed cheeks on full display.
    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for 15th Season

    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for 15th Season

    The doors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital are staying open for business. ABC has officially renewed the hit drama Grey's Anatomy for season 15.
    NHL Playoffs: Flyers force Game 6; Jets finish off Wild

    NHL Playoffs: Flyers force Game 6; Jets finish off Wild

    Bryan Rust beat Neuvirth with a wrap around 12 minutes into the second for his ninth career goal in a potential elimination game. Sean Couturier , who missed Game 4 with an apparent knee injury, gutted it out to play hero in Game 5.
  • PM Says Caribbean Leaders Will Hold UK To Promises

    PM Says Caribbean Leaders Will Hold UK To Promises

    I arrived at Heathrow Airport on 12 May 1965. "This has sent shock waves through the British Caribbean community", he told DW. Frankly, some of the ways they have been treated has been wrong, has been appalling and I am sorry.

    McDonald's Corporation, (NYSE: MCD)

    The stock is now valued at $159.19 after moving -0.16% in the most recent session and -1.29% over the past 5 trading days. McDonald's Corporation ( MCD) stock price sited at -10.73% from the 52 week high and situated at 20.55% from 52 week low.
    Antonio Conte says Jose Mourinho comparisons are unfair

    Antonio Conte says Jose Mourinho comparisons are unfair

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Jose Mourinho had a more "simple" task to deliver success at Stamford Bridge than he does now. But I believe we can compete very well next season.
  • Aaron Rodgers becomes minority owner of Bucks

    Aaron Rodgers becomes minority owner of Bucks

    Rodgers is from California but has embraced the Wisconsin sports scene since being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2005. He's supported the Badgers during their sporting events, attended Bucks games, and has been a fan of the Brewers.

    Adamas Pharmaceuticals (ADMS) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Sell"

    The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink . Today, Mizuho reiterated its Buy rating on NASDAQ: ADMS - Adamas Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ADMS) with a price target of $49.00.
    LG G7 will have a dedicated Google Assistant button, report claims

    LG G7 will have a dedicated Google Assistant button, report claims

    Samsung brought a dedicated Bixby button in their smartphones and now LG is looking to do the same with the Google Assistant. The same is now compatible on many home appliances to take control of different devices using your voice commands only.
  • Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) Downgraded by ValuEngine

    Black Diamond Capital Management Llc increased Saratoga Invt Corp (SAR) stake by 2.15% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Synchrony Financial in a report on Sunday, January 8th.

    Jürgen Klopp backs Liverpool to close gap on 'even stronger' Manchester City

    The Egyptian global has scored in his last three league games, including a four goal haul in a 5-0 rout over Watford last month. Salah now sits on 40 goals in all competitions for Liverpool, and needs just seven more to match the club record from 1983/84.

    Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO) Framework on Technical Valuation

    Also, a -72.98% overturn in Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO ) witnessed over the past one year demand tendency to limit losses. If we take a long term observation, shares have been trading at a distance of 27.70% from the 200-day moving average.


Latest news

Dynamic Advisors Solutions LLC Increases Stake in Starbucks Co. (SBUX)
The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 4. ( NYSE:TIF ), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 29,335 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 651,421 are held by Nbw Ltd.

Wolves keen on big move for England global
Wilshere missed England's recent friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy due to injury. He is apparently holding out for a better move and will have clubs monitoring him.

Comp En De Mn Cemig Ads - CIG - Stock Price Today
David Atterbury decreased its stake in Amber Rd Inc (AMBR) by 7.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais S.A. ( CIG ) closed its previous trading session at $2.36 with the gain of 2.16%.

Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. Reduced Holding in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG)
The company operates through three segments: Nurse and Allied Solutions, Locum Tenens Solutions, and Other Workforce Solutions. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Healthcare Services Group by 2.0% in the fourth quarter.

Cops Find Alleged Stalker Asleep in Taylor Swift's Tribeca Apartment
Apparently, Alvarado was spotted climbing a ladder and then smashing a window with his hand to gain access to the residence. Taylor just owns the property - she bought it a few months ago, but we're told she's never lived there.

Capcom's Vancouver studio is shutting down Puzzle Fighter
A lot of the Puzzle Fighter fans are reluctant in accepting the news , pleading with Capcom to rethink their decision . It was developed by Capcom Vancouver, the studio best known for the Dead Rising series.

Jets close out Wild to make history
The Jets now wait for the victor of the series between Colorado and Nashville in the second round. Jacob Trouba , Bryan Little , Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia supplied the early offence.

Featured Stock to Focus: Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)
The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy" on Thursday, July 27. (NYSE:CYH) on Tuesday, March 13 with "Hold" rating . Advisory Services Ntwk Limited Liability Company invested 0% of its capital in Community Health Systems , Inc. (NYSE:CYH).

Jurgen Klopp outlines Mo Salah's Liverpool FC targets for 2017-18 season
Three-quarters of his strikes have come in the Premier League , putting him four goals ahead of Tottenham hotshot Harry Kane . Liverpool is one of only two teams to beat City in league play this year, with Manchester United being the other.

Schedule: Chiefs open with three road games in first month of season
The Chiefs return home to Arrowhead Stadium on September 23 to face the San Francisco 49ers in the club's home opener. Los Angeles knows how much getting ahead at the beginning of the seasons with wins means.

Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
Market worth or Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the price of a stock by its total number of outstanding shares. Investors generally keep an extensive variety of technical indicators at their disposal for completing technical stock analysis.

Apple offering battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros
Apple explained that the expanding battery is caused due to a component failure, but the company did not elaborate. This marks the latest in a growing number of battery-related issues that have hit Apple products.

Recent Research Experts' Ratings Updates for Mondelez International (MDLZ)
The rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Buy" on Tuesday, October 17. (NYSE:FIS) on Thursday, August 3 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has a market capitalization of $62,452.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.74, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.87.

Graeme McDowell is five shots behind leader Grayson Murray in Texas Open
Johnson saved his round by going 5 under over his final five holes, starting with a 12-foot eagle putt on the par-5 14th hole. A cluster of nine players, including Zach Johnson and Brandt Snedeker, were on two under after carding 70s.

Syria: Assad regime still has 'residual' chemical capability, says Pentagon
The United States, Britain and France fired missiles at Syrian targets on Saturday in retaliation for the suspected chemical use. The OPCW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for its efforts to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.

Other news