Black Ops 4 and the new Blackout mode are but a few weeks away now. But as is typical with Call of Duty, launch is only the beginning. That notion seems especially pertinent now that this year’s Call of Duty is scrapping a traditional single player campaign for the battle royal Blackout mode.
Today, Treyarch shared their initial plans for post launch content including a Nuketown variation, new operators, Blackout updates, and more.
Hopefully, the frequent developer updates that we’ve shared throughout the betas tipped you off, but it’s worth stating explicitly that with the launch of Black Ops 4, we will deliver a new level of community support and engagement that goes beyond anything we’ve ever done before. Whether you’re surviving to the final circle with Quads in Blackout, fighting to take over Control points in Multiplayer, or defeating an endless horde of Zombies, we want to hear about your experience. Communication is the key to making Black Ops 4 the best game we’ve ever delivered.
We look forward to keeping up that dialogue, but our support of Black Ops 4 will go further: our goal is to deliver a steady stream of content to the entire community – the most active calendar of events in our history, period. Following launch, we’ll continue to add a variety of free content for the entire community across Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout. While the specific details of each release will come as the dates are announced, here are a few examples:
- Nuketown: An all-new take on this fan-favorite map will be landing in November for all players to enjoy.
- Specialists: We have a number of new Specialists already in development, with our first brand new character coming in December.
- Blackout: There are so many places that we want to go with this game mode. The map and gameplay rules that you’ll experience at launch are just the beginning. We will continue to support the community with map updates, expansions and new Blackout modes for everyone.
- Events: In addition to the content above, we have many seasonal and time-limited events that will deliver new game modes and content to all players.
We weren’t overly impressed with the core multiplayer in Black Ops 4, but we’re intrigued by Blackout and were impressed with the early build of it in the beta. We’ll be playing at launch as usual and we’ll have a lot more to say on the title in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!