Black Ops 4 Is Sucking Me Back In

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I know I’ve said a thousand times that I think I’m done with Call of Duty and have moved on to Rainbow Six Siege as my go-to game, but these reveals and videos for Black Ops 4 are starting to pull me back in. So much so that my gameshare buddy and I already pre-ordered it.

I’ve been playing Rainbow Six Siege pretty consistently since it was in beta, except for a brief moment when Fortnite first came out, but I’ve ditched Fortnite for the most part and have gone back to Siege. Call of Duty started losing its appeal to me when Black Ops 3 adopted the wall running and double jumping that Advanced Warfare had. And then it really lost me when Infinite Warfare was released. That was the first, and only, Call of Duty game that I haven’t purchased. Even though I really wanted to for the Call of Duty 4 remaster, I just couldn’t bring myself to spend the money.

So flash forward to a few weeks ago when there were rumbles of the next installment being Black Ops 4… and cue the disappointment.

I was hoping they wouldn’t just keep rehashing the same stuff they’ve been doing, but at the same time, I wanted to see what they had in store for us.

I waited patiently until the reveal trailer, watched it, and immediately thought it was just Black Ops 3 with the jet packs and wall running removed. Then I heard there was no single player campaign, which didn’t sit well for me at first, but I don’t think it’s the end of the world. I think a lot of people have become sick of what Call of Duty has been doing with the campaigns anyways, so leaving it out isn’t the worst. Plus, if you’re looking for an awesome FPS campaign similar to this, you should probably just play the Battlefield campaigns anyways. Battlefield 1 was one of the best campaigns I’ve played in recent memory… oh, that and Titanfall 2. Even with the wall running and double jumping, Titanfall 2 was built for that, and the campaign is stellar.

With no campaign though, what are they going to do instead… Battle Royale… of course.

Black Ops 3 – Blackout

Like I said, I play a little Fortnite, not that much anymore. I played a good amount when it first came out and was consistently finishing Top 10 and have a few wins under my belt, but I got bored and went back to Siege. However, I am kind of excited for Blackout, the Black Ops 3 imagining of Battle Royale.

I like that it’s a super large map with various Call of Duty locations spread throughout it. So you can run from Nuketown over to Array (I don’t know the actual maps, these are just Black Ops maps). Then you can fight it out in a smaller setting.

I am curious to see what else they are going to do with it, but it sounds like a lot of fun. And the battle royale scene is blowing up right now, so it only makes sense for them to jump on the bandwagon.

Zombies

Now, as for the zombies mode, this has never appealed to me and I rarely ever play it, so I’m guessing this time won’t be any different. The last little side game in a Call of Duty series that I liked, and played, was the Alien mode in Call of Duty Ghosts… I really liked that. Which is why I think I might like this new game Earthfall that’s coming out in July, but we’ll see.

So the zombies mode in Call of Duty is not a selling point for me, so I could care less, but based on the other two modes that will ship with the game, I’m kind of excited and I’m not sure why.

I hope it’s not a let down like WW2 was, but I guess we’ll find out later this year.

Are you excited for the new Black Ops 4? Or are you just going to stick with Fortnite like everyone else these days…

About the author

Tom

35 years old, married with children (1). My gaming is done exclusively on the Xbox One these days, but my gaming history goes all the way back to the Atari 2600. FPS and racing games mostly, but I dive into other genres on occasion.

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