Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Launch Trailer Continues to Build the Hype
With fans already hyped for the upcoming game, Activision and Treyarch have dropped a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launch trailer today in an effort to somehow take the public’s frenzy to a new level.
Today’s Black Ops 4 launch trailer is pretty straightforward. It’s essentially just a minute of cinematic gameplay snippets showcasing some fantastic components from the upcoming game’s various modes. Multiplayer – check. Zombies – check. The new Blackout battle royale mode – check. They’re each here and they all look to be a hell of a great time.
The October 12th release of Black Ops 4 will see the series’ first omission of single-player campaign during the franchise’s run. We heard first reports of this back in April. Treyarch originally intended to have a single-player component to Black Ops 4. However, with the studio’s assets spread thin across a single-player mode, multiplayer, zombies and the newly designed Blackout, it became evident that single-player wouldn’t reach completion. Thus, Activision and Treyarch axed it entirely.
We initially expected backlash following the decision. But with how much excitement Blackout has garnered for Black Ops 4, the single-player portions exclusion almost seems like an afterthought at this point. We’ll have to wait and see how the title fares sales wise to see if the single-player portion being cut truly had any impact.
The developers have also announced that plenty of Black Ops 4 DLC is on the way. Treyarch has plans to bring Nuketown into multiplayer, new specialists too, Blackout updates, and in-game events that will run both weekly and seasonally.
The release of the Black Ops 4 launch trailer surely isn’t the last we’ll see from Activision and Treyarch’s hype machine. Expect to see promotion for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 everywhere over the coming weeks. Hopefully, all of the hype will lead to a game that is equally worthy of all the praise. We’ll find out October 12th.