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.

Black Ops 4 launch trailer

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.

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