What would Call of Duty: Black Ops IV Battle Royale look like?

Posted on May 3, 2018

By: Jordan Eghdamzamiri

          The Call of Duty franchise has made its name over the years as being a unique, arcade style multiplayer game that appealed to many for features such as fun-to-use weapons, equipment, and killstreak rewards.

          However, in recent years, the Call of Duty franchise has taken a big hit within the community of hardcore gamers and popular content creators for the decision to transition decades into the future with their games and add exo-movement, such as jetpack jumping and wall-running, starting from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

          The spike in ratings and recent decline in community support created a negative stigma around the franchise that has made it evident that a ground-breaking change is to be made in the Call of Duty franchise to put Call of Duty on the map as a premier game within the shooter gaming community once again.

          The attempt at this change is apparently coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops IV, in the form of mode that made Fortnite and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds two of the most popular and well-received games currently on the market.


          A Call of Duty battle royale is a mode that has definitely drawn much controversy from online critics, due to the previous failures of Call of Duty to implement new ideas into their game, and also due to the sacrifice of  campaign mode, therefore Call of Duty following it up by taking an idea from current popular games.

          However, a battle royale mode in Black Ops IV has the potential to make a fun, new game mode in Call of Duty.  The ideas that Treyarch have added to their games over the years were well-received

          The idea of having Call of Duty’s weapons and equipments, and maybe even killstreak rewards in an 18-man Battle Royale mode would make for an interesting experience to say the least.

          Fortnite is a third-person battle royale mode that continues to add new small features and game modes every week, and occasionally releases big updates that attract new players, as well as rejuvenate the excitement in their current fanbase.

          PUBG is a hunting-style battle royale with a more realistic feel to the combat, which does appeal to the older gaming audience.

          Call of Duty has always been known for its fast-paced gameplay with unlimited respawns, and fast movement systems.  A battle royale using the same mechanics would create the most chaotic game mode that the Call of Duty franchise that is sure to draw much attention, despite of whether it is positive or negative attention.


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