Treyarch today launched the brand new Operation content stream for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 called Dark Divide.
Dark Divide is the 6th Operation for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, with the first released back in December 2018.
Back when before Black Ops 4 launched, Treyarch hyped up the Black Ops 4 post launch content season as the most content they’ll ever release and that Black Ops 4 will be a game played for years to come. They stated in a blog post in September 2018 that ‘we’re committed to supporting the Black Ops community for the long haul.’
Just one year later, the studio today announced that Operation Dark Divide is the last new Operation for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – ending the content season just one year after the game’s launch.
“For our final operation of the Black Ops Season, the team at Treyarch had a blast creating the ultimate battle between good and evil, imagined through alternate universe versions of our Specialist characters as heroes and villains,” said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “In addition to the heroic experiences of the operation, we can’t wait to share the epic final chapter of the Zombies Aether story – the end of an adventure more than ten years in the making.”
Mark Gordon, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch, continued, “Having introduced Zombies as an easter egg in Call of Duty®: World at War, this final chapter for the Aether storyline marks an emotional moment for us as developers. We’ve poured all of that energy and emotion into Tag Der Toten, and we can’t wait for players to experience it for themselves.”
It’s an interesting thing to see as the studio provided years of support for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, which released in 2015.
Rumors and reports from May of this year has suggested that Treyarch is now developing the 2020 Call of Duty release with Sledgehammer Games supporting them. SHG was supposed to be the lead with Raven on the 2020 release, but Activision put Treyarch in charge this year after a disastrous development cycle between SHG and Raven to produce the 2020 game.
For this year’s new game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward, Activision has already started to hype up the post launch season as the ‘largest content pipeline’ in the franchise history, but declined to provide specifics. The game will feature a big change, though: no Season Pass, as post launch maps will be free for everyone.
COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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