One of the things many users noticed after Thursday’s Black Ops 4 reveal was that Activision did not announce any Season Pass for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. For the past 3 years, Activision has announced a Digital Deluxe Edition alongside reveal that included a Season Pass.
For Black Ops 4, the only edition the company has officially announced is the Standard Edition, while some retailers have also listed a Specialist Edition, which does not include a Season Pass.
A new rumor from GamingINTELcom (Matt Harris, who previously leaked some info, although he did exaggerate some of his info) states that Activision plans to move to a free MP maps DLC model for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Activision has already confirmed that there will be microtransactions in the game, as Call of Duty Points are returning for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
The site has also reported that Treyarch also plans to have a Season Pass for Zombies only.
charlieINTEL is not able to confirm this information at this time. Activision has not announced any DLC plans for this game as of now.
In an interview with Polygon this week, Treyarch hinted at new plans for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 DLC, stating that fans would be happy in their new direction.
If this rumor is accurate, it would be a radical shift in the post launch support plans for Call of Duty. Activision has had Season Passes in tact for Call of Duty since Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in 2012. The company has stuck with a 4 DLC Packs a year model, alongside microtransactions for the games. Changing the model around would help match the current gaming industry. Activision remains one of the only companies hesitant to change their DLC model.
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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