Over the past fifteen years, every new installation in the Call of Duty franchise has been wooing gamers like nothing else. The series is the brainchild of Treyarch and is published by Activision. The latest and the fifteenth addition to the family is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which is the fifth installment in the Black Ops sub-series.

Released on October 12, 2018, the game has already become this year’s top seller. The video game industry in the United States pulled in about $1.55 billion in sales, much of it came from this game. It recorded about $500 million sales in its first three days, marking an impressive feat in the gaming industry.

What’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 all about?

This multi-player first-person shooter game is somewhat different from the previous video game titles in the Call of Duty series. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 happens to be the first installment in the series that does not feature a conventional single-player mission. It offers three gameplay modes, Multiplayer, Zombies, Blackout, the last one being a new battle royale mode. Let’s take a look at the plot:

  • Multiplayer or Blackout Mode

The plot here is set in 2043 when a US Army Specialist named Jessica Mason-Green gets killed, and her two squadmates Erin “Battery” Baker and Donnie “Ruin” Walsh escape. Jessica’s sister Savannah then hires the two squad mates for an unknown mission, which later unveils as an experiment to resurrect the dead. Want to know who killed Jessica? You will perhaps have to play the game to know this secret.

  • Zombies Mode

Two stories, namely Chaos and Aether, form the plot of the game in this mode. The first is about how band of four characters, Godfrey, Gideon Jones, Christina Fowler, and Jonathan Warwick battle against the powers of werewolves, vampires, and the dead. The second story is about how the Primis crew embark on a mission to save their own souls, battling with the Warden and his zombie troop on Alcatraz Island.

Out of all the gameplay modes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Blackout seems to be the most interesting. The mode has unique features that can change the mechanics and presence of physical items. You can even choose the “Close Quarters” mode in the Blackout world to experience a faster and more aggressive playstyle. Wondering how to narrow the circle faster? The “Fast Collapse” feature lets you do it.

The verdict

f you are too used to the single campaign mode of the previous Call of Duty titles, then don’t be disheartened because its absence does not ruin this version. Most gamers don’t finish the campaign of any single-player games anyways. But this is a game which you have to play from start-to-finish.

It’s actually rare to find an AAA game like this one that’s short. You should be done with this game in a couple of sittings. Given the superior gameplay, gripping plot, and fair degree of aggression, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 certainly deserves to top the charts.

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