Activision have confirmed that Treyarch will officially be developing Call of Duty 2018, although that’s come as no surprise considering the usual rotation for COD developers. Call of Duty WW2 generated approximately $500 million in the Gaming Industry during 2017. Treyarch will be looking to innovate new ideas and features into CoD 2018. With that being said, could we see a Battle Royale Mode in Call of Duty for the first time ever? We’ve also recently heard a rumour that Black Ops 4 will be coming this year. Find out more on this potential Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode below.
The immense competition between Battle Royale Games such as H1Z1, PUBG and Fortnite has been the major topic of 2017. Fortnite managed to achieve another incredible milestone last week, the game hit 3.4 million concurrent players. If we compare that to PUBG, they’ve hit just over 3 million concurrent players on PC as well. Between both Fortnite and PUBG, $1 billion was made last year so it’s fair to say that it’s in every developer’s best interests to add themselves into the Battle Royale community. Battle Royale Games won’t be going away in 2018, in fact even more competitors will be going head to head against both Fortnite and PUBG. There’s no doubt Call of Duty will be looking into this and how this could effect their future earnings.
Blizzard made $4 billion in micro transactions last year, and with Activision always continuing on their working formulas, micro transactions in their Games certainly won’t be going anywhere in 2018. Although Activision do like to continue on what’s going well, we very much doubt they’ll hesitate in making a Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode.
According to Activision, ‘the next three year slate for Call of Duty will be the best in the entire franchise’s history.’ This is very interesting considering Battle Royale is only quite recent. Their statement could be hinting that the next three years for Call of Duty will feature a Battle Royale Mode.
Below we have the reasons why this could take place and changes which will need to be made for this to happen.
- New and bigger maps
- Call of Duty will be hoping to innovate new ideas and try out potential working formulas for the future.
- Call of Duty won’t have to abandon Multiplayer and the Campaign – Fortnite originally started off as a PVE and later on added a Battle Royale mode, therefore this could be the same with CoD.
- Balanced Weapons – No overpowered assault rifles or shotguns we’ve seen in the past, Treyarch will have to be very aware and up to date on nerfing and buffing weapons.
- Battle Royale has made an appearance in Call of Duty Online China.
Overall we believe that a Call of Duty 2018 Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode is not impossible. With Battle Royale taking over the Gaming market in 2017, there’s no doubt Treyarch and Activision will be wanting to join in on the action. If Call of Duty manage to do the changes which need to be made, then this could become a great addition in future titles.