Treyarch have very recently revealed that Call of Duty Black Ops 4 will be taking place in 2018. With a few months of speculation and rumours, we can now relax without any worry on which the next Call of Duty title will be. When discussing investments and market details, The Wall Street Journal got a little more than they expected when Activision announced they are intrigued in the Battle Royale community. If Activision are hinting at a future Battle Royale mode for Call of Duty, could a Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode not come as much of a surprise?
Many will think that we’re getting way too ahead of ourselves to even say that Activision will even be creating a Battle Royale Mode in one of their games, and also especially considering no confirmation has been made by Treyarch or Call of Duty. Although, Sarah E. Needleman (tech reporter for The Wall Street Journal) does evaluate this like any of us would. Therefore, she stated “Hmm, which Activision Blizzard game do you think might get a battle royale mode first?” When taking into consideration her position for The Wall Street Journal, especially based in the Gaming Industry, it wouldn’t be too ambitious to say she receives inside information.
“In addition, the investment firm says Activision is keenly aware of how other publishers have benefited from releasing titles in the popular Battle Royale genre.”
Hmm, which Activision Blizzard game do you think might get a battle royale mode first? pic.twitter.com/ACGR8I3FUh
— Sarah E. Needleman (@saraheneedleman) March 12, 2018
Battle Royale has made an appearance in Call of Duty Online China, however never in a console COD game. With that being said, it would be fair to predict that we may be getting a little too ahead of ourselves suggesting that a Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode may take place. However, for the fans who are desperately hoping for a new fun mode like BR in BO4 then this is certainly the type of things you want to be hearing from Activision interviews.
If a Battle Royale was to be taking place in BO4, here’s some key points which must happen.
- Take inspiration from other Battle Royale Games, such as PUBG.
- Bigger Maps
- Balanced Weapons