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Big Call of Duty shake up sees Treyarch start Black Ops 5 early

Big Call of Duty shake up sees Treyarch start Black Ops 5 early

For a number of years now, Activision has stuck to a Call of Duty development schedule that sees three different studios working on yearly releases. As a result, each individual studio has three-year development cycles for its respective Call of Duty games, but now a new report says that a major shake-up has taken place at Activision. The result is that we'll see Treyarch's Black Ops 5 land a year earlier than anticipated, giving the developer only two years to make it.

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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Operation Spectre Rising arrives on PS4

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Operation Spectre Rising arrives on PS4

The rise of Fortnite and PUBG has seemingly spread the battle royale fever to the giants that have started to implement similar modes in their titles. Not Treyarch and Activision, though. They're sticking to their guns, their very big guns and are showing that they still can make a big bang, even without battle royale. Then again, with new multiplayer modes, a flooded map, and a new specialist, CoD Black Ops 4's latest installment is almost all about big bangs. Well, almost.

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Blackout battle royale free trial starts this week

Blackout battle royale free trial starts this week

If you're a battle royale fan who hasn't checked out Black Ops 4's Blackout mode yet, you'll soon have your chance. Activision and Treyarch have announced that a free trial for Blackout will be launching later this week. Once it's live, you'll be able to play it for a full week, giving you plenty of time to figure out if Black Ops 4 is worth a buy to continue playing.

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Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Ever since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched last week, Activision and Treyarch have been supporting the game with a series of rapid-fire updates. Generally, these updates are pretty small, making some slight tweaks to each of the game's modes - Blackout battle royale, standard multiplayer, and Zombies. The most recent update was no different in that regard, but the tweaks it made to Blackout could have some big implications for the mode.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map fully revealed

Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map fully revealed

It's a big year for the Call of Duty series, as 2018's entry will bring about some big firsts. Black Ops 4 is dropping the traditional single-player campaign - a first for the mainline series - and in its place will be a new battle royale mode called Blackout. Many of us, of course, expected Call of Duty and Battlefield to both get battle royale modes this year, given the meteoric rise of the genre over the past year-and-a-half or so.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout beta release date revealed

Black Ops 4 Blackout beta release date revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is shaping up to offer an experience that's mostly similar to previous installments in the sub-series, save for one key difference. For the first time in Call of Duty history, Black Ops 4 won't have a single-player campaign. Instead, it'll offer up a battle royale mode called Blackout.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Heist Mode detailed: everything you need to know

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Heist Mode detailed: everything you need to know

Over the weekend, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta players got access to a new game mode called Heist. Treyarch introduced the new mode on Saturday, making it available alongside the other six game modes until yesterday August 13. Though the chance to play it is over (for now), the details remain, letting buyers know what they're in for when the game officially arrives this upcoming October.

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta trailer offers a peek at Blackout battle royale

Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta trailer offers a peek at Blackout battle royale

We still have a while to wait before Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches, but eager fans are going to get something to sate their eagerness later this week. Activision and Treyarch are planning to launch a multiplayer test on August 3, but before that goes live, the two companies have delivered a launch trailer to try to tempt out a few last minute pre-orders. While the trailer largely takes us through things we already know, it does offer a brief glimpse at Blackout, Black Ops 4's battle royale mode.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Mystery Box’ collector’s edition revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Mystery Box’ collector’s edition revealed

These days, every big-name video game franchise sees special and collector's editions for their titles, and the Call of Duty series is a shinning example. But for this year's release of Black Ops 4, publisher Activision has taken things well beyond including the yearly season pass and other digital goodies. They've just announced the super special Black Ops 4 Mystery Box Edition at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and it comes in an actual, creepy skeleton-themed box.

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Following the popularity of Black Ops 2 and 3, it's safe to say that a lot of Call of Duty are excited for Black Ops 4. As is usually the case for these Call of Duty games, there will be a beta test that allows fans to get an early look at Black Ops 4 before it launches later this year. Activision and Treyarch are shaking things up a little bit, announcing today that they'll actually be holding two betas - a private multiplayer one and another that centered around the game's Blackout mode.

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Black Ops 4 battle royale mode: everything you need to know

Black Ops 4 battle royale mode: everything you need to know

Confirming previous rumors, Activision has decided to ditch the single-player campaign in newly revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. However, the company has more things to offer in substitution, not the least of which is its own take on the battle royale genre popularized by PUBG and Fortnite. The new mode is called "Blackout," and we've got all the details on what to expect.

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New Black Ops 3 expansion detailed: multiplayers maps & zombie missions

New Black Ops 3 expansion detailed: multiplayers maps & zombie missions

Call of Duty: Black Ops III developer Treyarch has just announced the latest DLC expansion of the popular FPS title. Dubbed Eclipse, the DLC will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Black Ops III, however the PS4 will getting it first, on April 19th, while the other platforms will need to wait a few extra weeks. Much like the game's first expansion, Awakening, released in February, Eclipse will feature several new multiplayer maps, along with a new chapter for the Zombies story mode.

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