Join Us for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Live Event!
Today’s the day Activision and Treyarch officially pull back the curtain on Black Ops 4, after months of teasers, rumors, and fan speculation. The stream will be taking place on the official Call of Duty Twitch and YouTube channels, and we’ll be covering it right here on COGconnected, keeping you updated throughout the event. We’ll have boots on the ground with our very own Garrett Drake covering the event over on Instagram and Twitter.
The stream is set to begin at 10amPT/1pmET.
Additionally, the game’s box art appears to have leaked this morning, via top Call of Duty leaker charlieINTEL:
The art lines up with the confirmed release date of October 12, but we’ll find out in a couple hours if it’s legit or not.
What to Expect?
The Call of Duty rumor mill has been spinning out of control since the beginning of 2018 when industry insider Marcus Sellars posted this tweet:
COD 2018 is Black Ops 4 and is coming to PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch. It is set in the modern times and is boots on the ground. The Switch version will support DLC, HD Rumble and motion controls. The Switch version is also being ported by a company which is familar with COD games.
— Marcus Sellars (@Marcus_Sellars) February 4, 2018
Considered just rumors back then (and still, in some regards), the following months would see leak after leak, rumor after rumor echoing Sellars’ tweet. Just over a month later, Houston Rockets’ James Harden made his way to a game against Oklahoma City Thunder decked out in full camo and a hat sporting what was later confirmed to be the logo for Black Ops 4.
The Beard has arrived, and he’s ready for battle with the Thunder. pic.twitter.com/ky3E8TK9Hy
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 7, 2018
Lending further credence to Sellars’ claims are more recent leaks regarding the titles Switch version, which has yet to be confirmed by Activision. As of right now, Black Ops 4 is confirmed for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Activision was heard through the grapevine saying they are “keenly aware” of the growing success and the battle royale genre. During an investor call earlier this month, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick elaborated on how the company sees the genres success, stating “when we see things that appeal to our audiences, we are very good at being inspired by those.” I’m sure they also find Fortnite’s $126M monthly revenue inspiring as well.
Recently, Eurogamer, Kotaku, AND Polygon sources have confirmed that Black Ops 4 will be ditching the single player campaign in favor of a Battle Royale mode. The change was allegedly decided on earlier this year.
It won’t be long now until we find out what’s real and what isn’t in Black Ops 4. Let us know in the comments what you would like to see, and after the show, let us know what you think!