COGconnected’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Wish List
Some of us at COGconnected are HUGE Call of Duty fans and like most fans, we love to speculate about what’s next for our beloved franchise. On that note, we figured we’d compile a wishlist for the next Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, which is set to launch October 12, 2018. While these items on our wishlist may not take down the juggernaut that is Red Dead Redemption 2, we certainly think these items would make Call of Duty great again. Developer Treyarch has informed the world that there will be a massive reveal on May 17, 2018, and it’s quite possible that reveal might debunk (or grant) some of the wishes we present below. Until then, here is our Black Ops 4 wish list, and if anyone knows a magical game genie that grants wishes, let us know and we’ll cook up a Call of Duty game that we’re sure everyone will enjoy.
Keep The Dead, Dead
It is time to let the zombies rest in pieces. The last four Call of Duty games featured a Zombies mode and we’ve grown weary of it. In its place, we’d love to see the return of Extinction, the alien invasion mode that appeared in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Extinction features a lot of what we enjoyed about the Zombies modes, but it provided enough differences to keep things fresh – and that’s exactly what we need.
It seems that each iteration of Black Ops has included an updated variant of Nuketown. However, I believe it’s time to nuke Nuketown from the playlist. We’ve been there, done that far too many times that most of us can navigate that map with our eyes closed! And while this may disappoint some fans, maybe a compromise can be made. Maybe they can take Nuketown and expand it in a variety of ways; add an interconnected, underground bunker system, add some adjacent houses with yards to expand the size of each side of the map, or maybe even add a car that drives up and down the neighborhood street that’ll mow down any player in its path (just like playing road hockey where you had to yell “CAR!” to keep your buddies safe).
Slip and Slide!
Call of Duty: WWII brought the franchise back to that “boots on the ground” style of gameplay. Unfortunately, in doing so, they converted the beloved slide introduced in Call of Duty: Ghosts with a dive. The slide allowed for more flow in movement, whereas the dive stops movement dead in its tracks. Regardless of what era Black Ops 4 takes place in, let gamers slide.
We’ve been to the future, and we’ve dived back into the past, but now its time to return to a more modern timeline. The first two Black Ops bounced around through a few different eras, including Vietnam and the near future – a similar approach would be acceptable. We just don’t want to be too far into the future and we don’t want to be pulled back into pre-1955. We’re sick of jetpacks and Nazi’s.